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martinbkk Jul 25th 2013 6:54 am

Best weekend for Dubai?
 
When I bought my last ticket for Qatar, BKK-DOH return, I found it cheaper to make it a multi-city ticket with the addition of a weekend break in Dubai, saved me about US$150 I think. I can change the dates of the Doha-Dubai and Dubai-Doha flights so I'm trying to guage what might be the best weekend to visit. Needs to be sometime in August but obviously I would like to avoid any mad, hotels fully booked, weekends. Since it seems beer is available everyday I'm thinking Ramadan is not an issue, so when would be the best weekend visit:

1-2
8-9
15-16
22-23
29-30

Blue Cat Jul 25th 2013 7:11 am

Re: Best weekend for Dubai?
 
15-16

Kix Jul 25th 2013 7:11 am

Re: Best weekend for Dubai?
 
15-16 or later, after eid

Blue Cat Jul 25th 2013 7:12 am

Re: Best weekend for Dubai?
 

Originally Posted by Kix (Post 10818080)
15-16 or later, after eid

that is after Eid :)

mikewot Jul 25th 2013 7:14 am

Re: Best weekend for Dubai?
 
After Eid for sure.

Kix Jul 25th 2013 7:16 am

Re: Best weekend for Dubai?
 
I know it is, hence the weekend if the 15-16 or later, after Eid.

Blue Cat Jul 25th 2013 7:17 am

Re: Best weekend for Dubai?
 
Hotels might be cheaper 22-23, I know Grand Habtoor is only 450 a night but Kix put me off it as he said it is a knocking shop, how does he know this I ask? :p

Kix Jul 25th 2013 7:23 am

Re: Best weekend for Dubai?
 
Every hotel in Dubai is a knocking shop, some just knock louder than others.

Blue Cat Jul 25th 2013 7:24 am

Re: Best weekend for Dubai?
 

Originally Posted by Kix (Post 10818100)
Every hotel in Dubai is a knocking shop, some just knock louder than others.

I haven't seen that much evidence of it if I am totally honest, I have seen women who I thought might be hookers, but then I don't know they could just be girls visiting from Essex :)

Kix Jul 25th 2013 7:30 am

Re: Best weekend for Dubai?
 

Originally Posted by Blue Cat (Post 10818101)
I haven't seen that much evidence of it if I am totally honest, I have seen women who I thought might be hookers, but then I don't know they could just be girls visiting from Essex :)

Indeed, not like us refined Geordies eh?

Scamp Jul 25th 2013 7:31 am

Re: Best weekend for Dubai?
 

Originally Posted by Blue Cat (Post 10818101)
I haven't seen that much evidence of it if I am totally honest, I have seen women who I thought might be hookers, but then I don't know they could just be girls visiting from Essex :)

Essex girls, the only ones who can challenge the ladies from the North East at wearing very little....;)

martinbkk Jul 25th 2013 7:59 am

Re: Best weekend for Dubai?
 

Originally Posted by Blue Cat (Post 10818091)
Hotels might be cheaper 22-23, I know Grand Habtoor is only 450 a night but Kix put me off it as he said it is a knocking shop, how does he know this I ask? :p

I just looked at the Grand Habtoor Website, it says the prices for the weekend of 22-23 are 765AED++ per night. It looks a nice enough place, probably well worth 450 a night so I'd be interested to know how that can be achieved.

I might appreciate some 'knocking!' Not getting a lot of that in Doha and it's a month or more until I can get home for any. Needs must n'all what with the monkey on my back.

Er, where would the 'knockees' be then?

Millhouse Jul 25th 2013 8:02 am

Re: Best weekend for Dubai?
 

Originally Posted by Scamp (Post 10818110)
Essex girls, the only ones who can challenge the ladies from the North East at wearing very little....;)

not in the cold they can't.

Sandboy Jul 25th 2013 8:20 am

Re: Best weekend for Dubai?
 

Originally Posted by Millhouse (Post 10818144)
not in the cold they can't.

last weekend in newcastle

*the one on the right is clearly a cockney... socks and a coat

http://www.glitterazi.com/wp-content...7544513829.jpg

Blue Cat Jul 25th 2013 8:50 am

Re: Best weekend for Dubai?
 

Originally Posted by martinbkk (Post 10818140)
I just looked at the Grand Habtoor Website, it says the prices for the weekend of 22-23 are 765AED++ per night. It looks a nice enough place, probably well worth 450 a night so I'd be interested to know how that can be achieved.

I might appreciate some 'knocking!' Not getting a lot of that in Doha and it's a month or more until I can get home for any. Needs must n'all what with the monkey on my back.

Er, where would the 'knockees' be then?

the 450 must be for Ramadan, I found it on booking.com


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