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7 Nights at the 4* Hilton Garden Inn Dubai Mall Hotel + Return BA Flights from London (Including Checked baggage) £425p/p (£850 total) @ BA

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Seems like a decent price for this trip. The Hilton hotel is located just a couple of hundred meters away from the Dubai Mall of the Emirates, and the Metro system, for when you want to explore the rest of the city after shopping The hotel also features an infinity pool and is well reviewed, receiving 4.5 / 5 on Trip Advisor. May departures are available (all departure dates are shown in the image below). To book, and select one of the dates shown in the image below, click on this link and then under "Change Filters" on the left hand side of the page follow these steps:

1) Under "Choose a month" select May
2) Under "For how many nights" select 7
3) Under "Where from?" if London has not already been selected / autofilled select London (All Airports)
4) Under "Where to" select "Middle East, Asia & Indian Ocean"
5) Leave all the other options as they are, there is no need to change these

Then from the results shown, select the "Hilton Garden Inn Dubai Mall Of The Emirates
" which will bring up the date calendar / matrix


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Hotel details:
Providing a great value base to explore Dubai’s sights, Hilton Garden Inn Dubai Mall of The Emirates offers contemporary and comfortable accommodation, an outdoor infinity pool and a 24-hour shop.

Located just 200 metres from the Mall of the Emirates - known for its indoor ski resort - and approximately nine and a half miles from the Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Mall, some of Dubai’s main attractions aren’t far from your doorstep. When you’re shopped-out, the hotel operates a complimentary shuttle to a public beach, approximately eight miles away.

Accommodation is decorated in light, neutral tones and each room type benefits from luxury touches, such as Herman Miller desk chairs. Choose a Family room, which has two connecting rooms and a games console (subject to availability) or a One Bedroom Suite, which has a separate living room.
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Mall of the Emirates is different from Dubai Mall.... mall of the emirates has the indoor Ski slope, Dubai’s mall is at the burj.... about 20 mins taxi apart.

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As someone that had to go to Dubai many times for work over the past decade, this seems like a strange deal.

Dubai is horribly expensive and unless you have a wallet stuffed with Dirham you'll be compromising at every stage of the trip, which is at odds with the deal.

The restaurant in the Garden Inn is functional but it's £23 for a house burger and well over £10 for soup. A glass of Johnnie Walker Black is about £17 and a small coke is £4.

You can obviously not eat at the hotel and go to chain restaurant or find a deal but if you are budget oriented, do do your research before booking a deal like this.

If you're someone that wants a piece of history served with your travels central Dubai doesn't offer all that much but you can see glimpses of the past at the Dubai museum at Al Fahidi Fort and around the Bastakiya quarter - but even that only dates back to the turn of the century.

May sees the start of Arab summer and by that, I'm not talking 24 degrees and cloudy, I'm talking most days being 100f+. Again, something to factor in to your planning (if you've never been to a country with extreme heat, it is honestly another level of hot).

Finally remember that even though it's a relatively Liberal locale of the Muslim world, it is still bound by UAE law and foreign visitors often fall foul of the cultural differences which can quite easily lead to a ruined trip if local law enforcement fail to show their lenient sides.

This is just a stream of consciousness of my own travels there and isn't a go/don't go but it is a "do your homework".

Great price though and heat added.

See concrete and glass high rise buildings
Keep in mind that this is during Ramadan. Whilst non Muslims are OK to eat and drink during the day, there may be restrictions on how openly you can do so.
WordlyTraveller13/01/2020 07:45

Keep in mind that this is during Ramadan. Whilst non Muslims are OK to eat …Keep in mind that this is during Ramadan. Whilst non Muslims are OK to eat and drink during the day, there may be restrictions on how openly you can do so.


No restrictions whatsoever for non Muslims.
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Thanks for the description. What exactly can you do in Dubai?
Keep in mind that this is during Ramadan. Whilst non Muslims are OK to eat and drink during the day, there may be restrictions on how openly you can do so.
There is so much to do in Dubai, its rediculous. Waterworld , Burg Khalifi building is a must. The view at the top is amazing. There is an aquarium there, amazing shops at the mall and the fountain display is amazing outside Burg Khalifa. There is a food hall serving amazing food and on and on...
WordlyTraveller13/01/2020 07:45

Keep in mind that this is during Ramadan. Whilst non Muslims are OK to eat …Keep in mind that this is during Ramadan. Whilst non Muslims are OK to eat and drink during the day, there may be restrictions on how openly you can do so.


That's the reason for the cheap rates. Ramadan will be finished by about may 24th but then the temperature is going to be high as well

See concrete and glass high rise buildings
Stonking deal especially for May!
May is a no GO
WordlyTraveller13/01/2020 07:45

Keep in mind that this is during Ramadan. Whilst non Muslims are OK to eat …Keep in mind that this is during Ramadan. Whilst non Muslims are OK to eat and drink during the day, there may be restrictions on how openly you can do so.


No restrictions whatsoever for non Muslims.
Bargain price hot. Can’t believe Hilton garden inn is 4 stars at Dubai
Is it really that bad during ramadan?
ams_Sxi13/01/2020 08:34

Is it really that bad during ramadan?


I think the main thing for travellers would be that Ramadan is a religious month. Therefore there would be limitations on the shops open/food available as Muslims dedicate more of their time to worship during that month. So they might open shop later in the day or not open at all.

Apart from that, i don’t think there’s much difference.
Edited by: "shubyz" 13th Jan
Ramadan is between 23rd April to around 23rd May, so keep this in mind.

During this time the city introduces limits to shops/ restaurants during daytime, see here for more info - virginholidays.co.uk/blo…dan
Would never stay in a hotel In Dubai that didn’t have access to a private beach.
I went during Ramadan in July 2015 for my 21st. We stayed in the Hilton Hotel Ras al Khaimah couple hours away from Dubai. We did everything we wanted to do in terms of theme parks and other attractions. Food was still being served.
If I was staying in dubai I would have definitely taken an interest in the iftar. Places also stay open later at night which is cooler so its pretty much something going on 24/7.
From my memory night clubs were closed and there was no belly dancers at the desert safari.
ams_Sxi13/01/2020 08:34

Is it really that bad during ramadan?


Not at all. Been there in may and for non Muslims no restrictions apart from walking around the streets eating ect. Just be respectful. Just starting to get hot in may so 30-40C.
Is it a good time to go in Feb? ? Prices also seem low!
Candystore13/01/2020 08:42

Would never stay in a hotel In Dubai that didn’t have access to a private b …Would never stay in a hotel In Dubai that didn’t have access to a private beach.


If staying at this Hilton you are allowed access to the private beach on the Hilton Jumeirah beach too.
Is eating a costly experience in Dubai?
stuartuk13/01/2020 08:44

Not at all. Been there in may and for non Muslims no restrictions apart …Not at all. Been there in may and for non Muslims no restrictions apart from walking around the streets eating ect. Just be respectful. Just starting to get hot in may so 30-40C.


Was it Ramadan in the May you went? Ramadan dates are lunar based, not calendar based.
WordlyTraveller13/01/2020 07:45

Keep in mind that this is during Ramadan. Whilst non Muslims are OK to eat …Keep in mind that this is during Ramadan. Whilst non Muslims are OK to eat and drink during the day, there may be restrictions on how openly you can do so.


have been the last 4 years during ramadan and I think its a fantastic time of year to visit.
tyke13/01/2020 08:52

Is eating a costly experience in Dubai?


Eating and drinking in Dubai is ridiculously expensive, hence you will need £6 million pounds spending money for a week
Arkwr1ght13/01/2020 08:29

No restrictions whatsoever for non Muslims.


I went to Dubai and Ramadan, and everywhere was shut during the day, malls were deserted, no food/drink places were open at all. markets were all closed, public transport was limited - wouldn't go at all in this time, couldn't do anything at all and was boring as hell to be honest
muffboy13/01/2020 09:24

Eating and drinking in Dubai is ridiculously expensive, hence you will …Eating and drinking in Dubai is ridiculously expensive, hence you will need £6 million pounds spending money for a week


Thought so.
iang00713/01/2020 09:35

I went to Dubai and Ramadan, and everywhere was shut during the day, malls …I went to Dubai and Ramadan, and everywhere was shut during the day, malls were deserted, no food/drink places were open at all. markets were all closed, public transport was limited - wouldn't go at all in this time, couldn't do anything at all and was boring as hell to be honest


Wow sorry why going there then?
tyke13/01/2020 08:52

Is eating a costly experience in Dubai?


very much so unless you go to the malls or local restaurants etc.

I would recommend to get at least a half board meal package
WordlyTraveller13/01/2020 07:45

Keep in mind that this is during Ramadan. Whilst non Muslims are OK to eat …Keep in mind that this is during Ramadan. Whilst non Muslims are OK to eat and drink during the day, there may be restrictions on how openly you can do so.


There are no restrictions on people eating, as far as aware.
Arkwr1ght13/01/2020 08:29

No restrictions whatsoever for non Muslims.



In principle yes, in practice there can be. I used to work there for months at a time and whilst I was allowed to eat/drink as I pleased, in practice during Ramadan restrictions varied between hotels/restaurants.

As an example at some you wouldn't know its Ramadan. At others you were screened off, not so bad indoors but kind of defeated the purpose of eating al-fresco :/

I would advise checking TA reviews around last years Ramadan for any hotels you're considering to get an idea of any restrictions they impose. Sometimes they change, probably depending on tourist feedback and the makeup of their guests. Therefore best not to rely on what happened several years ago at a particular property, last years reviews will give you a good idea though.
Edited by: "Mentos" 13th Jan
tyke13/01/2020 09:52

Thought so.


That was a garbage response. No it isnt. Drinking can get expensive from what i have heard due to being exported and what not (something like £6 a pint??).

As for eating? Well its the same as you would in London. You have all the american chains like Cinnibon, Cheesecake factory, rocket fuel, 5 guys etc. If you eat everyday day like that here in the UK it would be expensive anyway, but you can eat at regular restaurants or shops and its quite inexpensive.

Ive been to Dubai about 4 times and you can make it a very expensive trip or a inexpensive one. Depends on how you play it. Done it with my and my partner, and then with 2 kids in tow and still wasnt very expensive. HTH
As someone that had to go to Dubai many times for work over the past decade, this seems like a strange deal.

Dubai is horribly expensive and unless you have a wallet stuffed with Dirham you'll be compromising at every stage of the trip, which is at odds with the deal.

The restaurant in the Garden Inn is functional but it's £23 for a house burger and well over £10 for soup. A glass of Johnnie Walker Black is about £17 and a small coke is £4.

You can obviously not eat at the hotel and go to chain restaurant or find a deal but if you are budget oriented, do do your research before booking a deal like this.

If you're someone that wants a piece of history served with your travels central Dubai doesn't offer all that much but you can see glimpses of the past at the Dubai museum at Al Fahidi Fort and around the Bastakiya quarter - but even that only dates back to the turn of the century.

May sees the start of Arab summer and by that, I'm not talking 24 degrees and cloudy, I'm talking most days being 100f+. Again, something to factor in to your planning (if you've never been to a country with extreme heat, it is honestly another level of hot).

Finally remember that even though it's a relatively Liberal locale of the Muslim world, it is still bound by UAE law and foreign visitors often fall foul of the cultural differences which can quite easily lead to a ruined trip if local law enforcement fail to show their lenient sides.

This is just a stream of consciousness of my own travels there and isn't a go/don't go but it is a "do your homework".

Great price though and heat added.
nomez13/01/2020 10:07

That was a garbage response. No it isnt. Drinking can get expensive from …That was a garbage response. No it isnt. Drinking can get expensive from what i have heard due to being exported and what not (something like £6 a pint??).As for eating? Well its the same as you would in London. You have all the american chains like Cinnibon, Cheesecake factory, rocket fuel, 5 guys etc. If you eat everyday day like that here in the UK it would be expensive anyway, but you can eat at regular restaurants or shops and its quite inexpensive. Ive been to Dubai about 4 times and you can make it a very expensive trip or a inexpensive one. Depends on how you play it. Done it with my and my partner, and then with 2 kids in tow and still wasnt very expensive. HTH


where are these 6 quid pints you are buying?

more like 10 / 12 quid unless you find a happy hour
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WordlyTraveller13/01/2020 07:45

Keep in mind that this is during Ramadan. Whilst non Muslims are OK to eat …Keep in mind that this is during Ramadan. Whilst non Muslims are OK to eat and drink during the day, there may be restrictions on how openly you can do so.


thanks for the reminder, we will stay well clear...
nomez13/01/2020 10:07

That was a garbage response. No it isnt. Drinking can get expensive from …That was a garbage response. No it isnt. Drinking can get expensive from what i have heard due to being exported and what not (something like £6 a pint??).As for eating? Well its the same as you would in London. You have all the american chains like Cinnibon, Cheesecake factory, rocket fuel, 5 guys etc. If you eat everyday day like that here in the UK it would be expensive anyway, but you can eat at regular restaurants or shops and its quite inexpensive. Ive been to Dubai about 4 times and you can make it a very expensive trip or a inexpensive one. Depends on how you play it. Done it with my and my partner, and then with 2 kids in tow and still wasnt very expensive. HTH



daanuk13/01/2020 10:17

As someone that had to go to Dubai many times for work over the past …As someone that had to go to Dubai many times for work over the past decade, this seems like a strange deal.Dubai is horribly expensive and unless you have a wallet stuffed with Dirham you'll be compromising at every stage of the trip, which is at odds with the deal.The restaurant in the Garden Inn is functional but it's £23 for a house burger and well over £10 for soup. A glass of Johnnie Walker Black is about £17 and a small coke is £4.You can obviously not eat at the hotel and go to chain restaurant or find a deal but if you are budget oriented, do do your research before booking a deal like this.If you're someone that wants a piece of history served with your travels central Dubai doesn't offer all that much but you can see glimpses of the past at the Dubai museum at Al Fahidi Fort and around the Bastakiya quarter - but even that only dates back to the turn of the century.May sees the start of Arab summer and by that, I'm not talking 24 degrees and cloudy, I'm talking most days being 100f+. Again, something to factor in to your planning (if you've never been to a country with extreme heat, it is honestly another level of hot).Finally remember that even though it's a relatively Liberal locale of the Muslim world, it is still bound by UAE law and foreign visitors often fall foul of the cultural differences which can quite easily lead to a ruined trip if local law enforcement fail to show their lenient sides.This is just a stream of consciousness of my own travels there and isn't a go/don't go but it is a "do your homework".Great price though and heat added.


I've only passed through the airport but I'm assuming I'll spend a few days there sometime.

I've often wondered if reasonable price food was available if you know where to look, just like Singapore for example. Thanks for your comments.
Just came back from Dubai. I also agree it's expensive. However we stayed abit away from main locations to save money. We travelled on the metro which was the best way to get around and a lot cheaper than taxis. Plus you get to see everything whilst passing and they are extremely clean so comfortable travelling especially as I had my 2kids with me

cheap merchandise can be bought from naïf market so all the tourist stuff can be bought there really cheap but that's in bur Dubai worth going there if your looking for bargains

food wise wise you get everything in the malls McDonald's pizza etc but they are uk prices but if you do travel on the metro lookout for the booklets you can pay few quid for and in there are food discount vouchers hope this helps any
tyke13/01/2020 10:45

I've only passed through the airport but I'm assuming I'll spend a few …I've only passed through the airport but I'm assuming I'll spend a few days there sometime. I've often wondered if reasonable price food was available if you know where to look, just like Singapore for example. Thanks for your comments.


Like anywhere you can find cheap eats if you look, but they're harder to find than other cities I've visited around the world.

You've got the likes of Zaroob a kind of Med/Mid East fusion takeaway which is great (well, it certainly was when I last went) where you can eat a good lunch for under a tenner and more traditional places like Ravi which are stupid cheap. There are good breakfast and brunch spots and there are good AYCE places, but as my post was leaning towards, it's not the sort of place I'd want to wander round at 2pm in 40 degree heat looking for an interesting bite and as such requires a bit of forward planning or you take the hit and eat in the hotels and malls where, naturally, you pay the tourist premium.
tyke13/01/2020 10:45

I've only passed through the airport but I'm assuming I'll spend a few …I've only passed through the airport but I'm assuming I'll spend a few days there sometime. I've often wondered if reasonable price food was available if you know where to look, just like Singapore for example. Thanks for your comments.


We found very cheap food in the food court at Dubai mall, but drinks are expensive, £9 per pint! We went in December and paid £1600! So heat!
May is hot as it is start of the hot season.
Drinking can be expensive but you only need to take advantage of the numerous 'Happy Hours' to keep costs down. Soft drinks are cheaper than UK!
Food during Ramadan is as widely available as any other time, you will only see a difference in outdoor eating areas which will be closed during the day and you will be advised not to eat/drink whilst walking about.

Ramadan is a actually good time to go if you love your food as there are loads of deals on food due to so many breaking their fast each evening. Ramadan will not be a hindrance to your.

If you want to get the best out of your stay, then buy 'Time Out Dubai' magazine at the airport. Loads of information on where to eat and drink, happy hours and discount on attractions - all for approx £1
Edited by: "choppergray" 13th Jan
I’ve only ever been to Dubai in May for my birthday and during Ramadan, but on both occasions it was amazing!

It’s before temperatures hit a crazy high and a lot of places offer discounts to attract tourists during the quieter period. The beach clubs had slashed prices and offered special promos - the day we went to Nikki beach, the other half got in free (ladies day) and I paid £20.. this included a private bed and meal & drink tokens for each of us.

The malls are still very much open and operate till late.

The only thing I’d be mindful of is playing loud music. We stayed on the Palm with a private beach hotel and a couple beside us decided to play music on their speakers - they were soon kindly requested to turn it off.
WordlyTraveller13/01/2020 07:45

Keep in mind that this is during Ramadan. Whilst non Muslims are OK to eat …Keep in mind that this is during Ramadan. Whilst non Muslims are OK to eat and drink during the day, there may be restrictions on how openly you can do so.


Should be fine, no restrictions, even if you are muslim.
It will hot though, so go prepared..
h4music13/01/2020 07:42

Thanks for the description. What exactly can you do in Dubai?


I loved Dubai, if you’re a thrill seeker like myself you could go skydiving. This isn’t a pic of me, I missed my opportunity to book
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