Keep in mind that it takes time to get around in Dubai
because traffic can be extremely slow. So with just a day in the city is the tip to stay on the same side of the Dubai Creek as the airport in the Deira district, there are many affordable hotels.
Another helpful tip is Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa. Certainly on the "wrong" side of the Dubai Creek, according to the aforementioned tips, but still. Affordable, friendly, traditional hotel with four stars.
In Dubai is very much about shopping at huge malls. Choose one, choose Dubai Mall which opened exactly a year ago and is the world's largest shoppingmall. Don't miss the Giant Aquarium.
The Dubai Mall is situated next to the world's tallest skyscraper, Burj Dubai, which will be inaugurated on January 4, is the sentence. So depending on when you visit Dubai, you can visit the viewing platform.
The tickets will be sold at the Dubai Mall.
If you take a taxi to the Dubai Mall, jump off at Al Mallah in Al Diyafah Street. The simple restaurant serves great shawarma, according to an acquaintance of mine. Haven't tried it myself.
Do you get time over so feel free to stroll around the neighborhood of Karama, the only place in Dubai where Rolex watches sold are copies. There are also cheap clothes and shoes. Would you rather swim so take a taxi to the beach. Dubai has several public beaches with fine sand and beautiful waters. You will be admitted for a small fee.