Talk:United Arab Emirates

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Formatting and language conventions

For articles about Palau, please use the 12-hour clock to show times, e.g. 9AM-noon and 6PM-midnight.

Please show prices in this format: 100 dirham, and not 100 د.إ , dh 100, or AED 100.

Please use American spelling.

Dhs vs AED[edit]

In this article and many of the sub articles for particular emirates, eg. Dubai, sometimes the prices are listed as AED and sometimes as dhs. Perhaps this should be standardized to avoid confusion.

Alcohol Restrictions[edit]

I made a change to the licensing requirements for alcohol. Only Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Ajman require a license, the other emirates do not.

Customs...[edit]

Is some clarification needed? Don't wish to seem over-alarming, but...

Discussion (in part) states that a notarized prescription is crucial for certain kinds of meds. Yet, in the U.S. nearly all attending physicians (APs) (or their support staff) call-in prescriptions, or they issue scripts that are "robo-signed" by secure/certified computers for the patient to take to a servicing pharmacy. Pharmacies are required by law to keep the originals but do print extensive labels (on bottle and in-hand) providing all essential information. They can only offer (perhaps) a photocopy of the script to the patient...which cannot be notarized.

If the pharmacy documents/labels are inadequate for AED entry, getting AP scripts notarized here would require (by law) that each AP (for seniors, there may be several) to hand-sign each script in front of a notary (typically some distance away). If each AP had the time (highly unlikely), the billable cost for him/her to go to a notary could easily reach $150 or so...not covered by any insurance, e.g., health, travel. Because other discussion indicates AED Customs officials thoroughly inspect in-coming luggage (also for those en route elsewhere?), could someone confirm or clarify the current terminology?

If correct, a huge number of travelers (especially senior citizens) need to be forewarned rather forcefully about the medications they carry while traveling to or through the AED. They may have to avoid such travel altogether.

Believe such a general warning (with links to facts for specific countries) would apply widely (already exists?). Needs to be publicized, and worthy of reference by many WV articles. Thankfully, Singapore and Japan (hopefully others) provide electronic means to obtain needed permission with far less trouble or cost (noted in their articles). Best regards, Hennejohn (talk) 17:58, 10 December 2015 (UTC)

Currency, time and spelling conventions[edit]

Below is a proposed infobox to let readers know which formatting conventions to use in Wikivoyage articles. Do you agree with these proposals? If you have direct knowledge of what is most commonly used in the country, please let us know. Ground Zero (talk) 20:00, 6 December 2019 (UTC)

Moved to the top of this article. Ground Zero (talk) 13:06, 28 December 2019 (UTC)

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Alternative banner for this article?[edit]

Banner currently used in this article
Suggested new alternative banner

I have previously created an alternative banner for this article (which was initially created for the parallel article at the Hebrew Wikivoyage, but I decided to suggest we'll use it here at the English Wikivoyage article as well). Which banner do you prefer that we'll use on the top of this article? ויקיג'אנקי (talk) 13:31, 13 March 2021 (UTC)