An ideal weekend in Dubai

Do you have a short stay in Dubai, or are you wondering what to do over a weekend in the city? Our team of adventure experts have great suggestions for getting the most out of a three day stay in Dubai, so that you can see more and do more.

Day 1: Explore traditional Dubai

Al Fahidi Cultural Neighbourhood

From cobbled streets in the Al Fahidi Neighbourhood to the Gold and Spice Souks, one of the most popular Dubai city tours, the Traditional Dubai City Tour explores the area around the Dubai Creek. Explore the Al Fahidi Neighbourhood known for its’ iconic wind tower architecture, local art galleries and coffee houses. Visit the Dubai Museum for a glimpse at times gone by; take a water taxi or abra across the Dubai Creek and explore the must-see Spice Souk and Gold Souk. At the end of the tour, why not enjoy a sightseeing dhow dinner cruise?

Day 2: Modern Dubai City Tour

Shopping at The Dubai Mall

Today’s adventure takes you on another Dubai city sightseeing tour – the Modern Dubai City Tour. See the modern skyscrapers and awe-inspiring sights around Dubai Marina and The Palm Jumeriah. Stop close to the Burj Al Arab for a photo and continue on to Downtown Dubai. The tour ends at The Dubai Mall next to the famous Burj Khalifa, but we recommend that you continue and explore the area. Spend some time exploring The Dubai Mall with its many shopping, dining and leisure options that are ideal for the whole family to enjoy. Choose to visit At The Top, Burj Khalifa, the famous observation deck and in the evening, dine with a view of the Dubai Fountains.

Day 3: Desert Safari

Safari in Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve

After taking in the city sights, it’s time to head to the desert and the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve on the outskirts of Dubai. The family-friendly Sundowner Safari takes place in this amazing reserve where you will not only enjoy a must-do evening in the desert, but have the chance to spot desert wildlife. After an exciting dune drive, stop to watch the sunset and continue on to our Bedouin-style camp. This is where the fun really starts! Try a camel ride, go sandboarding, get henna hand-painting and take your photo holding a falcon. Relax and enjoy a three course Arabic-style buffet dinner under the stars with a belly dance show. A perfect ending to an ideal weekend in Dubai!

Be adventurous this weekend and explore more with our range of sightseeing tours and safaris around the UAE. Book at, call us on 800-ARABIAN (2722426) or email