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Day Trips and Tours from Dubai

Day Trips and Tours from Dubai

Known for its high-rise buildings, luxury shopping opportunities, 5-star hotels and buzzing nightlife scene — Dubai attracts thousands of tourists from all over the globe.

While there is certainly no shortage of things to do and see in this futuristic city, day trips and tours from Dubai provide you with the opportunity to spend a day away from the emirate’s capital and experience something slightly different.

Desert Safari

The contrast between the tranquility of the desert and the fast-paced streets of Dubai can only truly be appreciated when you venture into the desert and experience it for yourself! A desert safari trip from Dubai promises to be a fun-filled cultural experience, filled with surprises.

From dune bashing to camel riding and everything in between, your time in the desert is bound to be anything but boring! You can also look forward to traditional dancing, henna painting, shisha smoking and a traditional barbeque.

Abu Dhabi

While Abu Dhabi is a city that is similar to Dubai in many ways, Abu Dhabi is also home to many unique attractions—such as the Sheik Zayed Grand Mosque, Qsar Al Watan Palace and a variety of theme parks.

Located just 140 kilometers away, Abu Dhabi day trips from Dubai provide the perfect opportunity to tick another emirate of the UAE off your bucket list! If you like Dubai, then you’ll certainly fall in love with Abu Dhabi!

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Regarded as one of the world’s greatest architectural wonders, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi is truly a sight to behold! The mosque welcomes non-Muslim visitors and is the perfect place to learn more about Islam, and the local culture and religion.

See the mosque’s magnificent domes and arches for yourself when you book a Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque day trip from Dubai. The drive does not take longer than 2 hours and you’ll be driven and led by a local guide.

Louvre Abu Dhabi

The Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum is home to the largest collection of art in the Arabian Peninsula. Although the museum was only established in 2017, it is fast becoming one of the most popular attractions in Abu Dhabi and has drawn in art lovers from around the globe.

When you book a Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum tour from Dubai, you’ll get to explore the museum with a professional local guide and gain a deeper understanding of the local and international works on offer.

Al Khayma Camp

Al Khayma Camp is the go-to destination for those looking to get out of the busy city and experience everything the desert surrounding Dubai has to offer. The camp provides a range of exciting experiences, including sandboarding, dune bashing and live entertainment.

Whether you just want to spend a few hours in the desert or you’re looking for a full-day experience that ends with stargazing on the desert slopes, there’s an Al Khayma Camp day trip from Dubai that is perfect for you!

Al Ain

Al Ain is an ancient desert city that appears to come straight out of an Arabian fairy tale. This cultural retreat, filled with dozens of unique attractions, is also an inland oasis, so expect to see a lot more green than you would in other parts of the UAE.

See camel souks, natural springs, green parks, Bronze Age tombs and so much more when you book an Al Ain day trip from Dubai. Don’t forget to bring your camera, as there are plenty of sites that you’ll want to capture forever!

East Coast & Fujairah

Fujairah is an emirate located less than an hour away from Dubai that is known for its dazzling beaches, dramatic mountain ranges and tranquil atmosphere.

East Coast and Fujairah day trips from Dubai are a great choice for those looking to explore a thoroughly different region during their time in the UAE and spend some time relaxing at the beach.

Sharjah City

After Dubai and Abu Dhabi, Sharjah is the most populous city in the UAE and is home to a wide variety of exciting attractions and historic landmarks. The city is often referred to as the ‘Pearl of the Gulf’ and upon first glance at its gorgeous architecture, you’ll soon understand why.

Sharjah City day trips from Dubai offer you a wealth of different experiences, including sightseeing, buggy rides, boat tours, desert safaris and so much more. No matter where your interests lie, Sharjah is sure to delight and excite!

Fjords of Musandam

The dramatic and unusual beauty of the Fjords of Musandam has given the area a reputation for being unlike anything else you’ll see in the Middle East. Explore the turquoise waters, where you can spot dolphins, and hike the ochre-colored cliffs, which provide the backdrop of a truly incredible experience.

Located on the northernmost tip of Oman’s peninsula, Fjord of Musandam day trips from Dubai present you with the unique opportunity to experience a different country without straying too far away from your hotel in the UAE.

Hatta Valley

Located roughly 1.5 hours from Dubai by car, the Hatta Valley is the ideal destination for nature lovers thanks to its picturesque mountain ranges, the crystal-clear Hatta Dam and a wide variety of fauna and flora, including a rare breed of mountain goat.

Book a Hatta Valley day trip from Dubai to explore this special region of Oman with a knowledgeable local guide who will leave no stone unturned when it comes to showing you the best of what Hatta has to offer its visitors.

Heritage Village

If you’re interested in learning more about local culture, traditions and customs, the Heritage Village in Abu Dhabi is the perfect place to start. Here, you’ll see a variety of artifacts and traditional architecture that mimics a typical desert oasis.
Heritage Village day trips from Dubai are typically combo trips that also include visits to Marina Mall, the Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Emirates Palace, Qasr Al Watan and/or the Corniche—providing you with a fantastic introduction to the city of Abu Dhabi.