From glitzy malls to sun-kissed beaches, Dubai is a cosmopolitan city of myriad shades and colours. It’s a city adorned by sprawling skyscrapers and awe-inspiring structures that reflect the glamorous facet of the city of modern luxuries. Although the city is very modern and progressive, it is deeply rooted in local tradition and culture. Since you can enjoy a lot of activities in Dubai, so, packing for your Dubai trip might appear as a unique dilemma. Keeping the weather and the social boundaries in mind, here is a checklist of things to pack for your Dubai trip:
Packing clothes for Dubai might appear confusing to travellers, especially females. Although, Dubai hosts a relatively large foreign population many businesses demand modest clothing. For men, linen pants, shorts, stylish tees and shirts are fine. For women, spaghetti tops and shorts is fine but only when you are staying at beach resorts. Since the weather is hot and humid in Dubai, wear loose and long linen or cotton clothes. These fabrics are breathable and also are modest. Carry a pashmina with you. This will come handy if you need something for a quick cover-up. Bathing suits, tank tops and sundresses are appropriate only for the beaches. Pack light clothes.
2. Outdoor essentials
When going for outdoor activities in Dubai, you need to protect your skin from sun exposure. Pack light, wicking clothes that you can wear for activities such as hiking, dune bashing, riding, etc. Carry a hat and sunscreen. For night activities, people in Dubai love to dress in formal party-wears. So, pack a cocktail dress for your night outs at restaurants and hotels. Carry a UV-filtered sunglass. The sky in Dubai is pretty clear, and during summers, the glaring light makes it difficult to roam around without a sunglass. Also, a hat or a baseball cap is essentials if you plan to take a walk around the city during daytime.
When you are roaming around the city, sandals and flipflops are the best. However, you cannot go for a desert safari in flipflops. Dubai trip is incomplete without taking a hike on the Arabian sands. For that, you need to carry closed shoes such as hiking boots or sneakers.
4. Other things to pack
The air of Dubai is pretty dry. So, pack plenty of moisturising lotion with you. You can carry a portable folding fan with you. This is especially useful during hotter days. Carry extra clothes. It’s because due to high humidity, the clothes take longer to dry.
You do not need to carry toiletries as the hotels in Dubai will provide you with all type of toiletries. Moreover, cosmetics are very cheap in tax-free Dubai so that you can buy everything from the malls. Also, carry enough local currency and cards. We hope that this list will be helpful to guides you. If you are planning your trip soon, check our Dubai tour packages and get exciting deals.