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?
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,
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.
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
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)?
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…
hi im looking for a FEMALE travel mate for dubai on 14th to 17th of march!
please let me know if you are there.
also if you'd like to share accomodation to cut down the price!