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3 days in Dubai

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3 days in Dubai
Dubai is a constantly changing, sprawling desert oasis, blending traditions and excitement into a cosmopolitan city. Visit new landmarks, such as the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, and the inspiring Dubai Fountains. Experience the culturally significant Bastakiya Quarter. Ride in a wooden boat taxi and take in the sights and smells of the Souks. Take a break from the desert heat at Ski Dubai.
Good for: Families, Groups, Seniors, Individuals
Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
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Day 1
Burj Khalifa
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Burj Khalifa

Surrounded by hotels, shopping destinations and entertainment options, the Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world. For sightseeing, the... more »

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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Bastakia Quarter
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Bastakia Quarter

A visit to the Bastakiya Quarter includes culturally significant sights, such as Dubai's oldest building (1780s), the Al Fahidi Fort, the Dubai Museum, and the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding (SMCCU).

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Day 2
Bur Dubai Abra Dock
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Bur Dubai Abra Dock

In the historic district, the Abra Dock in Bur Dubai, is an affordable 10-minute traditonal wooden boat ride -- really a taxi. Take the abra from the Bastakiya side, look around the textile souk and the art galleries, and end in the gold souk. Used by 15-20 million passengers each year, the Abra Dock in Bur Dubai is a memorable cruise in the water.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: <1 hour
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Dubai Spice Souk
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Dubai Spice Souk

Shopping at Traditional Souks, such as Dubai Spice Souks, exposes travelers to Arab style marketplaces where goods are bought and sold. Bargaining allows you to acquire different commodities, such as spice, gold, textiles and perfumes.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Dubai Fountains
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Dubai Fountains

Choreographed to music, the Dubai Fountain shoots water as high as 500 feet –that’s as high as a 50-story building. Designed by creators of the Fountains of Bellagio in Vegas, Dubai Fountain Performances occur daily on the 30-acre Burj Khalifa Lake.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: <1 hour
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Day 3
Ski Dubai
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Ski Dubai

Located inside Dubai Mall of the Emirates, Ski Dubai is the world’s third largest indoor ski slope and the first to open in the Middle East. With a chair lift and a t-bar, 6,000 tons of snow are at your disposal.Whether you just want to learn the basics, or get good enough to fly off a 10 ramp, our qualified instructors will help you improve your skills and have you carving up the... More

Located inside Dubai Mall of the Emirates, Ski Dubai is the world’s third largest indoor ski slope and the first to open in the Middle East. With a chair lift and a t-bar, 6,000 tons of snow are at your disposal.Whether you just want to learn the basics, or get good enough to fly off a 10 ramp, our qualified instructors will help you improve your skills and have you carving up the powder in no time!Practice jumps, ramps and tricks in the dedicated freestyle zone.You can now meet the Snow Penguins in an up close and personal one-of-a-kind intimate encounter that the whole family will love.Snow Penguins at Ski Dubai are dedicated to teaching youngsters and adults about the nature of this remarkable colony of Gentoo and Kind Penguins through engaging and interactive programmes.Don’t forget to watch the March of the Penguins several times a day which is free for the Snow Park guests. Less

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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Souk Madinat Jumeirah
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Souk Madinat Jumeirah

Located near Jumeirah Beach area, the Souk Madinat Jumeriah is an entertainment complex that includes a traditional Arabian souk (market) with plenty of shops, restaurants and bars. Take a magical and relaxing Abra tour and meander waterways and wide open seascapes.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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