World class shopping, dramatic architecture and amazing night life, Dubai is one place, which will give you all of these. Dubai is a perfect blend of medieval history with cosmopolitan touch. There is no specific time of the day or year to enjoy Dubai as it showcases its beauty all year long. However, if you are planning to go on a day tour, following is the list of things you should certainly do.
Start with the iconic building
Dubai is famous for its amazing architecture. Therefore, if you are planning to go on a day tour take a bus or a cab and start with these beautiful buildings. Start with Burj Al Arab hotel which is famous because of its shape of billowing sail. Do not forget to visit the famous Burj Khalifa, which is one of the tallest buildings in the world rising around 3,000 feet. On a guided tour you will be taken on the 124th floor to have a full view of city and its surroundings.
Manmade Palm Jumeirah Island is also one of the attractions for tourists visiting from different countries. It is a combination of two islands, Palm Jebel Ali and Palm Jumeirah and is being formed in the shape of palm tree, thus the name.
Give time to malls and parks
Double decker buses are famous tourist attraction of Dubai excursions. They are not only comfortable and cheap but also provide better view of city. Make sure you visit the famous malls of Dubai including Burjuman Mall. You can also buy branded as well as traditional stuffs from these malls. Some shops accept debit and credit cards where as others need to be paid with their local currency that is United Arab Emirates Dirham (AED).
You can take a cab and visit the famous parks of Dubai including Burj Park in Down Town, Mushrif Park in Al Khawaneej and Wild Wadi waterpark on Jumeirah Road. While visiting Centuary mall, you can also have a look at AL Mamzar Beach Park. These are amazing places not only for adults but also for children in case you are accompanied with your family.
Desert safari and camps
A trip to Dubai is not completed unless you go on wild safari. Dubai is blessed to have all type of geography and its desserts are considered one of its best attractions. You can go on a half day trek to Hatta rock Pools. You can take a SUV to reach the foothills of Hajar Mountains. On your way you can also visit small villages and their local markets, which often contains traditional stuffs which are not only of high quality but are also affordable.
If you book with some camping agency, they will take you to the night camps in dessert which also include camel riding and bonfire get together. These camps are the best place to experience different Arabian traditions including the famous belly dancing, sheesha smoking, henna painting and barbecue dinner.
Apart from these places, you can also visit some historical buildings and interact with local people to enjoy the tour.