Are you looking for some of the best spots to catch Dubai’s world-renowned fireworks displays on New Year’s Eve? And yes we also take you to enjoy Turkiye to start your 2023 year by visiting all the important and famous cities in Turkiye to make your trips very special. This trip will be even more special as you will enjoy your long flights on the premium flights with lots of movies on board and great meals.
1400 Konya Tour: Mevlana Museum, Sultan Hani Karavanseray
1500 Konya to Cappadocia
1830 Hotel Check-In
D8 05JAN CAPPADOCIA
0900 Cappadocia Tour: Red & Rose Valley, Pasabag Valley, Pigeon Valley
1100 Stone & Ceramic Factory Tour
1330 Cappadocia Tour: Underground City, Otahisar Castle, Uchisar Castle
1800 Hotel Drop Off
Optional Tour 3 – Hot Air Balloon
0400 Pickup from Hotel to Landing Field
0430 Hot Air Balloon Experience
0630 Hotel Drop Off
D9 06JAN CAPPADOCIA – ISTANBUL
0900 Cappadocia to Ankara via Salt Lake
1500 Ankara to Istanbul
2100 Hotel Check-In Istanbul
D10 09JAN ISTANBUL
0900 Istanbul Tour: Topkapi Palace
1300 Shopping Session at Grand Bazaar or Egyptian Bazaar
1600 Shopping Session at Taksim Square and Istiklal Street
2030 Hotel Drop Off
D11 08JAN ISTANBUL – JAKARTA
0900 Bosphorus Cruise
1400 Istanbul Tour: Pierre Lotti
1600 Airport Drop Off
2005 Flights to Jakarta
D12 09JAN JAKARTA
1540 Arrival Jakarta
Price includes Return Flights Jakarta – Dubai – Istanbul – Jakarta with Emirates Airlines / Turkish Airlines / Qatar Airways / Etihad Airways / equivalent with baggage allowance as per the airline regulation
Price includes Tipping for Guide, Tipping for Driver, UAE (Dubai) Visa, City Tax in all hotels in Turkiye and Dubai
Prices (Single, Double, etc.) as per active prices in the system.
Prices are based on a First Come First Server basis and based on availability. Prices may change accordingly
Ibis One Central Dubai (3Star) / equivalent (30minutes walking to Burj Khalifa)
Gunes Istanbul (4Star) / equivalent
Royal Palace Kusadasi (4Star) / equivalent
Ninova Thermal Pamukkale (4Star) / equivalent
Dinler Nevsehir Cappadocia (4Star) / equivalent
Tour Periods: 29DEC22-9JAN23
Term of Payment
Purchase through Apps (Web/Android/iOS): Full Payment
Manual Purchase (via Whatsapp 6281122222738 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org)
Down Payment 50% on confirmation
Second Payment 30% 60 days before departure
Balance Payment 20% 14 days before departure
Return Flights Jakarta – Dubai – Istanbul – Jakarta with Emirates Airlines / Turkish Airlines / Qatar Airways / Etihad Airways / equivalent with baggage allowance as per the airline regulation in economy class including airport tax and fuel surcharge (promo ticket, non-refundable, non-reroutable) based on seat availability.
Accommodations / Hotels including tax, service charges, city tax, and daily breakfast
Entrance Fees and Meals as per itinerary
Uludag Snow Mountain Cable Car
Air Conditioned Private Coach including the driver, parking, and toll fee as per itinerary
UAE Visa, Tippings for Drivers and Guides
Tour Leader from Indonesia for a minimum of 20PAX in the group
Lunch and Dinner sessions are not mentioned in the itinerary
Personal Expenses (porterage, phone calls from hotels, laundry, mini-bar, in-room-service, and all other things not included in the itinerary)
Terms and Conditions
This tour package is based on Promotion Non-Refundable, Non-Rescheduleable, No Transferrable except in the case of Force Majeure which makes the airlines cannot operate.
The itinerary may change to adjust with the condition in the field. In the case the itinerary has to be changed, all points of interest as per the itinerary will be rearranged accordingly.
Flight departure may be adjusted by a maximum of 4 days before or after the scheduled departure date to adjust to airline unforeseen conditions. For tour participants who fly domestic flights to Jakarta, it is mandatory to issue domestic flight tickets only after the International Flights (Jakarta – Dubai – Istanbul – Jakarta) are issued.
In the event of Force Majeure such as the closure of airports, endemic, or pandemic, flights have to be rescheduled. All costs associated with the rescheduling will become the tour participants’ responsibility and the detail will be referred to the airline’s regulations.
By booking this package and paying fully or partially, you agree to and accept all terms and conditions, cancellation, and tour exchange rules of this package.
Twin-Share (share room with another person), Single (whole room for me), Child without Bed (maximum 8years Old)
Tipping Guide, Tipping Driver, UAE Visa
A passport that is still valid 6 months after the return date from Turkey.
Valid Turkey Tourist Visa for non Indonesian. The following documents are required by touress to process Turkey tourist visa:
The scanned passports (please send to touress via email to email@example.com immediately after your payment for visa processing)
Turkey tourist visa(s) will be delivered to you via email maximum one day before your departure
A vaccine certificate which is issued 14 days before your departure date is required to be shown when checking in your flight. In case you do not have a vaccine certificate, you must show a negative PCR Test result 2 x 24 hours before your departure date or a Swab Test Antigen negative result 1 x 24 hours before your departure.
Ibis One Central Dubai (3star) / 30 Minutes Walking from Burj Khalifa
Ramada Encore Istanbul (4Star) / Equivalent
Royal Palace Kusadasi (4Star) / Equivalent
Ninova Thermal Pamukkale (4Star) / Equivalent
Dinler Nevsehir Cappadocia (4Star) / Equivalent
Essential Information in Turkiye
Ordinary passport holders for all nationalities are required to have visa to enter Turkey.
GMT+ 3 and No Daylight Saving Time. Most Public Offices and Schools start from 0800 until 1400 while malls and shopping centers open from 1000.
Language spoken is Turkish. Most people in Turkey do not speak English except people working in tourist sectors.
Currency and Payment
Turkey’s currency is Turkish Lira (TL or TRY) with conversion rate varies from TRY6-TRY7 per USD. For your reference, price of BigMac is around TRY25-35 Visa and MasterCard cards are widely accepted in all malls and shopping centers. Currency exchange shops are also easy to find.
Istanbul is modern and by large tolerant, but visitors should also respect that Turkey is a Muslim country. Here are some do’s and don’ts:
Religion – Dress modestly and be quiet and respectful around mosques.
Alcohol – Bars are common, but public drinking and inebriation are less acceptable away from tourist towns.
Greetings – Turks value respect; when meeting a group of people, shake hands with all, male and female.
Language – Learn a few Turkish phrases; immeasurably helpful and appreciated by Turks.
Relationships – Do not be overly tactile with your partner in public; beware miscommunications with locals.
Politics Be tactful; criticising Turkish nationalism can land you in prison.
Queues Turks can be pushy in public situations; be assertive.
Turkey Safe Tourism
Safe Tourism is an application certifying the safe tourism concept covering the whole course of travel of our domestic/foreign guests from their arrival at any airport in Turkey until their return home/departure from our country. All our guests will be able to travel comfortably and safely with Safe Tourism which has been prepared in accordance with general instructions and guidelines published by ministries following intensive collaborative work.
Best Time to Visit Turkiye
Spring (April to May) is a beautiful season in Turkey. The weather in Turkey is close to ideal, as it is warm, but not too hot. The flowers begin to bloom all across the country, so you will have pleasant scenery to look at in cities and in outskirts.
Summer (June-August) is when the temperatures are the highest. The weather in the coast, towards the Mediterranean and Aegean coasts can be quite pleasant, especially with the sea breeze, but the weather is absolutely stifling towards the inland, so if you want to explore Turkey’s ancient heritage, this is not the best season for you to be traveling. This is high season, due to the Turkish and international summer holidays, so prices will peak.
By the first week of September, the summer heat starts to fade away, and the fall weather sets in. The days will be slightly shorter, but you will still have a pleasant tourist experience. There is very limited rain during this period, making it perfect for outdoor explorations.
Winter (November to March) is low season in Turkey because of the winter. The weather gets rather chilly, except for the southeast (near Antalya). There is a chance of snow in most places, including Cappadocia, especially in January and February.
Points of Interest in Turkiye
Witnessing many empires and civilizations, Turkey has a remarkable amount of archaeological sites spread out all over the country. From Istanbul’s palaces and mosques to the ruins of Efesus to the underground cities of Cappadocia, Turkey is a haven for archaeology and history enthusiasts.
With so much history to its name, Turkey also has a lot of fantastic museums that actively preserve findings from the many archaeological sites all around the country. From the world’s largest mosaic museum (Zeugma in Gaziantep) to Istanbul’s Ottoman palace museums and the famous Topkapi Palace as well as Hagia Sophia, there’s plenty to visit while you’re here.
Turkey’s architectural scope is truly striking and includes everything from historic churches, waterfront mansions built by European settlers and grand imperial mosques and palaces to stone houses built by former Anatolian empires. From Istanbul toMardinand beyond, you’ll always find a structure that really changes your aesthetic perspective.
Some of underground cities consist of over eight floors of carved, underground rock and are believed to at one time have house 20,000 people each, but today some of them are open for public viewing. The purpose of this elaborate underground community is though to have been as shelter from invaders and many centuries later, you can tour through churches, meeting rooms, store rooms, and all of the other essential spaces that aided the running of this long gone civilization.
Pamukkale and Hierapolis
Just a short flight from Istanbul, Pamukkale and Hierapolis lies in southwestern Anatolia and can be visited in one day. This UNESCO World Heritage site comprises the well-preserved ruins of the Greco-Roman city of Hierapolis and the geographical phenomenon Pamukkale (‘cotton castle’ in Turkish), a succession of stunning white terraces of travertine rock formed by calcium-rich thermal springs, garnished by waterfalls and stalactites. Do as the Romans did and take a soak in the thermal hot springs used as a spa since the second century BC on this unforgettable day trip from Istanbul. Hotel pickup, return flights from Istanbul to Denizli, private transport, a guide and an appetizing lunch are included.
The extensive ruins of the Ancient Greek city of Ephesus are a must-see for history lovers, and this 12-hour tour with return flights from Istanbul to İzmir makes it possible to visit in a day. Immerse yourself in an array of stunning monuments – souvenirs left behind by the Byzantine, Ottoman, Persian, Roman and Greek empires that once ruled Ephesus. Visit striking sites such as the Temple of Artemis and the Celsus Library, as you walk the ancient streets of Ephesus in the footsteps of inhabitants from centuries ago. This tour includes round-trip, same-day flights from Istanbul to İzmir and pickup from your city centre hotel.
One of Turkey’s most important summer resort towns, Antalya has plenty of beaches that range from tourist favourites to more local beaches with historic ruins and a relaxed vibe. Whatever you’re looking for, Antalya’s best beaches definitely offer something for every traveller.
Great Food Shopping
With such an incredible cuisine, it’s no wonder that Turkey also has a lot of food shopping opportunities from open air markets to bazaars and everything in between. The many neighborhood markets are where locals buy their fresh produce, while the Grand Bazaar and Spice Bazaar is where tourists like to do some shopping.
Cappadocia Hot Air Balloons
There are many companies in the area that offer the breathtaking opportunity to drift over the mountains and valleys of Cappadocia. Especially when your trip is for sunrise or sunset to truly bask in the panoramas.
Goreme Open Air Museum
If you want to make the very most of your visit to Goreme National Park, be sure to arrive as early as possible. This entire park has an exquisite collection of old churches, caves and other monuments for you to freely explore. It is highly recommended that you either buy a guidebook or sign up for one of the tours that lead you around the entire historical site.
Visit the archaeological site of Troy, the setting of the Trojan War in Homer’s Iliad, on a day trip from Istanbul and feel the magic of the legend that captivated readers around the world. See a replica of the Trojan Horse and explore the ancient city on a comprehensive 18-hour tour. Visit the 3,700-year-old city walls and numerous remains of the UNESCO World Heritage site, including everyday houses of the time. Lunch is provided at a restaurant in Eceabat, once the ancient city of Madytos, located on the shores of the Dardanelles Strait. A return ferry trip across the Dardanelles to Çanakkale is included, as is pickup from your Istanbul hotel.
Having officially taken its place in the UNESCO World Heritage Site List in 2014, the Turkish city of Bursa is recognized as the birthplace of the Ottoman Empire. Even though it wasn’t the empire’s capital, it was the city where the Ottoman social framework developed, helping to lay the foundation for its social and cultural infrastructure. As such, the city is full of important monuments, especially a number of külliye, a structure of social and religious value usually composed of a mosque, tomb, hamam, soup kitchen, a religious school, and a health clinic. Here is a look at the UNESCO sites in Bursa that must be visited.
You can Explore the highlights that sits between Europe and Asia through cruising by Bosphorus strait and discover the mega metropolis Istanbul from a different view by passing all historical palaces, fortresses and the Bosphorus bridge and capturing amazing pictures along this journey.
Health Protocol to Turkey
Health Requirements to be allowed to fly to Turkey:
Turkey requires no PCR or Rapid antigen tests if you have already completed a full dose of vaccination (1 shot for Johnson & Johnson brand and 2 shots for other vaccines) 14 days before departure.
In case you have not yet completed a full dose of vaccination, you must present the negative result of a rapid test antigen test taken not more than 1 x 24 hours before departure, or the negative result of a PCR test taken not more than 2 x 24 hours before departure.
On your departure to Indonesia, as part of the Government of Indonesia’s regulation, you must present the negative PCR result taken not more than 2 x 24 hours before departure.
During PPKM (Enforcement of Restrictions on Community Activities) in Indonesia, traveling to Turkey is still possible. Please make sure you comply with the following requirements:
Please check whether PPKM is applicable in the area/province you are departing from.
If you are flying domestic airlines from any provinces in Jawa island or from Bali to Jakarta (as flights to and from Istanbul start from/to Jakarta), and PPKM is still in place in the province you are departing from, and you already have the full dose of vaccination (1 shot for Johnson & Johnson brand and 2 shots for other vaccines), you need to present the negative result of a rapid test antigen test taken not more than 1 x 24 hours before departure. The same applies when returning back from Jakarta, as you need to present the negative result of a rapid test antigen test taken not more than 1 x 24 hours before departure.
If you are flying domestic from any provinces in Jawa island or from Bali to to Jakarta (as flights to and from Istanbul start from/to Jakarta), and PPKM is still in place in the province you are departing from, and you already have the first dose of vaccination (except for Johnson & Johnson), you need to present the negative result of a PCR test taken not more than 2 x 24 hours before departure. The same applies when returning back from Jakarta. as you need to present the negative result of a PCR test taken not more than 2 x 24 hours before departure.
If you are flying domestic from any provinces outside Jawa island or outside Bali to to Jakarta (as flights to and from Istanbul start from/to Jakarta), and PPKM is still in place in the province you are departing from, and you already have the first dose of vaccination (except for Johnson & Johnson), you need to present the negative result of a PCR test taken not more than 2 x 24 hours before departure. The same applies when returning back from Jakarta. as you need to present the negative result of a PCR test taken not more than 2 x 24 hours before departure.
Mandatory 8 days quarantine for all International passengers arriving in Indonesia is still in place, and you must pre-book your selected hotel for this quarantine or book it on your arrival in Indonesia.
Points of Interest in Dubai UAE
UAE has the biggest mall in the world
Dubai Mall, currently the largest mall in the world and every shopaholic’s dream come true, is really truly unique. Not only does it have every single shop and entertainment imaginable, the atmosphere inside the mall is like a mini-community or city; where most of the residents of Dubai gather every weekend to catch up with each other.
90% of the population are expats
United Arab Emirates is unlike almost any other country in the world because of its incredibly high number of expats and immigrants. Dubai is one of the most diverse and international cities in the world therefore, which makes it a truly unique and diverse place to visit or live.
The international food scene
Most big cities around the world will have a wide array of good food, but Dubai’s food scene is pretty unique due to the variety. From delicious food stalls on the beach to five-star restaurants serving gold with their food, from local Emirati cuisine to the most diverse culinary scenes because of the number of expats; you’ll never have any trouble feeding your wildest food craving.
From nothing to something in just few decades
Dubai has boomed since the country’s independence, and it’s hard to imagine that just a generation ago many people were still pearl divers or fisherman in the little coastal town of Dubai. The extraordinary growth of the city was not only made possible by the discovery of oil in the region, but also by the innovation and the hard working spirit of both the Emiratis and the immigrants and expats who moved to Dubai.
Tallest building in the world is in UAE
Dubai also has the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa, that lights up the city from wherever you look. You’ll never tire of looking at it, and its light shows and fireworks at New Years are just another reminder why this city is so special.
The vibrant array of different cultures and religions
Because of the high number of expats, Dubai has become a truly global city, with a huge number of different religious spaces, restaurants, language schools, and cultural events throughout the year. There will always be something exciting to look forward to during the weekend because of all the different cultures celebrating one holiday or another!
Although there is a relaxed atmosphere due to the many international cultures that mix in Dubai, it still is one of the most extravagant cities in the world. From the St. Regis Saadiyat Island Hotel and its $35,000 dollar a night Royal Suite to the luxurious Burj Al Arab Hotel, commonly referred to as the “7 Star Hotel”, and from the Lamborghini police car in the UAE to the gold infused coffee you can casually order at brunch; Dubai definitely has its moments of extreme extravagance.
Dubai Expo 2020
Explore the power of connections in shaping our world. From organisations to 191 participating nations, you’ll be engulfed in unique architecture, culture and inspiring innovations. For the first time in World Expo history, every participating country will have its own pavilion. Enjoy immersive cultural experiences and discover what makes each country unique as you explore hundreds of pavilions. Embark on an immersive experience merging education, entertainment and excitement, as you explore our thematic and Expo-owned pavilions.
Premium Desert Safari
Desert Safari features a heart-pounding dune bashing session, live cultural performances including belly dancing, a photoshoot in Arabic costume, and a BBQ buffet dinner. From Dubai, visit an oasis and a camel farm in the Arabian Desert before watching a magical sunset. Learn about Arabian culture at a desert camp inspired by a Bedouin village, try your hand at sandboarding, and let local artists decorate your hands and feet with henna. Dinner, unlimited soft drinks, and hotel pickup and drop-off in central Dubai are included.
Burj Khalifa At The Top
Level 124 – Be thrilled by the world’s fastest double-deck elevators, cruising at 10m/s. Take a closer look at the world below through avant-garde, high powered, telescopes. Step out onto the public outdoor observation terrace overlooking the ever-growing skyline. Level 125 – At 456 meters, Level 125 offers a spacious deck tastefully decorated in Arabic mashrabiya for stunning 360-degree views. Capture your Burj Khalifa moments forever and integrate reality and special effects with green screen photography. Set off on a virtual reality experience to the pinnacle of Burj Khalifa. Enjoy a new immersive experience; step on an inspired glass-floor with a twist. Feel the glass crack underneath your feet, as you explore the lofty heights from 456 meters in the air.
Dubai Marina is an affluent residential neighborhood known for The Beach at JBR, a leisure complex with al fresco dining and sandy stretches to relax on. Smart cafes and pop-up craft markets line waterside promenade Dubai Marina Walk, while Dubai Marina Mall is packed with chain and luxury fashion brands. Upscale yachts cruise through the large man-made marina, where activities range from jet-skiing to skydiving.
The Palm Jumeirah
The Palm Jumeirah is a manmade archipelago in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, created using land reclamation which extends into the Persian Gulf. It is part of a larger series of developments called the Palm Islands, including Palm Jebel Ali and Palm Deira, which, when completed, will together increase Dubai’s shoreline by a total of 520 kilometres (320 mi). It has an estimated population of 10,500 as of 2016. It is located on the Jumeirah coastal area of the emirate of Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates. The construction was done as a joint venture by two Dutch specialist companies, Van Oord and Boskalis.
An iconic entertainment destination comprised of two world-class resorts that bring you extraordinary experiences. Discover a world of amazement across stays, dining, entertainment, attractions and wellness.
Thrill-seekers of the world, get ready! Brand new, world exclusive slides and two brand-new towers have launched at Atlantis Aquaventure. Featuring a total of 28 new record-breaking attractions, experiences include the world’s tallest waterslide, world’s longest family water coaster, Middle East’s tallest vertical body slide and the region’s first cliff jumping experience.
Atlantis The Lost Chambers
The Lost Chambers Aquarium is the largest aquarium in the United Arab Emirates which is located in a five-star luxury hotel Atlantis, The Palm. This aquarium is designed to the theme of the Lost City of Atlantis. With over 65,000 marine creatures from the depth of the Arabian Sea, UAE’s largest aquarium is a must-visit for people of all ages, especially families with younger children.
IMG Worlds of Adventure
IMG Worlds of Adventure is an indoor amusement park in the United Arab Emirates in Dubai. It is Dubai’s first mega themed entertainment destination. The park is divided into five “epic zones”. Two of the five zones represent global brands Cartoon Network and Marvel, while IMG Boulevard and the Lost Valley – Dinosaur Adventure zones are original concepts created by the IMG Group. Novo Cinema is the fifth section of IMG Worlds of Adventure and agreement was signed between Novo Cinema and IMG World of Adventure in May 2015.
IMG Worlds of Adventure is the second largest temperature controlled indoor themed entertainment destination in the world, covering an area in excess of 1.5 million square feet. With the capacity to welcome more than 20,000 guests a day, the destination features roller coasters, thrill rides, and other attractions based on popular Cartoon Network characters, iconic Marvel Super Heroes and animatronic dinosaurs. Other facilities include a variety of themed retail stores and dining venues, and a 12-screen Novo cinema complex.
Witness the ambience of Dubai from the sky & slash the dream of skydiving from your bucket list. Jump from the height of 13000 ft & experience a free fall for 60 seconds and admire the serene views of either a desert area or a palm area as you float in your parachute for 4-5 minutes.
The Dubai Frame is an architectural landmark in Zabeel Park, Dubai. It holds the record for the largest frame in the world. Whilst described by The Guardian newspaper as “the biggest picture frame on the planet, ” it is also controversial as the “biggest stolen building of all time.”
he Dubai Frame is an architectural landmark in Zabeel Park, Dubai. It holds the record for the largest frame in the world. Whilst described by The Guardian newspaper as “the biggest picture frame on the planet, ” it is also controversial as the “biggest stolen building of all time.”
Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo
Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo houses over 33,000 marine life occupying the 10 million litres of water within the tank. A unique underwater zoo occupies the level above the tank showcasing a plethora of underwater life that can be found inhabiting the oceans, rivers and other water bodies across the planet. The VR Zoo makes up the third section offering thrilling wildlife adventures via realistically created virtual tours.
Global Village Dubai
Global Village Dubai is claimed to be the world’s most significant tourism, leisure and entertainment project of UAE. It is the region’s first cultural, entertainment, family and shopping destination. Every year, the place receives over 5 million visitors over an area of 17,200,000 sq ft (1,600,000 sqm).
Dubai Fountain is the world’s largest choreographed water fountain located in the beautiful Burj Complex. This dancing fountain surges as high as 150 meters in complete synchronisation to classical, Arabic and other popular world musical numbers. Forming beautiful arcs and jumping to the beats, this fountain was designed by California-based WET, the creators of the Fountains of Bellagio in Las Vegas. The show begins in the evening every day, and the best way to approach it is through the Dubai Mall.
Ski Dubai is an indoor ski resort with 22,500 square meters of the indoor ski area. It is the largest indoor ski park in the world. The park has a Snow Park, ski slopes, an ice museum and a skiing academy for those who wish to learn skiing. Apart from the regular facilities, Ski Dubai also hosts various events and concerts and a very cosy eatery called the Avalance Cafe which has a balcony that faces the ski slopes.
Situated amidst Dubai parks and resorts, Legoland is a family-theme park which lets you play with the Lego bricks and enjoy on water slides too! Ideal for kids aged between 2 to 12, Legoland is divided between two parks- a Lego park and a Lego Water Park. Legoland, Dubai consists of almost forty interactive rides, twenty water slides and more than fifteen thousand Lego models.
Miracle Garden Dubai
Miracle Garden is one of the most beautiful and biggest natural flower gardens in the world. Located in Dubailand, it is spread across a vast area of over 72,000 square meters, the garden is the world’s largest natural flower garden featuring over 45 million flowers and plants. The place is a heaven for those seeking nature’s beauty in the city. The garden is open only from mid-November to mid-May.
Dubai Gold Souk
Dubai is famous not just for its deserts, adventure parks and resorts, but for its many shopping hubs as well. Dubai’s famous gold souk happens to be the world’s largest gold market! Situated in Deira, this golden souk is the most famous and highly visited tourist spot in Dubai because of its excellent quality and designs of gold. With more than 350 jewellery traders and retailers, Gold Souk is restocked with at least 10 tons of gold daily.
Essential Information in Dubai UAE
Citizens of 49 countries, including all EU countries, the US, the UK, Canada and Australia, are eligible for free 30-day single-entry visas on arrival in UAE.
GMT+ 4 and No Daylight Saving Time. Most Public Offices and Schools start from 0700 until 1500 while malls and shopping centers open from 1000.
Languages spoken: Arabic, English, Urdu. Most people in UAE speaks very well English.
Currency and Payment
UAE’s currency is Dirhams (Dhs or AED) which is pegged to AED3.65/USD. Visa and MasterCard cards are accepted in all malls and shopping centers. Currency exchange shops are also easy to find.
UAE is modern and by and large tolerant, but visitors should also respect that it is a Muslim country. Here are some do’s and don’ts:
Dress – Both men and women should dress modestly. Swimwear is acceptable on the beach and by the pool only.
Public affection – Holding hands is OK, long kisses or hugs are not.
Drinking – Don’t indulge in excessive public drinking, and never drink and drive.
Greetings – Use your right hand to greet someone or take or give something. Don’t offer to shake hands unless it is extended to you first.
Sitting – Pointing the soles of your shoes at anyone or crossing your legs is considered rude.
Language – Swearing and using rude hand gestures could lead to fines.
Photos – Always ask before taking a photo of locals.
Conversation – Don’t bring up controversial topics, such as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Health Protocol to/from Dubai
Health Requirements to be allowed to fly and enter Dubai UAE (only for Indonesian nationals):
All travelers must have been vaccinated with a booster.
On your departure to Indonesia, as part of the Government of Indonesia’s regulation, you must present the vaccine certificate with a booster before departure.