If you only have 1 day in Dubai, I think the schedule below might help you to visit Dubai in 1 day and have a good experience. You may travel according to the schedule I designed. or modify it to fit your itinerary.
Have fun in Dubai.
Dubai 1 day program (focus on seeing the new city of Dubai)
|2:30 p.m.||Take the Dubai Metro Red Line to Burj Khalifa/Dubai Mall station.|
|3:30 p.m.||Buy tickets to see the BurjKhalifa tower.|
|5:00 p.m.||Come down to have dinner on the 1st floor, you may choose to eat at KFC and sit and see the view of the fountain outside the restaurant for free!|
|6:30 p.m.||Watch the Dubai Fountain show for free!|
|7:30 p.m.||Take a short walk around the Dubai Mall.|
|20.30||Take the Sky Walk from Dubai Mall to the Burj Khalifa/Dubai Mall stop train station.|
|21.00||Take the Dubai Metro Red Line back to the airport, getting off at either Terminal 3 or 1.|