Have you explored Dubai? Dubai is a dream city for many tourists and one of the best tourist destinations in the UAE. If you get a chance for transiting through Dubai, we would recommend you to book a Dubai Stopover (Dubai Experience) with Emirates and get ready to enjoy the good glimpse of Dubai. All the attractions won’t be covered within 2 Days in Dubai but catching a glimpse will make the city your next travel destination.
Dubai has record-holding architectures that attract tourists all year round. Dubai’s popular grandeur has put this city firmly on the travel map. Arabian desert, blue waters of the Arabian Gulf, famous skyscrapers rise and award-winning structure of Palm Jumeirah makes the city perfect for travelers. There is no shortcut to that 2 days in Dubai would be enough to experience what this incredible city/state has to offer but spending a quality time with your family or friend and capturing the moment will make it worthy.
Places to Visit in Dubai During 2 Days
In this article, we have covered a detailed two days in Dubai itinerary, so you can get an idea of planning a trip to Dubai and managing the time accordingly. Spending 2 days in Dubai may cost a bit more in certain areas but most of it can be experienced within your budget.
Whether you are on a weekend in Dubai for the first time and don’t know where to start exploring the world’s most global city? Well, Emirates has compiled a wonderful 2 days in Dubai itinerary that showcases all the best that Dubai has to offer! This Weekend in Dubai itinerary includes the following must-see places to visit in your trip to Dubai:
Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Dubai Tour
Bird View of Dubai
The Biggest Mall For Shopaholics
Water Performance at Dubai Fountains
Sunset Dinner Cruise at Dubai Marina
Dubai Festival City
We have designed this itinerary according to our choice of Dubai experiences, you can modify it as per your preferences and budget.
Dubai Itinerary To Make Most of Your Moment
Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Dubai Tour
To enjoy the hassle-free journey of must-see places to visit in Dubai, a great way to explore the famous sightseeing trip to Dubai is to take the Hop-On bus. With the onboard commentary to learn about the landmarks, the Hop-on bus will help you discover nearly 38 attractions over a 24-hour span. You can also book an air-conditioned Hop-On bus in the summer to make you feel more comfortable while traveling. Make sure you experience all the highlights on a hop-on hop-off Big Bus sightseeing tour with ease. You can choose 1-, 2-, or 5-day tickets to best suit your schedule.
Timings– 2 hours 20 minutes
How much you will have to spend?- Starting at just $40
Bird View of Dubai With Helicopter Ride
Enjoy the excitement of the city from a bird’s eye perch from the Helicopter Ride. Make the most of your time in Dubai with a shared helicopter tour that helps you to see it more than ever before. The few minutes of the Dubai helicopter flight tour will get you close to all the common elements behind the grandeur of Dubai. Travel around landmarks like the Burj Khalifa, Palm Jumeirah, and artificial canals, and take incredible pictures. The tour offers a perfect overview of the city with a variety of durations to fit your schedule.
Duration– It depends on travelers preferences- min ride is executed for 12minutes
How much you will have to spend?– Starting at $161.19
Dubai Mall For Shopaholics
Being the heart of the city, Dubai Mall is known for luxury stores in Downtown Dubai. There are never-ending things to do in Dubai which makes the place perfect for shopaholics and one of the best malls in the UAE as well as across the globe. It is one of the most luxurious places that offer plenty of options to keep visitors entertained and offers food to be cherished forever. Dubai Mall has totally changed the meaning of shopping, with more than 1000 shops to explore. At this mall, the plethora of choices makes your shopping experience a memorable one. In the Dubai Mall, it has an aquarium, ice rink and mouth tickling food which makes the place ideal for tourists. Visitors will get the 360-degree view of the city along with the world’s largest water show of Fountain.
Things to Do in Dubai At Night
In global bucket lists, the Burj Khalifa, Burj al Arab, Palm Jumeirah, Marina Walk are all popular entries. The Dubai Fountain Show is one of the biggest and most often video graphed attractions in Dubai. The dazzling water performance in Dubai is one of the tallest performing fountains in the world as high as a 50-story building. Watching the dancing water performance show with classical Arabic compositions to modern, international pop selections of music is worth a watch. Before each display, a large crowd gathers and it is visible from neighboring structures in Downtown Dubai. Dubai’s performance show lasts for 10 minutes and is fully mesmerizing.
Luxury Sunset Dinner Cruise at Dubai Marina
Enjoy a beautifully romantic evening with a sumptuous early dinner and breath-taking sunset views on a Dubai Marina cruise. Cruise in a luxurious glass boat along the glistening waters and enjoy the magnificent city from the upper deck or the lower deck. Float through the largest artificial lake at the marina in the world and see iconic attractions in Dubai. While enjoying a mouth-watering meal, onboard live entertainment, and luxury surroundings, you will see Dubai come alive as the sunsets.
Dubai Festival City Mall
Dubai Festival City is one of the most exciting places for Shopaholics, with dining and leisure. It takes only five minutes from Dubai international airport. It is also a popular vantage point for spectacular sunsets and an evening light show over the surrounding sea.
It is one of the best places in Dubai to indulge in a three-course, authentic Italian dishes at Buca di Beppo, located near the world’s tallest structure- Burj Khalifa. In this friendly, whimsical location, savour the family-style recipes as you relive your favorite moments from your first day in Dubai. A full, three-course meal with an option of a starter, small pasta dish, dessert, and drink is included in the Meal Deal at Bucca di Beppo.
Duration– 90 Minutes or 1.5 hours Starting at 5:00 PM
How to get around during 2 Days of Dubai tour?
Dubai has good public transport connectivity, however, some metro stations are located far from the tourist attractions. Besides, the trams are a super faster and convenient option to travel around the city. One can also travel around the city by getting tickets for hop-on and hop-off buses. Taxis are one of the faster ways to take you from the places where you are and drop at your final destination. Taxis can help you discover more places in 2 Days in Dubai.
If you want to commute with Dubai Public Transport, buy a NOL card which is a smart card that allows commuters to get easy access to public transport. In NOL cards, commuters need to add credit so that the required travel amount can be deducted while entering/ existing gates of accessible public transport.
Where to stay for 2 Days in Dubai
Dubai has lots of different accommodation options that match everyone’s pace. Emirates’ Dubai Experience(DEX) program specially designed to fulfil customers’ requirements. With Emirates’ Dubai Stopover, you will have a choice from very modest hotels and amazing luxury resorts or apartments and high-class hotels with infinity pools overlooking the man-made wonders. When selecting a place to stay in Dubai we would suggest choosing the one nearest to the metro station, as this will give you mobility.
Staying in Dubai Marina will be more beneficial for you: everything is really close, it is a safe and enjoyable place to hang out day and night, JBR beach is just around the corner, one can embark on the beach any time to relax on the stretches of white sand. Dubai Marina is one of the best spots on a trip to Dubai for an unforgettable experience!