Local Customs

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Local Customs

Before visiting Dubai, please take a moment to read the following pieces of information regarding the city, its customs and more.



The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a federation of seven emirates – the emirate of Dubai is a city-state in the country known for luxury shopping, ultramodern architecture and its lively nightlife.

Extravagant in both design and address, Kempinski Hotel and Residences Palm Jumeirah gracefully commands an unforgettable position on Dubai’s coveted Palm Jumeirah, whose exquisite beachside setting grants guests a world of exclusive luxury, endless pampering and indulgent facilities.



The UAE has a tropical weather similar to Florida, with a very hot and humid season extending from July 1-October 1. Rain is rare, but peaks in December and January. Most days are sunny and cloudless.



The local currency is the Arab Emirate Dirham (AED). 1 AED is equivalent to 3.67 USD and is fixed to the dollar.



The main language is Arabic, however, 97% of Dubai is comprised of expatriates from across the world.


Dress code

Please note, in order to show consideration for the local culture, we kindly ask you to adhere to a smart casual dress code at all times. At the Pool Bar and in the swimming pool, please wear appropriate swimming attire.


Local food

When it comes to restaurants in Dubai, the variety stretches from pizza to traditional Arabic cuisine, and from fine dining to cozy and casual. If you are unsure where to go, our concierge team is here to provide recommendations and reserve a tables in advance – simply contact them via email at concierge.thepalm@kempinski.com or via telephone on +971 4 444 2000

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