Marina Hotel Apartments

Near Dubai Marina Drive, Dubai, 11640, United Arab Emirates
Marina Hotel Apartments
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Taxi from Dubai airport for female traveller

by nadalert

Good Morning,

I will be travelling to Dubai shortly. I am a young female travelling alone. I just wanted to know should I prebook a car to pick me up or is it safe enough to take a taxi? I would prefer a women taxi driver so could I arrange this in advance?

Thanks for your help.

Re: Taxi from Dubai airport for female traveller

by colin_bramso

The taxis are safe, lone lady travellers, both tourists and residents, use them all the time but if you prefer a lady driver you will find some waiting at the airport taxi rank. Ladies-only taxis have pink roofs and the inspectors will direct single ladies to them.

Re: Taxi from Dubai airport for female traveller

by 37SingleMaleInDubai1

Good day,
As Colin mentioned taxi is available at the airport, the following is what is mentioned on the official web site of Dubai Transport:

Airport Vehicles

Airport fleet comprises of 325 vehicle as its type varies like: Van, Sedan and Station Wagon. The average daily airport trips are estimated to be 5,500.

Airport Vehicles are available in order to provide the following services:

Taxi service is offered at the three terminals of Dubai International Airport 24 hours a day.
Women taxi service is available.
Special needs taxi service is available (on demand).
Clients are served by trained personnel.
Child seats are available on demand.
Drivers speak Arabic & English, and well-acquainted with all locations in the UAE.
Meter starts at 20 AED for Sidan and Station Wagon, and 25AED for Vans.
You can contact them as well:

General Inquiries
We always look forward to serve you and always ready to answer all your inquiries.

• Phone Number : (+971 4) 2641111 “From 7:30am To 2:30pm”
• Fax Number : (+971 4) 2080897
• E-mail Address :
• P.O.BOX : 2647 Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Safe trip and good luck.

Re: Taxi from Dubai airport for female traveller

by jivanne96

It is very safe to get a cab from the airport.

Travel Tips for Dubai

Discount on International calls :-)

by 37SingleMaleInDubai1

This service is available for Wasel prepaid,GSM post-paid and Standard Fixed Line post-paid customers in U.A.E.
Subscribe to this service and you will enjoy a discount on call rates for one country of your choice. The plan would offer a preferential rate to one country, while all other call types would be charged at a slightly higher price than the current Wasel, GSM or Fixed Line rates.


You can benefit from this service to call any number in your favourite country (you choose) anytime you want on discounted rates.

For Standard Fixed Line (post-paid only) Customers

30% discount on IDD call rate

For Mobile (Wasel or GSM post-paid) Customers

20% discount on IDD peak & off-peak call rate for Wasel Customers
25% discount on IDD peak & off-peak call rate for GSM post-paid Customers


This service is available for Standard Fixed Line post-paid, Wasel and GSM post-paid customers. Standard Fixed-Line post-paid customers will enjoy 30% discount, Wasel customers will enjoy 20% discount and GSM post-paid customers will enjoy 25% discount on call rates for the country they selected. Charges

Etisalat offers higly discounted call rates after you subscribe to this service.

For Standard Fixed Line (post-paid only) customers

International calls (Peak and Off-Peak) to one selected country (of your choice) will be entitled of 30% discount comparing to the current IDD rates.
International calls (Peak and Off-Peak) to other countries will be 10% higher than current IDD rates.
National calls to mobile (wasel/GSM) and standard fixed line (Peak and Off-Peak) will be 10% higher than current national call rates.
Calls within UAE from Standard Fixed line to fixed line (INTER LCCA) will be charged as current call rates

How to Subscribe

You can subscribe to this service through:

For Standard Fixed Line (post-paid only)

1. IVR: dial 125 from your fixed line and follow the voice instructions.

For Wasel and GSM (post-paid) Mobile:

1. SMS: Send SMS to 1010 like below:

R FCP(space)(Favorite country code)
eg. If you would like to chose United Kingdom as your favourite country the SMS have to be in the following format:

R FCP 0044

2. IVR: Call 125 and follow the instructions.

3. Business Center: Visit any of our nearest business Center.

4. Call 101: Call our customer care center on 101

Documents Required

No Documents are required to subscribe for this service.

Contact Us

For more information, please dial our customer representative number at 101.

Good luck and happy discounted Dialling :-)

Golfing in Dubai :-)

by 37SingleMaleInDubai1

The Classic Golf Destination

Dubai is the pioneer of golf in the Middle East with championship standard grass courses to challenge the skills of even the most experienced players.
The Resort Golf Course

The Jabel Ali Hotel Golf Resort Course is a must for any golfer to play. The superbly designed 9 hole course is set amidst exotic trees and shrubs, and offers golfers the opportunity to play in the company of peacocks, partridges, guinea fowl and a large number of exotic birds. The Resort Golf Course combines excellent golf facilities with the ultimate in hospitality and leisure.

The Course

9-hole par 36 course with a selection of 4 different tees which offers the opportunity to play either a 9 or a 18 hole round.

9 holes-3201 yards. 18 holes-6375 yards.
Five of the holes are designed around a salt water lake, featuring three wooden bridges.

Well stocked professional shop.

Floodlit driving range and short game facilities.

Golf instruction from qualified PGA professionals.

Video swing analysis.
Corporate golf days or individual packages can include combinations of a wide rnage of facilities such as golf, fishing, shooting, riding, tennis, snooker, pool and many more.

Rules of Play

Visitors are welcome on a pay as you play basis.

Visitors without handicap certificates are welcome. However, they must hold a valid players certificate or be an experienced bon-handicap golfer possessing a sound knowledge of the rules and etiquette of the game.

Normal golfing attire is required.
The course is spikeless.

The Resort Golf Course,
PO Box 9255, Dubai, U.A.E.
Tel: (9714) 8836000 . Fax: (9714) 8837084

Luxury Shopping here

by BorneoGrrl about Burjuman Mall

If you have a lot of money to spend or taste for the posh life, then Burjuman is the mall to come to. Burjuman specializes in most of the luxury brands you are familiar with e.g Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior & Fendi. Saks Fifth Avenue also opened a department store in the building.

There are other medium priced store available as well as restaurants & cafes to relax in. Check the website for more store listings Luxury brands A lot!

Tequila, it makes me happy...


Ladies really are spoilt for choice on where to go for drinks in Dubai... you don't even have to wait until the sun goes down!

Once a month our group of girls meets up for lunch (to start our weekend!) and a merry time at Cactus Cantina; located on the 8th floor of the Rydges Plaza Hotel in Satwa (at the end of Diyafah Street). Cactus Cantina is a medium-sized venue & can seat up to 140 persons. When you're there, say "hi" to Mario who is waiting the tables.

> Enjoy the Thursday Happy Hour (new in 2008) 12noon - 7pm:
we paid only 65 Dirhams for a huge pitcher (approx. 8 glasses) of strawberry margherita :-)

> Friday Special: Two for One!
Order 1 main course and receive a 2nd one absolutely free.

If you are planning to also have lunch, it's advisable to book a table in advance if you will be more than 4 people... needless to say: It get's very crowded! Spoil yourself to some yummy mexican food and their great margheritas. Try the vegetable quesidillas (39 Dhs), the spinach enchiladas (32 Dhs) the burritos with chicken, shrimp or beef (42 Dhs) or the tostado grande salad (36 Dhs) - delicious!

NOTE: This isn't "fine dining" and I don't recommend their rather chewy steaks. But the food is pretty OK & does the job of lining your stomach for a serious night of drinking ahead :-)

This is the perfect place to "warm-up" for a Thursday night on the town.
> FRIDAY all day: buy 1 Mexican main course & receive a 2nd main course absolutely free. Free margheritas for the ladies.

> SATURDAY NIGHT: Salsa Dancing lessons for all.

> "The Writing's on the Wall": Hard to believe, yet true: if it's a rainy day (rare, but it happens!) head down to Cactus Cantina where ladies can enjoy even more free drinks (see picture). No time limit on this offer... whenever you order another round the waiter simply sticks his hand out of the window... as long as it's drizzling you can be guzzling ;-) Casual, casual, casual.
(Girls, the ladies room has very nice.... well.... "decor".... check it out!)

Opening Hours: Saturday - Thursday 12:00noon - 01:00am,
Friday 06:00pm - 01:00am.

UPDATE October 2007: This restaurant used to offer all free drinks for ladies also on every Thursday afternoon. Unfortunately, after 10 years of generosity, management has decided to cut this down to only 2 free drinks on Thursdays (but more free drinks on Fridays).

UPDATE May 2009: This restaurant now has seperate smoking and non-smoking sections.


by DAO about CHANGES DAILY !!!!


Eating out in Dubai can be either cheap or VERY expensive. If you want alcohol with a meal, then you must eat in a good hotel and that can be expensive. It does not have to be! The free ‘Time Out’ magazine lists all the daily buffets across Dubai that even includes alcoholic drinks! By the time you leave these restaurants, you will definitely have had your money’s worth! Enjoy.


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