When you make up your mind to go to Dubai on a holiday and start your search for best Dubai holiday package and its content you realize that the following are the Top sightseeing to include in your Dubai holiday package.
Dubai, is considered a short holiday destination. (most holidays are 3 night or 4 nights) These sightseeing gives you an opportunity to see most of the important places of this city. In such a short holiday and after enjoying these sightseeing / activities you only require free time for shopping.
Top Sightseeing To Include In Your Dubai Holiday Package
Dubai city tour.
This 4 hours tour along with a English speaking guide starts in the morning. During this tour your driver and guide takes you around the city to give you a complete overview of Dubai city. It is so comprehensive that by the end of it you are fully aware of all important attractions, shopping places, beachs, important landmarks and the complete layout of the city. This helps you to plan your rest of the stay in Dubai.
While driving, you pass by Dubai creek, areas of Bur Dubai, Port Rashid, Jumeirah beach , Jumeirah mosque, Burj Al Arab Hotel, Atlantis Hotel, Sheikh Zayed road ( New downtown of Dubai) , and Gold Souk. Depending on time available you make 3-4 photo stops to click pictures.
Half a day in Dubai Mall
Amongst many landmark buildings and shopping malls, Grandeur of The Dubai Mall is incomparable. A world class shopping experience, choice of unlimited dining makes this mall a top tourist attraction of Dubai today.
Another reason for visiting and spending time in this area is to see the world’s largest dancing fountain show ( designed by creators of the Fountains of Bellagio in Las Vegas) at the Burj Khalifa lake. The fountain show starts at 1800 hrs. till late evening and repeats after every half an hour.
As the name Burj Khalifa Lake suggests you are also just next to the tallest building in the world ‘Burj Khalifa’. You may wish to experience the view from the top by visiting to the observatory level of this building and have a view of Dubai city from the top. You need a ticket to go up to the observatory level.
Your pick-up from hotel is in the evening to take you to a pier located in Dubai creek’s either side (Bur Dubai or Deira Dubai ). Dhow is an Arabic name for a wooden boat, in reality you are on a Dhow for a duration of approx. 2 hours when it sails in Dubai creek during a time when you see illumination of traditional markets of Meena bazaar or buildings on the Deira Dubai side. During sailing you also enjoy a romantic bar-be-que dinner with entertainment on board.
Desert Safari is highlight of any Dubai holiday. Your 4 X 4 vehicle which can accommodate 6 people in a vehicle picks you from your hotel, travels for approx. 45 minutes to reach desert area. Expert drivers takes you on a roler coaster ride on desert dunes to give you an ultimate experience of desert and their expert driving skills. You get 2-3 photo stops on the dunes, experience desert sunset, visit a camel farm before you finally reach your camp.
This fully loaded camp with stalls give opportunities to try traditional Arabic dresses, Arabic hina designs, experiencing the traditional water pipe ( shisha ), camel ride. All these activities keeps you busy till its time for a sumptuous bar-be-que dinner and belly dance performance. You return to your hotel in the same vehicles by 2130 hrs. ( Timings : 1530 – 2130 Hrs)
In this post we have captured popular choices of sightseeing, however Dubai is an incredible city and offers much more than this for all types of travellers, we will bring those to you shortly in our next post. meanwhile if you have been to Dubai or taken a Dubai Holiday package recently please feel free to add your experience in the comments.