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1. Posted by LindaLotta (First Time Poster 1 posts) 10y

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Hi people
I'm passing through Dubai in August and was wondering what I should see or do in Dubai or around Dubai!
I'm not that interested in the glitz and glamour!
And does anyone know of a nice budget hotel there?

2. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 10y

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3. Posted by dwalker66 (Full Member 210 posts) 10y

First, you have to remember that you are arriving in the hotest month of the year. If it is NOT glitz and glamour you are after, then head to the desert. Arabian Adventures (Part of the DNATA and Emirates Group) offer great safari's into the sand. Morning, aftrernoons or evening, the evening one is best as you see the sunset and they usually throw in a traditional BBQ, local Music, Dancing and a great chance to see how Dubai and the UAE really was.

Another option in the Day would be Dubai Heritage Museum and Dubai Museum, both in Deira, both inexpensive to get in and amazing to see the difference to how this place actually was less than 40 years back as to how it looks now.

Cheap accomodation, as you are hitting here at the hottest month, you also find its the cheapest, hotels are half rack rate in August. City Center Hotel is ideal, and half was from desert and the museums. Again, try or can also recomend the Novotel or Accor at teh Dubai World Trade Center as a cheap alternative.

Have fun anyway!

4. Posted by nkandsl (Budding Member 6 posts) 10y

Hi there

My boyfriend is currently living in Dubai and i am looking to follow on in Sept but i am currently finding it hard to find a job although everyone says its easy. Has anyone got any help for me???? Also i have been told i cannot live with my man unless we are married is this true???? I am going over in July for 2 weeks so i hope i can find something then. If anyone can offer me any advice i would very much appreciate it.



5. Posted by dwalker66 (Full Member 210 posts) 10y

See my post under weather in June!

6. Posted by Belliveau (Budding Member 14 posts) 10y

FYI there is an interesting, lavishly illustrated article on Dubai in this month's Vanity Fair magazine.

7. Posted by nkandsl (Budding Member 6 posts) 10y


Does anyone have any email addresses for recruitment companies in Dubai?? i have went on most websites now and i am fast becoming desperate.


8. Posted by dwalker66 (Full Member 210 posts) 10y


Please check your messages.

I have sent you a few to your message box.

9. Posted by ej2005 (Budding Member 2 posts) 10y

Hey nkandsl,

To get into a job in Dubai is bit difficult. You have to be very competitive ! I assure it depends on your profession. I was being there since 5 years before I come over here in UK ! Normally people come for a job hunt in 2 months visit visa.

A place that has its own lifestyle. You canlive with anybody you want. Nobody cares abt it !

10. Posted by dwalker66 (Full Member 210 posts) 10y

Apart from the Police if you are caught!

I have had two lots of freinds that have been jailed for such thing.