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    Unseen Attractions and Shopping

    Unseen Attractions and Shopping
    Starts from

    Dubai

    Transportation

    By Car

    Guidance

    Self-Guided

    Activities

    9

    Duration

    13 hours

    Length

    49 mi

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    Starts from

    Dubai

    Transportation

    By Car

    Guidance

    Self-Guided

    Duration

    13 hours

    Length

    49 mi

    History and CultureNatural AttractionsUnusual Locations
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    Anantika Chaudhary

    Anantika Chaudhary

    Travel Expert

    Highlights

    • Enjoy a fireworks show at Global Village.
    • Explore Dubai's vibrant nightlife on the Dhow Cruise.
    • Discover many exciting things at Madinat Jumeirah.
    Dubai is undoubtedly one of those places that every traveller dreams of visiting. A good deal of the UAE’s revenue comes from none other than the travellers and tourists that choose to visit the country at some time in the year.
    This route will take you through magic markets with spices, gold, silk, tea and all things associated with the dreamy Arab world. You will take a closer look at the old town, experience traditional Dubai transport and plunge into the lively Dubai night with its modern and even futuristic pearls.

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    Dubai is undoubtedly one of those places that every traveller dreams of visiting. A good deal of the UAE’s revenue comes from none other than the travellers and tourists that choose to visit the country at some time in the year.
    This route will take you through magic markets with spices, gold, silk, tea and all things associated with the dreamy Arab world. You will take a closer look at the old town, experience traditional Dubai transport and plunge into the lively Dubai night with its modern and even futuristic pearls.

    In partnership with

    In partnership with
    Anantika Chaudhary

    Anantika Chaudhary

    Travel Expert

    • Enjoy a fireworks show at Global Village.
    • Explore Dubai's vibrant nightlife on the Dhow Cruise.
    • Discover many exciting things at Madinat Jumeirah.

    Day Itinerary

    9 Activities
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    Day 1

    49 mi1 mi

    Enjoying Dubai’s Vibrant Vibes

    It is actually no surprise when you arrive in Dubai and there is already a huge list of things that you are eager to explore. The day will begin with visiting some of its oldest-known spots, followed by a unique method of transportation and exploring Dubai through waterways. Your evening will start with a great meal at the Madinat Jumeirah. The rest of the adventure is related to plunging into Dubai's culture during the nighttime. It will be a busy day filled with a lot of excitement.
    09:455 min

    Car Park

    Parking
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    Start your day trip by checking out the fantastic Gold Souk, where there is so much to see and do. Leave your car at this multi-level parking facility and proceed directly to the market.
    0.5 mi10 min
    Gold Souk
    10:0030 min

    Gold Souk

    Market
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    At the Gold Souk, time flies fairly quickly. The first thing to do at this place will be a walk around the sparkling bazaar to see designs from around the world, fashioned with a range of carats, whether you are just browsing or looking for even the tiniest quantity of pure gold.
    You can also window-shop and take beautiful photographs. Jewellery, spices, tea leaves, traditional clothing, carpets and other items are mostly for sale. You are sure to enjoy it.
    0.2 mi5 min
    Spice Souk
    10:4545 min

    Spice Souk

    Market
    Open Details
    Now it's time to visit the Creek's Spice Souk. Head there through the little passageways. Mounds of spices and herbs can be seen outside each vendor. Spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg pervade the atmosphere here.
    Stroll around the Souk, smelling different spices and talking to vendors to make sure you pick something to your liking, as this place is sure to make you want to buy small quantities of even the tiniest of things.
    Located on the Deira side of Dubai Creek, the market is conveniently situated near abra stations. These traditional wooden boats are one of the most charming ways to see life in Dubai. These boats are used to ferry people across Dubai Creek. It is a great way to cool off when the sun gets to be too much, and you will get an interesting perspective of the Creek.
    If you wish, you may take a ride, but note that during peak hours, lines can be long. Nonetheless, there are plenty of abra boats to transport tourists and residents from one side to the other. The voyage over the Creek on solid seats is enjoyable. If you are not used to boats, getting on and off might be difficult, but the overall experience is sure to be worth it.
    4.2 mi20 min
    Textile Souk
    12:0030 min

    Textile Souk

    Market
    Open Details
    If you are looking for exotic textiles, head to the textile market, located on the southern side of the Creek. Pay a visit to this covered market and be delighted by the explosion of colour from all the fabrics. Bring your camera and capture the lively ambiance of Bur Dubai neighbourhood.
    14.9 mi30 min
    Madinat Jumeirah
    13:001 hr 30 min

    Madinat Jumeirah

    Landmark
    Open Details
    The variety of things to explore and discover in this place means you could also categorize it as a mini city within Dubai. It features many classic things seen in Arab countries, including a lot of outdoor activities and riverside resorts, while also having a more modern feel. There are several retail establishments as well as cafés and restaurants.
    The entryway boasts spectacular arches and fountains. The majority of the spots here are open to the elements, although most of the shopping and sightseeing is done indoors.
    0.4 mi10 min
    Ushna Restaurant
    14:451 hr

    Ushna Restaurant

    Indian Restaurant
    Open Details
    This restaurant, located near Madinat Jumeirah, has a wonderful dine-in view. Indian food is a must-try during your visit here, as the restaurant is known for its Indian dishes.
    Start with a drink, then the restaurant's famous fried shrimps, followed by chicken biryani, India on a plate, and shrimp cooked in coconut milk, with rice as a side dish. Everything is beautifully prepared and delicious.
    7.1 mi15 min
    Dubai Butterfly Garden
    16:001 hr 30 min

    Dubai Butterfly Garden

    Garden
    Open Details
    Soon after you have had your lunch, get ready to discover the world's largest covered butterfly garden. The circular park has 10 custom-built domes as well as a butterfly museum. The domes are split into four parts. Each dome is packed with hundreds of beautiful butterflies of 50 different species, in all sizes and hues, fluttering over the guests and landing on the flowers and plants.
    In addition, several nectar-producing plants of various colours have been planted to feed the butterflies. The domes are climate-controlled, giving the butterflies a comfortable atmosphere and allowing the installations to stay open all year. There are guides present to explain all the information you need. This is a lovely place to go around and rest while enjoying some stunning butterfly specimens.
    6.9 mi15 min
    Global Village
    17:451 hr 30 min

    Global Village

    Theme Park
    Open Details
    As soon as you are done exploring the beautiful Butterfly Garden, move on to this next spot called Global Village. This place will surely keep you on the edge with the much that it has to offer. There are many activities unique to the country's culture, in addition to the shopping itself. The mini food stalls here are fantastic and worth a try, giving you an excellent opportunity to sample various local cuisines.
    You can get high-quality items from many places at a reduced cost. Most importantly, you can gain a general understanding of each nation and learn something new and distinctive about all of them. The entire area is even more spectacular after sunset, when the colourful lights turn on. It is like a mini Disneyland, but with mixed traditions and culture.
    Please note that Global Village has seasonal opening times, so make sure to check them in advance on the official website.
    16.5 mi40 min
    Alexandra Dhow Cruise
    20:302 hrs 30 min

    Alexandra Dhow Cruise

    Restaurant
    Open Details
    Finally, following a long day of walking and strolling around so many places in Dubai, it is time for the last and most exciting thing to do – a relaxing Dhow Dubai cruise, with wonderful seating on the top deck, sailing, dining, and nighttime views. The delightful cuisine is sure to make your time on the cruise even more exciting.
    Leave your car along Al Seba Street, not far from the mosque, and make your way to West Bay, Berth A11, where you'll find your boat.
    The Alexandra is one of the most top-rated and award-winning floating restaurants in all of Dubai. The boat offers an endless number of activities and exquisite comfort while you are on board. You can check its schedule and make reservations on the official website.
    The views of this city are amazing, and the lights are absolutely spectacular. The entire experience is magical and unforgettable. With this, your trip is sure to end in a blissful way.
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