The high-rising skylines of Dubai and Abu Dhabi, fencing long sandy shorelines has made UAE one of the most popular destinations today!
UAE has desert climate with mild and pleasant winters and hot, sunny summers.
Winters here usually starts from December ending in January with temperature ranging 24 °C to 26 °C (76 °F to 80 °F). In January drops down to 10/12 °C (50/54 °F).
Whereas Summers are very hot and sunny with daytime temperature reaching to 38 °C to 42 °C (101 °F to 108 °F) between May and September. During the hottest time the temperature also rises to 47/48 °C (117/118 °F).
Rainfalls are limited to 50 millimetres a year mostly occurring from December to March.
In winters carry light clothes for the day and a sweater, jacket for the night, scarfs to avoid wind.
In Summers carry lightweight clothes, loose fitting mostly cotton lined clothes.
AED also known as simply the Emirati dirham, is the currency of the United Arab Emirates.
The UAE dirham (Dhs) is fully convertible and pegged to the US dollar. One dirham is divided into 100 fils. Notes come in denominations of five, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1000 dirham.
Coins are Dhs1, 50 fils, 25 fils, 10 fils and five fils.
If you need to change money, exchange offices tend to offer better rates than banks.
Credit Cards: Visa, MasterCard and American Express are widely accepted and debit cards are accepted at bigger retail outlets.
ATMs: Credit and debit cards can be used for withdrawing money from ATMs that display the relevant symbols, such as Visa and MasterCard. A charge (around 1.5% to 2%) on ATM cash withdrawals abroad is levied by some banks.
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