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With my 5yr old. Hotel oder AirBnB (for example)?

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With my 5yr old. Hotel oder AirBnB (for example)?

Hi.

Dubai Holidays number 3 are going to happen in April 2019. Nothing booked so far. But this time I´m going to take my 5 year old daughter with me for the first time.

Hotel seems to be the wrong option. Maybe a Appartment with own kitchen, fridge etc would be better. I did some research on hometogo and airbnb. In the end there where prices from 30€ up to 500€ per night. My budget is more like 30 to 75€ per night.

What are your experiences with private appartments? Especially with kids.

And is Deira the best location for me and my daughter? I liked it a lot in Deira. Very nice area, but with a kid?

Short:

When: April 2019

Duration: 10 Days (9 nights)

Who: Dad with 5yr daughter

Where: Deira?

Budget: Low budget. Last 2 times was around 800€ per person with Emirates flight (about 450 Flight, 350 Hotel)

What: Kid friendly entertainment, Waterparks, Zoo, Legoland...

Thanks :)

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1. Re: With my 5yr old. Hotel oder AirBnB (for example)?

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4. Re: With my 5yr old. Hotel oder AirBnB (for example)?

eeeh..what?

No one has to do research for me. I just what to know your experiences with a 5yr old. hotel or appartment.

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5. Re: With my 5yr old. Hotel oder AirBnB (for example)?

Not sure about the previously rude post. I think this is a matter of preference. I like hotels because they offer things that kids tend to enjoy like a swimming pool, kids club etc. Deira seems far from a lot of the main tourist attractions, but it’s again what you prefer.

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6. Re: With my 5yr old. Hotel oder AirBnB (for example)?

No need for the language. Plus, 90% of posters on here don’t do any self research before asking questions I’m certain! The OP was polite, unlike you......they said ‘hi & thank you’, that gets my vote straight away, manners should get replies, but not ones like in #1&2. They were after all asking for other people’s experiences.

OP, sorry I can’t really help, but with a five year old, my vote would be for an appartment as much more flexibility. I don’t know if there are any apartments that have the kids club facilities like the hotels can offer, maybe someone can enlighten you. Good luck :-)

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7. Re: With my 5yr old. Hotel oder AirBnB (for example)?

--- Edit: Thank you "Takingoffnow". The "flexibility" is my most important point. But maybe we wouldnt use it that much?! I don´t know that in advance. I know more about that after we are back from dubai :D ---

You´re absolutly right. "Matter of preference". But I never been to dubai with a small kid. So its hard to compare for me. We had Al Garhoud and Deira the last two times. So we were used to the metro and taxi. We have been there because of the lower prices.

And you´re also right with swimming and kids club. I only searched for rooms with pool...but hotel with my 5 year old? Ok in the end we will stay there only for sleeping, refreshing, swimming and maybe breakfast. My first thought was that a private room would be better with the possibilty of cooking and using the supermarkets instead the expesive hotel food

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8. Re: With my 5yr old. Hotel oder AirBnB (for example)?

Ok to make it clear. Here is a pic of Expedias Hotel Map that match my budget:

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You can see the big gap between Old Dubai and "New Dubai". All our attractions require some driving if staying in deira like mentioned here before by some members. What exactly is the best area with kids? I have to do some endless research.

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9. Re: With my 5yr old. Hotel oder AirBnB (for example)?

This may sound a really random suggestion, but have you considered the couchsurfing sites?

I'm not suggesting you and the little one sleep on a sofa in a random house, but through sites like those there are temporary home shares which may work for you. Who knows, if it works out there may even be a playmate for your child...

Airbnb also offer decent options for home share/private room. Just make sure they follow Airbnb's Dubai specific regulations for responsible hosting (ie are registered accordingly as a host, rather than a private landlord).

Hotel apartments are everywhere too, especially Al Barsha. You'd be surprised how much value you can find if you shop around, and a lot depends on the itinerary you're looking for activity wise. For example, no use having an apartment in JLT if everything you're looking to do is Old Dubai or Downtown.

Booking com tends to have more than a fair share of hotel apartments, but also search for hotels with 'suites' in the name.

I'm happy to offer any advice I can, although not much use on the 5 year old part of the question, sorry.

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