United Arab Emirates Tourist Traps

  • Tourist Traps
    by machomikemd
  • Tourist Traps
    by machomikemd
  • Tourist Traps
    by machomikemd

United Arab Emirates Tourist Traps

  • Lost in the desert

    if you are not with a professional guide, you could be easily be lost in the desert, it is scary, because an open dune is a place with no directions and you will never make a mark symbol to remember how to get out!!! If it happens and you are lost please make sure you have a mobile to use!

  • Jules Bar (Meridien Dubai)

    a different kind of "working" girls Jules bar in the Meridien Dubai can be a bit of an awkward experience when you visit it for the first time. Apart from the variety of drinks and live entertainment, this bar gets very busy at night with eastern European “working” girls. They are very easy to spot as they arrive in groups of 3-5, line the sides...

  • I wish I could say that I...

    I wish I could say that I stayed at the Burj al Arab but as I hadn't won the lottery I couldn't. What can you say, the tallest hotel in the world, the only seven star hotel in the world, spectacular when lit at night and consisting of all suites totally luxurious. The tourist trap here?-if you just want to go in to look around it will cost you...

  • Beautiful roundabouts create ugly...

    UAE has lots and lots of beautiful, but huge and confusing roundabouts. This is the Cultural Roundabout in Sharjha. Believe it or not, while driving, these can become big tourist traps for the novice. Note that cars left hand site entrance to the roundabout have the right of way. One should not enter the roundabout until the traffic ceases to...

  • I don't feel that there are...

    I don't feel that there are any traps to be worried of. Itis a beautiful city, where law is properly maintained.

  • 'Are you sure we parked our car here?

    'Are you sure we parked our car here?' yells Ifrah. Yes, this is possible, many people have lost their 4 wheel drives in the desert, because when they move out to hike, they forget to mark the bearings. One of our family friends had a broken down vehicle. They went to the nearest help station to bring help back to the vehicle, but they just could...

  • There's no tourist trap I can...

    There's no tourist trap I can see except that people around keep on mistaken me as Philippines who work there. There's nothing wrong with that because there are so many Philippinos working there so of course they look at me as one of them. It just that when Arab people know you are Malaysian they will be so friendly to you and I even get free...


    LOCAL ATTRACTIONS Spend a couple of hours driving around Dubai and you will find that it is a bustling modern city with few old buildings and historical sites. However, a great effort is being made to preserve and restore the traditional Arabic heritage and the city has a variety of attractions, both new and old, that are worth visiting. Dubai...

  • When going on a little water...

    When going on a little water taxi thing (their name escapes me) from one side of the river to the other, insist on only paying 50 phils. When the drivers see a tourist, they insist that tourists go on a seperate taxi and pay DHS20. You may have to be quite firm and clear that you don't mind being with everyone else.

  • A word about the gold souk in...

    A word about the gold souk in Dubai: although it technically may be considered a 'tourist trap', I found the merchants to be extremely honest! The daily price of gold (based upon weight) is posted in each store, so you can compare it with the rate published in the paper. I purchased a 24K gold chain in one shop, and apparently overpaid by USD $10...

  • Don't pay outrageous prices to...

    Don't pay outrageous prices to cross the Khor Dubai: go to the abra crossing points. It costs a fraction of what you would be charged if you were to cross in an abra on your own. And you get the real taste of the crossing, not the touristy thing!

  • For the past four or five...

    For the past four or five years, Dubai has hosted something called 'The Dubai Shopping Festival'. They bring in Disney acts, ice-skating acts, rock-stars, Bollywood (Indian movie) stars, you-name-it, in March for a month of fun dedicated to spending money. Basically, it turns Dubai into a sort of post-Disneyland. Whether it's a tourist trap depends...


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