Dubai is a city packed with attractions, fun and entertainment. Whether you want to go on short holidays or you may have transit of 48 hours on your Emirates flight, you can plan a Dubai visit to enjoy the time in leisure. There are plenty of attractions, thrills and exciting activities to make your Dubai visit mind blowing. If you are really planning your Dubai trip in 48 hours, this article will certainly help you to prepare your schedule as per your preferences and you will not repent on missing some unique experiences in Dubai. There are many attractions ranging from shopping, skyscrapers and unique architectures, huge entertainment complexes and malls, adventure sports, beautiful gardens and many more. One can choose from these attractions as per choices and preferences. Here is a two days plan to get the glimpses of glamorous Dubai city and enjoy it comfortably.
Day One Dubai Trip Plan
If you have planned your flight booking earlier, you can boo your tickets for Burj Khalifa online and avoid waiting in long queues. Burj Khalifa is the world’s tallest building where you can watch 360 degree view of the city. It is an exciting experience to be on the top of the world and take family photographs At The Top point located on 124the floor. Take a lunch at one of the top licensed restaurants in Dubai At.mosphere, located on 122 floor of Burj Khalifa.
After having lunch and rest, one can visit Madinat Jumeirah, which gives the feeling of visiting Arabian village. This market is located around 15 minutes away from Burj Khalifa inside Madinat Jumeirah Resort. You can take Dubai metro or bus to get there. Madinat souk has some authentic shops, restaurants, bars and cafes and the most significant thing is that it shows the traditional Dubai. Take a small boat ride on the channels inside the Madinat Souk. Shop ethnic things or Dubai souvenirs, stroll along the waterfront and enjoy your evening. You can easily spend 2-3 hours at Madinat Souk and take next stop at Burk Al Arab in the neighborhood.
Visiting The Burj Al Arab, the third tallest hotel and a boat shaped unique architecture is very pleasing experience. The lodging, dining here can be even enjoyable but is very expensive. However, you can take your high tea or entry at this royal hotel. Enjoy stunning water views and city views from Burj Al Arab.
It is worth to reserve your evening for Dubai Mall, the world’s largest mall. Dubai mall is around 20 minutes away from Burj Al Arab. It is not only dedicated for shopping but also brings a lot of fun and entertainment. The most fascinating attraction for tourists is the Aquarium showcasing turtle, sharks and many more marine animals. It is a great experience of walking through 48 meters aquarium tunnel. The aquarium is located at the ground level of the mall. Visit underwater zoo at the level one in the vicinity of the aquarium. It takes around 2 hours to watch aquarium and underwater zoo in the mall. The ticket is combined for aquarium, underwater zoo and other activities like fish feeding.
The next attraction is the light and musical fountain show outside the mall. The timing for fountain shows it 6pm to 11pm. There is 30 minutes free light shows arranged for visitors. If you want, you can take a lake ride here. The next program is to take a Dhow Cruise to sail on Dubai Creek and watch the city in leisure. The timing for Dhow cruise is 8.30 to 10.30pm and you can reach there within 20 minutes. Take a tour with fine dinner or dine in a fine restaurant like Marina Walk, Al Bandar after Dhow Cruise tour.
Day Two Dubai Trip Plan
Take a yellow boat ride to watch most of the city attractions including front view of Palm Jumeirah and snap the photos. It is an hour tour. After that, you can visit Mall of Emirates to watch traditional Arabian marketplace. The Emirates Mall is located 15 minutes away from yellow boat site. You can enjoy thrilling ice sports activities in Ski Dubai, the largest indoor snow park. Take two hours pass at Ski Dubai and have a fun.
However, if you want to explore heritage and culture of Dubai, instead of Emirates Mall, take a trip to Dubai Museum. It is a half an hour distance from yellow boat ride site to Dubai Museum. Get to know about traditional life of Emirates, some archaeological pieces at the museum within two hours.
After delicious lunch at one of the finest restaurants in the city, visit Dubai Heritage and Diving village which exhibits traditional village in Emirates. It is 10 minutes away from Dubai Museum and around 35 minutes away from Mall of Emirates. The village remains open from 8.30am to 11.30pm. You can take a walking tour of 2hours to get to know about Arabian culture, heritage and pearl industry there.
After these attractions, take a Desert Safari ride to get unique experience of sailing on the sea of sand. The desert safari site is just 2km away from heritage village. The evening five hours desert safari is ideal and gives thrilling experience in Dubai. You can book your desert safari tour online. Watch spectacular sun set, take a camel ride or hot balloon ride, eat authentic Arabian food with dance and enjoy your evening. There are ‘n’ number of options to choose your desert safari tour as per your time availability and preferred activities.
Option 2: Besides this plan, you can prepare your own plan taking another option like Hip-On-Hop-Off bus tour which covers almost all destinations in Dubai. You can schedule as per your choices to make your Dubai trip memorable.