Dubai One Day Itinerary
A Dubai, the famous transit city in the United Arab Emirates, is conveniently located for travelers looking to cut costs on flights to other parts of the world. If you flew with the Emirates you will be more familiar with it. Instead of being a common destination for OFWs looking to build their lives, the country is booming with a handful of tourist destinations that are perfect for a day’s worth of travel.
On my last trip, I had an emergency all day long pursuit in Dubai with no prospects. I took the opportunity to explore the city alone. Surprisingly, it was a smooth sailing adventure with no hiccups on the way.
Before anything, you need to be aware of the transportation system in Dubai. The great thing about the country is that the Metro will love you anywhere in the city! It’s accessible, easy to navigate and easy to navigate.
If you have been using the metro for an entire day, it will be as easy to get around and get out of it as it is to get a day pass. You can also use day passes for trams and buses. Currently, it costs 20 AED or about P275. Once you have purchased the Day Pass, you can get the benefit of its accuracy by purchasing it at the end of the day, at midnight.
Please note that this is for a standard class. If you are considering traveling to the Gold Class, expect the price to double. However, the suggestion would be to take advantage of the standard class as it is not only cheaper, but if you are also a regular traveler, there is no difference between the two.
You can buy daylight – or, indeed, buy another NoL card directly at metro stations. There are booths for sale. If you want to avoid person-to-person interaction, there are also machines available to buy them. Make sure to prepare the payment in cash.
If you do not intend to use the metro or if you are planning a short trip between your subway rides, Carim is the most popular taxi booking service request in Dubai. As you hold, this will move you from point A to B as fast as possible. Easy to navigate as this type of application is similar to what you see in most of the transport mobile applications in the market. Prices are quite affordable, especially if you are traveling with a group of people.
Quick places to see
Walking around Dubai Mall and Fountain
Dubai Mall is considered the largest mall establishment in the world. Once you step outside the Dubai Mall station on the subway, you have to walk for about 15 to 20 minutes until you actually reach the mall. Although this can be a long road, it is definitely worth the effort, especially because you get to see your experience as you pass through the tunnel of entryways. When you are comfortable walking (or standing on a walking escalator) you can enjoy the view of tall buildings.
It’s easy to spend a few hours inside the mall. The number of shops within the mall will give you a plethora of options ranging from high end to street fashion shopping. Once you’re finished, a portion of the mall is also allocated for dining options. One of the great things about Dubai is the diversity of dining options that bring its even more diverse working population.
If you are looking to spend a little money to see the crazy wildlife, there is a huge aquarium to see inside the mall.
While you can see it from a distance, you can also enter a 10 million liter indoor tank. Admission costs depend on what experience you want to experience, however, expect to pay an average of 230 AED or about P3,200.
The fountains are located a bit outside the original mall but still inside the Dubai Mall complex. You can find them near the entry point of the visitors to the Burj Khalifa, which is connected to the establishment. During their daily shows, it’s best to take a walk on the springs, which start around 6pm. There are also a few shows during the day, however, because of the light used in nighttime shows, there is a lot of effort.
When you think of Dubai, of course the good Burj Khalifa tops the list of people for good reason. The total height of this amazing architectural piece is 2,722 feet, making it the tallest building in the world. Since its inauguration in 2010, it has attracted a lot of attention from all travelers due to its prominence as a skyscraper. The building itself has some of Dubai’s most expensive apartments. There is also a hotel inside.
If you want to get to the top, you can buy tickets from around 150 AED to 370 AED for the inspection deck or from about P2000 to P5000. The actual price depends on which time slot you choose.
If you are coming from your hotel to the Burj Khalifa, transportation is relatively easy. Take the bus subway to the Burj Khalifa station. If you are already inside the Dubai Mall then the entrance to the viewing deck is already inside it. If you want to get closer to the establishment yourself, it will take a long time – you can either book a taxi with a cream or make a reservation for it.
Additional areas to visit: Sox and Dubai Creek
If you plan to spend more time in the morning, there is an option to meet the Sox. This is just a term for traditional Arabic markets in Dubai. You can find them near Dubai Creek, which makes it easy to squeeze into a itinerary. There is a wide array of space available to hang around. There are textiles, gold jewelry, spices, perfumes and more. It will be a great experience for everyone who is looking for a more cultural exhibit while in Dubai as it is located in the old part of the city.
From here, it will be easy to walk up to Dubai Creek where you can definitely take in the amazing blue photos that overlook the city’s skyline and waterway.
Even if you are traveling to Solo, Dubai is guaranteed that you will be a complex city to visit because of how accessible most (most) tourist destinations are. To add to this, countless Filipinos will surely give a helping hand if you get lost.
If you are looking for a more urban experience in your next long term, the beautiful shape of the city as well as the number of amazing skyscrapers will surely increase your interest.
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