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Dubai Things to Do

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  • Desert Safari, Dubai

    Desert Safari

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    I suggest you to ask for safari representative these few essential questions before makes the deal done. Is there a Desert Safari Company ? 3rd party or Freelancer Agent ? It's really good to know about facts of company for crystal clear judgement. I found 2 companies very well in services & cheap & same things to offer from some other...

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  • Burj Khalifa, Dubai

    Burj Khalifa

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The design is borrowed from stenciling Islamic architecture, the Y shape plan designed for hotels and residential usage. The structural system support the height of building which consists of a hexagonal core reinforced by 3 buttresses that form the Y shape. This design enables the building to support itself laterally and keeps it from twisting...

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  • Dubai Creek, Dubai

    Dubai Creek

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    We never ever intended to spend time in any part of Dubai except its dramatically glitzy airport. However, a technical hitch delayed our Emirates Airline departure from London to Dubai, where we had to make a connection with a flight to Bangalore. The delay caused us to miss our flight. So, emirates put us up in a hotel (Copthorne) near the Airport...

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Dubai Restaurants

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  • Burjuman Food Court, Dubai

    Burjuman Food Court

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Yes, we all know the the Bur Juman Mall is a luxe mall and has expensive restaurants too. however, like in any malls, it also have a food court where you can buy budget meals too! so if you are staying in any of the Apartment Hotels in Bur Dubai just a stone's throw away in Bur Juman Center and don't want to cross the street to Al Karama District...

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  • Burj Al Arab, Dubai

    Burj Al Arab

    4 out of 5 stars

    It describes itself as Arabic but, I'd say that in terms of cuisine, it is more International than Arabic, as it served a bit of Asian, Indian, and Greek as well. In terms of decor & interiors, it is Modern, Aristocratic Arabic. During daytime, its opulence is on your face! During nighttime, the opulence is joined by romanticism. So, immediately,...

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  • Dubai Mall Food Court, Dubai

    Dubai Mall Food Court

    Yes, we all know that the Dubai Mall is not a cheap place to dine, particularly if dining at the many restaurants around this huge shopping mall, but the Dubai Mall also has several food courts, located at different levels of the mall for the budget shopper and the selections are international and varied like arabic, turkish, lebanese, chinese,...

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Dubai Nightlife

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  • Live, Dubai

    Live

    In the heat of summer, the "cool" nights around 40º Celsius, are the best time to peep outside. The show is prepared, and the photogenic elements illuminated for your delight. Burj al Arab is a must, of course, but even beach and pool are inviting... where allowed!

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  • Observatory bar, Dubai

    Observatory bar

    We wanted to go "At the top" bar or "At.mosphere" bar" but they were expensive. We preferred Observatory bar of Mariott hotel. It was good and cheap. But if I go again I would like to observe :-) others too. :-)Palm islands and sunset view were good.

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  • Good athmosphere, Dubai

    Good athmosphere

    At Irish village there any many cafes for drinking something and relaxing. You may come day time too. You may drink alcohol there but you can't buy it from market. There must be some places but we don't know.

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Dubai Transportation

  • Taxis, Dubai

    Taxis

    Compared to similar cities, taxis in Dubai are cheap and plentiful. The cars are clean, new and safe, and the drivers won't rip you off. Although Dubai's transport system is improving, it's still a city of cars, and it makes sense to use a taxi at some point in your trip.

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  • Buses, Dubai

    Buses

    Buses make up a large part of Dubai's public transport system, and will take you to places the metro (and new trams) can't reach, like Jumeirah beach. You will recognize the bus stops by their space age design - they are air conditioned metal boxes. Unfortunately, if the air conditioning isn't working, the interior of the metal box becomes a...

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  • Airport, Dubai

    Airport

    From the new Al Maktoum International Airport / Dubai World Central (DWC) are only buses running. 60 km from central Dubai, 110 km from Abu Dhab. For Dubai International Airport and many other places you have to change to the Metro in the Ibn Battuta Metro Station, for the bus to Oman get off at Deira City Centre Metro Station and walk 800...

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Dubai Shopping

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  • Missed Mall, Dubai

    Missed Mall

    This was my only victory: twice we passed in front of Mercatto, and twice I escaped! Please don’t tell anything to Fernanda, otherwise I may be asked to start immediately planning a second visit.I was kidding, of course!Honestly, I have problems in my conscience:Does it have a Zara and an H&M or not? And Mango? Is it big or small? And…Oh my God!...

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  • Gold, Dubai

    Gold

    One of the recommended goods to buy in Dubai is… gold. If you know what you want, and are sure about how to choose, the gold souk will be your universe. I can’t recommend one shop: they stand door after door, and you will end losing yourself in the golden maze, searching for your precious ornament. The prices seem to be good, but… it’s gold, you...

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  • Help, Dubai

    Help

    1,2,3,4,5,6,7 racks in this shop. Thirty six shops to come. My God! What am I going to do in the next 7 hours ? Or... am I being optimist? Eight? Nine?Help!

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Dubai Local Customs

  • National Day, Dubai

    National Day

    Apart from the religious events, pertaining to Islam, Dubai celebrates National Day every year. This is typically celebrated on the 2nd of December, and public holidays extend to the 3rd of December. Te national day signifies the day when Sheikh Zayed took the initiative and brought neighbouring states to the table and drew up the geography and...

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  • The National Day Celebration in Dubai ....., Dubai

    The National Day Celebration in Dubai .....

    Apart from the religious events, pertaining to Islam, Dubai celebrates National Day every year.This is typically celebrated on the 2nd of December, and public holidays extend to the 3rd of December.Te national day signifies the day when Sheikh Zayed took the initiative and brought neighbouring states to the table and drew up the geography and...

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  • Alcohol., Dubai

    Alcohol.

    If it is a religious holiday when you visit Dubai, all bars will be closed and you will not be able to purchase alcohol in any hotel restaurant. When this happens, we have discovered that you can still order room service in your hotel room and that hotels are perfectly happy to serve you draft beers along with your meals. The down side as you could...

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Dubai Warnings and Dangers

  • Weather, Dubai

    Weather

    Take seriously, very seriously, all the warnings about dehydration. I only exposed myself to the sun for the needed seconds to enter the water, and had no problems, but Fernanda likes to stay under the sun, and even bypassing the “killing hours” of the day, she had problems twice. Even before 10 AM, twice she felt… something she was not able to...

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  • Heatstroke, Dubai

    Heatstroke

    Dubai is unbearably hot in summer. When we were there in July it went to 48 degrees. Try to make sure you spend a short time outdoors. Keep escaping to air-conditioned places. If you are trying to walk anywhere, take frequent rests in air- conditioned bus stops. Wear a hat and high factor sun screen. Stock up on bottles of water.

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  • Dehydration, Dubai

    Dehydration

    Take seriously, very seriously, all the warnings about dehydration. I only exposed myself to the sun for the needed seconds to enter the water, and had no problems, but Fernanda likes to stay under the sun, and even bypassing the “killing hours” of the day, she had problems twice. Even before 10 AM, twice she felt… something she was not able to...

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Dubai Tourist Traps

  • Select your company, Dubai

    Select your company

    The right event demands the right people in the right place. The same program may become boring or unforgettable, according to the behaviour of the clients. The dinner cruise is an opportunity that depends on the customers.Fernanda was in the mood, but... alone. The singer tried her best, pulled the people, but the other clients seemed to have a...

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  • Dubai Marina, Dubai

    Dubai Marina

    One day, this will be a rich and luxury place to live, but that wasn't what I found. Be careful when booking your hotel, because you risk to get installed in the middle of a noisy and dusty construction site. It must be a lively place, nowadays, but,,, distances are still the same, isn't it?

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  • Dubai everything, Dubai

    Dubai everything

    Don't go there with a professional camera. I'm not a proffesional filmer but I have a professional camera because it is my hobby. Everywhere you go with a camera like that you will have problems. On many places I have to ask my money back because when they saw my camera I have to stop filming. It was not allowed to film the aquarium in the Dubai...

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Dubai What to Pack

  • Sun protection is a must, Dubai

    Sun protection is a must

    Make sure you carry your sun hat, sun glasses and sun screen. The sun is quite intense and can be quite tiring. Carry an empty bottle so that you can fill it water. It is important to keep hydrating oneself.

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  • Bring a Sun Protector Lotion, Dubai

    Bring a Sun Protector Lotion

    If you are visiting Dubai During late may to october, this is the hottest months in dubai, where the temperature rises up to 55 degrees celsius (140 fahrenheit), it is best to bring sun screen lotions (preferably the higher SPF's of 50 to 120) to put into your face, neck, upper back and arms as to prevent any sunburn on these areas and off course...

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  • Bring Waterproof Camera, Dubai

    Bring Waterproof Camera

    if you plan to swim along the beaches of dubai or have a day at wild wadi waterpark in Jumeirah Hotel or at Aquaventure Resort in Atlantis Hotel or go to Yas Waterpark in Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, You will need a good and tough waterproof camera to take pictures and videos of your activities and there are man good waterproof all weather cameras...

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Dubai Off The Beaten Path

  • Creek Park, Dubai

    Creek Park

    To get to this park by public transport take the metro to Dubai Health Care City and then get on bus C7 which will take you right to the park entrance. It cost 5 AED to go into the park. It is open from 8am to 11pm and has no ladies only day. There are various fee paying things inside the park - a dolphinarium, a bird show, children's city and a...

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  • Safa Park, Dubai

    Safa Park

    We got to Safa Park by taking the metro to Business Bay, taking exit 2 on the far side of the motorway, then catching the S20 feeder bus to the park. There were also buses from Gubhiba Bus Station which may be more frequent. The S20 was not at all frequent. Safa Park had an entrance fee of 3AED. It's a large grassy park with lakes, flowers and...

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  • Shindaga Waterfront, Dubai

    Shindaga Waterfront

    A few things had changed for the better on the Shindaga Waterfront Area. One improvement was a section on deserts containing desert animals. The best were the camels, which were just so smiley and cute that I cannot imagine why they have a reputation for being grumpy and bad-tempered. There were also goats and deer.

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Dubai Sports & Outdoors

  • One Big Auto Show on the Streets of..., Dubai

    One Big Auto Show on the Streets of...

    Part two of my One Big Auto Show Tips with more picturesIf you are an auto show afficionado and love to go to international auto show in you country, you would be surprised that Dubai like is one huge auto show and you can see lots of auto eye candy for the auto enthusiasts as dubai has the combination of cheap fuel, low international taxes and...

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  • Wild Wadi Waterpark in Dubai, Dubai

    Wild Wadi Waterpark in Dubai

    Wild Wadi offers 30 rides and attractions for both family and adults and its theme is based on the tale of Juha from Arabian folklore.Breakers Bay is the largest wave pool of the Middle East where swimmers can enjoy crossing and parallel waves, which are almost 5 feet high and splash in all directions. The Jumeirah Sceirah is the tallest free fall...

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  • Try the Human Pretzel Poses in Fitness..., Dubai

    Try the Human Pretzel Poses in Fitness...

    “If you are still alive, you can challenge yourself to do the next yoga pose”.. that’s how our über flexible yoga instructor tries to lighten things up when he sees our faces disgruntle with confusion. But after surprising ourselves with being able to execute those human pretzel poses, we come out of the class rejuvenated – ready to take on yet...

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Dubai General

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  • Phone Sim Card, Dubai

    Phone Sim Card

    Dubai or UAE has two major mobile service providors. The oldest one is Etisalat : ( means communication in Arabic) The newest one ( from 2007) is DU Both of them provide voice and data services across Dubai/ Abu Dhabi , Sharjah and UAE. Here is the home page to the Etisalat website and shows you the Vvisitor 14 day prepaid sim card details. You...

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  • Sim card and calling options for..., Dubai

    Sim card and calling options for...

    Dubai or UAE has two major mobile service providors.The oldest one is Etisalat : ( means communication in Arabic)The newest one ( from 2007) is DUBoth of them provide voice and data services across Dubai/ Abu Dhabi , Sharjah and UAE.Here is the home page to the Etisalat website and shows you the Vvisitor 14 day prepaid sim card details.You would...

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  • Mixing, Dubai

    Mixing

    Nationalities, cultures, styles, everything is mixing in Dubai. To attract people is the goal, and everybody searching for an opportunity may have his chance. Construction grows everywhere, the balance between tradition and modernity is seriously compromised. I don't really know if the Dubai that I left was the same that I met two weeks before, or...

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    Feb 16, 2015 at 4:14 AM

    yes it is

  • Jan 26, 2013 at 6:34 AM

    Dubai is a very nice place to visit and a great place for shopping. hotels are expensive but some new sites are offering nice hotels at good price

 
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