First time visitors to Dubai are mostly left overwhelmed by the city. The dynamic and vibrant destination is brimming with gold souks, private islands, architectural marvels, and cultural diversity. It is home to some of the world’s most iconic vistas and landmarks. Unsurprisingly, it is known as the ‘city of dreams’. Read Arihant’s account of whether 3 days in Dubai were enough to make him want to come back for more.
Never in my wildest dreams did I think that someday I’d be traveling to Dubai. That being said, it would be safe to say that Dubai became my home away from home. From shopping for souvenirs at Dubai Mall to revisiting the history of the city at Dubai Museum, there’s no dearth of exciting things to do at this gorgeous destination.
Our 3 days trip to Dubai was chock-full of entertaining and lively activities that I’ll never forget in this lifetime. The entire credit for our hassle-free odyssey goes to the TravelTriangle team which took great pains to ensure that we had a world-class experience. Our agent customised the trip according to our special needs and requirements. 3 days in Dubai cost we paid was affordable enough. Thanks to the smooth planning process, we set off for Dubai stress-free, excited by the prospect of what laid before us.
Details Of Our 3 Days In Dubai Trip
Trip Cost: INR 35,000/- per person
No. Of People: 3 adults
Trip Duration: 3 Days & 2 Nights
Inclusions: Breakfast, dinner, airport transfers, sightseeing, Dubai desert safari with BBQ dinner
Exclusions: Lunch, travel insurance charges, airfare, private cab, expenses of personal nature
Our 3 Days In Dubai Vacation Itinerary
Day 1: Dubai arrival & sightseeing tour
Day 2: Desert safari & city tour
Day 3: Departure from Dubai
5 Superb Experiences In 3 Days In Dubai
Here are our 5 top experiences in 3 days in Dubai that will offer you a sneak peek into what to do on 3 days in Dubai and will help you plan your itinerary:
1. Sightseeing Tour
The Dubai sightseeing tour on day 1 took us to prominent attractions in the city. We visited the world-famous Burj Khalifa and Palm Island (a famous palm-shaped island which is attached to Dubai mainland). Following the road along the coast for 18 km, we landed in Jumeirah. The most famous spots here are Jumeirah Mosque and Jumeirah Beach.
2. Drive Along The Dubai Creek
We drove along the Dubai Creek on the same day, which is a prominent historical area and holds remnants of the past. It is hands down one of the best places to visit in Dubai at night. Flowing right through the very heart of Dubai, this saltwater creek is dotted with multiple discotheques, bars, and pubs. The drive was one of my life’s most memorable experiences.
3. Revisiting The History Of Dubai
I was fascinated by the collection at Dubai Museum, which includes old maps, life-size dioramas, archeological finds, and more. The very first gallery welcoming us from the southwestern gate held the old maps of the city. Adjacent to it was a video-room that showed how beautifully the city has developed after the advent of oil.
4. Desert Safari And Dinner
Our exciting Desert safari in a 4 X 4 Land Cruiser took us on a dune bashing ride on day 2. We enjoyed our time at the desert campsite by indulging in a range of activities like riding a camel, smoking flavoured shisha, drinking traditional Arabic coffee, and enjoying Tanura dance. We also took some breathtaking pictures of the desert during sunset.
Dubai shopping is hard to ignore on your trip to the UAE. Dubai Mall has a great collection of luxury items and high-end brands. A lot of people suggested me to shop from street markets but I felt that the items being sold in the streets could be bought at a much cheaper price in India. Out of all the shopping places in Dubai, the Dubai Mall stole my heart with its extensive range of electronics, specifically wearable gadgets.
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Tips For Future Travelers
Here’s a long list of 5 Dubai travel tips that I believe will help you avoid mistakes and vacation like a pro on your budget trip to Dubai:
1. Avoid visiting Dubai between mid-February and mid-November to early December to avoid the crowd that gathers in the city during the festive season.
2. Women travelers should avoid wearing tight-fitting and revealing clothes in Old Dubai in order to not hurt the sensibilities of the locals.
3. Reapply sunscreen several times a day to protect yourself from the soaring Dubai temperature.
4. Exchange currency at a mall in Dubai rather than the airport since the former offers better exchange rates.
5. While shopping for gold at Dubai Gold Souk, make sure to compare prices at several stores and bargain hard with the sellers.
Get All Your Travel Queries Answered
Here’s a compilation of all the travel queries you may have vis-a-vis our 3 days trip to Dubai. I am pretty sure the answer to your question will be here:
1. What is the best time to visit Dubai?
A.The best time to visit Dubai is from November to April during winter. Avoid visiting Dubai in January and February as it is extremely crowded.
2. What can you see in Dubai in 3 days?
A.There’s no dearth of sights to see in Dubai. In 3 days, you can easily cover Dubai Museum, Jumeirah Mosque, Jumeirah Beach, Burj Al Arab, The Palm Island, Atlantis Hotel, Mall of Emirates, Dubai Mall, and Burj Khalifa.
3. Which are the best places to visit in Dubai?
A.If you’re a history buff, make a beeline for Dubai Museum. If you want to go shopping, Dubai Mall is the place to be at. You cannot not take a selfie against Burj Khalifa.
4. What is the cheapest month to fly to Dubai?
A.The cheapest month to fly to Dubai is May. Book at least 3 weeks before departure in order to score deals at discounted prices.
5. How safe is Dubai for female tourists?
A.Dubai is a safe country for women to travel unaccompanied, but I advise you to dress modestly so as to not invite unwanted attention.
6: Is it expensive to eat out in Dubai?
Dubai is costly for dining out. It stands as second most expensive city to eat out. However, you have famous food chains and small outlets offering food under AED10 for quick snacking and handy meals while you are on the day sightseeing.
7: How do female tourists dress in Dubai?
Women can dress decent in Dubai. Prefer wearing knee-length dresses or trousers.
8: Is alcohol expensive in Dubai?
Dubai is the most expensive place when it comes to alcohol.So, plan your liquor expense accordingly.
One of our most electrifying experiences was the desert safari, which included a dune bashing ride in a 4 X 4 Land Cruiser and dinner in the desert. This couldn’t have been possible without our agent who provided us with the guidance that we desperately needed to stick to our budget. We got everything we asked for and more! For a vacay as exciting as ours, book a holiday to Dubai with TravelTriangle and create long-lasting memories.