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Am planning a holiday trip of two weeks with my girlfriend to dubai and with the crisis in the middle eastern region (syria and yemen) is it still safe to go on this trip in terms of security ?

Asked by Melvin via Site_iconWorldNomads.com

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    Melvin, not much cause to worry about Dubai.... it's Middle East-lite in many ways.
    Have a look at this previous answer to a similar question, which explains why Dubai is unlikely to experience the same troubles as Yemen and Syria (or even Egypt)>
    http://answers.worldnomads.com/questions/united-arab-emirates/3509/i-have-just-booked-a-holiday-to-dubai-in-september-is-it-safe over 6 years ago

    Answered by Ask Phil via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    I live in Abu Dhabi - about an hour from Dubai - and can confirm that this is definitely a safe area with regards to the ME crisis thats happening. It's almost as though we are in a "bubble" and whilst we know its happening, it isn't affecting us, per se. That's not to say that I am not concerned as I am but the troubles have not and will not overspill to this region.

    Security here has been increased which means that all hotels have CCTV which they monitor; the roads have increased overhead cameras - facial recognition stuff etc.

    Dubai relies on tourism and as such, ensures that things run fairly smoothly where possible. They cannot afford to upset the British pounds/US dollar travellers. With this in mind, you will find it very westernised here - shops you will know, products you can buy back home, english spoken everywhere, tourism encouraged etc.

    Just a word of advice - staying in a hotel with someone you are not related to or married to is illegal. For the most part, hotels turn a blind eye, but I was recently asked to provide my marriage certificate at a smaller hotel - luckily I had it - and this is the second time in 5 years I have been asked to provide it.

    Dubai is getting hot and sticky, so be prepared. Temperatures today at 8am were 40 degrees and humidity was around 65% !! Not good!! over 6 years ago

    Answered by Sam Richards via Site_iconTravellr.com

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