Less expensive way to explore Jumeirah
Replies: 3 - Last Post: Aug 13, 2012 11:07 AM Last Post By: dxb1969
Aug 10, 2012 2:12 PM
Less expensive way to explore JumeirahDuring our visit on March 2013, we plan to stay at the Winchester Deluxe Hotel Apartments at Kuwait Road. We plan to spend two whole days exploring the following places:
From Kuwait Road to Jumeirah Mosque, take SMCCU Jumeirah Mosque Tour, public beach next to Dubai Marine Beach Resort opposite Jumeirah Mosque. Then to Dubai Mall, lunch, window shopping, see Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, then Burj Khalifa, Dinner, see Dubai Fountain.
From Kuwait Road to Mercato Mall, Jumeira Beach Park, Umm Suqeim, see (just see from outside, not visit) Majlis Ghorfat Um Al Sheef, Umm Suqeim Beach, Burj Al-Arab, Jumeirah Beach Hotel & Wild Wadi.
Then to Souk Madinat Jumeirah, see Al-Qsar and Mina A’ Salam hotels
Then to The Walk JBR (Jumeirah Beach Residence), Marina Beach, Marina Walk, see infinity tower, Walk to Spinneys, take Yellow Boat Cruise, Palm Jumeirah & Bur Al Arab Tour,
Finally to Ibn Battuta Mall.
Apart from using taxi or the BIG BUS (must be expensive), any other best & less expensive way of transport we can use for this trip? The Metro train? Or the bus?
Aug 11, 2012 2:40 AM
1I don't recommend using the public bus because with only 2 days to spare, you will waste too much time waiting for buses and they will not go to all the places you want to visit. Also, it's not easy for visitors to work out the timetables. The metro does not go to a lot of the places on your itinerary.
Personally I favour the Big Bus for tourists who are short of time, but if the US$80 ticket price for 48 hours is too expensive then your next best option is taxi plus metro.
Day 1: use taxi from your hotel to all the places mentioned up to Dubai Mall as there is no metro in Jumeirah. Once you reach Dubai Mall, you can take metro all the way back to Karama metro which is the closest metro to your hotel. It will cost around AED4 per person on the metro or AED30 in a taxi - so whether metro is cheaper depends on how many people are in your group.
Day 2: use taxi from your hotel to all places mentioned up to Ibn Battuta Mall. From Ibn Battuta you can take metro back to Karama metro. Again, whether it's cheaper to take metro depends on how many people are in your group. Cost of a taxi Ibn Battuta to Kuwait St would be around AED80, metro around AED6 per person.
Aug 12, 2012 7:21 PM
Hi, thanks for all your valuable suggestions.
Please comment on my re-scheduled plan below:
Day 1 By Taxi
Morning: Taxi from Kuwait Road to Jumeirah Mosque, take SMCCU Jumeirah Mosque Tour, walk to public beach next to Dubai Marine Beach Resort opposite Jumeirah Mosque. Taxi to Jumeira Beach Park,
Afternoon: Taxi to Souk Madinat Jumeirah,
Evening: Taxi to The Walk JBR (Jumeirah Beach Residence), Taxi back to Kuwait Road.
Please estimate the total amount of taxi fare for the day?
Day 2 By Metro train
Morning: Metro from Al Karama Station to Ibn Battuta Mall. Then Metro from Ibn Battuta Mall to Dubai Marina, explore Marina Walk, lunch, take Yellow Boat Cruise - Palm Jumeirah & Bur Al Arab Tour,
Afternoon: Metro to Dubai Mall, window shopping, see Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo,
Evening: Burj Khalifa, Dinner and see Dubai Fountain. Metro back to Al Karama Station.
What type of nol Red ticket should I use for the day? The 14AED one-day ticket or the other Red ticket that is rechargeable?
Aug 13, 2012 11:07 AM
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