Country middle east - dubai
Founded on innovation and ambition, Dubai is a beautiful modern city located within the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Boasting the tallest building in the world, Dubai transcends its showy exterior with its welcoming and eclectic culture. Great food and shopping complete the Dubai experience.
FACTS Airport Dubai International Airport is located approximately 4kms from the Dubai CBD.
Language Arabic is the official language, but English is more commonly spoken.
Population Currency Banking hours
Approximately 2.4 million UAE Dirham (AED)
Saturday to Thursday 8:30am-3pm, some branch hours are longer; hours may vary during Ramadan
Business hours Sunday to Thursday 8am-1pm and resuming 4pm-7pm, hours may vary during Ramadan
Visa 39 countries are visa exempt for short travel to Dubai. For more information, visit www.visitdubai.com.
Departure Tax Emergency numbers Dress AED35
Police – 999, Fire – 997, Ambulance – 999 Modest attire that covers your legs, women should also cover their arms and décolletage
attractions • Burj Khalifa • Dubai Mall • Palm Jumeriah • Burj Al Arab • Dubai Marina • Traditional Dubai • The Desert
Events • Explore the gastronomy of the region at the Dubai Food Festival in February and March. • The Dubai World Cup in March celebrates more than 20 years of horse racing. The following month showcases camel races at the Al Marmoom Heritage Festival. • Held over two months from June to August, Modhesh World inspires a summer of family entertainment. • Dubai Motor Festival in November is a celebration of the automobile. • In December, The Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens returns for sporting heroes to battle it out. The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) offers up a bevy of cinematic delights.