Dubai Sightseeing Tours

Being one of the beautiful cities of the world whether you are speaking in terms of architecture or culture, making sightseeing in Dubai one of the top favourite of visitors arriving here. Enjoying the position of an important stop in the trade routes to the Middle East, Dubai has prospered to become a stronghold of tourism and trade in the world. Home to some of the most amazing sights, Dubai finds its place on the itinerary of many travellers in the world. And once you are here, you would do everything in your power to not go back. Such is the charm of this city.

And with the variety of attractions that this city has to offer, the experience of sightseeing here is going to be an elaborate and fun one. Starting from the top of the world, Dubai is home to the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa. And believe it or not, the building is also one of the best sightseeing spots in the city. Housing the world’s highest observation deck, the Burj Khalifa’s 124th and 125th floor is a favourite of many as it provides an unbeatable view of the entire city from the height of more than 550 m from the ground up. Theoretically speaking, the place is so high that you can see the sunset on Dubai twice if you manage to get to the observation deck in time.

Speaking of heights, you can get an amazing aerial view of the city of superlatives by booking a helicopter tour of Dubai, and see it like not many before you have seen. You will be seeing a lot of attractions from the top, making it an amazing experience to embark on before or after your Dubai trip, so you will either be looking forward to seeing these attractions for real or will relive the memories you created there. 

Talking about attractions, there is a horde of good and amazing places that you can visit as a part of your sightseeing trip to Dubai, like the opulent and grand 7 star Burj Al Arab, the beautiful Dubai Marina, the man-made wonder of Palm Jumeirah, the grandeur of Atlantis the Palm, the flawless Dubai Creek, world’s biggest Dubai Mall, the unique Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, the amusing Wild Wadi Water Park, the brilliant performances of Dubai Fountain,  the winter experience of Ski Dubai, and the adventurous Yas Island.

Sightseeing in Dubai is a brilliant, beautiful and unforgettable experience. It is something that will leave you with fond memories of your time in the golden city and will always leave you wanting for more. It is given that whoever comes to Dubai will always want to come back. So why not book an amazing and unforgettable trip here and live out a lifelong dream.
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Dubai Sightseeing FAQs

How do we reach Dubai from India?

Dubai is lately one of the most visited destinations in the world. If you are travelling to Dubai from India then the easiest and the convenient way to travel is by flight.
By Air: The Dubai International Airport is the busiest airport in UAE. All the important flights including the Emirates Airlines connect to 100 destinations. Emirates National Airlines connects with Dubai and UAE with many cities located in the Middle East, Europe, and Asia. You can board your flight to Dubai from New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad etc.
Few other flights which you can choose from are
  • IndiGo
  • Jet Airways
  • Air India
  • Spice Jet
  • Air India Express
  • Fly Dubai

Which are some famous places for sightseeing in Dubai?

Dubai is famous for being a greatly beautiful city. Some of the most famous places to visit in Dubai are-

  • Burj Khalifa
  • Burj Al Arab
  • Dubai Mall
  • Mall of the Emirates
  • Jumeirah Beach
  • The Palm Jumeirah
  • Atlantis the Palm
  • Atlantis Aquaventure
  • Wild Wadi Water Park
  • Deira Souk
  • Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo
  • Dubai Creek
  • Dubai Marina
  • Ski Dubai
  • Dubai Miracle Garden

Which all things are must to do in Dubai?

Whether you are an adventure buff or just an ardent traveler there are a lot of things to do in Dubai. While in Dubai you should definitely check out these places:
  • Visit the Burj Khalifa
  • Burj Al Arab
  • Dubai Marina
  • Wild Wadi Park
  • Ski Dubai
  • Dubai Creek
  • Palm Islands
  • Dubai Museum
  • Aquaventure Waterpark
  • Mall of the Emirates
  • Palm Jumeriah
  • Dubai Dolphinarium
  • The Lost Chambers of Aqaurium

Which are the must visit sightseeing attractions in Dubai?

Amongst such a long list of places to explore, the must visit attractions in Dubai include the name of-

  • Burj Khalifa
  • Dubai Fountains
  • Dubai Mall
  • The Palm Jumeirah
  • Atlantis the Palm
  • Burj Al Arab
  • Dubai Creek
  • Ski Dubai
  • Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo.

Which all places are good for sightseeing in Dubai?

As you know that Dubai is the hottest destination in the world, a lot of people are rushing to this place. There are a number of places which are great for sightseeing in Dubai.
Few of the places are:
  • Burj Khalifa
  • Palm Jumeirah
  • Dubai Museum
  • SEGA Republic
  • Ski Dubai
  • Dubai Ice World
  • Kidzania
  • Ferrari World
  • Safa Park
  • Heritage House

What is the best time to go for a sightseeing tour in Dubai?

Because of extreme temperature ranges in the summers, the best time to visit here and enjoy sightseeing in Dubai is in the winters marked by the months of October to March, when the sun is on its best behaviour.

Which all places are best for sightseeing for a teenager?

For the teenagers, if you are looking for some special places then visit the Burj Khalifa, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai Museum, SEGA Republic, Ski Dubai, Dubai Ice world and Ferrari world. You will definitely have some awesome time there.

How can I go for a sightseeing tour in Dubai? Are there any tour available?

The best way to embark on a sightseeing trip is to book it with Thrillophilia. The platform brings to you quality experiences and elaborate tours so you connect with the city of superlatives on more than just a superficial level. You can choose between Burj Khalifa Observation Deck, Dubai City Tour and many other such great tours in Dubai.

How much time does it require for sightseeing in Dubai?

If you are planning for sightseeing tour in Dubai then it will take around 8 to 9 days to cover all the famous places in Dubai. From Burj Khalifa to Dubai Dolphinarium, you can visit all your favorite places in Dubai.

Can I go to Dubai from Sharjah for sightseeing?

Yes. Sharjah is located about 30 to 35 kms away from Dubai, making the two cities quite accessible from each other.

What is special about Burj Khalifa? Can I go at the top of Burj Khalifa?

Burj Khalifa is located at Downtown, First Interchange along Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai and is the tallest building in the world. The height of the building is 829.84m and is the tallest man made structure in the world. There are a total of 163 floors and 58 functional elevators. It also has 2,957 parking spaces, 304 hotels and 900 apartments.
Another interesting fact about BurjKhalifa is that it is 3 times as tall as Eiffel Tower. Yes, you can definitely go at the top of Burj Khalifa. It will be a bit expensive than the usual price. There are two observation decks at Burj Khalifa. One deck stands at a height of 555 meters which is one deck while the other deck is 452 meters. If you are planning to visit the top of Burj Khalifa then your cost will be around AED 500.

Can I go to Dubai from Abu Dhabi for sightseeing?

The capital city of UAE is only about 140 to 160 km away from Dubai and is connected via the Expressway number 10. Yes, you can easily come from Abu Dhabi to Dubai for sightseeing.

How much it will cost me for Burj Khalifa tour? Is it worth?

If you are planning to visit BurjKhalifa, your tickets will depend on the time slot which you are opting from. The prices start from AED 125 and can be expensive upto AED 500 if you are planning to stay there till the closing time. Yes, it is definitely worth it as you get to experience everything from a great height.
7:30 PM – 11 PM: AED 125 to AED 350 for adults and AED 95 to AED 350 for child (4-12 yrs)
3:00 PM- 7:00 PM: AED 200 to AED 500 for adults and AED 160 to AED 500 for child (4-12 yrs).

Can I go at night for a sightseeing in Dubai?

Yes. There are many tours that bring you the opportunity of seeing the sights of an illuminated Dubai in the late evening hours and night hours. For example, an unforgettable experience in that will be the Dhow Cruise in Dubai Marina.

Which is the best time to visit Dubai?

The best time to visit Dubai is during the month of November to April. During this time of the month, the heat is lesser than the usual summer heat and one can also find cool breeze blowing at this time. The temperature remains in between 24-35ºC (75-95ºF).

How many people are required to go for a sightseeing tour?

You can make a booking of one and get a private tour or become part of a group tour.

Where are the Palm Islands? Can I visit the Palm Islands?

Palm Island is one of the top real estate developments in Dubai. It comprises three artificial islands, Palm Jumeirah, Deira Island and Palm Jebel Ali. Yes, you can visit the palm islands. The best way to visit Palm Jumeirah is to take a taxi to the Palm Gateway Monorail Station, at the base of the Palm.

What are the things I should carry while going for sightseeing?

For an amazing experience of sightseeing in Dubai, you should remember to always carry the following things-

  • Comfortable clothes
  • Water Bottle
  • Sunglasses and Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Cap/Hat
  • Personal Medication

What is special about Dubai Marina?

Dubai Marina is the largest man made marina in the world and one of the best attractions in Dubai. The marina holds a number of top restaurants as well as outdoor recreation and an entertainment complex. Spend some time by this place and also check out the boutiques and the shopping centers in the seven-kilometre-long Dubai Marina Walk.

Are there any public transport vehicles for sightseeing tours in Dubai?

Yes. You can avail a hop-on hop-off tour in Dubai and enjoy sightseeing in Dubai in a public transport that goes on fixed routes in the city.

Where is Dubai Mall? Is it good for shopping?

The Dubai Mall is located at Financial Centre Road, Downtown Dubai - Dubai - United Arab Emirates. Yes this mall is definitely good for some amazing shopping. Whether you want to stay, dine or shop this is definitely the place for you.

Can I visit the Dubai Museum? Is it worth? What is the entry fee?

Yes, you can visit Dubai museum. It is definitely a worth to visit. The museum holds a wing which displays antique monuments such as pottery, weapons, tombs, buildings and urban communities. The approximate price is AED 3 for adults and AED 1 for child.

Can I visit the Mall of the Emirates?

Yes, you can visit Mall of the Emirates in Dubai. This is world’s first shopping mall resort which boasts of more than 560 international shops selling lifestyle, fashion, sports etc. Mall of the Emirates is located at interchange four on Sheikh Zayed Road, the mall adjoins two five-star hotels.

Is it worth visiting the Dubai Dolphinarium?

If you have been long planning to swim with the dolphin or enjoy a dolphin show then nothing can be a better place than Dolphinarium. Watch the friendliest creature on earth performing different shows.

Which all places are romantic in Dubai?

If you are looking for some romantic places in Dubai then there are few places which you cannot afford to miss:
  • Pierchic
  • Pai Thai
  • Shimmers
  • Asado
  • Ghantoot Beach
  • Mamzer Beach Park
  • Jumeirah Open Beach
  • The Broadwalk

Which all places a couple must visit in Dubai for sightseeing?

All the places in Dubai make it special for the romantics as well as the adventure buff. If you are among the romantics, don’t miss your chance to visit some of the places like:
  • Jumeirah Beach Park
  • Umm Suqeim Beach
  • Dubai Desert
  • Palm Islands
  • Burj Al Arab
  • Downtown Dubai
  • Wonderland
  • Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve

Which all are the tallest buildings of Dubai?

Dubai is known to hold some of the world’s tallest buildings in the world. Some of the buildings are:
  • BurjKhalifa 828 metres (2,717 ft)
  • Princess Tower 413 metres (1,355 ft)
  • 23 Marina 392.8 metres (1,289 ft)
  • Elite Residence 380 metres (1,250 ft)
  • Burj Mohammed bin Rashid 381 metres (1,250 ft)
  • Almas Tower 360 metres (1,180 ft)
  • JW Marriott Marquis Dubai Tower 1 355 metres (1,165 ft)
  • Emirates Office Tower 355 metres (1,165 ft)
  • The Torch 337metres (1,106 ft)
  • Rose Tower 333 metres (1,093 ft)
  • Al Yaqoub Tower 328 metres (1,076 ft)

Which mosques should I visit?

When you are visiting Dubai, you cannot miss your chance to miss the beautiful mosques here. Few of the mosques which you should visit in Dubai are:
  • Jumeriah Mosque
  • Iranian Mosque- Al Wasl
  • Al Farooq Omar Bin Al Khattab Mosque (Blue Mosque)
  • Al Barsha
  • Khalifa Al Tajer( Green Mosque)
  • Grand Mosque (Bur Dubai)
  • Shaikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Can I visit the Ferrari World?

Yes, of course you can visit the famous Ferrari World in Dubai. Ferrari world is the biggest theme park in the world. Speed of Magic, Made in Maranello, The Racing Legends, Paddock, Fast Lane and Tyre Twist are few of the games which are quite famous here. The approximate price starts from 240 AED per adult and 195 AED per child. It opens from 11 am to 8 pm.

Can I have a Ferrari ride in Ferrari World?

Yes, you can have an enjoyable Ferrari ride in Ferrari world. Designed for adventure, this place offers you with a number of rides. Feel as if you are riding with the formula 1 racer while you indulge in this amazing activity.

Which all places will be most enjoyable by children in Dubai?

Dubai has a lot to offer to adults as well as children. Make your vacation a wonderful one for your kids while you take them to few of the places like:
  • Al Nasr Leisureland
  • Children's City
  • Aquaventure Atlantis Dubai Waterpark
  • Dolphin Bay at Atlantis
  • Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo
  • KidZania
  • Dubai Dolphinarium
  • Dubai Ice Rink
  • Legoland Dubai and Legoland Water Park
  • Magic Planet
  • Wonderland Theme Park Dubai
  • Wild Wadi Water Theme Park
  • Ski Dubai

Can I visit the Dubai Miracle Garden?

Yes, you can definitely visit Dubai Miracle Garden. Known as the largest natural flower garden in the world, this garden has around 45 million flowers and spreads over 72,000 square meters of the area.

Can I visit the Ras al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary?

Yes, you can visit Ras al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary in Dubai. Witness the thousands of migrating birds while you visit this sanctuary. Most of all the flamingos will be ready to steal the show there during winters. The parks is a haven for 20,000 water birds and 67 species.

Where can I do Street Shopping in Dubai?

While in Dubai you would not want to miss shopping. Few of them which are best for street shopping:
  • The Outlet Mall
  • Garderobe
  • The Outlet Village
The approximate price starts from AED500 to AED40, 000

Where can we do sky dinner in Dubai? How much it will cost me?

There is another experience in Dubai which you would not want to miss in Dubai and that is enjoying a dinner under the sky. Enjoy a dinner at 50m in the air while witnessing the amazing Dubai Marina is an amazing experience in itself. You will be served with all the delicacies right up in the air.

The approximate price starts from AED 499.

Which are some nearby places from Dubai where I can go for sightseeing?

There are a lot of sightseeing places in Dubai which you cannot afford to miss while you are there. Few of the places which are very close to Dubai
  • Burj Khalifa
  • Palm Jumeirah
  • Dubai Museum
  • Jumeirah Mosque
  • Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo
  • Atlantis Palm Jumeirah
  • Ski Dubai
  • Ferrari World

Can I go to Sharjah as well?

Yes, you can visit Sharjah while you are visiting Dubai. In comparison to Dubai, Sharjah is a bit cheaper. You can take a bus, taxi or shuttle to this place. Also, you get some of the best views and places to explore here.

Can I do a helicopter/plane tour of Dubai?

Yes, you can enjoy some of the best helicopter ride in Dubai. Witnessing the whole place from that kind of perspective is something which you would love to see. Explore the whole place and capture some of the best images. Few places where you can go for helicopter tours are Arabia Horizons Tours LLC, GMW Tours & Travel Dubai, Amazon tours, Let’s Go tourism etc. The approximate price for a tour starts from 808 AED.

Can I do sightseeing in a luxury car or a limo?

Yes, you can do sightseeing on a luxury car or limo in Dubai. There are a lot of places in Dubai from where you can hire a limo for the day. Get a chance to enjoy a royal treat while you take on a limo sightseeing tour in Dubai. The approximate price for limo tour starts from 380 AED.

Which all beaches I should must visit?

In Dubai, there are lots of beaches which will attract you the moment you reach there. Some of the beaches which are a must visit for you are:
  • Burj Beach
  • Jumeirah Bach Residence (JBR)
  • Mamzer Beach Park
  • Jumeirah Beach Park
  • Jumeirah Open Beach
  • Ghantoot Beach
  • Kite Beach

Can I visit the Dubai fountain? What is the best time to see it?

Dubai Fountain is the world’s largest musical fountain. The fountain is a stunning piece of art. There is a walkway which goes around the area where the fountains are located. You will also find a variety of restaurants here. The best time to see the fountain is in the evening at 6:00 PM or at 11:00 pm.

Can I visit the Dubai Zoo?

Yes, you can visit Dubai zoo while you are visiting Dubai. Dubai Zoo happened to be the first zoo to breed the rare Chimpanzee and Arabian wild cat. The zoo has around 1,000 animals. The entry price for the zoo is 2 AED and 1 AED for children.

Which all water/amusement park I should go?

Some of the works which you should visit here are:
  • Legoland Waterpark
  • Dreamland
  • Iceland Waterpark
  • Aquaventure
  • Wild Wadi  
  • Splash Pad at the Beach
  • Wonderla Theme and Waterpark

Can I visit the Kidzania? What is special about it?

Yes, you can visit Kidzania while you are in Dubai. In Kidzania, buildings, shops, theaters, vehicles as well as pedestrians are all made in kid’s size. The child will earn kidZos (KidZania's currency) while performing any task and that money will directly go to the KidZania bank which a child can spend later at the gift shop while enjoying any activity. The approximate price ticket starts from AED 150.

Which all places are best for photography in Dubai?

There are a lot of places in Dubai which are best for some amazing photography. Few of the places are: ·Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi ·The dhow yard in Dubai ·Dubai Creek Harbour ·Sheikh Zayed Road ·BurjKhalifa ·Bastakiya in Dubai ·Miracle Garden in Dubai ·Sir BaniYas Island in Abu Dhabi ·The Ghost Town in Ras Al Khaimah

What all meals I must try in Dubai? Which are some famous restaurants I must visit?

There are a lot of places in Dubai where you can head out for a delicious meal. Few of them are:
  • Mekong Chicken Burger at Common Grounds
  • Carrot Cake at The Lime Tree Café
  • Huarache Con Carne at Maya Lounge
  • Seafood at The MAINE Oyster Bar & Grill
  • Moussaka at Eat Greek
  • Koshari At Zaroob

Are there any bus/taxi services which will help me with sightseeing?

Yes, there are taxi services in Dubai which you can take for sightseeing in Dubai. Taxis in Dubai are a lot more inexpensive than the other cities. While in Dubai, taxis have different car models with different colour combination. They are:
  • Pink and white
  • Yellow and white
  • Blue and white
  • Green and white

There are also ladies taxis which are driven by ladies and are safe.

The approximate price starts from 1.60 AED to 7 AED.

What are must things to carry to Dubai?

While you are travelling to Dubai, you should always keep in mind the climate there. Few of the essential things you need to carry are:
  • Passport
  • ID Proof
  • Credit card
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Summer Clothing
  • Light Jackets and Woolen clothes
  • Medical kit

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