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What do we do in Dubai?

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What do we do in Dubai?

Hi Guys,

Will be stopping in Dubai for 10 hours during the day when I return to the UK at the end of this month with my boyfriend. What can we do while we are there? We want to leave the airport but don't want to go too far & don't have a massive budget! Also, is all the scaremongering about holding hands etc true?

Thanks for your help...!

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1. Re: What do we do in Dubai?

Just sit in the airport, you can hold hands safely. Drink water from the fountains in the toilets and nibble on the complimentary nuts you got on the plane.

Dubai is not worth the fuss for 10 hours, theres nowt to do ,its only for mega rich posers, its too hot and the police are everywhere.They lock up dolphins and penguins!

Oh, the foods rubbish too,,,

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2. Re: What do we do in Dubai?

If you can check through to UK, you have about 7 hours to go into Dubai. It will take you around 1-1.5 hours to get out of the airport and 1.5 hours to be back before your flight leaves.

In 7 hours you can take a taxi and have a drive around Dubai, visit a Mall, go to Burj Khalifa or have a swim in the sea or eat something.

As you are neither dolphins or penguins you will not be arrested as long as you behave.

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3. Re: What do we do in Dubai?

Maxthewax thanks for your helpful advice... not!

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4. Re: What do we do in Dubai?

What time of day ?

Which day of the week ?

You have time to see quite a bit - is there anything you particularly want to see ?

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5. Re: What do we do in Dubai?

I recommend the downtown area. Go to the observatory on the 124th floor of the Bhurj Khalifa, stroll through the Dubai Mall, have a meal, visit the aquarium, see the fountain shows (in the evening), etc. The travel time from the airport should be approx 20mins each way.

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6. Re: What do we do in Dubai?

Now come on Sarah, your question is hardliest the most specific!

How about i ask you one-

Hi, my mate and I are going to Perth, what can we do in 10 hours on a tight budget and what are the rules with Aboriginal people etc?

Sound daft?

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7. Re: What do we do in Dubai?

Maxthewax, your a jerk!

Edited: 09 April 2013, 23:00
Wol
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8. Re: What do we do in Dubai?

Having read some of your other posts I take it back, your not a jerk! You should do stand-up

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9. Re: What do we do in Dubai?

Fair enough maxthewax you make a point but if I'm asking for advice you should just either give me some HELPFUL advice or not bother writing anything if you don't think the question is clear enough.

Thanks vbh812 you were much more helpful! :)

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10. Re: What do we do in Dubai?

I would say you have two options:

1) See the older part of Dubai: you can go to the Al Fahidi Fort Museum, then wander through the fabric souk, take a boat ride to Deira and take a look around the spice market and gold market, grab a cab to the Park Hyatt for a bite and a drink then head to the airpot.

2) See the newer, shinier part of Dubai and head to the downtown Burj Khalifa area and do the mall, fountains, go up the Burj Khalifa etc. as stated above

3) Jump in a taxi, book it for the set 5 hour time period and ask them to drive you around town to the marina, see the Burj Al Arab/Madinat Jumeirah and then back to the Burj Khalifa. This will of course involve a fair bit of driving and you'll see things in a whirl but get an idea of the city.

4) Jump on the metro from the airport and let it take you all the way to the marina and hop on and off wherever something takes your fancy (e.g. Mall of the Emirates ski slope, Dubai Mall/Burj Khalifa). The metro is cheap and easy and very safe.

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