It was a rather quick flight back to Dubai (7ish hours) - we landed around 4am just ahead of the morning rush. It felt odd seeing the airport so "empty". By the time we cleared immigration our bags where already revolving around the belt.
It was too early to take the metro to our hotel so we took a taxi. As we where arriving so early we had contacted the hotel in advance to move our last days breakfast move to this morning. We were allocated a temporary room to sleep too before getting a little mini apartment upgrade later that afternoon.
After a wonderful rest by the pool, temperature where high 30s, we freshened up and headed to the Dubai Mall. This place is massive. We spent 5 hours there, covered only two floors. Had dinner in Vapianos and watched the dancing fountain. Everything you could ever dream of is under it's roof. Last year we had to take a bus connection from the mall metro station, but over the last year they've build an air conditioned walkway, which must be at least 1.5km long. It's takes a good 15 mins to reach the mall. Thankfully it has moving walkways.
We popped over to the Ibis hotel opposite ours for a drink at sublime lounge. We had to take a taxi as it was too warm to walk. Only €1 or so. Then we ventured into our packed hotel nightclub before calling it a night.