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Dubai Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, December 2014

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Dubai has transformed in the last 100 years from a port town to the largest city in the United Arab Emirates, and a center for great shopping, glitz and glamor and high romance. With tall skyscrapers filling the skyline, this is where Tiger Woods famously teed up from the helipad of the tallest hotel in the world – the Burj Al Arab Sailboat Hotel. Of course, one of the major draws to Dubai is the desert, where you can get in touch with more traditional Arab customs, such as belly dancing and camel riding, or if you’re feeling really adventurous, take a 4x4 through the dunes.

Day 1: Culture and Shopping

Make your way over to the Dubai Museum to take in four millennium’s-worth of discoveries. After learning about how Dubai transformed from a small fishing town to the business hub it is today, take an abra across to Deira. This water taxi is a well-used form of transport and will give you a great opportunity to take in the sights of the city as you cruise across the creek. Make the most of the many souqs (markets) in Deira to haggle for anything from a belly dancing uniform to a block of gold!

Day 2: Day trip to the East Coast

This fantastic tour will give a real taste of what the United Arab Emirates is like outside of Dubai – starting at the Oasis of Al Dhaid and quickly taking in the picturesque Hajar mountains. During your journey you’ll stop at several small fishing villages and markets, and be presented with opportunity to swim in the Indian Ocean, as well as making it to Al Badiyah – the oldest mosque in the Emirates.

Day 3: Dubai Desert Tour

Blasting through the dunes in a 4x4 vehicle and sandboarding, watching the sun set across the Arabian desert – these are the things that people dream of when they think of Dubai, and this tour makes them happen. On top of these activities, expect the opportunity to go camel riding, get yourself a Henna tattoo and watch local belly dancers whilst feasting on a barbecue.

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4x4 Dubai Desert Safari

4.5 star rating: Recommended 969 Reviews

Travel by 4x4 across the deserts of Dubai on this exhilarating 5-hour excursion! Enjoy an adrenaline rush sandboarding down Dubai’s desert dunes, take a camel ...  Read more

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $85.37

Dubai Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour and Desert Safari

4.5 star rating: Recommended 148 Reviews

See the highlights of Dubai and its surrounding desert on this Super Saver that combines two best-selling tours over two days! Enjoy a city sightseeing tour by ...  Read more

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $109.45
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Dubai Hop-on Hop-off Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 358 Reviews

There is no better way to see Dubai than on a double-decker, hop-on hop-off bus! This comprehensive tour includes sights of top Dubai attractions such as the ...  Read more

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: Varies

From USD $66.00

Bateaux Dubai Dinner Cruise

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 25 Reviews

Revel in the sights of nighttime Dubai on this memorable dinner cruise on the glass-enclosed ‘Bateaux Dubai!’ Enjoy a welcome drink and canapés and gaze ...  Read more

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $108.25

Dubai City Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 577 Reviews

Experience the historical sites and vibrant cosmopolitan life of Dubai on this comprehensive sightseeing tour of the city. See Dubai's famous landmarks such as ...  Read more

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $36.86

Luxury Desert Experience: Camel Safari with Dinner and Emirati Activities with Transport from Dubai

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 10 Reviews

Ride a camel through the desert and enjoy dinner at a Bedouin-inspired camp on this exciting 7-hour experience! Leave Dubai in an air-conditioned minivan and ...  Read more

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $137.00

Dubai Speedboat Palm Jumeirah Cruise

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 9 Reviews

Jet around the spectacular Palm Jumeirah on a speedboat during an exciting 2-hour cruise from Dubai Marina! Choose from three start times and hold tight as ...  Read more

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $125.00

Ferrari World Day Trip from Dubai

Visit Ferrari World, the Ferrari theme park, on this day trip from Dubai. Situated on Yas Island off Abu Dhabi, the planet’s biggest indoor theme park bursts ...  Read more

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $110.00

Dubai Seaplane Flight

4.5 star rating: Recommended 26 Reviews

Take to the skies above Dubai on a 40-minute seaplane flight, and enjoy incredible aerial views of the city’s finest attractions and flagship landmarks. Choose ...  Read more

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 40 minutes (approx.)

From USD $407.00

Dubai Luxury Gulet Cruise Including Watersports and Lunch

4 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

Sail over the Arabian Gulf on a luxury ‘gulet’ (traditional wooden sailboat) and enjoy watersports on this 6-hour cruise! Relax on the comfortable deck and try ...  Read more

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $172.00

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