Planning a Dubai holiday? If so, you'll more than likely have a few questions before you go.
Can you drink in Dubai?
In a word, yes. Dubai has a massive nightlife scene. With bars like Gold on 27 at the sail-shaped Burj Al Arab and at.mosphere’s lounge in the record-breaking Burj Khalifa, Dubai offers some of the most over-the-top tipple spots out there. At the weekend, expats flock to restaurants for champagne-fuelled brunches. Ladies can even drink free most nights of the week thanks to special Ladies Nights. When it comes to drinking, there are things to keep in mind. Once in Dubai, you won’t be able to buy alcohol without an alcohol license. You can get some passing through Duty Free in the airport, but the exact amount varies depending on your country of origin. Don’t take alcohol with you into public places (like beaches or parks). Also don’t become belligerent, curse, or get into a fight — that’s where things start to get messy and tourists can be prosecuted.
Always stay respectful, try to stay classy, and keep your drinks in the venues where they’re served.
Do you need to cover up?
A good rule of thumb with Dubai is just be respectful. It is a Muslim country. You should cover knees and shoulders generally.
This varies widely depending on where you are and what you’re doing. At the city’s party brunches, people dress like they’re in LA. In the malls, you’ll see everything from shorts to floating abayas. In bars, expats dress for nights out. At government buildings be as respectfully covered as possible.
we would recommend wearing jeans and a top, or midi-length dresses .
Is there anything for families to do?
Absolutely. “While Dubai has a reputation for being a party city and shopping hot spot, families will find a huge amount to do From free beaches and huge parks to aquariums, waterparks and rollercoasters, you might struggle to fit it all in.
The family entertainment side to Dubai is only growing. There’s the recently opened IMG Worlds of Adventure (the world’s largest indoor entertainment zone), Wild Wadi Waterpark , Aquaventure at The Atlantis, trampoline parks like Bounce, the Dubai Aquarium, Ski Dubai, Legoland, and numerous other activities to exhaust the little ones.
Is Dubai safe for women?
Dubai is probably one of the safest cities in the world. You can leave your Chanel bag in a shopping cart while searching for your kid in the candy section.
Dubai gives you an incredible sense of security. The police are always visible and happy to help, and there are always plenty of people around who will help should you ever need it.