Is Dubai Safe? Local Laws & What To Wear

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You’re probably here because you’re considering a trip to Dubai and, like me, one of the first things you googled was is Dubai safe? And then you were possibly confronted with horror stories of tourists being locked up for eternity because of what seems like a minor infraction – breaking of rules that aren’t serious rules back home (swearing…holding hands). It’s enough to make you cancel your plans before you’ve even made them. I urge you to pause. I had the same concerns. I did my research. I went to Dubai and Abu Dhabi and had one of the best … Read more

10 Things NOT To Do In Dubai (and 10 TO DO Instead)

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“I’m not interested in visiting Dubai.” I’ve heard this a lot. In fact, I’ve even said it. Despite Dubai being a comparatively short hop from the UK, or a good layover en-route to Asia, I’ve spent years almost going out of my way to avoid this Middle Eastern Emirate. However, when I made a wonderful new travel friend (in Cape Town) and found out that she lived in Dubai , I added Dubai to my travel list. Like many solo female travellers, I was a bit nervous about visiting. I’d read myriad scare stories online and although years of lone … Read more