TRAVEL COLLAB | How To Spend Two Days In Dubai

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

How To Spend Two Days In Dubai

With two days in Dubai, you will have just enough amount of time to take in the city’s major attractions and experiences. Visit Burj Khalifa, wander around the Dubai Mall, stroll down Al Bastakiya Quarter, and discover the Arabian Desert, among others. So, without further ado, come learn how to get the best out of your two days in Dubai with the following suggested travel program.



About This Dubai Itinerary

Dubai 2 Days Itinerary

This travel program is created with the assumption that you will have two full days to spend in Dubai. It covers the city’s both latest and timeless attractions. It also includes alternative attractions or activities means it caters to every preference while making it suitable for both first timers and revisiting travelers. The best thing is that this itinerary can be easily adopted no matter you plan to visit Dubai during summer season (June to August), winter months (November to March), or shoulder season (April – May and September - October). Moreover, the timings (or parts of the day) mentioned in this travel program are rough estimates; it may vary or you can swap it with your desired experience as per your convenience.



Day 1: Dubai City Tour, The View At The Palm, The Palm Fountain Show, And Dubai Cruise

Dubai City Tour

Morning till Afternoon: A Dubai sightseeing tour arranged through an experienced service provider allows you to check off majority of the must-sees in a few hours. It would be enough that you opt for a half day Dubai city tour. Dependent on the program or package you choose, it encompasses a drive through the city’s most acclaimed and bustling neighborhoods or boulevards including Sheikh Zayed Road, Downtown Dubai, and Jumeirah regions.

This is followed by stops at Old Dubai that is home to some of Dubai’s most historically significant attractions like Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood (Al Bastakiya Quarter) and Dubai Museum. You also get to shop at the traditional Arabian souks including Gold Souk, Textile Souk, and Spice Souk. Apart from these, you can pause for some wonderful photo ops against the backdrop of Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Mosque, and Atlantis, The Palm five-star resort.


Dubai View At The Palm

Afternoon – The View at the Palm: After lunch, make your way to the View at the Palm, one of the newest observation decks in the city. It is located on the 52nd level of Palm Towers. While there is no lack of standpoints in Dubai, what makes it unique is that it is exclusively designed to treat you with the full majestic display of the man-made island of Palm Jumeirah – a true engineering phenomenon with its intricately unequaled palm-tree-like design. Besides the 360 degree views of the island, Arabian Gulf and beyond from a height of over 250 meters, you get to watch an immersive aquarium-themed exhibit and even head to the infinity pool on the 50th level.


Dubai Palm Fountain Show

Evening – The Palm Fountain Show: You will find this breathtaking aquatic spectacle at the Pointe, Palm Jumeirah. Yes, don’t expect this to be any ordinary show; it is the world’s largest fountain show where its magnificent settings against Atlantis, the Palm, plus the perfect synchronization of water and light, are definite to leave you in awe.


Dubai Cruise

Night - Dubai Cruise: Just before you retire for the day, it is worth going on an enchanting cruise along Dubai’s dazzling waters. With a variety of cruise options to take your pick from, you can choose to go on an all-inclusive dhow cruise (with dinner and entertainment) aboard a traditional sailing wooden vessel or consider a luxury yacht charter that allows you to cruise in utmost style within the comforts of a high-end yacht vessel.


Alternatives For Day One

If you have been to Dubai or have already seen its main attraction, you can skip Dubai City Tour and rather utilize this time to explore the region’s astonishing theme parks such as IMG Worlds of Adventure or the parks at Dubai Parks and Resorts. For those who are not fond of theme park fun, there are some fantastic water activities including the latest Jet Car ride that lets you drive a sleek modern car on water. Yes, you read it right!

Now if you are looking for more relaxed experiences, you can take the butler-guided Inside Burj Al Arab tour or visit the latest attractions at Bluewaters Island, such as Ain Dubai and Madame Tussauds Dubai – the first-of-its-kind museum in the Middle East.


Day 2: Desert Safari, Museum Of The Future, The Dubai Mall, Burj Khalifa And Dubai Fountain Show

Dubai Desert Safari

Morning - Desert Safari: Start your second day in Dubai early amidst the surreal Arabian Desert sands. Pre-book your desert safari that will kick off as it picks you up from your hotel accommodation. Marvel at the fantastic shift in scene as the skyscrapers fades away, leading you to the region’s untouched desert landscape. Subject to your desert safari package, you get to enjoy the ultimate thrill of 4X4 drive over desert sands and further delight in the unequaled desert sunrise views. Follow it up with a session of camel ride and other desert inspired activities like dune buggy ride, quad biking, sandboarding etc.


Dubai Museum Of The Future

Mid-Morning - Museum of the Future: This is one of Dubai’s newest attractions that you must add on your upcoming Dubai visit. It is unlike any conventional museum as it transports you 50 years forward, thanks to its ground-breaking exhibits that let you experience the high-tech future of space, wellness, healthcare, and nature to name a few. Apart from these, the museum is worth visiting for its intricate yet stunning architecture with its uber contemporary, ring-like design.


The Dubai Mall

Afternoon - The Dubai Mall: No Dubai visit is complete until you make to Downtown Dubai’s main attractions including the Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa. At the Dubai Mall, you can shop, dine, and take part in a variety of activities and experiences under a single roof. Plan in advance to explore its over 1200 outlets if you a serious shopper. Diners will find here all types of cuisines with 200 diverse dining options on offer here. As for leisure and entertainment, you can head to the mall’s top attractions like Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, Dubai Ice Rink, Ekart Zabeel, and Play DXB. This mega mall is also a favorite of little ones, with KidZania Dubai.


Dubai Burj Khalifa Observatory

Evening - Burj Khalifa: Reach Burj Khalifa’s At the Observatory on 124th or 148th level (depending on your ticket choice) right in time to catch the sunset views from the world’s tallest building. The compelling nighttime city skyline views plus a multimedia display on Dubai’s past and a high-speed elevator ride are some of the main highlights of your Burj Khalifa visit.


Dubai Burj Khalifa Fountain Show

Night - Dubai Fountain Show: Finish off your Dubai holiday in the most memorable way as you witness the classic Dubai Dancing Fountain show set at Burj Lake with the Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa in the background. It may not be as grand as the Palm Fountain show but it is still worth watching for its distinct allure and grandeur. It is a free attraction but you can score yourself a premium standpoint to watch this show on an abra ride along Burj Lake or by hitting the dedicated Dubai Fountain Boardwalk built for the purpose. You can further dine at one of the region’s many venues that directly face this marvelous fountain.


Alternatives For Day Two

If you are looking for the ultimate way to admire the beauty and tranquility of the region’s desert, consider taking a hot air balloon ride over the desert sands as well as its indigenous flora and fauna. It is a peaceful activity that would take you to a height of over 4,000 feet, making it perfect for all age groups. Likewise, if shopping or other experiences at the Dubai Mall don’t excite you, you can spend the final moments of your Dubai holiday with a refreshing spa treatment at an award-winning facility that would invigorate both your body and soul.



Things to Consider for Two Days Holiday in Dubai

Two Days Holiday in Dubai

· Book in advance your accommodation, flight tickets and all activities that you plan to indulge in Dubai.

· Buy a combo pass for a value-packed Dubai exploration. For instance, choose combo tour inclusive of city tour and dhow cruise Dubai or an all in one Dubai Mall / Burj Khalifa pass that allows you to visit two or more attractions at Downtown Dubai for a single price.

· With just two days in Dubai, don’t waste your limited time waiting for public transport. Arrange for yourself a private transfer or hire a vehicle to travel around Dubai on your own, but an international driving license is a must in this case.


Visit Dubai

Visit Dubai

Dubai is a captivating city with endless things to see and do. With the above two days in Dubai itinerary (inclusive of alternatives), we anticipate that you will have one of the best holidays in limited time. Instead of cramming your Dubai program, make sure that you create a checklist that is not only easy to strike off but also lets you enjoy an attraction or activity in detail. This will promise you a holiday with the most unique and relaxed moments.



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