City Guide

Dubai

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Welcome to the brand new re-designed dubai-livethedream.com

The website is coming towards the end of its 3rd year and we thought it needed a spruce-up. We think weve done a great job and hope you do too. Tell us what you think.

There quite a few changes to this version of dubai-livethedream.com including a fully-functional hotel booking engine via our partners, Active Hotels. So now, you are able to find the perfect accommodation for your needs and book it, right here (and probably get the best rates available to boot!).

Keep in mind that when you visit Dubai that there are a lot of rules that you should be aware of. Considering that Dubai is so deeply rooted in tradition and quite conservative there are some things to keep in mind. Get yourself a guide with good Dubai tourist information.

First, when it comes to photography, it is widely accepted with the exception of photographing people. You should never take pictures of Muslim women and for men; you should ask permission first which is usually granted. It is very offensive if you just take random pictures of people.

When sitting down you should never sit in a way that the soles of your feet are pointing at someone else. It is considered rude and can be quite distasteful to the people who live in Dubai. Along with this, you should never drink alcohol in public and instead should keep it contained to the bars and restaurants.

When it comes to tipping you should tip 10% on average, although some restaurants include gratuities so always double check before leaving without tipping. Lastly, never eat, drink, or smoke in public during daylight hours during the time of Ramadan. Not only is it offensive, but it is also illegal and can land you in jail.

Speaking of jail, there is one important law that you should be aware of. The officials of Dubai are very serious about their drug laws. If you get caught with drugs, or even have it in your bloodstream the minimum jail time is four years mandatory. That is four years before you will be able to go home again.

Don’t test them either because they are absolutely serious about arresting you and keeping you there. They refuse to have drugs in their country and have made the laws incredibly harsh to keep them out.