Here's the thing... I absolutely HATE the whole idea of Dubai, but I'm going for two nights next month..!
I hate the ostentation (soooo, tacky, but so unaware of it's tackiness), the drain on the world's resources (all that water in the desert) and the fact that it's built on slave labour. BUT, I've only ever passed through and when a TravelBag deal came up including two nights, I thought I'd better not ditch the Dubai leg, so at least if I still stand by my principles I can do so knowing I've actually experienced it. It's only two nights and then we're off to KL and Penang.
So, I have a couple of questions...
1) What to do in a short space of time? We're staying in a hotel near the Palm.
2) We intend to change a couple of hundred quid into dirham (and the same into ringgits) and use cards/ATMs - anyone see an issue with this? Is there a better way?
3) Just how expensive is it out there? Eg: A meal for £20 a head at home - what's the equivalent cost in Dubai?
Many thanks, peeps!