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frank Aug 3rd, 2002 09:04 AM

Dubai- do I really need to spend a fortune on food?
 
I can get and stay in Dubai at a really good price but can I eat without breaking the bank or do I just accept it will cost a fortune? I would appreciate your advice!

emad Aug 3rd, 2002 09:39 AM

Dubai has relatively inexpensive dining when compared to europe and the US - and some great restos from all over.<BR><BR>whats expensive is alcohol. the cheapest wine bottle will cost $30. you could save big time by purchasing at the dubai duty free on ur way in.. max 4 bottles of anything and enjoy it in your room...

frank Aug 3rd, 2002 01:11 PM

emad<BR>thanks I honestly thought that it was expensive to eat out. <BR>when I land at dubai I can get 4 bottles at duty free? I thought it was 1 litre only?

Belinda Aug 4th, 2002 03:19 AM

frank.<BR>You won't be able to buy duty free upon arrival in Dubai. You must get it from your departure airport,as always, incidentally. Enquire there, how much is allowed. I think, it's 1 liter strong alcohols like vodka, rum, gin, etc. OR two bottles of wine per person (adults only).

Professional Traveler Aug 4th, 2002 03:42 AM

&gt;You must get it from your departure airport,as always<BR><BR>Just a note that this is not always true. There are several (possibly many) countries where duty free can be purchased upon arrival.


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