Ever travelled to another country and say you live in Dubai, to only be showered with multiple questions of what the city entails.

Home to 9.97 million residents, the UAE has a large expat community that have now made this country their base for numerous years. With so much evolved in the country over the years, it’s time to learn what’s true in the country.

So if you want to double-check the rules before booking your flight to Dubai and fact-check certain myths then you might have thought are true, you’re in the right place.

So, if you’re on a mission to learn more about the UAE and expand your knowledge, see what you can learn about this one-of-a-kind haven as a whole and what statements to debunk.

There is no culture or history

After unifying in 1971, the UAE has come a long way and there are several spots that mark its rich heritage. In Dubai itself, there are many sites that display the nation’s history and pay homage to where it all began. As an ode to the UAE’s long-standing cultural heritage, Emirates Woman has curated a guide with seven renowned sites to visit in Dubai including the Coffee Museum, Etihad Museum, Dubai Museum and more.

The UAE is always hot



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While this might be partially true, the rest of the year from November to March remains cool with temperatures evening dropping to -1 degree celcius in Jebel Jais, with both hail and snow.

There’s barely any nature

The UAE is famous for nature-fuelled trek, expansive mangroves and deep sea diving for adrenaline junkies. From camping sites to newly opened glamping spots both tourists and residents can absorb it all. From Abu Dhabi’s Liwa Oasis to Al Barari, the UAE has various dense spots with natural greenery.

The National animal of the UAE is a camel

While most people might think the national animal of the country is a camel, the UAE’s national animal is an Arabian Oryx which can also be seen printed on the 50 Dirham currency note.

You need to be fully covered

While there are some religious sites and public areas where you need to be mindful of the clothing. So While the city is quite liberal compared to other parts of the Middle East, it’s important to dress modestly in public spaces and religious sites. For men and women alike, clothing that covers shoulders and knees is generally acceptable. Overall, you’ll see a wide range of clothing, from bikinis to sundresses, in tourist areas, beaches, and many hotels.

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