About Dubai

Once a small fishing village in the Arabian Gulf, Dubai is today one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world. One of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates, the city is home to more than 200 nationalities.

Getting to Dubai

Dubai has two world-class airports that provide thousands of international flights each week. Dubai International Airport (DXB) and the newer Dubai World Central (DWC).

Getting around Dubai

A good way for visitors to get around is via the Dubai Metro which has two convenient lines – red and green – running from Dubai International Airport (DXB) and through the busiest areas of the city. It is the world’s largest driverless train system, offering comfortable seating, affordable prices and is fully air-conditioned. You can either buy a single-use ticket at your starting station or buy a Nol card which can be recharged by using the RTA Dubai application or at any of the designated recharge machines available at metro and bus stations.

Other ways to get around Dubai: https://www.visitdubai.com/en/articles/getting-around-public-transportation

Visas

You can check whether you require a visa via the following website: https://www.visitdubai.com/en/plan-your-trip/visa-information

If required, the type of visa needed to enter Dubai depends on several factors such as your nationality, the purpose of your planned visit and duration. Please also check with your nearest Embassy, Consulate or local travel agency well in advance. It is the responsibility of the participant to obtain a visa if required.

Weather in Dubai

Dubai is on the Persian Gulf Coast and therefore has a hot desert climate with high temperatures all year round. The average daily maximum in September is 41 ºC and the average daily minimum is 27 ºC.

Time Zone

United Arab Emirates (GMT+4)

Electricity

The associated plug type in the UAE is G, which is the plug that has three rectangular pins in a triangular pattern. Dubai operates on a 230V supply voltage and 50Hz.

Currency

The currency in UAE is the Dirham (AED or Arab Emirate Dirham).

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