The gates of Dubai have opened to the Israeli public! Anyone who understands knows
that this is a shiny destination that has until now been difficult to achieve for Israeli passport holders only,
a shiny and intriguing destination!
If I ever considered getting a foreign passport it was to fly and travel in Dubai! And now I no longer have to
do all the expensive procedure of issuing a foreign passport and can come to Dubai with my
Israeli passport, I’m happy!
In Dubai everything is bigger, more beautiful, more powerful, more glamorous and it’s all worth
a visit and watching up close!
So what do you need to know about Dubai before planning a trip? Nevertheless, It’s a new destination
that the Israeli tourist did not visit en masse, a destination where a different culture, different from
what we know, a culture that is worth knowing and respecting!
Some background on the city of Dubai
Dubai– Gulf Arabic pronunciationis the most populous city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and
the capital of the Emirate of Dubai.
Located in the eastern part of the Arabian Peninsula on the coast of the Persian Gulf, Dubai aims
to be the business hub of Western Asia. It is also a major global transport hub for passengers and cargo.
Oil revenue helped accelerate the development of the city, which was already a major mercantile hub.
Dubai’s oil output made up 2.1 percent of the Persian Gulf emirate’s economy in 2008.
A centre for regional and international trade since the early 20th century, Dubai’s economy
relies on revenues from trade, tourism, aviation, real estate, and financial services.
According to government data, the population of Dubai is estimated at around 3,400,800 as of
8 September 2020.
Weather in Dubai: Dubai is usually very hot. Although according to the famous weather table on
the website for travelers, it seems that most of the time it is warm and pleasant there –
I do not recommend going there during the summer months. Dubai is perfect for a vacation
in the Israeli winter, because there the weather will be perfect for us right at this time.
Phone and Internet:
Free Wi-Fi is available in most hotels in Dubai and many public areas.
But you may want a SIM card
for your mobile phone to enjoy unlimited internet access.
International roaming charges can accumulate quickly so a
local SIM is also better to call and receive calls.
Getting a SIM card in Dubai is a quick and easy process.
In 2019 an initiative was launched in which all tourists over the age of 18 receive
Free tourist SIM card from the telecom operator in migration
at Dubai International Airport (DXB).
Holders of a transit visa, visa or other visa can take advantage
of this offer and receive three minutes of call and data
20 megabytes of mobile for free
on arrival in the field.
You can then recharge your ticket at the kiosk in the area of arrival
at the airport or at Duty Free.
You can also get a SIM card in the city in shopping centers and
large shopping centers such as the Dubai Mall and the Emirates Mall,
The name of the operator epresentatives is at your
disposal to assist you personally.
Visitors’ SIM cards are valid for 90 days and various phone and internet packages can be purchased.
When making a call, remember that the UAE mobile phone numbers are 10 digits,
and the UAE country code
Is +971. To call a number from the United Arab Emirates when you are abroad,
You will need to dial 00971 and then the desired number.
You must be 18 years of age or older to get the SIM card,
which requires your passport to be identified together
With a valid tourist visa from the United Arab Emirates.
What is the most important thing to take to Dubai
First of all what should be left at home? The ego. And what is the most important thing to take?
Respect where you are, behave according to the customs of the place as much as possible,
do not harm the dignity of your hosts, behave politely and modestly.
We will be treated with respect.
What does this mean for local customs? It is not customary to dance in the street,
it is not customary to raise one’s voice and dress immodestly
(possible but not recommended, certainly not in the holy places, like a mosque –
it is obligatory to dress modestly), swimsuit worn in the sea and pool and not on the street.
Dubai and Abu Dhabi are very modern, but in the other 5 emirates sharia law and strict dress code apply.
kisses and hugs between spouses modestly And not in public.
Note that signage that prohibits photographing certain places, such as government buildings,
is also prohibited from photographing people without their permission.
The emirates * do not * shout in the street or speak loudly on their cell phones. This is the behavior of contempt!
Drinking alcohol – only in places that are authorized to sell to you. And during this time –
also observe all the guidelines related to the prevention of infection with the corona virus and
make sure to wear a mask in all public places.
What must be done before the flight during this period
Fill out a “statement from a passenger from Israel” on the Ministry of Health website 24 hours
before the flight. * The same thing is done when returning to Israel, 24 hours before returning,
reported entry into Israel.
Do a Corona test 96 hours before the flight date and bring the negative test results written in English. Please note, even on landing in Dubai you will have to do a
corona check at no cost and wait in your hotel room for about 24 hours until you get the negative answer. Download the Dubai app for your mobile phone, the app name:
Take out travel insurance and take with you the reference in English.
Link to find the best insurance for you.
Also print your hotel booking confirmation.
* Currently you will not have a passport signature upon entering Dubai,
but this is something that will be settled later with the settlement of all
bureaucratic matters between Israel and the United Arab Emirates.
?Who is suitable for traveling in Dubai
Dubai is of course suitable for people who know what the rules of conduct are there,
who respect their hosts and culture and behave accordingly.
Dubai is suitable for a traveler traveling alone, for families and couples and in short: for everyone.
Anyone who is afraid to travel there alone because he does not know how to get there or for any
other reason can get to Dubai on an organized trip.
I was debating at first whether to go on an organized trip but I eventually chose to travel there alone
because I did not want to be taken to places that do not interest me so much and I wanted
to build for myself the trip that suits me.
Anyone who wants to travel there at his own pace and in the places he chooses and loves
can contact me and book a trip that is tailored to his needs,
budget and desires. recommended!
?What do you do in Dubai
There are endless entertainment and excursion options in Dubai and the surrounding area.
The budget for attractions also varies and can reach hundreds of shekels per attraction
and even more.
Dubai has beautiful beaches, an artificial island, special giant fountains, huge canyons,
real skiing inside a mall, camel racing, horses and cars, off-road driving in a jeep / buggy
and more, a desert trip, a huge aquarium, magnificent and interesting mosques,
an ancient city, boating , Marina and promenade, tall and magnificent towers
with a high vantage point from the top of the tower, excellent restaurants on
different budgets, luxurious luxury hotels, a seven star hotel and much more
Details about the attractions in Dubai and its surroundings and more essential
information for planning a trip to Dubai in the following posts. Link to purchase various
attractions in Dubai In the meantime I invite you to follow in the group
I opened “Dubai for Travelers” a link to the group.
See you there and in the next post!