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Dubai Visitors Guide

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Best of Dubai

3 days in Dubai
3 days in Dubai

Dubai is a constantly changing, sprawling desert oasis, blending traditions and excitement into a cosmopolitan city. Visit new landmarks, such as the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, and the inspiring Dubai Fountains. Experience the culturally significant Bastakiya Quarter. Ride in a wooden boat taxi and take in the sights and smells of the Souks. Take a break from the desert heat at Ski Dubai.

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Family-friendly Dubai

Dubai for young kids
Dubai for young kids

Dubai will be an exciting adventure for young kids. Introduce them to the local cultures at the Dubai Heritage Village and the Sheikh Mohammed Center. Let them cool off at the Wild Wadi Water Park. Experience aquaventures at the Atlantis, Dubai Dolphinarium, and Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo.

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Dubai on a budget

Dubai for free
Dubai for free

One of the fastest growing cities of the world, known as the "Gateway between the East and West," Dubai is a delightful combination of old and new; traditional and modern. Travellers on a budget can experience history at the Dubai Museum, culture at Jumeirah Mosque, diverse architecture along the Dubai Creek, renowned shopping at Dubai and Wafi City Malls, and sun and sand at Jumeirah Beach and Park.

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Insiders' Dubai

Dubai off the beaten path
Dubai off the beaten path

Dubai is a desert filled with off-the-beaten path experiences. Watch word-class racing. Take your adventures to the sand with a safari. Or swing your clubs at internationally renowned golf courses.

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Getaways from Dubai

Daytrips from Dubai
Daytrips from Dubai

Dubai is one of seven emirates in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). With landscapes ranging from desert to coastal, Sharjah/Aman, Abu Dhabi, Al Fujayrah (Fujairah), Al In, and Hatta offer an adventurous day trip within easy access of Dubai, often less than 2 hours away.

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EveryTrail
Dubai Architecture Tour
Dubai Architecture Tour

Amid the man-made islands and extravagant theme parks and ever more preposterous architecture of Dubai, this city is building the future at warp speed.

Rated 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Shopping the Dubai Souqs
Shopping the Dubai Souqs

Step back in time and wander around Dubai’s souqs, some of the area’s last thriving authentic outdoor Arabian markets.

The Dubai Souqs offer an opportunity to experience the simple pleasure of...

Rated 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
DIFC Gate Village Art Walking Tour
DIFC Gate Village Art Walking Tour

The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), a financial free zone in Dubai, is an onshore financial and business district. Given Dubai’s position on the world’s financial scene, the DIFC aims to...

Rated 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Skyscraper City - New Dubai
Skyscraper City - New Dubai

This tour will take you on the Dubai Metro Red Line between Ibn Battuta Mall station #39 and Khalid Bin Al Waleed station #19. This area could very well be the highest concentration of bizarre...

Rated 3 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
The Ultimate Dubai Downtown
The Ultimate Dubai Downtown

A short 40 years ago, Dubai was a small, sleepy town located around the Dubai Creek. Today it has emerged on the world map as a major global player and seeker of world records. With all of its desert...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Bastakiya, Historic Dubai Neighborhood
Bastakiya, Historic Dubai Neighborhood

The Bastakiya neighborhood, one of Dubai’s most important historic districts, dates back to 1890 when wealthy textile and pearl traders from Bastak, Iran, built their homes here. This interesting...

Rated 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members

Perfect Weekend

Divine Shopping Weekend in Dubai (Sstevewoodley64, 30 Jul 2010)
3.0 of 5 stars 4 Votes
trips (Elham S, 16 May 2012)
1.5 of 5 stars 1 Vote
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0.0 of 5 stars 0 Votes

Best Of

Top 10 Favorite Cities (ntfbball, 10 Jan 2009)
4.0 of 5 stars 4 Votes
Best 15 cities in the world (NenadN, 6 Dec 2011)
3.5 of 5 stars 5 Votes
2nd NYC trip-even better!!! (funinnyc, 26 Jun 2007)
3.5 of 5 stars 1 Vote

Recent Trip

Dubai (meliha, 12 Jun 2007)
4.5 of 5 stars 1 Vote
4.0 of 5 stars 7 Votes
Dubai experience (ALiEN2108, 15 Jul 2006)
4.0 of 5 stars 19 Votes