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Top Ten Travel Tips
1. Accommodations: hotels range from budget to 7+++ star we booked through Amex travel
2. Arts & culture (music, galleries, festivals, ruins): Deira Spice Souq, Gold Souq,Heritage House, coffee houses and sheesha lounges, Art Dubai art fair (check Time Out Dubai),Bab-al Sham, Dhow cruise
3. Back to nature: Jumeriah Open Beach, Desert Safaris (dune bashing), Umm Suqeim Beach,
4. Cheap eats: Most of the restaurants in the Deira neighborhood are cheap and delicious, try the amazing assortment of dates, figs, almonds, hummus and homemade bread is served abundantly
5. Comic relief: Ski Dubai Mall of the Emirates – indoor ski slopes
6. Good people watching: Souqs are local markets lots of interesting characters, the malls are a destination experience
7. Health & safety tip: Felt extremely safe just honor local customs, don’t drink and drive = jail time
8. Magical moment, quintessential travel moment: Amazing food and the architecture is stunning whimsical (burial-Arab), ultra modern and traditional (Bastakia Quarter, Bur Dubai)
9. Salons/spas: Great hotels/amazing spas
10. Shopping: Dubai Mall (indoor aquarium),Deira & Bur Dubai souqs (bargains: perfumes, spices, gold), Wafi Mall (gemstones), Souq Madinat Jumeriah, Mall of Emirates, Sharjah