Last updated on August 12th, 2019 at 11:50 pm
Read my introduction to Dubai Part 1 here.
As I mentioned before, you will have to rent a car if you want to go anywhere outside your area. Also, if I were you I would plan ahead your travel, activities and other important dates. Traveling during the tourist season would mean higher prices and less availability.
Making plans ahead gave me a piece of mind when we got there. Also, since there were a more than one person involved I divided activity research between the three of us which also helped immensely.
For concerts and other local events here go to http://www.ticketmaster.ae/festivals/all-events-festivals/10101/events?tm_link=tm_browsenav_allFestivals
The well-known problem with the luxury car rentals…. They try to sting you for any minor scratch (that was probably always there). It’s can be a bit of a scam and varies between operators.
If you are going to the fast roller-coaster. I’d recommend you buy the gold ticket so you can skip the lines. Do that ride a few times and leave.
If you feel lonely in Dubai.
A new UAE community website, expatconnect.com, hopes to change that by helping expatriates in Dubai – both new and old- find friends within their community and neighborhood.