Traveling to Dubai can be an exciting experience, but it's essential to be prepared and informed before your trip. Here you'll find answers on the most frequently asked questions.

Check whether you need a visa to enter Dubai. The requirements vary depending on your nationality and the purpose of your visit. Visit the official website of the UAE government or consult your nearest UAE embassy or consulate for the latest visa information.

Ensure that your passport is valid for at least six months beyond your planned departure date from Dubai. Make copies of important travel documents, such as your passport, visa, and travel insurance, and keep them in a separate place from the originals.

The currency in Dubai is the United Arab Emirates Dirham (AED). Familiarize yourself with the current exchange rate and consider obtaining some local currency upon arrival for small expenses.

The official language is Arabic, but English is widely spoken, and most signs are in both languages. 

Dubai is a cosmopolitan city, but it follows Islamic traditions. Dress modestly in public areas, especially in religious and cultural sites. Swimwear is appropriate only at the beach or by the pool. 

Dubai has a desert climate with extremely hot summers (May to September) and milder winters (November to March). Be prepared for hot temperatures, and pack sunscreen and light clothing. 

Familiarize yourself with the local laws and customs, especially including rules about public behavior, alcohol consumption and public displays of affection. It's illegal to photograph individuals, especially women, without their permission.

Alcohol consumption is allowed in licensed venues such as hotels, clubs and bars. However, public intoxication is not tolerated.

Dubai has an efficient and modern public transportation system, including buses, trams, and a metro. Taxis are also readily available. Consider purchasing a Nol card for easy access to public transport.

Dubai is generally considered a safe destination for travelers. However, exercise standard precautions, such as safeguarding your belongings and avoiding risky areas. 

Respect local customs, especially during religious holidays and prayer times. Avoid eating, drinking or smoking in public places during fasting hours during Ramadan. 

The standard voltage is 230V, and the frequency is 50Hz. Dubai uses the British-style three-pin plug (Type G), so you might need an adapter.

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5G/4G Data & Voice

Stay in touch with friends and family back home when on a vacation and avoid the large roaming costs! Book your local 5G/4G UAE eSIM card which will be available for you to pick up as soon as you arrive in Dubai at the Dubai International Airport Terminal 1 & 3.

Tourist eSIM card

eSIM cards are available for lots of countries. Check 'Other Countries' to see if an eSIM card is available for your destination. 

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