Are there any questions that I couldn’t clarify in the Dubai travel guide? In my Dubai FAQ I give you further useful tips and information . So you are optimally prepared for your vacation in Dubai and can look forward to a relaxing break in the sun.
Is it safe to vacation in Dubai?
The United Arab Emirates are considered a safe country to travel to . As always, you should use your common sense when traveling, keep valuables and documents safe, take out international health insurance and adapt to local customs . You can find a few useful tips here at a glance:
- When taking a taxi, makes sure that the driver switches on the taximeter or negotiates a fixed price beforehand!
- Take care of your valuables and leave your passport in the hotel safe!
- Do not drink alcohol in public places and do not use drugs!
- Stick to the speed limits and traffic rules with your rental car !
- Avoid large crowds and dark side streets at night!
Do you have to observe the dress code in Dubai?
In Dubai you don’t have to walk around veiled, but there are some faux pas that you should avoid:
- Shoulder-free tops, short skirts and trousers are not welcome.
- Swimwear should only be worn on the designated beaches and at the hotel pool.
- During Ramadan, the Federal Foreign Office advises women to wear long-sleeved clothing. Men should also refrain from wearing shorts during this time.
- In mosques, you should dress respectfully. Women usually have to put on a headscarf, which in most cases you can borrow directly from the mosque.
Can you drink alcohol in Dubai?
Yes, drinking alcohol is allowed in Dubai with some restrictions. Alcohol can only be ordered and consumed by tourists in licensed hotels and restaurants . However, drinking in public is prohibited by law. You should also avoid hanging out drunk outside bars and nightclubs. In so-called alcohol shops, alcoholic beverages can only be bought with a corresponding alcohol license . Alcohol is also quite expensive in Dubai. You have to pay around 8-12 € for a beer.
Is a vacation in Dubai expensive?
As I show you with the current offers on this page, a Dubai vacation doesn’t have to be expensive. There is a lot of luxury here even at a low price, so that you can treat yourself to a stay in a 5 star hotel. The Dubai package tours , which I present to you here, are particularly cheap . They include the flight, the transfers, the hotel and often even all-inclusive meals.
The excursions and the food in the restaurants are also moderate in price. Trips by taxi or rental car are extremely affordable due to the low fuel prices and the metro can also be used for little money.
Is there a tourist tax in Dubai?
Yes, in Dubai you have to pay a so-called city tax, i.e. a tourist tax, on site in addition to the price of the overnight stay. The tourism dirham fee is based on the categorization of your hotel and is 7-20 AED per night and person.
Do you need a visa for Dubai?
If you want to travel to the United Arab Emirates as a German citizen, you do not need to apply for a visa in advance . When you arrive at Dubai International Airport, you will get a stamp in your passport and you can stay in the Emirates for up to 90 days . Your passport must be valid for at least six months .
Can you rent a car in Dubai?
Of course, you can easily take a rental car in Dubai to explore the emirate and, for example , do a Dubai tour . The cost of a rental car in Dubai is relatively low and the fuel costs don’t put a lot of strain on the travel budget. The traffic rules are comparable to those on German roads; you do not need an international driver’s license to drive a car in Dubai.
Can you leave the airport during a stopover in Dubai?
Dubai Airport is a hub of the state airline Emirates and other airlines also make a stopover in Dubai on their way to other destinations in Asia or Australia. Since entry is very uncomplicated and free of charge, you can theoretically use the time to see a few highlights of the emirate. It is best to speak to your airline beforehand and plan enough time .
Is Dubai suitable for a beach vacation?
Absolutely! Dubai offers many beaches where you can really enjoy yourself and get a tan from the sun. It is best to look for a hotel on the beach when booking , so it is not far to relax.
Is Dubai family friendly?
Dubai is a great vacation destination for families . Arab countries are generally considered to be very child-friendly, which is also reflected in the hotels. Dubai offers for families can be booked with me at a low price.
Is Dubai suitable for singles?
Singles can also feel comfortable and safe in Dubai. Due to the amenities in the luxurious hotels as well as the many sights and excursion options, you can draw on the full on your Dubai single vacation . Whether relaxing with a good book on the beach, sightseeing among the modern skyscrapers or visiting a museum – Dubai has a lot to offer singles!
Women traveling alone can feel safe in Dubai. Due to the video surveillance of public places, the crime rate is extremely low. Separate compartments in public transport and affordable taxi prices ensure additional safety for women traveling alone in Dubai.
Is Dubai suitable for lesbians and gays?
Homosexuality is illegal in the United Arab Emirates . Gays and lesbians should definitely refrain from exchanging caresses outside of the hotel room on their vacation.