Hi, getting really excited now - only about 6 weeks to go before hubby and I are off to Dubai!
I am in the middle of planning and booking trips and wanted to ask some advice re the following:
We'll be arriving in the early hours of Monday morning and after catching up on some sleep have got a 4-hour city tour booked for the afternoon. The question is - what to do in the evening? We could do an Al Mansour Dhow dinner cruise on the Creek (we are staying at the Hilton Dubai Creek so the departure point at the Radisson Blu would be close by) or we could ask our tour guide to drop us off at Madinat Jumeirah for an evening walk-about, a bit of shopping and dinner (and then make our own way home).
I must say, MJ does look nice lit up in the evening and I'd love some night-time shots of the Burj Al Arab all lit up in the background. Having said that, it does kind of remind me of a mini-Vegas (sorry all, I despise Vegas!) and from what I read, dining and shopping there is way over-prized... Also, we'd have to make our own way back to the hotel afterwards (remember, it'll be our first day and we will still be finding our feet).
Alternatively, the cruise looks nice and may well be the less stressful option although I am not sure just how spectacular the Creek looks at night (remember, we're staying at the Hilton so should have the Creek view from our hotel anyway) and if it's really worth doing. On the plus side, we'd have dinner included in the $50/pp price so it's most likely the cheaper option as well.
I'd really appreciate your opinions on what your preferred option would be - please, help!