United States

Home of the American Dream

Visiting the US invites you to Hollywood, skyscrapers, big cities, the Grand Canyon, music, sports, historical personalities, buzzing culture, and fast food. Americans love getting out into nature, and a road trip in the US is usually on everyone’s bucket list.

Just remember you need to drive on the right-hand side of the road.

THE BEST TIME TO VISIT

 

Anyone can visit the USA anytime but the two best seasons to visit the USA are Spring and Fall, between May to September. 

The Winter months are November to March; however, places like Alaska can get worse during the winter months, so check the weather forecasts frequently since the USA has sudden blizzards during the winter season.

 

Climate:

The USA has quite a landmass, so its climate can vary wildly from one region to another, generally hot summers and cold winters.

United States of America (USA) Overview Collage

WHAT TO EXPECT

 

Culture: The American spirit, which fully encapsulates the diversity that the US has always stood for. Tipping of approx 10% is considered the norm in restaurants and perhaps more for exceptional service.

 

Language: The official language is English 

 

Currency: US dollar (USD)

 

Banks & ATMs:

The major four banks in the United States are: JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, and Citibank and ATMs are available everywhere.

 

Plugs and Sockets:

The USA uses two plug types. Type A has two flat pins, and Type B has two flat pins and an earth pin. The voltage is 120V and 60Hz frequency.

 

Highly recommended to carry an international plug adaptor.

 

Safety:  

The USA is regarded as a safe country to visit but always be vigilant. Petty theft can be a concern in big cities. 

 

Flight Connections:

All major airlines fly into the major hubs around the USA.

Etihad Airways & Qatar Airways has great connections and prices.

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