When visiting Dubai the things that have to be done
  1. Burj Khalifa at the top. Of course a must do as it is the tallest building in the world, particularly spectacular at NY
  2. Burj Al Arab, horrendously over priced but worth a look. Recommend the chocolate fountain if you go
  3. Ski in the mall. Yes, real snow and a decent sized slope. And penguins???
  4. Ride an Abra. A very cheap your of the old parts of Dubai and a good way to get to the gold souk
  5. Dinner in Souk Madinat. All your culinary needs attended to in beautiful surroundings. Recommend Pai Thai which is honestly one of the best restaurants I have ever been too
  6. Take on a Tika Puka Puka. Famously strong cocktail of fruit juices, rum and other fall down juice. Also in Souk Madinat, Trader Vics, next to the artificial but pretty canals
  7. Visit the dark side. A night out in Bur Dubai, the old part. Loads of great bands, cheap beer and dancing to be had
  8. Golf, any course, they are all great. Perfectly tended and playable for 10 out of 12 months per year
  9. Jazz at Pizza Express. One of the most technically gifted bands play from soul to jazz to rock to funk while you chomp away on solid pizza
  10. Visit kite beach, so called because that where the kite surfers play. Sunset is the backdrop for a fully illuminated Burj Al Arab. Completely free to visit and lots of food trucks, not free but good