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Can you see some main attractions using the metro only?

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Can you see some main attractions using the metro only?

Hello,

It is my first visit to the UAE and am currently staying in Abu Dhabi. I am planning to go to Dubai for some sightseeing and was wondering how doable it is using public transport. I am planning to take the bus from Al wahda station, spend the day in Dubai and come back using the same bus at night. Since I have not been to Dubai before I am open to anything but was wondering what are some of the main attractions I could see using the metro/walking only? I will be in Abu Dhabi for a week so might have the chance to visit Dubai again but it seems a bit of a hassle taking the two hour bus ride each way again so would like to squeeze as much as possible in my day trip. Any suggestions?

Thanks

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1. Re: Can you see some main attractions using the metro only?

Yes! Burj Khalifa and Dubai Mall are right on the Metro line. So are Dubai Creek and Bur Dubai where the Souk markets are. The Marina area has its own tram line off the Metro, too.

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2. Re: Can you see some main attractions using the metro only?

Great! The metro map also shows stops at Ibn Batuta mall and Mall of Emirates. Are they walking distance from the metro stops? Thanks.

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3. Re: Can you see some main attractions using the metro only?

Mall of Emirates is a bridge walk away

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4. Re: Can you see some main attractions using the metro only?

IBN Battuta now has a walkway joint to the metro link. Battuta, Mall of Emirates & Dubai Mall all have links to the metro.

Another option if you just wanted to get some of the tourist sites done would be to do the Big Bus Tours or one of the Boat tours leaving the Marina. All can be booked easily online & may be more picturesque way of seeing Dubai in a day as oppose to riding the metro.

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5. Re: Can you see some main attractions using the metro only?

if you only have a day I would seriously consider giving one of the malls a miss. I would do Mall of the Emirates, quick look, then taxi to Madinat Jumeirah (for Burj Al Arab), then to the old town, then back to Dubai Mall and Fountain later. Normally I say do the old town after dark but think you might be pushed for time.

Taxis are cheap so for short hops outside of the rush hours use them to speed things up! You'll see way more using taxi and metro...

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