Information & Facts
Jumeirah Beach Road, between the Jumeirah Beach Hotel and
the Burj Al Arab Hotel
Dhs 195 (age 13+); Dhs 165 (children 4-12). For
individuals staying either at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel or Burj Al
Arab, access to the Wild Wadi Water Park is free
Arabic is the official language of the Emirates, but
English is widely used.
The currency of the United Arab Emirates is the Dirham (AED),
which is divided into 100 fils. There are no currency regulations
in the UAE and all major currencies are readily exchanged at banks
and large hotels. The Dirham is fixed against the US Dollar. The
best exchange rates are found at private moneychangers who operate
throughout the territory, particularly in the more popular souks
(markets) and shopping centres. Most major credit cards are
accepted, as are travellers cheques (best carried in US Dollars or
Pounds Sterling). ATMs are common throughout the UAE. Banking hours
are generally Saturday to Thursday from 8am to 1pm, but some are
also open between 4pm and 8.30pm.
Daily from 11am. In January and February it closes at
6pm; from March to May at 7pm; from June to August at 9pm; and from
September to December at 5pm
Local time in the UAE is GMT +4.