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What To Do in Dubai for 3 Days? – 3 Days Dubai Itinerary

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If you are here, it means, you are looking for Dubai 3 day itinerary. Well, To be honest, Dubai is one of the many tourist destinations that offers lots of things to do. Frequently tourists get confused and ask themselves what to do in Dubai for 3 days. Every year Dubai tourism authority permits opening of new tourist places for the public that makes the final selection tougher. I have also seen several peoples ask this question on Facebook and TripAdvisor. After spending two and half years in Dubai, I consider myself a right person to answer this question. So let’s dive into 3 days Dubai itinerary.

Day 1

I assume you will start your day before 11:00 am in the morning. We will spend day 1 around downtown Dubai. Listed below are things to do on day 1.

Burk Khalifa

Without any doubt, every new tourist should go to at the top of Burj Khalifa as soon as arrive here. This is not merely the tallest building in the world, but also has most top reservation disk, found at 124th Floor. It’s a very busy spot and often you have to face hotchpotch circumstances there. Best time to go there is morning before 1:00 am as at that time there will be less tourists than evening. Tip: Be sure you buy Burj Khalifa ticket online because the ticket price at the Burj Khalifa office expensive, almost twice of what you see on the internet. Furthermore, tickets run out very quickly. 

Spend Time: 1/2 Hours

Burj Khalifa

Burk Khalifa

The Dubai Mall

You can visit the Dubai Mall with your Burj Khalifa trip. It’s next to Burj Khalifa. The Dubai Mall is the largest shopping mall in the world probably one whole day would be not enough to notice the beauty of the Dubai Mall. Whether you’re a kid, mom or bachelor, the Dubai Mall has many fun things for you. Located at Ground & Level 2, Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo is a most visited place in the Dubai Mall and make sure you don’t miss it. You don’t need to buy the ticket to see it unless you have a plan to go inside.

Spend Time: 4/5 Hours

Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo

Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo

The Fountain Show

One other thing that you can do around the Dubai Mall is The fountain show. The fountain show that takes place every day and lasts up to 5 minutes. Evening shows start at 6 pm and take place after every 30 minutes until 11 pm. Additionally, there are two performances in the daytime; at 1 pm and 1.30 pm (1.30 pm and 2 pm on Fridays).

Spend Time: Less than 1 hour

The Fountain Show

The Fountain Show

Ski Dubai

Ski Dubai is yet another thing everyone should try in Dubai mall. Its a first indoor ski center in the Middle East contains 2,500 square meters. It’s located in the mall of the Emirates which itself a shopping mall. Ski Dubai has 5 runs that vary in difficulty, height, and steepness. Ticket price varies depending on the plan. You no need to carry any specific dress as Ski Dubai provides all the equipment needed to stay warm, including disposable socks, jackets, winter trousers and snow boots.

Spend Time: 1.5 Hour

Ski Dubai

Ski Dubai

Day 2

I will strongly suggest you to book a half day in Dubai city tour from any operator for Day 2 as they can cover maximum places in 6 hours tour. If you prefer to do manually, here I will list down what most of the tour operator offers in their Dubai city tour.

Dubai Museum

I think it is injustice if someone come to Dubai and don’t know about Arabian Culture. Dubai Museum is an official museum operates under Dubai tourism department. It’s a complete Arabian culture hub where one can see just about everything that related, to UAE culture. It’s a well-maintained Small yet informative place that’s shows where Dubai came from. Dubai Museum tickets cost is AED 3 only. The Dubai Museum, located in Al Fahidi area – Bur Dubai.

Spend Time:  1 Hour

Dubai Museum

Dubai Museum

Gold Souq

Nothing much to say because I already have written an exclusive post on it. You can read by going here.

Spend Time:  1/2 Hours

Gold Souq Dubai

Gold Souq

Al Bastakiya

It’s one more historical place that demonstrates to you a different side of Dubai. If you have got the interest in historical things, Historical bastakiya unquestionably will amaze you and you take you back to 1980’s UAE. Several shops and restaurants can be found around it which sells mostly UAE tradition items. You can make your Al Bastakiya visit remember beating the camel burger that is available at the many cafes and restaurants around it. At the moment, entry costs nothing.

Spend Time:  1 Hour

Al Bastakiya 

Al Bastakiya

Dubai Creek

To begin with, let me make it clear hardly any tour operator offers this in city tour package. Dubai creek a saltwater creek that connects old Dubai (Deira area) to Bur Dubai. Here mode of the transportation is small motorized water taxis known as Abra. The ticket for an Arba ride is AED 1 only. You can use this ride to reach Deira from Bur Dubai and contrariwise. If you’re staying in Deira area, come to gold Souq first and then go to Dubai Museum and Historical bastakiya from there because both of these attractions are located in Bur Dubai Area. Similarly, you can reach to gold souq with this route. You can find more details and map here.

 

Dinner at Dhow Cruise

A dhow is a traditional Arabian cruise that is built with Wooden. In Dubai, dhow cruise, dinner is very popular among tourists and locals. Especially in Ramadan, peoples do Iftari at Dhow cruise. Dhow Cruise dinner ought to be on your trip itinerary. It’s a two hour trip that organizes at evening (8:00 PM – 10:00 PM)Two most widely used places where this trip is offered are Creek and Marina. Price varies depends on Dhow type, Dinner standard, and location..I have written my dhow cruise creek trip experince here.

Day 3

Jumeirah Mosque

Whether you’re a Muslim or non-Muslim you can go inside of the Jumeirah Mosque. States shows that it’s one of the most photographed mosques in Dubai and peoples love to take selfies in the mosque. Jumeirah mosque situated at Jumeirah Beach Road. Although entry is free, you can book a custom guide tour directly from Dubai culture department cost AED 25 per head. Keep in mind, Jumeirah Mosque has a specific dress code. You can read about dress code here.

Jumeirah Mosque

Jumeirah Mosque at evening

Jumeirah Beach

Jumeirah Beach is situated near to Satwa in Jumeirah area. It’s an incredible beach. This white sand beach with its blue water is a must visit in Dubai. Swimming closely watched by lifeguards. A good option to hang around. One can possibly take pleasure in, swimming and have fun playing with the sea. Proper safety arrangements have been organizations and demarcations have been made to make certain that individuals don’t cross beyond a specific range. There are shower facility and washrooms available on the beach. The region is extremely clean. There aren’t many eating joints on the beach. . Paid swimming bed  are there.

Desert Safari Dubai

Enough talked about modern Dubai. Now its time to explore the famous Arabian desert and taste traditional Arabic foods, belly dance, fire show, Arabic tea and take a selfie with a falcon. You should be ready to go desert till 2:00 AM. It’s a six hours tour. You can read my Dubai desert safari experience and complete trip details here.

Spend Time: 6 hours

I know this is a very busy itinerary and the reason for it you are coming to Dubai on a trip, not for rest. So why not explore this modern artificial city as much as you can. However, you can customize and skip something as per your choice.

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