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  • Dubai Burj Khalifa Tickets: Level 124 & 125

    1. Dubai Burj Khalifa Tickets: Level 124 & 125

    Take the world’s fastest elevator to the clouds as you ascend Dubai’s iconic Burj Khalifa skyscraper. Also holding the title of being the world's tallest building, a ride up to the 125th floor is a must for all those wanting to tick this feat off their bucket list. See the sights for miles from the observation deck balcony – a heart-stopping moment not to be forgotten. Dominating the skyline, the Burj Khalifa structure towers over Downtown Dubai at a staggering 2,723 ft (830 meter). Enjoy the bird’s eye view of the surrounding emirate with breathtaking 360-degree panoramas at your disposal. By day or night, the experience is picture-perfect. Learn all there is to know about the architecture and technology behind this Middle Eastern icon while feasting your eyes on live, historic, and night views of the city with one of the deck's telescopes. Why not purchase a souvenir photograph taken...

    Tour was out of this world, value for money and tour was very informative and full of stories, fact and info. Highly recommend booking as our trip one to remember. Thank You!

  • Dubai: Atlantis Aquaventure & Lost Chambers Aquarium Ticket

    2. Dubai: Atlantis Aquaventure & Lost Chambers Aquarium Ticket

    Experience the rides and slides of the Aquaventure Waterpark and then discover more than 65,000 marine animals up close at the Lost Chambers Aquarium at the Atlantis the Palm Hotel on Palm Jumeirah, Dubai. Skip the long lines to Aquaventure Waterpark and then brave the world’s first dual waterslide within a waterslide. Get your pulse racing on 30 slides and attractions, laugh your way down Dubai’s longest Lazy River, and relax on 500 meters of private beach. Prepare to do battle with the King of the Sea at the Tower of Poseidon or ride through the dark and twisting Aquaconda water tunnel. Grab an inner tube and face the rapids of a tidal river or experience the dramatic wave surges of The Torrent. Get up close to more than 65,000 marine animals at the Lost Chambers Aquarium. Walk amongst the ruins of a lost city and get a behind the scenes look at what it is like to be a marine animal ...

    Buying tickets online was easy and seamless. When we collected our passes we had the opportunity to have add ons, towels, locker, food etc. The park did not have all the rides on but it also limited the capacity. There was hardly any queues for anything. The lazy river you could join and get off whenever you wanted. There were lots of access points at different parts. We have food and it was hot fresh and large portions! There was two of us who went on the day (a couple) and whilst there were lots of families we were not the only adults without children. It was a fabulous day with lots to do and lots of different rides to suit the most timid and most adventurous. My only disappointment was when the day came to a finish and the horrible faces I was pulling when the official photographer took our picture on some of the rides. The park is huge, make sure you venture to all the different parts to check out all the different areas

  • Dubai: Desert Safari, Quad Bike, Camel Ride & Al Khayma Camp

    3. Dubai: Desert Safari, Quad Bike, Camel Ride & Al Khayma Camp

    You will be picked up from your hotel or selected location by your tour guide. Then, drive to the Dubai desert and after a short break, you can experience the thrilling dune bashing session with our trained drivers. After this, you can try out sandboarding and click some amazing photos. Proceed to the Al Khayma camp for the camel ride and refreshments. The 7-hour tour participants will continue to enjoy some entertainment shows and have a delicious BBQ dinner at the camp. As the tour comes to an end you will be dropped back to your hotel/building.

    Amazing experience , time we'll spent ! Would 100% do again . You get to experience a little bit of everything that's included in the description which makes this a very fun thing to do . Our guide was awesome , answered all of our questions .

  • Dubai Marina: Yacht Tour with Breakfast or BBQ

    4. 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!

  • Burj Khalifa 124 & Lunch or Dinner at Rooftop, The Burj Club

    5. Burj Khalifa 124 & Lunch or Dinner at Rooftop, The Burj Club

    On this 5-hour program you’ll head to the 124th level of Burj Khalifa. Then head down to the 5th floor to enjoy a 3-course lunch or dinner at the Burj Club for an alfresco dining experience overlooking The Dubai Fountain and Burj Khalifa. Feel the thrill of a high-speed ride in one of the world's fastest elevators. Marvel at the views from the world's tallest skyscraper as you step out onto an outdoor observation terrace 452 meters above the ground. Sample Menu Appetizer • Vichyssoise soup: traditional leek and potato soup with truffle oil (V) • Oriental lentil soup with lemon and baby spinach (V) • Caprese: Buffalo mozzarella, marinated tomatoes and basil pesto (V) • Seasonal mixed green salad with chicken or prawns (H / S ) Main • Organic corn-fed oven roasted chicken breast, potato mash and seasonal veg...

    I Love The Restaurant The Atmosphere The Food was Just Okai i Had The Pasta Should've ordered The Chicken but Other Then That it was Amazing Especially Being at The Top of The BURJ KALIFA in The Night time and Being Able to See The Fountain Show at Nite. AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL

  • Dubai: Safari, Quad Bike, Camel Ride, and More

    6. Dubai: Safari, Quad Bike, Camel Ride, and More

    Explore the beautiful and intriguing Arabian Desert on a tour that is sure to keep you interested. Begin by exploring the desert and visiting the Buried Village to get a glimpse the harshness and intensity of the desert sands. Later on, try dune bashing in a 4x4 Land Cruiser (which is fully equipped with all necessary safety features) and sandboarding on the silky red-sand dunes. Next up is the quad bike area, where you will receive a short briefing of safety instructions before enjoying the thrill of cycling over the vast sands. Finally, relax in a traditional Bedouin-style camp, where you can indulge in activities like camel riding and henna painting. Enjoy being entertained by belly and folk dancers while eating a delicious barbecue dinner.

    The tour guy was super good, nice, respectful, jovial etc. next time am going to safari I want this same guy again.

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

    7. 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

  • Dubai Aquaventure Waterpark Admission Ticket

    8. Dubai Aquaventure Waterpark Admission Ticket

    Enjoy thrills and spills at Dubai’s Aquaventure Waterpark, the largest waterpark in the Middle East, on dozens of rides and waterslides. With your day ticket, prepare to do battle with the King of the Sea at the Tower of Poseidon. Ride through the dark and twisting Aquaconda water tunnel. Grab an inner tube and take a trip on the rapids of a tidal river. Test your nerves on the exhilarating Ziggurat, and plunge more than 27 meters down the Leap of Faith, a near vertical freefall waterslide, through shark-filled waters. Unwind on a private beach, and enjoy light snacks and refreshments from on-site restaurants. Take the little ones to Splashers, a water playground especially for kids.

    Absolutely amazing. Felt safe as lifeguards everywhere. Staff were very friendly too

  • Dubai: Premium Red Dunes, Camel Safari, & BBQ at Al Khayma

    9. Dubai: Premium Red Dunes, Camel Safari, & BBQ at Al Khayma

    Embark on an unforgettable day-to-evening journey across the Dubai Desert. Experience the thrill of driving through red sand dunes and feel the hospitality of a Bedouin desert camp, where you can partake in interactive cultural activities and feast on a delicious BBQ buffet. Drive out of the bustling city and into the peaceful desert aboard a 4x4 Land Cruiser. When you arrive, enjoy a relaxing rest stop and go on an optional quad bike ride while other convoys catch up.  Next, sit back and strap in for a dune bashing ride across the stunning red dunes of the Lehbab Desert. For an extra kick of adrenaline, get the chance to try out sandboarding. 

    Enhance your dune adventure with an optional quad bike ride. Select this activity as an add-on at checkout and choose a bike for yourself or to share with one of your travel partners.  Continue to the Al Khayma Camp and be welc...

    Imran was such a great tour guide. He picked us up right on schedule was super polite and punctual. He took us for the ATV, the sand board and camel ride and took pictures of us all the way threw our tour. He was on top of everything going on from offering us water to making sure we were the first one to grab food to asking if we wanted anything else before leaving the camp area. He was absolutely welcoming. This tour is definitely recommended.

  • Dubai Burj Khalifa Tickets & Tour: Level 124, 125 and 148

    10. Dubai Burj Khalifa Tickets & Tour: Level 124, 125 and 148

    Avoid the crowds and treat yourself to a premium experience on the 124th, 125th and 148th floors of the Burj Khalifa, including access to the outdoor terrace of the world's highest observation deck. Select the sunset option to enjoy the city at golden hour as the sun sets and casts a beautiful glow over the skyline. Feel on top of the world as you ascend the 555-meter-tall Burj Khalifa, starting at the SKY Lounge, where you will be personally escorted to a dedicated elevator. Watch in amazement as specially designed projections let you “fly” over city landmarks en route. Finally, take a special elevator to the crowning glory: access to the world’s highest outdoor observation deck. Enjoy breathtaking views as your bask in the luxury lounges, and explore different aspects of the United Arab Emirates via the interactive stations. Guest Ambassadors will be on hand to tell you fun trivia a...

    Skip the line was definitely worth it, although not sure how long the other queues were Host that took us to the top was lovely, had 40 minutes on level 148 and the we could spend as much time as we wanted on levels 124/125 We watched the sunset from level 125 which was lovely Was a great experience but I don't know if it is worth the extra cost to go to level 148, the view is similar :)

Dubai boat tours: Everything you need to know

Sail along the marina on a boat tour in Dubai to see the city’s modern skyline. Or cross the Dubai Creek on a traditional dhow. Both experiences reveal what Dubai is best-known for: contrasts between old and new and a luxurious lifestyle.

Private boat tours in Dubai

Choose a private boat cruise if you prefer an independent sightseeing experience but still want the perks of a guided tour. While in Dubai it always seems like bigger is better, private boat cruises take a different approach.

Traveling with your other half? Consider a smaller boat cruise, like the Dubai Marina private boat tour, to include as part of your itinerary. In addition to a skipper, the boat has room for two people. On a 1-hour cruise, you'll get to see the Burj Al Arab, Atlantis, or Jumeirah Beach Residence.

Private cruises for up to 10 people are a great option if you’re traveling with friends or family. In addition to sightseeing, most include stops for a swim in the Arabian Gulf at Jumeirah Beach. If your goal is to relax, choose a fixed duration cruise, like the 2-hour mini yacht ride from Dubai Marina.

Luxury dinner cruises in Dubai

Take in the sights while cruising and dining along the Dubai Creek. Depending on personal preference, travelers can choose between a dhow-style boat or something more contemporary. Whatever you decide, expect comfort, spectacular views, and a mix of local and international cuisine.

If you’re interested in Arabic delicacies, look for a menu with dishes like mutabel, fattoush, or shish taouk. The Deira Creek 5-star buffet dinner dhow cruise is an excellent option for traveling groups. The menu includes local dishes, salads, pasta, and vegetarian options.

Choose a dinner cruise with traditional Arabic entertainment if you're looking for an experience with a local feel. “Tanoura” and “youwla” folk dance performances are examples of what you can expect.

Traditional boat tours in Dubai

Locals use the traditional water taxis, called “abra," to cross the Dubai Creek. Looking for this type of experience? You can hop on one of these boats and travel on one or all of the four routes. Old Dubai truly comes alive on a guided tour. Opt for a one-hour tour on an “abra” if you’ve done most of the sightseeing. This way you can enjoy a trip on the Dubai Canal at sunset.

If you want a more general alternative, choose a walking guided tour that includes an "abra” cruise. Enjoy sites like the Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood, the souks (markets) of Old Dubai, and the Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum House.

Speed boat tours in Dubai

Add a speedboat or jet ski tour to your must-do list. This is perfect if your itinerary in Dubai includes thrill-seeking experiences like skydiving or hitting all the rides at one of the theme parks. Duration ranges from 30 minutes to three hours.

Choose the jet ski option if you’ve driven these vehicles before. Even if you can only spare half an hour, it’s still a different way to see top attractions. Tours include an experienced escort and accommodate groups or couples.

Speedboat tours accommodate travelers who like the adrenaline pump but prefer sightseeing to driving. A great experience for group travelers, these tours have a balanced mix of speed and time to snap a photo of top attractions.

Helpful tips and good things to know for Dubai boat tours

Wear comfortable clothes and shoes but respect the semi-formal dress code on dinner cruises. On most of these cruises, expect non-alcoholic drinks only, unless they include a licensed bar.

Keep in mind that most boats don’t have room for luggage. This is important to know if you’re visiting Dubai on a layover or are planning to take a cruise before check-in at your hotel.

Are you traveling on a budget? You can choose to ride on the Dubai Ferry instead of a guided cruise. Although it's public transportation, the ferry routes take visitors into account. The boat goes by top attractions like the Dubai Marina and the Dubai Creek. Itineraries may change over time, so double check upon arrival in Dubai.



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What people are saying about Dubai

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 7,523 reviews

The guide was very experienced driver and explained in detailed each stop. Also took pic with a lot of patience. In general the 90min trip is sufficient and we could see all attractions from sea side which is very nice. Highly recommend and not expensive trip Asi

It was a super nice experience, organized, the food super good, the only thing was a little music that there was no variety of rest, all super good. Recommended

Extremly amazing! Did not know what to expect for but it was great experience. Cover sights with adrenaline rush.

It was a wonderful experience, the crew were super helpful

We had a great time on this tour. Hahn,was our guide.