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Do you need to book up the sights before you go

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Do you need to book up the sights before you go

We are going to Dubai on Friday, we have not booked up trips in advance, is this something we should do before we go?

Shirley

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1. Re: Do you need to book up the sights before you go

If you want to go up Burj Khalifa then you should book on line in advance as you will save a lot of money.

You can select a time slot on their web site for the day you want to go

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Anything else you can wait until you get there or book on line it depends what you are thinking of doing ?

Personally the only trip I would bother with in Dubai itself is a desert safari - for anything else then Dubai is easy to get around on your own.

What sort of thing did you want to do ?

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2. Re: Do you need to book up the sights before you go

It depends what you want to do/see:

- burj Khalifa: yes as you pay 125 dirhams online vs 400 dhs at the door. Booking is open 30 days in advance.

- water parks: no

- desert safari: you need to book at least 1-2 days in advance (earlier to avoid not finding a place) as they need to pick you up from your hotel.

- restaurants: not needed but better to book a couple of days in advance for the popular ones to guarantee a table.

If you tell us what are you planning to do if not mentioned above we can comment/advise.

Edited: 01 August 2014, 22:39
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3. Re: Do you need to book up the sights before you go

You may have left it too late to get advance tickets for Burj Khalifa but you'll have a better chance if you are flexible on the time.

Desert safari can be booked the day before.

If you are planning on doing lots of activities such as desert safari, water parks, dhow dinner cruise then read about the Entertainer voucher book in Top Questions about Dubai on the right side of this screen. It could save you a lot of money.

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