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What to do on Thurs/Friday?

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Preston
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What to do on Thurs/Friday?

I am going to be in Dubai soon and my stay will extend to Thursday and Friday. I understand that this is the weekend in Dubai and that most places will be closed. Does anyone know which places wont be closed and what could a family with young children do on these days. Would the Wild Wadi and safari/creek tours operate on the weekend? or anything else. Are the malls open on the weekend?

The Land That Time...
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1. Re: What to do on Thurs/Friday?

How did you come to understand that most places will be closed? Dubai is a 6 and 1/2 day city. Only Friday morning is quiet.

somewhere
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2. Re: What to do on Thurs/Friday?

As mentioned everything is open on Thursday and most of Friday. I arrived in Dubai last month for Thursday and Friday with a small child all the souks, shops, parks etc were all open.

Dubai, UAE
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3. Re: What to do on Thurs/Friday?

In fact, more and more is opening on a Friday morning too. Thursday is a totally normal day here (if you can describe anything as normal here!).

Preston
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4. Re: What to do on Thurs/Friday?

My cuz was there about a year ago and told us that everything is closed on a friday.

somewhere
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5. Re: What to do on Thurs/Friday?

Maybe for Friday Prayers - some shops may be closed a.m. but they most certainly re-open.