Port Rating: Not Rated
first of all leaving the ship was a nightmare, took about 2 hours to collect your passport, everybody blamed RCI but it certainly isn't in their interests to hack passengers off also they want people off the ship to get ready for the next load, it was NOT RCI's fault but the port authority's.
if you are doing your own thing then pre-book a taxi - not cheap but it will save a one or two hour wait in the sun, unless Dubai port authority has got it's act together and organised the taxis as opposed to it being a free for all.
Dubai is great, plenty to see and do, taxis in and around Dubai are very cheap and you do need them.
eating out is as cheap or as expensive as you wish, for good cheap food go to the food court at the big shopping mall, good quality and extensive choice and for a major city very reasonable prices, I had an excellent soup and bread for a couple of pounds, and later had a beautiful salmon dish for about Â£6.
the burj khalifa is well worth a visit but probably only once. if you pre-book a tour it will be a quarter of the price that you will pay if you turn up on the day. you can pre-book on line before you cruise.
A must see is the fountain show at the big shopping mall, very similar but bigger to that of the Bellagio hotel in Las Vegas.
we were there for 2 days and it wasn't long enough