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Travel Advice For United Arab Emirates - Dubai
- Tristar Worldwide recommends using our meet-and-greet service to help you clear immigrations and customs in the U.A.E., which can be very stressful. You will be met as soon as you disembark from your flight and escorted all the way to your waiting chauffeur.
- Travelling by car is the best way to get around the U.A.E. Tristar Worldwide’s esteemed chauffeur services provide reliable and experienced drivers, who will ensure you get to your destination in complete comfort and safety. In those instances where security is of paramount importance, we put in place various measures to ensure our clients’ safety. For example, we do not use branded apparel or items in order to maintain a low profile, unless instructed otherwise by our clients. Furthermore, we keep all doors locked and windows closed as an added safety measure.
- There is a threat of terrorism within the U.A.E. and travellers are urged to remain vigilant, particularly in public and heavily populated areas. Monitor the media for information about potential threats or security risks. Take care to ensure your personal safety, at all times.
- It must be remembered that the U.A.E. as a whole is an Islamic nation. Visitors should respect the local laws and customs, even in more cosmopolitan and liberal states like Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Travellers (particularly women) should wear conservative clothing in public areas, and when visiting holy sites.
- The workweek in the U.A.E. runs from Sunday to Thursday. If travelling to the Emirates during Ramadan, be aware that there can be a change in business hours, with many commercial venues staying closed until the evening or operating on limited hours.
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Top 5 Business Tips
- Addressing individuals by their correct title acknowledges their status and shows respect. Senior people must always be greeted first.
- Having an Emirati contact that can help with introductions and networking is invaluable. Be prepared to cultivate personal relationships, as Emiratis prefer doing business with familiar and trusted individuals.
- Emiratis are a hospitable people and it would be rude to refuse any food and/or drink offered. Furthermore, be aware that meetings can be chaotic and subject to frequent interruptions. Be patient and wait your turn.
- Final decisions may be slow in coming, as not only is there a strong vertical hierarchy to work through, but also bureaucratic formalities to contend with.
- Be aware that the individual who does most of the talking and questioning is merely the mouthpiece for the silent observer at meetings, who is the real decision-maker.
Dubai, synonymous with opulence, extravagance and wealth, is the most well known of the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) cities. The second largest emirate within the nation has the highest population and like its cousin Abu Dhabi, its wealth is built on oil. Today, however, the city’s economy is primarily driven by tourism, real estate and financial services. Driving is unarguably the best way to get around Dubai, and Tristar Worldwide is happy to offer our chauffeur servicesin Dubai to help visitors get the best out of the travel experience. Dubai is a city built to attract: the Burj Khalifa is the world’s tallest building, whilst the Dubai Fountain is the largest dancing fountain in the world. The familiar sail-shaped Burj al-Arab is billed as the only seven-star hotel in the world, whilst offshore, the man-made Palm Jumeirah island is testament to the city’s glamorous ambition. Shopaholics will find paradise in Dubai, which is internationally renowned for its shopping. Glittering malls filled with designer shops abound, but those looking for less glitzy pastures can head to the city’s historical souks such as the Gold Souk and Spice Souk.