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Dubai is Too Expensive? Bust this Myth by Knowing Dubai Holiday Costs

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Dubai is a popular destination and it’s every wish to visit this amazing city at least once. It is a great place for friends, couples, and families and offers many exciting things. However, there is a myth that Dubai is expensive. Yes, Dubai can be expensive, but that doesn’t mean you can’t visit the city. There are plenty of options which allow you to have on a limited budget. If you’ve got doubts, then these answers will help you plan and spend an amazing time in Dubai, even on a limited budget.

What a Plane Ticket Cost?

Before planning a vacation to Dubai, it is important to consider a few things. December to mid-January is the time when Dubai gets crowded with tourists. This means, flight tickets will be expensive in the region, around 1500 AED. To save money, it would be wise to go during the off-season where the plane ticket will cost you around 900-1000 AED with the added benefit of being slightly less crowded. Of course, you can’t avoid visa fees. Depending on the type of visa, they will cost you around 350-3000 AED

What will a Hotel Room Cost?

Visiting Dubai doesn’t necessarily mean that you need to book your accommodation in one of the luxury hotels. There are plenty of cheap hotels in Dubai that will charge you around 150 to 270 AED for a night. Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Atlantis the Palm and other such hotels are luxurious hotels that will cost you around 700 to 900 AED and often beyond that.

How Much Will Transport and Sightseeing Cost?


Public Transport –

Dubai has plenty of transport systems to choose from. From taxis to water taxis, you can enjoy roaming around Dubai with ease. Taking a taxi would cost you in the region of 10 AED, while public buses will cost in the region of 2 to 7 AED. There are metro trains offering transportation to major attractions within the city for around 2 to 7 AED for a single journey. Make sure you carry an NOL card to avoid standing in queues. If you wish to travel in a different manner, then you have the likes of water taxi (), water bus and monorail. Of course, a more sophisticated way to save some cash is by walking. This will allow you to sight-see and capture a few memorable pics as well.

Sightseeing -

Dubai certainly has some amazing attractions. Some of the attractions will cost you while other attractions are free to visit. The observation deck of Burj Khalifa, Dubai Desert Safari, Dubai Frame and a Dhow Cruise are some of the best attractions that will cost you money. However, these attractions can still be experienced even with a limited budget. The ticket price of Burj Khalifa’s observation deck is around 100-550 AED, while The Dubai Museum is only around 3 AED. To see Dubai Dolphinarium and Ski Dubai will cost you around 100-250 AED. Dubai Desert Safari will cost you somewhere in the region of 150 to 650 AED depending on the season. Dubai’s Dhow Cruise is another amazing attraction that will cost you about 150 to 300 AED. If you wish to save some money, taking a tour package will definitely help. There are tour operators available in Dubai who offer great deals allowing you to see many of the amazing sights and attractions Dubai has to offer.

How Much Will Food Cost?

Just because you want to visit Dubai on a budget does not necessarily mean you stay hungry. The gourmet experience of Dubai will definitely tempt you with their variety of Indian, Chinese, American, European and other dishes. Fine dining is expensive and will require you to splurge around 400 to 500 AED. However, there are small and mid-range restaurants offering delicious delicacies. These delicacies will cost you as little as 20 to 40 AED. in these small and mid-range eateries will cost you just 5 AED. If you’re good in cooking, then cooking in your hotel apartment’s or AirBnB will definitely help you save massive bucks.  

Dubai can be expensive, but that shouldn’t stop you from visiting this wonderful city. There are ample budget friendly sights to visit and places to dine at. You just need to make sure that you visit Dubai during the off-peak season. This will help you in saving cash and avoid the massive crowds.  


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