Dubai (5 Nights/6 Days)
Dubai Getaway itinerary combines most popular experiences of Dubai such as Desert Safari, Dhow Cruise and Burj Khalifa visiti into an action packed 4 day itinerary.
Start Point: Dubai
End Point: Dubai
Best Season To Travel
- Day-1 Arrive at Dubai. Evening Desert Safari
- Day-2 Dubai City Tour Sight Seeing followed by Dhow Cruise and Dinner
- Day-3 Atlantis Visit - Aquaventure and Lost Chambers
- Day-4 Abu Dhabi City tour with Ferrari Theme Park
- Day-5 Burj Khalifa with Dubai Musical Fountain Show
- Day-6 Departure
Dubai - Dhow Cruise Dubai (10.00 kms), Dubai Fountain (13.00 kms), Burj Khalifa Dubai (16.00 kms), Burj Al Arab (25.00 kms), Aqua Venture and Lost Chambers at Atlantis (35.00 kms)
• Hummus (chickpea and sesame paste).
• Tabbouleh(bulghur wheat with mint and parsley).
• Ghuzi (roast lamb with rice and nuts).
• Warak enab (stuffed vine leaves).
• Dates (there are more than 30 million date palms in the UAE).
• Shawama (spit cooked meat in pitta bread with thick garlic sauce).
• Khameer and chebab (local bread often eaten for breakfast with eggs).
• Falafel (fried or grilled balls of herby chickpeas).
• Hamour (local grouper fished in Gulf waters).
• Luqaimat (Crispy deep fried batter dumpling balls served with syrup).
- The kind of visa you need to enter the UAE depends on several factors such as your nationality, the purpose of your planned visit and its duration. Currently, citizens of 47 countries apart from the GCC nations, can get visa on arrival. Majority of nationals enter Dubai on a tourist visa for nearly 60 days. Some are not permitted entry without a valid visa on arrival.
- The local currency in Dubai. Do not involve in money exchanges on the streets, as it is not a permissible transaction, due to the possibility of fraudulent notes being offered.
- The best time to visit Dubai is during the period November and April, as the weather is rather pleasant during this phase (with temperatures in the low 30s). During the summer months, Dubai is horribly hot with temperatures even going up to 48°C
- Dubai is a safe destination for women travellers.
- Dubai, being a hot city, the sun can be fierce all through the year, and travellers are at risk of heatstroke or heat exhaustion. Therefore, ensure that you carry adequate sunglasses, hats, and sun creams and drink a lot of water.
- As for vaccinations, no special immunizations are required. This is due to major success of government immunization programs, the high standards of hygiene maintained in hotels and restaurants, and availability of clean drinking water. Tetanus injections are usually recommended, if you are considering a long trip.
- The Municipality emergency number, 04 2232323.
- Dubai strictly adheres to the Islamic Laws. Islam, being the official religion in Dubai, it is better to not publicly criticize or distribute any material against it.
- Other common western habits that attract stiff penalties are swearing, rude remarks, public display of affection, choices of clothing such as women revealing bare arms, legs or midriff.
- Refrain from eating, drinking or smoking in public places between sunrise and sunset, during the month of Ramadan.
- Taking photographs of sensitive UAE military and civilian sites or foreign diplomatic missions could result in arrest, detention, and prosecution by local authorities.
- It is better to ask people before photographing. Avoid photographing Muslim women.
- Further, engaging in mapping activities using GPS equipment, without co-ordination of UAE authorities, will have serious consequences.
- Dubai does not allow consuming alcohol on the streets. Drinking and driving is strictly prohibited. Also, no alcohol will be served on public holidays, periods of mourning, or in public places.
- Alcohol can be purchased at the Duty Free Shop at the airport (limit per person is four bottles), as it cannot be purchased in the supermarkets or liquor stores here, unless you are a Dubai resident with an alcohol license.
- Dubai has its own regulations regarding controlled drugs. So, if visiting with prescription medicine, it is better to verify if your medicines have any particular restrictions before hand.
- Respect the dress code and culture and be modest in attitude. Hence, unmarried couples who are travelling together will have to look for separate accommodations
- Taxis are expensive in Dubai, and therefore, renting a car is considered a better option.
- UAE, being tax-free country with little import duties, there are few restrictions on the items that you are allowed to bring in and take out of the country. Alcohol is allowed to be imported only by non-Muslims.
- Dubai forbids import of firearms or dangerous weapons, religious propaganda, unstrung pearls, and raw sea food.
- The UAE is four hours ahead of GMT, and there is not time change during summer.
- The standard of food hygiene and water quality is usually high, especially in larger centres, although in smaller cafes of remote areas, one cannot be very sure about. Water is usually desalinated, and so normally safe to drink, but, it better to use bottled water.
- On Fridays, being the Islamic day of rest, all shops close for prayers between 11.30am to 1:30pm.