Our first stop was Dubai, with only 24 hours here we checked into our hotel and went for a wander
We walked around the older district with spice and gold shops, it was cooler than I thought it would be, lucky for us as 3 of our 4 bags were missing when we arrived( still waiting 4 days later and hoping they turn up with all our ski gear and warm clothes for Europe)
Then we headed to the Dubai mall to check out the aquarium
Public transport was really easy and kind of wished we had another couple of days there but I only booked 24 hours as a break for the long trip ( 20 hours flying just to get here). Dubai mall was actually really interesting, we didn't t buy much just food but there was much more here to look at than I expected - music fountains, old style traditional looking areas, sculptures kids could touch to play a tune ,and an amazing lolly shop!
If we had an extra day we would have gone to some of the outdoor parks and museums.
Now we are off to winter.