Does Dubai Cater to Those on a Budget
Does Dubai Cater to Those on a Budget?
It most certainly does, if you know how to go about it.
The main cost areas you want to focus on is airfare, entertainment, transportation, accommodations, and food.
Airfare: Try to find a discount airline that offers service to Dubai. FlyDubai is the most popular, but there are several others. Check with your local budget carrier to see if they fly to Dubai.
Entertainment: In the area of entertainment you’ll want to look for activities that are low-cost or free. Here are some that we suggest.
• Dubai Fountain – The dancing fountains at outside the Dubai Mall at the base of the Burj Khalifa is Dubai’s starring attraction.
• Take an Abra across the Dubai Creek – Ride a wooden boat across the creek for a unique experience. Cost is 1 AED.
• Dubai Gold and Spice Souk – On the shores of the Dubai Creek are the Gold and Spice Souk offering a more traditional shopping experience.
• Al Bastikiya – Visit this historical district to learn more about the Dubai of yesteryear and how the locals kept cool before air conditioning was invented.
• Jumeirah Beach Park – Enjoy a day of family fun at the Jumeirah Beach Park with its white sandy beaches and family barbeque areas. Cost is 5 AED.
• Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR) Beach – This free family friendly beach is popular amongst the local residents.
For other Dubai attractions, you may want to check out websites, such as Groupon.ae where you can find discounts and other great deals.
Transportation: The Dubai Metro is a great low-cost means of getting around the city. If you can, try to find accommodations within walking distance of the Metro. It can save you a lot in taxi fares.
Accommodations: This is probably your biggest cost. Dubai is full of 5-star hotel and resorts. But they are not the only accommodation in town. There are several mid-range and budget hotels, such as Holiday Inn Express.
Another accommodation alternative is a short-term holiday rental. You’d be surprised how much you can save, especially on a family holiday. If you are staying for a week or more we suggest checking out this option. Click here to learn more about our great selection of holiday rentals.
Food: You’d be surprised, but this is a biggie! The cost of eating out (3 meals/day) can really play havoc on the holiday budget. But this is where a short-term holiday rental can really save you. Holiday rentals come with fully-equipped kitchens and dining areas, so all you have to do is stock up the Frig from a nearby grocer, and watch your savings add up.
With these cost-saving tips, you don’t have to be a millionaire to enjoy what Dubai has to offer. check out our Dubai furnished holiday Budget apartment as well as keysplease.ae
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