Dubai is a real favourite with holidaymakers looking for year-round sun, ideal for a short break whilst everyone is back at home shivering! But with Dubai home to the world’s tallest building, largest shopping centre, the world’s largest theme park and man-made natural wonders, what are the best things to see and do when visiting for just three days?
We have put together the perfect Dubai holiday itinerary covering what to do in Dubai for 3 days to help get the most from your visit.
Visit Burj Khalifa
The Burj Khalifa is the world’s tallest building at 828 metres and opened in 2010. Burj khalifa has two observation decks on the 124th and 125th floor and another on the 148th floor, with the views truly spectacular. We recommend you pre book your tickets should you wish to explore the observation deck and get some amazing camera shots for your Instagram page. At the base of the Burj Khalifa you can find the Dubai Fountain and experience the music, water and light show each night.
Visit the Dubai Mall
The Dubai Mall is also situated within the vicinity of the Burj Khalifa covering an area of more than 1 million square metres, or about 200 football pitches. The mall has over 1,200 shops, hundreds of food and drink options, an aquarium, Olympic ice rink and Kidzania, making it diverse and caters for all ages, ideal when on a family holiday to Dubai.
Visit the Desert
We recommend taking a trip to the desert when on a holiday to Dubai. Take a seat in a 4 wheel drive and explore the desert sand dunes, an experienced driver will accompany and lead you – but expect sharp turns and a bumpy ride! There are many options when taking this excursion, options include morning and evening safaris, sunset dinner, camel ride, quad biking, sand boarding and many more. The desert safari is an unforgettable experience and we would highly recommend it during your three day stay.
Some travellers prefer a more traditional Dubai holiday experience. If this is you then we recommend you head towards Deira (Old Dubai) which is across the Dubai creek. Take a cruise on a traditional Dhow which will take you across to Deira. If you are in a hurry we recommend taking the motorised water taxi. Deira has a lot to offer including a spice souk, a textile souk and a gold souk. The gold souk is a highlight for many visitors, prices are reasonable and bartering is welcome, however you will only be able to negotiate the price of the craftsmanship on offer.
Visit the Beaches
Dubai has a magnificent number of beaches available for travellers including both public and private options. Jumeirah Beach Residence and Dubai Marina are the most family friendly Dubai beaches on offer with golden sands, chair and cabana rentals, water activities, restaurants, vendors, food trucks, Kids Park and much more.
Lastly, as an add tip - Dubai is very hot, stuffy and humid during the height of summer so we recommend taking a trip during November – March when temperatures are more bearable. You can expect to find temperatures during May – August at over 40 degrees, so best avoided. September and October are usually the time when temperature begins to cool down making it pleasant during November onwards.
We hope you enjoy your trip to Dubai and if you follow this suggested guide you won’t miss out on any of the good stuff!