Getting Ready for Your Trip to Dubai

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Dubai is great for travelers, but there are a lot of things to know before you go, especially for female travelers.

You will need to remember that you are visiting a foreign country that might have certain restrictions, customs, mannerisms, and belief systems, and you’ll have a much more pleasant experience in Dubai if you are familiar with how things are done there.

Here are some things to know about Dubai before your next visit.

Places to Visit

There are tons of things to see and do in Dubai. Golf lovers will love the golfscape Dubai golf courses, while leisure travelers will love to check out the Dubai Creek, Bastakiya Quarter, and the Meena Bazaar. Of course, the longer you are there for, the more you will get to see and do.

Just make sure that you are taking the time to take care of yourself while you are on this vacation. This way, you will not experience a vacation burnout, as that might cause you to miss out on a lot of fun-filled things.

Things to Know

You may find that you will be more well-received by locals of Dubai if you try to adhere to their mannerisms and customs. Certain acts that might be fine where you are from, can land you in prison here, or at the very least, deported.

As a woman, you’ll feel more comfortable if you refrain from showing your cleavage or shoulders, and keep your legs covered.

No PDA 

Public displays of affection, or PDA, is illegal, so don’t kiss your significant other in public, even if it is with your legal spouse. You also cannot flip someone the middle finger, as this is considered to be a criminal offense.

If you are traveling with a boyfriend, girlfriend, roommate, or business co-worker, you cannot share a room, even if there are separate beds in the room. This is because Dubai prohibits unmarried people of opposite genders to share a room, even if you claim that you are simply friends.

They might not believe you and it is just the way their customs are, so keep this in mind when it comes time to book your reservations. If you have any questions, simply ask in a polite manner and you will be given all of the information you need.

Though there’s a few things to take into consideration before you take off for your trip to Dubai, this gorgeous city in the United Arab Emirates is a great place to explore.

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Kelly Lewis is the founder of Go! Girl Guides, the Women's Travel Fest and Damesly. She's an optimist, an adventurer, an author and works to help women travel the world.

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