Having decided to use public transport and taxis rather than the hop on/off bus for our 3 days in November I could use your help with some queries please.
Staying in Ibis Deira - think a taxi would be the best or only option to get to al mamzar beach park?
When visiting Jumeirah beach (want to go see the burj from the outside and the mosque at Jumeriah) what metro stop should we use to get as close as poss? Believe we can then get a feeder bus?
To visit the souks in Deira can we get a bus and then a boat across the creek to the other side? Or is it possible to walk to the souks from where we are? We're good walkers but realise some areas may not be worthwhile walking as not much to see en route.
Is it best to get a card for the day for the metro (which I believe covers buses too?) or pay as you go. There are 2 of us. Like to be organised so we don't waste too much time when there! We plan on visiting the usual main sights, khalifa tower, creek, mall of emirates, souks etc but will have a few hours on the beach one day and plan a desert safari for another. We'll maybe then try and just do a few sights per day.Are the buses regular/quick for short distances? Thanks for any advice/help.