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ShermansTravel experts rely on years of collective travel experience to bring you the best money-saving tips for your vacation. We take a discerning look at all the attraction passes, public transportation options, and other local bargains to make sure you get the most bang for your buck while traveling.

Dubai Money-Saving Tips

Tax-free Shopping

Though Dubai is an expensive destination, travelers can save a few pennies with the tax-free shopping.

Prayer Time

Friday is recognized as a day off here because it is an Islamic day of prayer. Don't schedule any meetings if you’re traveling on business.


Nearly everyone speaks English here. Most locals will ask you where you’re from, and American’s shouldn’t be ashamed to speak up. In this bastion of capitalism, America is thoroughly admired.

Travel Don'ts

Do not photograph local women unless you receive their permission.

Public Transportation

Little infrastructure exists in the realm of public transport (i.e. buses and subways), but taxis are easy to come by, especially at all hotels and shopping malls. Opt for taxis over renting a car.

Alcohol and Drug Laws

Alcohol is legally served on hotel premises only. Drugs are illegal everywhere. Don’t take any chances.

Tourist Visas

Most nationalities can receive a visa upon arrival at no extra charge. Check the airport website to verify.

Under the Influence

Don't drink and drive. Accidents are taken very seriously. Here, you are guilty until proven innocent.

Hot Travels Means Hot Deals

Temperatures easily soar beyond 105 degrees during the summer months of June through September, making visits here unbearable. For those on a budget, though, hotels offer great deals at this time, and you can see the city’s glitziest attractions in air-conditioned splendor.

Bargaining at the Souk

Go to the Gold Souk for jewelry – there isn't a style or color that can't be found here. Be prepared to bargain and never settle on the asking price.

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