After hotel pickup in Dubai in the afternoon, travel by air-conditioned vehicle with your expert guide to Saga World, one of the city's most prestigious malls.
Head inside and explore the high-end galleries, homeware and jewelry shops, all of them showcasing some of the UAE’s most beautiful handicrafts. View everything from Islamic calligraphy to delicate furnishings, artworks and carpets, and if you wish, make some purchases (own expense).
Next, hop aboard a traditional boat for a 30-minute cruise around the Mina Seyahi lagoon and Dubai Marina, the world’s biggest man-made marina. Drink in the views of the marina’s skyscrapers and the lagoon, with its beach, island and gleaming yachts.
Return to shore and take a drive around the Palm Jumeirah, the stunning palm-shaped island off Jumeirah’s coast. See the upmarket villas that line the island’s sands, and stop for photos of the Atlantis The Palm, the magnificent hotel that rises imperiously from the outer edges.
Then, after time at the lakeside Arabian-style Souk Al Bahar in downtown Dubai, continue around the Burj Khalifa Lake to the spectacular Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest tower.
Ride the high-speed lift to the 124th-floor ‘At the Top’ observation level, and marvel at the bird’s-eye views down over the city, desert and Arabian Gulf.
Before the end of your tour, watch a dazzling Dubai Fountain show from the terrace of the plush, lakeside Armani Hotel. Admire the dancing, multi-colored fountains, and sit down to a delicious international spread at the Armani’s stylish buffet restaurant.
Your tour then concludes with an evening drop-off back at your hotel.