Africa & the Middle East Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Africa & the Middle East activity »
  1. 1 Botswana - Mobile Safari Operator Recommendations?
  2. 2 Luggage restrictions-Kenya? Diani Beach?
  3. 3 Kruger/sabi sands reserve Vs. Botswana
  4. 4 Morocco over Christmas
  5. 5 Has anyone been to Zanzibar and got tips?
  6. 6 Trip Report Uganda, Rwanda, and Zanzibar-Brief Trip Report
  7. 7 Trip Report 2 Months in Ethiopia - My Experience
  8. 8 Cape Town + safari itinerary
  9. 9 Namibia.It has suddenly dawned on me.
  10. 10 Last-minute South Africa advice?
  11. 11 Itinerary Feedback: Kruger, Chobe, Victoria Falls, & Maasai Mara
  12. 12 DOHA LAYOVER
  13. 13 OR Tambo to Arathusa: Fly or Drive
  14. 14 Morocco Questions
  15. 15 Trip Report Egypt Quickie Trip
  16. 16 Botswana safari recs
  17. 17 Tanzania vs. Botswana
  18. 18 Safe to Travel to Morocco
  19. 19 Trip Report Amazing 40th Anniversary Celebration in South Africa
  20. 20 Swartberg Pass or not?
  21. 21 Botswana in January
  22. 22 FloShuttle. from Ben Gurion airport
  23. 23 Help please! Port Elizabeth/Addo Elephant
  24. 24 Activities to Keep the Kids Entertained in Dubai
  25. 25 Rhino Africa - Reviews
View next 25 » Back to the top

Trip Report Being a tourist in Dubai

Jump to last reply

I just returned from a trip via Emirates Air to Africa with a stopover in Dubai. I want to warn tourists that Dubai is NOT tourist friendly. All those beautiful and famous sights you saw on the internet? You can only see them from the outside. To get into the Burj al Arab, for example, you must make a reservation for an very expensive dinner. To get into the tallest building in the world, you must make a reservation at least 30 days or more in advance (unless you want to go up after dark). To get into the Sheik's palace hotel in Abu Dhabi, you must reserve ahead of time for a $150 English high tea. I was very disappointed, to say the least. It appears that the Emirates are for the wealthy Arabs and/or the international jet set. Lowly tourists must suffer through 115-120 degree (F) temperatures in the summer - only to have a glance at the outsides of buildings they've been wanting to explore. Sorry, Dubai. It seems that you're really set up for the very wealthy and/or inveterate shoppers with tons of money.

6 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement