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« Reply #40 on: March 23, 2011, 04:07:50 PM »
^ Via land travel ba yung Dubai to Abu Dhabi? Shucks, I wanna go so bad! Problem ko lang yung VISA. Visit VISA yata kailangan ko, less than a week lang ako magstay don. Kailangan ng sponsor. Siguro sa Dubai hotel na lang ako makikipagcoordinate para sila mag-ayos ng requirements ko, tama ba?

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« Reply #41 on: March 23, 2011, 04:55:53 PM »
Yes, land travel lang ang Dubai to Abu Dhabi. Try Emirates Airlines, as they offer visa services as well, then compare the rates with the hotel or travel agency.
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« Reply #42 on: March 23, 2011, 05:41:36 PM »
^ Thanks so much for the advise. Will look into that. :) Sana naman mabigyan ako ng VISA. Itching to go na! AT DAHIL DYAN, I'll watch Dubai (the movie) later. Haha. :D

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« Reply #43 on: March 24, 2011, 08:19:43 AM »
mabilis lang ba mag DIY tour sa dubai? or recommended mag join nalang ng tour group pag first time?

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« Reply #44 on: March 24, 2011, 12:55:32 PM »
Merong Big Bus Company, which will take you for a sightseeing trip sa mga iconic places sa Dubai. You can start with that, coz the tour practically covers all must-see places in half a day I guess, though parang glimpse lang. Now if you choose to explore a particular place further, you can arrange for taxi or metro to take you, like Dubai Mall beside Burj Khalifa (tallest bldg) you have to go there at night time where they have this dancing fountain with fire show -- so much like Belllagio in Vegas.

Yung desert safari naman, that you have to book with a tour company. Just to give you the heads up, dont ever book with hotels kasi they charge almost double. It actually costs only 150-200 Dhs, pero there are some unscrupulous peeps who take advantage of clueless tourists.  >:(
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« Reply #45 on: March 24, 2011, 03:57:37 PM »
I'm choosing whether to have my VISA arranged by Emirates or a hotel in Dubai. Ang problem ko kasi sa hotels, some of them require a refundable security deposit. Sa Shangri-la, for instance, AED 8,000. That's on top of the VISA processing fee. May isang hotel pa nga na AED 15,000 ang gustong deposit. Ang alam ko kasi AED 1,000 lang ang security deposit na hinihingi ng government from this hotels pag magsponsor sila ng guests nila. Although I understand na nag iingat lang sila kaya ganun kalaki deposit. Pero kung ganyan, sira tourism nila.

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« Reply #46 on: March 25, 2011, 07:43:53 PM »
I got my visa through Emirates lang and I didn't have problems.  Processing took a few days lang.  I applied days before my departure and I thought nga na hindi aabot.  In case naman daw na hindi umabot, they can just email it tapos i-print ko nalang yung visa (I went somewhere pa kasi before landing in Dubai).  Ang weird lang nung ID size na hinihingi nila, hindi standard so ang hirap humanap ng photo studio na gumagawa ng ganoong size.  Plus ilang beses nila ako pinag email nung JPG file of that photo.

m_lim easy lang to go around dubai!  What we did was, we hired a car with a driver during our stay kaya super convenient tapos hawak pa namin yung oras namin.  In a day, ang dami namin napuntahan!  We also went to Abu Dhabi and we hired the same car and driver nalang din.  If we are going to take the taxi kasi, parang halos ganoon din mag-add up yung amount.  We paid 80euros per day, tapos kami ang nagpa-gas.  Gas is cheap naman, parang nasa 600 or 700 pesos lang yata ang isang full tank, enough na yun for our trip to Abu Dhabi, pati yung when we went around Dubai.  Sa Desert safari naman they will pick you up na from the hotel and drop you off after.  No need to join organized tours na =)

Must see talaga yung mosque sa Abu Dhabi.  We also got to spend half a day in Ferrari World.  Don't expect too much sa ferrari world hehe but it's fun nonetheless.
In my opinion, Dubai is a nice city pero parang fake.. kasi nga puro new structures.  Medyo yung culture, not as much as I expected.  Puro hotels, buildings, even yung mga sights puro man-made.  I thought super Middle Eastern nung feel ng city but it felt like California =)
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« Reply #47 on: March 26, 2011, 09:03:42 AM »
^ What kind of VISA did you get from Emirates? Transit or visit visa? Naalala mo pa how much you spent on it and kung may security deposit?

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« Reply #48 on: March 27, 2011, 01:22:31 PM »
96hour-visa is 52 dollars (we stayed for 4 days 4 nights lang).  if i remember it right, the 30day-visa is around 70dollars, the visit visa naman good for 90 days is around 300usd... no deposit needed.. you need the requirements lang and your emirates ticket =)
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« Reply #49 on: March 27, 2011, 01:40:42 PM »
To feel Middle Eastern feeling, you should try Desert Safari to experience

Dunes bashing
Safari (4x4)
Henna Tattoo
Watching Belly Dancers
Photo Opp wearing traditional Arab clothes
Buffet (Arabic and Continental)

Yung lang naman talaga ang highlight ng pagiging Arab sa Dubai for tourists with limited number of days.

Madami din naman spots for photo ops ng pagiging Arab Country ng Dubai. Some hotels have that Arab Theme.

I suggest go to MADINAT SOUQ in Jumeirah along side Burj Al Arab. May bazaar sila dun but don't buy from there because the price is rip off! (Pang tourist na Puti ang presyo) Middle Eastern Structure etong place na to.

May traditional dhow cruise ride dun which you can try at 50 dirhams. (for me not worth, masyadong mahal. Photo Ops lang ok na.)


May cheap na DHOW CRUISE ride at Dhs 1 (dati .50 lang) sa may Bur Dubai patawid ng Deira.

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« Reply #50 on: March 27, 2011, 01:45:35 PM »
If you guys have the moolah try to dine at Burj Al Arab. May organized tour din sila sa loob. But don't expect too much although sikat sya kasi nga 7 Star Hotel.

You can passby naman magpapicture sa labas. Pero iba talaga kapag nasa malapitan at sa loob.


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« Reply #51 on: March 27, 2011, 01:53:11 PM »
I agree, if you're after the authentic Arab culture experience, desert safari is a must! Likewise, try the dhow ride, but before  you hop into a dhow at Bur Dubai, drop by the Dubai museum across the street. Afterwards, walk along the traditional souq on your way to the dhow port. There you will have a feel of being in an Arab world a century back.

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« Reply #52 on: March 27, 2011, 02:21:28 PM »
Ang temp dito sa Dubai can go as low as 18 degrees pag winter. Yung 20 - 23 usually tanghali yan tapos it drops again pag gabi na.

Pag summer naman, madaling araw pa lang nasa 23 na .... tanghali aabot ng 50.
Mas gusto ko na yung malamig kesa mainit. Sakit kasi sa ulo kapag galing ka sa aircon (bahay) tapos init (pasok sa car) .. aircon ulit... tapos init...(pasok sa building) ... tapos aircon na naman sa office.
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« Reply #53 on: March 28, 2011, 08:15:43 AM »
96hour-visa is 52 dollars (we stayed for 4 days 4 nights lang).  if i remember it right, the 30day-visa is around 70dollars, the visit visa naman good for 90 days is around 300usd... no deposit needed.. you need the requirements lang and your emirates ticket =)

Thanks. Sige, sa Emirates na lang din ako kukuha ng VISA. :)

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« Reply #54 on: March 29, 2011, 02:59:07 PM »
^Ask ko lang about the VISA thru EMIRATES, possible ba yan even wala kang kamag-anak sa UAE and Philippine passport holder ka?

I want to bring my family to the UAE. Mas madami kasi silang mapapasyalan doon. Ang problem ko lang is, I am not from the UAE. Iniisip ko kung paano ko sila makukuha ng visa since wala kaming kamag-anak dun.

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« Reply #55 on: March 29, 2011, 03:25:15 PM »
^^yes badmonkey, i don't have relatives sa UAE and im also a philippine passport holder =) 
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« Reply #56 on: March 29, 2011, 03:30:29 PM »
^Wow! How did you do that? Paano mag-apply? *Na-excite ako bigla.*

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« Reply #57 on: March 30, 2011, 06:39:32 AM »
^ Check mo sa webbie ng Emirates Airlines. :) Dun kumuha si Fab so dun na lang din ako kukuha. Mukha namang convenient kasi you just submit your requirements to them tapos they'll send you your VISA na.

^^ FAB, di ko makita yung list of requirements sa Emirates. Would you still have a copy?

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« Reply #58 on: March 30, 2011, 11:01:34 AM »
yes i still have the email from emirates! Ill paste it here...  if you need the Word file together with the application form let me know, i can forward it to you =)

Please submit the following documents for Philippine (PH) passport holders:

   Original and 1 copy of photo page of passport. Passport must be valid for 6 (six) months.
   Bank Book or Bank Certificate (Peso or US Dollars)
- Original Bank Certificate should note when the account was opened.
- For Bank Statement, latest three months outstanding balance.
   For Employee
- Original Certificate of Employment stating current position, salary and year of service.
- Copy of latest Income Tax Return with W2.
   For self-employed/entrepreneur
- Copy of Business registration
- Copy of latest Income Tax Return
   For married women
- Original marriage contract authenticated by census (NSO)
   Photocopy of international credit cards
   Other documents that will support/show financial capability of the passenger e.g. land title, etc.
   Hotel Confirmation / Affidavit of Support if staying with relatives/friends. Please advise complete address, contact numbers and contact person.
   Scan the Passport and Passport Size Photo. Label each saved files with the passengers last name, first name and document type. (Ex. Last name_First name_Passport.JPG and Last name_First name_Picture.JPG). The scanned files are to be emailed to [email protected].
NOTE: The Coloured Passport and Passport Size Photo must be in JPG format and not exceeding 40kb. The background for the Passport Size Photo should be in Royal Blue with dimension of 4.3cm x 5.5cm.
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« Reply #59 on: March 30, 2011, 12:26:25 PM »
^ Great, thanks so much! :D Nakakatakot nga lang madecline ng VISA sa Emirates kasi kailangan may confirmed roundtrip ticket na before sila magprocess.

 

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