One basic thing about rural Africa you must remember is the simple axiom when it comes to luggage, “less is more”! This statement is never more true than when visiting remote safari camps. Daily laundry, is the norm here. African cities, especially in summer (by calendar) have an entirely different set of requirements.

Dubai represents first-rate hotels, shopping, dining, and nightlife establishments. Dubai (UAE) as an Islamic culture, dictates men and women adhere to relatively conservative standards for attire. Daytime temperatures average well over 105 degrees Fahrenheit during the day and a warm 86F at night. The humidity can be intolerable.

So how to dress? All cotton fabrics rule the day. Traditional Arabic clothing for men is surprisingly comfortable and cool. Western dress is well accepted. Slacks, a cool button-up shirt and a light linen jacket make a good foundation. For women, it is advisable to dress with an eye towards modesty. When you think coverage of skin, more is good. The local population is very polite and welcoming of foreigners and I have never heard a direct negative comment.

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Sunglasses and a hat are mandatory for the daytime. It is hot and bright until the sun goes down, then attire changes significantly. Sharply Western-dressed men and women rule the better venues, bars and restaurants. Shopping malls display excess found only in dreams. Indoor ski mountains, one of the world’s largest aquariums where you walk through and under the water in air-conditioned comfort, and dining opportunities representing every cuisine imaginable. Dubai is home to the world’s tallest building, The Burj Khalifa. see more @ http://www.burjkhalifa.ae. The world’s most diverse architecture and still vibrant centuries old parts of the city connect you to the past. Souks offer an old world bazaar setting with sights and sounds to match, and so much more. Follow us as we sample a variety of experiences in this fantastic city, its people, sights, sounds, tastes, and more importantly a tribute to man’s insatiable quest to create the improbable to impossible at any cost.

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