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palm island or marina?????

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palm island or marina?????

we have one week in dubai from 27th feb.have never been before.interested in where everyone thinks would be the place to stay?palm island or the marina.we are interested in shopping-naturally.also quite intrigued with what we've seen and heard about dubai in general.thank you to any replies

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1. Re: palm island or marina?????

For me it would have to be the Marina because the Palm Island is nowhere near as finished. There is still a lot of building work at the Marina but at least there are two areas - one round the Marina itself and one at the Jumeirah Beach resdiences walk - where you can take a stroll and find little shops and cafes.

I also think it is far easier to get a taxi in the Marina area than it is on the Palm.

The two nearest malls are Mall of the Emirates and IBN Battuta mall.

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2. Re: palm island or marina?????

I agree with Latti - Palm can be a problem to get taxi's and the Marina area is coming together now with shops/cafe's etc...

Marc

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3. Re: palm island or marina?????

You will be isolated on palm with no small shops to buy water, etc. Marina has spinneys supermarket and some interesting restaurants. There's also a nice walk. Jumeirah beach is right beside you. Try the harbour hotel for a hotel apartment where you can do wash and cook and take advantage of Royal Meridien's private beach or Grosvernor hotel.

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4. Re: palm island or marina?????

The Marina Mall is open - another plus for the Marina.

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5. Re: palm island or marina?????

Yeah its open but sack all in it at the moment!!!!

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