Tips to save money in Dubai
- Restaurants can be expensive!
Prefer visiting cafés rather than restaurants as they are comparatively less expensive. Also, you might get the extra additions with your meal like pickles, olives, bread, a salad that will surely fill up your tummy. The ambience may not be lavish, but the food quality is good. If you are still adamant about eating at a 5-star restaurant then try business lunches which are much, much cheaper than their menu card rates.
- Stay at a villa or apartment rather than a hotel room
Villas or apartments can turn out to be a better deal especially if you are travelling with family. They are inexpensive, offer a larger space area, with a fully equipped kitchen and are also nearby to Dubai's attractions and beaches. Visit Dubai.com if you are in a search for an apartment or a villa.
- Taxis or renting a car?
Taxis are cheaper than renting a car but sometimes luxury and need for privacy take its toll on our minds and we feel the need for hiring a car. But hiring a car in Dubai doesn't make much sense, because the traffic is not sane and you always would be concentrating on the map than enjoying the beauty of the city.
- Shop at markets rather than at expensive shopping malls
Instead of roaming around in huge shopping malls and gazing with sunken eyes at a Versace outfit, the best way out will be the nearest shopping markets at Diera where with a little bargain you can buy goods at a much lesser price than at malls. Also, you enjoy the lively market atmosphere like the one back home!
- Entertainer Vouchers
There’s a great voucher book called the ‘The Entertainer’. You will find some amazing ‘Buy one, get one Free’ vouchers for local restaurants, golf courses and amusement parks. So it’s a chance not only to save money but also to try a different restaurant or mall that otherwise would have been too expensive for you. Visit their official site: theentertainerme.com
- Self Catering
If you have decided to rent a villa or apartment then do make use of their kitchen because that will surely not only save your money but can be quite fun too.
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