Top sights in Dubai
Our most recommended Dubai Museums & Exhibitions
1. From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Premium Full-Day Sightseeing Tour
Explore the rich past, vibrant present, and thrilling future of Abu Dhabi on a tour of the largest emirate in the UAE. After pickup from your hotel in Dubai, travel along the Persian Gulf coast to Abu Dhabi while listening to stories about one of the world’s richest cities.
Visit the majestic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, one of the most popular landmarks of Abu Dhabi. Admire the mosque’s white marble structure that consists of 82 domes, chandeliers, and flower-patterned designs.
Next, take a drive along the Abu Dhabi Corniche to experience scenic views of the Persian Gulf. Admire the harbor's clean water as you continue to the opulent Emirates Palace, the official hotel of Abu Dhabi’s ruling government.
The next stop will be at the Marina Mall, where you can take a lunch break (at your own expense) and dine at the mall's restaurants or enjoy the...
Tour was out of this world, value for money and tour guide was very informative and full of stories, fact and info. Highly recommend booking with these guys as I can thank them enough for making our trip one to remember. Thank You!
2. Dubai: Old Town, Dubai Creek, Souks, and Street Food Tour
Your tour begins with a visit to the historical quarter of Al Fahidi (Bastakiya). There you will have several stops where your guide will tell you about the history of Dubai and the UAE, its culture, life in Dubai, and about the religion and the beliefs of the area. Afterwards, visit the most famous art gallery in the Emirates, where you'll see Dubai in the past and the present through the eyes of the a wide range of talented artists. While you're at it, sample ice cream made from camel milk. Then continue to the coin museum, where you will see the ancient coins of Arabia and Dubai. You can also admire fantastic views across Bastakiya from the roof! Stop in front of a mosque and learn more about Islam. Shopping time starts after in the local markets (souks). Before your visit, get tips from your guide about prices and tricks of bargaining with the local merchants. Then its time to tak...
It is a must to understand this fabulous city (country) and their development. You can also apreciate how inmigrants contribute and live in Dubai, the newest first world city.. Mohamed , the tour guide, did a great job.
3. From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Day Tour with Ferrari World Ticket
Discover the highlights of Abu Dhabi and enjoy a visit to the unique Ferrari World theme park. Your tour begins with a visit to Sheikh Zayed Mosque, where you can admire the wonderful architecture that defines the beauty of Islamic art. Continue on to the Emirates Palace, an inspiring hotel in the city with 114 magnificent domes and fantastic suites decorated with gold and marble. You will then visit the Heritage Village, where you can learn more about the life of the Bedouins. Afterwards you can enjoy the views of Abu Dhabi’s impressive skyline as you drive on to Al Corniche. The second half of your day trip takes you to the largest indoor theme park in the world – the Ferrari World. Experience the breathtaking rush of speed on the Formula Rossa rollercoaster and test your driving skills on one of the many simulators. Experience the different performances, marvel at the impressive dan...
Amazing experience!! Had the best guide Mounir very welcoming, knowledgeable and made the experience perfect
4. From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Full-Day Trip with Louvre & Mosque
Enjoy a two-in-one day trip to two UAE essentials. Marvel at architectural and artistic wonders new and old on this inclusive excursion from Dubai.
After pickup, sit back and enjoy the journey to the Mosque. On arrival, admire its shining exterior surface of white Greek and Macedonian tiles. Step inside and see the world’s largest hand-woven carpet, large crystal chandeliers, and glass panels studded with thousands of Swarovski crystals. Next, visit the Louvre Museum on Saadiyat Island. The largest museum in the Gulf region, enjoy displays of both classic and modern works of cultural and sociological significance from all over the world.
Admire pieces from French museums such as the Louvre, Pompidou Center, and Musee d’Orsay. Linger at the Children’s Museum, relax for a bite to eat in the cafe, or browse in the boutique. After the tour, enjoy the drive back to yo...
Loved the mosque and museum but there was plenty of time would’ve like 30-90 minutes to explore Abu Dhabi.
5. Dubai: Go City Explorer Pass - Choose 3 to 7 Attractions
Save time and money with an Explorer Pass and get up to 35% off admission to your choice of 3, 4, 5, or 7 top attractions, all for one low price. Pay nothing at the gate, and choose as you go to over 40 attractions, including a 1-day ticket for the hop-on and hop-off Dubai Big Bus tour. Enjoy a day of fun at the Aquaventure waterpark at Atlantis the Palm, cruise the Dubai Creek on a dhow boat while feasting on a delicious dinner, and more. Get your pass instantly delivered by email to print out, or you can use it directly from your phone for your convenience. Take time to see all your chosen attractions. You will have up to 60 days to explore from the first redemption. Included Attractions:
Tours & Cruises
• Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Dubai Tour: 1-Day Ticket • Desert Safari and BBQ Dinner in Dubai • Desert Safari and BBQ Dinner in Abu Dhabi ...
Super activité dépaysante avec un accompagnateur super sympa Jamil. Authentique show et camp génial.
6. Dubai: Butterfly Garden Admission Ticket
Escape the hustle and bustle of Dubai's malls and get back to nature at the Dubai Butterfly Garden. Explore the world’s largest covered butterfly garden, home to more than 15,000 beautifully winged creatures representing more than 50 species in different shapes and sizes. Inside, witness the butterfly cycle and learn about its metamorphosis process. Feel free to ask the expert hosts any questions you may have about the beautiful butterflies.
7. Dubai: Museum of Illusions Entry Ticket
The Museum of Illusions in Dubai takes you on a social and entertaining journey into a magical realm which delights all generations. It’s a perfect place for new experiences, fun with friends and family, and is unique in this part of the Middle East. It's not only a place for children to play and learn, but also for parents, couples, grandmothers and grandfathers. Summon the bravery to jump into an illusion created by the Vortex Tunnel, the first of its kind in the UAE. The tunnel will drive you crazy and make you believe the ground is shifting under your feet as you navigate through a rotating cylinder, which somehow remains a stable and flat surface. Disfigure your reflection in the Mirror Room, cut yourself loose in the Infinity Room, resist the laws of gravity and shapes, all the while taking amazing pictures of yourself in every possible pose. Enjoy the collection of holograms, lo...
A must see. You will definitely be blown away at all the different illusions and how your mind works.
8. Dubai: 3D World Selfie Museum Entrance
Get closer to the world of art through clever trick-art paintings and optical illusions at the first 3D trick-art museum in Dubai. Experience the traditional art technique called Trompe-l'oeil up close. And admire wall, ground and ceiling paintings which bring you into the scenes they depict and allow you to become part of the paintings. Each artwork is carefully chosen and painted by hand by a team of talented and passionate artists, all of whom are master craftsmen excelling in their craft. Let your imagination run wild as you come up with creative ideas for photos. Visitors are encouraged to interact and have fun with the art, taking as many photos as you want. These 3D paintings are not complete if you are not in them.
9. Dubai: Ethnic Emirati Dining Experience
Immerse yourself in Emirati culture through its cuisine with this tasting experience. Visit a traditional Emirati house for breakfast, lunch, or dinner and witness its spectacular architecture. Before your meal, work up an appetite by wandering through the house's display of artifacts and photos. Then sit down to a once-in-a-lifetime dining experience. Choose the dining experience that best suits your needs, from a traditional breakfast tray to a 4-course dinner.
10. Dubai Half-Day Tour: The City in Motion
Explore the traditions and modern life of Dubai on a half-day city tour that takes in all the main sites of the contemporary metropolis, and traces back to its past as a small outpost on the Persian Gulf. Following a pick-up from your hotel, transfer to the Palm Jumeirah, stopping outside Atlantis The Palm to take photos of the 1st resort to be built on the reclaimed land of the island. Next, admire the billowing sails structure of the Burj Al Arab, Dubai’s 1st 7-star hotel. Continue to the Jumeirah Mosque, said to be the most photographed mosque in the city. Go to the 18th-century Al Fahidi Fort, location for Dubai Museum and the oldest existing building in the city. Watch the world go by at Dubai Creek, where you can take photos of the many boats before boarding a traditional abra (water taxi) to cross the creek. Finally, soak up the sounds and scents of the gold and spice ...
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Planning Your Visit
How many days should you spend in Dubai?
For non-architects, three to four days will be plenty of time to see everything you need to see. Be very mindful of when you choose to visit. The weather gets very hot between May and September, and uncomfortable if you aren't used to the desert heat.
Where should you stay in Dubai?
You will have your choice of impressive hotel rooms in this city. For the more budget-conscious travelers, know that you won't have to miss out just because you can't afford to stay at the fancier places! Plan ahead for experiences at Dubai's luxury hotels. Make dinner reservations at Burj Al-Arab, or stop by for an afternoon cocktail (and view of the Burj Khalifa) at The Address Downtown Dubai.
Be conscious of cultural differences
If you are heading to Dubai for the first time, you may have questions about the laws that Western tourists consider unusual. In short, be respectful. Dress conservatively and make sure your shoulders are covered. Public displays of affection are considered unlawful. Also, the consumption of alcohol in public is illegal, except in specified bars.
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- Best time to visit
- It's best to visit in spring and fall, when the temperatures will be a little more mild.
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What people are saying about Dubai
100/100 best experience. The penguins were great, the staff were great. Very cold but when enjoying the company of the penguins you forget about the cold. We had a cuddle with the penguin which legit melted my heart. LOVED LOVED LOVED THIS EXPERIENCE.
Great skiing, however, the real experience is 10x better. Easy slopes. Only 3 slops in my eyes (I’m a confident skier) & website says black slope… but again, in my eyes - it was an easy red.. VERY COLD so bring layers.
Amazing experience, our guide Mujeeb was very friendly and also explained us many interesting things about dubai and the UAE. The camp with the dinner was very nice as well. Highly recommended!!
We had a awesome time on our desert Safari. Our guide was awesome. The entire experience was great. He also took some amazing pictures of us which is always a plus in our book.
We had a great time on this tour. Hahn,was our guide.