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Dubai Mall

The grandest of malls! Known for luxury shopping, plus an Aquarium Tunnel and Underwater Zoo.

Dubai Mall: Our most recommended tours and activities

Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo Day Ticket

1. Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo Day Ticket

Walk through the Aquarium Tunnel and experience life under the water. Marvel at the giant 10 million-liter tank which contains more than 33,000 aquatic animals and the world's largest collection of sand tiger sharks. After exploring the aquarium tunnel continue to the Underwater Zoo, which provides an interactive approach to education on the ecology and sustainability of marine life. Marvel at the various exotic species. The journey consists of three ecological zones: Rainforest, Rocky Shore, and Living Ocean.  Meet playful otters and penguins, and don’t miss your chance to see one of the largest crocodiles in the world, King Croc and his Queen at the Underwater Zoo.

Dubai Aquarium, Underwater Zoo & Penguin Cove Experience

2. Dubai Aquarium, Underwater Zoo & Penguin Cove Experience

Discover a fascinating aquatic world with a day admission ticket to the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo. The 10-million-liter tank is home to more than 33,000 aquatic animals, comprising over 140 species. There are more than 300 sharks and rays living in the tank, including the world’s largest collection of sand tiger sharks. Just above the aquarium is the Underwater Zoo. Get up close to penguins, piranhas, seahorses, jellyfish and more. Step inside the Submersible Simulator for a virtual adventure among dugongs, whale sharks and many other sea creatures. The Underwater Zoo provides an interactive approach to educating children and visitors on the ecology and sustainability of marine life. The journey consists of three ecological zones: Rainforest, Rocky Shore, and Living Ocean. The Penguin encounter allows you to get face to face with a colony of 16 Gentoo penguins residing at the new Penguin Cove exhibit along with a zookeeper. This exciting encounter starts with an educational video about the incredible Antarctic birds and their original habitat. Next, visitors get to meet the Gentoo Penguins, enjoy exceptional photo opportunities, and experience up-close penguin interaction.

Dubai: Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

3. Dubai: Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

Explore the Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall, Bastakiya Historical Village, Al Fahidi Fort, the Old Souk Of Arabia, the Old Watchtower and Heritage Village, the gold and spice Souks, Dubai Creek, Atlantis The Palm, Souk Madinat, and Burj Al Arab. Board an open-top double-decker bus to admire fantastic views and soak up the charm of old and new Dubai. From the towering Burj Khalifa, the 7-star Burj Al Arab, and Atlantis the Palm to the exotic spice souk, you'll see a lot of Dubai's top landmarks. Pass by the Museum of the Future and admire its Arabian calligraphy-inspired architecture. With a variety of tickets to choose from you can relax and enjoy the ride with the Classic ticket for 24-Hours plus access to the traditional Dhow cruise or make it an adventure with the Premium 48-Hour Ticket. The Premium ticket includes the Dhow cruise and The Lost Chambers Aquarium. You'll encounter exciting marine creatures like sharks, crayfish, albino alligators, stingrays, seahorses, and many more. Staying longer? Then try the Deluxe with an outstanding 5-day pass as you visit the Lost Chambers Aquarium, Desert Sunset Tour, and even the Ambassador Lagoon with an impressive viewing panel of awe-inspiring views into the ruins of an Atlantis-themed aquarium, home to 65,000 marine animals from around the world. This fully narrated audio tour will allow you to discover over 34 locations throughout the city, with daily departures from the starting point at the Dubai Mall. You may also join the tour from any of the stops on the route. Air conditioning is available on the lower deck and recorded commentary is available in 12 languages.

Dubai: Fountain Show and Burj Lake Ride by Traditional Boat

4. 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: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour 24, 48 or 72 Hours

5. Dubai: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour 24, 48 or 72 Hours

Discover all of Dubai's stunning sights on an unlimited hop-on hop-off bus tour. With a 24-hour, 48-hour, or 72-hour pass, you can explore this great destination at your leisure. You'll have access to two sightseeing routes, which showcase all the main sights of this fabulous city. Drive past the Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab, Dubai Marina, the Palm Jumeirah, the Dubai Mall, the Dubai Frame, and The Walk at JBR the Beach. Enjoy unrivaled 360-degree views from the open-top deck, and learn about Dubai's heritage through the multilingual audio tour commentary. Upgrade your visit to Dubai by selecting a premium option, allowing you access to the Al Seef Dhow Cruise and entry to the Lost Chambers Aquarium. Historical Route (Red Route) stops: 1. Dubai Mall 2. Museum of the Future 3. Al Seef Heritage Area4. Al Fahidi Historical District 5. Dubai Museum 6. Old Souk 7. Heritage Village 8. Gold & Spice Souk 9. Dubai Creek 10. Dubai Frame11. Sheikh Zayed Road Marina Route (Blue Route) stops: 1. Dubai Mall2. Souk Madinat Jumeirah3. Fairmont The Palm4. Atlantis The Palm5. Dubai Marina Mall6. The Beach @ JBR7. Marina Promenade8. Grosvenor House Dubai9. Mina Seyahi10. Mall of the Emirates Sunset and Night Tour: 1. The Dubai Mall2. Mina Seyahi3. Atlantis The Palm4. Madinat Jumeirah5. Mall of the Emirates

Magical Dubai 8-Hour Tour with Burj Khalifa Experience

6. Magical Dubai 8-Hour Tour with Burj Khalifa Experience

Explore Dubai's traditional and modern sides with a local guide on a full-day tour. Stay cool throughout the day in an air-conditioned vehicle and enjoy included entrance tickets to several attractions, as well as a hotel pickup and drop-off. After your pickup, start your tour with a quick view of the Dubai Creek before discovering the heritage area of Bastakaya with its Arabian wind towers. Then, visit the beautiful Al-Fahidi Historical Neighborhood, dating from the mid-19th century. See traditional houses built from stone, gypsum, teak, sandalwood, fronds, and palm wood. Discover the alleys, pathways, and public squares that separate the houses, making the district naturally diverse. Cross from Bur Dubai to Deira Dubai by traditional water taxi, or abra. Then walk through the spice and gold souks to marvel at the variety of goods on offer. Continue to the Jumeirah Mosque and Burj Al Arab, known for its distinctive silhouette resembling a billowing sail. Enjoy free time for tea or coffee at Madinat Jumeirah Souk, an authentic re-creation of an ancient marketplace with a traditional Middle Eastern ambiance. Then, head to the crescent-shaped manmade Palm Jumeirah Island. Stop in front of Atlantis The Palm Hotel, the centerpiece of Palm Jumeirah. Palm Jumeirah is the most scenic artificial man-made island on earth and boasts facilities such as world-class accommodation, private villas, residential apartments, beaches, water sports activities, and restaurants. Next, visit the Atlantis Aquarium. Experience the unique beauty of Dubai from the Dubai Marina Walk, called by many a small Manhattan due to the many skyscrapers. Find lots of restaurants serving a variety of foods in front of the Marina Canal, where boat, yacht, and dhow rides are available. Enjoy a drive along Sheik Zayed Road, lined with more skyscrapers, and stop at the Dubai Mall to experience the fine dining and shopping on offer, and enter Burj Khalifa, a magnificent steel structure rising 828 meters and the tallest building in the world. Have free time at the Dubai Mall until the evening to watch the dancing fountain. This is the world’s largest dancing fountain and is synchronized with classical, Arabic, and international music. At the end of the evening, be dropped off back at your hotel.

Dubai: Luxury Canal Dinner Cruise with Optional Transfers

7. Dubai: Luxury Canal Dinner Cruise with Optional Transfers

Experience Dubai from the Dubai Water Canal on a sightseeing dinner cruise. Be transferred to a glass-encased dhow for a delicious buffet and admire landmarks, such as Dubai Festival City Mall and the Burj Khalifa. Get a welcome kahwah (Arabic coffee) on arrival followed by an assortment of chilled refreshments and dates. Then, be escorted to your table to enjoy welcome drinks. Start to feel the gentle sway of the waves and romance of the boat as you set sail. Awaken your senses as you gently cruise down the artificial canal. Experience the city's bustling atmosphere as you pass through the Business Bay area while soothing Arabic music serenades you along the way. Marvel at iconic attractions of the Dubai skyline, such as the Business Bay Bridge, Dubai Festival City Mall, Burj Khalifa, Dubai Water Canal Bridge, JW Marquis Hotel, and Westin Hotel. Indulge yourself with a sumptuous feast of Arabic appetizers, grilled meat, fresh salads, and delicious sweets from Arabia, along with hot beverages. Be mesmerized by the saxophone performance.

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

8. 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 by Night with Burj Khalifa Entrance Ticket

9. Dubai by Night with Burj Khalifa Entrance Ticket

The first stop on your tour is the impressive Dubai Marina, where you’ll find most of the city’s skyscrapers. Next, head to the Palm Jumeirah, the original of the 3 islands, where you can take photos of Atlantis, and The Palm hotel. Marvel at the Madinat Jumeirah, a 5-star property and the largest resort in the emirate. In a 40-hectare garden setting and designed to resemble a traditional Arabian town, the resort has 2 hotels, features a courtyard of 29 summer houses, and has more than 40 restaurants and bars in the complex. The evening wouldn’t be complete without seeing the Burj Al Arab, standing on an artificial island 280 meters from Jumeirah Beach and connected to the mainland by a private curving bridge. The shape of the structure is designed to resemble the sail of a ship. Before your tour ends, visit the Dubai Mall, the largest shopping mall in the world, and part of a 20-billion-dollar complex. The Mall boasts 1,200 shops and the Dubai Fountain, where you’ll be able to see one of the dancing water shows. Finally, conclude your tour by entering Burj Khalifa and heading up to the 124th and 125th floors.

Dubai: Full-Day Sightseeing Tour From Abu Dhabi

10. 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. 

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What people are saying about Dubai Mall

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 19,460 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.

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

It was a great tour. Intense because there are many stations. Amira is a great guide, incredibly accommodating and speaks very good German and English. The transfers from/to the hotel also worked on time.

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