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Al Ain The Garden City Private Tour

Al Ain The Garden City Private Tour
Duration:
8 hours
From:
USD 115.17
Enjoy a daytrip to Al Ain also known as the Garden City. Visit the famous camel market and the Hili Archaeological Gardens inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

Yas Classique Experience - Seaplane Flight to Abu Dhabi with Ferrari World Tickets

Yas Classique Experience - Seaplane Flight to Abu Dhabi with Ferrari World Tickets
Duration:
6 hours
From:
USD 398.80
Fly over the magnificent Dubai skyline overlooking the Burj Khalifa Palm Jumeirah and the World islands as you cruise towards Abu Dhabi. Enjoy spectacular views of the blazing red Ferrari World Formula One Circuit the beautiful Emirates Palace and more. Blending the best that these two chic emirates have to offer this experience provides an exciting journey and unforgettable memories.

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Things to do in Dubai if you have a Dubai Airport Layover or Extended Dubai Airport Stopover


If you have an extended layover at the Dubai Airport or staying in town, why not consider getting out with some fun activities? We list a few here and there are many more on Dubai.LayoverIdeas.com.


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Although DXB Dubai International Airport is located outside of the city centre, the train gets you into the heart of things quickly and efficiently. There's lots to see and experience, so take advantage of any extra time to see what you can.



Dubai Museum


A must-see for anyone interested in the social history of the Emirate (and indeed the country). The museum's archaeological section includes artefacts that point to civilised settlements dating back to the third millennium BC. The al-Fahidi fort has examples of traditional reed houses. A modern extension built underneath the fort showcases Dubai's history using the latest technology, complete with authentic sights and sounds.


Visit the desert


A visit to Dubai would not be complete without a trip into the desert. These excursions offer a taste of the true heartland of Arabia. The majesty and tranquillity of the desert can be experienced through a choice of exciting safaris and tours. Leave time to use the gym and/or swimming pool back at DXB Dubai International Airport to cool off and freshen up before your flight.


Burj Khalifa


Burj Khalifa (until recently called Burj Dubai), at 828 metres and 160 floors is the world's tallest structure by a long shot, over 300m taller than the previous contender in Taipei. The observation deck at the 124th floor is the 2nd highest in the world after the Shanghai World Financial center. The visitors' entrance is located at the lower ground floor of Dubai Mall.


City view from the water


Abras (essentially small ferries) afford a very picturesque view of the city from the water (not to be missed). Abra stations are located along the Dubai Creek and abras set off regularly round-the-clock. The cross-river trip costs AED 1, payable to the driver after the boat has left the station. The Waterbus is another option for tousists who want to go by boat but avoid the abra crowd (or the heat); as part of Dubai's public transport system, a Red ticket or any Nol card is required for the Waterbus journey (can be purchased at the Waterbus station).


Retail therapy


Dubai is practically synonymous with shopping. The best things to buy in Dubai are textiles, electronics and gold, electronics is believed to be much cheaper while textiles and gold offer a wide range of selection. Dubai Mall and Mall of the Emirates are the two largest malls and are easily accessible by public transportation. The ancient “souks” or markets (where haggling is expected) offer a romantic setting for the purchase of spices, antiques, rugs, and silverware.



A note of caution: The United Arab Emirates might seem relaxed but the laws are still very different from most Western countries and are strictly enforced. A simple kiss in a public place, having an alcoholic drink in the wrong place or even losing your temper could land you in jail. Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender travellers should be particularly careful as homosexuality is a criminal offense with possible deportation. Avoid all public displays of affection. Women should avoid revealing outfits.

Dubai Attractions

Dubai The Golden City

Dubai The Golden CityDuration:
5 hours
From:
USD 36.79
Take a quick tour around Dubai and discover the citys rich mix of cultural traditions and cosmopolitan living with visits to some of its most important historic sites and popular modern landmarks.

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Dubai Development Afternoon Tour

Dubai Development Afternoon TourDuration:
5 hours
From:
USD 36.79
Join an exciting tour to witness first-hand the painstakingly planned growth of the multi- cultural metropolis of Dubai. Visit Souk Madinat Jumeirah stop at the iconic Burj Al Arab see the palm shaped island Palm Jumeirah and pass by Ski Dubai the first indoor ski slope in the region.

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Big Bus Night Tour of Dubai

Big Bus Night Tour of DubaiDuration:
2 hours
From:
USD 40.00
Hop aboard an open top double-decker bus and enjoy the spectacular sights of Dubai by night a sightseeing experience designed to captivate and fascinate with a unique perspective of a city that truly never sleeps.

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Dubai City Tour

Dubai City TourDuration:
4 hours
From:
USD 46.41
Discover the contrasts between the old and the new as you explore the landmarks in this fast growing and exciting city.

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UAE East Coast Tour from Dubai - with Al Dhaid Masafi and Fujairah

UAE East Coast Tour from Dubai - with Al Dhaid Masafi and FujairahDuration:
8 hours
From:
USD 55.69
See the highlights of the United Arab Emirates East Coast from the lush oasis of Al Dhaid to the mountainous Fujairah. Explore the port village of Dibba swim in the Indian Ocean see the UAEs oldest mosque and stop by the famous "Friday Market" which despite its name is open daily.

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Al Ain The Garden City

Al Ain The Garden CityDuration:
8 hours
From:
USD 55.69
Enjoy a great day out taking in the sights of the beautiful Garden City of Al Ain. Dont miss a visit to the camel market the largest in the U.A.E. Step back in time at the Hili Gardens famous for the archaeological excavations from the third millennium B.C.

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Emirates Mountains

Emirates MountainsDuration:
8 hours
From:
USD 55.69
Experience a visit to UAEs fabulous East Coast and Hatta.

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Abu Dhabi Development Tour from Dubai

Abu Dhabi Development Tour from DubaiDuration:
10 hours
From:
USD 55.69
Explore some of the amazing developments in Abu Dhabi and visit Masdar City Yas Island Ferrari World Saadiyat Island Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and so much more.

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Last Updated: 13 Oct 2016