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In the past few years, UAE has become a popular stopover for long haul flights, with DXB becoming the worlds busiest international passenger hub in 2015. When booking your long haul flight a quick modification of your search can yield a longer stopover for the same price. An eight hour stopover in our case, was long enough to leave the airport and get around a see one of the newest cities in the world.
The easiest way to see the city is to prepare a list/route and grab a taxi to take around. On our visit we landed in the small hours of the morning but managed to board a night tour with commentary from a nearby Hotel. Whizzing through the streets, translating the commentary for a bus full of South American students, these are some of the sights we squeezed in:
Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world - By day offers afternoon tea on the 123rd Floor / observatory, by evening the water show or by night a simply stunning lit up structure - sure to be one of the highlights of your stopover.