Four of us are coming to Dubai on our first trip in mid-August. We have been recommended the Al Barsha area hotels as they appear to be close to the metro and the mall. We are looking at The Ivory Grand Hotel Apartments, the Centro Barsha and the Media Rontana Barsha.
We are also told that the shopping areas are in Bur Dubai, so we have also zeroed in on Regent Plaza and Rose Garden Apartments in that area.
We are going to be in Dubai for 4 days...and plan to do the city tour, B. Khalifa, the desert safari and the cruise. Also intend to do some shopping - window and otherwise!! and explore the city on our own - by metro and by taxi.
Have so many queries...would be grateful if someone could guide us!!
1. Which of the above areas would be a better option to stay at keeping our trip plan in view?
2. Would it be cheaper for us as a group to take a taxi or use the metro to roam around?
3. How does the Marina cruise differ from the Dhow cruise?
4. Is gold jewellery cheaper at the airport or in the souks?
Would appreciate any help here...
Thanks so much in anticipation...