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


http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/leisure/dubai-parks-and-resorts-officially-inaugurated-1.1948057



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

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


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

Please give suggestions


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

@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 by : PNR  
On 12/19/2016 1:46:41 AM

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

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 by : PNR  
On 12/19/2016 7:53:52 AM

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

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

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

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 by : PNR  
On 12/19/2016 9:44:19 PM

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

@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 by : VK  
On 12/19/2016 10:52:29 PM

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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