Dubai is the second largest of the seven emirates of the UAE. A unique destination that is a dynamic business center and tourist paradise, Dubai is recognized internationally as the vibrant heart
and pearl of the Middle East. From cultural treasures in historical enclaves to endless shopping at some of the largest shopping malls in the world, continuous entertainment options, fine dining, luxury hotels and golden beaches.
Dubai Facts & Figures
Climate: The Dubai Climate is warm due to its position near the line of the Tropic of Cancer. Dubai weather in the summer is very hot and humid, with temperatures reaching mid 43’s, with humidity average over 90%. The weather in Dubai winter has an average daytime temperature of 25°C, and around 14°C in the nighttime being relatively cool with humidity average between 50% and 60%.
Clothing: Loose-fitting cottons suit the year-round sunny climate best, with hats for the heat of the day. Winter evenings can be surprisingly cool. Although Dubai is generally permissive, you should dress modestly when around town, and long skirts or trousers and short sleeves are a must when venturing further afield, especially during Ramadan.
Public behavior: Drunkenness and overt displays of affection are offensive to the culture and illegal.
Safety: Dubai is one of the safest cities in the world, with very low crime rates, meaning traveling around the city is very safe. That said, Dubai is a big world city and common sense precautions should be observed.
Currency & Exchange Rate: UAE Dirham. US$ 1 = AED 3.65
Time: GMT + 4
Country Dialing Code: +971
Emergency code: 991
- Taxis are readily available. You can order one from Dubai Transport by calling 04 2080808 locally.
- Dubai Metro runs through the major financial and residential areas of the city. Dubai Metro is the world’s second cheapest metro transportation system after Tehran Metro in Iran.
Dubai offers a wide variety of food. Arabic food is very popular and is available everywhere in the city, from the small shawarma diners in Deira and Al Karama to the refined restaurants in Dubai’s hotels. Fast food, South Asian, and Chinese cuisines are also very popular and are widely available. The sale of alcoholic beverages is regulated. However, alcohol is available in bars and restaurants within hotels. Dubai is known for its nightlife. Clubs and bars are found mostly in hotels due to the liquor laws.