While being a shining example of a sleek and a thriving metropolitan city, Dubai’s culture is rooted deeply in religion. Read on to find out more about this fantastic city.
The culture of Dubai is deeply linked with the Islamic religion which plays a part in the everyday life of the UAE. Visitors are encouraged to behave in a decorous manner while respecting the values held dear by the Arabic community.
The Emiratis dress most often in traditional clothes influenced by their religious beliefs. Men usually wear a dishdasha (a long white shirt dress) along with a ghutra, which is a white headdress. The Emirati women dress in a long black cloak known as Abhaya while using a hijab to wrap around the head. Visitors should always dress appropriately when visiting public spaces or religious sites. Swimwear is acceptable at the beach and at pool sides of many a Palm Jumeirah hotel in Dubai including the likes of DUKES DUBAI.
The official language in Dubai is Arabic, but many people do speak fluent English given the fact that a host of nationalities from around the world live in the city.
Consuming alcohol is not forbidden as long as it’s in the privacy of one’s home and in places of entertainment such as clubs, bars and hotels, which have been issued alcohol licenses by the municipality. It is illegal to consume spirits in public spaces and streets.
Fritzjames Stephen is a travel writer, who writes content based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travellers across all walks of life. Google+