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How to spend a layover in Dubai

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Dubai Airport Credit: Public Domain/mmemeiyo


Dubai international Airport is one of the busiest airports in the world by international passenger traffic, so if you ever find yourself on a Dubai layover for 4 to 12 hours there are plenty of things to do in Dubai during your stopover.
If you wish to spend the time at the airport, there are some world class restaurants, lounges, and hotels such as the Dubai international hotel at the airport which you can visit. There are shopping malls available at the airport for you to buy top quality products.

If you want to sight see, there are taxis and open-top buses that will drive you around the city available at the airport. If you are in Dubai for less than 12 hours, the good option is  rent a car in Dubai and visit few places of you choice.  Top visited places are:
  • The Burj Khalifa-the tallest building in the world standing at 829.8 meters and one of the main tourist attractions in Dubai. The building is also shadowed by the world’s largest choreographed fountain.
  • The Jumeirah Mosque- the Mosque is also open to non-Muslims. It is inscribed with beautiful Arabic calligraphy.
  • The Alserkal Avenue Arts District

If you are a fun seeker and looking for fun activities for your Dubai stopover, then here are some activities that you might like;
  • Indoor skiing at the Mall of the Emirates
  • Night crab fishing
  • Visit Gold souk for shopping

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