Friday is a Sunday!
In Dubai, Friday is a holy day, is a free day like our Sunday.
So remember that government offices, schools, private companies and other facilities are closed Thursday and Friday, if anyone takes the phone or it's close you know why.
Shopping malls are normally open all week days.
All this changes during Ramadan opening hours get shorter and at daytime the streets empty.
Tourists have the solution to do like locals, party until late on Wednesday or Thursday and relax the day after, easy!!
ChoCo'a, a luscious chocolate lounge and coffee shop behind Mall of the Emirates (MOTE) opened until midnight. Truly worth the walk across the road in any heat. Die hard choco fans won’t have a deal to do this. It's also nice and quiet to escape the Maul at the MOTE.
Totally innovative Beligium chocolate creations, handmade and wrapped in the local factory at Al Qouz. There are mountains of choice, like tiny chocolate mousse pyramids filled with cardamom-flavoured coffee cream, diabetic and yummy sultry hot chocolate.
So big that each sector may be treated differently, we passed along China, India, Egypt, Russia, I don't know what else, always inside the same shopping mall. Wafi Center is really big, has all the common shops of western malls and reinforces the sensation that shopping is always the same, either in your street or in Dubai.
The only real difference is decoration, and the money spent to make you believe that the place where you are IS the right place to leave your money.
RTA (Road and Transport Authority) is doing a splendid job in easing traffic congestion in Dubai. They have introduced water taxis which are air conditioned. these taxis ply across the Dubai creek. the fare is affordable and experience a pleasure.
RTA is also working on the Metro Rail Project with it Green & Red Lines connecting most of Dubai Metropolis - work is in progress and expected to be completed on or before the completion time, as is the case with most of the Government projects in Dubai.
New Air Conditioned buses have been pressed in service. It is a must have experience to feel the hectic pulse of growth in Dubai. RTA Toll Free Number in Dubai 800 90 90.
Food courts in shopping centres are the best place for a budget traveler to eat. Cusine from all over the world is available in these food courts. KFC, Mc Donalds, Pizza Hut, Burger King and Subway outlets are mostly located in food courts.
Indian, Pakistani, Thai, Chinese, Italian, American, Japanes as well as Middle Eastern food are few of the options available in food courts.
Food courts in Bur Juman, Lamcy Plaza and City Centre are some of the good options to eat for budget as well as holiday traveler alike. You can try any dish. The food standard is really good so you should not worry at all. I have tried Thai, Chinese, Japanese, Lebanese, Indian, Pakistani and middle eastern cusine at food court and i was very much satisfied with quality and quantity of food.