The Metro in Dubai offers a cost-effective way to travel around the UAE’s most populous city without the hassle of getting a taxi. After investing around AED 28 billion in the Metro in 2005, Dubai now boasts probably the best public transport system in the Middle East. There is over 75 kms of track winding across the city and every day it’s anticipated that the completely driver-less system transports over 1.2 million people.
Here is all you need to know about Using the Dubai Metro card Travelling on the Metro requires you to use a NoI card, which means ‘fare’ in Arabic. These are automated cards that passengers use to enter and exit stations. A NoI card also allows you to travel around Dubai on some buses and water buses as well as on the Metro. There are four different types of NoI cards:
Red – a paper ticket that you load with up to 10 different trips which only lasts up to 90 days before expiring. It costs AED 2.
Silver – a card you can load up to AED 500 on. It costs AED 20 but includes AED 14 pre-loaded. Silver card holders enjoy 20% cheaper fares than those with Red. This is the best option for tourists.
Gold – a card costs the same as the silver and has identical features. However it also offers you the opportunity to rise in the prestigious premium Gold Class seats.
Blue – a card for students...
Dubai is a lavish city full of glitz, glamour and extravagance and is constantly planning new developments to please its visitors. Luxury lovers travelling to Dubai on holiday will feel right at home in this sunshine city, read our guide on what to see and where to stay during your holiday to Dubai.
Ground-breaking architecture, lavish eateries and a killer sun tan, it must be Dubai. If you’re planning a no expenses spared holiday, Dubai is a strong contender for one of the most luxurious destinations on the planet. Read our suggestions on where to shop, eat and stay on your dream holiday to Dubai.
Shop ‘til you Drop
If you want to splurge on a few designer pairs of heels, Dubai is a great place for shopping. With many tax free branded goods on offer, it’s easy to see why the city is home to so many malls. Shopaholics will be pleased to know that Dubai is home to the world’s largest mall – yes, that’s right ladies! The Dubai Mall has a whopping 1,200 shops for you to trawl through, purses at the ready!
Top Tip: Don’t miss the Dubai Shopping Festival, held annually during January and lasting a month, shoppers can look forward to a range of themed activities such as fashion shows, night souks and film festivals, positively divine!
The Only Way to Dine is Fine
Every luxury lover knows that the only way to dine is fine, and Dubai is just the place to indulge in a lavish meal. Depending just how far you want to push the boat...
Dubai is home to an array of exciting waterparks which provide endless fun for the young travelling group or adventurous family. Learn more about Dubai’s best waterparks.
Fluorescent pink lilos, 10ft wave machines and glow-in-the-dark space bowl slides - there’s very few people who don’t enjoy a good ol’ splish splash when they go on holiday and if you’re travelling to Dubai you’re in luck because there are plenty of waterparks to whet your appetite.
Thrill-seekers will not be disappointed by Aquaventure. Currently boasting The Leap of Faith tube slide which has you plummeting down nine stories before finishing the ride surrounded by sharks and stingrays – but don’t worry folks, it’s perfectly safe! There’s also master blaster rollercoasters, a lazy river and family raft slides on offer.
The parks expansion includes the death defying Tower of Poseidon ride which is expected to send visitors tumbling down a 40 metre vertical drop, the longest river ride in the Middle East and trapdoor chutes as well as an array of water rapids and tidal waves.
Pick the ride you most look forward to when visiting #Aquaventure!
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Tantrum Alley in 360 degrees! Limited time offer! Get your #WildWadi tickets for AED 200 until October 16 and get an all day park access, an entry to either #ForbiddenBasement or #TrickorTreat and a Julshan's Burgers and Dogs Medium Meal! Tickets valid for use till October 31. Book online at wildwadi.com. #Dubai #MyDubai
A video posted by Wild Wadi Waterpark (@wildwadiwaterpark) onOct 15, 2015 at 1:47am PDT
Family fun is the name of the game at Wi...