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What is the climate like in Dubai during the winter months?

The temperature, hours of sunshine, strength of the sun (need for sunburn). In the winter months, it can feel a bit cooler in the evening.

Can I wear anything I want in Dubai or are there any dress codes?

Dubai is a tolerant Islamic country. However, you should dress appropriately when visiting Dubai to avoid being refused entry to public places. Female tourists are not obliged to wear a headscarf in Dubai. Please note the following dress code for Dubai.
– In general, clothing that is too short, transparent, too tight or too sexy is considered offensive and shoulders should be covered in public places.
– Swimwear is only allowed on the beach or by the pool. Topless or nude sunbathing is forbidden as well as transparent swimwear and small thongs. Beachwear is allowed only on the beach, not outside. Please bring extra clothing if you wish to visit the adjacent promenade.
– Make sure that undergarments such as a bra or thong are not visible.
– In shopping centres: shoulders and upper arms covered, not too short skirts and too short trousers (up to your knees)
– In mosques and public buildings: shoulders and knees covered. Women should wear a headscarf in mosques.
– Restaurants: no trainers, sandals or flip-flops, no shorts for men and all the rules above.

Do I need a visa to visit Dubai?

From more than 50 countries (including the UK, Netherlands, Germany), you do not need a visa in advance to visit Dubai or any of the other United Arab Emirates such as Abu Dhabi. Upon arrival at the airport you will receive a free ‘visa on arrival’ in your passport, allowing you to stay in the United Arab Emirates for 30 days. Please note that your passport must still be valid for at least 6 months.