United Arab Emirates
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I will be transferring in Dubai airport in February, will be coming from Kiev with Wizzair (cheap airlines) and then, on the same day, flying out with FlyDubai (another cheap airline). The question is, do I need a transit visa for that and will I be able to transfer my luggage? I'm holding a Polish passport.
I've read on some forums from other travellers that It was possible to transfer this way in Dubai, but now I've visited Wizzair's website and there is some info that people without visas will not be allowed on board:
Please note that passengers travelling from Ukraine must be in possession of a valid visa to enter the destination country.
Should you fail to show evidence we will refuse your carriage, cancel your reservation and deny your boarding without a refund. As Wizz Air does not offer connecting flights, the transit exemptions under the United... more »
We have two weeks in the UAE over Xmas, arriving in Dubai, departing from Abu Dhabi. Are the emirates north of Dubai (Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Qwain, Ras Al-Khaimah) worth visiting? Is there anything interesting there?
I am a keen photographer and regularly spend a day or two in Dubai. I am always on the lookout for good spots to take photos from. I am more interested in objects than people, but I like colourful crowds: Grand views, elevated viewpoints, urban patterns, architecture, symbolic photos (signs with directions or place names) and unusual perspectives. I have already noticed that landscape (and „urbanscape“) photography is quite a challenge because Dubai is so often dusty and hazy. I am almost exclusively interested in photo spots that I can access for free, so generally no rooftop restaurants or bars please if I have to buy an expensive meal or drink to get in. I’ve done the Burj Khalifa observation platform and the Dubai Fountain, the monorail ride across the Palm Jumeirah to „Atlantis“, all the big mall interiors, photos from the last car of the Red Line metro, abra rides, Sheikh Zayed ... more »
Recently spent 6 days in UAE and Oman. If you are thinking about renting a car to get around but worried about the conventional wisdom that it's dangerous as hell, stop worrying. Drivers are less aggressive than the on LIE in NY and drive more slowly than the average commuter on the 405 around LA. Your only real issue is navigation. Signage is in Arabic and English on all major roads (not many of those anyway) but if you don't know where you are going you simply have the standard challenges of trying to figure out how to get there. Road rage or lunatic drivers is not a major concern.
I wl be signing off from ship on 23rd november n wl stay in dubai for two days.
I am going to be in Dubai next week for a work trip and I thought I would be with a colleague who knows what to do and what to see but unfortunately he is now unable to make it. Any recommendations on what I can do (safely) I the evenings, I would like to see some of the best Dubai has to offer but I have no idea where to start??
I am staying near the Dubai World Trade Centre and can use taxis to travel around (within reason)
we will be in Dubai for a 27 hour stopover (Friday 6am to Saturday 9am) next March and we hope to see a bit of what makes Dubai so special including Dubai Mall, Burj Khalifa and maybe a souq. We have a hotel in Deira close to the clock tower and airport.
The only problem: It's a Friday.
Given that in most other threads people seem to recommend going to Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa in the late afternoon / sunset, I wonder -- what's a good way to spend Friday morning in Dubai? I guess the souqs will be closed and the Metro doesn't run either... any ideas?
Single traveller/ late 20's/ looking to see interesting things (local markets/sights)
I arrive into Abu Dhabi airport at 7am next Saturday and I have then have 2 nights/ 2 days in the area before my next destination.
So I was originally planning on:-
Saturday - Day 1 - Coach at 9am to Dubai and travel to hotel in order to drop things off and then head out
Sunday - Day 2 - Get a taxi to Abu Dhabi (Yas Island) or coach and then stay over near Yas Island
Monday - Day 3 - Early start and fly out
I am thinking now that perhaps 2 days in Dubai would be better, as there seems to be more on offer ? and particularly given I will be a little remote in Yas Island?
If I was doing 2 days in Dubai I would probably do (but very open to ideas):-
Day 1 - Arrive and look at the local souqs in deira, evening perhaps Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Mall
Day 2 - Move a little... more »
because of the Visa regulations we had to change our original plan (=going by car to Oman from Dubai and back) we want to fly from Dubai World Central to Muscat. There is a Gulf Air flight for sure.
But the question is: we are going to have 2 separate tickets and we can not check in us + our baggage for the whole enght of the journey (from Budapest to Muscat) in Budapest.
We are going to have 2 hours at DWC until our next flight. Are there any transfer desks/services in DWC where we can arrange our second flight and check in our baggage (we can check in online for Gulf Air but we will be standing there with two big bakcpackes)? I can not leave the transit area because in this case I would use my UAE tourist visa and could not come back to catch my return flight!
The airport is so new I could not find any useful information regarding this...
Thanks in advance,
Frida more »
me and my girlfriend plus a friend (female) will have a 24 hour stopover in Dubai next March. We plan on getting a hotel room, probably in Deira or Bur Dubai, and doing some sightseeing.
Do you think it will be problematic for one man to share a room with two unmarried adult women? Should we rather get two rooms instead?
Thanks in advance for your insights,
I'm planning to take a trip to Dubai in late November but I'm alone. I don't have any fixed itinerary. Anyone wanna be my fellow traveler?
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My husband and I will be in Abu Dhabi in mid-December. We would like to rent a car and visit either Liwa or Al Ain (no time to see both, unfortunately). I'd appreciate opinions on which is the better choice. In the latest LP book on Oman, UAE, etc., page 287, there is a map which appears to show a road going east from Liwa, then north to Al Ain. On the off chance that we have time to visit both locations, is this road passable with a two-wheel drive vehicle?
In one month and a half I´ll be in Dubai for 5 days. I´ve planned all the things I want to do but I have a free day. There is a cruise to Musandam fjords (Oman). it is quite a long way from Dubai (3 hours) and 6 hours on the boat. Then 3 hours drive to Dubai. I don´t know if a day at the fjords of Musandam is worth my time and money.
Any idea?. Thank you in advance
I'll spend a nightly stopover at a hotel in Dubai.
I want to buy some electronic devices there ( much cheaper than in the country I'm living in ).
I can see some online offers and I could even arrange a delivery to my hotel with an one day notice.
But I can't see any prices online from the airport duty free shops.
So would it be better to buy outside the airport or are the duty free prices inside even better ?
Any reply highly appreciated.
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