Eureka Hotel

Al Riqqa Road Back Side of Adcb, PO Box 64103, Dubai, 64103, United Arab Emirates
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31%
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22%
5
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31%
7
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3

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  • Couples55
  • Solo33
  • Business50

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Forum Posts

Voltage..plus in Dubai..?

by philosykos

Ok a silly question..but becase I want to bring my recharger for my camera batteries..What are the plugs in Dubai?Same as in Europe the two round pins.or are they UK style 3..?In that case I would need an adaptor?Thanks!

Re: Voltage..plus in Dubai..?

by johnaalex

I do know that uk style 3 pin plugs are common so take your adaptor.

Regards

John

Re: Voltage..plus in Dubai..?

by explore_discover

Yes it is UK style 3 Pin Plud, voltage used in Dubai is 220 V, If you have a thin 2pin you can unlock the earth pin and squeeze in your plug, Adaptors also also available there may be your hotel can provide you too.

Re: Voltage..plus in Dubai..?

by philosykos

Thankyou both for your quick reply.I will be staying with friends..maybe they have a recharger..will ask!

Re: Voltage..plus in Dubai..?

by colin_bramso

Yes, confirming that they're UK type three-pin sockets.

Re: Voltage..plus in Dubai..?

by JessH

Electricity: 220V, 50Hz
Plugs/Socket: 3 rectangular pins (exactly the same as the UK)

Re: Voltage..plus in Dubai..?

by philosykos

Thanks again!

Travel Tips for Dubai

Construction goes fast up and to the sides

by fareleira

In Dubai construction of new steel and glass wonders does not stop. It's like a part of local culture to know the name of all the blocks, if it's a hotel, a residence or offices, sometimes it's all of it together in the same building.
Like a taxi driver told me the roads changes with time and driving directions too. You will never know, how it will look like next week.
It expands from the main city parts and so into the desert.

Beware of the sun

by bzh

A small light bag in which you can carry a bottle of water. You will need it even if you don't go to the desert. Light clothes. Prefer long sleeved shirts and long light trousers to avoid painful sunburns and to respect the local Muslim customs.
Have a jumper to put inside, in air-conditioned buildings. Sun block is necessary.
Standard medicine in case you catch a cold thanks to the air-conditioning. UV filters for all lenses. The light can be extremely strong and your pictures can suffer from it. The usual beach gear if you are going in winter. If going in summer, don't bother, it will be too hot to even think of lying on the beach or on the poolside.

Burj Khalifa to take-away!

by Durfun about Dubai duty free

The airport is a dream to shop in. Beautiful layout, with tall palm trees along each side, inside the terminal building.

There is an extensive range of shops catering for your every need, including last minute souvenirs.

I was after a decent Burj Khalifa model. An 8 inch model was 99 AED in the Dubai museum gift shop, and 150 AED in the tower itself! So how much did I pay for it at the duty free? 35 AED !!

Clearly demonstrates bargains are to be found. I did find it odd that a largish zirconia is studded at the model's top, but I saw it makes perfect sense because my night-time take-off went past Khalifa & the top light was dancing all over the place. Looked absolutely amazing :-)

However, items like sand art, hookahs, etc are a lot more expensive.

There is a good selection of household electronics like shavers at very competitive rates. I had been looking for a mains/rechargeable for quite a while, and saw a nice Panasonic that I bought too. Saving on UK price was about 33%! Generally computer gadgetry & accessories are not any cheaper in Dubai though.

A final purchase was a decent air cabin trolleybag. One of mine has often got me into trouble with the budget carriers re it's 'bulky dimensions' (solely due to it's chunky wheels) so I remedied this here. got one at a very good price. Any last minute purchases.

Alcohol is definitely cheaper than back home surprisingly!! Pretty good deals on offer; best thing is the extensive range of goods.

Have a laugh..at this Tex Mex Restaurant

by miso80 about El Paso

My sister got up one night..decided to ditch her mum attitude, put on her party outfit..and head out for a crazy night on the town. Little did we know (myself and some of her girlfriends) that we'd be heading to a mexican restaurant that was..stuck in the 80's lol

Yes, yes, once you walk into the entrance of El Paso, its like walking into a time machine that'll erase away the last 20 years of your life, and you'll wake up with Madonna's "Material Girl" playing in the background, and a fringe/bang on your forehead that looks like a dead squirrel's tail...uhummm! I mean..there was a live band playing, and the theme of the night was 'Back to School'. Everyone was dressed in plaid knee-length skirts and shorts, with white shirts and navy-blue ties..BUT, everyone seemed to be having a great time! I mean, although the average age was well over 60..the dance floor was packed..and everyone was dancing literally like 'no one was watching' lol

One thing is for sure..I don't think I've laughed as much as I did that night in a long..LONG time :o) Go and check all those photos you took back in the 80's and you'll fit right in lol (just kidding)..

But I guess, anything will do!

Dubai International Airport [DXB]

by xuessium

One of the most messiest airport I have ever been to. Yes, it's glitzy as befitting a country with money to burn but aside from that, it's really quite jaw dropping, in a not so kind way.

Terminal 1 is home to all the International Airlines, including Emirates.

Arrival meant a L...O...N...G walk towards customs and baggage claim. There were confusions among passengers with regard to visas and many a times, custom officers had to turn back passengers who were not clear on arriving procedures. Passengers from certain countries (I shan't name them) were cutting queues at will, irking other passengers and the custom officers were turning a blind eye to these antics. Officers wore very stern expressions; almost military like. I know we aren't allowed to abuse airport personnel these days but really, a smile wouldn't hurt!

In Departure, check in counters are behind baggage checks stations so imagine the queue clogging each entry point as everyone submits their baggage, big & small, for X-ray checks. The security is not doing enough to keep non-passengers out. Stern stares and heated shouting seemed to be about the only ways security was employing to keep non-passengers out as hordes of families and friends seemed determine to accompany passengers in.

Checking-in is another round of waiting though less painful. Then it was another round of security checks before you enter the DFS and gate areas. And you thought that would be the end of the nightmare. Wrong. I have never seen so many people literally littering the pathways, sleeping, chatting and smoking away. It felt like a refugee camp rather than an International Airport. I was half expecting to see folks cooking their meals right there and the UN coming in with relief packages.

Cafeterias and eateries were tucked into inconvenient corners. Money changers were actually more centralised than them.

If DXB's aim is to pack as many passengers into a terminal, then I must applaud that they are doing a great job.

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