United Arab Emirates Warnings and Dangers

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

United Arab Emirates 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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  • Jellyfishes!

    Jellyfishes are regularly spotted in the Beaches. They usually appear during the summer time. Generally they just swim around and most of them don't sting but you should not take the chance as the Jellyfishes appearing during the month of June and July do sting. Best medicine is to apply some vinegar on the affected area and pat it dry and visit...

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  • Not a warning, but advice.

    Not a warning, but advice. You are in a Muslim country, so respect their traditions.Bikinis are fine on the beach and at swimming pools, but dress modestly elsewhere.In Dubai, alcohol is available in hotels, which have bars, British-style pubs, discos and licensed restaurants. (Resident non-Muslims have a Liquor Licence to buy take-away alcohol...

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  • Flash Floods

    The United Arab Emirates experiences hot, sunny weather almost all year round. However, occasional rain falls from December to March, and cloudbursts are possible. Because there is little or no vegetation, there is nothing to absorb the rain as it falls, so flash floods are a danger that should be kept in mind. This is especially the case in...

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  • The Dangers of Desert Travel

    Off-road desert adventures are an activity that is popular among visitors to the United Arab Emirates. There are sand dunes, mountains, wadis, and pools and waterfalls to explore. Because of the dangers of desert travel, anyone wishing to participate in an off-road trip should go with an experienced guide. Otherwise, getting stranded in the desert...

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  • heavy traffic between Dubai – Sharjah

    The LP warns and advices about driving manners in the Emirates. However, what appeared more risky to us were….the poor traffic conditions….in other words, while at noon it took us just 20 minutes to arrive in Dubai from Sharjah (12 km on a 4 line motorway), the way back was a nightmare: same 4 lines, over 1 hour! It was simply as if an entire city...

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  • Mina al Salam in Dubai

    A real great place full of everything, indeed everything you need, but it is the easiest wayto lose your money, without even feeling how...!Extraordinary restaurants, and shops and barsif you ever have the will to enter this place, get ready to pay a lot and get ready not to be sorry for this fact, because you will not resist for sure!

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  • Medication warning!

    In April 2005, a British tourist was jailed for having codeine in her blood. It's a banned drug under UAE law. Even if you don't have the tablets but it's in your bloodstream, you're in big trouble! This is a common ingredient in over-the-counter painkillers in the UK & Australia, and maybe other countries, so check your medication very, very...

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  • booze/drunk

    ok, it is legal to drink and get blind inside any club that sells booze in dubai. BUT technically is it illegal to leave the premises drunk. instant jail if caught drink driving. you can be arrested if the taxi driver doesn't like you or you are being loud or stupid in his cab. taxi drivers have the right to drive to the nearest police station. you...

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  • UAE sealing off Buraimi from Al Ain?

    Al Ain (UAE) and Buraimi (Oman) have always been called the two sister oasis: The border was pretty much invisible and the two were essentially one single town.Now the UAE have constructed a border fence with barbed wire at the top right through the oasis, seperating Al Ain from Buraimi.In Nov 2004 crossing into the Omani part was still possible at...

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  • Do not camp at Dibba Beach!

    Some guide books mention Dibba Beach (the northern end, already on Omani territory) as a good spot to camp.When we were there two possibly Indian or Bangla Desh guys came up and asked to have their photo taken: them being next to the car and me 10 meters away! I also noticed that there was no film in the camera ...Anyway, it did not work out for...

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  • Beware of traffic control cameras

    The highways of the UAE seem to be deceptively open to rash driving. Be warned that all the major highways of the country, especially the Dubai-Abu Dhabi highway (named Shaikh Zayed Road in the Emirate of Dubai to honor the President of the Federation and named Al Maktoom Road in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi in the honor of the founding ruler of...

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  • Staring - the national hobby

    If you are a woman, men will stare at you.They are not deliberately being rude and are 99% unlikely to ever touch or even speak to you.75% of the population is made up of male workers and those earning under a certain wage (most of them) are on bachelor contracts and not allowed to bring their families. Therefore, they only see their wives and...

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  • Men - V - Women

    They have a hard time dealing with Western Women, so much so your treated like second class citizens, especially in the shopping areas. My best tip is to ignore them. However do be polite even if they do skip the "q" and enjoy what Dubai has to offer in the way of hospitality and beautiful golden sandy beaches.

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  • The UAE are the most safest...

    The UAE are the most safest place in the world,check out this dialogue with a clerk at a car rental:me: what about theft insurance?clerk: what???me:theft insurance for the car!! i mean they steal cars in europe...clerk: man,there are no car theft's,we are in the UAE! i even leave my key in when i park the car!and it really was like that!

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  • Driving is a hazard here...

    Driving is a hazard here because kids like to drive fast and recklessly. When changing lanes be extra cautious. You never know what might zoom into you at 130 mph (185 kph). Plus, at the bazaars and shops they like to exploit the naivete of foreigners (Westerners, usually), so dont feel shy to haggle with them and bring the price down, or just walk...

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  • Driving in the desert* Let...

    Driving in the desert * Let someone know where you are going and when you expect to return. * Carry at least one gallon of water per person per day. * Don't assume that your cell phone will work in the desert - it may not. If stranded:Stay with your vehicle and signal for help. If you must walk for help, wait until sunset and leave a note telling...

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  • Don't be a lone wolf.

    During offroad excursions such as this one in Al Hayl Valley, always travel in groups for some good reasons: (1) While the UAE is one of the safest countries, in remoter areas, we have encountered young ruffians on more than 1 occasion and (2) if 1 vehicle breaks down, the other could bring help.

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  • Before getting into the sea...

    Before getting into the sea please check with the authorities whether it is safe or not. Because some times the tides will be very strong.

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  • 2 is company, 3 is better

    Always travel offroads along with a company. For example, we we had a flat tyre in a desert bashing expedition, help was readily available.

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  • For those who suffer from...

    For those who suffer from spending mania:Control yourselves!'A special feature of the International Airport, Duty-Free shopping offers a wide range of top quality merchandise at unrivalled prices. Choose from books, children's clothing and toys, cosmetics, designer wear, electronics, gifts, liquor, luxury items, perfumes and sports goods, all...

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  • Apart from the heat - there...

    Apart from the heat - there are none. A friendly safe place to walk around even if you are female on your own. But don't walk around in skimpy tops or shorts. It is frowned on by the locals. Be sensible, especially during Ramadan

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  • For Women: Please note that if...

    For Women: Please note that if you are travelling outside of the city of Dubai, please wear long sleeve shirts and pants/skirts with shoes (not sandals). Men in the more remote towns do not see many foreign women and treat them like sex objects. Do not be alarmed if they stare at you. This is normal as their women are all covered up and seeing...

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  • SAND!….and it's...

    SAND!….and it's everywhere!In the event of a road accident always wait for the police to arrive. They will, however, nearly always take the side of someone local. If you're Western they know you'll have insurance so you will be named as the responsible party.If you're female, a good tip is to cry at the officer accompanying that with a tale of woe...

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  • The driving in the UAE is very...

    The driving in the UAE is very unique in the sense that they are crazy be very careful! I have heard that to ride a motorcycle in the UAE you have to be medically certified by the doctor .. will check this out and update!

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  • Do not under any circumstances...

    Do not under any circumstances attempt to take drugs into the UAE the prison sentence is very high! Your Embassy will be powerless to help you! Also be careful about the amount of alcohol you take into the country they have very strict laws on the consumption of alcohol. Fortunately you can buy alcohol in restaurants and bars and if you are a...

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  • If you go in the dessert,...

    If you go in the dessert, don´t go alone there. And take enough water with you. It is easy to get lost !!

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  • Girls, watch out for some of...

    Girls, watch out for some of the men who tell you to take a ride on their boat or in their fancy sports car. The Phillipino girls that worked their said the guys want to get in our American pants!!!! Unless, your into that, then by all means get a boat ride, a good meal and go for it!

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  • Be very careful when you're...

    Be very careful when you're driving in the UAE. It has one of the highest fatality rates in the world. People tailgate like crazy, run red lights, and generally drive like bats out of hell. Add to that unannounced speed bumps in the middle of nowhere on two-way highways and you have a recipe for potential disaster. Have fun!

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