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Discussion in 'Non Disney Trips and Travels' started by pigletpete, Apr 27, 2011.

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    Has anyone been to dubai? Im hearing mixed reviews.. some people love it others felt really threatened and uneasy there
     
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    I haven't but know people who have, it's apparently very expensive.
     
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    I'd leave it for now. Why take the risk.
     
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    We went to Dubai for 5 days a few years ago and we had a ball.
    I would certainly have no hesitation in going back there, and hopefully now a lot of the construction work has been completed.
    Remember though it is a Muslim country so as long as you don`t do anything to upset the status quo then there`s no need to feel intimidated at all.

    Generally it`s a shoppers paradise although alcohol is very expensive.
     
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    Hi
    We went last year for a few nights for our honeymoon.
    Whatever you do don't go in august/September it is unbearably hot there and the only reason we wanted to come home was because of that.
    All in all had a good time but we stayed at our hotel most the time. We went out on a bus tour one morning and went on a desert safari one evening but apart from that stayed put.
    We stayed at The Atlantis so there was no real need to leave the resort.
    Hope this helps :)
    Sue x
     
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    It's somewhere I've always really wanted to go. The type of place I wouldn't stay in the hotel grounds for the duration, although I hear the travel companies are pretty much against you leaving the hotels because of the apparently volatile nature of the country.

    The laws there are pretty strict and from what I understand outside of hotels it is a 'dry' country?
     
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    I'm not entirely sure but I think you can't hold hands or kiss in public. You'd have to make sure you know all the rules before you go.
     
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    The company our hotel was booked through gave us a whole list of do's and donts. If the holiday company is taking bookings in such a place they should be able to tell you the do's and donts.
    It is a lovely place to visit and like slowhand said it is a shoppers paradise. I would have explored more but my husband was a lot more reluctant to.
    If it's the type of place you would want to explore the only bit of advice I will give you is just make sure you know the rules before you go.
     

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