If you are in the city for just a short visit, you may not be able to cover everything. But this does not mean that you cannot enjoy this beautiful city. Twenty-four hours may seem to be too less when it comes to sightseeing in the city of Dubai. However, if you time it right, you can see and do a lot of things in just one day.
How to Save Time Sightseeing in Dubai?
You would definitely look for ways to save time when you are in Dubai just for 24 hours. One way would be get into a 24 hours hop-in and hop-off bus. The hop-in and hop-off bus gives you the tour of all the important locations in Dubai and at the same time gives commentary of each of the places on the go. You get to choose from 12 different languages for the commentary. The best thing that if you find a place interesting, you can hop off the bus to explore it in detail and then hop on to the bus to continue your tour. Moreover, along with your tickets, you get complimentary passes for museums, dhow cruises, water bus tours, etc. So, you can decide what interests you the most and plan your tour accordingly. This is the ideal way to save your time as well as money.
Things Not to Miss in Dubai
While the bus tour is an interesting concept, you may be someone who likes to chart his or her own tour. If this is true in your case, you would like to know about the things you must not miss when in this lovely city. Here, we have come up with some of the places and activities that you should not miss in Dubai.
The Dubai Mall is the mother of all malls as it is largest not only in UAE but also in the entire world. Apart from being home to almost 1200 retail stores, the mall has a large food court, a host of entertainment options and a large aquarium and underwater zoo right inside the mall. While shopping in the mall is a delight, the aquarium is something you must definitely see, especially you have children with you. If you are in Dubai Mall during evening time, step out of the mall to enjoy the fountain show.
Burj Khalifa being the tallest building in the world is something you must see when in Dubai. Located next to the Dubai Mall, the Burj Khalifa is a tally, steely structure comprising of 163 floors. The Burj Khalifa tour begins with a tour of the gallery which would show you the story of the construction of the building through pictures and videos. After viewing the gallery, you head to the observation deck on 124th floor in the fastest elevator created till now. The view from the 124th floor is absolutely spectacular as you would not only be able to see the entire city but also the desert and the ocean. Twilight is the best time to visit the Burj Khalifa.
Dubai Shopping Festival
The Dubai Shopping Festival is the ultimate shopping festival of the city for while people arrive from different parts of the world. As it usually lasts for a month and happens during the first month of the year, it would be great if you can scheduled your Dubai during this particular time of the year. The Dubai Shopping Festival offers are incredible as store owners offer till 70% off on their products. It is the perfect time to buy electronic items as you get really good deals during this time of the year. The DSF 2017 has been scheduled for the first month of 2017 and is something you should not miss.
Dhow Cruise Dinner
The dhow cruise dinner is the perfect way to end your 24 hours’ Dubai tour. The dhow cruise is a restaurant inside the traditional Bedouin-style dhow. You can choose to dine on the upper deck or the air-conditioned lower deck. The dhow cruises on the Dubai Creek for two hours, giving you the opportunity to view the beautiful sights along the Creek. Apart from this, you get to dine a scrumptious buffet dinner and watch the amazing Tanura dance by a professional.
Dubai attractions are innumerable and it may be difficult for you to choose what to do when you are in the city for just a day or two. If you are really confused, you can book a tour package from the various Dubai tourism agents or tour companies. With this note, wishing you happy holidays!