Dubai Warnings and Dangers

  • Warnings and Dangers
    by machomikemd
  • Warnings and Dangers
    by machomikemd
  • Warnings and Dangers
    by machomikemd

Dubai Warnings and Dangers

  • Be aware of Call Girls

    Dubai Warnings and Dangers

    First of all Dubai is a Safe City. The warning here is for Ladies, There are alot of people in Dubai they can't diffrentiate between a Pros.. and Descent ladies and here were the problem starts. Mostly they will ask u the famouse Question "HOW MUCH" like this word is written in Dubai Tourism Handbook or they start buging U. About Night Clubs there...

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  • Ladies Day

    Dubai Warnings and Dangers

    What a bummer. When we went to Jumeirah Park Beach for a day in the sun and just to relax I was stopped at the entrance and the woman who was charghing entry fee was quite uppset at me and pointing at the board on the sidewalk and screaming "ladies day, ladies day" in bad english. Fortunally we were at the Jumeirah Park Beach the day before but...

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  • Friendly People Approaching you

    Dubai Warnings and Dangers

    For some reason, it seems to me that Dubai has a few local men who think fair-skinned women are simply desperate for action. Such people are definitely in the minority, and the Dubai police do not look kindly upon them either. There have been a few instances where they approach ladies who are traveling alone and offer a lift. For some reason, a...

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  • Zero-visibility fog

    People are surprised that to find that there's fog in the desert. but it happens quite often because of the high humidity. Airports can be closed for several hours until the sun burns off the fog and visibility improves.The biggest danger is on the roads, which are already amongst the most dangerous in the world. Driving standards are appalling and...

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  • Pedestrian crossings

    Dubai roads have pedestrian crossings - but traffic does not stop for pedestrians! DO NOT step onto the crossing assuming the traffic will stop for you. It won't.Many traffic signal junctions have pedestrian lights which signal when it is safe to cross. Obey them, but also watch the traffic - hundreds of red-light jumpers are caught every month.Do...

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  • Alcohol

    Alcohol is available but only in hotels - in their bars, restaurants and clubs. But be aware that being drunk is a serious offence which can easily land you in jail. And jail in Dubai is not a pleasant place to be.If you hire a car DO NOT DRINK. There is ZERO TOLERANCE for drink driving. For any accident, however small, you must call the police and...

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  • Medication warning!

    A British tourist was jailed in April 2005 for having codeine in her blood. She had caused some problem at the airport which drew attention to herself and was examined by police. That raised awareness that codeine is a controlled drug under UAE law, and even if you don't have any tablets but it's in your bloodstream you can be in big trouble! If...

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  • Chaos on the streets

    In Dubai it is possible to spend about 1-2 hours waiting for a bus or calling a taxi and another hour to spend ON the bus or taxi just to get to your destination only a few km away. Streets, especially at night and on Thursday before the weekends, are jammed and you should calculate and have a lot of time using transport - it doesn't matter if you...

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  • The twilight of a dream?

    Is this the twilight of a dream?Is Dubai returning to earth after a few years of megalomania and unrealistic projects?Will the heavy investments have the dreamed payback in the new economy, still impossible to define?With the rush slowing down, what will it last?Dubai forces us to think!

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  • Appropriate dress & 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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  • Departing Dubai

    We had a wakeup call early and went for our breakfast which is included at our hotel. Back at the room, all our bags had been repacked for our next leg of the journey, Delhi. Our airport driver from Arabian Adventures (Emirates) was late. He did not think he was late, but where we were unable to checkin online, his cavalier attitude almost cost us...

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  • Postcard Millionaire

    It's a game! And nobody forces it onto you; however, it does sound pretty good when it's advertised. This is how it works:You buy your package for AED 30.-- at any supermarket, convenience store, money-exchange, etc. The package contains your tickets to win the millions and your postcards to send to your friends and family. There are 2 tickets: one...

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  • Unbelievable heat during summer!

    We visited Dubain In August. It was indeed unbelievably hot that we could not even stand to cross the road!I would never visit this county during the summer months even though I am used to hot weather ....living in both Greece and Cyprus. But this was something else!Unbearable heat even at midnight.I would recommend if you are spending a couple of...

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  • Dubai is not pedestrian friendly

    Dubai is a city for cars and it is not pedestrian friendly. The city planners must have forgotten to make plans for pavements. Many roads doesn't have pavements, and some of the pavements ends in "nowhere" and you have to start walking in the middle of the street.

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  • Jumeirah Beach Hotel. Racism at its...

    In all its grandeur, it remains yet another cement, steel, glassbuilding with a management clueless about hospitality! I doubt theyeven want to be in the hospitality industry; or if they do; I sure sawno signs of it!Two Indian couples (one visiting Dubai and the other playing excellenthosts!), fairly well dressed and presentable, in an absolutely...

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  • Construction around hotels.

    People often ask in the Forum whether their hotel will be affected by the massive construction that's happening in Dubai. The string of hotels along Jumeirah Beach - including Sheraton, Hilton, Le Meridien Mina Seyahi, Royal Meridien, One & Only Royal Mirage and others - have had construction behind them day and night, seven days a week. But that...

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  • This place has nothing but lousiness to...

    Please save your money, save your health, save your good memories and don't come to this hell on earth. This place is so ***ty. The authorities have destroyed it and are proud of the miserablizing effect they have had on the people here. Please spend your vacation money wisely and choose a better location than this overpriced, overrated,...

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  • Ladies day at Jumeirah park beach

    What a bummer. When we went to Jumeirah Park Beach for a day in the sun and just to relax I was stopped at the entrance and the woman who was charghing entry fee was quite uppset at me and pointing at the board on the sidewalk and screaming "ladies day, ladies day" in bad english. Fortunally we were at the Jumeirah Park Beach the day before but...

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  • Major Constructions

    Dubai is in a very big expansion time, you can see the constructions work everywhere you turn. The plan is that in year 2015 all the constructions will be done. I read in a magazine that there is a 5 star hotel that is installing cooling system under the sand (beach) so the guests dont burn their feet in the hot sand???????????Dont miss my tip of...

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  • Smoking

    Beware of where you smoke, if there´s much people around you avoid smoking, by the shopping malls there´s smoking areas that I recomend that you smoke in. In worst case you can get a fine for smoking in a non smoking area.

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  • Public Beach

    This is a wonderful beach indeed but locals come here to look at the girls in bikinis. We saw a middleaged man sitting in his car (starting and shuting off several times, for the AC) and "jurking off" in the car in the middle of the day as he looked out on the beach, his car windows was toned in black and on the front window he had put on something...

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  • Traffic in Dubai

    The trafic in Dubai is a dissaster. Dont even think about renting a car (it´s cheaper to take a taxi by the way). To drive in Dubai you need to "go with the flow" forget the things you learned in traffic school, here you must lay on the horn and drive fast or it will be a accident.

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  • TRAFFIC!

    is just disaster, avoid some hours going one or another direction... it can be just VERY bad.. Trust me, we live here :)

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  • on the road!

    of course not in the city but on the roads you can meet some friendly UAE camels :) be very careful as they are protected by government and not only will get a fine if you 'damage' one but might even get into jail... ITS SERIOUS!

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  • Photographs

    Since this is a muslim city, it has alot of women who goes around in burka (muslim traditional clothes for woman). If you want to take a picture of a woman in Burka make sure to ask first if it´s ok, or you can get in trouble.

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  • THE BURNING SANDS

    RED HOT !There are several beaches in the Dubai area and you may be enticed by the bath warm clear waters and the beautiful hotels beaches, but watch out! The sun superheats the sand from about April to October and you need flip-flops. If you think you can either run or tip toe across, forget it. You will end up with burns. I did. If you don't have...

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  • You are in an earthquake zone

    Always remember that earthquakes are a familiar feature in places like Iran; and the Gulf being so near from time to time feels the result of one of these natural disasters. It can be quite disturbing.I was at work one day when the walls of our office started shaking, and objects began sliding about. We could hear people running from above, so...

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  • SAFETY AND SECURITY for foreigners

    The UAE is a very safe country and it is well known that people treat foreigners the same as they treat themselves. In fact, the hospitality and geniune personality of it people make it the best I have visited in the Middle East.

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  • Dubai waters may not be so safe

    Over the last year the newspapers periodically tell stories about the sharks, being spotted in the emirates of Dubai and Fejeirah. Today's edition of the most popular English newspaper "Gulf News" told the story of a shark spotted at the Mamzar Public Beach. The safeguard started whistling and the people were running out of the water. Although the...

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  • Traffic

    Heavy traffic in Dubai is really time consuming. As what our tourguide told us..traffic jam in Duabi starts 6:00 am til 10:00pm and from 10:00pm til 6:00am (hehehe) it only means its 24 hrs!So, be prepared!

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  • Its Hard To Get A Cab

    I never thought that it would be so hard to get a cab in Dubai. Gee! it took us an hour to find one. The queue at the taxi stand inside the malls are like never ending line and finding one along the road is a nightmare! You literally have to run to get the first grasp of the cab's door.The cab driver wont stop even they're vacant and if they do,...

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  • Prostitution

    Prostitution in Dubai has been increasing over the last few years. And these lady workers are not just confined in the red light district area but they seem to be everywhere. Malls, old hotels, bars, in the streets etc. A piece of advise to ladies who are travelling to Dubai..as much as possible avoid wearing clothes that will show too much skin....

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  • Too friendly

    For some reason, it seems to me that Dubai has a few local men who think fair-skinned women are simply desperate for action. Such people are definitely in the minority, and the Dubai police do not look kindly upon them either. There have been a few instances where they approach ladies who are traveling alone and offer a lift. For some reason, a...

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  • Arabian desert adventure, no video...

    Yeah, I was sitting in this white 4-wheel car and i thought it would be great if i could record the situation down.. we were thrown up and down in the car .. screaming low and high depending going up hill or down hill.. So i recorded for quite some time by looking at the video screen... stupid me.. and i started to feel sick in my stomach.....

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  • Don't take pictures of UAE locals/women

    See this picture, I tried to take picture from the pedestrian underpass and then suddenly I realized that this man tying to cover her face.... So goes without saying what you should do..

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  • Well nothing dangerous....

    Well Dubai is a Islamic country so the rules are a bit strict when it comes to alcohol. they are least tolerent. You dont find alcohol in all the shops. They have dedicated stores like MMI and A&E where they sell alcohol but only people with a liquor permit can get them. So teh best bid for tourists are to get them when u land at the Dubai Airport...

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  • Don't take an unlicensed cab!

    Very bad experience, found myself traveling in reverse on a 5 lane busy express way because driver missed his turn- not talking about the shoulder either (blocked by construction) I'm talking about cars traveling at 120+ having to swerve out of the way of our car! The driver said "no problem, no problem" ... I said "No, big problem, big problem!"I...

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  • Flying With Emirates

    Emirates is one of the best airlines on the Middle East BUT!!!!!!Be carefull wiht shiping any Fragile stuff with there cargo because they handle Bagagges carelessly and what's make it worse they are not so keen to compensate you about any damage items they are good on forword your issue from one to anthore Or they just ignore...

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  • SIN PROBLEMAS

    DUBAI ES UNA CIUDAD SEGURA Y SIN PROBLEMAS.SE PUEDE VIAJAR POR LIBRE SIN NECESIDAD DE PAGAR EXTRAS A LAS AGENCIAS DE VIAJES.ME ARRIESGO A DECIR QUE SE VA MAS SEGURO QUE POR MUCHAS CIUDADES DE EUROPA Y POR SUPUESTO DE SUDAMERICA. EL ARABE ES UN CIUDADANO RESPETUOSO, EDUCADO Y SIN PROBLEMAS.SOLO MANTENER EL MISMO RESPETO, EDUCACION Y SIN PROBLEMAS.

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  • Sandstorms

    This applies particularly if you're driving of course, or if you're out in the desert dune-bashing. Sandstorms can appear fairly quickly and visibility can drop suddenly, exactly as it does in fog. And breathing can become difficult, sand gets in your eyes...it's not a pleasant experience. Just be aware that it can happen.

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  • Global Prostitution

    First of all Dubai is a Safe City.The warning here is for Ladies, There are alot of people in Dubai they can't diffrentiate between a Pros.. and Descent ladies and here were the problem starts.Mostly they will ask u the famouse Question "HOW MUCH" like this word is written in Dubai Tourism Handbook or they start buging U. About Night Clubs there...

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  • Respect!

    - The sun from April to Sept...u need sunscreen and in some month is toooo hot to swim too!- Traffic...there are terrible rush hours everybody need the car because the pubblic transports ar nothing!- be carefull about the local habits, friday is like sunday in Europe, they have other reliouse holidays.....- the Ramadan: during Ramadan a lot of...

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  • Overwhelming!

    Dubai is a fast growing city and you cant help but to get caught up in it all when there! It truly is amazing but we did not have enough time, and everything seemed so unreal. We did not drink alcohol the whole time we were there! We were so high on Dubai! Every corner was something WOW and amazing.

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  • Ramadan

    In Dubai, labor laws stress that Muslims may be required to work a maximum of six hours daily during the holy month of Ramadan. Offices, government departments, shops, non-urgent medical services and other places of employment adjust to the reduced working hours - usually from 1000-1600 or 2100-0300. Restaurants close during the day, and open...

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  • Photography

    Normal tourist-type photography is acceptable but it is considered offensive to photograph Muslim women. It is also courteous to ask permission before photographing men and children. In general, photographs of government buildings or military installations should not be taken. If in doubt, ask!!!

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