Practical info

COUNTRY LANGUAGE

The spoken language is English

RENT A CAR

To rent a car, you must be over 21 in the United Arab Emirates.

CURRENCY EXCHANGE

If you're going to change euros into dirhams (AED), we advise you to go to the exchange offices in shopping malls or in the Deira district, where you can negotiate your rate. Avoid the airport and hotels.

PAYMENT BY BANK CARD

When you buy your plane tickets, remember to use your own credit card to benefit from VISA and MASTERCARD travel insurance (medical expenses, repatriation, legal fees, etc.)

For payments by credit card on site, we advise you to pay in AED to benefit from the most advantageous rate.

PHONE CALL

In the Emirates, we strongly recommend using the BOTIM application or a VPN on your device to enjoy audio and video calls on social networks. We recommend the "Free VPN" application, which is totally free and highly efficient.

As soon as you arrive, it's imperative to get a SIM card so you can benefit from the call/internet network during your stay, Etisalat being the operator offering the best deal for short and medium-term stays.

TAXI

Choose the yellow "RTA" cabs, which will be a little cheaper than the private cabs that will approach you on the street. If you can't find a cab, ask your hotel to call one for you (+1.70€). You can also take women-only cabs.

COUNTRY LANGUAGE

The spoken language is English

RENT A CAR

To rent a car, you must be over 21 in the United Arab Emirates.

CURRENCY EXCHANGE

If you're going to change euros into dirhams (AED), we advise you to go to the exchange offices in shopping malls or in the Deira district, where you can negotiate your rate. Avoid the airport and hotels.

PAYMENT BY BANK CARD

When you buy your plane tickets, remember to use your own credit card to benefit from VISA and MASTERCARD travel insurance (medical expenses, repatriation, legal fees, etc.)

For payments by credit card on site, we advise you to pay in AED to benefit from the most advantageous rate.

PHONE CALL

In the Emirates, we strongly recommend using the BOTIM application or a VPN on your device to enjoy audio and video calls on social networks. We recommend the "Free VPN" application, which is totally free and highly efficient.

As soon as you arrive, it's imperative to get a SIM card so you can benefit from the call/internet network during your stay, Etisalat being the operator offering the best deal for short and medium-term stays.

TAXI

Choose the yellow "RTA" cabs, which will be a little cheaper than the private cabs that will approach you on the street. If you can't find a cab, ask your hotel to call one for you (+1.70€). You can also take women-only cabs.