Dubai Travel Guide

Are you looking for Dubai Travel Information? Dubai is located on the Eastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula, in the south west corner of the Arabian Gulf. Know More.!

Dubai is a unique city which blends modern and traditional worlds. From having some of the most luxurious skyscrapers in the world while preserving heritage traditions in daily life, the culture in Dubai is worth experiencing. Know more!

Explore Dubai World Islands, a cluster of 300 private islands, shaping the world map continents overlooking Dubai coast. Get closer to one of the leading UAE Touristic Projects with Memphis Tours.

Hit one of the most Unique attractions of Dubai, Dubai Miracle Garden, and Butterfly Garden is inviting you to experience Dubai Gardens with Memphis Tours.

Do you Need a Visa to Go to Dubai? How to Get Dubai Visa? Answers to these questions in this Page of our Travel Guise. Check Now!

The hotel’s distinctive sail-shaped silhouette has made it an iconic symbol of modern Dubai. Know More About Burj Al Arab.

Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world. The Burj Khalifa skyscraper is a world-class destination and the magnificent centerpiece of Downtown Dubai.

There are very few places in Dubai can match the grandeur of The Dubai Mall. Know More About It.!

Can I bring a personal supply of cigarettes and alcohol with me when I am visiting Dubai? 

Atlantis The Palm Dubai is a UAE hotel resort located at the apex of the Palm Jumeirah. It was the first resort to be built on the island and is themed on the myth of Atlantis.

It is series of artificial archipelagos in the emerald waters of the Arabian Gulf. Palm Jumeirah, which looks like a stylised palm tree from above.

Located within The Dubai Mall, experience the largest Aquarium window in the world. Know More.!

The Dubai Creek flows between Bur Dubai and Deira,and is the historic focal point of Dubai, signifying where trade with the outside world began more than a century ago.

A visit to the stunning Jumeirah Mosque, the only mosque in Dubai that welcomes non-Muslim guests six days a week.

Have you ever seen water dance? You have the chance every day at The Dubai Fountain. Know More.!

Take a deep breath when you step into the narrow alleyways of the Spice Souk, located in Deira. Know More.!
Dubai Museum It is located in the Al Fahidi Fort, built in 1787 and is the oldest existing building in Dubai. Knoe more .!
Al Fahidi Fort served as the residence of the local rulers until 1896. Know More about it .!

The Musandam Peninsula is located on the northern border of the Sultanate of Oman. Know More .!

Dubai of UAE visit could be perfect with putting Dubai Marina on the top of things to do in Dubai. Explore Dubai New Marina Harbor, Skydive Dubai, Dubai International Marine Club (DIMC) and more with Memphis Tours. 

How can I obtain my visa to visit Dubai?
Travelling to Dubai went very easy hence you can get your Visa in few steps and fixed cost following your country accordingly. Citizens of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia Do not need a visa to visit Dubai or any of the other Emirates. While citizens of Australia, Andorra, Austria, Brunei, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States of America, The Vatican, can obtain a free, 30 day visit visa at immigration upon arrival with no prior arrangements. That visa can be extended for an additional 30 days for a fee. Travelers from other countries must arrange for a visa before they travel and will be required to have a sponsor for their visa application. Before traveling to Dubai and the United Arab Emirates you are required to have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months from the arrival date. Other visa requirements may vary from country to another.
Is Dubai a safe place to visit?
Dubai and the rest of the UAE are very safe destination to visit. Recording one of the lowest crime rates, the number of tourists that face any kind of theft or other crime in Dubai is very small. The legal system in the United Arab Emirates is of big difference than in many other countries and penalties for breaking the law there may be significantly more severe than you are accustomed to. For instance, public intoxication and public displays of affection are both immediately punishable by imprisonment and drug laws are enforced extremely harshly. Laws may vary between Dubai and the other Emirates of the UAE, as some emirates are more conservative than others. It is recommended that you be familiar with these differences before traveling to any of the other emirates.
What are the best transportation services in Dubai and UAE?
Transportation in Dubai and from the Airport is very convenient. The most common transportation in Dubai are the taxis, which are metered and start at 25 DH. You may love to pick from a wide range of application like Uber and Careem. The airport is also served by the Dubai Metro and public buses, which cost 3 DH for trips into the central bus stations in the city.
What is the Official Dubai Currency?
The official Dubai currency is following the United Arab Emirates currency is the dirham (UAE dirham), or the AED (United Arab Emirates Dirham). One dirham could be divided into 100 fils. The exchange rate with the United States Dollar (dirham to dollar) is 0.27 AED = $1 USD.
What are the steps that I need to take to book a tour and confirm my reservation?
We make it very simple for our clients. All you have to do is contact our representatives via one of the ways of communication listed above in question 4. You will then receive a response with the available options to choose from and then you can tailor-make a tour that will suit your needs in terms of budget, duration, and points of interest with the help of one of our travel consultants. Once a plan has been decided, Memphis Tours will send you a detailed itinerary that includes all necessary information and plans for your trip. At this point, you will have to confirm your reservation by paying a deposit. Your reservation will not be confirmed until deposit payment is received by Memphis Tours. The balance of payment will be due on arrival to begin your tour.
How much should i pay as a deposit? How will I pay it?
The deposit required is usually 25% of the total price of the tour, except during peak travel times like Christmas and New Years, when the deposit will have to be 50% of the total price. You can pay the deposit for your tour using a credit card (Visa and Mastercard are accepted) or a bank order directly to Memphis Tours. Our representatives will be willing to provide any additional information or support you need to complete your payment. If paying the deposit in one transaction is not possible, please contact Memphis Tours to inquire about the possibility of making the payment in installments.
Is there any surcharge on transactions that can be done using a debit or credit card?
Memphis Tours does not charge any additional fees or surcharges on any transactions that are done using debit or credit card. We accept Visa and Mastercard.
Will I receive a refund If I am forced to cancel my trip with Memphis Tours?
Memphis Tours refund policy is detailed in our Terms and Conditions. The amount refunded depends on how far in advance we are notified about your cancellation. - We grant you a full refund for any amount you have paid in advance in case of weather conditions or circumstances otherwise outside of your control that might prevent the ship from coming into port in case of booking a Shore Excursion from a cruise ship with Memphis Tours for example.
Is there a discount for booking Dubai tours far in advance?
Memphis Tours is upbeat to offer an "Early Bird" discount for customers who pay the full expense of their tour ahead of time. If full payment is received six months prior to the date of your arrival, a reduction of the quoted cost of your trip will be granted to you by 5%. "Early Bird" rates require full, non-refundable pre-payment. Discounted tours are not eligible for date changes or refunds.
Is there are any special advice for women travelers while visiting Dubai?
In some of the more conservative Emirates of UAE and Dubai, it is advisable that women keep in mind the different cultural norms when they are dressing in order to avoid extra unneeded attention. You may want to think about covering your shoulders and your knees. These restrictions do not apply in private area and resorts.
Why book Dubai travel packages with Memphis Tours?
There are a lot of motivations to book your tour with Memphis Tours. Our organization has been in the business of tailor-made tours since 1955 and pride ourselves on utilizing this experience to make reliably high caliber, customized tour encounters. Our business stretches out all through the Emirates and the Middle East so we are able to provide a level high of service anywhere you would like to travel in Dubai and beyond. Look here for more reasons why Memphis Tours is the best touring option for you and your group.
Can I extend the period of my tourist visa beyond its expiration date?
Yes, It is possible to extend your visa in the UAE. The original 30-day visa can be renewed only once for more 30 days.
Can I combine my visit to Dubai with another country?
Many travelers like to get a combined trip to Dubai and other countries in the region. Memphis Tours offers a wide array of travel services and tours in both Egypt and Jordan, as well as other combined tours. You can visit our homepage to find out more.
Are there direct flights from USA to Dubai?
Dubai's airport is a major hub for international travel. Flights arrive every day from all over the world, including several destinations in the United States.
Can I travel to Dubai by sea?
There are several cruise lines operating the Persian Gulf and the Indian Ocean, which stop in Dubai. Memphis Tours offers short private tours for cruise passengers who are passing through Dubai and do not wish to use the tour services offered by the cruise companies. Passengers will be granted a visa by the port authorities at the point of their arrival and tours will begin from there. Please take a look at our Shore Excursions section of our website if you are planning a cruise that will come to Dubai.
Can I bring my personal supply of cigarettes and alcohol when I am visiting Dubai?
Customs regulations allow visitors to import alcohol and tobacco duty-free up to the following amounts: * 4 liters of alcohol or 2 cartons of beer (1 carton= 24 cans, not exceeding 355 ml each) * 400 cigarettes, 50 cigars, or 500 grams loose tobacco
What happens if I didn't purchase my alcohol and cigarettes upon arrival, will I have the chance to buy them elsewhere in Dubai?
Duty-Free shopping is only available in the Dubai Airport. Alcohol will not be allowed for purchase at supermarkets or liquor stores in the UAE without a personal liquor license issued by the government; however, It is available for purchase in hotel bars and restaurants.
What languages other than Arabic do people in Dubai speak?
Arabic is the national language in Dubai, but other languages are commonly spoken in Dubai and the UAE because of cultural diversity there. Dubai is an international city with many foreign nationals from all over the world who speak a wide variety of languages. Most people in Dubai can speak and understand at least basic English.
Is there any special dress code to be followed during visiting a mosque in Dubai?
Modesty is the dress code. Modest clothes is required while visiting all mosques in Dubai and the rest of the UAE in order to respect Muslim religious practices. All visitors must be covered and dressed in modest clothes. Men must wear long pants and sleeves and women must be covered as well from their ankle to their wrists. Tightly fitting clothes are also not welcomed. Women must also cover their heads with a scarf that will be already available at major mosques so you do not have to buy one.
What is the check-in and check-out time in the hotels in Dubai?
In most hotels in Dubai, check-out time is usually at 12 PM. However, arrangements can be made to extend your check-out. Check-in is usually around 1 PM, but arrangements can be made for early and late check-in if you need it.
What different types of hotels are there in Dubai?
Dubai is a diverse city that offers a wide array of different accommodations. Hotels in Dubai vary from reasonable hotels with 3 star ratings to some of the most luxurious hotels in the world like the famous Burj Al-Arab.
Are there any health issues that I should worry about in Dubai?
In terms of health issues, Dubai is one of the safest places to visit. There is a highly successful vaccination program sponsored by the government to eliminate illnesses and also hold hotels to a very high hygiene standard. Concerning the weather in Dubai, it is very hot, that’s why it is wise to take precautions against heat stroke and sunburn, especially during the hot summer season. Some medications that are legal in other parts of the world are not legal in Dubai. In order to get them, you have to have a prescription. If you have any prescribed medicine, be sure to bring the prescription with you and be sure that none of the medicine that you are carrying is banned or illegal. Anything containing codeine, for instance, is illegal to possess even in small amounts.
Are there certain vaccinations that need to be taken before traveling to Dubai?
No, there are no required vaccinations before traveling to Dubai. However, if you need to apply for a visa, you may be required to have medical testing done prior to traveling to Dubai.
What is the official currency of Dubai?
The local currency of the United Arab Emirates is the Dirham. The dirham is currently valued at approximately 4 AED to 1 US dollar or 5 AED to 1 Euro.
Will I be able to exchange dollars, Euros, or other currencies in Dubai?
There are no restrictions for exchanging currency in Dubai. Any major currency is easy to exchange at any exchange locations that are easy to find in most central areas. All banks offer ATM facilities so that you can withdraw cash easily.
Which cities tours start from?
Tours starts from Dubai and Abu Dhabi (also mentioned in the description of each specific tour – where it starts).The first four tours on the list start from Dubai, the rest start from Abu Dhabi.
How common is the use of credit cards in Dubai?
Credit cards are widely used in almost any location in Dubai. If it is not possible to use a credit card in a given store, there are ATM locations commonly available where you can withdraw cash.
Is it a common practice to give tips in Dubai?
Tipping is a common practice in Dubai, but it is not required. In restaurants, usually a 10% service charge is included, you can also tip waiters directly, especially if this is not included. Taxi drivers do not require tips, but you should round up to the nearest dirham on the fare. You are advised to tip a couple of dirhams to bellmen, baghandlers, supermarket baggers, and windscreen washers at gas stations.
Is there a special rate or offer for private groups booking with Memphis Tours?
Indeed, Memphis Tours provides discounts for private tours that are booked with large groups. For group tours of ten people or more, there will be a discount according to the nature and length of the whole trip. For groups of fifteen people or more, the total amount of the tour will be reduced by the full cost for only one person in the group.
Is it a good idea for tourists to use public transportation in Dubai and the United Arab Emirates?
The metro and public buses in Dubai are well-maintained and are very recommended for transportation. In fact, the Dubai metro is considered to be the best transportation in the Middle East. However, Dubai city is still very car oriented and you may need to use taxis sometimes to get around.
What are the sights and activities that are not be missed while visiting Dubai and the United Arab Emirates?
-Burj Al Arab -Burj Khalifa - Musical Fountain - Dubai Mall and Dubai Aquarium -Dubai Creek -Dubai Dhow Cruise -Ski Dubai -Shiekh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi -Yas Island in Abu Dhabi -Jebel Hafeet in Al Ain Oasis -Desert Safari Additional Questions If you have any other questions, which have not been answered here, please contact us by telephone, email, or by live online chat. You can find our email, telephone numbers, and a link to the live chat at the bottom of our homepage.
Can I combine my visit to Dubai with another country?
yes, you can add India, Maldives, Oman, Qatar and more to your tour with our very own selection of Dubai combined tours.
If I am not able to complete my trip with Memphis Tours will I receive a refund?
Memphis Tours refund policy is detailed in our Terms and Conditions. The amount refunded depends on how far in advance we are notified about the cancellation.
I have never been to Dubai and have no idea where to start ? what's your recommendation ?
Dubai is a very rich country is culture and nature with many ports and desert. over 65% of Americans choose Dubai and Abu Dhabi Tour as the most famous itinerary. Sharjah also is one the icons of Dubai. Desert tour and local tours are a great add on your tour.
I need a night in the hotel or transfer from / to airport to be booked before or after the tour ?
Sure. Just let us know about it.
Can I just show up for the trip without reservation and pay directly in the office, on the spot?
Unfortunately, this can not be done. The tour needs to be booked in advance, as we need to make all the arrangements beforehand.
what electricity supply used in Dubai ? what kind of plugs are used ?
Electricity supply varies between 220/240 V, 50 Hz AC, with three pin plugs. so, you may need an adapter for your charger.
Can I buy memory card for my mobile or camera ?
yes, memory cards are available in most places, cities and towns. Dubai considered one of the technological and Financial centers in the world. .
What are the Seven best gifts to bring from Dubai City ?
1 - "Camel Milk Chocolate" which is best gift for children, price varies between ($12 -$45) 2 - "Arabian Dates "balah" which is widely used during Ramadan, price varies between ($10 - $68) 3- "Persian Carpets" which considered one of the best carpets in the world, price varies between ($100 and more) 4- "Arabian Oudah" a fancy fragrance oil extracted from Agra Wood resin, price varies between ($250 - $10,000) 5- "Gold Jewelry" an outstanding handmade golden artifices, price starts from $30 per gram. 6- "Dubai Spices" a special Arabian flavors to add on your cook, prices varies between ($3 -$7) per pack. 7- "Arabic Coffee" highly recommended by Coffee lovers, prices starts from $34 per kilo.
Is there any general recommendations to know before visiting Dubai ?
- It's advisable to dress conservatively, covering your shoulders and legs. - It is possible to extend your visa in the UAE. The original 30 day visa can be renewed only once for more 30 days. - Dubai Tours is a great way to discover the best of Dubai - Open up to the experience of the cultural diversity of Dubai. - Dubai is considered a very safe country for women. - Entry visa with USD 91 per passport is available upon arrival in Dubai airports for specific nationalities. - Don't limit yourself to Dubai, pay a visit to Oman, Doha, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and more. - Keep a copy of emergency numbers, for police call -999, for Fire call -997 and ambulance call -998. - Make sure to have adequate Travel Insurance before traveling to Dubai. - Visitors should always wear long trousers or skirts or shorts that reach below the knee and shirts with sleeves when visiting a religious site. - Dubai Desert Safari, Quad Bike Safari, Sandboarding, Falconry Experience, Camel Trek, and Henna Painting are among the most enjoyable activities in Dubai. - Pay a visit to Burj Khalifa a Dubai Iconic sight that represents the strength and greatness of the city's today economic and social conditions. - Whether you prefer a yummy gala dinner gazing at the spectacular fireworks or a simple glass of champagne shared with a small group of friends, Dubai Marine restaurants offer an unmatched dimension!Experience the amazing new year - fireworks in Dubai in the city center which considered one of the best festivals in the world.
Is Dubai a Christmas destination ? what activities can be done during Christmas and New Year Festivals ?
- yes, Dubai is one of the main Christmas and New year destinations in the middle east. - There are a lot of activities can be done in Dubai such as watching the amazing Burj al Arab, Burj Khalifa the tallest building in UAE, Dubai mall at the city center, Dubai Greek, and Dubai Gold Market. - Fireworks show is one of the most amazing shows in the world along with the concert performed in public places. - Having a Christmas dinner served at Burj Khalifa is a marvelous experience to have during the fireworks show.
How can I contact Memphis Tours to book one of Dubai Vacation Packages?
Memphis Tours operators are available 24/7 to receive your booking inquiries via different ways of communication such as email, telephone, or live online chat. You can also submit a request form on the website describing the details for the trip you want to take, its duration, and any other details you can provide and you will receive a reply promptly with a proposal from one of our representatives. - Our toll-free number, email, and a link to our chat service can be found at the bottom of our website’s homepage. Also, you can submit a booking request for further information about our Dubai vacation packages 2019.
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  • Dubai is a rich country in culture, tour into this amazing country through one of our Dubai Tours
  • The local currency of the United Arab Emirates is the Dirham. The dirham is currently valued at approximately 4 AED to 1 US dollar or 5 AED to 1 Euro.
  • Arabic is the national language in Dubai, but other languages are commonly spoken in Dubai and the UAE.
  • The metro and public buses in Dubai are well-maintained and are very recommended for transportation.
  • Tipping is a common practice in Dubai, but it is not required. In restaurants, usually a 10% service charge is included, you can also tip waiters directly.
  • Burj Khalifa is a skyscraper in Dubai, and the tallest man-made structure in the world.
  • Palm Jumeirah, the first offshore development of its kind and is the 8th Wonder of the World.
  • Dubai Mall is one of the world's largest shopping malls.
  • Dubai Museum, located in Al Fahidi Fort, and is the oldest existing building in Dubai.
  • Jumeirah Mosque, with a capacity for 1,200 worshippers, and was built from white stone.
  • Dubai Creek flows between Bur Dubai and Deira,and is a historic focal point of Dubai.