After pickup from your hotel in Dubai, travel by air-conditioned vehicle to your first stop: Dubai Marina.
Built around a man-made marina, this dazzling residential and shopping neighborhood is home to some of the tallest skyscrapers in the city. Admire the high-rises overlooking the yacht-filled marina, and take in Dubai Marina Walk, the waterfront walkway lined with cosmopolitan restaurants, cafes, and shops.
Continue to the Palm Jumeirah, the artificial island jutting into the sea from Jumeirah. Drive around this palm-shaped wonder to see its deluxe villas and hotels, and bright green lagoon waters.
Next, stroll around the palm-shaded pathways and lanes of the Souk Madinat Jumeirah, an upscale mall designed to echo a traditional Arabian bazaar. Enjoy time to dip into the boutiques, cafes, and gift shops, and then head to Dubai Mall, the world’s largest shopping mall.
Complete with more than 1,200 stores, this gigantic complex resembles a miniature city, with a cinema, restaurants, indoor theme parks, and ice rink. As you explore, see one of its crowning glories: Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, a giant aquarium that’s home to 140 species of sea life.
Then, pay a visit to the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. Ride an express lift to the 124th floor ‘At the Top’ observation deck, and marvel at the bird’s-eye views of Dubai's high-rises, beaches, and deserts.
Descend to ground level, and visit the Galerie Hamadan, an exclusive purveyor of carpets, precious gifts, and accessories. Discover how luxurious Persian and Kashmiri carpets are made by hand, and perhaps purchase some souvenirs, gemstones, or other objets d'art.
Your tour then finishes with a drop-off at your Dubai hotel.