July 28th 2017


5 Great Things you Must Know About Dubai


 Are you interested in having a unique traveling experience filled with luxury?

If you are, you’ve come to the right place. Dubai is one of the luxurious destinations that have gained popularity in the past decade. The pleasant and sunny weather all year round, many great attractions, entertainment venues, fine dining and luxury shopping make it the perfect destination for visitors from diverse backgrounds. Here’s why.  


1.    You don’t need to know Arabic to get around

Contrary to some people’s beliefs, you don’t need to be fluent in Arabic to get around in Dubai. Almost every other person you meet will speak English. From the hotel staff where you’re staying to the high end restaurants where you go to eat, everyone is fluent in English.


Even though Arabic is the official language and is used to manage administrative affairs, English is widely spoken in Dubai. You will be able to get by around Dubai speaking English. Dubai’s population consists of more than 70 percent expatriates who speak Persian, Chinese, Malayalam and Urdu among others. If you speak Arabic, the Emiratis warmly welcome you.


There are people from different nationalities living in Dubai; so. it’s not difficult to find someone who speaks your tongue.    

What’s more? Many high end hotels here have German, Chinese and even Russian employees so you can communicate easily in your native language(s). It’s a melting pot of many diverse cultures.

Dubai, as a cosmopolitan city, continues to flourish and attracts more tourists every year; therefore, language diversity continues to expand and fluency in different languages is becoming increasingly important.


2.    Speaking of Getting Around, Taxis are available to get you from A to B

Taxis are available in Dubai and are less expensive than other holiday destinations. Whether you want to go to the Dubai Marina or your hotel directly from the airport, any 40-km ride will cost you around AED 80-100 (Dirhams) which roughly translates to $28.You have the option of paying by cash or credit card.

But what if you want your own private Chauffeur driven limo?

You’re in luck, 5 Star Hotels have Chauffeur-driven cars available if you need to go classy.


3.    The Events in Dubai are Gorgeous

Dubai is the one of the best places to be around on New Year’s Eve. Whether you are a resident or tourist, you never can get bored here. Dubai hosts many events all year round ranging from Musical Concerts by the hottest international artists, to sports events like the Dubai GP. Speaking specifically about New Year’s Eve, many tourists come in from all over the world.

But why?

If you’ve never been here to witness the water fountain display near the Burj Khalifa amidst the crazy fireworks, you may never know. Each New Year celebration in Dubai gets better than the previous. As soon as the clock strikes 12, Burj al Khalifa is lit up with a stunning display of fireworks followed by music and the national anthem. It’s a magical moment and an experience of a lifetime. This is that time of the year when everyone wants to get past the rush and secure a good place to watch the display. The sail-shaped hotel becomes even more prominent with multiple colors against the backdrop of fireworks. As this year comes to a close, you know where to go for your next New Year celebration. *Wink Wink*


Apart from New Year celebrations, Dubai also brings you exciting events in the most luxurious hotels, clubs and resorts of Dubai. There is a range of new events coming up that you can check out. Get your tickets before they are sold out.


Whether you want to go with friends or family, Dubai hosts different events with exquisite cuisine to suit your preferences. There is always something to do in Dubai. Depending on your mood, there are always a variety of choices at your disposal to have a good time. Whatever happens in Dubai, stays in Dubai. You get to choose from art exhibitions, festivities, fashion shows, concerts and so much more. Also, Dubai doesn’t just sleep after dusk, the nightlife is bustling with people and activities. For those who are not morning people, you are in for a treat.


4.    When’s the Best Time to Visit Dubai

The best times that you can visit Dubai are between October and May. The weather is great in the months between with plenty of sunshine and warmth to go around. January and February are ideal as the temperature for the evening falls to a pleasant 12°C to 14°C with a few rainy days thrown in the mix.

End of the year parties at Dubai are awesome to go to, and you’re lucky that they fall on the calendar right before the best months to visit, weather-wise, begin.


5.    The Clothes you wear are not an Issue

Wearing relatively decent clothing that covers you till the hemline is acceptable in public places. So whether you’re visiting clubs or malls you can be fine in clothes of your choice.

There’s some good news too!

You can wear bikinis and other beach wear at your hotel or resort as well as public beaches in Dubai.


Dubai has a strict dress code so make sure that you respect it to avoid getting into trouble. The laws may be different from where you come from; still, if you want to have a good time, stick to the code. Be smart; avoid wearing banned clothes. The rules apply to public places – malls, cinemas, and supermarkets etc. – not your home or hotel. Avoid wearing revealing, mini or transparent clothes. Show cultural respect and be modest to avoid being fined.  


Bonus: Keep your Glasses and a Pashmina Shawl close

 It can get a bit windy and sunny at times. So take this opportunity to show off your Ray Bans and soft Pashmina Shawl.