Dubai Travel Guide

  • Desert Safari, Dubai U.A.E.
    Desert Safari, Dubai U.A.E.
    by TrendsetterME
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Dubai Things to Do

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  • Desert Safari

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    I liked to have safari tour. Their prices start from approx.40 euros. They take from your hotel with nice jeeps. Before start to safari there is a 30 minutes break. You may use ATV. Desert is lovely. You may have nousea but it was nice trip. When you arrive to camp area you may have camel trip, tattoo, hot drinks, hookah, you may try local...

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  • Burj Khalifa

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    On your journey through the underbelly of the Burj towards the elevators you are stopped for a second to have your picture taken.. Later on when you exit - you guessed it - through the gift shop... You can buy your photo with the Burj photoshopped in behind you and your family. DON'T! Although the photograph in itself is okay - the compression...

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  • Al Fahidi Fort - Dubai Museum

    My most interesting visit in Dubai was the museum. Installed in the recuperated fort of Al-Fahidi, built in the 18th century, it has not a remarkable collection, but it concentrates mainly in the people and their behaviours. Contrasting with the modern and high buildings that popup everywhere like mushrooms, this classical structure has the look...

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  • Local Food

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    During the day all the movement into and out Marina Beach hotel must use the reception. When the night comes the gate to the pools area and restaurants is open (and switched to the reception the access from residential area) and the restaurants are open to the public (ingenious solution). Several cuisines and a club turn the night more animated...

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  • 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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  • Soy

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Part two of my tips with more pictures of the food. there are a proliferation of Chinese Restaurants and Food Stalls around Dubai as Chinese Food seems to be the Most Popular International Cuisine in Dubai. But some of the dishes at the Chinese Restaurants have a peculiar taste as pork is not allowed in Most Dubai Restaurants due to Islamic...

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Dubai Nightlife

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  • 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

    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

    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

  • 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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  • Metro

    Dubai has an ultra modern metro, with stations that wouldn't look out of place on Jupiter. The system is clean, fast and efficient, and decent value for money. It's not all that extensive at the moment, though, and consists mostly of one long stretch running north to south. It does serve the airport and some of the major tourist destinations, like...

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  • Driving

    this will be my transportation tips of the dubai desert safari via the H2 Hummer SUV if you book a Dubai half-day, whole day, or night safari among the tons of tour companies that offer this must thing to do in Dubai. you will be fetched and drop off your hotel either via a 4x4 toyota land cruiser or a H2 Hummer vehicle (it depends on the option...

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Dubai Shopping

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  • 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

    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

    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

  • 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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  • Dress modestly

    Most public places have signs requesting people to dress modestly and for women to cover their knees and shoulders. I did find that there were a lot of people that did not abide by the request and wore tank tops and shorts, and they didn't seem to come across any trouble. However, it is important to be respectful of the customs, and you will find...

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  • Costume to be

    When visiting Wafi Center, something failed: the mix of exotic references altogether in a single although large complex. More than in Egypt, I felt like being in… Las Vegas. Wrong sensation? Maybe, but it put me guessing when will gambling arrive to Dubai, to justify (and pay) so much investment in luxury and fake culture.

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Dubai Warnings and Dangers

  • 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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  • 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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  • Use VT

    The secret for a good vacation is… preparation. Time is always short, the budget, short or large must be controlled, and the location and quality of hotel may make the difference.I booked my stay in Dubai with the objective to stay first in Deira to visit the city, and afterwards in Jumeirah beach. I booked the Sheraton hotel that, in the net,...

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Dubai Tourist Traps

  • 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

  • Islamic Look

    Near Jumeirah Mosque I was attracted by a beautiful building, reflecting the Islamic style. I couldn’t decide if it was a school, or a mosque, or both; however, once again, I had the confirmation that we shall never rely exclusively in the promoted highlights, even if visiting time is short for the large top alternatives.

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  • Contrasts

    “Out of the beaten paths” it’s possible to see some contrasting sights of tradition and modernity, hi-tech and improvisation. The hidden side of each city is quite often the most authentic, and rather important to those who like to have an independent idea about the visited places. Not easy, but possible in Dubai.

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  • Watering devices

    One of the landmarks of Arab culture in Portugal is the “nora”, a very ingenious device to pull water from the wells, using an animal. I thought that the device standing in the museum’s yard was something alike, but it doesn’t: it is hands driven, more primitive or maybe, more suitable to elevate water from deeper wells.

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Dubai Sports & Outdoors

  • 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

    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...

    “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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  • 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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  • Discreet quarters

    In a city where everything needs to be the bigger, the most outstanding, the most expensive, it's possible to see some quarters in construction (of course!) but... out of context. They are modest, though carefully planned with interesting architecture. Already aiming to middle price segment?

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  • Real city

    I enjoyed very much the brief visit of the old city - smart recovering, unusual cleanliness, but the real image of what was Dubai before the petrodollars explosion. The quarter around the museum must be visited out of peak season, to allow the walk along the streets without being burned.

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Comments (2)

  • EvansE's Profile Photo
    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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