With a range of interesting things to do in Dubai, there is plenty to keep you busy during your visit to this vibrant city! Dubai is made up of three sections: the first two sections are the city which is divided by the Creek: old Dubai (the north) and new Dubai (the south), often referred to as modern Dubai. The third section is the desert which basically surrounds the city; once you get out of the city there is miles and miles of beautiful rolling sand dunes. As an iconic city with many famous landmarks like the tallest building in the world and the only 7-star hotel in the world, exploring modern Dubai is a must! It’s hard to believe that this impressive city was built in less than 50 years – it’s no wonder that people travel from around the world to see it! Here are our 3 top ways to explore modern Dubai.
Sightseeing is not for everyone but when it means you get to drive your own boat, it is always an adventure! One of the best ways to get up close to some of Dubai’s most famous landmarks like Burj Al Arab and the distinctive Atlantis, The Palm is from the sea. You can experience what it’s like to Captain your own boat on a thrilling adventure of Dubai’s iconic coastline on a self-drive boat tour with HERO OdySea. These fun HERO boats reach speeds up to 50km/h and are incredibly easy to drive. These guided tours operate daily with different routes and stops at famous landmarks along the way where the Guide shares stories and anecdotes about these icons. The stops also give you the perfect photo opportunities with the stylish skyline and popular tourist attractions in the backdrop! What’s more is that after the tour, you get to enjoy delicious fresh prawns prepared by the local fishermen in the harbour accompanied with sparkling date juice.
As one of the most opulent cities in the world, Dubai is well-known for its glitz and glamour and what better way to explore the city than in a Classic 1965 Bentley, complete with original soft leather seats. This bespoke tour takes you on a luxurious drive around modern Dubai stopping off at the famous landmarks of your choice. This private Bentley tour can be customised according to which places you would like to visit. The experienced tour operators help you pick your ultimate route around modern Dubai including your choice of stops at famous landmarks and hidden gems across the city. Imagine driving down the ingenious man-made Palm Jumeirah or stopping at the stylish Burj Al Arab for the perfect photo opportunities in a classy Bentley S3. If luxury and opulence is your style, in the comfort of a Classic Bentley is the ultimate way to explore modern Dubai.
Popular in most major cities in the world and easily recognised for its red buses, City Sightseeing Dubai is another great way to explore modern Dubai. As the world’s most well-known ‘hop-on hop-off’ bus tour, on the back of one of these double-decker buses allows you to tour the city and pick the places you would like to ‘hop-off’ at. You can spend as long or as little at each stop or you can even skip stops if you would prefer longer at another point; that’s the beauty of this option, you have the choice of where you would like to spend most of your time and you can decide along the way. There are several different routes to pick from and the ‘modern route’, as the name indicates is dedicated to visiting all the must-see landmarks in modern Dubai like Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Burj Al Arab and the renowned malls. Sitting on the open-air top-deck of a bus is an extraordinary way to photograph and admire the many stylish characteristics of this impressive city!
The transformation of modern Dubai in the last 50 years is unimaginable – you have to see it to believe it! From a fishing village to one of the most lavish and iconic major cities in the world, Dubai is like no other. As a top travel destination, this bustling city continues to attract travellers from all corners of the globe – and when it comes to exploring it, there’s something for everyone!