From record-breaking skyscrapers to a plethora of shopping destinations, from adrenaline-rush theme parks to Michelin-star restaurants, from treasured museums to beautiful desert, Dubai has bountiful choices to celebrate a holiday. If you are here to have a memorable time and want to get the best snapshot of this multi-entertainment city, we have handpicked the most popular choices. Discover all that's possible with our perfect 4 Days in Dubai Itinerary
We are starting the trip with the groundbreaking shopping destination in Downtown Dubai—that is not your typical mall. It is home to the world's most covetable brands and is redefining luxury in all possible ways. The attire, electronics, beauty products, home decor — almost everything that you need to shop is available in 1,200 retail stores, two anchor department stores and more than 200 food and beverage outlets.
What makes Dubai Mall extraordinary is its wide-ranging entertainment zones. Here you could spend the entire day admiring its two-floor waterfall with manmade divers, the dinosaur skeleton, award-winning children’s ‘edutainment’ concept in Kidzania, unbelievable VR Park, sophisticated cinema complex, Olympic-size Dubai Ice Rink, and the horror room Hysteria. Its centrepiece is the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo that illuminates the marvels of the ocean floor which you can gawk at from outside or dive inside with sharks.
Downtown Dubai is also the address of the world's tallest structure or building in the world. After an enthralling day at the mall, reach its neighbour, the iconic Burj Khalifa. Its 148th floor exposes the awe-inspiring panoramic view of the city and the sunset, unlike anywhere else. Continue your journey to level 124 and 125, which have beautiful public outdoor observation terrace, high-powered telescope, and virtual reality experiences on the glass floor. Feel fresh with the refreshments in the deluxe lounge, cruise on the fastest double-deck elevators, eat at a world-class restaurant and capture pictures that will bring you loads of followers.
The evening of Downtown is spent watching the marvellous show of the Dubai Fountain, held every 30 minutes. This is the world's largest choreographed fountain that is run with the help of several lights and coloured projectors. The water shoots up at 500 feet and thrills the audience as it moves to the rhythm of top songs. You can witness this mega show from the Boardwalk or take a boat ride.
The modern side of Dubai is undoubtedly fascinating. But before we go to explore more of its latest adventures in these 4 days in Dubai, let's find out what this innovative city looked before the development.
Take the Dubai metro to Deira and get off Al-Ras Metro Station. Interact with locales and sale person around to find the route to the gold souks, which the best place to haggle for the yellow precious metal. It has authentic jewellery available at the most reasonable rate. As you move forward, the labyrinth of walkways is filled with the aroma of spices and you can discover mounds of herbs.
Later, line up with the passengers on the Abra station and take the boat ride at a cost of 1Dirham to cross the creek. Enjoy the scenic view of the old buildings and quiet neighbourhood. As you reach the Bur Dubai, within walking distance you would find the buzzing market area, where you can browse the textile, rugs, carpets and perfumes.
After enough dose of shopping in the traditional Arabian market, unwind and meander through the streets of the Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood. It harks back to the days when Dubai was just a fishing village on the Persian Gulf. This area is still preserved and saved from the urbanisation. You can check out the mud houses, sand buildings, wind towers, and places that are converted to galleries, cafes and museums.
Desert Safari Dubai
One of the most daring developments in the world, Palm Jumeirah needs all your attention. Well, embracing all its attractions could be overwhelming. With many tour companies to choose from, the speedboat tour is a popular option to catch the action of Jumeirah. For 1.5hr, sail around the coastal landmarks of Dubai Dubai Marina, The Palm Jumeirah and Burj Al Arab.
Find the adventure of water for all ages in the Aquaventure Waterpark. Located inside the rose-hued, Atlantis The Palm, this is the best waterpark kids have approved of. With over 30 slides and attractions, Lazy river, and private beach, the park offers a splash of fun. Scream down the thrilling waterslides, unwind with a cocktail by the beach, and hang out with dolphins. Kids will love the safety and privacy of the children’s play area and you can spend an hour learning to surf. There is so much to do and eat in this fancy place that will have you floored in amazement.
Dhow Cruise Marina
IMG Worlds of Adventure
IMG Worlds of Adventure is the world’s largest indoor theme park which is spread across 1.5 million square feet. Gear up and boost yourself because this is going to be a nail-biting and hair-raising day. Explore over 4 adventure zones which have your favourite superheroes, cartoon characters come to life at this exciting park. Besides enjoying rides in the Marvel and Cartoon Network zone, get chills down your spine in the Haunted Hotel. In the Lost Valley, get your jaws hanging to the amazing display of animatronic dinosaurs and ride the rollercoasters. Families will have a blast as they scroll through the shopping and dining areas. Do not miss the ultimate movie experience in the Novo Cinemas.
After an adrenaline-fuelled day, kick back and rejuvenate in the splendour of Dubai at the famous Kite Beach. Overlooking Burj al Arab, the beach offers the spectacular sight of the sunset. If you want you can dive into the water and play sports like kitesurfing & kayaking, or you can keep your feet dry by playing volleyball. After testing your surfing skills, rest on the cabanas, have drinks and eat from the food trucks.
Dubai is a city of soaring skyscrapers to stretch of sand. It promises a trip a lifetime. It is super convenient to travel places in metros and taxis. Remember, it is going to be heartbreaking leaving this city.