There is a lot to do and see in Dubai; seven days is enough time to visit Dubai and have an amazing time.
To get a taste of the city and visit the most famous sites, shared below are some ideas on:
How to Visit Dubai and Have an Amazing Time in Seven Days
Get acquainted with the city by starting your trip to Dubai with an English-speaking, guided bus tour. The Big Bus Tours has hop-on, hop-off tour buses that leave from Wafi City. Disembark at stop #7 and take the free, 1-hour guided Creek tour that The Big Bus Company included in your bus ticket.
Head to the waterfront in the afternoon to enjoy water sports or a deep-water fishing excursion, or to just relax on the beach or at the waterfront park.
End your day with a drink at Burj Al Arab’s Skyview Bar (note: you need to reserve in advance).
The Atlantis Resort on Palm Island offers many attractions. There is the Aquaventure Waterpark, Dolphin Bay, Sea Lion Point, The Lost Chamber Aquarium, the diving centre, and other adult and children activities.
Take a safari at 4 p.m. through the desert in a 4×4 jeep. You will get to visit a camel farm and try dune bashing before arriving at a traditional Bedouin camp. Here, you can have a relaxing meal and be entertained by belly dancers and Arabian music.
Take a trip to nearby Abu Dhabi. See Jebel Ali, a man-made port, or the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, or pick up some traditional crafts at the Women’s Handicraft Centre. Drive along the Corniche and visit the Abu Dhabi Heritage Village.
When returning to Dubai, take a stroll along the Dubai Marina waterfront and enjoy a meal in one of the city’s many excellent restaurants.
Learn more about the UAE culture and tradition at the Sheikh Mohammed Center for Cultural Understanding. There, they can arrange guided walks through Al Bastakiya, Dubai’s old quarter. The Majlis Gallery and Dubai Museum are in this area, and the Al Fahidi Fort offers another glimpse at Dubai’s history.
The Jumeirah Mosque is the only mosque in Dubai open to non-Muslims and tours are available on Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday. The Sheikh Saeed House is a restored courtyard home with abundant history. Next to the house is the Heritage Village where you can spend the evening enjoying traditional food, music and dance.
Visit Dubai Mall in Downtown Dubai or make your way to the Mall of the Emirates where you can go skiing. Choose from the many attractions offered in Dubai malls, or perhaps visit Madinat Jumeirah, an Arabian shopping complex along the water.
Have dinner on the observation deck at the top of Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. In front of Burj Khalifa, after 6 p.m., the dancing water fountains perform at regular intervals.
Dubai has many real markets. The Spice Souk is an Arabian experience, and the Gold Souk will dazzle you with endless stores that display shiny gold.
Venture out to the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve to learn about the nature that surrounds the city. Take part in Camel trekking, falconry, horse riding and archery or drive through the wilderness.
Finish your day with a 2-hour Dhow Dinner Cruise, which leaves at 8:00 p.m. from Deira Creek or Dubai Marina.
Today is the day to pack your bags and to get ready to leave. Don’t plan anything unusual for the last day so that you can use it to see anything you have missed or would like to see again.
Most Dubai hotels offer excellent services, so you might choose to enjoy the hotel pool, spa or other amenities. Of course, you could always go back to one of the malls for more shopping!
All you need is one week, so start planning your Dubai vacation now!
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