Family time in Dubai
From scaling the colossal Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world to dune bashing the ever-changing, majestic deserts, from the frolic-filled theme and water parks to serene city tours and river cruises, Dubai lives and breathes a sense of possibility and innovation.
Being one of our favourite destinations, we have put together a very special itinerary for you to make the most out of your Dubai experience for 3 Days.
A Full-Day Spent at
The Dubai Mall
& Burj Khalifa
It's already been a must for everyone visiting Dubai to go to the world's biggest shopping mall. But not only for shopping, because The Dubai Mall has a lot in store for everyone, from dining to entertainment, and fun activities for the whole family.
The Dubai Mall is just one part of the much bigger Downtown Dubai complex, where you can also find the world's tallest building, Burj Khalifa, just right beside the mall.
And even though as they say that it will take you more than a day to explore every corner of this huge mall complex, you can still squeeze in a full day to visit all the popular attractions here.
Here are some of the popular attractions you can enjoy at The Dubai Mall complex:
At The Top, Burj Khalifa - It's one of the world's highest observatories located on the 124th floor, and it will give you a 360-degree view of the Dubai skyline.
Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo - It's the world’s largest suspended, aquarium, holding 10 million litres of seawater and 33000 varied species of marine life.
VR Park - Experience the one-of-a-kind and world’s largest & penultimate virtual and augmented reality attraction.
KidZania - Catering to kids between 4-16 years, this helps teach them real-life skills in this attraction that resembles a real town.
Dubai Ice Rink - You can skate, twirl and even display some crazy or sleek turns across this state-of-the-art ice area.
Dubai Fountain - Immerse yourself in its brilliantly choreographed extravaganza wherein water reaches up to a great height of up to 500 feet. Get a traditional boat (abra) ride and get an up-close vantage point of the fountain.
The Dubai Fountain show plays in the evening every 30 minutes from 5:30 pm until 10:30 pm. And usually, after 15 minutes, there is a separate Lights and Sound show at Burj Khalifa. Make sure you get a good spot before these spectacles start.
Shop, then feel the adrenaline
Bur Dubai, Deira,
& Desert Safari
Handwoven fabrics and carpets, traditional perfumes and dresses, ornate gold jewellery, special souvenirs and even herbs and spices. These and all you can find in the souqs located in the bustling heart of Old Dubai.
"Souq" is an Arabic term for a traditional market. And the souqs of Bur Dubai and Deira give fascinating glimpses into the UAE’s rich history and heritage.
The two districts of Bur Dubai and Deira are separated by the Dubai Creek, a saltwater creek that has become a hub of commercial and residential activity in the city over the years. And this is still one of the most popular tourist attractions in Dubai.
You can traverse the Dubai Creek to go to both sides of Bur Dubai and Deira riding the abra. It is the city's most traditional mode of transport and is still the cheapest, for only 1 dirham (about US$ 0.27).
Then in the afternoon, discover the beauty of the Dubai desert on a Desert Safari tour. Get in a comfortable four-wheel drive with a guide, and enjoy an exciting mix of adventure and fun.
This tour provides exciting dune bashing along with an electrifying camp journey where you can enjoy quad biking, camel ride, henna tattooing. Plus enjoy a barbecue buffet while watching traditional Arabic entertainment.
Chill and relax
Ski Dubai, Burj Al Arab,
& Dubai Marina/JBR
Spend your third day in Dubai down south, where there are lots more in store. Chill from Dubai's notoriously hot weather at Ski Dubai, the Middle East's first indoor ski park, where it is always -2 degrees inside. Boasting a fantastic winter setting with mountain themes, Ski Dubai offers a huge range of snow activities including skiing, tobogganing, snowboarding and chairlift rides.
After the chilling fun at Ski Dubai, you can pass by the Burj Al Arab and Jumeirah open beach to catch the majestic sunset with the iconic Dubai structure in the backdrop.
Finally, you can conclude your third day and have an awe-inspiring night to remember at Dubai Marina and Jumeirah Beach Residences (JBR) area. You can book a Dhow Cruise at the Marina so you can have a sumptuous dinner while traversing around the Marina, showcasing its gleaming skyscrapers.
You can explore the Dubai Marina and JBR area via the Dubai Tram. Make sure you get your unlimited travel day pass which you can use in the Dubai Metro and Dubai Bus as well.
So there you have it, our special 3-Day itinerary just for you, and hopefully we’ve given you enough travel inspiration and some great ideas for the perfect Dubai Itinerary. If you are ready to make the most out of your visit, you can purchase this itinerary below.
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