Posted By: Dr. Maher Al Khedr
By the time you finish your evening with a sumptuous dinner (at the food court inside Dubai Mall or within one of the region’s best restaurants overlooking Burj Khalifa / Dubai Fountain), you may be extremely tired but one thing is sure that you’ve experienced quite a bit of Dubai’s main sights and experiences!
If don’t find any of the abovementioned Dubai attractions or experiences exciting, go ahead and substitute them with the ones that interest you the most! After all, Dubai offers endless options to tailor a travel program centered on your likes, budget and travel preferences.
Want to spend your time navigating the city streets? Get yourself an opulent Aston Martin or treat yourself to the purring hum of a Porsche. You can rent a luxury supercar from leading local provider, spidercars.ae. They also offer SUVs perfect for a desert jaunt, or high-end vehicles fit for groups.
Want to forego the Palm Jumeirah or Bastakiya Quarter trip and do some cool indoor activities in Dubai instead? You can head over to try authentic snow activities at Ski Dubai (inside Mall of the Emirates). Or if you want more outdoor ideas, then why not enjoy some fun-filled, water activities along the Arabian Gulf Coastline, such as parasailing or a banana boat ride.
Don’t want to explore the city on your own?
There are many reputable services providers such as Rayna Tours which offer value-packed city tours encompassing all of Dubai’s treasures plus transfers, or the usual providers like Get Your Guide.
Already been to Burj Khalifa?
Then why not watch the breathtaking La Perle by Dragone Show instead or swap it with a visit to one of Dubai’s newest landmarks, Dubai Frame; its sky deck lets you admire the stunning views of both old and new Dubai from a single frame.
Looking to spend a quiet evening than being in the bustling downtown Dubai? Book a romantic dinner cruise in a traditional dhow which sails you down Dubai Creek or Dubai Marina, allowing you to delight in both great food and extraordinary views onboard.
Want more in the UAE?
could always head over to neighboring cities – there are many things to do in Abu Dhabi, which is only 140 km away!
So that’s it for our travel program, using your one-day layover or trip as an opportunity to explore Dubai! With a detailed itinerary plus a fair number of suggestions, we hope that all these would help you to create a solid itinerary for 1 day in Dubai.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT DUBAI
When should I go to Dubai?
Because of the scorching temperatures, its probably best to go to Dubai in the cooler months, which range from November to April.
How do I get from the airport into the city?
You could get into the city (or your hotel) via metro, bus or taxi. Taxi is of course the most convenient and quickest, but most expensive. The underground or metro is quite convenient (the red line goes to most of the key destinations) but does take about 25 minutes to get into town. While the airport car rental Dubai bus is the slowest but cheapest option, taking up to an hour.
Is one day in Dubai enough?
Yes and no. As I’ve outlined above, you can see all of the key sights with a one day Dubai itinerary but it will be quite a tiring day! It’s recommended to spend at least 2-3 days exploring the city.