Dubai was always in our bucket list but we kept on ignoring it because of some reason, finally the time came and I can't wait to share my experience with all of you.
My sister and I were looking at budget holidays not too far away from India and Dubai came at no. 1 position in our Top 10 list of places nearby. Without thinking too much we booked our flights, remember that's how travel plans are made, if we keep on analysing things then the trip will never come out the planning phase, so be a little spontaneous and don't overthink just go ahead with the first step.
Since we booked the trip 2 months in advance we got a fair deal for return tickets - 15 k return, in the course of the next few days we booked the hotel, since we were not looking for a luxurious stay we booked a 4 star hotel not too far from the city centre and the plus point was free shuttle bus to major attractions and free pick and drop to metro station which was not too far away. So all those on a budget trip to Dubai can go ahead and book the Arabian park hotel, it's good on the pocket and has nice and helpful staff plus free shuttle bus!
The next step was the itinerary.
Well Dubai is a city that offers you a lot of things -amusement parks, aquarium, dolphin shows, museums, beaches, safari, malls, etc. It's difficult to cover everything so we selected the few major attractions that are striking for Dubai and decided to book our attractions from an app called - Headout, a very good suggestion given by a fellow tripoto traveller because we ended up saving quite a bit of money since the discounts on this app are amazing.
If you're in Dubai for more than 3 days it's suggested that you buy a Noll card which is valid on buses and metros throughout Dubai and it will save you from the hassle of buying a ticket everytime you travel. Since taxis were a bit costly a major portion of our travelling was done in metro.