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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Decency Laws in Dubai

Although Dubai appears to be a modern destination trying to attract tourists and foreign residents, it shouldn't be forgotten that it is a Muslim country with laws that can to others seem strict and that quite often the authorities turn a blind eye to. However, in light of recent cases of, in particular, a British couple caught kissing, tourists and residents alike can get caught by these laws and so should be aware of them. Detained in Dubai have published some information about these rules here

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Crossing the Creek on an Abra

Another thing that you must do if you visit Dubai - or somewhere to take your guests, is a trip across the creek on an abra. For the princely sum on 1 dirham you can cross the creek on these boats that have been used for decades to transport people back and forth across the creek. Take the abra from the Bastakiya side (after having a look round the textile soukh and the art galleries) and head to the gold soukh. I have a complete video of the abra crossing on youtube.

Markets in the UAE

There are quite a few markets happening in the UAE these days so whether you are a tourist or a local check out some of the markets around your way. Whether you are looking for some second hand gear to set up home, a new painting for your empty walls, a gift to take home whilst visiting or some designer fashion then there is something here for you.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Things to Do in Dubai - Jumeirah Mosque

One essential place to visit in Dubai whether you are a visitor on holiday or a resident, is the Jumeirah Mosque. It is open for tours Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday at 10am. Call 04 353 6666 for details. You get an insight as to what happens in the mosque and why and also about UAE culture.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Getting Certificates Notarised

One thing you need to do if you are planning to come to Dubai and work, is to get your certificates notarised. It is much better and easier to do this in your home country before you arrive especially as you will probably need it all to be complete to get your work visa. There are 3 parts to the procedure of notarising them. Check for up to date policies as these change all the time in the UAE. A lot of jobs require a degree certificate so make sure you get this sorted!