Things to Know Before Arriving in Dubai

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Dubai

If you haven’t visited Dubai before, you probably have a lot of uncertainty surrounding the city has a holiday destination. Though it is quite a bit different to a lot of other holiday destinations you may have previously visited, it continues to remain popular and with good reason. Simply, Dubai has a lot to offer. To make your visit the best it can be, here are three things to know.

Three Things to Know Before Visiting Dubai

  • Consider Visiting Between October and April – There is no denying that Dubai is hot and that is something you will notice whenever you visit, regardless of the season or month. However, the city is marginally cooler between October and April. It’s known as the winter season and boasts blue skies, beach weather and only a few showers. It’s one of the more popular times of year for tourists.
  • Try Booking a Hotel Well in Advance – As is the case with any holiday destination, you can book last minute hotels throughout the city. Though, it is often better to book as far in advance as you can. Dubai is hugely popular with tourists and popular hotels get booked up quickly. To ensure you are able to stay in the hotel you want, try and book well in advance.
  • Tipping Isn’t Expected But It’s Common – There is often a lot of confusion about tipping abroad, especially if you are visiting a country that has different tipping customs than your own. In Dubai, tipping is not expected but it is common. For example, a lot of restaurants will add a tip to the bill.