Sights & Attractions

Sights & Attractions in Dubai

The Dubai Fountain

The Dubai Fountain was designed by California-based WET, the creators of the Bellagio Fountain in Las Vegas, and is 275 metres long with five circles and two central arcs. Over 6,600 lights and 50 colour projectors create a breathtaking show syncronised with classical, Arabic and world music. Shows run at 1pm and 1.30pm and then every 30 minutes from 6pm to 11pm Sunday to Wednesday, and 11.30pm Thursday to Saturday. The Dubai Fountain is located next to The Dubai Mall and entrance is free.

Dubai Miracle Garden

With its countless floral displays and extravagant outdoor recreational areas, Miracle Garden is a unique feature in the region and holds the Guinness World Record for having the longest wall of flowers. The state of the art services and facilities include open parking, VIP parking, sitting areas, prayer room, toilet blocks, ablution facility, security room, first aid room, carts for handicapped visitors, retail and commercial kiosks and many other related services available to visitors.


Adding new flowers, plants and butterflies this season, Dubai Miracle Garden will bring even more beauty and life to this new world of enjoyment and fun. Entry costs Dhs 30.

Call +971 (04) 4228902 or visit

Dubai Butterfly Garden

Covering 4,500 sq metres, with 9 custom built domes, a butterfly museum and a butterfly flower park, Dubai Butterfly Garden is the largest covered garden in the world.

At the entrance you will find the spectacular butterfly and insect museum, with thousands of perfectly preserved butterflies on display. When you enter the climate controlled domes you will be surrounded by an abundance of different coloured species, all flying around and confidently settling on your head and arms and landing on the flowers and plants. Tip: Butterflies are attracted to white clothes!

Each dome is decorated with flower displays and nectar plants to feed the butterflies, and the butterfly glass house will give you the chance to witness the miraculous lifecycle of the butterfly species as it goes through the metamorphosis.

Open every day from 9am to 6pm. Entrance is Dhs 50 per person (tickets purchased at the entrance) and free of charge for the disabled and kids below 2 years. Call 04-4228902, email or visit

Dubai Garden Glow

So that future generations can still refer to ‘planet earth’ as a ‘wonderful world’, Dubai Garden Glow aims to educate people on the importance of reducing their carbon foot print and preserving the world by using recyclables.
Inspired by wonders from across the globe, the artistic displays will take you on a wonderful journey from the Masai Mara wildebeest migration to the tulips of the Netherlands. This themed destination also features live performances by international, regional and local artists and acrobats, with live musical performances showcasing the culture of the UAE. There are dedicated learning areas for the children, including several games and fun activities, and a large food pavilion serving international delicacies.
Open from 4pm to 11pm until 30th April. Entry is Dhs 60 per person and free for the disabled and kids under 3 years. Located at Zabeel Park, Gate 6 & 7. Call 04-3992333.


The Dubai Fountain and Lake Ride

The Dubai Fountain was designed by California-based WET, the creators of the Bellagio Fountain in Las Vegas, and is 275 metres long with five circles and two central arcs. Over 6,600 lights and 50 colour projectors create a breathtaking show syncronised with classical, Arabic and world music. Shows run at 1pm and 1.30pm and then every 30 minutes from 6pm to 11pm Sunday to Wednesday, and 11.30pm Thursday to Saturday. The Dubai Fountain is located next to The Dubai Mall and entrance is free.

And now you have the opportunity to navigate the 30-acre Burj Lake (home to The Dubai Fountain) on an Abra. Each Abra can accommodate 6 people and will navigate a defined path that doesn’t interfere with the fountain’s grid. Boats operate every 30 minutes between 5.45pm and 11.15pm, Saturday to Thursday (rides are held between performances to ensure your safety). Price is Dhs 65 and the ticket counter and Abra bay are located at the waterfront promenade of The Dubai Mall.

Jump Boxx

Imagine jumping off the walls and having fun with friends in a playground of over 25,000 sq ft of interconnected trampolines! Jump Boxx’s unique design includes dodge-ball courts, slam dunk hoops, a foam pit, VIP party rooms, a cafeteria and more, all guaranteed to bring loads of fun. Located in Uptown Mirdiff Mall, with a second Boxx opening in Motorcity, admission is Dhs 69 per hour (Dhs 59 per additional hour), Jump Boxx Junior court (3-5 years) Dhs 39 per hour. All jumpers must purchase the Jump Boxx rubber grip socks for Dhs 11.

Call +971 4 2885744 or visit for opening times and activities.

Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo

With 10 million litres of water and thousands of aquatic animals, Dubai Aquarium is one of the largest indoor aquariums in the world. The 270-degree glass tunnel running through the centre helps to illuminate the marvels of the ocean floor, while the Underwater Zoo offers an interactive approach to the ecology and sustainability of marine life. In addition, Dubai Aquarium also offers a number of activities including Shark Dives, Speciality Dives and the Cage Experience for non-qualified divers. Call 04-4485200 or visit

Burj Al Arab – Tower of the Arabs

Since its opening in December 1999, the Burj Al Arab has been one of the most photographed structures in the world. Sometimes referred to as “the world’s most luxurious hotel”, the Burj Al Arab was designed to resemble the billowing sail of a ship, and standing 321 metres high, it makes an impressive addition to the Dubai skyline. To make it even more inspiring the building is illuminated at night by a choreographed light show representing water and fire, and is a great photo opportunity.

Global Village

Global Village, Dubai’s leading family entertainment and cultural attraction gets bigger and better every year. If you’re looking for a theme park to keep the family entertained, the hugely popular Fantasy Island funfair has more than 50 rides and games that people of all ages can enjoy. Wander around the 32 pavilions, each representing a different country, for a unique shopping experience, while being entertained by the best street artists from around the world.

Thrill Shows and the regular fun packed and colorful parades abound, together with fireworks and the all new Dancing Fountain. And don’t forget to say hello to GLOBO, the family friendly mascot. Global Village is open until 9th April 2016.

Call +971 (04) 3624114, e-mail or visit

Burj Khalifa – The world’s tallest tower

Unveiled in February 2010, the Burj Khalifa stands 828 metres high – 320 metres taller than Taipei 101 which held the record since 2004. The Burj Khalifa currently holds seven records, including the highest occupied floor, highest outdoor observation deck – ‘At the Top – Sky’ and the tallest service elevator. Tickets to the observation deck are time stamped at 30-minute intervals, but if you can’t wait, immediate entry is available for a price.

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Dubai Creek and Deira

The best way to see the impressive buildings that have sprung up along Dubai Creek is from the waterway, and bustling Abra stations will provide you with a quick and efficient way to cross the water.

Water taxis and Abras
Dubai Creek is full of water taxis and Abras ferrying people around, and can be boarded at numerous locations along the banks. Abras are small barges that are powered by diesel engines and can seat around 20 people. Incidentally, the work force commute across the Creek on a regular basis and there are over 17,500 Abra crossings per day, so if you’re wearing expensive or light coloured clothing it’s advisable to remain standing for the trip, as the bench seats can get a little grubby. Abras can also be hired for private trips along the Creek and if you negotiate well with the boat captains, you should get a good deal.

Spice Souk
Once you land on the Deira side of the Creek, all you have to do is follow your nose and take in the breathtaking selection of spices, such as ginger, chillies, cardamom and frankincense, all displayed in huge jute sacks ready to burst at the seams. Wandering around the stalls is a pleasant way to pass an evening and the fragrances can really help to work up an appetite. This is a working souq which sells goods to locals and sailors from the dhows, and is a good place to buy incense burners, saffron, rose water, henna kits and shisha pipes.

Perfume Souk
One of the things Middle Eastern Arabs are known for is their strong, spicy fragrances and perfumes. The Perfume Souk is the ideal place to explore these alluring scents and a great opportunity to find your perfect smell. Besides traditional perfumes, they also sell branded fragrances from around the world, so it’s well worth a fragrant tour of the many shops.

Gold Souk
Even if you’re not looking for anything in particular, the Gold Souk is worth a visit to see the glittering array of merchandise on offer (especially in the evening). There are over 1000 jewellery shops in Dubai, and with no taxes, low import duties and high turnovers allowing for lower margins, it’s one of the cheapest cities in the world to buy gold jewellery. If you are looking to buy, don’t feel pressured into anything by the first shop, everyone’s prepared to barter and there’s plenty of choice!

Jumeirah Mosque

Situated on Jumeirah Beach Road, the enchanting Jumeirah Mosque with its huge central dome is the best known mosque in Dubai. Non-muslims can visit the mosque through an organised tour with the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding.

Call +971 4 3536666.

Surfing & Stand-up Paddle (SUP)

Surf House Dubai is the place to be for like minded people with a respect for the water and love for the sport. Home to everything surfing and stand-up paddle related, you can learn to surf/SUP, get your gear, improve your surfing skills or just sit back with a coffee and enjoy the surfer lifestyle. Dubai’s surfing season runs from October-April, while the summer months are perfect for improving your stand-up paddle technique and topping up your tan. Surf House Dubai also has Yoga classes and a dedicated music room for all you budding musicians.

Call +971 50 5043020, +971 4 3211309, email or visit



Monty’s Rowing School located at Dubai Creek Park and Riva Beach Club (The Palm Jumeirah), offers tuition, training and coaching for all ages and abilities. The waters of Dubai are home to a wide variety of wildlife, from flamingos in Ras Al Khor to dolphins around the Palm, and participating in this fun sport is a great way to see Dubai from a completely different angle. As well as being fun, it’s also a great way for the whole family to get fit together. You don’t have to be a member and can book a single lesson for as long as you like.

Call Monty on +971 50 7380910 or email



Water Adventure Dubai

Taking water sports to the next level, Water Adventure provides everything from the newest thrill toys, to a scenic kayaking tour around Dubai Marina. With private and group lessons in windsurfing, sailing and SUPS, together with waterskiing and wakeboard instruction, getting on the water is easy and very competitive priced. Add to this the incredible flyboards and jetaviators, and the newest big boys toy ‘The Seabreacher’ and you also have access to the highest level of adrenalin rush water activities in the UAE.

Scuba Diving

The UAE is surrounded by two bodies of water, both offering different diving experiences. Dubai is good for shipwrecks, which are home to Barracuda, Snappers and Jacks, with common Rays and the odd Eagle Ray making an appearance, while the East coast has over 50 dive sites, from shallow reefs off Khorfakkan to the deep wall dives in the Musandam. Live-aboard charters are also available in the Musandam which is becoming a popular destination for divers looking to explore new territories.

For certified divers looking to get out in the open water, here are two of the main dive operators:

1.    The Pavilion Dive Centre at Jumeirah Beach Hotel offers a range of courses up to the PADI Divemaster programme, and dive trips for qualified divers (weather permitting). Open Friday to Monday 8am to 6pm and Tuesday to Thursday 8am to 10pm. Call +971 4 4068828, Email or visit

2.    Divers Down on Palm Jumeirah offers PADI Open Water courses and Discover Scuba experiences. Dive trips are also available (weather permitting) and boats depart from their East coast dive centre at 9.30am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm. Call +971 4 451 6191 or visit
If you are looking for something for the kids to enjoy, then Dive Atlantis has the answer.

Home to over 65,000 marine animals, including sharks, fish and many species of rays, The Ambassador Lagoon at Atlantis, The Palm is the perfect place for diving. During each of the diving activities, experienced marine experts will guide you through the 11 million litre, 10 metre deep, marine habitat and underwater exhibit. The Ambassador Lagoon focuses on marine life found in the local waters of the Arabian Gulf, including Golden Trevallys, Cobias, Crescent Angelfish and a variety of sharks and rays.

For kids ages 8 to 12years, the PADI Bubblemaker course is a chance for kids to breathe underwater and swim around the shallows. The two hour programme costs Dhs 490 (Dhs 420 for resort guests) and is a fantastic way to build kids’ confidence, both socially and in the water.

Once they have caught the scuba bug, the PADI Seal Team and PADI Seal Team specialty programmes complete exciting, action-packed Aqua Missions surrounded by sharks and rays. Children ages 8 to 12years will learn what it is like to dive with flashlights, take digital pictures underwater and float effortlessly like an astronaut. Beyond learning basic scuba skills, there are specialty Aqua Missions, such as wreck diving, navigation, buoyancy, environmental awareness and more. Part one, Aqua Missions 1 – 5, covers basic scuba diving skills, with each session taking about an hour at a cost of Dhs 1,450 (Dhs 1,250 for resort guests). Part two, (requires PADI Seal Team as a prerequisite), offers 10 specialty Aqua Missions, including creature identification, search and recovery and skin diving, for Dhs 250 per speciality (Dhs 210 for resort guests). Complete all of these and you will become a PADI Master Seal Team Member – joining an elite group of young scuba divers.

Those aged 10years and above can also enrol on the PADI Scuba Diving programme, a world recognized certification, enabling young drivers to drop down to 12metres anywhere in the world, accompanied by a dive master or instructor. Lasting 12 hours over two days,  the experience includes three confined water sessions, three knowledge reviews and two open water dives in The Ambassador Lagoon for Dhs 1,550 for outside guest and Dhs 1,350 for resort guests.

Don’t worry; adults can also enjoy The Ambassador Lagoon:

Ultimate Snorkel from Dhs 225
Perfect for young and old alike, Ultimate Snorkel lets you explore the lost city of Atlantis and all its marine inhabitants from the perfect vantage point.

Dolphin Scuba Dive from Dhs 1,450
Certified scuba divers are invited to experience the rare opportunity to swim and interact with dolphins underwater.

Atlantis Dive Discovery from Dhs 950
Always wanted to experience Scuba diving? Atlantis Dive Discovery is designed specifically for non-certified divers. Learn basic diving skills and then meet the sharks, napoleon wrasse, colourful angel fish and butterflies amidst the ruins of Atlantis.

Atlantis Dive Explorer from Dhs 800
For certified divers, delight in the rare experience of diving alongside incredible sea creatures and marvel at the artefacts the ancient Atlanteans left behind in this single tank dive.

The Ultimate Dive Experience from Dhs 1,950
The Ultimate Dive Experience is exactly that. This premier two tank dive allows you the rare opportunity to hand-feed the giant rays, and concludes with a relaxing Arabic mezze on our rooftop terrace.

Call +971 4 426 3000 or visit




Dubai is the perfect playground for beginners and experienced kite addicts, with warm seas and favourable winds throughout the season. There are two fantastic beaches dedicated for kitesurfing and most afternoons you will find both beaches packed with Dubai kiters and spectators.

The Kitesurf season runs from September to May, although the Summer months can get the sea breeze. Large kites are commonly used here as the wind is generally light, but there are some great days when you will see the 9m kites in action. Visitors and residents are welcome to use their own equipment and rental equipment is available to those with experience. Complete beginners and those needing a refresher can book lessons through White Water Sports.

For more information email White Water Sports at

Luxury Yacht and fishing Charters

Cruising along the coast is a great way to see the city. Whether it’s a personal day out, celebrating a birthday or a large corporate event, Eden Yachting can arrange a charter package tailored to your needs. Prices include crew, insurance, fuel, soft drinks, water and ice, and you can upgrade your experience by adding catering, transfers, water sports, entertainment, flowers and yacht decoration.

Fishing charters are also popular and there are some great catches to be made. Hammour, King Fish, Queen Fish, Barracuda, and Sultan Ibrahim are all caught locally, and for those who enjoy game fishing, the elusive Sailfish is a prize worth a full day out on the water. Trips can be arranged to suit your schedule and if you want to combine fishing with some cruising to keep the whole group happy, then you can take a yacht with more facilities onboard and enjoy a BBQ lunch with the fish you catch!

Call +971 50 3716377, +971 4 3282930 or visit

Big Bus Tours Dubai


Big Bus Tours offers a unique sightseeing experience on-board a traditional open top double-decker bus.

With 64 stops all over Dubai, passengers can design their own itinerary and hop-on and hop-off at any stop of their choice, at their leisure. Enjoy breath-taking views of the city’s most prestigious landmarks including: Burj Al Arab, Atlantis Hotel, Burj Khalifa, Dubai Marina as well as Dubai Creek, the Al Fahidi fort, the traditional Gold & Spice Souks and many more.

Pre-recorded commentary is available in a choice of 12 different languages: English, Arabic, Farsi, Russian, Hindi, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese and Brazillian Portugese.


The Big Bus ticket combines three routes: the City Tour, which lasts for 2 hours, the Beach Tour which lasts for 2 hours 20 minutes, and the Marina Tour which lasts for 1 hour 30 minutes without hopping off. Tickets are valid for 24 & 48 hours during operational timings.

City Tour stops include:

• WAFI • Dubai Mall (changing point) • Old Town • Dubai Fountain • Burjuman • Dubai Museum • Old Souk • Old Watchtower • Heritage Village • Shindagha Museum • Gold Souk • Spice Souk • Abra Station • Riviera • Creek Views • Baniyas • Deira • Dhow Wharfage • Deira City Centre

Beach Tour stops include:

• Dubai Mall (changing point) • City Walk • Union House • Jumeirah Mosque • Mercato • Jumeirah • Kite Beach • Jumeirah Public Beach • Burj Al Arab • Souk Madinat (changing point) • Palm View Beach • Atlantis the Palm • Itihad Park • Mall of the Emirates (changing point)

Marina Tour stops include:

• Mall of the Emirates (changing point) • Marina Walk • Dubai Marina • Marina Mall • Pier 7 • The Beach • Marina Promenade • Marina Quays • Boulevard • Bayside • Tallest Block • Media City • Souk Madinat (Changing point)


Operating hours are from 8:50am to 8:20pm and the last bus departs at 6pm.
Bus frequency is every 20 minutes.


Included in the Big Bus Dubai ticket are the following add-ons:

Big Bus Excursions:
• FREE Flamingo Lagoon Discovery • FREE Palm Island Drive
• FREE Sharjah Panoramic Tour • FREE Desert Sunset Tour

Al Fahidi District
• FREE Dubai Museum • FREE Coin Museum
Heritage Village
• FREE Shindagha Museum • FREE Camel Museum
• FREE Traditional Architectural Museum • FREE Horse Museum
Spice & Gold Souk District
• FREE Heritage Museum • FREE Al Ahmadiya School Museum
• FREE Museum of Poet Al-Oqaili • FREE Municipality Museum

Dhow Cruises:
• FREE Creek Dhow Cruise • FREE Marina Dhow Cruise

Water Bus:
• FREE Creek Water Bus

Atlantis Aquarium:
• FREE Lost Chambers & Ambassador Lagoon with 48h ticket

Walking Tours:
• Khan Murjan Discovery (30 mins) • Arabian Treasures (1 hour)
• Heritage Walk (1 hour) • Downtown Discovery (1 hour) • Madinat Journey (1 hour)

Big Bus Shuttle:
• FREE Abu Dhabi City Shuttle*

You also get FREE Wifi; FREE Bottled Water; FREE Reward Booklet; FREE Headphones and FREE Wafi discount card.

* Abu Dhabi City Shuttle free with Big Bus Abu Dhabi Ticket upgrade (Departure from Dubai to Abu Dhabi and back to Dubai)
* Lost Chambers Aquarium & Ambassador Lagoon free with Big Bus Dubai 48hr ticket
* Free Excursions valid up to 14 days



Discover wild flamingos, natural mangroves, creek lagoon and Sheikh Mohammad’s Royal Palace on this city limit excursion. Stop by Hard Rock Cafe and hop-off to shop at Festival Centre.

Stops: • Wafi • Zabeel Palace • Flamingo Lagoon • Hard Rock Cafe • Festival Centre


Fully guided panoramic tour along the Palm Jumeirah Crescent. Take in the open ocean views of the Arabian Gulf, see the opulent Palm Beach resorts and capture the incredible Dubai skyline.

Stops: • Rixos Hotel • Ocean Views • Anantara • Kempinski • Waldorf • Zabeel Saray • Sofitel • One & Only • Atlantis


A free panoramic tour of Sharjah is included with the Dubai 24h ticket or can be purchased as a stand-alone tour:
• Includes an English-speaking guide
• The tour covers the Science Museum, Archaeology Museum, Museum of Islamic Civilization, Corniche, Sharjah Aquarium, Eye of the Emirates, Chamber of Commerce & Industry and the Sharjah Expo Centre
• The tour features two stops: The Heritage Area and The Blue Souk


Experience an Arabian sunset in the heart of the Dubai desert with a free 3-hour desert sunset tour.
• Free Welcome Drink • Camel Riding • Falcon Interaction • Henna Painting • Horse Riding

For dates, timings and departure points, visit any Big Bus Tours sales point in Dubai, call 800 BIG BUS (800 244 287) or visit



Wonder through this 14th Century-style souk and discover the traditional architecture, artisans and craftsmen from Egypt, Morocco and Syria. Take a souvenir or two home!


This fully guided walking tour will take you through the streets of merchants and traditional souks, where you will discover the hidden treasures and mysteries of this old part of town. Enjoy a FREE ABRA RIDE on a traditional Arabian Dhow. Smell the aromas of the flagrant Spice Souk, visit museums and use your bargaining skills to get good deals at the Gold Souk!


Would you like to experience a glimpse of life in the pre-oil era of Dubai? Take a walk with an experienced tour guide through the Heritage Village, one of the very first settlements of Dubai. The tour will transcend your imagination to a bygone era where the inhabitants of this city aiked out a living from pearl diving and fishing. The walk will also take you through the Diving Village, Calligraphy Museum & Shindagha museum and the residential palace of the first ruler.


Experience an exclusive walking tour through the world’s largest mall! Relish the marvels of the world famous Dubai Aquarium, Gold Souk and Water Falls. The magnificent view of Burj Khalifa from the closest view point will be an experience by itself. The walk will continue through the mysterious Souq Al Bahar, culminating at the Dubai Fountain for a breath-taking musical show!


Souk Madinat Jumeirah was designed to resemble a traditional Arabian town, recreating life as it used to be for residents along the Dubai Creek. The walk weaves around the narrow alleyways of the souk and out to the glistening waterways. With an array of shops, cafes, bars and spectacular views of the iconic Burj Al Arab, this is one place you cannot miss.

For dates, timings and departure points, visit any Big Bus Tours sales point in Dubai, call 800 BIG BUS (800 244 287) or visit


The Dubai Night Tour is a 3-hour panoramic tour that takes you around the dazzling city of Dubai. The English-speaking guide on board provides fun and informative facts about the iconic monuments and landmarks as well as upcoming projects. The tour stops at Wafi for the Sound & Light show at the Pyramids (15 min.). Discover the splendid Khan Murjan Souk at night with the Big Bus guided walking tour (15 min.).

Dubai Night Tour takes off at 5 stops:
• Deira City Centre (starts at 7:15pm)
• Wafi – pick up point (starts at 7:25)
• The Dubai Mall (starts at 7:30pm)
• Mall of the Emirates (starts at 7:45pm)
• Souq Madinat Jumeirah (starts at 8:00pm)


Visit both Emirates on any chosen day with the special ‘Big Bus Twin-City ticket’. Hop-on and hop-off at any of the stops on the city tours in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The ticket includes a FREE intercity shuttle (Dubai – Abu Dhabi – Dubai) departing from Mall of the Emirates in Dubai to Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, where guests can hop on the Abu Dhabi tour. The return shuttle departs from Marina Mall Abu Dhabi at 6pm, returning to Mall of the Emirates at 8pm / 8.30 pm (subject to traffic). Pre-booking is necessary for the intercity shuttle, available every day except Fridays.


Visit Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Muscat in Oman on any chosen day with the special ‘Big Bus Tri-City ticket’. Hop-on and hop-off at any of the stops on the city tours in any of the three cities. The ticket includes a FREE intercity shuttle (Dubai – Abu Dhabi – Dubai) departing from Mall of the Emirates in Dubai to Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi where guests can hop on the Abu Dhabi tour. The return shuttle departs from Marina Mall Abu Dhabi at 6pm, returning to Mall of the Emirates at 8pm / 8.30 pm (subject to traffic). Pre-booking is necessary for the intercity Dubai – Abu Dhabi return shuttle, available every day except Fridays. Transfer(s) to Muscat are not provided with this ticket.


Explore the historic city of Al Ain and all its hidden treasures onboard the Big Bus on this guided panoramic tour. From the iconic Al Jahili Fort and Heritage Village to the Hili Archeaological site and lush green oasis landscape, enjoy the best views from the open top deck and learn about the city’s rich culture and traditions from our English-speaking guide.

Tours departs from Dubai (and Abu Dhabi) and includes a fully catered lunch in a traditional restaurant, as well as guided attractions: Al Qattara, Hili Fort, Hili Tomb (UNESCO World Heritage), Qasr Al Muwaiji Museum, Al Ain Palace Museum, National Museum and more. Wifi and water are provided on board.

• Tour available on Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday
• Departure: Wafi at 8am
• Intercity shuttle duration: 2 hours
• Return: 7pm at Wafi


Big Bus Dubai Day Tour 24 hours:
• Adult: DHS 240
• Child: DHS 100
• Family: DHS 580

Big Bus Dubai Day Tour 48 hours:
• Adult: DHS 295
• Child: DHS 130
• Family: DHS 720

Big Bus Combo Ticket ‘Dubai & Abu Dhabi’:

• Adult: DHS 395
• Child: DHS 150
• Family: DHS 940

Big Bus Combo Ticket ‘Dubai & Muscat’:
• Adult: DHS 385
• Child: DHS 150
• Family: DHS 920

Big Bus Tri-City Ticket ‘Dubai, Abu Dhabi & Muscat’:
• Adult: DHS 495
• Child: DHS 225
• Family: DHS 1,215

For information and bookings, visit any Big Bus Tours sales point in Dubai, call 800 BIG BUS (800 244 287) or visit


Sightseeing Boat Tours

The Yellow Boats provide guided tours around the waters of Dubai. Operating all year round, The Yellow Boats offer 4 different tours, from a 30-minute thrill ride to a 90-minute tour of the Palm Jumeirah, Burj Al Arab and Dubai Marina. Riding in the comfort and safety of a rigid inflatable boat, you will be able to admire the incredible scenery that the UAE has to offer, while the informative tour guide brings the sights to life in ways that are fun and memorable.

Call +971 (04) 4328543 or visit


Falconry has been practiced in the UAE for centuries, and hunting hare or houbara (the national bird of the UAE) to supplement the Bedouin diet, was an integral part of desert life.

Hunting expeditions were also used by sheikhs as a way of touring their territory and keeping in touch with areas that were not able to communicate. The sheikh would hunt during the day and set up a camp in the evenings, allowing the Bedouin to come and pay their respects and raise matters of concern.

In February 2003, one of the most remarkable events in the recorded history of falconry took place when a falcon owned by Sheikh Mohammed brought down a deer many times its own weight.

Today, falconry is practiced purely for the sport, and the two main species found in the UAE are the saker and peregrine. The main prey for falcons is still the houbara and hare, and there is a very successful captive breeding programme for houbara to protect the species.

If you would like to see these magnificent birds first hand, speak to one of the many tour operators who offer private and group demonstrations.



Desert Safaris

You haven’t seen Dubai until you’ve experienced a desert safari, a real ‘must do’. There are lots of companies offering exciting packages, which include camel rides, henna painting, sand surfing, dune buggies, dressing up in a dishdasha or abaya and magnificent displays from a local falconer. For the more adventurous, you could even try dune bashing, where you race over the sand dunes in a 4×4. In the evenings, you could be relaxing in a traditional Bedouin camp, smoking shisha, indulging in a local barbeque and sipping Arabic coffee or alcoholic beverages (Bedouin camps are licensed), while a belly dancer provides authentic entertainment. Some companies even offer overnight stays, where you can explore the desert night sky in all its glory and watch the sun rise over the sand dunes in a private tent.

• Some Safari’s may not be suitable for young children and the elderly, as you can get
thrown around
• Wear comfortable and light clothing, as it can get quite hot during the day
• Wear loose footwear (e.g. sandals), as sand can collect in your shoes
• Be aware weekends can get busy, if you’ve got time, we suggest you go during weekdays
• Pack light, as you’ll moving around a lot
• If you go during the winter, take a jacket or wrap, as the desert can get cold at night.


The Wonder Bus Tours

Wonder Bus Tours offers a unique experience for visitors to Dubai, and is the first and only amphibious-based city tour in the Middle East.

From the vantage point of your Wonder Bus seat, sit back and relax while your hilarious tour guide escorts you on a fun-packed, exciting tour of Dubai. With a seating capacity of 38, the Wonder Buses are equipped with air conditioning, male and female restrooms, a public announcement sound system, TV and DVD Player, and of course the bus complies with the highest level of international health and safety regulations related to its category and use.

Included in the tour:
Tour Guide (Arabic & English speaker)
Free Refreshments

Places you will see:
Shindagha Heritage Village
Diving Village
Old Souq, Gold Souq and Spice Souq
Abra, Yachts, Wooden Cargo Ships etc
Floating Restaurants
Twin Towers
Dubai Municipality and much more!

Tour duration is approx 1 Hour.

Wonder Bus Tours is a member of the “Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Establishment for Young Business Leaders” initiative and was recognized with the “Best Tourism Business Award” by H.H. Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum in 2005. This has been followed with the accolade of a “Top World Award” as one of the Ten Best Adventures (2006).

Located at the Ground Floor, Burjuman Centre, Bur Dubai. For more information visit



Ladies’ Nights

Believing that women should always be given the red carpet treatment, Dubai’s nightlife scene is full of fabulously themed ladies nights, offering something for everyone.


Amarillo @ The Pullman Hotel, JLT
Amarillo is one of the hottest nightspots in town. Dance the night away to live music and Salsa while enjoy two free glasses of bubbly every night from 9pm to 11pm, except Tuesday when you get unlimited cocktails!
Call +971 (04) 5671100.

Maya @ Le Royal Meridien
Señorita Sundays at the flaming hot Maya Modern Mexican Kitchen + Lounge, is ladies night with a twist! Enjoy 3 complimentary drinks between 8pm and midnight, while kicking up your heels to the compelling mix of Latino tunes spun by the resident deck-smiths.
Call +971 (04) 3165550.


Beach Lounge @ Jumeirah Beach Hotel
Take advantage of the free-flowing bubbly and live beats at this beautiful venue every Monday from 8pm to 10pm. Great for scenic sundowners or after-dinner drinks, relax in the intimate seating areas, cabanas, corner sofas and lounge beds.
Call 04-4323232.


Lost Angels @ Zero Gravity
Lost Angels ladies’ night has moved poolside every Tuesday, from 8pm to 10pm, with the guys joining in from 10pm to midnight. The Lost Angels package is charged at Dhs 100 per person, including a full menu of house beverages, bespoke cocktails and bite-sized treats.
Call +971 (04) 3990009 or visit
Anantara @ The Palm Resort & Spa
‘Sparkle in the Sand’ Ladies’ Night is back! Head for The Beach House and enjoy unlimited bubbles for Dhs 75 per person. The first 50 ladies also receive a sparkling glass gem, and every week one lucky lady will walk away with a genuine stone. Open every Tuesday from 8pm until 11pm.
Call +971 (04) 5678304.


‘O’-Socialista @ OKKU
Every Wednesday from 7pm til late, ladies will be treated to free flowing bubbles along with a choice of three signature ‘O’ style cocktails, while groups of five or more will receive an irresistible complimentary platter of canapés. Resident DJ Rafael will also be playing a great mix of music and uplifting beats to fuel the night.
Call +971 (04) 5018777.

SHE at Noir @ Kempinski Hotel, MoE
For only Dhs 80, enjoy unlimited beverages and free flowing food from 6pm to midnight as you meander through the eclectic art and dark plush furnishings towards the magnificent outdoor terrace with a spectacular view across Dubai.
Call +971 (04) 4095222.


Boudoir @ Dubai Marine Beach Hotel
Dress to impress and be rewarded with unlimited shots at this decadent, yet incredibly stylish venue. With its glitzy décor and ultra sounds, Boudoir is the ultimate ladies night experience.
Call +971 (04) 3455995.


The Stables @ Trade Centre 1
If you’re looking to carry on the party after brunch, head to The Stables between 5pm and 10pm and enjoy unlimited free sparkling rose wine. The Stables is located in one of Dubai’s oldest buildings and the rustic charm and horse racing theme create the perfect contrast to city life.
Call +971 (04) 3425571.


Q43 @ Media One Hotel, Media City
Ladies Night at Q43 is a trip back in time, with DJ Andy Swift playing some of the best old school 80’s, 90’s, pop, rock and hip hop tunes! Girls don’t Q and don’t pay for drinks either!
Call +971 (04) 4435403.


Societe Marina

Societe is founded on the basis that real people want to play in a non-pretentious environment with great tunes and great service, and where everyone wears a smile. From the best music artists and contemporary vintage décor, to an exciting range of drinks, Societe is an integral part of the Dubai nightscape.


Mahiki Dubai

One of the world’s most famous nightspots and the ultimate venue for cocktail lovers. Situated at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel, make the most of Mahiki’s reduced ‘Sunset’ cocktail menu every day between 6pm and 9pm.

Call +971 (04) 3807731.


Pacha Ibiza Dubai

The club that has enchanted the world since 1967, continues the story with Pacha Ibiza Dubai, at the Souk Madinat Jumeirah. Set over three floors, The Main Room is open seven days a week with spectacular live shows and house music from the world’s best DJ’s. The Red Room, open five days a week, provides funk and alternative music genres, while the Rooftop, offering dynamic views over city skyline, plays soulful lounge and deep house sounds.

Call +971 4 5670000.



WHITE Dubai host’s regular international DJ’s who perform outstanding electronic and deep house music. This renowned Beirut nightlife concept is located at the rooftop terrace at the Meydan Racecourse, and with live shows, stunning 360 views of Dubai and a flawless sound system, WHITE Dubai is the go-to destination for partygoers. Call 050-4430933.

Drift’in Dubai

Drift’in Dubai is an exciting new type of Motorsport which uses a technology called ‘Easy Drift’. These specially designed plastic rings are placed over the rear tyres to help the cars lose traction and slide. Due to the low speeds required, drifting can be done in a safe and controlled environment and allows for much faster drifting, resulting in an incredibly addictive and memorable experience. During the hour long session, a highly experienced instructor will give you all the tips and trick you need and will then take you for a passenger ride to show you what the car can really do.

• Drivers must be 140cm or taller
• No driver’s license required
• Comfortable clothing and closed toe shoes are required (no sandals or slippers allowed)
• Disclaimer form must be signed by the driver
• If driver is under the age of 18 then a parent or guardian must sign the disclaimer form.

Drift’in Dubai are located at Dubai Autodrome, Motorcity, with dedicated and secured car parking for visitors. Call +971 50 9728824.


If you’re looking for the best off-road motorbikes in Dubai, then look no further than mxDubai. With the latest 2016 KTM Dirt, Motocross and Enduro bikes, and a wide selection of rental options, mxDubai has something for everyone!

KTM Desert Adventure Tours

mxDubai offer Desert Adventure Tours for beginners to advanced riders.


This adventure tour is the perfect introduction for people who have never ridden off-road or in the sand, and have a burning desire to have fun. During the 2 hour tour you will be taught how to ride off-road and have plenty of opportunities to build your skills and confidence.


This is aimed at riders who have advanced off-road experience. You should be able to ride in the sand and understand the changes in the terrain. An instructor will lead you on a chosen route so you can concentrate on having fun while trying to keep up…


mxDubai will design a custom bike tour, taking care of all the food and accommodation arrangements, so you and your friends can have an unforgettable experience.



V8 Corvette BUGGY with amazing 450HP

Drive a real V8 Dune Buggy with an instructor riding along as your navigator. Your personal instructor will offer encouragement and some handy tips on car control, drifting and racing over impressive dunes.



Desert/Sea Combo

Why not continue the adrenaline rush with a ride on the latest Supercharged, 310HP Kawasaki Jetski! First time on a JetSki? No problem, the big Kawasaki JetSki body guarantees a safe and stable ride on the open sea, and the experts can easily adjust the power between 160HP and 310HP to find the perfect setup for you. provides the strongest and fastest Jet Skis for rental in Dubai.

For further details on all the available packages, including dates and prices, call +971 (055) 2090832, email or visit

*Hotel Shuttle can be arranged for only Dhs 150 per person.

Located at the Falcon Oasis Desert Camp, Al Awir, Al Ain Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.



Big Red Motorcycle, Dune Buggy & Quad Tours

Want to experience the desert and avoid the hordes of tourists all doing the same typical 4×4 tour? Then book a Motorcycle/Dirt Bike/Dune Buggy or Quad Bike Tour with Big Red Motorsports. Located at the foot of ‘Big Red’ – Dubai’s greatest sand dune, Big Red Motorsports offer rentals, tours and training, together with expert advice and specialised routes to meet your needs and capabilities.

Desert tours are definitely a top 10 thing to do in Dubai and also make perfect gifts. So, whether you’re an Enduro enthusiast, occasional dirt bike rider or a complete novice, visit Big Red for an exciting, stress-free ride, guaranteed to be one of the best off road experiences you’ll have in the desert.

Call Bradley on +971 (050) 9192394, email or visit (If you can’t reach them, they are probably on a tour or riding a Motorcycle. Send them an email, SMS or WhatsApp and they will get back to you ASAP).

Opera Gallery

Founded in Paris in 1994 by Gilles Dyan, Opera Gallery is one of the world’s leading dealers in modern and contemporary American, European and Asian art. With a reputation for excellence, integrity and discretion, Opera Gallery offers artwork of exceedingly high quality to museums as well as private clients worldwide. In addition, Opera Gallery host a series of exhibition and events, showcasing timeless classics from some of the world’s major artistic talents. Located at Gate Village, Building 3, DIFC. Call 04-3230909 or visit


Green Art Gallery

Throughout its storied history of nearly four decades in the Middle East, Green Art Gallery has had the privilege of bearing witness to the tremendous transformations of the regional art scene. In its earliest iteration as Ornina in 1987, the gallery functioned as an exhibition space above a small bookstore in Homs, Syria that was an important gathering space for intellectuals, critics, and artists of the time. In 1995, Green Art opened in a small Jumeirah villa as an intimate salon d’art that continued its dedication to Arab Modernism while still emphasising the critical discourse that shaped its earlier days. Exhibitions in these nascent days included artists who would later become today’s modern Arab masters, including Fateh Moudarres, Dia Azzawi, Paul Guiragossian, and Ismail Fattah.

Now in its second generation and newest form, Green Art Gallery re-launched in 2010 as a contemporary art space. Its program features artists working across diverse media, whose practices are rigorously researched, idea-led, and representative of our current moment. The gallery now represents a multi-generational mix of artists from the Middle East, North Africa, South Asia and beyond, including Turkish artists Hale Tenger and Hera Büyüktasçiyan; Iranian artists Kamrooz Aram and Nazgol Ansarinia; and Shadi Habib Allah, Seher Shah, and Alessandro Balteo Yazbeck, who are Palestinian, Pakistani and Venezuelan respectively. In this geographic mix, the gallery reflects Dubai’s position as a cosmopolitan—as well as artistic—entrepôt, even as it boasts of a strong parallel Arab Modernist program.

In 2012, Green Art Gallery initiated a series of collaborations, working with external artists, writers, and emergent curators and extended the reach of its program beyond the confines of the white cube. In this way, the gallery affirms its commitment to documenting, archiving and historicising—in addition to direct support—of artistic production in the region. In particular, the gallery looks to extend its legacy of discursive and programmatic criticality to the written word with its publishing program.

Located at Unit 28, Street 8, Al Quoz 1, Alserkal Avenue. Open 10am to 7pm, Saturday to Thursday. Call 04-3469305, email or visit

Skydive Dubai

The Palm Drop Zone and The Desert Campus Drop Zone (SD2) offer you the chance to feel the rush of the free fall while being safely strapped to a professional instructor. Tandem jumps include a video + photos to remember the experience and show everyone back home. Skydivers with a type D license and more than 500 jumps are also welcome at the Palm Drop Zone, while newer jumpers (100 jumps or less) can train at SD2 located 35km from Dubai. Courses include accelerated free fall and tandem progression, and for experienced skydivers; canopy piloting, formation, free flying and wing suit courses.

Opening hours (Skydiving is weather permitting). The Palm Drop Zone: 10am to 6pm Monday to Saturday. The Desert Campus: 8am to 5pm Tuesday to Sunday.

For bookings visit or email\

iFLY Dubai
Updated on 10 June 2015

iFLY Dubai is the world’s first double vertical wind tunnel, standing 10m high and 3m wide, with fans that can blow up to 200kph! Execute twists, turns and somersaults in the specially constructed chambers, while the qualified instructors control the right amount of air flow for the best possible indoor flight experience. iFLY Dubai is safe for kids over 5yrs, challenging for adults, exciting for teens and realistic for skydivers, offering endless excitement, adrenaline and adventure – no experience necessary! Open 10am to 10pm weekdays and until 12 midnight on weekends.


Immerse yourself in a whole new world with the Middle East’s only seaplane tour operator!

Seawings LLC (based in Dubai) was launched in 2007 with the idea of creating new and unique aerial sightseeing excursions across the UAE’s dramatic skyline. Consisting of three, Cessna 208 Caravan Seaplanes, each aircraft is equipped with luxury leather seating, large windows for those all important photos and air-conditioned cabins. Taking off from their operating bases at Jebel Ali Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club and Yas Marina, the Seawings experience offers its guests a whole new perspective on the country, showcase the luxury and lifestyle of the United Arab Emirates, with panoramic views of some of the world’s most iconic landmarks and stunning landscapes.

Aerial tours and packages are offered across Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ras Al Khaimah, and Fujairah. Services include scenic flights, customised excursions, MICE/corporate packages and exclusive aircraft charters to over 25 destinations within the UAE. A Dubai scenic tour takes around 40 minutes, while an Abu Dhabi trip will usually take 25 minutes. Historically, Seawings has always catered to the tourist audience, but from 2016 they will actively engage with the expats of the UAE, providing special offers for residents, corporate clients and the education sector. Seawings look forward to welcoming students and educators on a unique learning experience designed to engage the younger generation and take them through an amazing experiential learning programme.

Prices for 2016:
•    40 minute Scenic Dubai Tour – Dhs 1695
•    45 minute Dubai to Yas Marina – Dhs 1595
•    25 minute Dubai Creek to Jebel Ali – Dhs 1095
•    25 minute Snapshot Yas Marina Scenic Tour – Dhs 895

Seawings Lifestyle allows guests to explore everything the UAE has to offer. These bespoke packages fulfilling the demand for high quality tours, and with a maximum of 9 people, they are very different from the mass tourism products found in Dubai. Seawings Lifestyle Ambassadors have tailor-made a very special collection of tours which give you an intimate view of this magnificent country. Fine Dining, Desert & Wildlife, Beach & Spa, City Sightseeing, Family Adventure, Golf – choose what you want to see, either taken alone or combined with a Seaplane flight.

Since 2015 Seawings Lifestyle has also been promoting Air Cruise Holidays which include an overnight stay in some of the best hotels and resorts in the area, including: Six Senses Zighy Bay, Ananatara at Sir Bani Yas Island and Qasr al Sarab, Banyan Tree in Ras al Khaimah and Al Maha Desert Resort. The Seawings Lifestyle team of travel advisors can create bespoke destination packages for the discerning traveller looking for comfort and luxury. These tours can be combined together for longer stay packages that also include travel on a Seawings seaplane.

If you would like to know more about the variety of packages on offer, visit and

This Months Offer:

UAE residents get 30% off Silver seaplane flights every Friday and Saturday!

Celebrate the wonders of Dubai with a 30% discount on the most popular seaplane flights. Become part of the skyline on an elegant 40-minute sightseeing flight, and watch the charms of home unravel through your personalised viewing window. This offer is for UAE residents, so is available on the weekend Silver flights every Friday and Saturday. You don’t just see the city like never before; you see your home like never before.

A seaplane Silver flight is an iconic aerial experience and the UAE’s premier air tour.
•    UAE residents enjoy a 30% discount on Friday or Saturday Silver flights.
•    Admire all the timeless attractions through a wide personalised viewing window.
•    Enjoy evocative impressions of Dubai’s new developments like The World Islands and the Palm Jebel Ali.
•    Experience the inimitability of taking off and landing on the water.
•    Settle in and enjoy 40 minutes in the sky, the seaplane looping around for the premier views of all Dubai’s un-missable attractions.
•    See home from a completely different angle.

Original Price:Dhs 1695

Special Discounted Price for UAE Residents:Dhs 1187 (only on Friday or Saturday 40-minute Silver flights).

How much has the Dubai cityscape changed since you were young? Some of you might remember what it was like in the 1980s. Many will have memories of how the skyline rose exponentially over the last two decades. It’s a cityscape that’s ever-changing, one that’s always alive with new developments and fresh impressions. So how about a snapshot from 2016, an inspiring Dubai air tour that offers the complete perspective on home? Seawings are offering a 30% discount on their most popular aerial tour, a scenic 40-minute flight that provides Dubai’s most eternal panoramas. This is a discount for UAE residents only, so they’re offering it for when most UAE residents have the time to fly: the weekend.

Fly on any Friday or Saturday and the Silver experience costs just AED 1187. Choose a departure from Dubai Jebel Ali or Dubai Creek and experience the beauty of taking off from the water. This is no ordinary flight. It’s a journey by seaplane, an unusual and innovative aircraft that can only be found in a few cities around the world. You’ve probably seen these aircraft in Dubai before. Since 2007, Seawings seaplanes have been hovering through the city at 1500 feet. Now you can appreciate just why this 40-minute flight is the UAE’s ultimate aerial tour.

As you cruise through the skyline you discover just how the city has developed. Soar across The World Islands and see what’s been built (hint: there’s buildings on more than just Lebanon Island). Admire the fresh green and blue that winds through the city, the date palms and waterways spreading out into the desert. Take in the towering grace of Dubai’s skyscrapers, clustered together in displays of originality. You don’t just see the city. Through your personal viewing window there’s a glorious vista onto the enormity of the desert, along with an intimate panorama of how Dubai winds along the Arabian Gulf. You take in how the city has changed, how your home looks from the sky, and why Dubai continues to amaze everyone that flies by seaplane.



On your Bike!

The sport of cycling is growing every year in Dubai, and there are a host of events and activities to get excited about. To help get people involved, dedicated cycling areas are starting to appear all over the city, including – Nadd Al Sheba Cycle Path, Al Qudra Cycle Path, Dubai Autodrome, Al Barsha Park, Mushrif Park and Jumeirah Open Beach Track.

For those who want to develop their cycling skills, every Wednesday at the Dubai autodrome is Revolution night, brought to you by Revolution Cycles. The track is open from 6pm to 9pm for all cyclists, runners and walkers, and as well as being flood lit, it’s also completely free!

Call +971 4 3697441, email or visit



The RAGE Bowl, at Dubai Mall has opened its doors to the public. This state-of-the-art indoor facility is the only skating arena of its kind in the UAE and is suitable for beginners to learn the basics and more experienced skaters to perfect their 360s and kick flips. Rohan Thakuri, the most passionate Skate Instructor in the country, is also on hand to show you the ropes. Priced at Dhs 25 to use the RAGE Bowl and Dhs 50 to hire a board for 2 hours.

Call +971 4 4341549.


Yas Waterworld

Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi features 43 rides, slides and attractions and follows the story of ‘Dana’, a young Emirati girl, on a quest for the legendary pearl that once brought prosperity to her village.

With the atmospheric setting, thrilling rides, authentic souq-style shopping and live entertainment, there’s something to amuse the entire family. Open 10am to 8pm every day. Tickets cost Dhs 240 for adults and Dhs 195 for children below 1.1 metres in height. Premium tickets are also available.

Call +971 2 4142000.



The spectacular ‘Tower of Poseidon’ is filled with record breaking rides, including the worlds largest waterslide. The terrifying ‘Poseidon’s Revenge’ suspends you over a trap door and then releases you through a series of extreme twists and turns, reaching 60kmh! Experience heart-thumping slides, uphill water roller coasters, never ending rapid river adventures and up-close animal encounters. Open 10am to sunset (Opening hours subject to change depending on time of year). Tickets are Dhs 285 for adults and Dhs 220 for children below 1.2 metres in height.

Wild Wadi

Situated in front of the stunning Burj Al Arab and themed around the tale of Juha, a well known character from Arabian folklore, Wild Wadi is one of Dubai’s foremost tourist locations. Discover your inner child on the master blaster – an exhilarating water roller-coaster ride, while Tantrum Alley and Burj Surj will push thrill seekers’ to the limit. Those brave enough to conquer the Jumeirah Sceirah, will climb to a height of 32 metres and be released through a trap door, rapidly descending down the 120 metre slide at an astonishing speed of over 80 km/h! Open from 10am to 8pm, admission is Dhs 275 for adults and Dhs 230 for children below 1.1 metres in height.

The Irish Village (IV)

The outdoor setting, authentic ambience and excellent food & beverage make The IV one of the top 10 attractions in Dubai. Concerts and international gigs are held on a regular basis and a trip down is always great craic!

The Underground

The Underground Pub at the Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, resonates the vibrancy of Britain’s culture with quirky décor mirroring the design of the London Underground, an extensive menu of British delicacies, from steak and kidney pie to traditional fish and chips, and daily entertainment for families and friends to enjoy.

Call +971 4 4084257.


Sunset Beach

This is the city’s most popular surfing destination, with good wave sets and pro shops hiring surfboards, SUP’s and kayaks. The Burj Al Arab is located on the left and if you’re looking for the perfect holiday snap or selfie, this is the place to be.

Black Palace Beach

This is an undeveloped plot of land located between the summer palaces on Al Sufouh road across from Knowledge Village. Although there are no facilities, it is a great place to escape the city and watch the marine craft sailing around the Palm Jumeirah and even Sheikh Mohammed’s private Yacht.

Admission is free.



Balloon Adventures

Take a magic carpet ride across rolling red sand dunes, with an amazing bird’s eye view of the untouched desert below.

The early morning sunrise flight is a breathtaking adventure not to be missed. Imagine floating along, letting the air currents take you wherever they feel, surrounded by the cool and serene morning ambience, all while watching the spectacular images unfold across the desert landscape as the sun creeps over the horizon.

There is a good chance of spotting wandering camels, gazelles and oryx that roam the conservation area, or maybe even meet up with falconers or farmers as you land – so don’t forget your camera!

Pick-ups are arranged from meeting points across Dubai, followed by transfers out to the desert to enjoy a one hour flight across the dunes. Once you touch down, enjoy the cold refreshments while you recollect all the beautiful things you saw with your group, and collect your flight certificates from your Captain. Then head back to town where you’ll be dropped off to enjoy the rest of your day.

A balloon ride is a great adventure, ideal for birthdays, anniversaries or for those who have visiting friends and family.

Price: AED 995 per person or AED 850 (5-12years) including:
• Transfers to and from the take off area
• Approx 1 hour balloon flight
• Cold refreshments on landing
• Flight certificate from the pilot.

* All flights are weather permitting
** Recommended for children age 7 years and upwards.

Gift vouchers and private charters are available; please call for more details.

Contact Details:
Call +971 4 2854949, visit or email for more information and bookings.



Helidubai is the premier helicopter service provider in the UAE, offering a wide range of services from tours, corporate and VIP transfers, private helicopter charter and specialising in aerial filming and photography.

Coupled with a worldwide reputation and a range of services to suit, helidubai employs the finest pilots, helicopters and equipment to ensure the finest standards for all your helicopter requirements.

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Tour Packages

Heritage Tour

12 min – Dhs 595
Dhs 2,700 Exclusive / 5 max pax

Take off towards the Dubai Creek and experience a memoir of the past with the sceneries of the “sails” of the Creek Golf Club, Spice Souk, the Historical Wind Towers and Sheikh Rashid Palace in Heritage Village. Fly above the astonishing Dubai beaches. Eastwards, be adorned with the views of the amazing architectural masterpiece – Burj Khalifa – the tallest building in the world. Return towards Festival City with unforgettable memories of Dubai and its heritage.


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