Whether lying by the pool or walking around town, you’re equally at risk of dehydrating in the UAE’s ferocious heat. To avoid dehydration, wear light clothes, avoid the sun in the hottest part of the day and drink much more water than you normally would at home.
Dubai’s traffic is horrific. Be vigilant as a pedestrian and as a passenger don’t be embarrassed to ask your driver to “shway shway!” (slow down!).
Don’t think about going anywhere in Dubai from 8–10am (when commuters head to work), noon–2pm (when they go home or out for lunch) and from 4–6:30pm. Also avoid the roads around 8–9pm on Thursday and Friday nights, when everyone seems to be going out.