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Old 07-30-2007, 12:03 PM
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If you have more than 24 hours, try the "sand surfing". You will need long pants, shorts don't work too well AND then you can go snow skiing. An in-door single run was just finished about a year ago.

Go to the Souks (markets). There are spice, perfume and gold souks all within walking distance from one another.

Great Duty-free shopping at the airport. If you win one of the cars (each ticket is about $100) they will deliver it anywhere in the world at no additional charge.

Lots to see and many fine places to eat and drink. Dubai is "wet".
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Old 10-05-2018, 11:22 AM
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Lots to see and many fine places to eat and drink. Dubai is "wet".
Sorta wet, really. One thing you can't as a visitor do is stroll into a liquor store and buy a 6 pack of beer. There are liquor stores, but you can't shop there unless you have a resident visa. So, if you want to have something in your room, hit duty free as you exit the airport. Or you could take a cab to Abu Dhabi or Um al Quain where a non resident can shop in the liquor stores.
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According to this article, tourists can get a license on the spot. Either way, it's not worth driving around to another Emirate via cab just to purchase alcohol. Duty-free upon entry or just get it at the hotel for a bit more.

https://www.thenationalnews.com/uae/...ubai-1.1082285
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