I am going to Dubai next week, with husband and son (14) who are coming on another flight. I have booked to stay in JBH and paid for a holiday package half-board for myself only (now know that this was a mistake as I am not finding it easy to modify the stay through the holiday company). It has worked out so much more expensive too than had we booked the stay and my flight separately.
At JBH - I am told to pay 240 AED x 2 for the extra two people per night (1920), though I booked an Ocean Deluxe King room. This will not include their breakfast but mine is half-board so it will be very awkward. Club- 600 AED extra pn x 4 to enable us to have the club extras and I think my family will be able to have breakfast at least. Now all in al the extras come up to another 4800AED (about £750).
I have read the forum and it has helped, but I have a few specific questions please. I have made enough errors for this trip :(
1. I don't think I have a choice on 1, but I am not sure if the club is worth it.
2. If we pay the extras, there will be very little budget left for anything else. We will go to Wild Wadi complimentary, maybe twice :), I am thinking that we should go to Mall of the emirates, see the tall building, lights, my teenager mentioned surfing??? Is there anything else worth doing?
Nice affordable options for nice breakfast and lunch if we don't pay for the club? Son likes Shawarma and we love smoothies. So I may want to find a non tourist place for those when we go out.
The entertainer? Is it worth it for such a short trip? Can I get it at the airport?
Travel cards for the metro? Do we get those at the airport?
Dates - 17 to 22 July during Ramadan.