At this point it is probably not a surprise to anyone that Dubai’s International Airport is the busiest airport when it comes to international passenger traffic. It is very common that friends and family of expatriates arrive to the city for a quick visit between flights. It is so accessible that arranging layovers are the easiest to schedule, and in some cases it comes in the flight package.
Hence make it a long layover and enjoy the city for a night or two, you won’t manage to visit all the promoted landmarks. However if you have researched your options properly beforehand then you may be able to tour through the attractions that are most suited for you.