Things to know before Travelling Dubai


Please see below some frequently asked questions. If you have any further queries or clarifications, please get in touch with our team through our live-chat, contact us form or WhatsApp.

Why choose JTR Holidays?

JTR Holidays is just like your tour guide across the globe. We empower travelers with a hassle-free booking platform to book on the go & get instant confirmation/E-Tickets to enter the attractions. No matter where and when you want to travel, we got you covered, from Holiday/Honeymoon Packages and hotels to attraction tickets, airport transfers to best-guided tours all in one place. We refrain from promises, but we appreciate and encourage clients to try us to make them believe in our service quality.

Do I need a visa to visit Dubai?

It depends on your nationality, you may or may not need a visa to enter the country. Because for some countries there is no need of visas such as Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. While some countries particularly UK, USA, and Australia, will get visa on arrival. However, a visa is mandatory for people who do not fall under any of the above categories.

What is the dress code in Dubai?

During the summer months (April to September), loose, cotton clothing is recommended. On the other hand, for your winter trip to Dubai, you must have a light jacket. In Dubai, the dress code is quite liberal; most normal clothing is tolerated provided it is modest and not too outrageous. However, With respect to the underlying values of modesty, it is best to remain covered from shoulder to at least below the knees.

If you are visiting a Mosque, one is required to follow the recommended dress code. One should wear modest, conservative, loose-fitting clothing, long sleeves, long skirts, and trousers. Women are required to wear the traditional dress (abaya) and headscarf (Shayla) before entering the mosques.

Is it allowed to consume alcohol in Dubai?

Dubai’s law strictly forbids the intake of alcohol in public spaces and while driving. However, alcohol consumption is permitted in bars attached to hotels, clubs, restaurants, and private functions.

What is the best time to travel to Dubai?

You can visit Dubai throughout the year. But most tourists visit Dubai from September to April when the climate is breezy and salubrious.

What is the currency of the UAE?

The local currency of the UAE is AED (Dirham). With a number of money exchange counters available across the malls, and banks. You can easily exchange your currency, but it’s recommended to exchange from your home country.

Is it safe to visit Dubai and the other Emirates?

Dubai is one of the safest cities in the world. But make sure to obey the rules and regulations. UAE is a Muslim country, so religious sensitivities should be taken into consideration.

Is there any special rate for “Group Booking”?

Yes, we offer discounted rates if you are a group of people. Discounts will depend on the size of the group.

How to make the booking?

You can book tours, activities, attraction entry tickets and transfer online through our website, while for Holidays Packages and some other tours where you need customized offers, email us your name, expected date of arrival, the total number of people and advise us your requirement like for how many days and package with the hotel or without a hotel. We will get back to you as per your request. Once you receive the quotation from our side read complete package details with term and conditions and get back to us for the final confirmation or addition or removal of any item.

How to choose the best tour operators?

Dubai is a hub of tourism and every tour operator try to attract tourists in different ways. But never attract to any lower prices. Because you might not able to repeat the same tour due to your limited stay in Dubai and it might ruin your whole holiday. So it’s always recommended to choose someone with reasonable prices with better service quality. It will make your holiday memorable for a lifetime.

Best way to travel within Dubai?

You can easily visit shopping malls and most of the other landmarks through Dubai metro or Buses and taxis. Dubai is one of the best and well-integrated transportation systems managed by RTA. You can check the complete map of the city on our site for better guidance. In case you need private pickup and drop off from your hotel that you can book through our website. 

What is the time zone in Dubai?

It is GMT/UTC +4 hours.

How to get a mobile connection in Dubai?

It’s easy to obtain a mobile phone connection in Dubai. All you need to do is to submit a copy of your valid visa/passport to one of the nearest offices of Du or Etisalat in the airport or any shopping mall.

Is it possible to find cuisines of your choice?

The best thing regarding a visit to Dubai is food. You will be delighted to see almost every type of food in different areas across Dubai.

What to experience must in Dubai?

There are many things to do in Dubai, but in case you are here for a short time then experience an evening desert safari, a Dinner cruise in the evening, and a Dubai City tour.