Sail Date: December 2012
We arrived 4 days prior to embarkation. We explored the city including going up in the Burj Khalifa. I skied at Ski Dubai in the Emirates Mall. We took 3 excellent tours with Arabian Adventures (the Desert Safari, Grand Canyons tour and a ... Read More
We arrived 4 days prior to embarkation. We explored the city including going up in the Burj Khalifa. I skied at Ski Dubai in the Emirates Mall. We took 3 excellent tours with Arabian Adventures (the Desert Safari, Grand Canyons tour and a trip to Abu Dhabi. The ship provided a shuttle to the Dubai Mall. Read Less
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2016
Our own fault for not reading the Diario de Bordo, but we tried to walk from the ship. It is like a concentration camp. We didn't read until later that it was illegal to walk through the port (oops). We never did get out and see ... Read More
Our own fault for not reading the Diario de Bordo, but we tried to walk from the ship. It is like a concentration camp. We didn't read until later that it was illegal to walk through the port (oops). We never did get out and see the city on the first day (oh and we were ripped off by taxi getting there. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: November 2009
I have no idea why anyone would want to visit, let alone for two days--unless one is into conspicuous consumption. There were shuttle buses, but they only went to one of a variety of international style malls.
I have no idea why anyone would want to visit, let alone for two days--unless one is into conspicuous consumption. There were shuttle buses, but they only went to one of a variety of international style malls. Read Less
8 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: November 2018
Well, you love or loathe Dubai and I was the latter especially the glitzy motor-car- is king modern centre . At least Dubai drivers are considerate though. The museum is excellent and I did like the old(ish) part .
Well, you love or loathe Dubai and I was the latter especially the glitzy motor-car- is king modern centre . At least Dubai drivers are considerate though. The museum is excellent and I did like the old(ish) part . Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: October 2018
We had only 8 minutes to visit the spice souk. The museum was horrible - dark, crowded, and uninteresting. Could not enter the mosque so didn't understand the point of "visiting".
We had only 8 minutes to visit the spice souk. The museum was horrible - dark, crowded, and uninteresting. Could not enter the mosque so didn't understand the point of "visiting". Read Less
26 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2017
Many people love Dubai - it is just not for me.Big, dusty, busy and expensive with Taxi drivers doing all they can to rip you off.
Many people love Dubai - it is just not for me.Big, dusty, busy and expensive with Taxi drivers doing all they can to rip you off. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: October 2016
We took a red bus tour. Dubai is a typical noisy, crowded big city with amazing high rise building architecture. It was cool just to be there.
We took a red bus tour. Dubai is a typical noisy, crowded big city with amazing high rise building architecture. It was cool just to be there. Read Less
Sail Date: December 2011
Shopping Malls - Expensive stuff - Crowds - Traffic - Fountain Tallest building in the world - very cool. Think Las Vagas - without the booze; oh and no gambling or shows - or alcohol. Can be easily missed and you won't miss ... Read More
Shopping Malls - Expensive stuff - Crowds - Traffic - Fountain Tallest building in the world - very cool. Think Las Vagas - without the booze; oh and no gambling or shows - or alcohol. Can be easily missed and you won't miss any sleep. Other ports on this trip include Muscat and a couple of others barely worth mentioning unless you want to tour a Mosque or go to a palace, hotel or yet another Mall. Read Less
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
We didn't really rate Dubai. Although there was a lot to do, the place is a little contrived to us and felt like another version of Las Vegas without the gambling/boozing. As in Muscat, the place is dripping with money/gold but ... Read More
We didn't really rate Dubai. Although there was a lot to do, the place is a little contrived to us and felt like another version of Las Vegas without the gambling/boozing. As in Muscat, the place is dripping with money/gold but didn't feel real. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2019
Basically coach to tower, then drive to Jumareh beach, then drive to Mall of the emirates. Not great tbh, do the tower solo, too short time at the beach and the mall was pointless
Basically coach to tower, then drive to Jumareh beach, then drive to Mall of the emirates. Not great tbh, do the tower solo, too short time at the beach and the mall was pointless Read Less
8 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2019
Our guide was late and was further delayed setting off as he couldn’t find another 2 guests at another cruise ship. We were then asked where we wanted to go. Ultimately it worked out alright in the end.
Our guide was late and was further delayed setting off as he couldn’t find another 2 guests at another cruise ship. We were then asked where we wanted to go. Ultimately it worked out alright in the end. Read Less

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