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Top 10 Dubai by Sarah Monaghan, Lara Dunston

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Security & Health

1. Precautions

The biggest danger to your health and wellbeing in the UAE is the heat. Take precautions to avoid dehydration, sunburn and sunstroke. From June to August in particular, avoid walking as much as possible and take advantage of the cheap air-conditioned taxis.

2. Personal Safety

While petty crime is unheard of, be sensible – don’t dress like a tourist and don’t flash cash around. The most dangerous place is on the road. The UAE has one of the highest rates of road deaths on the planet. As a pedestrian be vigilant; drivers will not stop for you on a crossing, so cross only at lights where possible. If your taxi driver is driving too fast or recklessly, tell him to slow down.

3. Drinking Water & Food Safety

The tap water ...

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