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Layover in Dubai

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1. Posted by cplford (Budding Member 98 posts) 9y

I will be having an 11 hour layover in Dubai on 13 April. Any suggestions about what to do to fill the day?

2. Posted by faisalr (Budding Member 19 posts) 9y


1. From the airport go for a desert safari.. they start at 4:00pm and finish by 9:00pm.
2. Visit global village ( - Its having world cultures on display
3. Malls: Ibn Batuta (great architecture) or Mall Of emirates (
4. Heritage Village in Bur Dubai - Its having all local cultures on display

Please be informed Dubai Int'l Airport is in the city and in normal traffic conditions u r just 10 minutes away from the city center.



3. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3742 posts) 9y

Bur Dubai and the area around Dubai Creek are interesting places to wander around for a few hours. I hired a boat and did a trip down the creek which was fun and you get to see all the interesting architecture along the water.

4. Posted by Paul3879 (Respected Member 212 posts) 9y

WOW - I wish I had read this post 15 months ago! I spent 11 hours in the airport drinking expensive water, but I did borrow a kind Japanese mans' laptop so that passed a few hours! Good old Travellers Point has an answer for everything!
Sorry that I have nothing constructive to say.

5. Posted by cplford (Budding Member 98 posts) 9y

Thanks very much everyone - really useful advice!