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In order to make your holiday as relaxed as possible, SafeAround compiled information concerning possible risk and dangers in Dubai’s neighborhoods.
Warnings & Dangers
OVERALL RISK : LOW
Dubai is an overall safe city. It is highly ranked 20th out of 113 on the ranking of the safest and most dangerous cities.
PICKPOCKETS RISK : MEDIUM
There are some areas with high density of pickpockets, especially Jemeirah Beach which is well known as the main pickpockets spot. Do not leave your belongings unattended and be vigilant both while getting on the public transport or enjoying the sunshine on the beach.
MUGGING RISK : LOW
Mugging and kidnapping are very rare.
SCAMS RISK : LOW
Dubai is full of visitors thus numerous people try to take advantage of it. In shopping centers, scammers will try to get you to answer questions to win a prize; however, this is a kind of scam to sell a travel package to you. In the fast car rental services, you can be charged for getting speeding tickets. Sometimes, taxi drivers overcharge their clients.
TRANSPORT & TAXIS RISK : MEDIUM
Generally, public transport is safe and reliable. If you are considering renting a car, be aware of unpredictable driving behaviors.
NATURAL DISASTERS RISK : LOW
The United Arab Emirates experiences extremely high temperatures, which can exceed 50C. Sandstorms occur on a regular basis. Sometimes, a severe thunderstorm may occur in the UAE. Information on natural disasters can be obtained from the Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System.
TERRORISM RISK : MEDIUM
A number of terrorist attacks occurred in the Gulf region in recent years. The probability of new attacks is high.
WOMEN TRAVELERS RISK : LOW
Overall, female travellers risk in UAE seems to be on par with main European countries, Australia, Canada or USA. SafeAround recommends taking normal safety precautious and trying to avoid visiting remote neighbourhoods late at night.