First Time Traveller Experience in Dubai-What to Expect?

First Time Traveller Experience in Dubai-What to Expect?

Date published: Jan - 05 - 2022

Dubai is a metropolis unlike any other, with massive displays of ancient and modern history. For first-time visitors, Dubai's magnificent skyscrapers, wide desert, and rich history might be intimidating. It's a swirling combination of old rituals and international modernism, and you'll want to see as much as possible on your first visit. Thankfully, this piece will guarantee that first-time visitors to Dubai receive a sense of the city's diversity.

Some Things To Keep in Mind While You Visit;

Improve Your Demeanour

Dubai's contemporary atmosphere and gleaming Western veneer make it very easy to forget you're on an Arabian peninsula. However, cultural standards in the United Arab Emirates diverge from those in the West. What appears to be a normal dress for a night out, or one too many drinks, might find you in an awkward scenario. Sure, there are pubs that sell alcohol, and western attire is prevalent, but it's always best to err on the side of caution.

 Take a Taxi (or bus)

There are two seasons in Dubai: hot and hotter. If you're used to exploring cities on foot, we've got some bad news for you: Dubai isn't built for it. It's designed for both driving and riding. Alternatively, if you're feeling very affluent, go to the sky in a helicopter.

Start Your Weekend off Right.

It was Friday. That's right, because, in Dubai, the weekend begins on Friday morning, with breakfast. If you're in the West, you're probably used to weekend schedules that go from Saturday through Sunday. Dubai conducts things in a unique way. Emiratis work from Sunday to Thursday, then relax on Friday and Saturday.

Pay a visit to the Desert

The journey from Dubai's gleaming buildings to the boundless desert sands takes no time at all (maximum 45 minutes). So go ahead and abandon the city for the strikingly stunning Arabian Desert. Search for the emerald green oasis, gazelles, and roving camels from the air in a hot air balloon. Consider a sunset safari and dune drive if you'd prefer to stay on the ground. Whichever you choose, the desert will not let you down.

Investigate Large Shopping Centres.

Emiratis are serious about their shopping. Even die-hard "shop 'til you drop" fans are likely to be overwhelmed. Why? These shopping complexes are massive and have everything. What are your thoughts on designer clothing? Check. Jewelry? Check. Food, souvenirs, entertainment, and ATMs where you may withdraw actual gold bars? Check. Even if you don't enjoy shopping, you must tour these malls to appreciate their grandeur and vastness.

Visit The Beach (but only in the winter)

Dubai's beaches are breathtaking. And it's hot. It's scorching outside. The temperature in the summer might exceed 105 degrees Fahrenheit (40 degrees Celsius), so wait until the winter to go to the beach. You're in luck if you visit Dubai between November and March. And that is when the weather cools down enough to enjoy beach lounging. There are endless activities to choose from, like relaxing, jet skiing, and parasailing above the Arabian Gulf.

 Places to Visit as a First Timer in Dubai


Its Burj Khalifa, located just outside the massive Dubai Mall, is indeed the centerpiece of the city's opulence. This enormous structure will take your breath away. Burj Khalifa is the world's tallest structure, standing at about 829 meters.

We purchased a ticket to the 124th story of the Burj Khalifa during our vacation. A viewing platform on this floor offers the greatest view of Dubai and the huge desert. Do not even expect these vistas to be cheap, either. For a normal day ticket, we paid about $50 per person. You'll have to delve even deeper into your pockets if you want to see the sunset or dawn. However, if you're in the area, it's absolutely worth a visit.


This beach is without a doubt the hippest beachside location in Dubai, if not the whole United Arab Emirates. It is unquestionably worthwhile to pay a visit. There are several fine restaurants, several stores, and a large beach with crystal blue water in the neighborhood. The beach is separated into three sections: north, north, and south, with a dock in the middle.

A waterpark, several restaurants, and spectacular street art can all be found along the waterfront. The mix of an old rustic city, wooden barrels, and a beat-up vehicle adds to the overall appeal of the location. La Mer is an ideal spot for a whole day of sunbathing, dining, and resting. When the sun sets, this is the place to be.


This spot has a special place in my heart, and I visited it several times during my journey. Old Dubai is a mysterious location steeped in legends and rich history. You can't get much closer to Dubai's roots and Arab customs than by wandering through its mazes of deserted alleys and small alleyways.

Explore the history of the Dubai Creek, which split the city between tribes and dynasties, by exploring the ancient district of Al Bastakiya, shopping in the Dubai souks, and learning about the history of the Dubai Creek. Visit one of Old Dubai's tea rooms to immerse yourself in traditional Arabic culture, or pick up some traditional clothing as a keepsake at the textile souk. Do not even forget to visit one of the restaurants if you're a gourmet.


Go to the Dubai desert once you're prepared to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. It's only about an hour away and introduces you to a whole other world of Arab culture. You'll enter a world of pristine and uninhabited natural terrain from large opulent towers. This is a land where bedouins rule and camels roam, and it's unlike anything you've ever seen.

Now we presume that you have got a fair idea of how to get yourself prepared for your first time in Dubai. Contact the best Dubai tours and travels UBL Tours and Travels. We guide you with all your tours and travels company requirements. Contact us today!