1. Tap water is not dangerous for health, but it is still recommended to drink bottled water. It is possible to find it in virtually any grocery shop and supermarket.
2. Taxi remains the most popular means of transport in the city. Despite the fact that almost all cars have meters, it is still better to negotiate the price in advance. Taxis parked near hotels usually have higher fares, so it will be cheaper to catch a taxi on the street or to walk to a special taxi stop.
3. Large hotels can have their own buses that take guests to the most famous landmarks and entertainment centers.
4. Many restaurants include the service fee in the total. As a rule, tips do not exceed 10%. If there is no service fee in the restaurant bill, travelers are encouraged to add a tip themselves.
6. Tourists should not forget that it is better not to take pictures of local people. If they want to take some photographs, they need to ask locals first. A failure to do that will be considered a sign of disrespect. Many local people are not allowed to take pictures of themselves due to religious restrictions. Cameras can also be prohibited in some religious and cultural landmarks.
7. Tourists can rent a car in one of the numerous car rental offices. To be able to do that, they will need an international driving license and a credit card with the specified collateral on the account. It will cost approximately US$20 – 30 a day to rent a car.
Numerous restaurants and cafes in Jumeirah are always ready to welcome their guests. Many popular dining establishments are open in large shopping centers and hotels. For example, The Alamo … Open
9. It is important to take your shoes off before entering a mosque or someone’s house. When visiting public places, tourists can take off their shoes, put them in a plastic bag and enter. Travelers who plan to visit religious landmarks should also keep in mind that it is allowed to go round playing people only behind their backs.
10. During the holy month of Ramadan, vacationers are forbidden to smoke on the streets and eat food in public places. Even a mere chewing gum can result in a large fine. During this period, some restaurants may ban all alcoholic drinks, and some restaurants are even closed for Ramadan.