15.1 – Welcome Meeting for Dubai

Welcome to Dubai!

Safety Information
During your stay in Dubai, you will need to be very aware about local crimes, beach safety and road safety. By doing this you will need to make sure you do not carry a lot of valuable belongings with you as you could be an easy target. Also while walking around the local are you need to be aware of any pickpockets as they can easily try and take your handbag without you even realising. Also public displays of affections are frowned upon. In there past there have been several arrests for kissing in public.
Also the country’s laws are that tourists should not offend, for example no swearing especially during the holy months for example Ramadan and religious areas. Swearing and making rude gestures are considered absence acts and offenders can be jailed. 

Tourists under the age of 21 are not allowed to drink alcohol. Alcoholic drinks are served in licensed hotel and clubs, but it is a punishable offence to drink, or the be under the influence of alcohol, in the public. There is a zero tolerance for drugs related offences.

The dress code for Women in Dubai is that they should dress modestly when in public areas, for example in shopping malls. When out in public, clothes should cover the tops of the arms and legs and underwear should not be visible. Swim wear should only be worn at beaches or round the swimming pool

Accommodation Information – City Max Bur Dubai

This hotel features a rooftop pool however the pool will not be allowed to be used past 7:00pm in the evening for health and safety reasons.

There is also a well-equipped gym for use of all guests that are staying in the hotel.
The rooms at Citymax Hotel Bur Dubai are fitted with designer furnishings and thick luxury mattresses. They all come with flat-screen TVs and a kettle. En suite bathrooms include bathtub and hairdryer.

Guests can enjoy buffet and à la carte dining options with different restaurants serving Indian, Chinese and Thai specialties for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Room service is available and a 24-hour coffee-house offers drinks and refreshments.

This hotel is within walking distance to lively markets and souqs. Burjuman Mall is a 10-minute walk away and Dubai’s World Trade Centre is 1.9 miles from the property. This hotel is in a great location with many amenities within walking distance.

Free car parking on site and 24 hour room service available.

Resort Information
ADCB Metro station 2  is a 15 minute walk from the City Max Bur Dubai hotel. This train will take you into the main city centre where there are many things to do such as visit the Dubai Mall and the Dancing Fountains.

Karama shopping and restaurant district is located approximately a 15 minute walk from the hotel.

The vast majority of visits are trouble-free, but you should take sensible precautions to protect yourself and your belongings. Don’t accept lifts from strangers. Use only licensed taxis or other recognized forms of public transport.

Rip currents can occur at any beach, and can sweep even the strongest swimmer out to sea. Always comply with warning signs, especially red flags, and only swim from approved beaches.

The weather is very hot and sun cream should be applied to avoid sun damage and serious injuries.

Local Information 
1.5 million population
GMT +4 hours
Dubai international airport (DXB) is the main hub for the Emirates airline
Be polite and respectful and dress conservatively  
Alcohol must not be drunk in public places
The bank notes are in amounts of: 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 &1,000
There are also fil coins in amounts of: 1, 10, 15 & 50
The bus and metro network is reliable and reasonably priced
The most convenient and popular way to get around is via taxis
The plugs are English  style which means there are no
need for adaptors

Attractions & Sights

Wild Wadi Waterpark

30 minute taxi ride
Cost 275AED → £56.12
Women &men changing rooms, inside there are different size lockers to rent Hire out a private cabana for the day
Four food stands & two restaurants
There are 3 places within the water park to buy gifts & anything needed for the day

The metre high wave pool is the largest wave pool in the Middle East
17 waterslides
3 pools
360m long lazy river

Burj Khalifia


125AED →£25.51 – Non-Prime Hours 
200AED → £40.81 – Prime Hours
Tallest structure and building in the world – 829.8 metres high
It takes around 1.5 hours to enjoy
There are three observation decks –
level 124, 125 and 148

Dancing Fountains
Did you know? The beams of lights can be seen 20 miles away & are visible from space

24 acres
Water jets up to 450ft
The fountain is 900ft long
The dancing fountains are made up of 5 circle and 2 central arcs
Over 6,000 lights and 25 colour projectors ‘dance’ to 35 songs

Dubai Mall
22 minute taxi ride
World’s largest shopping mall
1,200 shops
Four floors
Aquarium and underwater zoo
Ice rink
Rainforest café
120 cafes and restaurants
Indoor theme park 
Cinema – 22 screens

Desert Safari
Cost –  AED 140 £28
What’s included:
Camel rides, Henna painting, Belly dancing, Shisha, Arabic coffee and dates, Try on different traditional costumes , Unlimited soft and cold drinks as well as bottled water

Buffet dinner and BBQ

Pick up from the hotel at 5pm

  • Leave the desert at 9:30pm to
  • get back to the hotel for 10pm