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Dubai: Fountain Show and Burj Lake Ride by Traditional Boat

1. Dubai: Fountain Show and Burj Lake Ride by Traditional Boat

Marvel at the illuminations of Dubai Mall Fountain Show on a 30-minute cruise by "abra" water taxi. A captivating water, music and light spectacle in Downtown Dubai, the Dubai Fountain is the world’s tallest performing fountain. At over 900 feet in length (274 meters), the Dubai Fountain is situated on the 30-acre (120,000 m2) Burj Lake and performs to a selection of different melodies. Climb aboard the traditional wooden boat on Burj Lake, and cruise past some of the city's most iconic monuments, such as the Burj Khalifa, Souk Al Bahar, and Palace. Admire the city's stunning skyline from the water, before you take your position for a grandstand view of the illuminations.  With only 6 people per boat, you are able to admire the visual spectrum of over 1,000 water expressions from an exclusive and intimate perspective.  Watch in awe as the fountains light up during a visual spectacle that features 6,000 lights, 25 colored projectors, and 22,000 gallons (83,000 liters) of airborne water! See a stunning choreography of light and water synced to classical, Arabic, and world music that will leave you breathless.

Dubai: Half-Day Private City Tour with Burj Khalifa Tickets

2. Dubai: Half-Day Private City Tour with Burj Khalifa Tickets

Experience Dubai, old and new, on a comprehensive half-day city tour, and visit the traditional Gold Souk, before going to the top of the world’s tallest building. Following a pick-up from your hotel, transfer to Dubai Creek on the way to the heritage area of Bastakiya. See the famous wind-tower houses in the city’s first neighborhood. Go to Dubai Museum at the 225-year-old Al Fahidi Fort, and learn about Arabic arts, history, culture and lifestyle. Take a traditional water taxi from Bur Dubai to Deira Dubai, and stroll through the Spice Market and Gold Market. Stop to take a photo of the Jumeirah Mosque and the sail-like façade of the grand Burj Al Arab Hotel. Enjoy some free time for a tea or coffee at Madinat Jumeirah Souk, an authentic recreation of an ancient Middle Eastern marketplace. Next, visit the manmade Palm Jumeirah Island and stop in front of the Atlantis Hotel. Marvel at the world-class accommodation, villas, and residential apartments of the crescent-shaped island, and see the site of Dubai Aquarium. Experience the beauty of Dubai’s skyscrapers from the Dubai Marina Walk, and admire the yachts of millionaires alongside traditional dhows. Drive along Sheikh Zayed Road, between yet more imposing skyscrapers, and head to Dubai Mall for a view of the Burj Khalifa. Enter the world’s tallest building to ride the fastest elevator on the planet. Go to the 124th-floor observation deck for panoramic city views. Take free time in Dubai Mall to watch the fountain dancing in sync with classical, Arabic, and world music, or to indulge in some fine dining before your drop-off in the Dubai Mall.

Dubai: Full-Day Sightseeing Tour From Abu Dhabi

3. Dubai: Full-Day Sightseeing Tour From Abu Dhabi

Start your full-day Dubai adventure by meeting your guide in your hotel in Abu Dhabi. After a short meet and greet you will set off to discover one of the world's most fascinating, modern cities - Dubai.  Begin your tour with a drive to Dubai from Abu Dhabi - along the way, whilst heading through the outskirts of Dubai along the main highway you will witness one of the largest concentrations of skyscrapers in this region, and the third-largest concentration in the world. This tour will showcase the difference between Old Dubai and New Dubai, giving you some insight into this multi-faceted city. Visit popular tourist locations in Old Dubai such as the Dubai Museum, Spice Market, Gold Souk, and the Abra Ride water taxi. Follow this with a trip to New Dubai where you will pause for photo stops at landmarks such as the Burj Al Arab, Palm Jumeriah, Dubai Mall, and Burj Khalifa. End your journey through Dubai with a convenient and relaxing car ride back to your hotel in Abu Dhabi. 

Dubai: Full-Day Tour with Optional Lunch

4. Dubai: Full-Day Tour with Optional Lunch

Discover the spectacular sights of Dubai, and learn how it developed from a small fishing village on Dubai Creek to the lively metropolis of today. Visit the old district of Bastakyia, and enter Dubai Museum in the ancient fortress of Al-Fahidi. Ride a water taxi across Dubai Creek and enjoy superb views of the city en route to Deira. Be enchanted by the exotic spices on sale in the famous Spice Souk. Then, ponder whether to buy any of the glittering souvenirs in the Gold Souk. Stop to take photos of the Jumeirah Grand Mosque, built in the medieval Fatimid tradition. Take a photo of the iconic Burj Al Arab, then, if the option is selected, you can go to the Burj Khalifa for an optional lunch around the musical fountains. Head to Dubai Mall, where more than 1,200 stores and a host of world-class designers can be found. Continue to Palm Islands to see the famous Atlantis Hotel, located at the crescent of Palm Jumeirah. Then take a stroll past the luxury yachts of Dubai Marina. Drive through the ultra-modern Jumeirah Lake Towers complex en route to the Barsha area with its famous Emirates Mall and permanent skiing facility.

Dubai: Modern City Tour and Burj Khalifa Entry Ticket

5. Dubai: Modern City Tour and Burj Khalifa Entry Ticket

Marvel at the marine life of the Ambassador Lagoon at the Lost Chambers Aquarium inside the Atlantis the Palm Hotel. Then, drive to Dubai Marina to see the luxury developments and take a 20-minute boat ride around the marina and new Dubai Water Canal. Stop at the Souk Madinat Jumeirah, before going to Jumeirah Mosque. Take souvenir photos of the Burj Al Arab, and drive along Sheikh Zayed Road for a panoramic tour of the ground-breaking architecture of downtown Dubai. Visit the Souk Al Bahar shopping mall before walking to Dubai Mall, where you will go to the top of the Burj Khalifa for panoramic views.

Dubai: Half-Day Sightseeing Tour in English or German

6. Dubai: Half-Day Sightseeing Tour in English or German

Get a look at Dubai Creek before going to the historic Al Bastakiya area to see the wind tower houses. Then, cross to Deira Dubai by abra water taxi. Stroll through the spice and gold souks, and then marvel at the Jumeirah Mosque and 7-star Burj Al Arab hotel. Get some free time in the traditional Madinat Jumeirah souk, before heading to Palm Jumeirah to visit the Atlantis the Palm Hotel. Watch the marine life of the Ambassador Lagoon at the Aquarium. Go for a stroll along Marina Walk, and then drive along Sheikh Zayed Road for stunning views of the skyscrapers. Pause at Dubai Mall and marvel at the Burj Khalifa before drop off at your hotel.

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What people are saying about Dubai Mall

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 2,460 reviews

The trip was the best decision to get an overview of Dubai. Our tour guide Amira was awesome. We were picked up from the cruise terminal on time and drove to all of the specified destinations. Amira gave us a lot of interesting information and took us to the most beautiful places. The trip will always be remembered. Thank you again for the great tour.

Our tour guide was EXCELLENT! She provided us with info about Dubai! She also adjusted the excursion where needed to accommodate our needs. While the tour had great hot spots in Dubai, the Soux area was a bit much for us. We were not prepared for the harassment. Either remove it from the tour or thoroughly explain to foreigners what to expect.

This was such a great experience, really good value for money. No fighting the crowds to get a spot for the fountains! Everything looked beautiful lit up at night and the boat ride was very peaceful and a special moment on our trip

It was awesome no words can describe highly recommend it. The only thing I didn't like was the location of the boat pick-up point was wrong. It's not in front of wafi restaurant but on the opposite end from time out market

Great tour! Only to be recommended! There is no better way to get to know Dubai.