Dubai – General informations

Trip tips

Dubai – The Arabian Las Vegas

Cities / Emirates

Umm al Quwain

How to get there

The United Arab Emirates (الإمارات العربية المتحدة) departs from Frankfurt in about 6 hours, international airports in the Arabic Emirates are the capital Abu Dhabi and the economic center of Dubai, which are reached directly from Germany. Flights are available from about 350, – €. A passport which is still valid for at least 6 months is necessary, vaccinations are not. A tourist visa is obtained free of charge upon arrival at the airport.


Hotels are available in all categories up to the 7-star luxury hotel, in the summer a 50% discount is available, but there are outside temperatures of 40ºC and more. Not everyone’s favor.

Local transport

In addition to a rental car, taxis are a cheap and comfortable means of transportation even for longer distances. The bus network is well developed and very cheap but public busses often are very full. Also a fast Metro network is available in Dubai connecting important places in the whole town with two lines. Very comfortable and inexpensive is the purchase of a ticket: for a small basic fee you buy a credit card to which you can load any credit. This card is scanned when you enter the train and after you have left it. That’s it! The corresponding ticket price is automatically debited from the card, the credit of which is valid for several years. If the credit on leaving the metro station to pay is not enough, a siren makes a lot of noise, so that the present Metro staff caring for the defaulting payer cares for you!


The currency in the United Arab Emirates is the UAE-Dirham (AED).

1 AED = 0.24 EUR 1 EUR = 4.16 AED
1 AED = 0.27 CHF 1 CHF = 3.70 AED
 1 AED = 0.27 US$  1 US$ = 3.67 AED
 1 AED = 0.21 £  1 £ = 4.85 AED

Local Weather

Weather in Dubai
humidity: 45%
wind: 7m/s E
H 26 • L 25
Weather from OpenWeatherMap