Is there anyone out there that enjoys queues? We didn’t think so!
Dubai is one of the top tourist destinations in the Middle East and filled with incredible attractions to explore. You can see the world’s tallest tower, highest fountains, biggest mall, largest man-made island and so much more! So with that in mind, some of the more popular attractions can get busy. If you’re here on holiday you’ll want to make the most of your time, especially if you only have a few days.
To help you out here are our top tips for checking out tourist places in Dubai without queues:
The Dubai Mall has firmly established itself as one of Dubai’s favourite shopping destinations, and tends to get busy during certain times of the year – such as during the Dubai Shopping Festival – and certain times of the week. For the best stress-free shopping experience we recommend avoiding the mall on Thursday and Friday evenings, and if you really want to enjoy a relaxing time head in when it first opens at 11am. Friday mornings are usually the quietest times to shop, as many locals spend this time at Mosque with their families.
Even if you have pre-purchased a ticket for one of the busiest tourist places in Dubai, you’ll still be queuing. However, there are a couple of tricks that will have you queuing less or even not at all! One option is to pre-book the premium ‘At The Top SKY’ experience that gives you a fast pass access to the 123rd and 124th floor, as well as access to the additional 148th floor, which is the highest you can go. The other option is to book in for a breakfast at the tower’s At.mosphere restaurant on level 122. You’ll get to take in the views while tucking into a delicious brunch.
Having just opened for 2018, this attraction is already hugely popular, and the best way to avoid queues is to pre-purchase your tickets online, this is especially important as there are a limited amount of people per day, so you will need to pre-purchase to guarantee seeing the attraction. The Dubai Frame stands between old and new Dubai, with the frame itself highlight the city of Dubai as its own icon. You’ll also take in exhibits about Dubai’s past, the present (as you walk across the observation deck and view the city) and the future. Find out how to get there here.
The Dubai Fountains are a stunning sight to see at night, however it can get crowded. Avoid the main entrance to the mall by the Souk Al Bahar and Madinat after dark, particularly on Thursday and Friday nights – you will likely get stuck in a human traffic jam. Be smart and book a table on the terrace at Karma Café (which is just above the connecting Souk Al Bahar Bridge), which offers a far more relaxing experience with the same views. Or if you really feel like taking it up a notch book in for dinner at Sean Connolly at Dubai Opera – the rooftop restaurant offers expansive views of the fountains, plus their roof terrace has one of the most unique views of the Burj Khalifa – perfect for your Instagram page.
Seawings seaplane tours across Dubai
There’s absolutely no queueing involved for this intimate tour of Dubai’s skies which take in all of the city’s world famous attractions in under an hour. Soar over the Burj Khalifa, World Islands, Dubai Marina and more! There’s nothing like seeing all of Dubai’s icons from the sky on our luxury seaplane tours – plus attractions like the Palm Jumeirah can only really be appreciated from the sky.
The views you’ll take in are simply stunning, it’s the easiest way to tour Dubai in one day. You’ll also get to see Dubai’s newest attractions – the Dubai Frame and Ain Dubai, which is set to be the world’s largest observation wheel once complete. We take no more than nine passengers on our scenic flights, and all our guests enjoy a comfortable leather window seat – sounds much better than queuing doesn’t it?
Get in touch with our team and book in your flight today, see all of the icons and forget about queuing for your next visit to Dubai! If you’re looking for other tourist places in Dubai to visit we offer private heritage tours of the city where you can explore the historic heart of the city by foot and by boat as well as other exciting day trips and outings.