For some reason when I went to Dubai, I didn’t do the usual thing. For me the usual thing is to investigate a bit on where I am going. I try and look up customs, do and don’ts for a country and well, in general, have an idea of where I am going. For this trip – for some reason – I didn’t. Or maybe I did but I couldnt’t really get my head around Dubai in general and that feeling persisted when I arrived.
Thankfully over the next few days I got used to Dubai and I started to appreciate it’s weirdness. Because in a way it is weird. There is the ultra modern part of Dubai with skyscrapers that are amongst the tallest in the world. The worlds largest shopping mall and more extravaganza. And then on the other part of Dubai you have the traditional fish market, the spice markets and the more traditional parts of the city.
Don’t in Dubai
- Buying too much in the shopping mall. It’s expensive and before you know it, you’re left with too much luggage (I was!)
- Dress like a tourist in the more traditional area’s of Dubai. A little modesty is appreciated (cover shoulders and knees that is)
- Don’t try and do it all in two days. You need at least 3 days in Dubai to see the most.