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Two 50 somethings first trip ......... your top tips please

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Middleton UK
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reviews: 13
Two 50 somethings first trip ......... your top tips please

HI All

We are planning a 5 day visit in June 2007 flying Virgin, planning to stay at Le Meridian Beach Resort.

Have done tons of research but not asked those that REALLY know, YOU .

What are your top tips for us, 50 plus, active, vibrant, inquisative but new to area, it was a toss up Egypt or Dubai.

I hope we have made right decision.

Interested to know about good value eats, places recommended to go etc.

Cannot wait for trip and your replies, anyone else going then?

Capri1

Here and there
Destination Expert
for Dubai, Pissouri
posts: 30,844
reviews: 30
1. Re: Two 50 somethings first trip ......... your top tips please

Get some sun and chill out time

Take a tour on the Big Red Bus

Visit the Museum and a mosque

Go on a sundowner trip and see the stars from the desert

Get some sun and chill out time

Go to Mall of the Emirates, shop your head off and watch the people skiing

Buy some jewellery

Buy some spices

Buy some beautiful linnen

Get some sun and chill out time

Go for cocktails at the Khouba Bar in Al Qsar hotel

Go for Friday Brunch at the Ritz Carlton

Eat an evening meal at Pisces restaurant in the Madinat Soukh

Lake District
posts: 223
reviews: 9
2. Re: Two 50 somethings first trip ......... your top tips please

We are also 50+ and our next trip is 2 weeks away staying at Grosvenor House Hotel.

This will be our 3rd time in 18 months in Dubai and second at GHH. We love it.

Tips are as above - we prefered the Ibn Battuta Mall - just chill out and enjoy and don't let the construction bother you at all.

Hope you have a lovely time.

leeds
posts: 626
reviews: 11
3. Re: Two 50 somethings first trip ......... your top tips please

get a manicure, pedicure and blowdry - get your gald rags on and hit that holiday like it yo' mamma house!!!!

enjoy enjoy enjoy ! thats my advice, have a great time

milton keynes
posts: 215
reviews: 30
4. Re: Two 50 somethings first trip ......... your top tips please

Afternoon tea at the Burj as Arab. Totally OTT, but a wonderful experience. Book in advance though.

milton keynes
posts: 215
reviews: 30
5. Re: Two 50 somethings first trip ......... your top tips please

Sorry - typing error. Burj al Arab.

NJ
posts: 9
6. Re: Two 50 somethings first trip ......... your top tips please

I think if at all possible you should do a day trip to Oman. Its beautiful.

I would definitely go to Medinat souk next to Burj El Arab. Its nice.

Also you should do a desert trip. But I dont like the dinner the Safari companies provide. Instead after the sand dunes, I will do an evening at Bab El Shams Desert restaurant.

Dubai has some nice clubs. Buddha Bar is great. Nice mix of ppl of all ages.

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