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Cheap hotel near Dubai airport

Dear all,

Anybody know a good and cheap hotel to spend a 10hrs layover (well minus immigration) near Dubai airport? (flight in 23:30 flight out 9:30)

Had a good laugh with Emirates. As it seems for some countries just about every booking class qualifies for Dubai Connect service (= free hotel room)... however for those starting their trip in Belgium.. you economy ticket should be higher than 1200 USD. (and this is the fare.. so minus all the surcharges)

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Seeing the fog from Burj Khalifa

Hi!

I’ll be in Dubai later this week. After missing the chance to go up the Burj Khalifa in 2010 (lifts were broken), I’d like a trip up this time. I’ve seen some amazing photos of fog covering the city, which I’d love to see, as well as either sunrise or sunset. I believe the fog is a fairly common occurrence on winter mornings (can anyone confirm?).

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/worldnews/11355486/The-worlds-tallest-building-in-Dubai-shrouded-in-fog-in-pictures.html

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Dubai to Jebel Shams

I will be travelling to UAE and have some extra time. I'd really love to head down into Oman and hike around Jebel Shams. Maps show that it's about a 5 1/2 drive (probably longer factoring in customs, etc.)

I'd really prefer not to drive myself for a number of reasons, is there any hope of public or semi-public transportation? Tour bus, bus, etc?

Could a driver conceivably be hired in Dubai and then again at the Omani border and vice versa?

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Dubai airport transfers

hi fellow travelers,

please advise me on how much I can expect to pay for a taxi from the Dubai airport to Al Riga Buteen, Dera in Dubai. I know they are metered, but i am interested to know approximate amount. We are a group of 10 travelers.

Are taxis freely available around the arrivals?

thanks a lot,

jirikoo

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Visa exemption land crossing from UAE to Oman

The rules are a bit confusing. It states you do not need a visa to cross by land from UAE to Oman if you have an entry stamp from Qatar or Dubai. What if you arrive in Abu Dhabi and want to cross from Al Ain (in Emirate of Abu Dhabi) and return the same way a day or two later? If it's relevant our passports are New Zealand and Norwegian.

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15h Layover in Abu Dhabi!

Hey everyone,

I have a 15h layover in Abu Dhabi (7:00-22:00). I would really like to get out of the airport and possiblly do a tour, but I was wondering whether I would need a visa (I'm American) and if so what are the details? Price? Must I get it prior to my trip? Any advice is welcomed! Thanks

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Accomadation in Dubai

I will be in Dubai for 2 nights in April. Would like to know of any cheap accommodation US$100 a day if possible (not fussed about food/breakfast.)

Would like to see the gold souks or any other souks plus anything else I can cram in just 2 nights.

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Where to enter blocked internet sites in Dubai?

I just got to Dubai - to find out that I can't update my profile!

Where in Dubai can you access blocked websites? I have understood that there are some kind of "free zones" without internet censorship. Where are these zones? Are there cafes/restaurants/malls with open connection on these zones? Do you have to register to get connected? Is phone number required for registration (as in some malls)?

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Dubai - taxi "abduction" warning

Just returned from Dubai but with one unpleasant experience. This is apparently quite common and the taxi drivers know how to get away with it.

The scenario is.... you get into a licensed taxi looking like a tourist and ask to be taken to somewhere.
Taxi driver will then do something to the electronic meter-device (i think this is entering a different trip or saying he is having a break) so this trip is not recorded.

Taxi then makes some excuse for having to go a different direction and then…

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Fastest comute from ABU DHABI International to Dubai International

What is the fastest way to get from Abu Dhabi international airport to Dubai International airport and how long will it take? Any direct shuttle buses or other direct public transport? Thanks and best regards from Switzerland.