The Perfect Day in Dubai
You'll want to pack your day. You can sleep when you leave. Start out early with a swim in the Arabian Sea, criss-cross Dubai Creek on an abra and amble the souqs and labyrinthine Bastakiya before breakfast at Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding. Stroll to Shindagha, then soak up history at the superb Dubai Museum. Taxi to sumptuous Dubai Mall for lunch with Burj Khalifa views and shopping. Indulge in afternoon tea then hit Bahri Bar for sundowners, Special Ostadi Restaurant for the saffron rice and lamb curry, and Stereo Arcade for dancing.