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Tips for a Memorable Dubai City Tour: Do’s and Don’ts for Travelers

The dazzling metropolis, Dubai is inviting you to experience the world’s most adventurous activities along with the culture. Adventure, excitement, thrill, relaxation, rejuvenation, and a blend of many other feelings are waiting for you. 

From awe-inspiring heritage to architecture and unparalleled luxury, there are several sights to see in this vibrant city, including the well-known Burj Khalifa and the busy Old Dubai souks. However, every city has its merits and demerits for visiting. The following blog highlights the do’s and don’ts while you are planning to visit Dubai.


  • Make a plan in advance: If you are planning a stay in Dubai for more than a week, plan and prepare your itinerary well in advance. To avoid standing in line, think about purchasing tickets for well-known attractions like the Burj Khalifa or Dubai Aquarium online.
  • Wishlist Famous Places: Before you plan your trip to Dubai, start by listing the places that excite you more. Don’t miss the chance to see famous sites like the Dubai Fountain, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai Mall, and Burj Khalifa. A peek at Dubai’s architectural wonders and cultural legacy can be found at these attractions.
  • Discover Old Dubai. Don’t forget to visit the real essence of this culturally rich city. To get a sense of the allure of Old Dubai, stroll around the charming areas of Al Fahidi and Bastakiya. The Dubai Museum will be an ideal place to discover more about the rich history and legacy of the city.
  • Experience Desert Safari: What can be more exciting than a desert trip in the Arabian desert while enjoying the sunrise, sunset, camel riding, dune bashing, and traditional Arabian entertainment? However, you need to select a trustworthy tour guide to guarantee a fun and safe trip.
  • Savor Culinary Delights: When you are visiting a city that is rich in culture, heritage, and taste, why forget culinary options? Street food eateries are the best way to explore international and traditional cuisines alongside Dubai Marina. Don’t miss the chance to eat at top-notch restaurants with views of the city skyline.
  • Keep Yourself Hydrated: While enjoying the desert and other adventurous activities, keep yourself hydrated, as Dubai’s desert temperature can be harsh, particularly in the summer. Limit your time to the sun and don’t forget to apply sunscreen before stepping out for enthralling and exciting activities.
  • Connect with Local People: Be it any city, what locals know about it, no tour guide can help you through this. Get connected with the local people to find out interesting facts about the cultural heritage and traditional aura of the city. You can dress modestly to create a peaceful encounter and consider cultural sensitivity.
  • Utilize Public Transit: The use of an effective public transit system in Dubai helps you discover unknown places easily and effectively. You will get to explore more of the city through Dubai Metro, buses, and water taxis.
  • Shop and make memories: Discover the world-famous malls in Dubai, such as the Gold Souk, the Mall of the Emirates, and the Dubai Mall. Dubai has something for every kind of shopper, whether they are searching for designer labels or unusual mementos. Also, don’t forget to capture your special moments with friends and family for your album.


  • Wear sun protection: The intense heat of Dubai might cause damage to your skin. Don’t forget to wear sunglasses, a hat, and sunscreen to protect yourself from the sun’s dangerous UV rays.
  • Don’t Ignore Cultural Events: If you are looking forward to seeing the real face of cultural and traditional activities in the city, Don’t miss cultural events during your visit that will clear all your doubts about the city’s cultural heritage. Get your tickets for these events before reaching them to avoid the hassle and standing in a long line.
  • Dubai’s Nightlife: You will miss the best part of the city if you avoid visiting pubs, clubs, and lounges. The city has a thriving nighttime scene. Don’t miss the chance to mingle with locals and other tourists while enjoying Dubai’s nightlife and fun activities.
  • Don’t Forget Desert Conservation: You need to be more than responsible while visiting the Arabian Desert. During the buggy and camel rides, take care of the beauty of the desert and avoid throwing waste.
  • Avoid Public Intoxication: Although drinking alcohol is allowed in establishments with a license, it is not allowed in public places in Dubai. To stay out of trouble with the law, use alcohol sensibly and abstain from excessive use.
  • Don’t Ignore the Dress Code: Show respect for regional customs and traditions by wearing modest clothing when visiting places of worship or cultural attractions. To avoid any possible discomfort or offense, choose conservative clothing and stay away from anything too revealing.
  • Don’t Haggle Forcefully: Although haggling is customary in markets and souks, refrain from acting confrontationally or haggling forcefully. To guarantee a satisfying shopping experience, negotiate pricing courteously and kindly.


Welcome to Dubai with this comprehensive guide for dos and don’ts. The city is waiting for you to visit the places that are rich in culture, heritage, adventure, and exciting entertainment.

Khat Tourism will be your reliable partner in this thrilling journey. We will plan your Dubai tour according to your needs and preferences. Our packages are designed for all our clients according to their preferred budgets and accommodations.