Thanks everyone for all the help over the past few days! I was so puzzled, and finally I've decided what I'm doing! I went with a TA and ended up getting a much better deal!
I have one final decision to make though that I would like everyone's help with!
I have the choice to do a 1 hour or 9ish hour stop over in Dubai overnight! Would it be worthwhile taking the 9 hours and explore the city overnight? Or is it worth it?
Thanks again guys! I'm so happy I made this decision!