Hi...I am visiting Dubai first time in September (we are 2 families with 3 year old kids) & needed suggestions to better plan my trip.
a. For city tours, is Red bus trip better than taking a cab? Are all Red buses air conditioned? In case of Red bus, is it better to take 24hr or 48hr ticket?
b. For desert safari, is Arabian Adventures a good option or organising thru hotel be a better option?
c. Is Atlantis/Dolphin Bay a good place for kids (all of us are non-swimmers) or Dubai underwater zoo? Any other places good for kids entertainment?
d. Which malls/ areas are prominent for shopping gold (apart from gold souk) & electronics/ clothes etc (for good bargain deals)?
e. Any places at short distance from main city worth for half day tour?
f. Key attractions/ places which remain closed on Friday?