Michelle from dnatatravel shares her Deal Of The Week with The Ticket team. But we’re going to change it up a bit. You now have to guess the place Michelle is talking about. Take it away Michelle!
How long are we going to be sitting on a plane for to get here?
We are going to be sitting on a flight for 7 hours and 20 minutes!
How the temperature when we’re looking to go?
We are travelling to this city in peak time – expect sunny skies and 28 degrees.
When are we looking to go/why?
This is a great deal for Eid or summer travel. Like I mentioned it is beautiful weather during our summer months, so it’s a great option to escape the heat. This is also a very family friendly destination, there are theme parks and beautiful nature
Has this place been in the news recently/what for?
This city was just named in the top 5 least expensive cities for accommodation – joining it on the list was Skopje, Macedonia; Tirana, Albania; Antalya, Turkey; Sofia, Bulgaria.
The same article cites the top 5 Most Expensive Cities which were:
- Monte-Carlo, Monaco
- St Tropez, France
- Reykjavik, Iceland
- San Francisco, USA
- New York, USA
Getting off the beaten track here – the top 5 things you must do whilst here
1. Head to Bukit Bintang which is regarded as the trendiest district in this city – you can expect grand shopping centres & clothes boutiques amongst the five-star hotels, restaurants and clubs.
2. One of my favourite things of this city is it’s amazing street food – expect fresh seafood and delicious curries like Penang on the menu. It is a majority Muslim country so very easy for travellers to find Halal food.
3. If you are travelling with the kids, you might like to visit the Perdana Botanical Gardens where you might spot a monkey or unique species of butterflies.
4. Visit the Batu Caves which are limestone caves located away from the bustling city centre – once you arrive you will climb the 272 steps that lead to the temple museum
5. Join a private guide for a personalized tour of Malacca on this full-day trip. Learn about the former Portuguese, Dutch and British colony during the 2-hour drive from the city. You’ll have lunch and explore Chinese and Hindu buildings in the World Heritage–listed town located on the Straits of Malacca.
Top 3 phrases we should learn before we travel there:
1. Can you tell me where the main square is – anda boleh beritahu saya di mana dataran utama adalah
2. How much is the spagetti bolognaise – Berapa bolognaise spagetti yang
3. Why do you not have any fridge magnets? – Mengapa kamu tidak mempunyai magnet peti sejuk?
What would the stereotypical tourist look to tick off their list here?
A trip to this city isn’t complete without a visit to the iconic Petronas Towers.
Are there any areas that are best avoided?
I have some things that are best avoided, these are:
- Avoid taxis that don’t use a metre
- Going to the wrong terminal. Kuala Lumpur has 2 terminals that are about a 20 minute drive from each other
- Like any busy city, there are some muggings of tourists that are reported. Make sure you look confident, walk with purpose and pay attention to your surroundings
If you haven’t guessed already – we are going to Kuala Lumpur!
Break down the trip:
We are flying Emirates into Kuala Lumpur from DXB so you can choose from the 3am flight which will land at 2:30pm or you can opt for the day flight which leaves Dubai at 10:25am and lands into KL at 10pm.
Once you arrive you’ll be staying at the Berjaya Times Square hotel which is an amazing hotel for families – this deal is for a Club Premier room which includes breakfast daily and special club benefits which include free wifi, all day tea, coffee, juices and nibbles at the club lounge, check in and check out at any time.
The hotel is connected to the Berjaya Mall which features an indoor theme park for kids. The hotel also has a swimming pool, spa and playground for children.
If you’re not travelling with kids and want to get out of the hotel and explore the city, it is located just 2 minutes walk from the Bukit Bintang and a 3 minute mono rail ride to the Petronas Tower.
You’ll be staying for 4 nights but only paying for 3. The return flight is at 7pm in the evening which is when the late check out comes in handy.
The offer is valid from now until 31 August 2017. All of this is coming in at AED 3,200
Do we need a visa?
Malaysia offers 90 day visa free for all EU citizens, Australia, South Africa, GCC nations, Lebanon, Egypt. If you’re not on this list then you’ll most likely be eligible for the 30 day visa free.
Do we need jabs?
Malaysia has had some reports of Zika. Also make sure your routine vaccines are up to date + Hep A and Typhoid. Always contact your travel doctor before travelling.