What comes to your mind when you think of Dubai? Ultramodern architecture, desert, shopping and lifestyle. All of this was there in my mind when we were planning for Dubai and therefore I was not too fascinated in visiting the place as I am a nature lover. But trust me when I say I was wrong and I would love to visit Dubai for sure again.
We planned to take the flights for Dubai 6 month in advance and that's how we got the flight at the cheapest. Though the flight experience was not too great but these things you can compromise on when you are budget traveling.
Dubai has a very easy visa process for the Indian citizens where you can apply online few days before your trip. You are required to submit your passport scanned copies, travel return tickets, and passport size photograph all through online interface and you receive your e-visa in less than 3 days. The cost of visa to Dubai is around 6k.
We boarded the flight from Lucknow and it was a 3 hours flight from Lucknow to Dubai. We reached Dubai at around 5pm in the evening. Dubai airport is a fantastic one and you easily get the taxis to go to any part of the city. We reached our hotel in less than half an hour in Deira. I had researched about places where we can stay and Deira was one of the best option with lot many Indian restaurants around. We booked Ramada by Wyndham which was very near to the shopping place and a mall.
After reaching at the hotel we roamed around the hotel area to explore the place.