What you should know about Dubai

In Dubai usually one thinks of an ultra-modern city, glittering skyscrapers and a little Aladdin feeling. But what you often lose sight of is the fact that it still is an Arab city. Although Dubai is very modern, there are some rules and laws that affect us Europeans very strange and perhaps "unnecessary". Nevertheless, these are also valid for us, when we travel to Dubai. Although it is obviously not arrested immediately for any breach, we should adapt to the cultural realities of the country. After all, we are only guests.

In addition to the rules, I have noticed in Dubai a few other things that just are there different than ours. A few I found just funny :-)

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Flying Options

There are plenty of flights to the major and most famous European cities. They don`t take much time and money. Well, most of them … Because there`s a new trend among the ordinary passengers, tourists and business travelers. The flights are more convenient and regular nowadays, especially to the capitals of the European countries and regions.

Some of the fastest growing airplane businesses are the so called low-budget carriers. They don`t offer only low-budget flights and discounted ticket prices, but most of all – save time and money. Because there`s is no single person who wants to pay more for a flight to a dreamy city, like Paris for example. The plane ticket prices are fueled, mainly by the airports taxes and additional luggage, things very common for the major carriers. The discounted ticket prices are very popular nowadays. The low-budget carriers save on place for the luggage and fly to certain, mostly low-cost smaller airports. That`s good for both parties – the airlines and passengers. The carriers get larger amount of customers and popularity, and the passengers get cheaper plane ticket prices plus convenience for their flight.

We can refer the low-budget carriers as a European transport authority. The flights and planes on the continent have become something like a public transport for any citizen of Europe. You don`t have to be a rock star or wealthy business traveler to afford longer and continuously holiday trips to big cities. Most of the airlines offer discounts for regular customers, it means longer you travel the bigger discount on the future plane tickets` purchase would be.

Low-budget carriers fulfill many desires for free and comfortable trip to parts of the world, which are regularly visited by millions of tourists worldwide. People are freer nowadays with the gift to travel across borders.

The future of tourism

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The environmental costs of travel and tourism was also discussed has struck a Consequently, the industry and to work to feel deflated within it. Many travelers leave wondering if you can and should continue to travel.

I approached Geographical magazine earlier this year with the idea of dedicated editorial on the sustainable future of travel and tourism. I wanted to start a positive and future-oriented debate on the future of our industry. Geographic, the publisher and editor Graeme Gourlay Geordie Torr were inspired to devote their entire December 2008 issue on the subject.

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