Visit to Dubai

posted by PNR

Friends/experts,
we planning a 5 day visit to dubai shortly. please advise how to utilize the days with maximum sightseeing. If anyone can suggest achedule as we have no idea about places and distances. we are staying in a hotel in bur dubai
Thanks in advance
PNR

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Posted On 12/18/2016 9:56:04 PM by Jolly Roger


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Posted On 12/18/2016 11:50:48 PM by PNR

@ friends/who visited Dubai recently, please advise an itinery

Posted On 12/19/2016 12:29:43 AM by PNR

Please give suggestions

Posted On 12/19/2016 1:09:02 AM by Vikas Kundra

@PNR

google it...
here is a short list -

1. Dubai mall (burj khalifa)
2. mall of emirates (skiing)
3. skydrive near marina
4. dhow cruise near dubai creek
5. Al ain Zoo
6. Dubai Safari Park
7. Zabeel park - there is always some sort of events going on there
8. Dolphin show - Zabeel Park
9. If you go abu dhabi then you have mosque , marina and few other things i think
10. Obviously, you have plenty of beaches there like jumeriah, but i recommend AL Mamzar ..its nice day out there with BBQ and all..make sure you get there early if its a weekend.
11. Madinat Jumeriah
12. Souk (old dubai)
13. Atlantis monorail and the Palm
14. Ibn Batuta Mall - its different and nice..

hope it helps..

Posted On 12/19/2016 1:46:41 AM by PNR

@ Vikas,
Thanks for the reply. Sorry to ask your advise again.
we are a family of 3 and no plan going to Abudhabi
may not try Skidive
want to include Butterfly, Miracle and glow garden, then global village.

If you already gone to Dubai, can you suggest a day wise itinary of 5 days, please

Thanks in advance
PNR

Posted On 12/19/2016 3:14:27 AM by Vikas

haha

sorry i forgot to list my favorite spot in DUbai i.e. Global village....which you mentioned....there are just so many places in Dubai...

For a family - i see you will have some constraints. My friend, the problem is that everyone has different capacity/desire to travel around and see places.... i cant suggest a day wise itinerary but i can recommend you not to go to Dubai Mall, Global Village on a friday evening...it will be too crowded...
Just go thorugh the list....and look at the locations (see their websites) ...come up with a day wise plan for yourself...

and then i can suggest if there is anything you should change to improve the plan...



Posted On 12/19/2016 7:53:52 AM by PNR

@Vikas/Experts, please advise on the below itinerary

Day 1: Atlantis, Burj AL Arab, Dolphinaorium, Glow garden

Day 2: Dubai Theme Parks (Hollywood+Bollywood+Lego) got one day ticket

Day 3: Miracle Garden, Butterfly Garden, Global Village

Day 4: Al Fahdi Fort, Dubai Creek & abra ride, Burj Khalifa, Fountain, Dubai Mall

Day 5: Ibn batuta mall, ???????

Posted On 12/19/2016 8:04:01 PM by Sana

Dear PNR,

I advise you to purchase Theentertainerme app. This will help you save loy of bucks. Its all buy one get one free offers . I used this during my last visit and its really worthy...

Good Luck

Posted On 12/19/2016 8:38:32 PM by Vikas

yes the entertainment App is a good advice..

As far as your intinerary is concerned -

Day 1: Atlantis, Burj AL Arab, Dolphinaorium, Glow garden -------check for dolphinarium times because dophin show and glow garden location is nearby and flow garden needs to be seen in the evening....atlantis and burj arab can be done during the monring (before lunch) type



Day 2: Dubai Theme Parks (Hollywood+Bollywood+Lego) got one day ticket

Perfect go for it....it will take a day

Day 3: Miracle Garden, Butterfly Garden, Global Village

Perfect go for it....it will take a day ...and these are nearby...please dont do it on friday...and global village only opens at 4PM (i think)..just check the website..

Day 4: Al Fahdi Fort, Dubai Creek & abra ride, Burj Khalifa, Fountain, Dubai Mall

Problem here is that creek is more fun in the evening... and fountain/burjkhalifa is also an eveningish activity...Have a rethink....I sugegst you do madinat jumeirah in the monring/afternoon and then spend your evening at dubai mall, burj lhalifa...and enjoy fountains....

move creek (& fort) to day 5....



Day 5: Ibn batuta mall, ???????

You cant miss the beach when you are in dubai...spend morning at al mamzar....then enjoy creek in the evening......i supoose wife would want to visit gold souk as well and its not far from creek...all sort of same area......keep the last day a bit relaxing & less busy.

Enjoy

Posted On 12/19/2016 9:16:39 PM by Indian

Dear PNR,

I completely agree with Vikas and suggest you to consider his suggestion. Meanwhile on day 5 instead of visiting any mall i recommend you to visit Al Ain (Zoo & Mountain) its worth it. But it is quiet far from Dubai almost 150 kms. So if you have transportation problem and would like to be in Dubai only then i will suggest you to go for shopping. or go for ice cafe which is a different experience at times square mall on sheikh zayed road near to mall of emirates.

All the best

Posted On 12/19/2016 9:44:19 PM by PNR

@ Vikas, Indian, Sana, highly appreciate your valuable advises. Taking your valuable suggestions I revised the schedule as below:
Day 1: Atlantis, Burj AL Arab, Dolphinaorium, Glow garden

Day 2: Dubai Theme Parks (Hollywood+Bollywood+Lego) Spend day time Return to Dubai Creek for ABra ride and Dinner, possible?

Day 3: Miracle Garden, Butterfly Garden, Global Village

Day 4: Al Ain (Zoo & Mountain), Burj Khalifa, Fountain, Dubai Mall

Day 5: Al Fahdi Fort, al mamzar, Gold souk, Ibn batuta mall, ???????

Please advise on the above
also is the ice cafe is same as Dubai Ski in Mall of Emirates, can we fit into the above schedule?

thanks in advance
PNR

Posted On 12/19/2016 10:52:27 PM by VK

@PNR

this is a super cool,incredibly busy and optimistic schedule....hope your kid is not an infant/toddler..

Day 2: Dubai Theme Parks (Hollywood+Bollywood+Lego) Spend day time Return to Dubai Creek for ABra ride and Dinner, possible?
depends on whats there at this bollywood theme park...but in any case....the dhow cruise ride and dinner will help you relax....Its about an hour drive from theme park coming back to creek....hope you are staying around bur dubai area...coz i am sure you wouldnt want to travel any more after that :p


Day 3: Miracle Garden, Butterfly Garden, Global Village


Day 4: Al Ain (Zoo & Mountain), Burj Khalifa, Fountain, Dubai Mall

..try to get Al Ain early morning ..and enjoy the first half..its beautiful there...Al ain mountain is okay, can be skipped.....but zoo is great...you decide when you get there... Make sure its not friday - dubai mall is annoyingly crowded on friday evenings...

Day 5: Al Fahdi Fort, al mamzar, Gold souk, Ibn batuta mall, ???????

Try to do ibn batuta in the first half..then go al mamzar beach and finish it off in gold souk , meena bazar...


Posted On 12/19/2016 10:52:29 PM by VK

@PNR

this is a super cool,incredibly busy and optimistic schedule....hope your kid is not an infant/toddler..

Day 2: Dubai Theme Parks (Hollywood+Bollywood+Lego) Spend day time Return to Dubai Creek for ABra ride and Dinner, possible?
depends on whats there at this bollywood theme park...but in any case....the dhow cruise ride and dinner will help you relax....Its about an hour drive from theme park coming back to creek....hope you are staying around bur dubai area...coz i am sure you wouldnt want to travel any more after that :p


Day 3: Miracle Garden, Butterfly Garden, Global Village


Day 4: Al Ain (Zoo & Mountain), Burj Khalifa, Fountain, Dubai Mall

..try to get Al Ain early morning ..and enjoy the first half..its beautiful there...Al ain mountain is okay, can be skipped.....but zoo is great...you decide when you get there... Make sure its not friday - dubai mall is annoyingly crowded on friday evenings...

Day 5: Al Fahdi Fort, al mamzar, Gold souk, Ibn batuta mall, ???????

Try to do ibn batuta in the first half..then go al mamzar beach and finish it off in gold souk , meena bazar...


Posted On 12/19/2016 11:40:54 PM by PNR

@VK,
Thanks a lot for ur feedback
staying in Mankhool (bur Dubai) and my kid is 7

Any comments on including Dubi Ski?

thanks

Posted On 12/20/2016 1:33:49 AM by Indian

Dear PNR,

Day 4 has a problem. you cannot enjoy al ain plus burj khalifa in one day. As if u go al ain the beauty is to be on the mountain when its sun set to see the beauty of the SUN getting down. so it would b like u go to zoo n then get on top of mountain n till ur back its already very late n tired also to go burj khalifa.. i think u need to make some changes over there.

the same goes to day 2 schedule also. The parks in Dubai are so big that u cannot finish in couple of hours n go for next. if u rush then its not worth visiting that park n pay so much for it.

Personal suggestion... dont rush for discovering everything. enjoy what u see to the max. u can go back to Dubai if u feel its worth in ur next vacation.

Regards,

Posted On 12/28/2016 9:01:30 PM by Robin

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http://www.visitdubai.com/en/travel-planning/travel-tools/get-the-app

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Posted On 1/22/2017 3:30:52 AM by Amit

What are the best family stay options for 5-7 days in Dubai. Kind of semi-luxury ( Hotel/Service Apartment) but benefits being close to Indian restaurants, metro, kids play area/activity etc?

Posted On 1/22/2017 9:00:14 PM by Indian

Stay in Karama. You will have Indian feel and many Indian restaurants out there. Also you will find Metro, Park as well.

Posted On 2/4/2017 10:00:00 PM by Ajay

Hi PNR,

Please us me know as to how was your trip and whether the schedule you prepared was really the right one. Please advise anything that needs to be changed or any advise regarding any Dos & Don'ts

Posted On 2/5/2017 12:07:19 AM by PNR

@Ajay,
Day 1: morning Jumeira, Atlantis, evening - Dolphinorium, Glow Garden, Dinosaur park
Day 2: Dubai Theme Parks (full day)
Day 3: Al Ain Zoo (full day, but not recommended) & Dhow ride (creek)
Day 4: morning Dubai Museum, Butterfly Graden, Miracle Garden & Global Village
Day 5: morning Dubai Ski (Mall of Emirtaes), Dubai Aquarium(Dubai Mall), Burj Khalifa, Fountain. Return to Kuwait midnight

Tips (my mistakes/misses !!!!):
1. don't target more than 2 attractions in a day as there is too much to walk inside the attractions and travel time
2. Dubai theme Park is a must visit
3. use Metro to the full to save time and unlimited travel. But taxi is not avoidable as most of the attractions are outside the city and nor connected by metro
4. do the online booking for most of the facilities and for prime time

thank you all

Posted On 2/5/2017 1:58:50 AM by kailash goswami

Thanks for the valuable feed back ! God Bless !
A Few queries
Day 1: morning Jumeira, Atlantis, evening - Dolphinorium, Glow Garden, Dinosaur park....Are all these places Close by
Global Village
Day 5: morning Dubai Ski (Mall of Emirtaes), Dubai Aquarium(Dubai Mall), Burj Khalifa, Fountain. ? Are these places close by ? I mean in the same area ?

do the online booking for most of the facilities and for prime time. How can we have the booking made as I see various websites offering combinations ?

Could you make use of the app ?

We are just a couple (No kids) Would it wise to go to a theme park.

Could you provide the namke of the hotel you stayed in I am not able to decide. We dont want to be very far off.

Posted On 2/6/2017 10:06:24 PM by Planning to visit Dubai

I too planning a trip with wife to Dubai (first time).
Hope to get Online Visa within a week time.
Trying to get a good agent for sightseeing at UAE and economy hotel accomodation.

Posted On 2/6/2017 11:57:50 PM by PNR

@kailash goswami,
Glow Garden & Dinosaur park are on the same place. Also, the Mircal Garden & Butterfly Garden is on the same area. Others are far ans you have to use Metro or Taxi
When I say do online, its for offers and to avoid long ques. You have to c the offers /combinations and your time availability
As shopping was not in our plan, we didn't spend much time in Malls for shopping.
Theme park is for everyone and its an a experience
I didn't use any app as i have no internet connectivity there. but if you can it may be better

we stayed for two days with a family friend in Sharjah and then we moved to our hotel booked in Burjman, Dubai, very close Metro station. Please book the hotels near (not more than 5 minute walk) Metro stations
....

Posted On 2/14/2017 9:46:58 PM by Sp

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Posted On 2/14/2017 9:46:59 PM by Sp

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Posted On 2/18/2017 12:28:53 AM by Dubai is Best Place

Hello,
Please do Visit Ras Al Khaimah(Jabel Jais) Biggest Mountain Of Uae.
You will Really Enjoy this Place in winter.

Posted On 2/18/2017 1:01:06 PM by Sp

Hi All
I am planning to visit Dubai with family in end of March for 10 days
Pls advise good hotel accommodation at best price in Dubai or Sharjah.

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