Tourist a 30-day visa is issued to individuals intending to spend up to 30 days in UAE can be issued by the hotel that you are staying in or through a local travel company. Over 30 days get a visit visa. A transit visa is a 4-day (96 hours) visa that can be utilized by transit travelers who would like to spend their transit hours or days outside of a UAE airport terminal. Entry formalities are subject to sudden changes and should be checked with your nearest UAE embassy before departure.
Excellent and extensive phone network. Pay as you go cards are available for visitors who do not wish to use their home services. Etisalat and du provide services. Most malls, hotels and cafes offer internet access. The international dial code for UAE is +971. Ambulance 998 or 999; Fire 997; Police 999. Domestic supply is 220 volts. Three-pin 13 amp plugs are the norm. The UAE is four hours ahead of GMT. Local calls on landline are free.
Straddling the Tropic of Cancer, the UAE is warm and sunny in winter and hot and humid during the summer months. Winter daytime temperatures average a very pleasant 26°C, although nights can be relatively cool, between 12–15°C on the coast, and less than 5°C in the depths of the desert or high in the mountains. Summer temperatures are in the mid- 40s, but can be higher inland. Rainfall is sparse and intermittent and occasional thunderstorm.
UAE Arts & Culture
Art, heritage and culture are central to national identity and there is a deep awareness of the need to preserve traditional culture. Abu Dhabi 2030, the ambitious and far-reaching urban planning initiative, seeks to establish the emirate as a regional center for culture with a global capital city as its hub. Next door, Dubai is striving to achieve the vision of ‘to establish the city as vibrant, Arabian metropolis that shapes culture and arts in the region.