Handy Info Dubai

Just some general information about Dubai that is handy to know!

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General information about Amsterdam

Payment:                                                                   By Dirham (AED)
Country code (phone):                                            971
City code (phone):                                                    9714
In case of emergency (phone number):               999
Police number (Theft or other stuff):                  800-4-888
Electricity:                                                                 220/240 Volt

Typical of Dubai
– Oil exports
– Water pipe
– Ramadan
– Kebab
– Hummus
– Foul Madamas



ATM services in Dubai

International credit cards such as MasterCard and Visa are accepted almost everywhere and in Dubai are also plenty of ATM’s where you can withdraw money with Dutch cards. It’s possible to pin in the shops, also you can go in your own country to a bank retrieve for some Dirhams before you travel to Dubai. Please note that the local pins of money almost always cheaper than the rip off money in advance from the bank. This related to the unfavorable exchange rates and commission that the banks asks.

Safety in Dudai

There’s almost no crime in Dubai, only what little exists is mainly non-violent and generally happens far from the tourist areas. No one harasses you (except that a person aggravating man in the souk), there are no drunks, no serious anti-social behavior, and no riots or demos. Despite being in the middle of a geopolitical hotspot, no significant terrorist attack has ever been carried out here. It’s probably on same level of safety as Iceland, except there’s little chance of earthquakes and volcanoes here either.

Public holidays of Dubai

Most shops and banks closed on public holidays. The public holidays of Dubai are:

Date Holiday
05.05.xxxx           Israa & Miaraj Night
07.07.xxxx Eid al Fitr (end of Ramadan)
08.07.xxxx Eid al Fitr Holiday
10.09.xxxx Arafat Haj Day
11.09.xxxx Eid Al Adha
12.09.xxxx Eid Al Adha Holiday  
02.10.xxxx Hijri New Years Day (Islamic New Year)
30.11.xxxx Martyrs Day
02.12.xxxx   UAE National Day
03.12.xxxx   UAE National Day Holiday
12.12.xxxx Prophet Mohammeds Birthday


How late do the stores open and close

– Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday are the stores open from 10:00-23:00
– Thursday and Friday are the stores open from 10:00-12:00.
– On Friday are all shops closed.