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Dubai International Airport

Dubai International Airport

Dubai International (DXB) is located four kilometres (2.5 miles) southeast of Dubai. Transportation from the airport is possible by taxi, bus or metro. The Terminal 1 departures concourse (Sheikh Rashid Terminal) is linked to Terminal 1 via a tunnel with travelators. Terminal 2 is used exclusively for business and charter flights. Transfers between the terminals takes about 10 minutes using the airport shuttle service. Taxis are provided by the government-run Dubai Transport airport taxi, where each cab is meter-run. Bus stations are located opposite both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. Buses run frequently and serve the most popular places in Dubai (www,dubai-buses.com/index.aspx).Tickets must be bought prior to the journey. You can also take the metro to and from the airport. The metro runs at ten-minute intervals and stops at various stations located across the city.
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Dress code and customs

Dress code and customs

Dressing in public Dubai is a cosmopolitan city that is a melting pot of diverse cultures and religious faiths. All attires and cultural preferences are generally acceptable. Swimwear is permissible on beaches, pool and spa areas and for water-based entertainment, but is not considered appropriate in areas such as business districts and shopping malls. It is pertinent to note that in the more historical quarters of the city and places of religious worship, dressing conservatively is appreciated. In mosques, clothing that covers shoulders, arms and legs and head scarves for women, are required. Displays of affection Local tradition provides that handshakes should be initiated by women as a sign of respect, and that public displays of affection are kept to a minimum. Holding hands is acceptable; but kissing and hugging in public areas is not permitted. Drinking alcohol Alcohol is served in licensed establishments such as hotels, bars and specialised shops to those over 21 years of age. However, drunk and disorderly conduct, as well as drunk driving are not acceptable. Use or possession of illegal drugs is also strictly prohibited.
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Embassies and Consulates

Embassies and Consulates

Nearly 100 foreign embassies are located in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE, and Dubai is home to almost 80 consulates. Consulates are found in major cities outside of a country’s capital and handle minor diplomatic matters like issuing visas. Embassies and consulates are usually open Sunday to Thursday (the UAE workweek) and are closed on Fridays and Saturdays, on all UAE public holidays and public holidays of the embassy's home country. Opening times vary depending on embassy and purpose of visit. So arrive early or book an appointment online, as most operate some sort of queuing system, especially for visa applications. For location and contact details of your embassy or consulate, please visit: https://www.visitdubai.com/en/travel-planning/travel-tools/embassies-and-consulates
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Metro

Metro

There are two metro lines in Dubai, red line and green line. The Red Line runs every 3-4 minutes during peak time and 7 minutes during off-peak hours. Every metro station will have bus connections and taxis ready to be hailed. To travel on the Dubai Metro you need to buy a Nol Card or Nol Ticket. You can buy these at ticket vending machines or at the ticket office inside the station, or through RTA authorised sales agents across the city. Each time you travel, tap your Nol Card / Ticket at the card reader on the fare gates.
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