1. Posted by spacy88n (First Time Poster 1 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

I'm making a stopover in Dubai for 3 days, with 2 pre-teens.

I would appreciate advice on:
- "must see" places
- recommended 3 or 4 stars hotel
- eating places
- safe to roam around in evening?


2. Posted by coolman (Budding Member 8 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Hi Dear,

- "must see" places. Ibn batota mall, Mudhish world at world trade center, Wild Wadi, City center mall, Burg Alarab
- recommended 3 or 4 stars hotel. No Idea, I live in 5 and above hotels only 
- eating places. Hatem restaurant, Chillis restaurant, Dinner at Abloom village must make reservation first and burg Alarab restaurants.
- safe to roam around in evening? Ya Dubai is very safe city and the people is very nice and friendly either local or expats.



3. Posted by naslfc (Budding Member 17 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

hi spacy - i live in dubai.

here are a few answers to your questions:

must see places:

1) the madinat jumeirah - stunning complex of hotels and "souk" / shopping mall ... beautiful scenery.
2) wild wadi - which is next door to the madinat.
3) burj al arab (only 7 star hotel in the world) - also next door to madinat but you cant just walk in - you have to be either staying there or have a reservation to eat there.
4) as khalid mentioned - the ibn battuta mall is a new mall that opened about 2 months ago - if you're interested in huge shopping malls then check this place out
5) the gold souk -
6) i'd advise a trip out to the desert although at this time of year you might want to think twice as its pretty damn hot right about now!

3 to 4 star hotels :

there are endless amounts of them but im not 100% sure of their names...here are a few i can remember
1) rydges plaza
2) the ibis
3) novotel

eating places:

soooooooooooooo many - you'll be spoilt for choice! you have to try arabic and iranian food while you're here - stunning!


extremely safe - nothing to worry about

hope that helps :) happy travelling


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