His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is the Dubai’s ruler and UAE’s prime minister as well as vice president.
Abu Dhabi is a capital of UAE. It’s a biggest emirate of UAE.
Arabic is the official language. Otherwise, the most commonly spoken language in Dubai is English.
Dubai is reputed as a safe destination for an enjoyable holiday in the Middle East. All people following law &order and here have crime-free environment.
The local currency of UAE is AED (Arab Emirates Dirhams) that is also simply referred to as Dhs (Dirhams).
It’s a depends on your nationality. For instance, visitors from GCC nations including Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Qatar do not require visa. Same like that people traveling from certain countries like Australia, Austria, United States of America, and UK, among others, are eligible for visa on arrival.
Dubai have various money exchange counters dotted across the malls, shopping centers, and banks, it’s very easy task to exchange currency in Dubai. And mostly banks and ATMs accept credit cards.
Islamic traditions are followed in Dubai as well as other emirates of the country. That said, Dubai is tolerant to other religions.
Though it is not mandatory for expat women to cover their body, head and hair as Emirati women do, it is vital for them to cover their body from shoulders to at least knees. For men, Dubai’s etiquette requires them to dress up well and not to put on anything that is extremely short, such as cycling shorts and boxer shorts, in the public.
Public transport means, managed by the RTA (Roads & Transport Authority), is perhaps the best way to move around in Dubai. These include public buses with inter-emirate services, taxis, and metro rail network comprising red and green lines.
Dubai is usually characterized by hot, humid climate for most part of the year. During summer months, the temperature can go up to 40 to 45 degree Celsius. Alternatively, the winter that runs from November to April is pleasant, refreshing, and salubrious as temperature drops down to 25 degree Celsius or even less, especially in December – January months.
Dubai’s law strictly forbids to take alcohol in public spaces and while driving. However, alcohol consumption is permitted in bars attached to hotels, clubs, restaurants, and private functions.
Du and Etisalat are the major telecommunication service provides in the UAE.
Mostly of the Dubai’s newspapers are Khaleej Times, Gulf News, The National, Al Bayan (Arabic) & Al Ittihad (Arabic).