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Different Forms of Tourism
-Dubai Museum , mosques and old forts of Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
Project for partnership with Louvre Museum in Abu Dhabi. This would involve the opening of a branch in this country.
4x4 tours of the desert.
One of the little religious tourism to share can be the huge Sheikh Zayed mosque in Abu Dhabi.
Therapeutic spa tourism is less developed.
Beaches around Dubai are very beautiful and the hotel complexes developed around them are high class. Ladies are formally recommended not to wear bikini on public beaches. Topless and nudism are prohibited on all beaches of the country.
- Winter Sports
Artificial indoor ski station under in Dubai.
- Outdoor Activities
It is possible to play golf in Dubai which is a prized destination for followers of this sport. Also, under sea diving is pleasurable to discover the rich marine depths. It is also standard to practice fishing as a sport. Finally, the UAE is reputed for its horse riding.
It is possible to take advantage of the gold market and reduced tax trading centres of Dubai.
Health and Safety
- Health Precautions
No requirement for vaccination for international journey. Malaria is almost non existent except in some stagnant water oasis. Prophylaxis is not prevalent among the expatriates. Obtaining residence visa is subject to presentation of a non-HIV positive certificate.
- International Hospitals
Most of the westerners are treated in private hospitals.
- For Further Information on Sanitary Conditions
World Health Organisation website
Ministry of Health of Emirates website
- For Further Information on Safety Conditions
Time Difference and Climate
- Time and Time Difference
It is %T:%M %A In Abu Dhabi, Dubai (GMT+4)
- Summer Time Period
No summer time
Map of the Time Zone
- Type of Climate
There are two seasons: the temperate season from November to April (from 12 deg to 30 deg), the hot and humid season from May to September with temperatures reaching till 50 deg. There are sand storms in the month of March and April.
- For Further Information
Emirates Meteorological department website
Average Annual Temperatures and Rainfall
- Food Specialties
Specialties of the Middle East like the mezzes (assortment of salads and sauces in which the pitas are dipped), grilled meat specialties, matchoub (spicy lamb), mensaf (lamb dish served with a white cheese sauce and rice).
Consumption of alcohol is permitted for non Muslims in Emirates except in Sharjah. Consumption of alcohol is prohibited during Muslim festivals as well as offering it to Muslims.
- Dietary Restrictions
Pork is prohibited. Eating, drinking or smoking in public places during the month of Ramadan are not allowed. Muslims are not served in the restaurants and hotels during hours of fast.
- Domestic Currency
- ISO Code
- To Obtain Domestic Currency
It is difficult to exchange traveler's checks outside big residential areas. On the contrary the Euro checks can be exchanged in all the banks. It is more profitable to exchange Euros in Exchange bureaus. It is also possible to directly withdraw cash in various DABs.
- Possible Means of Payment
It is possible most of the time to pay by bank card. However, the trader may take commission on the transaction which can be 2% of the purchase amount.
- Official Language
- Other Languages Spoken
Persian, Urdu and Hindi in relation with expatriate communities.
- Business Language
- Getting Some Knowledge
- Free Translation Tools
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