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UAE – Important Information

By Families Love Travel Team

At a Glance

Capital 

Abu Dhabi 

Local Currency

Dirham

Local Time 

GMT + 4

Official Language

Arabic 

Visa Information

UAE Visa Information

Power

In all places within the United Arab Emirates the associated plug type is G, which is the plug that has three rectangular pins in a triangular pattern. The standard voltage is 220 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. 

Local Weather

The climate of the UAE generally is very hot and sunny during the day, but at night it becomes very cold. The hottest months are July and August, when average maximum temperatures reach above 50 °C (122.0 °F) on the coastal plain.

Tourism Website

UAE Government Tourism

Visit Dubai

Health Information

Vaccinations

Recommended Vaccines for UAE

Health Tips

Health Tips for UAE

Transportation

Car Seat Laws

All passengers in a car are required to wear seat belts including those sitting in the rear seat. Children up to four years of age must be in a child safety seat.

Driving

A tourist can drive a registered car in the UAE if they have an international driver’s license. 

Transportation Services

Dubai is a taxi-centric city, and you’re likely to find yourself in need of a cab at some point. Taxis are metered, air-conditioned, relatively inexpensive and the fastest and most comfortable way to get around. You can rent a car if you have an international driver’s license. Find more information about transportation options in UAE here.

Local Airlines

Local airlines in the UAE are Emirates, Fly Dubai, Etihad Airways, and Air Arabia.

Emergency Services

Police

999

Fire Department

998

Ambulance

997

Other Things To Know

Tipping Customs

It isn’t mandatory to tip, but in general, it is customary to leave a small gratuity if you feel you’ve had good service.

Important Holidays

National Holidays in UAE

Safety Issues

Violent crime is low and most tourists will never face any safety concern.

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