26 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2017
Many people love Dubai - it is just not for me.Big, dusty, busy and expensive with Taxi drivers doing all they can to rip you off.
Many people love Dubai - it is just not for me.Big, dusty, busy and expensive with Taxi drivers doing all they can to rip you off. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2017
We took a taxi to the Dubai Mall, we waited for the fog to clear to take photos of the Burj Khalifa and then visited the Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, this passed a very good couple of hours
We took a taxi to the Dubai Mall, we waited for the fog to clear to take photos of the Burj Khalifa and then visited the Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, this passed a very good couple of hours Read Less
26 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2017
We had one day in Dubai with the ship in port and then three days in a hotel before flying back home. We bought the 48 hour Big Bus hop on/off tickets and found them really good value for money. We bought them before we left the UK but ... Read More
We had one day in Dubai with the ship in port and then three days in a hotel before flying back home. We bought the 48 hour Big Bus hop on/off tickets and found them really good value for money. We bought them before we left the UK but they have a depot at the cruise terminal and the transfer bus to the Dubai Mall leaves just outside the cruise terminal. There are three routes and the Dubai mall is on the red city route. They all take a long time to complete a circuit though. Free water on the buses Read Less
21 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2017
Dubai is a beautiful place with lots of shops to visit - both expensive for those who had a lot of money to spend and some cheap enough for those who were shopping with a budget. I wanted to go to the top of the Bharj Khalifa but to my ... Read More
Dubai is a beautiful place with lots of shops to visit - both expensive for those who had a lot of money to spend and some cheap enough for those who were shopping with a budget. I wanted to go to the top of the Bharj Khalifa but to my horror this would have cost us £90 each!!! I could not justify this costing and so my husband and I went out onto the shopping promenade and took photos of the outside of the building in the beautiful sunshine! Read Less
7 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2016
Excellent city and easy to walk around....great transportation system (Metro, bus, tram, monorail, taxi)....but you have to be very carefull with the taxi drivers they always try to steal from visitors (some did not want to go by the ... Read More
Excellent city and easy to walk around....great transportation system (Metro, bus, tram, monorail, taxi)....but you have to be very carefull with the taxi drivers they always try to steal from visitors (some did not want to go by the meters and they charge double of the price) Read Less
10 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2016
Dubai is always a great port to visit. We took a taxi to the Mall which was decorated for Christmas. It cost 20 UED each way (about £10 total) for four people.
Dubai is always a great port to visit. We took a taxi to the Mall which was decorated for Christmas. It cost 20 UED each way (about £10 total) for four people. Read Less
20 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2016
loved it got the free shuttle to one of the malls and walked few yards to the beach..taxi downtown to Burj khaleefa and Dubai mall..aquarium amazing...light and fountain show stunning. Taxis so cheap. Roads really busy tho 40minutes to go ... Read More
loved it got the free shuttle to one of the malls and walked few yards to the beach..taxi downtown to Burj khaleefa and Dubai mall..aquarium amazing...light and fountain show stunning. Taxis so cheap. Roads really busy tho 40minutes to go 9km. Lovely to see but wouldnt stay there for a holiday. Too much building work such a shame x Read Less
7 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2016
The Big Bus tours are promoted by the ship but in the arrivals hall Citysightseeing were offering something almost exactly the same but much cheaper. They were very negotiable on price and we paid AED 180 for a 3 day pass. Unlimited ... Read More
The Big Bus tours are promoted by the ship but in the arrivals hall Citysightseeing were offering something almost exactly the same but much cheaper. They were very negotiable on price and we paid AED 180 for a 3 day pass. Unlimited water was available on board. Allow up to 1 hour for the shuttle to get to the main hub at Dubai Mall before you can start your tours. On the beach/marina circuit it is worth getting off in the marina area to explore and on the heritage circuit the creak area is very interesting. Night tour was OK but not amazing. Read Less
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2016
About taxi in UAE : prices will vary depending on the size of the car (the cheaper are the "Toyota Camry type" beige with a colored top, and the place you hop on. for example in Dubaia typical taxi starts 20 Dirham at airport ... Read More
About taxi in UAE : prices will vary depending on the size of the car (the cheaper are the "Toyota Camry type" beige with a colored top, and the place you hop on. for example in Dubaia typical taxi starts 20 Dirham at airport and cruise terminal - 3,50 downtown .... and depending on the time of the day .. to get to the closest metro station from the cruise, it is about 35 AED, the metro day pass is 22 AED pp. Taxi are efficient and not very expensive depending how smart you use it. Dubai very large commercial port no shuttle. You either have to take a taxi or HOHO bus (very expensive) Must see, for shoppers, is the Emirates mall (interior ski slope), the Dubai mall (very large aquarium, skating rink and the waterfalls) and also connects to the Burj Khalifa. I think Going to the 148th floor is a thrill of a lifetime .. at least for me ... have to admit, its unique. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2016
Take separate metered taxis to see Dubai city tour with abra ride, Bastakiya, Al Fahidi fort, Gold souk, Spice souk, Perfume souk; Desert safari, Dubai mall with aquarium & musical fountain show, Burj Khalifa tallest observatory, Mall ... Read More
Take separate metered taxis to see Dubai city tour with abra ride, Bastakiya, Al Fahidi fort, Gold souk, Spice souk, Perfume souk; Desert safari, Dubai mall with aquarium & musical fountain show, Burj Khalifa tallest observatory, Mall of the Emirates & Snow city, Global Village, Atlantis the palm, Jumeirah mosque & beach, Burj al Arab, Madinat Jumeirah, Miracle Gardens, Butterfly park, Dinosaur land, Glow City, etc.) Read Less
7 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2016
Great place to visit if you are into shopping and / or amazing modern architecture..!
Great place to visit if you are into shopping and / or amazing modern architecture..! Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2016
Dubai is nice, we didn't take an excursion, you'd better do it by yourself. We took one of the hop on hop off busses. Be aware that MSC also sells these tickets (also in the cruise terminal) and for just one day, always starting ... Read More
Dubai is nice, we didn't take an excursion, you'd better do it by yourself. We took one of the hop on hop off busses. Be aware that MSC also sells these tickets (also in the cruise terminal) and for just one day, always starting at 8 A.M, also if you start in the afternoon. If you buy the ticket at the bus, you get a ticket for 24 hours starting at the moment you really start your tour. Read Less

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