travellers to dubai with medication
cant really answer about hiv medication but dont see it as a problem
speak to the uae embassy i have found them to be more than helpful
over medication issues .
the normal rule is that you have a letter from your doctor stating what the medication is for the dosage required for your stay .keep medication in the original packing that as your name on, only the required amount for your stay ,copy of perscription and keep in your hand baggage.
like i say check with uae embassy
40 Floor ride of your life!
Emirate Towers are twin hotels in the centre of the commercial District. Very plush inside, go reasonably smart and take the lift. This is one ride you won't want to miss.
The lift will speed you 40 floor in the glass elevator to open up views across Dubai to the ocean. If not a little frightening it's fantastic!
The world at your convenience
The Global Village offers you the chance to get anything you want from any part of the world at a reasonable price. Always check to see if it is open as it normal functions in association with the Dubai Shopping Festival. However the length of time has varied over the past few years from a couple of weeks to several months, mainly in the cooler months.
Part of the fun is just wandering around seeing what is available and bargaining to get a good price.
There are fairground rides for the children, 'taxis' if you get tired of walking, stalls for tea and cafes if you get hungry.
At night it can get chilly so a shawl is a good accessory to carry. In the Indian pavilion are bargains galore. We bought lots of cotton shirts, [from 35AED] skirts and tablecloths [from 35AED] and cushion covers [10 AED]. Shoes were also a good buy.
In the China pavilion we got sheets made from fine cotton for 50AED.
Head scarves were tempting in the Saudi Arabia pavilion.
Hand carved goods and pottery were everywhere from Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Several visits are needed if you want to cover everything! as little or as much as you like, but definitely less than in the general market.
Here to stay - a consistent Dubai-original!
There are only a handful of venues in Dubai that have remained the same throughout the years, guaranteeing consistent service, quality & atmosphere as the recipe of their success. "The Boston" is one of these venues at the top of the list.
The clientele is a mix of middle-aged Brits & Americans enjoying "a couple of pints" & some traditional American dishes, and youngsters looking for a more private, personal & relaxed surroundings.
It's always been a warm, welcoming atmosphere and we pray that it will hopefully remain that way, with theme nights, happy hour prices, ladies nights and the best of Rock, golden classics & the latest hit music selected by the in-house DJ. Boston Bar is nothing special, and you're not missing anything if you don't make it here during your stay. But if you're in the area & have nothing "fancier" to do, pop in and have a look :-)
Daily Happy Hour:
12.00noon - 08:00pm.
Saturdays & Sundays - Sports Day:
Happy Hour all Day Long!
Guess the score for a chance to win a Dhs 75 bar tab.
Monday - Quiz Night:
From 09:30 - 11:30pm.
Great prizes for the winners!! Participants enjoy Happy Hours prices during the quiz.
Tuesdays & Thursdays - "Girls Gone Wild": (dancing on the bar is encouraged!)
Four (4) free drinks for the ladies from 09:30pm to midnight.
DJ Danny plays a mix of 60's, 70's, 80's and the 90's tunes.
Friday - "Boston Rocks"
Five (5) drinks for Dhs 50 from 03:00pm - 08:00pm. DJ Danny plays rock tunes. This is one of the places you visit and you always know what to expect: no huge surprises, no fuss, no frills, but always a good time.
Dress Code: Casual to Smart-Casual (jeans and shirt is fine. No sandals, no local attire, no beach-wear/shorts/etc.)
Opening Hours: 12:00 noon to 02:30am
"What's that stuff called that I like?"
You shouldn't miss out on trying some Arabic specialities whilst you're here, but I understand that everyone has their limits when it comes to being adventurous with food (even when I used to eat meat, I never touched things like brain-salad!)
Arabic food in the UAE is heavily influenced by cooking-styles of Lebanon, Eygpt & India. So depending on the restaurant, the same dishes could slightly vary in flavour & ingredients.
Here are some of the most common Arabic foods you'll see on a menu:
Vegetarian Dip of char-grilled eggplant mixed with tahina, olive oil, lemon juice & garlic puree.
This is THE typical Arabic dessert; love it or hate it (it's far too sweet for me) Layered pastry filled with nuts & steeped in honey-lemon syrup - usually cut into triangular or diamond shapes.
BURGHUL: (Bulghur wheat, Bulgar)
Parboiled & dried wheat kernels processed into grain, used in salads & meat dishes.
Arabic Tea; usually black tea with lots of sugar & fresh mint leaves.
(CHEESE) MANAKISH or MANAEESH:
Arabic bread with melted cheese topping. Also available with meat or herbs.
Vegetarian small deep-fried balls made of spiced ground chickpeas... yummy!
Pastry pockets filled with spinach, meat or cheese (ask about the filling)
This is your regular Arabic green (vegetarian)
salad of toasted croutons, lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes & mint.
FOUL: (Foul Medammes)
Slow-cooked mash of brown beans & red lentils, dressed with lemon, olive oil & cumin... if you love beans, this is the dish for you! Can sometimes also contain meat or a fried egg.
GAHWA: (Kahwa) Arabic Coffee.
Dessert: Sweet sesame paste, usually made in a slab & studded with fruit & nuts (can also be bought in containers in the supermarket) HAMMOUR:
Red Sea fish of the grouper family & most commonly used fish in the UAE. More info here.
The most famous Arabic dip! Vegetarian puree of chickpeas, tahina, lemon & garlic - grab some Arabic bread and dip-away!
KEBAB: Skewered meat or fish cooked over charcoal.
KIBBEH: Oval-shaped nuggets of ground lamb & burghul.
Vegetarian dish of pasta, rice & lentils with onions, chillies & tomato paste.
Balls or a flat cake of minced meat & spices, baked or charcoal-grilled on skewers.
Tangy-tasting sour milk drink (drinking yoghurt) widely used in cooking or as a refreshing drink.
MEZZE: (Mezzah) The Arabic word for Appetiser.
SHAWERMA (click on photo)
This is the true Arabic name & version of a "doner kebab": A cone of pressed lamb, chicken or beef roasted on a vertical spit where the meat is shaved off from the outside as the spit keeps turning. It's then packed into Arabic bread together with lettuce, onions & tahina.
SHISH TAOUK: Skewered chicken pieces cooked over charcoal.
Vegetarian salad of burghul, tomato, shredded mint & parsley (really gets stuck in your teeth, but it's very refreshing & healthy!)
TAHINA: An oily paste made from ground sesame seeds.
Translated it means "Ali's mother" - this is the Arabic version of a bread & butter pudding, made from Arabic bread soaked in hot milk with coconut, raisins, honey & sometimes nuts... I love it - it's delicious.
Blend of spices including oregano, thyme, marjoram & salt (often used in salads, or sprinkled onto cheesy Arabic bread)
--> Traditionally you will be given a lot of fresh mint leaves & salad with your meal. Arabs chew on the mint throughout and after the meal to freshen their breath & to aid digestion.