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Old Feb 15th 2016, 8:24 am
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Hi all

Coming through to Dubai this coming Friday to meet up with friends for dinner, don't know where the dinner is at so just looking for the best areas to stay in please. Thanks
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Old Feb 15th 2016, 8:54 am
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Close to the dinner venue so you don't need to travel afterwards :-)
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Default Re: Best area to stay in Dubai?

Depends.

If dinner is in Marina then stay in the marina.
If it's in downtown then stay downtown or business bay or SZR.

If it's in either place and you've booked a hotel in the other, don't worry. Nothing is more than 20-30mins away from each other in the cab, realistically.
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Default Re: Best area to stay in Dubai?

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Close to the dinner venue so you don't need to travel afterwards :-)
That was the whole point I have no idea where dinner is yet ha friends are booking it but I'm wanting to book a hotel now
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If you just want a place to sleep then there's a bunch of decent hotels in Al Barsha behind MoE. Ibis, CityMax, Novotel, even a Hilton. They're cheaper than Marina and Downtown and lots of taxis around. Barsha is also about halfway between the two.

Traffic isn't an issue in Dubai on Fridays except possibly in the evenings to Dubai Mall.

Another place to stay is along Sheikh Zayed between Downtown and WTC. A couple Rotonas, the Conrad, H Hotel, Warwick, Emirates Grand, Ritz Carlton, Fairmont, Shangri-La, Crowne Plaza. Hotel ghetto a step up from Al Barsha.
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Default Re: Best area to stay in Dubai?

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Depends.

If dinner is in Marina then stay in the marina.
If it's in downtown then stay downtown or business bay or SZR.

If it's in either place and you've booked a hotel in the other, don't worry. Nothing is more than 20-30mins away from each other in the cab, realistically.
Dinner isn't booked yet, where would you suggest to stay for central area?
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If you just want a place to sleep then there's a bunch of decent hotels in Al Barsha behind MoE. Ibis, CityMax, Novotel, even a Hilton. They're cheaper than Marina and Downtown and lots of taxis around. Barsha is also about halfway between the two.

Traffic isn't an issue in Dubai on Fridays except possibly in the evenings to Dubai Mall.

Another place to stay is along Sheikh Zayed between Downtown and WTC. A couple Rotonas, the Conrad, H Hotel, Warwick, Emirates Grand, Ritz Carlton, Fairmont, Shangri-La, Crowne Plaza. Hotel ghetto a step up from Al Barsha.
Thanks for the recommendations will check a few out 😊
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Default Re: Best area to stay in Dubai?

See my post.

Al Barsha is probably the most central. Handy to both Marina and Downtown, a few minutes from Madinat Jumeriah.

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Dinner isn't booked yet, where would you suggest to stay for central area?
Edit: you saw my post now
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Default Re: Best area to stay in Dubai?

Originally Posted by DXBtoDOH View Post
See my post.

Al Barsha is probably the most central. Handy to both Marina and Downtown, a few minutes from Madinat Jumeriah.



Edit: you saw my post now
Yeah ha saw your post afterwards
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Default Re: Best area to stay in Dubai?

My mate and his Mrs do Airbnb and has a wicked apartment in the marina.... Awesome views.

Other than that I'd just see whats the best deal you can get on Expedia or booking.com or whatever.

As Scamp says, you can get most places in 20 mins in a taxi. If you're all out for a night out I would probably book towards the marina though. Not saying its better but for folk who don't know Dubai it has more of a choice.
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Default Re: Best area to stay in Dubai?

Originally Posted by DXBtoDOH View Post
Al Barsha is probably the most central
Would you really want to stay in Barsha if you were just coming for the weekend though? Surely you want somewhere nice... beach access etc??
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Citymax Barsha and IBIS offering around 375 per night if you want somewhere cheap and cheerful.
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Thanks guys I'll keep looking on booking.com. Although going out for dinner and just need somewhere to stumble back to afterwards, I am looking for somewhere nice to lounge by the pool through the day and on Saturday
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Ok so dinner at anantara on the palm so more to go from now
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you're probably going to end up at rock bottoms. Stay in tecom.
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