3 Days Itinerary in Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Travel Guide
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3 Days Itinerary in Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Travel Guide

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Sun-kissed Sands and Shimmering Skyscrapers: 3 Days in Dubai

Days Description
1 Day 1 - Discovering Dubai's Dazzling Downtown
2 Day 2 - Exploring Old and New Dubai
3 Day 3 - Adventure in the Arabian Desert


An exciting three-day journey that embraces the allure of Dubai. Treat yourself with an eclectic mix of traditional culture, futuristic landscapes, and adrenaline-pumping adventure in the heart of the United Arab Emirates.

Day 1 - Discovering Dubai's Dazzling Downtown

Kick-off your adventure in the city of gold with a visit to the breathtaking Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building. Feel on top of the world as you soak in panoramic views of Dubai's skyline from its observation deck. The fun doesn't stop here! Next, wander through the Dubai Mall, one of the world's largest shopping malls offering a myriad of shopping, dining, and entertainment options. End your day with the spectacular Dubai Fountain show. As jets of water dance to the rhythm of music, it's an unforgettable sight that perfectly illustrates the charm of Dubai: modern, vibrant, and utterly beautiful.

Day 2 - Exploring Old and New Dubai

On day two, start your morning with a visit to the enchanting Al Bastakiya Quarter. Experience the old-world charm as you walk down its narrow lanes lined with traditional wind-tower houses. From there, ride across Dubai Creek on a traditional boat known as an 'abra' to visit the colorful Spice and Gold Souks. Don't forget to negotiate a good deal! In the afternoon, head towards the iconic Palm Jumeirah. You've seen it in pictures, but there's nothing quite like experiencing this architectural marvel first-hand. Be mesmerized by the luxurious hotels and stylish villas, with the Atlantis being a must-see! To wrap up the day, indulge in an exquisite dining experience at one of the many ocean-front restaurants.

Day 3 - Adventure in the Arabian Desert

The grand finale of your Dubai trip is all about embracing the wilderness and the adventurous spirit of the Arabian Desert. The day kicks off with a thrilling desert safari. A roller coaster ride in a 4x4 vehicle over the dunes followed by some sandboarding will surely get your pulse racing. Witness a captivating sunset with the endless desert as the backdrop. The night sky in the desert is a spectacle to witness, studded with countless stars. The day concludes with a themed dinner set around a bonfire with traditional Arabic entertainment including belly dances and falconry shows. It's the perfect ending to an action-packed three days in Dubai.

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What is the best time to visit Dubai?

The ideal time to visit Dubai is from November to March, when the weather is pleasant for sightseeing and outdoor activities.

What do I wear in Dubai?

Dubai is quite liberal in terms of dress code, but it's respectful to dress conservatively in public places. For women, avoid clothing displaying too much skin. For men, shorts and t-shirts are okay, but sleeveless vests or offensive prints can be frowned upon.

Do I need to tip at restaurants in Dubai?

Tipping is not compulsory in Dubai, but it is a common practice. If you're pleased with the service, a tip of about 10% of the total bill would be appreciated.

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