Bharti AXA TRAVEL INSURANCE Travel Guide to Dubai Indian Embassy in Dubai Consulate General of India Al Hamriya, Diplomatic Enclave P.O. BOX 737, DUBAI United Arab Emirates Contact Number: +3971222 / 3971333 Visa Process for Indian Visitors to Dubai The following documents are required to get a UAE visa: Scanned copy of original passport 1 photograph Particulars about previous UAE cancelled visa and exit details UAE contact person’s passport copy address and phone number About Dubai Dubai is the largest and one of the most populated cities in the middle-east region. It is also the business hub of the region and draws many global visitors as a result. Today, tourism is a significant revenue generator for the city and given its architectural brilliance, the monuments, the glory, the lavish malls and the vast desert landscape, Dubai continues to be swarmed by the tourists, who please to be here, repeatedly. Below is a list of some of the best places to visit in Dubai. The places to visit in Dubai are mostly located in downtown Dubai. One, among the famous lot, is the 828-metre-tall- Burj Khalifa. It is one of the most famous places in Dubai and is reputed as the tallest human construction, existing globally. It is a perfect place to gaze at the whole city panorama. Nicely placed as one of the top things to do in Dubai and as a keen Dubai city point of interest is the Dubai Mall. It is the largest shopping, entertainment and walkthrough destinations of the middle-east and in the world. It is a shopping and food paradise, housing 1200 retail outlets and more than 160 food outlets. An iconic hotel in Dubai, the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah is a stunning view from the inside and the outside. From the Jumeirah beach, the tourist can catch the first glimpse of the luxurious hotel, and if you are a guest at the hotel, then it is one of the finest tourist stays in Dubai. The hotel offers chauffer driver Rolls Royce, an exceptional flying experience in a helicopter, and access to a private beach. In short, a life full of luxury and leisure. There is more to this fine experience of Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah including terrace pools and cabanas and fine-dining options. An obvious thing to do in Dubai is a visit to the Gold Souk. It is a big spread of gold market setup, the largest in the world and offers the tourists a rare opportunity to buy 22k and 18k gold, jewellery and gemstones. How to Reach Dubai from India Dubai is a hub to the middle east and remains one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. The Dubai International Airport is also among the busiest airports in the world. There are several direct and connecting flights to Dubai from different cities in India. The major airlines flying between India and Dubai are Emirates, Cathay Pacific, Etihad Airways, Air France, Air India Express, Airblue, EgyptAir, Jet Airways, SpiceJet, and more. How to Reach (All Locations) A ride by Dubai Metro, on the red line, will take you to the Burj Khalifa Station. Take the bus F 13 and get down at the next bus station- the Dubai Mall bus stop. The mall is a 15-minutes’ walk from this bus stop. The ticket to Burj Khalifa must be purchased from the mall itself. To reach the Dubai Spice Souk and the Gold Souk, the passenger on the metro need to de-board at Al Ras metro station. To reach Burj Al Arab, a bus is the best option. There are three buses which can be boarded after every 10 minutes. You can get down at Mina Road, Bur Dubai or Jumeirah Beach Road. Using a car on Dubai, wide-stretched roads is always a special experience and must be used at personal discretion. Best time to Visit (seasons, events) – We plan to integrate the Local weather widget here The typical tourist season in Dubai begins from November and lasts up to March. It is best to plan a trip to Dubai during the winter season when the sky is visibly clear, and the weather is pleasant to indulge in outdoor activities at comfort. The very famous Dubai Shopping Festival is held from January to February. There is a huge rush during this period, and one needs to be prepared in advance, like booking the flights and hotel to avoid surge pricing. Starting from April and May, Dubai gets extremely hot. Because of this hot and humid weather, the tourists in Dubai, during this time, are only able to enjoy time in retail therapy and not the outdoor activities. What to Pack? (As per season, event) There is no official dress code for the malls in Dubai. The only thing you can do is wear modest clothing. When in the city or the beach, wear at least quarter sleeves as it is best to keep yourself covered from the head-to-toe for avoiding sunburns and tanned skin. You can wear loose clothes on arms and legs to feel relaxed in the weather. Carry sunscreens, sunglasses, moisturiser, a sun umbrella, a scarf and a hat. You can wear a bikini on the beach and do with flipflops or sandals. Make sure to carry pants, soft woollens or a shawl as the temperature can drop during the evenings. When visiting a mosque, there are strict dress codes enforced. A skirt or long pant, a full-sleeve shirt, and a scarf are compulsory for women. Even men are not permitted to wear shorts or an unbuttoned shirt inside a mosque. Top Delicacies Stuffed Camel– This is a distinguished dish which is mentioned in the Guinness Books of World Records too. The dish is prepared using an entire camel, 20 chickens, single lamb, egg boil, fish and rice used in the recipe Al Harees– It is a local delicacy made up of few ingredients such as wheat and meat Shawarma – It is served as a delicacy too. It is usually prepared using a base of sauce, fries, pickles, and tomatoes to be wrapped in an Arabic roti Al Machboos– It is also an important local dish and is prepared to mix rice, meat, onion and dried lemon and appropriately seasoned with local spices and salt Indian Restaurants in Dubai Little Miss India Located at: Fairmont The Palm | Palm Jumeirah, Dubai 72413, United Arab Emirates Cuisine: Indian Contact No.: +971 4 457 3457 Bombay Brasserie Located at: Burj Khalifa St, Dubai 8489, United Arab Emirates Cuisine: Indian, Asian Contact No.: +971 4 438 3222 Ewaan Located at: Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard | Ground Level, Palace Downtown, Dubai 9770, United Arab Emirates Cuisine: Indian, Lebanese, Seafood Contact No.: +971 4 888 3444 Shopping List Essentials Shopping is undoubtedly the best thing to do in Dubai. The plush malls of Dubai won’t disappoint you. Visitors to the city buy electronic goods, gold, almond dates, spices, perfumes, carpets, pashmina, shisha, chocolates, frankincense, spices and Arabic oudh. Healthcare Centers For any medical emergency during your trip, you should always be prepared with your medical insurance to take care of your medical expenses and recommend you the nearby hospital to treat yourself. Below are few heath care centres in Dubai you can seek for during an emergency. Dubai Healthcare City Royal Wing Healthcare Centre Emirates Integrated Medical Centre FZ LLC Al Safa Primary Health Care Center Osteopathic Health Centre Enayati Home Healthcare Center Basics of Local Communication Don’t do a handshake too often and never offer your hand to a lady. Men can shake hands with men. Dubai is very hospitable, and it is important to reciprocate the gestures graciously here. It is recommended to learn to use the common language phrases to appear friendly and interested. Try and speak the local phrases like Insh’allah, at least know what it means and how often it is meant to be used in a different sense, to express a contextual meaning, or for use on different occasions. Arabs speak fluent English and do not swear in private or in public. Swearing in public is against the law. You are also not allowed to click someone’s picture without permission. Other than that, also avoid taking photographs of government buildings, military infrastructure and the women attire specifically. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Planning on an international trip? Take a look at our FAQ section that resolves commonly-asked queries on travel insurance. How do I benefit with Travel Insurance? Overseas travel insurance protects you when you are travelling in a foreign land. 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