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10 Things Tourists Should Know When Visiting the UAE

One of the best countries to visit in the Middle East is the United Arab Emirates (UAE). If you are planning to make a visit to this vibrant country, then there are many things you need to know about its culture, tradition, things to do and places to visit.

UAE – United Arab Emirates

There are seven Emirates in UAE – Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Ajman, Fujairah, Sharjah, Ras-Al-Khaimah and Umm-Al-Quwain.

Population

The UAE population is dominated by expatriates who constitute about 80- 90 percent of the total UAE population. Emiratis make only10-15 percent of the total population. Most expatriates belong to countries like Australia, Europe, China, India, Thailand, Iran, Korea, the Philippines, South America, Afghanistan, and other countries too. It is a melting pot of different nationalities and cultures.

Clothing

As UAE is rooted in Islamic culture, you are expected to dress modestly. In public areas like shopping malls, parks, revealing clothes should be avoided. Men and women should be expected to dress modestly in clothes covering the tops of arms, knees, and legs. Malls in UAE have dress code displayed at the entrance. Emirates like Sharjah and Abu Dhabi are very conservative than Dubai, especially if one is going to the mosque.

Alcohol

UAE has strict alcohol laws. You cannot drink or buy alcohol in public places. If you want to buy, you must have an alcohol license. To drink, you need to go to hotels or bars. Hotels are licensed to serve liquor to guests in UAE. In Sharjah, liquor is not sold. Duty-free shops in UAE especially in Dubai, you can get alcohol at economical rates.

Public Display Affection

Laws are stringent in UAE in case they see couples getting intimate in public. If one is caught more than holding hands, then they can get arrested.

Driving in UAE

It is very important to not to drink and drive in the UAE. It follows a zero-tolerance policy towards drunk driving.

Weather

It is very hot all throughout the year. It is very hot during the summer months from June to September when the temperatures are around 45 C. The best months to visit UAE are during October – April.

Visit other Emirates too like Abu Dhabi and not just Dubai

Most visit Dubai, but you can visit emirates like Abu Dhabi which is famous for its Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and you have the world’s best Ferrari theme park. It is also the world` largest indoor park and one of the best Abu Dhabi tourist attractions. You will benefit a lot by booking tickets in advance online. Make your bookings early to avoid disappointment.  Ferrari World Abu Dhabi tickets are easily available online by prior booking.

Food

Arabic food is delicious with its falafels, shawarma, and kebabs. Being a cosmopolitan country, you get a variety of food in the UAE. You have many tasty dishes prepared from camels’ meat and also a range of seafood delicacies prepared by world-renowned chefs.

Extreme adventures

UAE brings you the best of adventures such as paragliding, skydiving, hot air balloon rides, shark cage diving, flyboarding, banana boat riding, jet skiing, and many more sports adventures.

Burj Khalifa, Dubai

Dubai is the best place to be in during Eid filled with many possibilities and adventures. One of the fun ways to spend Eid is at the top of the tallest building in the world, Burj Khalifa. Here you can enjoy stunning 360-degree views of Dubai. You can also see Dubai`s famous Dancing Fountain that is close to this iconic building. To go around Dubai city, you have Dubai city tour packages at competitive prices.

Wild Wadi Park, Dubai

It is one of the best outdoor water park attraction in Dubai, UAE with more than 30 adrenaline rush rides. It is a fun place to be in during Eid with your family to enjoy exhilarating rides that Wild Wadi offers.

Yas Island, Abu Dhabi

Yas Island is Abu Dhabi’s best-themed parks and is one of the best places to visit during Eid with your family. Here you have Ferrari World and those loving adventure rides and motorsports can enjoy adrenaline-filled rides that give you a thrill of going at 240km per hour. Water sports lovers can enjoy at Yas Water World and also the best place to escape the heat. There is Warner Bros World for our family to enjoy.

Contributed by https://www.arabian-adventures.com/

A post by chrisalbert (3 Posts)

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