25 Days Family Trip on Budget Winter Get-away in UAE

December 11, 2017 to January 06, 2018 in United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Ras Al Khaimah)

"Traveling in the company of those we love is home in motion" - Unknown


My 23rd family outing initiated and of course, usual budget do-it-yourself itinerary from arrival to departure. This trip served as the longest trip I had with my family and their 3rd trip abroad, following Winter Japan (Feb. 2015) and Winter Hongkong - Macau (Feb. 2013).

26 DAYS GENERAL BUDGET FAMILY ITINERARY IN WINTER UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (DEC 2017 - JAN 2018)
(composed of 2 adult, 1 senior citizen and 2 children (11-yr old and 5yr old)

Visa Application:

applied on 16-Nov for 4 (adults / children) =  353 AED x 4 = 1,412 AED
requirements = passport clear photocopy, passport-size color photo 1pc, birth certificate (for children)
approved visa on 21-Nov; ID90 return tickets MLA-AUH-MLA = 2,240 AED
Visa Application Total Budget: 3,652 AED

Day 0 December 11, 2017 Monday (Abu Dhabi)
afternoon departure from Manila to Abu Dhabi = 440 AED

Day 1 to Day 3 December 12 to 14, 2017 (Abu Dhabi)
mall stroll, city walk, supermarket shopping = 400 AED

25 Days Family Trip on Budget Winter Get-away in UAE

25 Days Family Trip on Budget Winter Get-away in UAE

25 Days Family Trip on Budget Winter Get-away in UAE

Day 4 December 15, 2017 Friday (Dubai)
Noon Hotel Apartment (near Mall of the Emirates) advance booking 419 AED
0500H transportation from Abu Dhabi to hotel (Dubai) 164 AED
Hotel check-in tourism fee 20 AED, breakfast 70 AED
0930H Jumeirah Public Beach and Souk (free admission) taxi 20 AED
Taxi from Jumeirah to Miracle Garden 30 AED
1230H Miracle Garden admission 3 adults * 40 + 2 child * 30 = 180 AED; snacks 100
Taxi from Miracle Garden to Global Village 50 AED
1600H Global Village admission 4 entries * 4 = 60 AED (free for 65 yrs old above)
Snacks, dinner, playtime 331 AED; Taxi to Hotel 35 AED
Total Expenses: 1,479 AED

Day 5 December 16, 2017 Saturday (Dubai)
Mall of the Emirates breakfast 122 AED; "Thor" movie watched 206 AED; RTA Tap Card 200 AED
1630H ETD Ibn Batutta Bus Station
1830H ETA Abu Dhabi; taxi to flat 15 AED
Total Expenses: 543 AED 

Day 6 to Day 11 December 17 to 22, 2017 (Abu Dhabi)
Christmas Night Mass = 425 AED

Day 12 December 23, 2017 Saturday (Dubai)
0800H Breakfast 75 AED; taxi to Grand Mosque (free admission) 35 AED; photo-ops
taxi to Al Wahda Mall 45 AED; lunch 36 AED
1345H ETD Abu Dhabi going to Desert Safari 4 adults * 135 + 1 child * 70 = 610 AED
1700H ETA Red Dune Desert Safari; 4x4 ride to desert tent, photo-ops, buffet dinner
2000H ETD Desert; 2245H ETA Abu Dhabi; taxi to flat 15 AED
Total Expenses: 816 AED

Day 13 to Day 14 December 24 to 25, 2017 (Abu Dhabi)
Christmas Night Mass, mall stroll, food trip, "Star Wars" movie 650 AED

Day 15 to Day 17 December 26 to 28, 2017 (Abu Dhabi)
mall stroll, city walk, supermarket shopping 100

Day 18 December 29, 2017 Friday (Dubai)
Aluruba Hotel (near Al Ras Metro Station) advance booking 352 AED
0800H transportation from Abu Dhabi to hotel (Dubai) 285 AED
Hotel check-in tourism fee 40 AED; transportation to Dubai Parks 36 AED; lunch 105 SED
​Dubai Parks stroll and photo-ops; Skates and snacks 122 AEDDinner 115; Lego 35 AED
Taxi to Ibn Battuta Station 60AED; Metro to Hotel
Total Expenses: 1,150 AED

Day 19 December 30, 2017 Saturday (Dubai)

Royal Ascot Hotel (near Al Fahidi Metro Station) advance booking 878 AED
Hotel check-out; Breakfast 39 AED
0930H ETD Union Square Bus Station 80 AED
1130H ETA Ras Al Khaimah; Taxi to Jebel Jais
1230H ETA Jebel Jais; Snacks 83 AED
Trekking the Jebel Jais Summit (1,934masl) 
1430H ETD Jebel Jais; meter taxi+tip 250 AED
1530H ETA RAK Bus Station
1600H ETD Ras Al Khaimah 100 AED
1800H ETA Dubai; dinner 80 AEDHotel check-in; tourism fee 20 AED
2100H Dubai Garden Glow + ice park 500 AEDSnacks 145 AEDUber to Hotel 30 AED
Total Expenses: 2,205 AED

Day 20 December 31, 2017 Sunday (Dubai)
Regent Palace Hotel (near Burjuman Metro Station) advance booking 1,074 AED
Burjuman Centre Lunch 200 AED
1300H Check-in (200) + 15 AED; Creek Station; Festival City Mall; Krispy Kreme 38 AED
1900H Burj Khalifa family viewing area; Snacks 27AED
New Years Eve Burj Khalifa lights show; Walked to Emirates Towers Station
Total Expenses: 1,354 AED

Day 21 January 01, 2018 Monday (Dubai)
​1100H Hotel Check-out; Dubai Mall lunch 112 AED
Ski rink 178 AEDSnacks 84 AED; RTA reload 140 AED
1900H ETD Al Ghubaiba Bus Terminal
2115H Abu Dhabi; Taxi to home 20 AED
Total Expenses: 534 AED

Day 22 to Day 24 January 02 to 04, 2018 Monday (Abu Dhabi)

​Souvenirs and food trips 800 AED

Day 25 January 05, 2018 Friday (Abu Dhabi)

Breakfast 80 AED; taxi to Yas Waterworld 60 AED
Yas Waterworld Entrance 75*3 + 200*2 = 625 AED; Locker + snacks 76 AED
1600H ETD Yas Waterworld; Yas Mall dinner 70 AED
"Pitch Perfect 3" movie 183 AED; taxi to home 65 AED
Total Expenses: 1,159 AED

Day 26 January 05, 2018 Saturday (Abu Dhabi)

afternoon departure from Abu Dhabi to Manila 1,534 AED

TOTAL BUDGET: 17,156 AED (for the entire 25 days)

25 Days Family Trip on Budget Winter Get-away in UAE (Dubai Metro Map with tourist spots)

     
 25 Days Family Trip on Budget Winter Get-away in UAE

25 Days Family Trip on Budget Winter Get-away in UAE

25 Days Family Trip on Budget Winter Get-away in UAE



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much of thanks for visiting the viewing deck ^_^

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