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Dubai holiday advice
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Girlsnightin · 03/02/2019 16:33

Thinking of booking a holiday. Any tips or must see places or things to avoid?

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WinterHeatWave · 03/02/2019 16:53

Dont go in high summer. It is blisteringly hot.

Burj Khalifa is worth a look. Never been up it. The fountain display at the bottom is spectacular if you can time it.

A speedboat trip out round the coast gets you to many of the famous landmarks.

The aquarium in Dubai mall is impressive - even if just to walk past the front.

A trip out into the desert.

Abu Dhabi - several theamed parks (Ferrari, Lego, water) if any of those suit the age ranges you are going with, plus the grand mosque.

My kids adored the very very cheap boat trip across Dubai Creak. There are some souks on the far side worth exploring.

Global Village, if you are there when it is open.

I'm sure there is more!

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noenergy · 05/02/2019 17:17

Definitely avoid the summer. Far too hot.

So much to do there. Are you going with kids?

Must do's:
Dessert safari
Burj Khalifa and musical fountain
Dubai mall aquarium
Tea at Burj al Arab
Abra ride across the creek
Dinner dhow cruise
Monorail ride to the Palm
Dubai Parks theme parks
Waterparks

Lots more for kids

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