Dubai was little more than a small desert town 60 years ago. Today, Dubai is one of the world’s most advanced cities, and a city of extremes.

Now, in Dubai, you see the world’s tallest building and most luxurious hotel. You can ski indoors in the middle of the desert and parachute over islands that have been blown up in the shape of a world map and a palm tree.

Dubai can be roughly divided into three sections: the modern part, the ancient part and the desert. In 25 years, Dubai has gone from being a “desert village” to an ultra-modern city, and the development continues.

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Visit Burj Khalifa and Dubai Mall, the day of grandeur

Burj Khalifa

The Burj Khalifa is the world’s tallest tower. You simply can’t ignore it. The tower is 828 (!) meters high and can already be admired from the air. You only realize how tall the tower is when you see a photo of the skyline. The building is simply disproportionately tall, twice as high as the Empire State Building in New York…

You can visit the tower in two ways: via At The Top and via At The Top Sky. Don’t forget that weekends (Thursday and Friday) are very busy, so it’s a good idea to book tickets in advance. A popular time to visit the tower is sunset. Would you also like to be at the Burj Khalifa during sunset? So be sure to book your tickets about three weeks in advance.

The Dubai Mall

The Dubai Mall is the world’s largest shopping mall. Dotted around the mall, slim information panels show you where you are and where your favorite store is. You can even download an application containing all the information. In the shopping center, you can use the Internet free of charge. The mall boasts 1,200 stores. You’ll find both inexpensive and expensive brand-name stores. You’ll also find a real waterfall and Dubai’s largest aquarium.

Dubai’s fountains

Right next to the Burj Khalifa are the Dubai Fountains, again the largest fountain in the world. Show times are as follows: daily at 1pm and 1:30pm, and every half-hour from 6pm to 11pm, except Friday afternoons. On Friday afternoons, the show takes place at 1:30pm and 2pm. The most impressive show in winter is the 6 p.m. show. It’s when the sun has just set and it’s blue hour. This is when the light is at its best for photography. You can imagine that such a fountain show with a backdrop of lights and Arabic music is truly a fairy tale.

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A day in the desert for day two

On a vacation in Dubai, you must go on a desert safari. Simply because it’s great fun. And you get out of town for a while. On a desert safari, you drive a 4×4 across the desert dunes. It’s a beautiful, crazy ride. Then you come to a sort of tented camp, where there’s also plenty to do. You can go quad biking, sandboarding, camel riding, there’s delicious food for you and late at night there’s entertainment too.

A visit to authentic Dubai

Discover the historic center and souks

Dubai also has a down-to-earth side, namely the historic center. These are the Bur Dubai and Deira districts. The neighborhoods are separated by the Dubai Creek.
Bur Dubai is located on the western shore of Dubai Creek and has a number of sights to see. Examples include the Dubai Museum and the Grand Mosque, one of Dubai’s oldest mosques. We also recommend crossing the Al Bastakiya section. This district is known for its sand-colored buildings and narrow streets. This gives you a good idea of traditional Dubai.

Deira is located to the east of Dubai Creek. It used to be Dubai’s business center, before all the huge skyscrapers were built. A visit to Deira during your vacation is well worth it, as you can still really see the old Dubai here. Here you can stroll through typical narrow Arab streets with small boutiques and stores. You also have souks here. In this neighborhood, you can buy gold and jewelry at the Gold Souk, and for herbs and spices, you can head to the Spice Souk. You can also spend hours watching the many boats on Dubai Creek along the banks.

Take the cab boat on Dubai Creek

Speaking of boats: as a tourist, it’s great to take a water cab on Dubai Creek. These traditional water cabs are also known as Abras. Almost every minute, an Abra leaves for the other side. It’s also probably the cheapest form of public transport you’ll find here: it costs around one euro.

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Visit Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates and the second-largest city after Dubai. It is located on the island of Abu Dhabi and on several other islands in the Persian Gulf. It is linked to the mainland by several bridges, making it easy to reach the capital from Dubai, for example.

And Abu Dhabi is only 130 km from Dubai. This distance can be covered in 90 minutes. As a result, the capital of the United Arab Emirates is easily accessible on a day trip from Dubai .

Our team offers you a quality excursion to spend your day in Abu Dhabi. Please contact us for more information.

Visit the museums and the Jumeirah mosque

During your stay in Dubai, you must visit at least one museum. The Shinghada Museum is highly recommended. This museum is located in the historic district of Al Shindagha, near the Creek, the historic area of the Emirate of Dubai. Neighborhood or Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum. The Al Shindagha Museum proudly displays the history and traditions of the UAE nation over the centuries.

You can also visit Dubai’s newest museum, the Museum of the Future. With its modern architecture, we also recommend a visit to this magnificent museum.

Jumeirah Mosque

The Jumeirah Mosque is Dubai’s largest and most beautiful mosque. In the medieval Fatimid tradition, the mosque is built entirely of white stone, with imposing minarets on the sides and a large domed roof in the center. It’s also well worth a look in the evening.

Everyone can come and admire the mosque from the inside, where you can learn more about Islam and local culture during the daily morning tour (except Fridays). Please keep in mind your choice of clothing.

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Relax on the beach

Dubai boasts beautiful beaches where you can enjoy the sunshine and pleasant temperatures. Some beaches are private and owned by hotels, and for some you have to pay. But there are also plenty of beaches open to the public. Keep cultural differences in mind. Although these days you can generally lie around in a bikini or swimsuit as a woman, string bikinis and topless sunbathing are forbidden. You can also get strange looks from men. There are also beaches reserved for women.

Most of the beaches are on and around the palm island of Palm Jumeirah, as this is where most hotels and tourists stay. The public beach near the Burj-Al-Arab is also highly recommended. From this beach, you have a beautiful view of this famous hotel, with its iconic sailboat shape. If you’re on this beach in the late afternoon, lie down for a while too, until the sun goes down. The sunset here is truly magnificent.

Water parks, a family day out

Dubai is the ideal water park destination, which is why there are several where you can enjoy water attractions. The two most famous water parks are Aquaventure and Wild Wadi, which are quite expensive.

Wild Wadi is Dubai’s original water park, located next to the Burj al Arab. Here, you can have fun on the sun terrace, or go down one of the raft slides or a steep waterslide where you can reach 80 km/h.

Aquaventure is located next to the Atlantis Hotel, so you can also go there for free if you stay at the hotel. Here you’ll find the Lazy River to float on, as well as spectacular slides such as the one through an aquarium with sharks and rays.

In addition, there’s the Legoland water park and the smaller, more affordable Laguna water park, whose highlight is a surf machine where you can surf in a semi-circle on artificial waves.

To make the most of your vacation, alone or with your family, don’t hesitate to contact us. Our team will advise and guide you throughout your stay in the magnificent city of Dubai. After more than 10 years as the leading French-speaking guide in Dubai, we offer you the best activities, with a personalized program.

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He’s always available, with good advice, responsive and easy to talk to!
He organized several excursions for us, which went very well.
We spent a day together in Abu Dhabi, it was a beautiful day, he taught us lots of things about Dubai!
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We had a great time visiting Dubai with Victor, who also took us to Abu Dhabi. Interesting, kind, cool, conversational and well-informed, Victor made our stay in Dubai an excellent experience. Victor was also very helpful before our departure with various bookings and gave us very good advice.

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Two great days!

We had a great time during our two-day visit to Dubai and Abu Dhabi with Victor. In addition to being extremely friendly, he has a perfect knowledge of the country, its history and its habits and customs, which enabled us to discover and learn a lot, all in a very pleasant atmosphere! Thanks again for a great time!

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