Wednesday – evening arrival in Dubai. Check in to hotel and eat dinner delivered from Elli’s Kosher Kitchen. (Any hotel in the Madinat Jumeirah Complex is recommended, since you can enjoy the pool and beach at any of the hotels in the complex. It is also close to the Jewish Community of the Emirates for Shabbat)
Thursday morning – Spend the morning learning about Old Dubai, the Dubai before the discovery of oil. Dubai has been a longtime port city, and the original community was built along the Dubai Creek. Explore the Deira Gold Souk, located along the creek. Head over to the Dubai Spice Souk where you can purchase Middle Eastern spices and spice mixes. Take an Abra Taxi across the creek to the Al Ghubaiba station, and visit the Al Fahidi Souk on the way to the Dubai Museum where you will learn the history of Dubai. Enjoy a packed lunch in the plaza outside the museum, and pick up American snacks from the supermarket nearby.[Book your tours and day trips in Dubai via Viator]
Thursday afternoon and evening – Visit the Dubai Miracle Garden, filled with beautiful flower creations. For kids, there is a trampoline park within the Garden. There are also live shows weekly. Afterwards, head to the Mall of the Emirates, famous for their huge indoor ski slope. The Mall also has shopping and a family entertainment center, with an arcade, rides, bowling and a movie theatre.