Dubai

  • Hotel:
    • Hampton by Hilton Al Barsha
  • Transport:
    • When using the Metro, tickets must be purchased in the form of a Nol card – which can also be used to pay for bus, tram and taxi fare. Rides can cost as little as AED3
    • The metro is mostly above ground, allowing great views of the Marina, Gold Souk and Frame
    • Taxis are easy to catch in Dubai, simply hail one down or jump in one at a taxi rank. Taxis are reasonably priced, but the fare changes per kilometre due to time of day or going through tolls. Uber or Careem are available in the city
    • The Dubai Ferry enables a tour across the city’s key water links starting from Business Bay to the Marina via Dubai Canal. Prices start at AED15. Tourists can take a tour from the Al Jaddaf station, which departs daily at 10am, 12pm and 5.30pm.
  • Things to see:
    • Dubai Creek
    • Dubai Mall (the biggest in the world)
    • Palm Jumeirah
    • Burj Khalifa (the tallest building in the world)
    • Dubai Museum
    • Dubai Fountain
    • Palm Islands
    • Dubai Marina
    • Gold Souk
    • Desert safari
  • Tips:
    • The Dubai Tram runs from Al Sufouh to Jumeirah Beach Residences in 42 minutes
    • The Palm Monorail connects directly to the Palm’s monorail station, which runs from the trunk of the Palm to the iconic Atlantis, The Palm. The monorail boats amazing views of the Gulf from the Palm’s crescent, so try to get a seat at the front
    • Take a traditional abra ride down Dubai Creek or through Souk Madinat Jumeirah
    • Travel down the passages of Dubai Marina or the brand-new Dubai Water Canal, to see modern Dubai
    • There are different prices tickets for the o Burj Khalifa. ‘At the Top, Burj Khalifa SKY’ ticket takes you to Level 148, where you can get epic views of the city and beyond, and includes and outdoor terrace and a premium lounge. You can then venture to levels 125 and 124. This ticket costs AED 533
    • ‘At the Top, Burj Khalifa’ ticket gives you 360-degree observation decks at levels 125 and 124. Level 125 serves as a tribute to Arab arts and culture. This ticket costs AED 224
    • Enjoy a desert safari, dinner and live show in the evening. Prices vary (mostly around £30-60 depending on which tour you pick). We used Viator, which included a camel ride
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