What to wear in Dubai

Your flights are booked, you’ve found a top-notch hotel, you just need to pack your bags and you’re off to Dubai. But wait, what are you putting in there? Every traveller to Dubai needs to be aware of the city’s rules around clothing, and what to expect when you get there. As a Muslim country following Sha’aria law, the United Arab Emirates has some strict rules around what you can and can’t wear. Dubai is more liberal than other places in the Middle East, but you’re still required to dress modestly – particularly in the older, more traditional parts of the city.


Dubai after dark: The best nightlife in Dubai

Sure it’s a conservative city, but Dubai still has plenty to offer in the way of nightlife. From rooftop bars and speakeasies to pool parties, you won’t find it hard to let your hair down in the City of Gold. Bad news for you youngsters, though; the legal drinking age in Dubai is 21, and under-agers aren’t allowed to enter bars and clubs (ID is often checked at the door). The exception would be places that also have a food license, though they sometimes kick under 21s out at around 9/10pm – best to check before heading over.

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A thrill-seekers guide to Dubai

It may be best known for its malls and man-made beaches, but when it comes to outdoor activities, Dubai has a ‘go hard or go home’ kind of ethos. If you’re looking for heart-pumping action and epic adventure, the city promises the trip of a lifetime. All of the shisha and selfies by the pool can wait – it’s time to channel your inner Stallone. From quad biking to wakeboarding, Dubai is truly a thrill-seeker’s dream. Here are the best ways to get your adrenaline fix in the desert city.