Dubai is an amazing destination to visit and it can also be built into your trip to the far east or the Maldives as a short stopover. Dubai is known for its opulence, modern architecture, shopping malls and amazing nightlife and there's plenty to do. How about a visit to the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world? Below the Burj Khalifa there are nightly choreographed fountains, set to music. There's plenty of places to stay and even more place to eat out plus it's one of the easiest cities to get around with the driverless Dubai Metro spanning the city.
If you want to get out of the modern city there's the Old Town just over the river or get out into the desert for camel trekking, quad biking, jeep safaris and more. There's also waterparks, beaches and even skiing (indoors of course). Loads to do on quick stop over or take your time with a longer break.