Day Trips from Dubai to Dubai Marina

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  • Dubai Marina: Yacht Tour with Breakfast or BBQ

    1. Dubai Marina: Yacht Tour with Breakfast or BBQ

    Get a red carpet welcome upon boarding your luxury yacht and benefit from personal service from the qualified crew. Juices and water will be available, as well as a choice of breakfast for the morning tour, or a BBQ spread with the lunch and dinner tours. Meet like-minded people and spend quality time networking aboard the 64-foot vessel. Benefit from creature comforts and amenities, including a dinette area and 3 beautiful cabins with natural light. Take your seats in the lounge area with abundant sun and shade. Sail through the Dubai Marina to Blue Water Island, and cruise over to the Dubai Eye. See the famous Jumeirah Beach and the Palm, as well as passing the Burj Al Arab. With the afternoon tour, you'll also be able to admire the Atlantis.

    Amazing! I can't describe my satisfaction! We had really nice time and the staff were so welcoming and patient! Strongly recommend!

  • Dubai: Red Dunes Safari & Quad Bike, Camel Ride & Sand Board

    2. Dubai: Red Dunes Safari & Quad Bike, Camel Ride & Sand Board

    Escape the hustle and bustle of Dubai and experience the calm of the surrounding desert. Enjoy pickup at your hotel and drive out to the wilderness by 4WD. Satisfy your sense of adventure, choose from a shared or private option, and enjoy legendary Arabian hospitality. Journey to the remote desert area of Lehbab, approximately 50 kilometers from Dubai city center. Marvel at the silky red sand and towering dunes. Hop on a camel to get a short ride or perhaps choose the optional quad bike experience (age restricted). Head into the desert onboard your 4WD Land Cruiser as the vehicle slips and slides like a roller-coaster across the dunes. Try your hand at sand-boarding, or just relax and take photos of the spectacular views of the sunset, before drop-off back at your hotel.

    Excellent time! Malik was the best guide , he was so nice and friendly ! Really helpful couldn’t do enough for us! We will be requesting him if when we come again! He made it a trip of a lifetime thank you Malik

  • From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Premium Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

    3. 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!

  • Abu Dhabi Sheikh Zayed Mosque Half-Day Tour from Dubai

    4. Abu Dhabi Sheikh Zayed Mosque Half-Day Tour from Dubai

    Depart Dubai and journey to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi by modern air-conditioned vehicle. Relax in comfort on the 90-minute drive with your professional guide. On arrival, marvel at the 8th largest mosque in the world. Spread over 30 acres, the magnificent structure took more than a decade to build and now stands as a showcase for the United Arab Emirate’s Islamic cultural heritage. Roam around the site that can accommodate up to 40,000 worshippers at any one time. Marvel at priceless features, such as the huge Swarovski crystal chandeliers, floral mosaics, and artifacts of gold, silver, and marble.

    Be amazed by the gigantic carpet in the main prayer hall. Measuring 60,570 square feet and weighing 35 tons, the carpet was made in Iran and is the result of the toil of thousands of carpet weavers over 2 years. Take stunning memorable photos of the comple...

    Riz was the most amazing tour guide!!! We had a magical time!!!! I most definitely recommend!!!!

  • Dubai: Old and Modern Dubai City Tour with Blue Mosque Visit

    5. Dubai: Old and Modern Dubai City Tour with Blue Mosque Visit

    Start the tour by getting picked up from your hotel or selected location in an air-conditioned vehicle. Then, stop by The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah, to admire the charm of Atlantis, The Palm Hotel, before the Burj Al Arab photo stop from the beachside. Later on, proceed to the Blue Mosque, known as the Al Farooq Omar Bin Al Khattab Mosque. This religious shrine was inspired by the Ottoman and Andalusian styles of architecture. It has wonderful interiors, decorated with beautiful chandeliers and a library that is home to almost forty thousand books related to different religions. Now it is time to explore Old Dubai and the Creekside, where it all began. Hop on the Abra water taxi, the city's oldest mode of transportation, to cross the Creek. Visit the Gold Souk, renowned for its wide collection of gold jewelry, while the Spice Souk brims with aromatic spices, herbs, nuts, oil, saffron and s...

    Such a great tour to do to see the whole of Dubai! Our tour guide was amazing and so informative! I would highly recommend this tour.

  • Dubai: Full-Day Guided Tour of Expo Dubai

    6. Dubai: Full-Day Guided Tour of Expo Dubai

    Experience the amazing Expo Dubai on this full-day guided tour, which, with 192 pavilions, is considered the largest event ever to be staged in the Arab world. To begin, get picked up from your hotel or selected location in Dubai. Upon arriving at the Expo, take some time to walk through and explore each of the three thematic districts — Opportunity, Mobility, and Sustainability. Afterward, enjoy a food break and explore the world’s greatest gastronomy show, which offers 200 dining options with cuisine from all over the world. Finally, visit the World’s Greatest Immersion - Al Wasl Plaza, which is located at the heart of the Expo. Enjoy incredible shows and performances while admiring the beauty of the dome, which is the largest 360-degree projection surface in the world.

  • 60, 75 or 99-Minutes Dubai Marina Landmarks Speedboat Tour

    7. 60, 75 or 99-Minutes Dubai Marina Landmarks Speedboat Tour

    Cruise through Dubai Marina, marveling at its spectacular modern skyline, the exclusive yachts in dock and the vibrant urban lifestyle that the development supports. Take you past the Yacht Club, the five-star hotels along the beach and the fabulous JBR Walk. Discover Dubai’s new development the Bluewater Island, located off the coast of Jumeirah Beach. It sits alongside two hotels, a few high-end restaurants, and residential apartments and features the famous Ain Dubai Ferris wheel. There is no better way to experience Jumeirah Beach Residence, JBR, than from the sea. Capture the amazing waterfront community come to life as you cruise by. See the iconic five star Atlantis Hotel. The hotel has one of the most expensive hotel rooms in the world and is a spectacle to see from the water. You will be given the ideal view of this magnificent building, truly a modern day wonder of Dubai. A ...

    Our tour guides Max and Suresh at the yellow boat were highly professional and great.

  • From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Tour with Emirates Palace

    8. From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Tour with Emirates Palace

    Following a pick-up from your hotel in Dubai, travel along the Gulf coast to Abu Dhabi, listening to the fascinating stories about one of the richest cities in the world along the way. Your first stop is the Sheikh Zayed Mosque - an incredible mosque exemplifying the beauty of Islamic architectural brilliance. Spend about 1.5 hours in the mosque with your live guide.   Afterward, stop at the Abu Dhabi Corniche, and take a stroll with scenic views of the Arabian Gulf. You will also see the Emirates Palace. Take snaps for your photo collection with these wonderful structures as the backdrop. Your next stop will be at the Marina Mall, where you can have your lunch from Carrefour or Food court ( closed during Ramadan) or The full Corniche view restaurant (at your own expense. Afterward, visit the beautiful Qasr Al Watan Palace housed in the Presidential Palace compound of UAE. Notice the a...

    We loved this trip our guide was so knowledgable he gave us information about every single place. Our ride to abu dhabi was relax and comfortable. Roz our tour guide was excellent.

  • Dubai: 5-Hour Tour with a Professional Photographer Guide

    9. Dubai: 5-Hour Tour with a Professional Photographer Guide

    Take a half-day photography tour of both old and modern Dubai with a professional photographer guide. After pickup from your hotel, stop at Palm Jumeirah for a photoshoot. Then visit Atlantis, The Palm to have your photo taken in front of this iconic hotel. Enjoy the waterfront views of Dubai Marina from Palm Island. Proceed to Souk Madinat Jumeirah and get wonderful snaps of this traditional bazaar. Continue to Jumeirah Beach to take photos with the famous Burj Al Arab in the background. Your next destination is the Blue Mosque. Visit its vast library and capture mesmerizing photographs of the mosque’s blue tiles decorating the exteriors and the elegant wall. Next, head to old Dubai to explore the history of the city. Take a water taxi ride across Dubai Creek and visit the world’s largest market for gold and spices. Get some splendid photos as you walk along the winding streets. Fina...

    This was the perfect way for us to start our Dubai Trip. We booked the tour via Getyourguide and we were contacted by our Tour Guide Adnan. He gave us clear information on timelines for pickup and drop off to and from our Hotel. We started our tour at the Zabeel Palace which was so beautiful. On our ride there Adnan was cheerful, interactive, informative and helpful. He introduced us to the culture in Dubai and made us feel at home. He gave us a lot of information on all the buildings, streets and landmarks that we passed on our way to the mosque. At the mosque, we were given religious attire in order for us to access the mosque. Adnan give us an interesting talk about the principles of Islam and engaged with us throughout the talk. We then proceeded to visit various places including the gold and spice souk, Burj Al Arab, jumeirah beach, heritage house and Atlantis the Palm. It was an amazing experience with a great guide and I would highly recommend this as your first activity.

  • Dubai: 1.5-Hour Self-Drive Boat Trip

    10. Dubai: 1.5-Hour Self-Drive Boat Trip

    Experience what it is like to captain your own boat on a thrilling adventure along the coastline of Dubai. Reach speeds of over 60 kilometers per hour and pass famous landmarks as you set sail from the heritage fishing harbor near Jumeirah Beach. Listen to stories about the city from your escort-guide along the way. Cruise past famous beaches and iconic buildings, such as the Burj Al Arab hotel, and marvel at the manmade island of Palm Jumeirah. See the distinctive Atlantis the Palm hotel and stop to take photos of luxury mansions and upscale developments. Take control of a boat that is safe, sturdy, easy to drive and cannot be tipped over to enjoy a unique adventure on the water for all the family.

    I studied that the sea is windy at sunset time. So it is more challenging, than in morning time.

Frequently asked questions about Dubai

What top attractions are a must-see in Dubai?

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.

Good to know

  • Language
    Arabic
  • Currency
    AED (United Arab Emirates dirham)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+04:00)
  • Country Code
    +971
  • 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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