Digging up the best Dubai tour packages from the inventory of travel portals takes some time to weigh up the options. Dubai has a way to flummox people. With the world of experiences the emirate throws up, it does get a little difficult to pick the best Dubai tour that fits the bill.
Dubai knows nothing better than the best. It’s not a city. It’s an idea that hinges on superlatives. With a fanatic structuring, packaging, building and redrawing of the skyline, the city continues to grow capturing the imagination of the world and how.
Its tapering spires grazing the skies, malls that almost sparkle, islands built in whimsical shapes of the world to a leaf, underwater hotel with fish keeping you company while you settle in for a snooze, or penguins born in the desert. Dubai’s spectacular fancy universe where impossible is possible is sometimes formidable. And extravagance knows no bounds here. Like a seasoned socialite it charms everyone with its glamour and flamboyance. And plays a perfect host too. No wonder there is a plenitude of Dubai packages curated for different tastes offering the best of Dubai.
Explore a myriad of our mind-boggling locations
Situated in the Mall of Emirates, Ski Dubai is an indoor ski resort with a 85-metre high snow mountain and five slopes. The Snow Park is the area with several rides. The place also allows people to take up lessons on ski or snowboarding in a dedicated ski area. With snow, comes the creature of snow. At Ski Dubai you can see, touch and even hug Gentoo penguins who gather up for a march typical to their natural habitat in Antarctica.
The largest suspended aquarium in the world, Dubai Aquarium is a family delight. With a gigantic 10-million litre tank, it is home to exotic marine life of over 140 species including sharks and rays. The moment you enter the 48-metre long tunnel, the world of blue welcomes you with the sea creatures swimming overhead and around you. There are various attractions and activities to indulge in such as snorkelling cage, a glass-bottom boat tour or swimming with sharks.
Synonymous with Dubai city, Burj Khalifa is undoubtedly the most popular tourist attraction in Dubai and holds a place in many bucket lists the world over. Standing at 2,722 ft, it is the tallest building in the world. Visit the two observatory decks – the one on 125th floor and the second being the 148th floor. A design marvel, Burj Khalifa draws in a horde of tourists from across the world every year. It is symbolic to the Dubai’s spirit of achieving the impossible. Dine at Atmosphere – the lounge cum restaurant or admire the views from The Lounge – the highest lounge in the world. You can reach the Burj from the ground floor of the Dubai Mall.
IMG Worlds of Adventure
The largest indoor themed-amusement park is a go-to family entertainment destination sprawling across 1.5 million square feet. The theme park is divided into five zones out of which two belong to Marvel and Cartoon Network. The rest two – IMG Boulevard, Lost Valley have been conceptualised by the IMG Group while the fifth zone – Novo Cinema is a tie-up between the IMG and Novo. The place has several rides for kids and adults, themed retail stores where you can buy Marvel or Powerpuff Girls merchandise, the Haunted Hotel – not for the faint-hearted, restaurants serving global cuisine and a cinema complex.
The Dubai Mall
The Dubai Mall, also known as the home of the Dubai shopping festival, is one of the world’s largest shopping malls with an area of over 500,000 square meters! With more than 1200 stores, a large walk-through aquarium, a world-class ic rink, 14,000 parking spaces and more exciting experiences for shoppers, the mall was voted the best shopping experience in the world by Grazia Magazine in 2010.
Dubai Mall is one of the city’s premier malls, offering entry to the world of amusement and entertainment. It is home to the famous Underwater Zoo, which is a walk-through aquarium with a collection of over 300 species of marine animals. Another favourite activity here apart from shopping is the Dubai Ice Rink. It is a family-oriented attraction open to the general public. The rink also serves as a multi-purpose venue that can be transformed into a concert arena, or host private functions. Serving as the entryway to Burj Khalifa, there are unlimited options of shopping and eating. Other than that, the mall also offers a gaming zone and cinema complex and thus packing all the leisurely activities under one roof.
Nestled in the region popularly known as ‘New Dubai’, Dubai Marina is a conceptualized man-made canal city. It offers luxurious lifestyles through its exquisite waterfront development along the Persian Gulf shoreline. There are classy hotels and upscale shopping and other leisure options here. It also contains the Dubai Marina Mall Complex, a shopping and entertainment destination.
Considered to be one of the most pedestrian-friendly areas in Dubai, the Dubai Marina is an ideal place for many people to either go for a jog, an evening of shopping or just taking a stroll by the waterfront. For a quicker commute within the Marina, there is the Dubai Tram which can get you to both ends of the complex for AED 3 – AED 5 varying on the distance.
Want to explore the Dubai Marina a bit differently? Take the Water Bus which takes you around the Canal. One can either opt to reach another destination in the Marina by paying AED 3 – AED 11 per ticket on this or just take a sightseeing tour on the water bus with a day pass for just AED 25.
Palm Jumeirah, Dubai’s magnificent artificial archipelago, is the epitome of beauty created by land reclamation, extending into the Persian Gulf. The archipelago resembles a palm tree with a circle when you take an overhead view of it. It was one of the first major tourism projects in the UAE and currently houses some of Dubai’s top tourist destinations like Atlantis, the Palm, Aquaventure Waterpark and the Lost Chambers Aquarium.
The principle sectors of Palm Jumeirah have been named Trunk, spine, fronds, and crescent. The entrance to Palm Jumeirah is the broad trunk which connects the mainland by a bridge. Another bridge connects the trunk to the spine. The crescent is the breakwater and is connected to the spine by a vehicular tunnel. Palm Jumeirah is flanked by apartments, retails, villas,royal hotels and resorts, mainly on the trunk and the crescent. The offshore development was intended to be the first of three similarly shaped developments, the other being Palm Jebel Ali and Palm Deira. By the beginning of the second decade of the 21st century, Palm Jumeirah was housed by at least a population of 10,000. The most picturesque zone of Palm Jumeirah are the long fronds and you can catch sight of it’s real beauty with an aerial view from the helicopter or aeroplane.
Global Village Dubai is claimed to be the world’s most significant tourism, leisure and entertainment project of UAE. It is the region’s first cultural, entertainment, family and shopping destination. Every year, the place receives over 5 million visitors over an area of 17,200,000 sq ft.
The compound has various pavilions that each managed by Dubailand on the outskirts of the city, the event is organized during the winter season between late November and late February and is part of the Dubai Shopping Festival. These pavilions represent a different country or a region usually by creating an imitation of a famous landmark of the country. It is a perfect place to get souvenirs from around the world along with global authentic cuisine, exciting rides and street performers.