Buying a new car is really frustrating specially if you have second thought on what car is the best for you. :( Anyone has a suggestion on what luxury car is the best? Many thanks.
My question is that is it smarter and cheaper to buy online tickets of Atlantis Water Park ?
I am going to Dubai on the 9 May and will be there till the 12, so was wondering if anyone would be interested in spending time together. We can have a good drink, dinner, see the city or anything.
Hello everyone! A friend and I are going to be in Fujairah and were looking to do a mountain tour with this company called Best Shore Trips from Fujairah on any day from 12 to 16 May (inclusive). The company received great reviews on tripadvisor. It is= US$140 per person with a minimum of 4 people. The tour guys described the tour as follows:-
"The excursion begins with a drive through the oases of Al Dhaid and Masafi, then reaches the village and port of Dibba, located at the base of the magnificent Hajar Mountains. To view the fascinating cliffs and deep canyons the drive crosses the Musandam Peninsula on off-road tracks through winding gorges up to a height of nearly 1’ 200 metres. A picnic lunch is served en route . "
Would have liked to do an independent tour too but we would require a 4WD which would be tricky. Was hoping that there may be other travels in or around Fujairah at the same time who would like to go on this tour with us?
Hi I am staying two days in dubai and planning to stay in Ramada, Deira. I have friend in Dubai is it okay if she visit me in hotel in Day time?
i need to bring my bag by dubai metro so i want to know how many kg can i bring by metro..
I'm traveling solo to Dubai from May 10th to May 13th, and looking for other solo female traveler to accompany each other while sight seeing.
Anyone interested ?
We can't deside if we should stay in Bur Dubai or Deira...... I know it's close to eachother, but we would like to stay where we have restaurants and shop in walking distance, so when we have been out all day walking we have everything near by at night. What is your opinion/experience? ;-) And can you recommend a good hotel in the best area?
Is Dubai cheap to shop in
We are a group of 5 and are planning to visit this behemoth at night. Any plus or minus?
Any local bakeries in the Karama or the World Trade Center area where I can Procure this?
Am in Dubai right now. Looking for a travel buddy in Dubai. Am easygoing and friendly person. Love travelling and exploring new sites. Please contact me if you are interested in exploring this city together with me. I will leave UAE on 21st April 2013.
Please be aware of the travel scammers in Dubai. Normally their "representatives" are found in / around the shopping malls, sitting in fancy stalls where they will tell if you answer their question, you will win a gift (I was asked to tell the names of 3 Arabian countries ending in "N"), they will even help you answering the question by giving you clear hints!!
Next they will congratulate you on answering the question and winning a "surprise" gift. They will have your contact details written on a piece of paper and will invite you to join their "party" tomorrow where you will receive your "free" gift. There are also their reps in the shopping malls who will collect from you your contact details and will say they will contact you if you win in the "lucky draw" tonight!
And then you will start receiving calls from their company the next day seeking your confirmation to attend.
When you go to their well decorated office the next day, one of their rep will have a meeting with you for at least more than one and a half hours! Doing nothing but wasting your time and forcing you to buy one of their travel packages (staying for 36 nights or so in five star hotels around the world during coming five years on "discounted" rates etc.). You will find it a bit difficult to get rid of them once you join them.
To my understanding, they are fraud. Never ever give them any money, your financial details - simply avoid their reps in the shopping malls etc.
Has anyone else experienced the same??
Let's contribute in sharing information about the scams here.
I have 3 nights in dubai. 2 full days! Should I buy the 48 hr big bus ( hop on hop off) or 24 hr one, its the end of our 3 week journey in the Middle East so will already do the desert and camel experience in Oman!
Our holiday starts 20/4 oman/petra/dead sea jordan/beirut then in dubai 4/4
We are just wanting to know if it is better to pay to have an airport/hotel transfer or is it easier & cheaper to catch a taxi? It will be from International Airport to Dubai Marina area. There will be 5 of us.
Looks like I may be spending a little time in Dubai. I'm aware alcohol can be bought in hotel bars but is it possible to buy in eg supermarkets for consumption at home or do expats find a different way?
I'm sure this has been asked before and thanks for any help :-)
Hi. Am arriving Dubai soon.
I am a Chinese lady.
1) What is the dress code that is acceptable in this country? I will probably be in jeans and t-shirt.
2)How crowded is it on the subway at about 1 or 2pm? We have to use the subway to get to Moon Valley Hotel Apartments at Bank Street, Dubai Google map says to get off. at BurJuman Metro station 1. Used the google map to get my directions but there seems to be so many Burjuman Metro stations.A1 , D1. Which one is it??? where i can cross the roads safely as my husband has mobility problems
3) Any idea how much the subway fare will be to my destination? Do they have a 24 hour pass where i can buy? Is it more economical? I shall be in Dubai for only half a day and nite as the next day, we will join a cruise ship.
4) Any idea how much a taxi would cost from Moon Valley apts to the cruise terminal?
5) Where can I go get simple dinner and breakfast in my hotel vicinity?
Appreciate any contributions
is RAK safe for girl?
I'll may live there alone and wondering about the safety. Thanks
I have a question related to the Dubai airport.
I might buy a flight landing at 10.40 am at Dubai airport terminal 1 coming from Kabul (Safi airlines). 80 minutes after the landing (at noon) I would have a connection flight departing from terminal 2 (flydubai) to Djibouti. Do you think I would have the time to get the connection flight or you think most probably not because terminal 2 is too far from terminal 1 and they still need to bring my 30 kgs. suitcase, etc.?
Thanks for your input
We are thinking of staying in a 3 bedroom apartment and just wondered if anyone can give some feedback on what they are like. Also how far is this property from Dubai Mall.
I am hoping to solicit some advice, any advice from all of you.
I am travelling to Dubai at the end of April 26-29 with my one year old.
What are your suggestions on accommodations? Hotel or apartment style?
Should we be close to the mall, the creek, downtown, airport? Should we rent a car or do we taxi it everywhere?
I am really at a loss for where to start - I am thinking with a baby, leaving very early in the morning isn't going to happen - I am not sure what time rush hour is but if we aren't going to be hitting it would renting a car be a better option?
How about accomodations that include breakfast - will this be a lot easier for me with the baby or is food readily available and fairly inexpensive?
One thing I know for sure I would like to purchase while in Dubai is saffron - do any of you know where I can get pure real saffron? Also what else would be worth buying in Dubai? A girlfriend of mine asked if I could purchase her some fashionable earrings.
Thank you in advance and please forgive my many questions.
Oh I would like to not spend more than $150 per night on accommodations but if we can go really inexpensive and still be safe and happy that would be even better.
We are having a 3 night stop over in Dubai in early October . There will be 5 of us, 3 adults & 2 children aged 15 & 10. We are looking to stay close to the Dubai Mall. We are looking for suggestions on reasonably priced 4-5 star hotels or hotel apartments around the area. Your suggestions are appreciated as we haven't been to Dubai before. Thank you
We are having a stop over in Dubai for 3 nights on the way back from the UK, in early October. There will be 5 of us, 3 Adults and 2 children aged 15 and 10. We are wanting to stay around close to the Dubai Mall area, and we are looking for some suggestions of reasonably priced hotels or hotel apartments in that area. We haven't been to Dubai before so any help would be appreciated. Thank you
I will be in Dubai on Friday the 29th of March, 2013. What are some places I should go?
Going to Dubai for 4 days pls suggest a plan??
I am planing to go Safari, Fountains, Ferrari world, Dubai mall, what else??
Hubby and I are staying at the desert palm - how far is it from the nearest metro station - how much would it cost in a taxi?
Hello fellow travellers, I will be flying with Emirates to Paris from Melbourne, and will be changing planes in Dubai. As this is my first time flying, I was just wondering if anyone can let me know what the process is for this? Will I need to go through customs or security or need to collect my luggage etc. Any answers would be appreciated.
Heading to Abu Dhabi and Dubai shortly for a week... have accommodation sorted our schedule is pretty much sorted, just can't work out how much money I will need...Everyone seems to have a different oppinion??
This is our plan
Day 1: Concert at Atlantis the palm hotel (tickets paid for)
Day 2: Brunch in Abu Dhabi and out that night
Day 3:Some sights in Dubai, followed by Dubai World Cup and out for the night, stay in Dubai that night (tickets for races and accomodation paid for)
Day 4: Lunch in Dubai, souq, Dubai mall and some more Dubai sites, and going to the bar in the Armani hotel in the Burj Khalifa to finish before driving back to Abu Dhabi that evening.
Day 5: Mosque in Abu Dhabi and some more abu Dhabi sites and going on a dessert safari in the evening
Day 6: Pool day--Relax and walking the F1 track before we leave for our very early flight home!
I am travelling to Dubai (UAE) and then to Singapore (flights on Emirates) for a cruse from Singapore to Dubai (on Royal Carribean). Because I am from Canada, I need a visa for the UAE. UAE does not allow anyone to have two visas at the same time. So I have arranged to have the second visa issued by email after I leave Dubai the first time, and I can get it by Email on the boat. (and as backup, they will deliver a copy to me when I arrive in Dubai). My travel agent says that Royal Caribbean will not allow us on the boat without a visa. Does anyone have experience with this. Will Royal Caribbean allow us on?
Thanks Frustrated Tom
How can I travel from Abu Dhabi to Sohar ( Oman ) by Bus, and where do I have to stop to get my passport stomp by emirates and to get a visa by Omanis, I have residency on Emirates