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Best Time to Travel to Dubai
Dubai is a year-round destination with a comfortably subtropical climate. The best time of year to visit, however, is from October to April, when temperatures are lower in the 25°- 35° C range. Temperatures during the summer months can often heat up to as high as 45° C. Travel to Dubai on 2nd December for National day. Dates vary for the Islamic holidays. Eid is the most important Islamic festival and marks the end of Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar).
Prepare to go to Dubai
Travellers with Indian passports will need a Visa to enter the United Arab Emirates. No Indian hand-written passports are accepted after November 24th, 2015. Different types of visa regulations also exist, depending on the length and purpose of the visit. Before you travel to Dubai, check that your boosters and vaccinations are up to date. It is important to know that during Ramadan eating, drinking, smoking are not permitted in public during the day. There are also very strict regulations on drinking alcohol in the UAE. Friday is a rest day and many of the shops and businesses are closed. Dubai is much more expensive than India. You can expect to pay around 30 AED for a simple meal.
Local transport in Dubai
When looking for transport from the airport to city centre, head to Terminals 1 and 3. The red line metro stops here every 10 minutes. The green line stops at the Airport Free Zone near terminal 2. Catch either metro from Saturday till Thursday from 6 am to 11 pm, and Fridays from 1 pm to midnight. Approximate ticket prices are 4 AED for 1 zone, 6 AED for 2 zones and 8.50 AED for 3 zones. The red ticket is convenient and cheap for tourists. It offers a maximum of 10 journeys and is valid for 90 days. Buses stop at all terminals from 6 am until 10 pm. Catch bus numbers 4,11,15,33 and 44. When looking for a place to stay, budget accommodation in hostels is available from around 100 AED in dorms. A single hotel room typically costs about AED 800. Book early during the peak season from September through May. Cheap public transport costs around 4 AED for one ticket on the metro or bus. Transport is 50 percent cheaper with the red ticket. Taxi prices tend to be much higher than public transport.