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Dubai
Mar 2018
We spent a week here and that was extremely lovely but enough. After the 5th day we had done al we wanted to do and see. We were beginning to repeat our daily destinations. The people and the hotel staff were fantastic. We stayed at the Golden Sands Hotel Appartments on breakfast only basis as we like to eat out and cook our own food. The staff were very friendly and helpful in making our stay most comfortable and pleasant. Four is very cheap, wether you eat putt or buy from the supermarkets and cook your own. We felt safe walking the streets in the night, so much so that we'd walk back from our shopping trips as it was cool and nice to see the various shop lights at night time. We hardly saw any locals. Most people spoke Hindi including many hotel staff and taxi drivers. The latter even mostly referred to the local curreny as Rupees instead of Dihram. There are some unmarked, unofficial cabbies you must avoid. They even hang around the hotels. They use meters but these are set at a faster rate than the government ones, Sun your paying almost double the normal rate. These taxis are NOT government owned or run. Potentially they can be dangerous at many levels. When I complained to the hotel staff abiut these cabs picking up passengers outside the hotel, the staff informed me of these non-regulated cabies but they were unable to do anything. Always book your can from the hotel reseptionist. It's free and also gives you a piece of mind on safety and security. We found Dubai to be very pedestrian friendly. Many crossing bridges and tunnels. A little awkward if your in a wheelchair as you may need to travell furrher to cross the road if the bridge crossing had no lift or if it's not working- as I found most weren't! Come on Dubai sort these things out and make life easy for the disabled tourist. The green planet was great fun. It's a rain-forest imitation in one building about 3 floors high with a canteen style restaurant in the basements. This Green Planet is owned by a large consortium but they too are NOT disabled friendly. They claim to give free disabled access but make it very difficult to actually give you free access, as they like to promote it. They want to see paper evidence of your disability, you being in a wheelchair or showing them that you have only one leg, like I do, is not good enough for them to waive the entry price! Come on. ZoOceanarium Group. The malls in Dubai are fantastic ad is outta modern buildings..no need to name them! Desert safari was great so was Meena Bazar and Gold Sukh and the beach and marina.

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Ghanny
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Dubai
Mar 2018 • Family
We spent a week here and that was extremely lovely but enough. After the 5th day we had done al we wanted to do and see. We were beginning to repeat our daily destinations. The people and the hotel staff were fantastic. We stayed at the Golden Sands Hotel Appartments on breakfast only basis as we like to eat out and cook our own food. The staff were very friendly and helpful in making our stay most comfortable and pleasant. Four is very cheap, wether you eat putt or buy from the supermarkets and cook your own. We felt safe walking the streets in the night, so much so that we'd walk back from our shopping trips as it was cool and nice to see the various shop lights at night time. We hardly saw any locals. Most people spoke Hindi including many hotel staff and taxi drivers. The latter even mostly referred to the local curreny as Rupees instead of Dihram. There are some unmarked, unofficial cabbies you must avoid. They even hang around the hotels. They use meters but these are set at a faster rate than the government ones, Sun your paying almost double the normal rate. These taxis are NOT government owned or run. Potentially they can be dangerous at many levels. When I complained to the hotel staff abiut these cabs picking up passengers outside the hotel, the staff informed me of these non-regulated cabies but they were unable to do anything. Always book your can from the hotel reseptionist. It's free and also gives you a piece of mind on safety and security. We found Dubai to be very pedestrian friendly. Many crossing bridges and tunnels. A little awkward if your in a wheelchair as you may need to travell furrher to cross the road if the bridge crossing had no lift or if it's not working- as I found most weren't! Come on Dubai sort these things out and make life easy for the disabled tourist. The green planet was great fun. It's a rain-forest imitation in one building about 3 floors high with a canteen style restaurant in the basements. This Green Planet is owned by a large consortium but they too are NOT disabled friendly. They claim to give free disabled access but make it very difficult to actually give you free access, as they like to promote it. They want to see paper evidence of your disability, you being in a wheelchair or showing them that you have only one leg, like I do, is not good enough for them to waive the entry price! Come on. ZoOceanarium Group. The malls in Dubai are fantastic ad is outta modern buildings..no need to name them! Desert safari was great so was Meena Bazar and Gold Sukh and the beach and marina.
Written December 7, 2018
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