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11 hours stopover in Dubai

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11 hours stopover in Dubai

I will be arriving in Dubai at 7:20 on Saturday 26 April and leaving again at 6pm. As I have never been to Dubai before I am eager to get advice on the best things to do and a possible itinerary. All help will be appreciated.

Also does anyone know if there are showers available in Dubai airport for transit passengers?

Thanks in advance for any help and guidance.

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1. Re: 11 hours stopover in Dubai

You will be out if the airport at around 8.30 and could head to Dubai mall for breakfast and a trip up Burj Khalia ( book a ticket on line for around 10.30am on line 30 days before you go to get the 125 dirham price - showing up on the day will cost you 400 dirham)

Then come down and jump in a taxi for the souks ( be aware that they don't open till 4pm if your day is a Friday and there will be no point going if the day is a Friday)

You need to be back at the airport around 2 hours before your onward flight and 3 hours if you want to take a shower in departures

There are public showers in departures or you could pay around £9 and get access to GForce health club in the airport hotel - you access this from departures and the showers are much nicer than the public ones with towels provided.

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2. Re: 11 hours stopover in Dubai

Can anyone advise if there are safe deposit boxes at Dubai airport? For example, to store photographic and computer equipment? I know there is a left luggage facility at the airport. Is it safe and reliable for high value goods (I am sure they have a disclaimer about "storage being at customers risk, etc") ?

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3. Re: 11 hours stopover in Dubai

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