Travelling to Dubai is an amazing experience from every point of view. Luxury beyond luxury, amazing sights, tax-free shopping and a climate to die for making it a great choice for all. However, the best thing about the city is, unlike in many Arab cities, there is no racial tension here. The city is very open to tourists whatever skin color they may have.
Dubai Tourist Visa
Like every other country, you need to have a visit visa for visiting this city. There are actually several visit visa types including short term visit visas, long term visit visas, tourist visas, multiple entry visas and transit visas. However, you need either short or long term Dubai visit visa. While short term visa will permit you to stay in UAE for 30 days, the long term visa will allow 90 days of stay. Yet, extensions permissible according to the UAE visa rules. For a tourist visa, short/long term, you require the followings:
- Application form from the UAE consulate
- Photocopy of passport for sponsor and tourist/ family member
- Birth certificates, attested by the UAE Embassy or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- Travel insurance
Things to Do in Dubai
There is no shortage of things to do in Dubai. You can enjoy a great and fun time while visiting the city. Here is a list of things to do in Dubai:
- Snow Ski Dubai
- Dubai Creek and Abra Cruise
- Dubai Museum
- Dubai Tower
- Jumeirah Mosque
- Desert Safari
- Palm Islands
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Wild Wadi
- Diving and snorkeling
- Dubai Zoo
- Beautiful beaches
Nightlife in Dubai
Though an Arab city, night life of Dubai is not less fascinating than other part of the world. Dubai night life offers a lot of variety and ways to have fun. Night in the sunny city is totally different from the daytime. It acquires a new personality, a renewed life each night. You are always welcome to have fun during the night.
The Bridges Bar, the Kasbaa Nightclub, Hard Rock Cafe, the Irish village, the Boudoir is some famous places to go in the night. Famous people and models visiting Dubai always visit these famous spots in the city.
Dubai has many nightclub options and well in this city everyone by law must be able to access any club, despite them being publicized as “members only”. These clubs charge a lot of money for the entrance.
However, there are some restrictions. In Dubai, there are strict alcohol laws. The city does not allow serving alcoholic beverages in the city restaurants. One can only be able to enjoy drinking in the hotel’s bar. The drinking age is minimum 21. All clubs have to close by 3 a.m. The minimum age to enter a Dubai nightclub is 25.
Shopping in Dubai
Without shopping, a Dubai vacation is completely incomplete. You will be amazed by enormous malls constructed in this beautiful city. Besides a lot of stores, the malls offer fun extra-activities to do while shopping.
Deira City Centre, Wafi City and The Walls of Emirates are the biggest names. You can find franchises of the major brands across the World along with local shops and brands inside the malls. Electronic goods, Arabian souvenirs, carpets and Bedouin jewelry are the top things to shop in Dubai. Malls are open every day of the week for 10am to at 10pm mostly. Some day they might close at midnight.