Walking in Dubai

Old Apr 6th 2008, 9:05 am
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Hello All,

Just a quick question - I'm working towards a move to Dubai, possibly working in Media/Internet City, and was considering living in Dubai Marina.

Looking at the map, I thought it would be quite easy to walk to work (despite the heat, & i don't drive) but have been told this is not possible - is this true?

Is there any location near Internet/Media Cty where I could live and walk to work?

And, finally (!), what is living in Dubai like without a car, and are taxis expensive? (ie - Marina -> Internet City)

Thanks for all of your help,
Andrew
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Old Apr 6th 2008, 9:20 am
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Hello All,

Just a quick question - I'm working towards a move to Dubai, possibly working in Media/Internet City, and was considering living in Dubai Marina.

Looking at the map, I thought it would be quite easy to walk to work (despite the heat, & i don't drive) but have been told this is not possible - is this true?

Is there any location near Internet/Media Cty where I could live and walk to work?

And, finally (!), what is living in Dubai like without a car, and are taxis expensive? (ie - Marina -> Internet City)

Thanks for all of your help,
Andrew

Not easy without a car as local transport is practically non existant, taxi to Internet?media City from Dubai Marina probably around 20 Dhs
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Thanks for your reply - is it not possible to walk it though?
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Thanks for your reply - is it not possible to walk it though?
no, not from the marina...

taxis are dead cheap, if you can get one...

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Okay. Is there a location to live in where you could walk from?
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Okay. Is there a location to live in where you could walk from?
I don't think there is especially in the summer months, not been here a full year but I am told even just going outside in June/July Aug is a pain!
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I don't think there is especially in the summer months, not been here a full year but I am told even just going outside in June/July Aug is a pain!
you've been told wrong...it's fine and you can walk in those month...it's just far too far from the marina to media city...

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you've been told wrong...it's fine and you can walk in those month...
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Don't you believe it...the humidity would be unbearable.
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Don't you believe it...the humidity would be unbearable.
well i've lived through it for the last 2 years and gone out for a walk every day...so no, it's not unbearable...

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you've been told wrong...it's fine and you can walk in those month...it's just far too far from the marina to media city...

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Well thats good news, thanks,
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well i've lived through it for the last 2 years and gone out for a walk every day...so no, it's not unbearable...
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I am suitable impressed. As for me, I would much prefer to walk along Blackpool pier on a February morning than Jumeirah Beach Road on a July afternoon.
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I am suitable impressed. As for me, I would much prefer to walk along Blackpool pier on a February morning than Jumeirah Beach Road on a July afternoon.
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I am suitable impressed. As for me, I would much prefer to walk along Blackpool pier on a February morning than Jumeirah Beach Road on a July afternoon.
Would you be wearing a kiss-me-quick hat and carrying an inflatable doll at the time?
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Would you be wearing a kiss-me-quick hat and carrying an inflatable doll at the time?
And looking at all the floating nappies in the sea? No thanks.
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Would you be wearing a kiss-me-quick hat and carrying an inflatable doll at the time?
that's inselaffen, non...?!

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