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    TRAVELLING IN THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

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    United Arab Emirates Travel Information

    Travelling in a UAE car hire allows you to get off the major highways and onto the more interesting back roads and giving you the freedom to stop as you please. Major roads in the UAE are excellent; multilane highways link the cities and have lighting along their entire length. They are based along British or European standards, with a plethora of roundabouts. Signs are readily understandable and are, in most places, clear and coherent. There is a good road into Oman and an excellent route into Saudi Arabia, which connects with the Trans-Arabian Highway on the overland route to Europe. Drivers in the UAE, particularly in the urban areas, tend to be highly aggressive. This may perhaps stem from the traffic, which can be extremely congested in the urban areas. There are now some good local city maps, particularly for Dubai, but be aware that construction is on-going, sometimes rapidly changing the road networks.

    United Arab Emirates Time Difference

    The United Arab Emirates time difference is four hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time. It does not operate daylight saving time. If you were collecting a car hire in Dubai then you will need to put your watches and mobile phones forward 4 hours.

    Language in United Arab Emirates

    Arabic is the official language of the United Arab Emirates. But do not worry, if you collect a car hire in Abu Dhabi you will find that English is also widely spoken, as are Hindi, Urdu and Persian.

    Electricity in United Arab Emirates

    Electricity in United Arab Emirates is 220 Volts, alternating at 50 cycles per second. If you have a device that does not accept 220 Volts at 50 Hz, you will need a voltage converter. Square three-pin plugs are standard.

    Currency in United Arab Emirates

    When travelling UAE you will need to have with you the local currency of Dirham (AED). There are plenty of ATM machines in the main cities.

    Tourism in United Arab Emirates

    When planning your holiday with a car hire in United Arab Emirates, be sure to have a look at the official tourist website, to find out tourism office locations, places to visit and further information you may need before travelling.

    United Arab Emirates Visa & Embassy Information

    If your holiday time in the UAE is 30 days or less then you will be given a 30 day visa upon arrival into the country. Book a United Arab Emirates car hire for longer than this and you will need to obtain a tourist visa before you arrive. Take a look at United Arab Emirates Tourist Visas to choose the one which befits your holiday needs. The British Embassy is located in Abu Dhabi. To know more about UK Embassies in United Arab Emirates and other information, visit the website provided.

    Before you book your car hire it's probably worth having a look through the above United Arab Emirates travel information when planning your holiday and looking at the arrangements you need to make.

    Useful Links

    United Arab Emirates Airport Information

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    United Arab Emirates on Wikipedia

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