Tips for Business Travel to Dubai
By Stanley Kirchner
Planning a business trip to Dubai? Here are few exclusive tips which will make your business tour stress free. Dubai is one of the richest places in the Middle East. The city is adorned with skyscrapers, ancient and modern monuments and many more exciting places. Dubai attracts the businessmen for its oil industry and gold trade. However, now Dubai is far more than just gold and oil.
Dubai – The Main Attraction for Business:
The language of business in Dubai is English and doing business in this city is relatively straightforward. Free trade zones, tax exemptions for expats etc. attract businessmen from across the world. The free zones offer plenty of business opportunities and foreigners get full ownership. Setting a business outside the free zone is also not a daunting task; partnership with the national agent can help setting the business.
While on business trip to Dubai, do not fix any meeting on Friday. The workweek in this city runs from Sunday through Thursday. In Dubai business meetings are generally held in cafes or restaurants as they tend to start with casual chats and then further move to serious discussions.
Accommodation Options in Dubai:
Dubai is a hub of travelers and there is a steady flow of tourists and businessmen in the modern city. The city offers a huge selection of accommodation. Budget hotels to apartments and luxury hotels can be booked as per the convenience. The iconic Burj al-Arab is the most famous resort.
Satisfy Taste Buds With Delicious Food:
Hundreds of restaurants are established in Dubai ranging from the highest luxury to the cheapest street food outlet and everything in between. The travelers can enjoy mind-boggling variety of dishes right from Arabic food to sushi to flat breads. Dinner at floating restaurant can be an amazing experience.
Enjoy Yourself In Dubai:
At home, entertainment is unusual in Dubai. Generally, alcohol is only served in hotels, nightclubs and bars. Visiting an Arabic night club after a late dinner is a leisurely affair. Drinking alcohol is not a part of business lunch. Dubai is a land of shopping malls; there’s always something waiting for you. Visiting malls can be a great option to keep entertained. Hot air balloon ride over The Palm, Jumeirah Beach, Dubai Marina and many such places can be entertaining for those who love to have adrenaline rush.
Transportation In Dubai:
Dubai metro, water buses, Abras, mono rails, and local buses can be used for transportation. Abras are motorized traditional boats which leave only when the capacity of 20 passengers is fulfilled; local buses are clean and air-conditioned but are slow. Monorail connects the Palm Jumeirah with Dubai Marina with only two stations. So, it is better to rent a car at Al Maktoum and have safe and stress-free transportation in the Dubai city.
The rich city, Dubai is great place for setting and carrying out any Business. A little attention towards the culture of the city and the business will bloom in no time. Many cheap and luxurious hotels are available which offers comfortable accommodation and delicious food. By renting a car, travel is simple. Dubai offers several outstanding places to relax and entertain yourself.
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