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Haggling is a common and familiar practice in souks and certain shops. Shopkeepers will substantially cut the prices down, especially if you pay cash. As for customs, although the Emirates are quite liberal, bare arms and shorts are not appreciated in town. Taking a picture of a woman can be perceived as a provocation, and you should avoid smoking, eating or drinking in public areas during Ramadan.
Lonely Planet Dubai (City Guide) 2010.
Frommer's Dubai and Abu Dhabi Day by Day (Frommer's Day by Day - Pocket) 2010.
Read Time Out Dubai, Where Dubai, Artmap Dubai
Films The Dubai International Film Festival is held every December.