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marina or downtown?

HSE
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marina or downtown?

torn between two hotels of similar price! Any one think being at the marina as opposed to down town is better? just a 5 night break involving sight seeing and relaxation. Hotels are radisson blu marina or ramada downtown. thank you.

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1. Re: marina or downtown?

It really depends on what you want - I think the marina has a bit more of a touristy feel, especially with it's closer proximity to The Walk and beach however Downtown Dubai is more central and closer to sights with a busier feel.

In all honesty, I don't think I would pick either hotel, there are better hotels in these areas, even with the ongoing construction work I would prefer to be on The Walk than in the marina as there is more going on and If I was going to pick the Downtown area I would pick another hotel such as Murooj rotana, Al Manzil or if budget allows The Address or Palace Downtown.

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2. Re: marina or downtown?

thanks but budget does not stretch to prices for some of those mentioned as i plan to be out and about and it is only a bed! thanks, helen

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3. Re: marina or downtown?

Of those two I would go for Ramada Downtown because of the proximity to Dubai Mall and all of the activities there, much more central too

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4. Re: marina or downtown?

thank you i think down town it is. helen

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5. Re: marina or downtown?

That's the dilemma a lot of people face when they live here too. I often find it is a choice of whether they are going to go to the beach a lot; in which case marina is an easy walk to the beach. Or if they want to be near the Dubai Mall and a bigger area to roam around in (with better proximity to the creek).

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