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Getting there

It's easy to reach Dubai. Scores of airlines fly there.

Of these, Emirates Airlines services nearly 100 cities, spanning six continents. Many of its flights are nonstop, including the New York to Dubai route.

Other major airlines include Air China, Air France, Air India, British Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, Delta Air Lines, EgyptAir, Indian Airlines, KLM, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Scandinavian Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Swiss International Air Lines, Thai Airways International, United Airlines, and Virgin Atlantic Airways.

Dubai airport is modern, well-designed, and near the city's traditional center.

In addition to air, you can reach the Persian Gulf on cruise ships sailing global and regional routes.


In most cities, taxis are bargains compared to their European and American counterparts.


Each Persian Gulf country has its own currency. They are:

Iran - Iranian Rial
Kuwait - Kuwaiti Dinar
Oman - Omani Rial
Qatar - Qatari Riyal
UAE United Arab - Emirates Dirham


Get currency for each nation you visit because foreign currencies (including Euros, US Dollars, and even legal tender from other Persian Gulf countries) are not readily accepted in any given country.

However, in a pinch, you can usually use Euros and US Dollars for hotel, restaurant, and guide tips.

Banks in the Persian Gulf typically offer the best exchange rates. Putting your purchases on a major credit also usually results in favorable rates.

Visit Oanda website for the latest country-to-country exchange rates.



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