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Find the right tour for you through Dubai. We've got 233 adventures going to Dubai, starting from just one day in length, and the longest tour is 147 days. The most popular month to go is September, which has the largest number of tour departures.

233 Dubai tour packages with 251 reviews

Magical Dubai Tour

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Magical Dubai

"Magical DUBAI was magical!! Good accommodations, food was good. I would rate this tour as excellent. A 10+" Priscilla, traveled in November 2022

Dubai Escape Tour

Explorer Family Christmas & New Year +1

Dubai Escape

"It was a great experience. Everything was organized nicely." Hiralben, traveled in February 2023

The UAE Essentials - Escorted Tour in 4 Stars Hotels – Full Board Plan Tour

The UAE Essentials - Escorted Tour in 4 Stars Hotels – Full Board Plan

"Burj-Khalifa is really a wonder to the world. Good service, delicious food and good value of money." Thomas, traveled in February 2022

Explore Dubai & Abu Dhabi 4 Nights 5 Days Tour

In-depth Cultural Family Explorer Sightseeing Christmas & New Year +3

Explore Dubai & Abu Dhabi 4 Nights 5 Days

"I highly recommend this company! I enjoyed the Safari experienced and Abu Dhabi mosque visit." Mary, traveled in November 2023

Experience UAE - Escorted Tour in 4 or 5* Hotels Tour

Experience UAE - Escorted Tour in 4 or 5* Hotels

"Really good experience, the service was great! Totally recommended if you have just a few days to enjoy the country." Naomi, traveled in February 2022

Dubai Luxury Holidays Package 6 Night 7 Days Tour

Dubai Luxury Holidays Package 6 Night 7 Days

"It was good tour. Thanks to all the team." Madiha, traveled in June 2022

Dazzling Dubai Tour

In-depth Cultural Family Sightseeing +1

Dazzling Dubai

"Great trip, great guides, great itinerary! All of our family members had smiles at the end of the day." EmilKuntz, traveled in November 2019

Amazing Abu Dhabi and Dubai Tour

Sightseeing Family

Amazing Abu Dhabi and Dubai

"The desert tour was exceptional, racing over dunes, watching the setting sun, camel riding and a wonderful BBQ under the stars." PamelaVentonBrooker, traveled in November 2018

Stars of Dubai - 6 days Tour

Stars of Dubai - 6 days

"The tour was excellent and very knowledgeable, but the hotel discrepancy and missing sites were disappointing." Carmen, traveled in October 2021

Customized Private Dubai & Abu Dhabi Vacation with Daily Departure Tour

Customized Private Dubai & Abu Dhabi Vacation with Daily Departure

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Dubai and Burj Khalifa - 5 days Tour

Dubai and Burj Khalifa - 5 days

"This tour was well-run, as described, friendly and efficient. I happily recommend this company." Gavin, traveled in January 2023

DUBAI – Skyscrapers Desert Abu Dhabi with Oman Highlights Tour

In-depth Cultural Self Drive Christmas & New Year +1

DUBAI – Skyscrapers Desert Abu Dhabi with Oman Highlights

Tailor-Made Private Dubai with Desert Resort & Abu Dhabi, Daily Departure Tour

In-depth Cultural Family Christmas & New Year +1

Tailor-Made Private Dubai with Desert Resort & Abu Dhabi, Daily Departure

Best of Dubai Tour - 7 Days Luxury Tour Tour

Best of Dubai Tour - 7 Days Luxury Tour

"We could have explored the mall for the hour instead of waiting on tickets." Stephanie, traveled in June 2023

09-Day Dubai Family Explorer tour Tour

09-Day Dubai Family Explorer tour

What people love about dubai tours.

Sehr viel gesehen, sehr gute Organisation, gutes Essen, ausgezeichneter Reiseleiter, insgesamt sehr zufriedenstellend. Allerdings: Beworben wurde die Reise mit einer maximalen Gruppengröße von 20 (!), was ein wesentliches Motiv für die Buchung war. Tatsächlich war die Gruppengröße 39 - 41, also doppelt so groß!!!! Wie vertrauenswürdig sind eigentlich die Angaben zur Reise? Wäre die Gruppengröße mit max 40 Personen angegeben gewesen hätten wir diese Reise NICHT GEBUCHT!
It was a great experience. Everything was organized nicely.
The guides and drivers were all excellent, 5-star rating. The only improvement would be to: - educate about basic pricing for most purchased items (Gold was explained, but e.g. a Thawb outfit price should be closer to 100 Dirham and not over 200 Dirham - give some hints what good prices for customers are). - hence the routing would make more sense in the other direction (for shopping less expensive first instead of most expensive). But I will not deduct any stars over that.

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  • Up to 1 hour
  • 1 to 4 hours
  • 4 hours to 1 day
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1. Dubai Red Dunes ATV, Camels, Stargazing & 5* BBQ Al Khayma Camp

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2. Dubai Marina Yacht Tour with Breakfast or BBQ

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3. Dubai To Abu Dhabi: Grand Mosque, Royal Palace & Etihad Towers

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4. Abu Dhabi Private City Tour

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5. Dubai Desert Safari Dune Bashing, 60min ATV Quad, Camel Ride, BBQ

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7. Dubai Full Day Tour with Entry Ticket to Burj Khalifa at the Top

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8. Burj Al Arab Tour - Gold Cappuccino With Private Transfers

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9. Dubai Harbour Super Yacht Experience with Live station & Drinks

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10. Dubai: Premium Red Dunes, Camel Ride & 5* BBQ at Al Khayma Camp

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11. Dubai Red Dune Desert Safari, Camels, Sandboarding & BBQ Options

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12. The Burj Khalifa At The Top Observation Deck Admission Ticket

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13. Dubai Aladdin Tour: Souks, Creek, Old Dubai and Tastings

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14. Skip the Line Burj Khalifa Ticket - At the Top Sky 124, 125 & 148

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15. Atlantis Aquaventure Ticket (with options for Aquarium), Dubai

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16. Private Morning Desert Safari Dubai with Dune Bashing & Sandboard

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17. Full Day Musandam Cruise with Lunch from Dubai

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18. Dubai Jetski: Burj Al Arab, Atlantis the Royal, Atlantis & Palm

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19. Abu Dhabi Full-Day Sightseeing Tour from Dubai with Mosque Visit

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22. Dubai Desert Safari Dune Drive, 60min ATV, Camel Ride, Shows, BBQ

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23. Dubai Aquarium & Under Water Zoo with Penguin Cove Option

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24. Private Abu Dhabi City Tour with Pick up from Dubai or Abu Dhabi

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25. Dubai Luxury Canal Dinner Cruise with Optional Transfer

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26. Dubai: 30 Mins Jet Ski Trip to Burj Al Arab with free Ice Cream

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27. Dubai Red Dune Safari with Quad Bike, Sandboard & Camel Ride

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28. Dubai Old and Modern City Tour with Blue Mosque Visit

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29. Half Day Dubai City Sightseeing Tour with Pick up

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30. 90 Minutes Speedboat Tour, Marina, Atlantis, Palm & Burj Al Arab

What travellers are saying.

  • Jack T 1 contribution 1 5.0 of 5 bubbles A must do experience….. request Salman as your tour guide! What a fantastic experience! When booking this trip I didn’t think it would be as good as it was as the pictures don’t do it justice. Sand boarding and ATV’s are in the same location and really fun! Definitely get one each. It’s gets hot so you might want to take another top to change into after. You then head to the camp which is really pretty, clean and sooo much included. An instagrammers heaven. Everyone at the venue is from the same tour operator which I think makes things run so smoothly. Even when it’s time for the bbq food (which is very tasty) they take you by table so no need for big queues. Entertainment wise there’s lots to look forward to from hena, Arabian tea and coffee, Arabian dressing up, dancing and an amazing fire dancer. Shout out to Salman the best tour guide! He was so lovely and gave us so much information about the trip so we knew what to expect and lots of facts about Dubai too. He will 100% enhance your experience. It’s great value for money and you won’t be disappointed! Read more Review of: Dubai Red Dunes ATV, Sandsurf, Stargazing & 5* BBQ Al Khayma Camp Written 13 June 2024 This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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1. Dubai Red Dunes ATV, Camels, Stargazing & 5* BBQ Al Khayma Camp

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2. Dubai Marina Yacht Tour with Breakfast or BBQ

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3. Dubai To Abu Dhabi: Grand Mosque, Royal Palace & Etihad Towers

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5. Dubai Desert Safari Dune Bashing, 60min ATV Quad, Camel Ride, BBQ

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7. Dubai Full Day Tour with Entry Ticket to Burj Khalifa at the Top

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8. Dubai Harbour Super Yacht Experience with Live station & Drinks

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9. 4 Hours City Tour in Dubai

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10. Dubai: Premium Red Dunes, Camel Ride & 5* BBQ at Al Khayma Camp

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11. Dubai Red Dune Desert Safari, Camels, Sandboarding & BBQ Options

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12. The Burj Khalifa At The Top Observation Deck Admission Ticket

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13. Dubai Aladdin Tour: Souks, Creek, Old Dubai and Tastings

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14. Skip the Line Burj Khalifa Ticket - At the Top Sky 124, 125 & 148

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15. Atlantis Aquaventure Ticket (with options for Aquarium), Dubai

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16. Private Morning Desert Safari Dubai with Dune Bashing & Sandboard

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26. Dubai: 30 Mins Jet Ski Trip to Burj Al Arab with free Ice Cream

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29. Half Day Dubai City Sightseeing Tour with Pick up

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30. 90 Minutes Speedboat Tour, Marina, Atlantis, Palm & Burj Al Arab

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  • Jack T 1 contribution 1 5.0 of 5 bubbles A must do experience….. request Salman as your tour guide! What a fantastic experience! When booking this trip I didn’t think it would be as good as it was as the pictures don’t do it justice. Sand boarding and ATV’s are in the same location and really fun! Definitely get one each. It’s gets hot so you might want to take another top to change into after. You then head to the camp which is really pretty, clean and sooo much included. An instagrammers heaven. Everyone at the venue is from the same tour operator which I think makes things run so smoothly. Even when it’s time for the bbq food (which is very tasty) they take you by table so no need for big queues. Entertainment wise there’s lots to look forward to from hena, Arabian tea and coffee, Arabian dressing up, dancing and an amazing fire dancer. Shout out to Salman the best tour guide! He was so lovely and gave us so much information about the trip so we knew what to expect and lots of facts about Dubai too. He will 100% enhance your experience. It’s great value for money and you won’t be disappointed! Read more Review of: Dubai Red Dunes ATV, Sandsurf, Stargazing & 5* BBQ Al Khayma Camp Written 13 June 2024 This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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  • Up to 1 hour
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  • 4 hours to 1 day
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1. Dubai Red Dunes ATV, Camels, Stargazing & 5* BBQ Al Khayma Camp

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2. Dubai Marina Yacht Tour with Breakfast or BBQ

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3. Dubai To Abu Dhabi: Grand Mosque, Royal Palace & Etihad Towers

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5. Dubai Desert Safari Dune Bashing, 60min ATV Quad, Camel Ride, BBQ

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7. Dubai Full Day Tour with Entry Ticket to Burj Khalifa at the Top

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8. Dubai Harbour Super Yacht Experience with Live station & Drinks

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30. 90 Minutes Speedboat Tour, Marina, Atlantis, Palm & Burj Al Arab

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  • Jack T 1 contribution 1 5.0 of 5 bubbles A must do experience….. request Salman as your tour guide! What a fantastic experience! When booking this trip I didn’t think it would be as good as it was as the pictures don’t do it justice. Sand boarding and ATV’s are in the same location and really fun! Definitely get one each. It’s gets hot so you might want to take another top to change into after. You then head to the camp which is really pretty, clean and sooo much included. An instagrammers heaven. Everyone at the venue is from the same tour operator which I think makes things run so smoothly. Even when it’s time for the bbq food (which is very tasty) they take you by table so no need for big queues. Entertainment wise there’s lots to look forward to from hena, Arabian tea and coffee, Arabian dressing up, dancing and an amazing fire dancer. Shout out to Salman the best tour guide! He was so lovely and gave us so much information about the trip so we knew what to expect and lots of facts about Dubai too. He will 100% enhance your experience. It’s great value for money and you won’t be disappointed! Read more Review of: Dubai Red Dunes ATV, Sandsurf, Stargazing & 5* BBQ Al Khayma Camp Written 13 June 2024 This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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Standard Desert Safari, Quad Bike, Camel Ride & B.B.Q

Duration 7 hours pickup by 4x4 suv, aed 99 per person.

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Private Desert Safari, Camel Ride, B.B.Q Dinner

Aed 595 1 to 6 person.

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Aed 149 per person.

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Aed 850 1 to 6 person.

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Aed 199 1 to 6 person.

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Aed 1150 1 to 6 person.

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Duration 4 hours pickup by 4x4 suv, aed 550 1 to 6 person.

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Duration 3 to 7 hours buggy drive, aed 500 1 seater.

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Duration 4 to 5 hours pickup by 4x4 suv, aed 600 1 to 6 person.

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Posted on Last updated: March 6, 2024

9 Absolute Best Dubai Tours & Excursions (2024)

When we first visited Dubai, I wasn’t really sure what to expect. It turned out to be a beautiful trip with plenty of variation to keep the whole family happy and entertained for 10 days.

Dubai has so much to offer for all types of tourists that it might be overwhelming to know what to see and do first, and especially if you are short on time. So in this post, we are highlighting the very best Dubai tours and guided day trips to help you get the most out of your stay in Dubai.

No matter if you are visiting Dubai for a week or just making a short stopover in Dubai , consider booking at least a few of these tours. It’s the best way to see multiple facets of this extremely diverse city.

This is just a small hand-picked selection of the most popular Dubai tours and activities based on our personal experience, customer reviews, and price/quality ratio. Out of thousands of available tours in Dubai, we chose the very best ones. It should help you to save time and research and get the most out of your time in this fascinating city. Take a look!

Best tours in Dubai:

  • Burj Khalifa
  • Dubai desert tours
  • Water parks
  • Dubai city tours
  • Dubai Marina dinner cruises
  • Sightseeing boat tours
  • Camel rides
  • Abu-Dhabi day trip from Dubai
  • Other more unique activities in Dubai

Good to know: We recommend GetYourGuide for booking all your guided tours in Dubai because they have excellent customer service and the best cancelation policy on the market (better than anything you get if booking through other websites or directly).

In addition, I noticed on our recent trip that by booking via GetYourGuide and choosing to pay in our currency, we saved a lot of money on exchange rates.

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These are the best tours in Dubai:

1. Burj Khalifa

If you visit just one place in Dubai, make it Burj Khalifa . This huge tower rising high in the middle of the desert symbolizes all that Dubai has become in such a short time. There are several options for Burj Khalifa tickets, but it’s a very popular attraction so make sure to book in advance.

  • Burj Khalifa Tickets: Level 124 & 125 This is the most popular option when it comes to visiting Burj Khalifa – the entrance tickets to the 124th and 125th floors. Prices vary depending on the time of the day you visit (the hour around sunset is the most expensive as it allows you to see Dubai from above in daylight as well as in the dark). We opted for the later tour and night views and loved this experience!
  • Burj Khalifa Tickets and Tour: Level 124, 125, and 148 . What makes this tour different from the first one is that you get to skip the lines, avoid the crowds and visit the 148th floor of the Burj Khalifa which includes access to the outdoor terrace of the world’s highest observation deck.

In addition, you also have all kinds of combination tickets that can save you some money and time. Here are some of the best-rated Burj Khalifa combo tours :

  • Dubai City Tour with Burj Khalifa Experience .
  • Night City Tour with Burj Khalifa Tickets .
  • Burj Khalifa Ticket with 1-Way Transfer from Your Hotel . The one-way transfer gives you the flexibility to stay and explore the Dubai Mall area longer after visiting Burj Khalifa. Afterward, you can easily take a metro or a taxi to get back – here you can read more about Dubai public transport .

TIP: Just next to Burj Khalifa are the famous dancing fountains of Dubai . A popular way to see the music and light fountain show is from the water, by taking a traditional boat tour on the lake . We did this on a recent trip to Dubai and the whole family really enjoyed it.

Aerial view from Burj Khalifa - best excursion in Dubai

2. Dubai Desert Tours

No visit to Dubai would be complete without a visit to the desert. Dune bashing in a 4WD is one of the most fun experiences you can have in Dubai, but there are so many ways to experience the desert…

From luxury private experiences to more touristy trips including camel rides, BBQ dinner under the stars, or a traditional dance performance… desert tours are a good way to experience a different side of Dubai.

Here are some of the most popular and best-rated Dubai desert tours, including the best Dubai desert safari deals:

  • Dubai Red Dunes Premium Safari . This is by far the most popular of Dubai desert safari tours. It’s really catered for mass tourism, but when in Dubai, you have to experience all of this… We all loved the thrilling 4WD drive and the kids truly enjoyed the short camel ride, sandboarding, BBQ dinner, traditional Tanoura and belly dance shows, and all the other activities that came with this tour. There are many companies organizing a very similar tour in Dubai. The tour linked above has the very best customer reviews on all the major websites.
  • Desert Adventure Safari, Quad Bike, Camel Ride & more . This is a more adventurous Dubai tour that includes all kinds of fun outdoor activities in the desert.
  • Dubai Morning Safari: Red Dunes, Sandboarding & Camel Ride or Quad . This is a shorter version of the above tour (and organized by the same highly-rated tour company). It gives you the best experience of the desert (driving in the dunes) without all the other more tourist-oriented activities that you get in the evening. So if your main interest is to experience the Dubai desert, this might be a great option.
  • Dubai Sunrise Balloon Flight with Breakfast & Falcon Photo . This tour offers a more luxurious and truly unique way to experience the Dubai desert. If your budget allows it, I wouldn’t hesitate!

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3. Dubai Water Parks

Dubai has two major water parks – the Aquaventure at Atlantis The Palm and Wild Wadi near Burj Al Arab and the Jumeirah Beach Hotel.

The price of the two parks is about the same and I really cannot say which one is better. We visited Aquaventure and loved it. If our kids had been taller, we would have definitely tried both parks (many water slides have 120 cm (a bit less than 4ft) height limit, but there are still really nice water play areas for the younger kids too).

Whatever you decide, make sure to book your tickets in advance as they are much cheaper online than at the entrance of the park.

  • Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark .
  • Wild Wadi Waterpark .

TIP: It’s worth noting that the entrance to Aquaventure is included for all hotel guests of Atlantis The Palm. If your family really likes waterparks it might be worthwhile looking into booking this hotel. In a less busy season and for families with up to 2 kids this might be a great option. Unfortunately, recently, they really hiked up the prices of the hotel. In any case, it’s worth checking the availability and prices for Atlantis The Palm if you haven’t booked a hotel yet.

TIP: Consider checking the prices for a family stay at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel as well. Guests of this hotel enjoy complimentary access to Wild Wadi Waterpark. The same is true for the guests of Burj Al Arab Hotel , however, this luxury hotel is in a totally different price category…

READ ALSO: Tips & Tricks for Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark

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4. Dubai City Sightseeing Tours

While you can see most of Dubai’s attractions individually, taking a city tour is a nice way to see all the main sights in a short time. We did a city tour one day at the beginning of our trip and it gave us a good overview of the city and the places that were potentially worth going back and exploring more.

There are several options for Dubai city tours, ranging from hop-on hop-off busses, guided city tours, and private tours… Some tours focus on the modern city, while some others bring you to the old town, or offer a combination of both…

Old Dubai is so very different than the modern parts most of the tourists visit. If you want to get a taste of more traditional Dubai, the way it was just a few decennia ago, don’t miss it!

Here are some of the best Dubai city tours:

  • Old Dubai Culture, History, Souks & Street Food Walking Tour . This is one of the best tours of the historic Dubai. We recently did it and I can say that their itinerary and food choices were great.
  • Half-Day Blue Mosque, Creeks & Souks Tour . This tour offers the quickest way to see some of the highlights you’d probably miss otherwise.
  • Magical Dubai 8-Hour Tour with Burj Khalifa Experience. Similar tour to the previous one, but it’s longer and also includes tickets to Burj Khalifa and Dubai Aquarium.
  • Dubai: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour (1 to 7 Days) . This is a good way to see Dubai at your own pace.

Traditional boat on Dubai Creek - best tours in Dubai UAE

5. Dubai Marina Dinner Cruise

Dubai Marina area is one of our favorites in the city. There are several ways to explore it: on foot, by bicycle, by water bus, or by boat.

The most popular option is the Dubai Marina cruise with dinner .

There are many companies running these tours. And yes, they are oriented toward tourists, but it’s a really nice experience. If you choose well, it may not cost that much more than just a regular dinner at the restaurant (check this post for more information about how much everything costs in Dubai ).

Here are some of the best-rated Dubai Marina tours:

  • Dubai Marina Sightseeing Cruise – the most popular option for sightseeing.
  • Luxury Dubai Marina Dinner Cruise – the most popular option for dinner.
  • Alexandra Dhow Cruise in Dubai Marina is one of the best options we found when looking for a more local experience when we visited. The boat is a traditional Arabic wooden dhow and you get to see a live traditional Tanura dance performance as well. Once again, it’s tailored for tourists, but so is everything in Dubai.

We took this dinner cruise and really enjoyed it. There are many companies offering dhow dinner cruises, but most have really poor ratings. We chose this dinner cruise because of the good reviews and excellent price/quality ratio. It’s also one of the best options for families – kids under 6 travel free, and kids under 12 get a discount.

You can find similar dinner cruises on Dubai Creek as well. But we found that the Dubai Marina area is a much nicer and more spectacular place to be in the evening.

Dubai Marina Dhow dinner cruise

6. Dubai Sightseeing Boat Tours

Many sights of Dubai are best admired from the water. The best way to see the iconic sights like the Burj Al Arab, Atlantis Hotel, and the Palm Jumeirah, is by taking a boat.

Here are some of the best sightseeing boat tours in Dubai:

  • Speedboat Tour: Marina, Atlantis, Palm & Burj Al Arab . This is the best-rated speedboat tours in Dubai. It’s a great way to see many landmarks in a short time.
  • Dubai Private Sightseeing Tour by Luxury Boat . A highly-rated private luxury boat tour. Depending on the number of people in your group, this luxury option may not be much more expensive than a regular boat tour. Worth taking a look!
  • Self-Drive Boat Trip . If you rather combine the thrills of riding your own speedboat and sightseeing, this is a great option for you. And don’t worry about not knowing where to go or how to steer the boat, a guide escorts you all the way.

Dubai skyscrapers seen from a boat

7. Camel Ride Tours

The above desert tours only include a very short ride on the camel. If you are looking for a longer camel ride in Dubai desert, consider one of these highly-rated options.

However, be sure to check what’s included because longer camel tours are getting replaced by shorter rides.

  • Desert Safari with Camel Ride .
  • Sunset Camel Trek in the Desert . We opted for this tour on our most recent trip to Dubai and it was great and very well organized. The camel ride itself was long enough to enjoy it without getting too repetitive.

Camel rides in the desert - best tours in Dubai UAE

8. Abu-Dhabi Day Trip from Dubai

With a driving distance of just an hour and a half, Abu-Dhabi is a very popular day trip from Dubai. Here are the best-rated and the most popular options:

  • Abu Dhabi Full-Day Sightseeing Tour from Dubai . This is the most popular/best-rated day tour to Abu-Dhabi.
  • Abu Dhabi Sheikh Zayed Mosque Half-Day Tour from Dubai . Great for those who want to see the main landmarks in just a few hours.
  • Louvre Museum Abu Dhabi & Grand Mosque Day Trip from Dubai . If you want to visit the Abu-Dhabi Louvre Museum, this tour is the best option.
  • Abu-Dhabi Highlights & Ferrari World . Combine a visit to the city with the Ferrari World theme park.

READ ALSO: Abu Dhabi Tour from Dubai (best tours + review of the tour we chose)

Abu Dhabi Sheikh Zayed Mosque - a great day tour from Dubai

9. Other Great Activities in Dubai

Dubai is a truly unique place with so much going on in the city. The tours I listed above are very popular and really worth doing in order to see the best of Dubai. But if you have more time (and money) and are looking for something more extraordinary and unique , then take a look at some of these great activities in Dubai.

  • Scenic Helicopter Flight .
  • Hot Air Balloon Rides .
  • Zip Line across the Marina .
  • Parasailing .

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So, these are the most popular types of tours and excursions that you can do in Dubai.

It’s really difficult to say which activity was our favorite as they are all so different. As a minimum, I recommend visiting the Burj Khalifa, taking a city tour that brings you to Old Dubai, taking a day trip to the Dubai desert, and at least one water park.

Have you been to Dubai? What were your favorite tours?

READ ALSO: Dubai Travel Tips

More tips for your trip to Dubai:

  • Costs: How Expensive is Dubai
  • Clothing: What to Wear in Dubai
  • How to plan a trip: Dubai Itinerary for up to 1 Week
  • Fun facts: Interesting Facts About Dubai
  • Getting around: Dubai Public Transport
  • Things to do: Free & Cheap Things to Do in Dubai
  • With kids: Things to Do in Dubai for the Whole Family
  • Where we stayed: Review of DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Beach Hotel

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Mike Sagalovich

Monday 22nd of January 2024

Thank you for the great information! We are staying 3 days in Dubai and 3 days in Abu Dhabi. Do you have specific recommendation for Abu Dhabi? Thank you!

Hi Mike, in Abu Dhabi, a few things are must-see: Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Royal Palace, and Louvre Abu Dhabi. If visiting with kids, don't miss Ferrari World and Yas Waterworld (there are other parks as well - see Yas Island ticket options). Just like in Dubai, there are also lots of great tours that visit several of the main highlights in a day, plus desert tours, etc. You can find the best selection here. Hope this helps. Have a great trip!

Kathye Jinks

Tuesday 28th of February 2023

Thanks very much for the most informative information. I'm so excited and can't wait to visit Dubai. You have given me so many choices.

Wednesday 1st of March 2023

Glad to help, Kathye. Have a great time in Dubai!

Friday 4th of March 2022

WOW Thank you so much for the information Really interested in all these tours, How do I go about it on getting a guide to make our reservations?

Monday 7th of March 2022

The links to the tours are literally in the post, Gladys. It's really easy and simple to make your own reservations.

Monday 9th of December 2019

Hi!! Im going to Dubai next February 2020 just for five days? Do you recommend to buy tours in advance or can get them in Dubai cheaper?

Thank you for you advice

Tuesday 10th of December 2019

Hi Monica, my experience is that booking tours in advance you always get a better deal. First - you can compare reviews and prices and also tour itineraries and pick one that's best for you. Whereas in the hotel, they often will try to sell you tours where they get the highest commission, not necessarily the best ones. Even once you're at a destination, you can still always book online, and - in most cases - you'll find better deals. Enjoy your trip!

Wednesday 15th of May 2019

I'd like to book a short (4 hour) city tour for my wife and I during a flight layover on 7/12/19

Hi Tom, we are just a travel blog and don't run any tours ourselves. Here is a Dubai layover tour that I think would fit your requirements, just make sure that you indeed have 4-5 hours + time for leaving the airport and getting back. I think that a total layover time of 7-8 hours is about the minimum you need. Hope this helps.

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  • Soar above the world at Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building
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  • Ride a camel
  • Take in an incredible show at the Dubai Fountain
  • Visit an aquarium and ice rink, all inside the Dubai Mall
  • Take a dhow cruise from the marina
  • Ski or snowboard down the slopes of Ski Dubai
  • Slide down a chute into a shark tank at Atlantis water park

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  • The best way to get around Dubai is by taxi. It’s inexpensive, efficient, and saves you the headache of trying to drive around the congested city. Always make sure the taxi uses a meter before setting off.
  • Dubai Airport is one of the busiest in the world. Be prepared for queues and crowds, no matter what time of day your flight lands.
  • No matter what time of year you visit, the weather in Dubai is generally very hot. Have no fear, though - air conditioning is virtually everywhere.
  • Dubai is certainly not a budget destination! Meals and activities can be very expensive, and the shopping options are endless with luxury goods and worldwide brands.
  • Never take photos of people without their permission, especially women.
  • Don’t worry about language barriers, as most people in Dubai speak English.

Dubai has seasonal weather so please do check up on the best time to visit Dubai before planning your tour. And if you’re still hunting for more things to do and places to explore in Dubai, do check out our Dubai Travel Guide for more information.

Tours and activities in Dubai

Dubai, along with its sister cities in the  UAE , is one of the fastest growing cities in the world. Combining a deep Arab-Islamic tradition with the opulence and technological splendor of modern times, Dubai has managed to carve out a special place for itself in the world of tourism. Whether it is the impossibly designed buildings and housing projects, or the variety of world-class shopping options, Dubai is set to win over the hearts of those who visit.

Top 3 attractions in Dubai :

  • The Burj Khalifa , the world’s tallest building at 828 m, is a must-see feat of architecture and engineering. It has two observation decks on the 124th (452 m) and 148th (555 m) floors and a restaurant-bar on the 122nd.
  • Wild Wadi Water Park is a popular spot where you can plunge down high-velocity slides, ride a water roller coaster, body surf artificial waves, float down a lazy river or just relax in a large water playground with smaller slides and water guns.
  • Dubai Mall is the largest shopping mall in the world with over 1200 stores. Its home to some of the world best-known brands and a giant ice rink, aquarium, indoor theme parks and hundreds of food outlets

Other things to do and see in Dubai :

  • Take a 4x4 Dubai desert safari in the evening and enjoy an exhilarating drive through the dunes at sunset.
  • You can also enjoy sand boarding and quad-biking on the slippery sands.
  • Soar high up the emirate desert in a hot air balloon to witness unending desert vistas and learn about the desert wildlife (gazelles and camels).
  • Visit historic sites which depict Dubai’s bygone era including Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood, the village of Hatta, Heritage Island, Dubai Museum, and various other heritage and diving villages.
  • Shop till you drop and enjoy the finest shopping experience anywhere in the world. Dubai has close to a hundred malls, not including dozens of other shopping locales and markets.
  • Take an architectural tour of Dubai and see all the splendid buildings, bridges and landmarks of this ultra-modern city.

The climate of Dubai :

  • Dubai is located within the Northern Desert Belt and hence has a tropical desert climate
  • Summers (April-October) are hot and humid with an average high around 41°C and low around 30°C. Mid-summers can get extreme with temperatures soaring up to the late 40s
  • Winters (January-March) are warm and short with an average high of 23°C and low of 14°C
  • Dubai remain clear and sunny throughout the year. However, rainfall increases during November-December and is more intensified during January-February, which are the wettest months.
  • December-March is warm and is considered to be the most comfortable climate of the year
  • Between May and early July sandstorms can hit the city.
  • The official currency of the the UAE is Dirham (AED or Arab Emirate Dirham) and some businesses will accept US Dollars, GB Pounds or Euros but the exchange rates may vary markedly from place to place.
  • It is advisable that you change your currency beforehand or carry a credit card (Visa or MasterCard) that can be used in the UAE.

Whether you are on a short transit in Dubai or you are here for longer, you will always find something to do or see in this ultra-modern, vibrant and cosmopolitan city. This pearl in the middle of the desert is not to be missed by any serious traveler.

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We’ve got you covered with the Dubai City Tour. This tour is a great way to see the city and its sights, while also getting to know the people who live there. You’ll get to explore some of the most important landmarks in Dubai, including Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall, and Atlantis Hotel. You’ll also get to visit some of the most iconic malls in Dubai, including Dubai Mall. Afterward, you’ll get to enjoy lunch at one of our recommended restaurants!

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A day of sightseeing city tour in the Dubai’s  most bustling city will take you on a whirlwind tour of some of the country’s most iconic sites. With its skyscraper-filled skyline and a rich cultural heritage, Dubai is a place where visitors can experience everything from ancient mosques to modern shopping malls.

We’ll start our tour by visiting the Burj Khalifa, which was built as an office tower and is now one of the world’s tallest buildings. Afterward, we’ll stop by the Dubai Mall for some retail therapy before heading on to lunch at one of several restaurants in the area. We’ll then meet up with our driver for a short drive out to Al Sufouh Beach, where we’ll spend time relaxing on the beach before returning to your hotel for dinner and overnight accommodations.

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Last Updated: August 31, 2023

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I found myself loving my first visit here so much that I extended my stay.

Dubai is a city trapped between worlds. It’s a place with a conservative culture and old-world customs while at the same time a Middle-Eastern Vegas where anything goes (so long as it’s behind closed doors). There’s a lot of partying that happens here.

But, beyond that, I was surprised at how much there was to do in this city. This city is more than just a flashy place to spend money. There’s a lot of cultural activities, museums, attractions, tours, and things to do here.

Dubai is a fascinating, multicultural city that deserves a lot more than a stopover. This travel guide to Dubai will help you plan your trip, save money, and make the most of your visit.

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  • Things to See and Do
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Top 5 Things to See and Do in Dubai

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1. Visit the Burj Khalifa

The tallest building in the world, which opened in 2010, boasts a whopping 163 floors. You can go up to the 125th floor for 169 AED for epic views of the city. And for 399 AED you can climb even higher to floor 148 and visit the exclusive lounge. From there, you get panoramic views of the city and desert. Towering 555 meters (1,820 feet), the iconic tower contains a hotel, private residences, corporate offices, and a bar/lounge. At night, the building is illuminated by a spectacular light show of fish, palm trees, and other scenes while the fountain below dances to music. Get your tickets in advance here .

2. Take a desert safari

If you want to get a taste of the desert, head out on a day-long safari . You’ll be able to explore the desert, watch for birds and other wildlife, eat some traditional food, and take in the sweeping vistas. Tour offerings include desert jeep tours, camel riding tours, and horseback riding excursions. A day-long excursion starts at around 439 AED per person.

3. Visit Global Village

This is a massive entertainment extravaganza, with shopping, dining, and live performances all coming together to create an incredible cultural experience. It’s like Epcot Center at Disney World, except it showcases the different cultures of the Middle East. Enjoy ice-skating at Snowfest Ice Rink, visiting Ripley’s Believe It or Not, or taking a thrilling ride at Carnaval amusement park. Admission is only 18 AED.

4. Explore the Dubai Miracle Garden

This quirky and colorful garden opened in 2013 and is spread over 72,000 square meters (775,000 square feet), making it the world’s largest natural flower garden. It’s home to over 150 million flowers and all kinds of flower and plant sculptures. In addition to the natural beauty, you can experience various performances that change each week, and a daily flower parade with live music and choreographed dancers in full flower garb. If you get hungry during your visit there are more than 30 food and beverage options including cafes, candy shops, and healthy juice bars. Admission is 75 AED.

5. Have fun at Kite Beach

If you’re into kitesurfing or water sports, this is a cool place to catch some waves. The artificial beach is one of the most popular in Dubai and features lots of sugary white sand, kids’ activities, food and beverage vendors, fitness areas, and even a library. The winds pick up in the afternoon, making it a good time to hit the water or just sit back and watch others do it. If watersports aren’t your thing, come here to catch some rays and relax as it’s free and open to the public.

Other Things to See and Do in Dubai

1. wander the marina.

The marina area is surrounded by tall buildings and is composed of a beautiful scenic boardwalk. Here you’ll find lots of fancy boats, beautiful condos, and bars and restaurants overlooking the harbor. Be sure to check out Pier 7, which is seven floors of restaurants and bars on the water. Personally, I liked Asia Asia, with its gaudy Asian theme.

2. Hit the mall

Malls in Dubai are not like malls anywhere else in the world. There are over 65 malls in the city with more on the way. People love going to malls here! Between the Dubai Mall and Mall of the Emirates, you’ll find a ton of amazing things to see and do. There’s luxury shopping, nightly fountain shows, an aquarium inside the Dubai Mall (which has a 270-degree underwater tunnel you can walk through), and even indoor skiing at the Mall of the Emirates (the Mall of the Emirates also has over 650 stores and 100 restaurants). You can also visit the world’s largest themed mall, the Ibn Battuta Mall. It has a Moroccan theme and is named after the eponymous explorer (it has over 270 stores and 50 restaurants too). Be sure to dress appropriately and avoid tank tops, shorts, or mini-skirts.

3. Visit the Grand Mosque

Located in nearby Abu Dhabi, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is definitely worth a half-day trip. Built between 1996-2007, the mosque and its surrounding gardens span over 30 acres. It’s almost all white too, giving it a very majestic look. It’s a 90-minute drive from Dubai (about 290 AED each way in a taxi or 25 AED on the bus). You’ll want to make sure you wear appropriate clothing since it is a place of worship (they have cover-up items available for anyone without suitable attire). During Eid, upwards of 41,000 people visit the mosque each day. Admission is free.

4. Explore Old Dubai

This is Dubai as it used to be. Markets (like the famous gold market) pepper the area, small shops line the streets, and you can get lost in a dizzying maze of alleyways. Take a boat across Dubai Creek to Deira (you can ride an abra, a traditional wooden boat) and wander aimlessly around the streets, eat at some of the traditional restaurants, explore the art district, and see Dubai as it is away from the glitz of the malls and high-rises. Don’t miss the Dubai Frame (a landmark offering the best views of the city), the gold market (which has upwards of 10 tons of gold at any time), and the spice souk (a large spice market you can browse).

5. Tour the Jumeirah Mosque

Opened in 1979, this beautiful mosque is one of two in the city you can actually visit. Built in the Fatimid style, it consists of one large room and there is a guided tour every day at 10am and 2pm (except Fridays). It’s 35 AED and comes with a great breakfast spread. If you don’t know much about Islam or the role it plays in the UAE, it’s a pretty interesting and educational tour.

6. Go deep-sea fishing

It’s quite easy to book a spot on a boat and head out to sea if you want to try your hand at deep-sea fishing. Tour operators cater to all ages and levels of experience, and most packages even include lunch. Prices vary depending on what sort of vessel you book and how long you go but expect to pay 1,500 AED for a 4-6-hour trip.

7. Relax at Jumeirah Beach

This white-sand beach is a fantastic place to sunbathe and stroll along the boardwalk. Located along the coast just south of the city’s historic district, there are lots of shops to visit, and there is even an outdoor movie theater. Not only is this a great place to visit, but it’s a great area to stay because you’re surrounded by so many things to do. There are playgrounds here for kids as well as areas to BBQ. It’s perfect for picnics but gets super busy on the weekend so try to enjoy it during the week to beat the crowd.

8. Wander the Palm Islands

On this famous man-made palm tree-shaped island , you’ll find a large shopping walkway, the Atlantis resort, the Aquaventure waterpark, and a host of fancy restaurants, bars, and clubs. It’s beautiful to walk around and explore during the day (at night, it’s pretty boring!).

9. Visit the Souk Madinat Jumeirah

This souk (market) is in a modern building designed to look like something out of Aladdin but it’s actually home to some incredible restaurants. There’s a beautiful inner courtyard pond in this complex, too. Come here if you want to splurge if you’re a foodie! Don’t miss Al Makan for local dishes, Anar for Persian cuisine, and The Noodle House for tasty Asian eats.

10. Binge at brunch

Brunch is a tradition among locals and expats. Every Friday, everyone flocks to a midday buffet of unlimited drinks and food. As the day goes on, it often turns into debauchery that would make Nero proud. However, brunch is not a cheap affair, costing as much as 700 AED. Ask your hotel/hostel staff where the cheapest brunches are. You can usually find some for under 200 AED.

Dubai Travel Costs

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Budget hotel prices – Budget two-star hotels start at 285 AED in peak season. In the off-season, budget rooms cost around 90 AED. Expect basic amenities like a TV, tea/coffee maker, and AC.

There are lots of Airbnb options in Dubai. A private room starts around 100 AED per night though you should expect to pay double (or even triple or quadruple) if you don’t book early. Enrire homes/apartments start around 250 AED per night, however, they average triple that price so book early.

Food – Emirati cuisine takes influences from its Middle Eastern neighbors. More recently, as an international hub, you can find all kinds of internal flavors here as well. Popular dishes in Dubai include hummus, shawarma, shish tawook (grilled kebabs), and knafeh (a sweet cheese pastry topped with rose syrup and pistachios). Dates and fish are common staples, with camel milk being a more traditional addition to the diet. Popular spices include saffron, cinnamon, and turmeric.

In Dubai, a meal out costs around 65 AED while dinner for two with drinks usually averages 190-300 AED. For fast food like McDonald’s, expect to pay around 30 AED for a combo meal.

A large pizza costs around 45 AED while Chinese food is around 50 AED. A beer is about 45 AED while a latte or cappuccino is 19 AED. Bottled water is around 2 AED.

If you cook your own food, expect to pay around 500 AED per week for groceries including pasta, vegetables, meat or fish, and other basic staples.

Backpacking Dubai Suggested Budgets

On a backpacker budget of 260 AED per day you can stay in a hostel, cook all your meals, take public transportation to get around, skip drinking, and do mostly free activities like enjoying the beach and visiting the malls and mosques. If you plan on drinking, add 40-80 AED extra per day.

On a mid-range budget of 870 AED per day, you can stay in a cheap hotel or Airbnb, eat out for a few meals, enjoy a couple drinks, take the occasional taxi to get around, and do more paid activities, such as a desert safari.

On a “luxury” budget of 1,425 AED, you can stay in a hotel, eat out for every meal, drink as much as you’d like, go out for a brunch, take paid tours, visit the Burj Khalifa, and rent a car for some day trips. The sky is the limit here!

You can use the chart below to get some idea of how much you need to budget daily, depending on your travel style. Keep in mind these are daily averages — some days you’ll spend more, some days you’ll spend less (you might spend less every day). We just want to give you a general idea of how to make your budget. Prices are in AED.

Dubai Travel Guide: Money-Saving Tips

Dubai is an expensive city. If you’re hanging out in the malls and restaurants that cater to expats, you’re going to spend a lot of money. That said, there are a few things you can do to cut costs so you don’t blow your budget. Here are some quick tips to help you save money in Dubai:

  • Use Groupon – Groupon is huge in Dubai and you can find tons of discounts, 2-for-1 specials, and deals on the website. If there is something you want to do, check there first as there is a high chance you’ll find a discount.
  • Get The Entertainer – The Entertainer is a magazine and app that offers discounts and specials on restaurants, hotels, and activities. Pick up a copy when you arrive in Dubai. It’s not cheap but sometimes you can find the app 50% off or get a free trial. There are monthly subscriptions starting at 35 AED per month and a “lite” version that is free. If you plan to see and do a lot, it’s worth the price.
  • Find happy hours – Dubai is full of happy hours. Plan your drinking accordingly to avoid the city’s high-priced booze.
  • Skip the booze – Outside the happy hours and all-you-can-eat brunches, drinking is expensive so I would go easy on the drinking during your visit — or skip it altogether if you’re on a budget.
  • Eat in Old Dubai – Step away from the hotels, malls, and fancy souks meant to make you think you are in Aladdin and head into Old Dubai for cheap eats.
  • Pick accommodation near the metro – Make sure your accommodation is near a metro stop. You don’t want to be walking around unnecessarily when it’s scorching hot and public transportation is much cheaper than taxis.
  • Bring a reusable water bottle – The tap water is safe to drink in Dubai so bring a reusable water bottle to reduce your single-use plastic usage. LifeStraw makes a reusable bottle with a built-in filter so you can ensure your water is always clean and safe.

Where to Stay in Dubai

Dubai doesn’t have a lot of hostels so you’ll want to book in advance if you plan to stay in a hostel. Here are my suggested places to stay in Dubai:

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How to Get Around Dubai

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Public transportation – Dubai’s metro consists of nearly 50 stations. You can get to wherever you need to go, or close to it, with public transportation. Hours of operation depend on the day but both lines start operating from around 5:30am until about 1am. On Fridays, however, the trains don’t start running until 10am.

You’ll need a Nol Card to get around and you can buy the card at any of the ticket offices at the metro stations for 25 AED.

Fares depend on which of the zones you are traveling to. A standard ticket for one zone is 4 AED, for two zones it’s 6 AED, and if you are traveling through 3 or more zones it’s 8.50 AED.

If you can’t get to where you’re going by subway, the bus will get you there. Like the metro, the bus has different zones, and the Nol card is used as payment.

Ferry – The ferry in Dubai runs daily from three different terminals in the marina. Evening trips on the ferry are much busier, so be sure to get to the terminal 30 minutes early. Tickets range from 15-50 AED for silver class (seats in the main section of the boat) and 25-75 AED for gold class (more comfortable seats at the front of the boat).

Taxi – Taxis start at 12 AED and go up by around 2.50 AED per kilometer. Skip them if you can. They add up quickly!

Ridesharing – Uber and Careem are the two main ridesharing apps in Dubai. They aren’t usually cheaper than a standard taxi but they tend to be a lot more convenient.

Bicycle – Bikes can be rented from Nextbike for around 20 AED per hour or 80 AED per day.

Car rental – If you’re leaving the city, cars can be rented for around 190 AED per day. I would only rent one if you’re leaving the city. Otherwise, just use public transportation to get around. It will be much faster!

When to Go to Dubai

The most popular time to visit Dubai is between November-April. The weather is cooler and perfect for desert safaris, with daily highs averaging around 27°C (80°F). Flights and accommodation will be more expensive during this time though so plan accordingly.

May-August is the low season as Dubai just gets too warm. Daily highs average around 41°C (106°F) and make exploring the city unbearable. I visited in August and it was brutal. Skip the summer if you can!

The shoulder season between September and October is when the sea becomes perfect for swimming and water sports. It’s much less busy during this time so you’ll find fewer crowds and cheaper prices too.

How to Stay Safe in Dubai

Dubai is a very safe city. Violent crime is incredibly rare here. Petty theft and pickpocketing can occur, though they’re quite rare too. As long as you keep your valuables secure while you’re out and about you likely won’t have any issues.

Be aware that many activities that are legal in other countries are not legal in Dubai, such as displays of public affection between unmarried or LGBTQ partners, drunken behavior, dressing immodestly, swearing, photographing people without their permission, and criticizing UAE’s government.

You’ll need to dress and act conservatively here. All the wild and crazy stuff in the city happens behind closed doors. It’s a see no evil kind of thing. Don’t push the limit in public or you’re likely to get into serious trouble. Be extra cautious about being wild or “immodest” here.

Solo female travelers should generally feel safe here. However, the standard precautions apply (never leave your drink unattended at the bar, never walk home alone intoxicated, etc.) when you’re here. For an extra layer of safety, use the female-only cars on the metro. For more information, check out one of the many solo female travl blogs on the city to help you out.

Scams here are rare. If you’re worried about getting ripped off, you can read my post on common travel scams to avoid .

If you experience an emergency, dial 999 for the police, 998 for an ambulance, and 997 for the fire department.

The most important piece of advice I can offer is to purchase good travel insurance. Travel insurance protects you against illness, injury, theft, and cancellations. It’s comprehensive protection in case anything goes wrong. I never go on a trip without it as I’ve had to use it many times in the past. You can use the widget below to find the policy right for you:

Dubai Travel Guide: The Best Booking Resources

These are my favorite companies to use when I travel. They consistently have the best deals, offer world-class customer service and great value, and overall, are better than their competitors. They are the companies I use the most and are always the starting point in my search for travel deals.

  • Skyscanner – Skyscanner is my favorite flight search engine. They search small websites and budget airlines that larger search sites tend to miss. They are hands down the number one place to start.
  • Hostelworld – This is the best hostel accommodation site out there with the largest inventory, best search interface, and widest availability.
  • Booking.com – The best all around booking site that constantly provides the cheapest and lowest rates. They have the widest selection of budget accommodation. In all my tests, they’ve always had the cheapest rates out of all the booking websites.
  • HostelPass – This new card gives you up to 20% off hostels throughout Europe. It’s a great way to save money. They’re constantly adding new hostels too. I’ve always wanted something like this and glad it finallt exists.
  • Get Your Guide – Get Your Guide is a huge online marketplace for tours and excursions. They have tons of tour options available in cities all around the world, including everything from cooking classes, walking tours, street art lessons, and more!
  • The Man in Seat 61 – This website is the ultimate guide to train travel anywhere in the world. They have the most comprehensive information on routes, times, prices, and train conditions. If you are planning a long train journey or some epic train trip, consult this site.
  • Rome2Rio – This website allows you to see how to get from point A to point B the best and cheapest way possible. It will give you all the bus, train, plane, or boat routes that can get you there as well as how much they cost.
  • FlixBus – Flixbus has routes between 20 European countries with prices starting as low 5 EUR! Their buses include WiFi, electrical outlets, a free checked bag.
  • SafetyWing – Safety Wing offers convenient and affordable plans tailored to digital nomads and long-term travelers. They have cheap monthly plans, great customer service, and an easy-to-use claims process that makes it perfect for those on the road.
  • LifeStraw – My go-to company for reusable water bottles with built-in filters so you can ensure your drinking water is always clean and safe.
  • Unbound Merino – They make lightweight, durable, easy-to-clean travel clothing.
  • Top Travel Credit Cards – Points are the best way to cut down travel expenses. Here’s my favorite point earning credit cards so you can get free travel!

Dubai Travel Guide: Related Articles

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