Ryan Champagne

Ryan Champagne

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United Arab Emirates Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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July 2011

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    Need advice / recommendation for traveling in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

    Hi Albert let me see if I can help, Let me just warn you that it will still be hot in Dubai during September (35 to 38) but you can always cool off at the water park (Wild Wadi or Atlantis Hotel) Also you can get tons of info from www.timeoutdubai.com 1. I live here so hotels are not my thing, sorry. But with my travels Novotel has never disappointed me. The WTC is a fairly central area in Dubai. 2. I have used Arabian Adventures for friends and family when they visited and I have no complaints they are very professional and safe. I always book ahead of time so if you can do it online I recommended that. Almost all of the tour companies will pick you up from your hotel. 3. The malls are about the same.... Both have similar shops and each have 'wow' things to see (aquarium and divers water fountain at the DM and the MOE has the indoor ski park). For the local markets it is what you are looking for Gold, Spices, Clothes etc.... The open Souks are on the Deira side you can take a water taxi for 1 AED but remember my first statement- it will be hot! Out side of town is DragonMart (China shopping center). Both the Souks and DragonMart you bargain but the malls are set prices. 4. You can find anything to everything to eat in Dubai..... It all depends on what you want to pay. If you are here on a Friday a Brunch is a must!!!! Most of the hotels have all you can eat and all you can drink yet again it is how much you want to spend. Check out TimeoutDubai.com 5. Have been to Ferrari World for concerts and a UFC fight, but never to visit. If you take a cab it will cost a lot (45 min drive) maybe around 250 to 300 AED one way! Abu Dhabi has it's own vibe a slower pace but it has the Grand Mosque and that is good to see. 6. If you want to learn about Dubai culture the heritage museum is good and cheap (5 AED). Things to also see are the Burj Khalifa and Madinat Souk. I wish you a good stay. Ryan almost 8 years ago