! Travel lovers.
After this new year we decided to do something new for you.
We have planed from long time for this I wrote a post for travel lovers in past days.
Asking that if we start a travel vlog series, where you want us to go first? You had given so many comments for that.
We planed to do a travel vlog series in Dubai, which was a dream of our travel lovers and AmA So.
Stay tune with us.
Travel With AmA Dubai is commercial city of the United Arab Emirates You can see the world highest tower, Biggest shopping mall in the world, biggest aquarium, underwater zoo and more world heritages, you can see in Dubai UAE Has 7 emirates From this 7 emirates, Dubai is the most tourist attractions emirate So a country that was once a desert has been made a recent paradise.
The power of oil is all this.
If you look at it you will not believe that it was a desert They have huge flower gardens.
And then, the streets are lined with beautiful flowers.
It's amazing how they made a dessert like this beautiful Dubai is a beautiful country with a discipline ruler.
So if we are talking about planing our tour, we didn't go through a tour agency, we planned everything on our own So, I can't say that we planned it actually this whole tour planned by this Because this was planed by Thush without knowing me, just to make me surprised So Thush will explain about the tour plain as he is the one who know this all So Best time to visit the Dubai Is November to April So we have planned to visit Dubai during the last week of the April But we made it on the last day of the April due to leave issues of Ama That's why don't wait to do anything until the end I couldn't get permission for my vacation Because of that Miracle garden was closed when we reach Dubai We didn't get to see the beautiful flower garden So if we are talking about the air tickets, we must have a return air ticket.
when you are applying for Dubai visa we must have a return air ticket You must have a visa when you get into Dubai You have two ways to apply visa for Dubai one is you can apply visa from a tour agency Otherwise, you can apply online Our recommend is better to apply though tour agency If you are going to apply directly online, its a huge procedure You have to find a hotel or a citizen as your sponsor The best way is apply trough tour agency There are so many tour agencies you can find around I got the visa from Dubai tour agent who I know personally.
And I will put their link in the description Also, its better to have an insurance when you are going to travel overseas Because if you met with any accident, you will be safe with medicines and other things you need if you have a travel insurance So our recommendation is better to have a travel insurance before you travel So if we are talking about the transport we use the public transport They have public buses and also metro train, you can easily travel around the city with the metro train And also they have taxi So depend on your budget You can choose whether you use privet taxi or public transport We personally used the metro train Because it's very easy to reach the biggest shopping malls and so many popular places And there is no lack of clean and comfortability inside this bus and metros So I recommend is better use this public transport if you are planning a budget trip So please remember that If you are using public transport I mean, if you are using a bus and metro, they are not accepting cash There is a card named NOL to make the payments So you can buy this card from any metro station, bus station or some bus stops.
Also, you can recharge these cards from the same machines So our both cards we got recharge with 50AED Its around 2, 000 in Sri Lankan Rupees Even after using seven days, it was not over And keep in mind that we can use this card for both, bus and metro train Once you get the visa, all you have to do is select a hotel So the best thing is to do is search online and book the hotel your own hotel I use booking.
com website for it & we stayed in golden sands hotel apartments The reason I chose this hotel is they have apartment facilities I mean there is a personal kitchen and washing machine in the room We stayed six days, so it was easy for us to wash clothes, cook some dinner and cover our budget.
So it's only a 10 minute walk to the Al Fahidhi metro station and the bus stop So while traveling, we were able to get public transport without any hassle.
So I advise you to choose a hotel that has a walking distance to the Metro station.
Also you can read about reviews on quality and cleanliness and get an Idea about the hotel before you book So please don't forget to read the reviews So I will put the link to the hotel that we stayed in the description (151AED Per night without food) And also an important thing is the food And if we talk about food, Actually, Thush has Selected a hotel apartment It has a kitchen with the equipment we need to prepare a meal.
So it was a lot easier for us Often, foreign food may not match us So whenever possible, especially at night, We prepared our own food, like rice and curry So whenever we take food from restaurants we always use to eat from Indian restaurants because most of the time this Indian food similar to Sri Lankan Food.
So one more thing to say is that when you are trevaling, don't go for food you don't know When choosing food, pay close attention to it It will be a big mistake if you went something wrong with the food and stay in a room or spend your time in a hospital as you already have spent lots of money to reach travel destination So we recommend you choose the food you know So after getting to the airport, we went to the hotel first Thush had come to the airport to take me And I got surprised at the hotel room as Thush had arranged a surprise party for our 1st year anniversary At the end of this video you can watch that surprise video.
The first day ended like that We started traveling from the second day onwards If you are going to Burj Khalifa you better to book your ticket in advance If you are going to buy your tickets from the counter it will be so expensive The best thing is that we have booked our tickets online before we go there You can book the ticket from the official web site easily and I will put the link in the description You can see lots of things for to buy in the observation deck From my personal experience, I would tell you, there was a model of Burj Khalifa and I wanted to buy it.
Thush explained me that These things are very expensive here.
and we can buy the same things from outside shops Later I realized that, things there was so expensive Don't buy things here if you want to budget your trip There are photographers here who take your photos before you give them money.
But when we go to buy photos, they charge a lot of money for a photo The best thing is to carry your little camera or everyone has a smartphone.
You can use your smartphone to take photos.
So before you take photos, ask for a price even if there is a need So we can spend two, three hours there, and better if you can bring from outside something to eat and drink, as the foods so expensive in the observation deck Another thing to mention is that you have to pay when you buy online tickets Don't forget to carry your credit card that you use for online payment Because you have to submit your online ticket to the bar Khalifa Ticket counter and you will have to get a printed ticket again.
So sometimes they ask you to present your credit card that you used to pay online There are several options when you buy online tickets You can go through the link in the description The package we chose is from 5.
30 am to 08:00 am (Entrance time) which is you can watch the Sun Sunrise Also include complimentary breakfast There is another package available to watch the Sunset from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm which they called prime hour If you go for breakfast package, you should leave before 4 pm This Thing is so important and we went to the package between 5:30 am and 8:00 pm and we watch the sunrise.
So we do a separate vlog about Burj Khalifa.
You can also watch that video if you go to the playlist of our Dubai blog series.