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  • Dhowing is so common! :)

    Just like the Desert Safari, the Dhow Cruise is also very Common in Dubai! Usually the rates are around 135-265 AED, inclusive of 2 hours in the creek and Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages. But in the summer time the prices are really low and they have offers too. It is really a fantastic experience for a tourist in Dubai. You can contact any travel...

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  • A fight

    The great sensation that I had in Dubai was that men dazzled with their power to challenge nature, and decided to prove that they can reach the impossible. Without canons but with cranes the combat is violent - a desert of sand is being replaced by a collection of admirable miracles. The price? The revenge of Nature? Who cares?

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  • Internet cafes

    A much better option than internet cafes - unless you want to use MSN Messenger for video link-ups - are the public libraries, or e-libraries. If there's one in the area you're staying in, check it out. They're modern, clean, quiet, reliable and cheap. One hour is Dh3 and two hours is Dh5. (Dh5 is US$1.35).I've used the libraries in Al Wasl Road...

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  • Construction problems.

    People often ask in the Forum whether their hotel will be affected by the massive construction in Dubai. Much of the construction is now finished and since the global financial crisis much less new construction is happening.Construction behind the string of hotels along Jumeirah Beach - including Sheraton, Hilton, Le Meridien Mina Seyahi, Royal...

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  • Currency.

    Dubai's currency is the UAE dirham, also known as AED, which are easily obtainable in the many currency exchange bureaux all over the city. They will convert just about any currency in the world into dirhams.One side of the notes is printed in Arabic, the other side is in English, so you'll have no trouble knowing exactly what each note is...

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  • Dubai airport, Medications and & Sand...

    This was in answer to a forum question.First however it was great to be met by our tour hosts and given expert help before we even left the airport. Then later at our hotel we were met and given heaps of information...so helpful.Flying with Emirates and booking with Arabian Adventures was good for us.I have been to Dubai(stayed over) with...

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  • Some very useful numbers in Dubai!!

    Well, some useful numbers in Dubai:Vital Emergency Numbers in DubaiPolice 999 Fire Department 997 Ambulance 999 Electricity 991 Water 991 7000 40000 (Ask Dubai from Dubai eGovernment)For most government department's eServices & eComplaints 181 (Directory Enquiry & Yellow Pages)Etisalat's Yellow Pages in English & Arabic800-4-888 (Al Ameen service...

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  • Dubai intro

    Dubai has the largest population and is the second largest of the seven emirates in United Arab Emirates. The emirates was formed after Great Britain left the area in 1971, while Qatar and Bahrain remained independent nations. Dubai is today a global city and business hub, and the economy is built on financial services, real estate, tourism and...

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  • Foreign workers in Dubai

    You will see it at the arrival in Dubai airport. Foreign workers are lined up in queue in front of the immigration offices. I was lost when I arrived Dubai and didn't understand where to go, so I was standing here, too. Some of the people standing here were staring at me since they knew a man with blond hair shouldn't stay in this queue to get a...

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  • The tallest apartments in Dubai

    Dubai has some of the tallest residential apartmenst in the world, with f.ex more than 200 buildings in a dense area in Dubai Marina.

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  • Cars at Jumeirah Beach Walk

    Dubai Marina and Jumeirah Beach Walk is show off place for cars. Expensive cars drive along the promenade.GPS coordinates: 25° 4' 54.0300" N 55° 8' 16.8600" E

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  • Dogs not allowed

    Dogs and other pets are not allowed by law in the Dubai Marina area.GPS coordinates: 25° 4' 51.4000" N 55° 8' 18.7300" E

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  • Construction areas in Dubai

    Large areas of Dubai are construction sites. You will see cranes and construction workers building gigantic and pompous buildings along the coastline, especially along Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai Marina and the Jumeira area. The streets around these construction sites doesn't provide space to walk for pedestrians. And in most cases you must walk in...

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  • Half day tour of Dubai

    Yes, you can take a tourist bus. It is called "BIG BUS tour". They have both full day & half day trip. The cost would be around $50 per person for half day. You can ask the taxi driver to drop you to a mall from where the bus starts. But the issue is you have very limited time and you might have to get off in between and take a taxi back to the...

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  • Clothing & behaviour

    This really shouldn't need saying, but unfortunately it is because of the behaviour of not only tourists but also some expatriate residents.Because people have abused the relaxed, liberal attitude of the authorities by behaving and dressing inappropriately, there is now an official campaign to enforce the rules and laws.Police are out in force...

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  • Burj Al Arab

    Burj Al Arab is on the coast and worth a visit for an expensive meal and nice view. http://www.jumeirah.com/en/hotels-and-resorts/Destinations/Dubai/Burj-Al-Arab/

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  • Tourist visas

    Rules and laws change all the time in Dubai, and the UAE in general. They also have different interpretations from individual people in government departments.On July 24, 2008, new visa rules were announced, with 24 different visas and costs. Health insurance prior to arrival is required and a refundable deposit of AED1,000 will apply to all visa...

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  • Dubai Emirate

    Dubai is one of the seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates and one the five emirates I was lucky to visit in December of 2008 when the winter was already in full strength in Moscow but the summer was still going on in this remote but very attractive country. Dubai is in the headlines these days in December of 2009 because of the economic crisis...

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  • Ramadan

    The holy month of Ramadan is a time when Muslims fast between sunrise and sunset.Non-Muslims must respect the fast and also are not permitted to eat, drink or smoke in public during daylight hours. It is also even more important than usual to wear appropriate non-revealing clothing.Hotels have a restaurant open for their guests and some coffee...

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  • DUBAI - FOOD TRIP

    What is more interesting in Dubai is you find lots of cuisines from all over the world. European, Asian, etc. I have decided for a change that I will try to update my photo Album and will title it Dubai - Food Trip. I will not try the fancy restaurant but the cheap restaurant. If you are also adventorous in food, join me..

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  • Taxi Queues at shopping malls

    At all the shopping malls you have to stay in Taxi queues to get a taxi, this queues looks long sometimes but dont worry it´s amazing how quick it goes because theres plenty of taxis in Dubai. It might take a little longer to get a taxi when the Malls are closing then everybody want to go and that will make a very loong queue. We tryed to get a...

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  • The Harbor

    The Harbor by Creek Dubai is packed with small wooden boats that exports and inports goods from other countrys nearby.There is a chance to go on a wooden boat if you ask the kapten of the ship and if they have time, and ofcours dont forget to give them little money (5-10 dirhams) is ok. I didn´t go because I didn´t know, an other tourist told me...

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  • Ride the glass lift

    View of the BURJ from the glass lift at Jumeirah beach hotel.We had a very lovely brunch and took the glass lift to the top to get this wonderful view of the only 7* hotel in Dubai Views, wonderful sights to be seen over Dubai

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  • skyline

    I am still amazed by the skyline and the many buildings which dominate Dubai. The NEW BURJ TOWER is nearly built. Up to 160 floors already and no one seems to know how high this building will actually be when finished. Skyline dominates the whole of Dubai

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  • Driving in Dubai

    If you´r going to drive in Dubai make sure you know what you´r doing. 6 lanes on the highway and very hard traffic in the city. Take it eazy.

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  • Drive Through ATM

    If you have a car and are to lazy to park and go to a ATM machine you can go to a Drive Through ATM on Mankhool Road just before Majestic Hotel.

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  • New visa rules: the facts

    New visa rules: the factsExempted countriesCitizens of 33 countries are exempted from any visa fees, no matter what the purpose of their trip, and will be granted an entry visa free of charge at airports, seaports and border crossings. Such visas are valid for one month and can be renewed for another month for Dh500. Those wishing to stay more than...

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  • New Visa Rules to enter UAE from July 29...

    Dubai Naturalisation and Residency Department (DNRD) has completed all preparations for implementing the Council of Ministers’ Decision No. 16 for the Year 2008 and the Ministerial Decision No. 322 for the Year 2008 regarding amendments to certain provisions of the law of entry and residence of foreigners. The new visa rules will be effective from...

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  • Libraries in Dubai, and their contact...

    The libraries in Dubai are well equiped, and very comfortable as they are not much crowded. The following is some general information about them in case you want to apply to become a member: Service: Name Membership registration for general library Service Description Issuing a public library membership card to borrow books and library materials...

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  • shopping festival dates

    (MENAFN - Khaleej Times) The Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) 2009 will take place from January 15 to February 15, while Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS) will be held from June 11 to August 14, said an organiser of Dubai's two main crowd pulling events.

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  • it changes quickly...

    Dubai is probably one of the cities with the most ongoing construction sites in the world.Everywhere you see skyscrabers growing into the air and you see plans and models posted to attract new investors.

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  • Al Musabbeh Money exchange

    Every time we've needed to change money we've found Al Musabbeh offers the best rate.It's located near the creek in Bur Dubai. From the abra station, walk a few metres back to the main entrance to the souk. About 100 metres into the souk, on the right, you'll find the small shop. There are several other exchange shops in the same lane, so you can...

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  • THE BROWN GOLF

    Golf in the Dubai is unique. Where else can you play a desert course where you play on 'browns' not greens? Or play at nighttime under floodlights to avoid the soaring daytime temperatures? The whole experience can seem highly surreal given you can play in the desert, sustained only through a miracle and a small fortune that waters the course.With...

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  • Emirates Airline launches nonstop...

    Emirates announced the December 3rd 2007, launch of its new Boeing 777-200LR non-stop service between Houston and Dubai which will initially operate three times a week, increasing to a daily service starting February 1, 2008.Flight EK212 departs Houston (IAH) at 6:25 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and arrives in Dubai (DXB) at 7:35 p.m....

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  • Register your child’s birth in Dubai :-)

    Register your child’s birth in Dubai Congratulations on the birth or impending birth of your new baby. A few procedures are necessary to regularize your child’s birth from the Department of Health and Medical Services.CriteriaThe hospital your baby is delivered in will issue a ‘notification of birth certificate’ in Arabic. You must get this stamped...

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  • Delivering baby in Dubai :-)

    Register at a Dubai government hospital for your baby’s delivery Even as you look forward to the exciting birth of your child, you must plan for maternity care, followed by registration and issue of passport for your child. One of the first choices that you need to make is whether your child should be born in a private or government hospital. Both...

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  • eGate card for Dubai & Abu Dhabi :-)

    eGate card for Dubai & Abu Dhabi Frequent travellers entering and exiting from Dubai International Airport do not need to wait in a long queue to get a passport stamped, if they use an eGate card. You head to the eGate, swipe your card, touch the panel to match your fingerprint and you are through in 5-10 seconds, saving you valuable time. The...

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  • Converting foreign driving license for...

    Converting foreign driving license for Dubai IntroductionIt is extremely important to have an updated driving license, failing which your insurance will be invalid, in the unfortunate event of an accident, added to the fact that you will be breaking the law and will have to face severe penalties. Also, do keep in mind that Dubai has a strict...

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  • Register a used car in Dubai :-)

    Register a used car in Dubai These procedures are related to registering a used car. If you have purchased a new vehicle, you do not have to worry about registration, as the dealer will handle all the formalities.CriteriaFor registration of used car, buyer (must be resident of Dubai) & seller must be present. In case, the seller is not present, a...

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  • Renewing your car registration :-)

    Renewing your car registration CriteriaYou need to renew your car registration once every year. If you have purchased a new vehicle, the dealer will handle all formalities for the first year. From the second year onwards, you will have have to renew your car registration. Documents Required:1. Insurance policy2. Old registration card3. “Passed” car...

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  • Getting a driving license in Dubai...

    Signal TestOn the date assigned by your school, go with your passport, driving file+ 2 photos to Dubai Traffic Police, Driving License Section in Al Ghusais. Fill up application form & submit AED 35 for signal test. When your name is called out, go to the computer booth and identify the traffic signals. (In case you are not computer literate, you...

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  • Getting a driving license in Dubai :-)

    Getting a driving license in Dubai Driving Licenses can be obtained by adult citizens and residents of UAE after learning driving from a certified driving school in Dubai. It is extremely important to have an updated driving license, failing which your insurance will be invalid, in the unfortunate event of an accident, added to the fact that you...

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  • Renting a P.O Box in Dubai :-)

    Renting a P.O Box in Dubai Introduction:In the UAE, mail is not delivered to home addresses. Instead, it is delivered to P.O. Boxes. Many people use their company's P.O.Box number. However, you can rent your own box.Requirements:• Passport copy with residency stamp (passport must be valid for 6 months)• Two passport photos• A completed form you can...

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  • Internet access in Dubai :-)

    Internet access in Dubai Criteria:Emirates Internet offers various internet access options for residential users, from basic dial-up connections to high-speed broadband wireless connections.1) Dial UpDial-Up provides you with a basic method of accessing the internet and enables you to browse the net and use your e-mails with light...

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  • Mobile phone connection in Dubai :-)

    Mobile phone connection in Dubai There are two mobile service options available from Etisalat, and each depends on your needs/requirements: standard GSM (post-paid) and pre-paid Wasel mobile service which is a popular service for new arrivals. Because you pay in advance for Wasel, you will always know how much you are spending.Recent Updates:...

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