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8 hours between flights in Dubai--suggestions for sightseeing?

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My husband and I have 8 hours between flights (2 P.M. - 10 P.M.) in Dubai. We would like to leave the airport and do some sightseeing. What can you suggest?

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    What time of year are you going? It wll impact on what you can do as the heat is oppressive.

    I would say, jump in a taxi, drive round and look at the buildings (Dubai's main sights), perphaps stop over in Dubai creek or Jumeriah Medinat for something to eat.

    DIFC, the Marina and the Palm could be interesting to marvel at, then head for the Burj Al Arab, include a trip to downtown, Burj Dubai to see the Burj Dubai, tallest building in the world.

    The Creek will be the more authentic experience.

    If you want to do some shopping, or some skiing, there is the mall of the emirates. In my opinion, not really any different any other shop mall in the world.

    Dubai is my favourite boring place. There are not really any cultural experiences in the sandpit.

    Take a taxi rather than tour bus, the drivers from the sub-continent can tell you stories about the real Dubai. Quite interesting, though do not feel scared to speak up if you find their driving unnerving.

    I guess by the time you have actually got off the plane and have to go back through immigration, your time maybe reduced to 4/5 hours, so this may be a little much to do in that time frame.

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