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Dubai on a budget

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Dubai on a budget

Hi Dubai Destination Experts & all with experience of Dubai

Please would you give recommendations based on the following information?

We are trying to plan a holiday on a budget for a week or two in August 2014 (yes we know it is hot, we usually holiday in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt in August!). We are a family, Mum, Dad & 2 teenage Sons aged 18 & 16.

We have been reading & searching on tripadvisor but there is so much information that we are confused and some pricing information may be out of date. We were considering apartments possibly around the marina but recent posts have made us question whether an apartment is a wise choice.

Could you please make recommendations on areas of Dubai & accommodations, for somewhere nice to stay, close to free use of a beach & has a good pool with bar.

We are concerned about the costs of eating & drinking with 2 teenage boys! Please would you give us ideas of the costs of meals out? Also, not that we are big drinkers! but how much is a beer? and do most bars sell alcohol or do you go to hotel bars to drink alcohol? which we appreciate will be more expensive. Are there bars near the beach? Is it possible to buy alcohol in supermarkets & shops?

Would it be cheaper to travel by taxi or Metro for us?

We would love to travel around to see the Burj Khalifa & other pieces of architecture, water fountains, water park, souks, malls, etc. whilst in Dubai and are therefore trying to keep the costs down on somewhere nice to stay and on eating & drinking without being extravagant.

Many thanks in anticipation of your responses,

Andrea, Rob, Tom & Cal

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31. Re: Dubai on a budget

Hi Andrea, thanks for clarifying the code thing, as I was worried I had missed something, lol. We are not being met, just have the codes, but have Max as a contact. I keep looking at the website and the apartment,lol! Thanks for the info regarding towels and yes, that would be great letting us know of your finds! You must be bouncing off the walls, lol. Not long now! Have a wonderful trip : )

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