We are considering staying on QE2 , is there much in walking distance... shops, sightseeing, food etc?
Check out the many websites about the QE2 and the area it’s located in, one I’ve just read tells how long it takes to drive by car to attractions (QE2.com.)Dubai is over 50 ml long so many places require transport of some kind, tram, metro or taxi, only a few are within walking distance of each other. Google maps help tremendously, take a look on street view for eg and look for what’s around.Edited: 11 May 2018, 18:29
Nothing within walking distance of QE2, especially if you will be there between end of April to end of October - too hot to walk far.
Taxi will be your only option as you are not close to a metro station either on the plus side taxis are safe, clean, metered and cheaper than UK
I think you might find one or two nights on QE2 is sufficient combined with a more conveniently located hotel for other nightsEdited: 11 May 2018, 20:17
Thanks. Only considering a night or two and don't wanna be locked in to QE2 for all meals and entertainment. I see Carrefour, Maccas and a few small cafes are not far away but not sure of crossing major roads? Is it ok to cross anywhere or must use pedestrian crossings if/where available? Taxi is always an option, just don't wanna stay in a "dead" area. We have a free night accom in downtown and tossing up whether to stay longer there or move to another area? Just tossing up ideas...
You have to use pedestrian crossings - jaywalking is illegal.
'You can see' Carrefour and it looks as though it's not too far away - you won't want to walk there though and you'll be getting a taxi
On our way to the main bus station in Dubai a couple of weeks ago, the QE2 was visible from the road. Apart from a busy highway and a small mall with a Carrefour there was was nothing that I could see, that would be of any interest within the local area. You will reliant on taxis as both the nearest metro stop and bus station are too far away, plus the obstacle of navigating a busy highway.Edited: 12 May 2018, 19:08
Thanks all, it seems a bit isolated as I expected. Maybe our last night there will do just for the experience? We will think it over, cheers.
Don't know when you're visiting but the hotel website mentions a shuttle service 'coming soon.'
I think there was probably more happening around the QE2 when it went to the Falklands war than it its present location 😄
I'd suggest one night, to say you've done it, then spend time in a more happening location.