Traveling is always a charm and traveling to some unknown destinations is always full of adventures. But the planning for traveling to unknown destinations is always helpful and its more important if the destination is costly and in some cases not easy to afford. Anyone can enjoy even the costliest destinations with some planning and smart thinking. Today we will discuss about traveling to Dubai as it’s well known that this place is one of the costliest destinations to roam around.
I have been in Dubai for 3 times during my trip in 2001, 2005 and 2010 and I am sharing my own experience that can help you to save some good $$ during your Dubai trip. Also this article will help you in reminding the well known facts about traveling to Dubai which usually we all skip while planning our trip.
1. Plan Early
Whenever you think of planning your trip, you are advised to plan 2 to 3 months in advance as this is the time when most of the flights have nominal fares and even the accommodations are available at the affordable costs. Plan for return fare tickets as they are always cheaper than the normal air-fares.
2. Book service apartments instead of hotels
Booking hotels in Dubai is always a costly affair as it’s one of the costliest destinations in the world so all the hotels in any time of the year may be costly and over budget. Instead look for some service apartments in Dubai which are always cheaper than hotels. These service apartments have all the good amenities, just the need to check for available options and Internet is always there to help in this area. Also these service apartments provide foods as well at affordable costs and thus it’s smart to book these service apartments. Better option would be to check these apartments from online sites and compare. Also don’t forget to read the review of this apartment before you book for your Dubai trip.
3. Use Public Transport instead private cabs
Once you land in Dubai, another fight is of local traveling and sightseeing. In case you are traveling in group or with family, look for public transport like buses or local trains as they are always cheaper than booking local cabs. You need to check for train/bus routes for local travel and it’s again not much hectic as the local map and train schedules are always available at any station. And also it’s safer to travel in buses or trains as they are government approved transport mode. People in Dubai are polite however being a tourist in Dubai it’s necessary to stick and travel group.
4. Pack your bags considering climate conditions
No matter at what time of year are you traveling, it’s always recommended to pack your bags considering all climate conditions. There may be change in local climate at any time so you have to be well prepared for that and instead of running for local shopping at the eleventh hour it’s better to have your apparels ready for other climate conditions. You can also refer the online travel guides to query for the climatic conditions at any time of the year. So better safe than sorry.
5. Plan your itinerary instead of hiring local guides
Before booking your travel tickets or accommodation, it’s important to plan your own itinerary. You can surf the Internet to check for the available local destinations for sightseeing and food and then you can plan it as per your comfort. There are few online good sites like Wiki travel that can provide in depth details for the same.