My boyfriend and I are getting married in Mauritius during a 10 night stay and then spending 5 nights in Dubai on the way home.
Where would people recommend we base ourselves in Dubai in order to see as much of it as we can. We want a luxury hotel, as this is part of our honeymoon, and we would like to do as many of the main attractions as possible - Burj Khalifa, fountains, malls, dolphin experience, possible desert safari and also spend some time just relaxing on the beach.
We're considering the Dar Al Masyaf or Al Qasr at Madinat Jumeirah. They seem centrally based and quite luxurious. Do either of these hotels seem like a good choice or are we in completely the wrong area for the activities we want to do?
Also, how easy is it to travel around Dubai to see the various sights? Is taxi best?
What about going out to eat in the evening? Are there lots of places near to the hotels I've mentioned, that are worth dining at?