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Re: 10 Nights in Dubai by Temmytea70(m): 3:59pm On May 23, 2018
Sapphire86:

Nope..... sadly cry

oops, so sad, i just wanted an hookup
Re: 10 Nights in Dubai by NONNYG: 4:09pm On May 23, 2018
oluwasoft:
When I got to Dubai the next morning me and bro felt like taking a stroll, we got down from the hotel so this hotel worker saw us and asked where we are going to we said we want to take a walk he laughed at us and said you can’t walk here, we did agidi and went outside omo see hot air we couldn’t last 2 minutes naso we run enter, we went to the pool that one self hot see white people tanning and happy about the warm pool, I went to the beach that one self warm, I was like na everything for here Dey hot, I couldn’t eat throughout my stay cos I’m used to typical naija food. But I saw cars I mean cars, Arabs are rich and spoilt, they are always are designer stores but they keep wearing jalabia I don’t know if it’s inside their house they wear the whole Gucci and lv, Arabs can shop their life out. I would love to visit again but that place too hot
lols, funny post, next time visit during dec, Jan or Feb
Re: 10 Nights in Dubai by oluwasoft(m): 5:26pm On May 23, 2018
NONNYG:
lols, funny post, next time visit during dec, Jan or Feb
Okay that’s better. But I think people living there are used to the hotness already. Dubai is small but too big to explore you keep seeing new things everyday
Re: 10 Nights in Dubai by luorquay: 7:42pm On May 23, 2018
Sapphire86:
..........


As all activities on this trip are gradually winding down, I can say it’s being wonderful. I really can’t wait to come back or even be a permanent resident here. Dubai has been amazing. God bless Dubai, the UAE and even Nigeria. God bless us all! smiley cool cool cool kiss

Abeg on behalf of Nigerians, can you please ask the people of Dubai if we could exchange govt for maybe a term (4years)
Re: 10 Nights in Dubai by Sapphire86(f): 8:03pm On May 23, 2018
luorquay:


Abeg on behalf of Nigerians, can you please ask the people of Dubai if we could exchange govt for maybe a term (4years)


You want them to blacklist me from entering their emirate/country? grin

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Re: 10 Nights in Dubai by luorquay: 8:16pm On May 23, 2018
Sapphire86:


So sad... could have used your employee discount.. Nna too like gist oooo tongue grin
Oya coman finish the gist joor. Why editing it for us sef?? cheesy
Re: 10 Nights in Dubai by luorquay: 8:19pm On May 23, 2018
Sapphire86:



You want them to blacklist me from entering their emirate/country? grin

No ooo. Just to borrow them so they can help us change Naija for just 4years at least
Re: 10 Nights in Dubai by Sapphire86(f): 8:29pm On May 23, 2018
luorquay:


No ooo. Just to borrow them so they can help us change Naija for just 4years at least


grin grin like they would come!!
Re: 10 Nights in Dubai by Sapphire86(f): 8:30pm On May 23, 2018
luorquay:


Oya coman finish the gist joor. Why editing it for us sef?? cheesy


No gist... maybe next time smiley
Re: 10 Nights in Dubai by luorquay: 8:36pm On May 23, 2018
Sapphire86:



grin grin like they would come!!

It would be a proposition for them to study. You can never tell wink[quote author=Sapphire86 post=67818802]


It would be a proposition for them to study. You can never tell
Re: 10 Nights in Dubai by NONNYG: 8:46pm On May 23, 2018
oluwasoft:

Okay that’s better. But I think people living there are used to the hotness already. Dubai is small but too big to explore you keep seeing new things everyday
yeah it’s part of the expo 2020
Re: 10 Nights in Dubai by chicoMX(m): 9:50pm On May 23, 2018
Phut:


OMG! Mentalities like yours (just give them #200) abound in Nigeria. That is why things such as taking vacations remain out of the reach of the average Nigerian.

Nigerians shout all day everyday about their leaders being corrupt. Yet most Nigerians are corrupt. Maybe if we all tried in our little way, to be honest in our daily dealings, Nigeria would be a better place. Be the change that you want to see. After all, little drops of water make an ocean.

Finally, the Ploiticians were once common men like you and I. They were not honest in the small things, and hence lack the ability to be honest in the big things.

#Chegharia!
I didn't even bother to read this BS! I have already been corrected. The mentions are unnecessary
Re: 10 Nights in Dubai by ManiCypher(m): 10:18pm On May 23, 2018
Ur story is not complete then, we (I) want to see a photo of u in Dubai... cool
Sapphire86:



I did, I just didn't post it..... tongue
Re: 10 Nights in Dubai by CoolFreeday(m): 11:46pm On May 23, 2018
Sapphire86:


Thank you for the accolade smiley
You're welcome.
Its not really an accolade, just saying it as it is.
Re: 10 Nights in Dubai by Gettreadyy(m): 2:36am On May 24, 2018
Sapphire86:




cheesy grin grin grin

No sex with him oooo; but if i did have sex with him or any white guy, I wouldn’t have included it. That’s my personal personal life na; not trying to write a story for the sex forum.
smart reply, i have a feeling that i’ll like like you.

like if you agree.
Re: 10 Nights in Dubai by Sapphire86(f): 6:22am On May 24, 2018
ManiCypher:
Ur story is not complete then, we (I) want to see a photo of u in Dubai... cool


tongue
This story complete die grin
Re: 10 Nights in Dubai by ManiCypher(m): 7:24am On May 24, 2018
I am UN-reading the story then grin grin
Sapphire86:



tongue
This story complete die grin
Re: 10 Nights in Dubai by Sapphire86(f): 7:49am On May 24, 2018
ManiCypher:
I am UN-reading the story then grin grin


Biko... help my ministry ooo smiley read and enjoy
Re: 10 Nights in Dubai by thefunclubenterprise(m): 5:00pm On May 24, 2018
Sapphire86:



Biko... help my ministry ooo smiley read and enjoy

Just read your story, its an interesting one, apparently I saw it at a time I was planning a trip to dubai in June or July when I get a break from business.

I had contacted wontra whom I usually book flights through and they sent me a list of three hotels, the cheapest being 232k for 7 days inclusive of visa and airport transfers. Then they got me a direct flight deal via Emirates for abt 245 or so.
Also another travel agent gave me a 400k deal for claridge hotel and Rwanda air (stop over inclusive)

I am considering taking the cheaper one (as Nigerian man wen I be), however a staff who was there in January advise I do everything myself without using agents, according to him I should secure the visa which he said cost him abt 45k, then go to booking.com where I will get deals for 10k per night around deira for 3 star hotels, that's about 70k, then I can book Rwanda air or Ethiopia air for abt 210k. making everything fall down to 325k. However I'm kind of skeptical about doing it myself as I don't want any hassles(unless it saves me some good amount then hassles can be my surname), I have never been there.

I want your advise from your experience, which should I go for, also do you have better advises for me?

I'm sure many people who you have watered their mouth with this trip will also want information relating to this.

Lastly I plan on taking only 200k for spending there aside the above costs, hope it will be enough, because my budget isn't more than 600k total.

PS: Any other person with good information can also reply, help a brother. Thank you

Re: 10 Nights in Dubai by kristonium(m): 5:39pm On May 24, 2018
Didn't waste my time!
You are good!
Great regards!
Re: 10 Nights in Dubai by nonye6194: 6:22pm On May 24, 2018
these types of personal gists about one's trip are usually the best.
thanks and hope we get to hear more gists later cheesy

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Re: 10 Nights in Dubai by NONNYG: 6:55pm On May 24, 2018
thefunclubenterprise:


Just read your story, its an interesting one, apparently I saw it at a time I was planning a trip to dubai in June or July when I get a break from business.

I had contacted wontra whom I usually book flights through and they sent me a list of three hotels, the cheapest being 232k for 7 days inclusive of visa and airport transfers. Then they got me a direct flight deal via Emirates for abt 245 or so.
Also another travel agent gave me a 400k deal for claridge hotel and Rwanda air (stop over inclusive)

I am considering taking the cheaper one (as Nigerian man wen I be), however a staff who was there in January advise I do everything myself without using agents, according to him I should secure the visa which he said cost him abt 45k, then go to booking.com where I will get deals for 10k per night around deira for 3 star hotels, that's about 70k, then I can book Rwanda air or Ethiopia air for abt 210k. making everything fall down to 325k. However I'm kind of skeptical about doing it myself as I don't want any hassles(unless it saves me some good amount then hassles can be my surname), I have never been there.

I want your advise from your experience, which should I go for, also do you have better advises for me?

I'm sure many people who you have watered their mouth with this trip will also want information relating to this.

Lastly I plan on taking only 200k for spending there aside the above costs, hope it will be enough, because my budget isn't more than 600k total.

PS: Any other person with good information can also reply, help a brother. Thank you
Do it yourself. It’s very easy, but coming here in June/July, hmmmm, the weather will be extremely hot for you.
Re: 10 Nights in Dubai by Sapphire86(f): 8:18pm On May 24, 2018
thefunclubenterprise:


Just read your story, its an interesting one, apparently I saw it at a time I was planning a trip to dubai in June or July when I get a break from business.

I had contacted wontra whom I usually book flights through and they sent me a list of three hotels, the cheapest being 232k for 7 days inclusive of visa and airport transfers. Then they got me a direct flight deal via Emirates for abt 245 or so.
Also another travel agent gave me a 400k deal for claridge hotel and Rwanda air (stop over inclusive)

I am considering taking the cheaper one (as Nigerian man wen I be), however a staff who was there in January advise I do everything myself without using agents, according to him I should secure the visa which he said cost him abt 45k, then go to booking.com where I will get deals for 10k per night around deira for 3 star hotels, that's about 70k, then I can book Rwanda air or Ethiopia air for abt 210k. making everything fall down to 325k. However I'm kind of skeptical about doing it myself as I don't want any hassles(unless it saves me some good amount then hassles can be my surname), I have never been there.

I want your advise from your experience, which should I go for, also do you have better advises for me?

I'm sure many people who you have watered their mouth with this trip will also want information relating to this.

Lastly I plan on taking only 200k for spending there aside the above costs, hope it will be enough, because my budget isn't more than 600k total.

PS: Any other person with good information can also reply, help a brother. Thank you


Hmmm I'll advise you to go with the Emirates flight of 245k, its a good price.

As for the hotel, 10k per night means its a shitty hotel or most likely a hostel where your goods are not too safe and you may have to use a shared bathroom. If you are on vacay, then live a little.

From my experience, I have never benefited from airport transfer on arrival so i would rather pay for it by using airport cabs. So, if they can guarantee pickup, then use them if not, take out the airport transfer from the package and negotiate the amount.
I think you should save yourself the hassle and let the travel agent to it. I'm a part time agent so i did mine myself but searching for hotel took time because I'm picky, I won't lie. You can do hotel yourself via booking but don't complain about the stress

But since you are going with 200k which is just about $555 or 2k AED you may not be able to shop much or tour much. I will suggest you take out 550 AED for feeding; hold 100 AED for incidentals (which you can splurge on at the airport at the end of your stay) and then the balance can be your mad money to buy anything you want to in Dubai
Re: 10 Nights in Dubai by Sapphire86(f): 8:22pm On May 24, 2018
kristonium:
Didn't waste my time!
You are good!
Great regards!

Thnx

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Re: 10 Nights in Dubai by Sapphire86(f): 8:22pm On May 24, 2018
nonye6194:
these types of personal gists about one's trip are usually the best.

thanks and hope we get to hear more gists later cheesy


tongue
Hopefully
Re: 10 Nights in Dubai by almaj: 8:26pm On May 24, 2018
[quote author=thefunclubenterprise post=67845146]

Just read your story, its an interesting one, apparently I saw it at a time I was planning a trip to dubai in June or July when I get a break from business.

I had contacted wontra whom I usually book flights through and they sent me a list of three hotels, the cheapest being 232k for 7 days inclusive of visa and airport transfers. Then they got me a direct flight deal via Emirates for abt 245 or so.
Also another travel agent gave me a 400k deal for claridge hotel and Rwanda air (stop over inclusive)

I am considering taking the cheaper one (as Nigerian man wen I be), however a staff who was there in January advise I do everything myself without using agents, according to him I should secure the visa which he said cost him abt 45k, then go to booking.com where I will get deals for 10k per night around deira for 3 star hotels, that's about 70k, then I can book Rwanda air or Ethiopia air for abt 210k. making everything fall down to 325k. However I'm kind of skeptical about doing it myself as I don't want any hassles(unless it saves me some good amount then hassles can be my surname), I have never been there.

I want your advise from your experience, which should I go for, also do you have better advises for me?

I'm sure many people who you have watered their mouth with this trip will also want information relating to this.

Lastly I plan on taking only 200k for spending there aside the above costs, hope it will be enough, because my budget isn't more than 600k total.

PS: Any other person with good information can also reply, help a brother. Thank you

Since you are a first timer, why not use Emirates vacation? They will give you affordable package of your choice which includes ticket, visa, hotel, airport transfers and tours. I used them in the past and found them affordable and efficient.
Re: 10 Nights in Dubai by thefunclubenterprise(m): 10:20pm On May 24, 2018
NONNYG:
Do it yourself. It’s very easy, but coming here in June/July, hmmmm, the weather will be extremely hot for you.

That's a factor to consider, but honestly that's when I have free time.

I'm guessing August will be hot as well?

Maybe i will give it a try doing everything myself, if that will save me about 50-100k from the look of things, I can add that to my grooving money when I arrive
Re: 10 Nights in Dubai by thefunclubenterprise(m): 10:27pm On May 24, 2018
Sapphire86:



Hmmm I'll advise you to go with the Emirates flight of 245k, its a good price.

As for the hotel, 10k per night means its a shitty hotel or most likely a hostel where your goods are not too safe and you may have to use a shared bathroom. If you are on vacay, then live a little.

From my experience, I have never benefited from airport transfer on arrival so i would rather pay for it by using airport cabs. So, if they can guarantee pickup, then use them if not, take out the airport transfer from the package and negotiate the amount.
I think you should save yourself the hassle and let the travel agent to it. I'm a part time agent so i did mine myself but searching for hotel took time because I'm picky, I won't lie. You can do hotel yourself via booking but don't complain about the stress

But since you are going with 200k which is just about $555 or 2k AED you may not be able to shop much or tour much. I will suggest you take out 550 AED for feeding; hold 100 AED for incidentals (which you can splurge on at the airport at the end of your stay) and then the balance can be your mad money to buy anything you want to in Dubai


Thanks dear, yea the Emirates is a good deal to be honest, I will reply them to take out the airport transfer and breakfast (unless it comes with my hotel rooms as complimentary).
I'm Not much of a shopping person, what do I want to buy again, I just want to go somewhere I can relax and enjoy a few days away from work, go for sight seeing and stuff. However I will always have reserves in my mastercard if anything out of the budget comes up.
550 Aed is about 55k right? That will definitely cover feeding my dummy budget was ( 50k feeding, 50k transport, 100k miscellaneous)

For the hotel I just did a test on booking, got some really nice places around 17k - 20k

Now I'm really confused you are asking me to use agents the other gentleman who resides there is asking I do it myself grin
Re: 10 Nights in Dubai by BLAQUEWELSH: 11:54pm On May 24, 2018
Sapphire86:



Awwwwww.... thnx

Have a toblerone for the day na.. grin

@MetaPhysical did you have to tell us you went to France before talking about Toblerone? Just banter. lol
@Sapphire86 have you tried ATKINS' range of choc? sorry i wrote it in caps......that is the bomb for me - they got different genres i'll say fruit mix, pure dark choc...heavenly i swear.. way better than toblerone......Dubai must have it i hope. Atkins! Atkins!!
Try it and become addicted
Re: 10 Nights in Dubai by BLAQUEWELSH: 12:27am On May 25, 2018
You can you make your trip immediately after world cup? That very 15th of July
Some people went to Russia you know grin grin wink wink wink

Anyway your name sounds like a business name
from my research, there are co-existing rooms you can get for 5k/6k
dont do Rwanda- layover in Congo - plus i heard Ebola is in congo atm, Why not Kenya instead? I got a 24hour Layover in Kenya to/fro and i already booked a 24 hour tour plus nightlife before my next day flight
you know 1 layover reduces ur cost too. Make it fun
Really i need a Nigerian companion just to compare tourism research papers
I did mine by myself visa is just about $100 could be less thats for the 2 weeks travel allowance one
i got an app for my everyday in dubai to fix me up
Unfortunately i'm not a good writer, so no one should ask me but @Sapphire86 i'm going have weirder fun than you babe, just name it - the app helps you book multiple events and gives up to 60%- 70% discounts mid-summer
Going be lit and i'm not going spend more than $2000 wink


thefunclubenterprise:


Just read your story, its an interesting one, apparently I saw it at a time I was planning a trip to dubai in June or July when I get a break from business.

I had contacted wontra whom I usually book flights through and they sent me a list of three hotels, the cheapest being 232k for 7 days inclusive of visa and airport transfers. Then they got me a direct flight deal via Emirates for abt 245 or so.
Also another travel agent gave me a 400k deal for claridge hotel and Rwanda air (stop over inclusive)

I am considering taking the cheaper one (as Nigerian man wen I be), however a staff who was there in January advise I do everything myself without using agents, according to him I should secure the visa which he said cost him abt 45k, then go to booking.com where I will get deals for 10k per night around deira for 3 star hotels, that's about 70k, then I can book Rwanda air or Ethiopia air for abt 210k. making everything fall down to 325k. However I'm kind of skeptical about doing it myself as I don't want any hassles(unless it saves me some good amount then hassles can be my surname), I have never been there.

I want your advise from your experience, which should I go for, also do you have better advises for me?

I'm sure many people who you have watered their mouth with this trip will also want information relating to this.

Lastly I plan on taking only 200k for spending there aside the above costs, hope it will be enough, because my budget isn't more than 600k total.

PS: Any other person with good information can also reply, help a brother. Thank you
Re: 10 Nights in Dubai by BLAQUEWELSH: 12:46am On May 25, 2018
@sapphire86 ure an agent is this story a lure or marketing strategy? wink both are right and its really good

yeah ure right about shared facilities but some my foreign pals used a place and said it was really cool, safe and informal
no airport shuttle stuff - said cab or red nol card was better, buffet breakfast etc
its an adventure so i'm sharing my notes for criticisms
Sapphire86:



Hmmm I'll advise you to go with the Emirates flight of 245k, its a good price.

As for the hotel, 10k per night means its a shitty hotel or most likely a hostel where your goods are not too safe and you may have to use a shared bathroom. If you are on vacay, then live a little.

From my experience, I have never benefited from airport transfer on arrival so i would rather pay for it by using airport cabs. So, if they can guarantee pickup, then use them if not, take out the airport transfer from the package and negotiate the amount.
I think you should save yourself the hassle and let the travel agent to it. I'm a part time agent so i did mine myself but searching for hotel took time because I'm picky, I won't lie. You can do hotel yourself via booking but don't complain about the stress

But since you are going with 200k which is just about $555 or 2k AED you may not be able to shop much or tour much. I will suggest you take out 550 AED for feeding; hold 100 AED for incidentals (which you can splurge on at the airport at the end of your stay) and then the balance can be your mad money to buy anything you want to in Dubai

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Re: 10 Nights in Dubai by Sapphire86(f): 6:44am On May 25, 2018
thefunclubenterprise:


Thanks dear, yea the Emirates is a good deal to be honest, I will reply them to take out the airport transfer and breakfast (unless it comes with my hotel rooms as complimentary).
I'm Not much of a shopping person, what do I want to buy again, I just want to go somewhere I can relax and enjoy a few days away from work, go for sight seeing and stuff. However I will always have reserves in my mastercard if anything out of the budget comes up.
550 Aed is about 55k right? That will definitely cover feeding my dummy budget was ( 50k feeding, 50k transport, 100k miscellaneous)

For the hotel I just did a test on booking, got some really nice places around 17k - 20k

Now I'm really confused you are asking me to use agents the other gentleman who resides there is asking I do it myself grin


First of all, always book a stay with complimentary breakfast..

Secondly, even if you are going to book yourself, do use 17-20k hotels, but whatever your preference is sha. If you aren't someone who likes a good hotel, then book yourself (good hotels are a must for me)

You and your naira conversions lolz
Since you aren't into shopping, your budget is aiight. You are good to go. But limit the number of people you tell you are travelling to because they won't understand that Dubai is expensive, they would just be demanding.
I did that this time, and I enjoyed taking care of me (but still got things for a few people)

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