At a Glance
GMT + 4
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.
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.
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.
A tourist can drive a registered car in the UAE if they have an international driver’s license.
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.
Other Things To Know
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.
Violent crime is low and most tourists will never face any safety concern.
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