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5 day travel itinerary

by TripMapper

Evocative Dubai, a city like no other.

5 Days
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Dubai is no longer a little village lining the water's edge. It is a glittering, energetic metropolis where old-style souks nestle amongst a spectacular skyline.

Flamboyant and futuristic, Dubai is home to astonishing developments like the Burj Khalifa (the world's tallest building) and Palm Jumeirah (the world's largest artificial island). Although extravagance is the norm, you can still get a taste of traditional Arabia when perusing the souks, enjoying the authentic taste of Emirati cuisine and hopping aboard a traditional ferry boat in the waterways of Dubai Creek.

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Itinerary Highlights

  • Experience the timeless beauty of the desert and enjoy the ultimate sand dune adventures
  • From upscale tasting menus to local eateries, enjoy unforgettable culinary experiences
  • Get involved in the burgeoning beach club scene
  • Visit Dubai's bustling spice and gold markets, full of intoxicating sights and smells
  • Taking in the sight of the Burj Khalifa is thrilling enough, but you will be in complete awe the moment you step onto the observation deck
  • The Dubai Mall, the biggest in the world, is a must visit for the sheer size and scale

Discover the Itinerary

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  • Day 1

    • TRAVELHome to DXB Airport
      Dubai International Airport (DXB) - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
    • OTHERPick up hire car
    • ACTIVITYRelax (beach/ poolside)
    • ACTIVITYDubai Mall
      The Dubai Mall - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
    • ACTIVITY'At the Top' Burj Khalifa for sunset
      Burj Khalifa - Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
    • ACTIVITYDubai Fountain show
      Dubai Fountain - Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
    • FOODTime Out Market Dubai (various)
      Time Out Market Dubai, Downtown - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
  • Day 2

    • ACTIVITYExplore the Gold Souk and Spice Souk
      Gold Souk - Gold Souq - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
    • FOODArabian Tea House Café
      Arabian Tea House Cafe, Bastakiya Opposite Musalla Post Office - Al Fahidi Street - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
    • ACTIVITYWander Al Fahidi Historical District
      Al Fahidi Historical District (Bastakiya) - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
    • ACTIVITYDubai Creek Harbour Marina for sunset
      Dubai Creek harbour Marina Walk - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
    • FOODMondoux
      Mondoux - South Promenade - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
  • Day 3

    • ACTIVITYRelax (beach/ poolside)
    • FOODDine at Madinat Jumeirah
      Madinat Jumeirah - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
    • ACTIVITYStroll along JBR Beach Walk
      The Walk - JBR - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
    • ACTIVITYStroll around Dubai Marina
      Dubai Marina - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
  • Day 4

    • ACTIVITYDay trip - Desert activities
  • Day 5

    • ACTIVITYAtlantis Aquaventure Waterpark
      Atlantis Aquaventure Dubai - Crescent Road - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
    • OTHERReturn hire car
    • TRAVELDXB Airport to Home