Are you planning a trip to Abu Dhabi and thinking about Dubai as well? Make your dream a reality and indulge your appetite for adventure! It’s so easy to make Dubai trips from Abu Dhabi, and if you really want to get the most out of your visit we have some amazing tours and tips.
Travelling between the two Emirates is relatively easy by road and even by air! Check out our tips for Dubai trips below and make your next visit one to remember.
Discover Dubai’s past on a private heritage tour
While Dubai is best known for its record breaking skyscrapers and futuristic feats of engineering, there’s a rich history to explore if you know where to look.
Take an intimate year-round heritage tour with dedicated expert guide, finishing with a full traditional Arabic meal in Dubai’s oldest neighbourhood. You’ll discover ‘old-world’ Dubai and take in the historic heart of the city on foot and by boat.
Feast your senses in the city’s glorious spice and gold souks, enjoy a traditional Abra boat ride and explore Dubai’s past in local museums. There’s no better way to understand a culture than through its food, and this colourful tour concludes with a traditional Arabic meal in the famous Al Bastikiya precinct. The beauty of this tour is that it is dedicated to your group only and can be tailored to suit your personal interests. We also offer this tour as a package with our 45 minute aerial tour of Dubai. Read on below…
See it all from the sky
If you’re short on time and want to take stunning holiday pictures, a Seawings scenic flight is the ultimate way to explore Dubai .
You’ll get to see all of the world-famous sights on our award-winning 45 minute flight. Every seat has its own window ensuring uninterrupted views of the city. Soar from the water into the sky and take in stunning vistas of the Burj Khalifa, the sail-shaped Burj Al Arab Hotel, Palm Jumeirah and The World Islands - 300 islands built to resemble a world map.
You’ll even fly out across Dubai Marina see the new Ain Dubai – which will become the world’s largest observation wheel once completed in early 2018. Look down upon boats docking at Port Rashid and traditional Abras crossing Dubai Creek. Before you land take note of the impressive 150m high Dubai Frame which marks the border of Dubai’s historic centre and futuristic downtown heart.
It’s a wonderful experience to share with your friends and family, and makes for one of the most memorable Dubai trips you can take!
The Dubai Fountains are best seen at night
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.
Book your Burj Khalifa tour in advance
For people planning Dubai trips, a visit to the Burj Khalifa is a must-do. Given it’s the most famous building in the world, it’s popular with visitors, especially during peak tourist season in winter! Get ahead of the crowd and pre-book your tickets, you can opt for a premium fast-track ticket that takes you straight to the highest floor.
Another great tip is to book in at At.mosphere, which is located just beneath the main observation deck on level 122 – you’ll avoid the queue and enjoy a delicious meal while relaxing at your table – just be sure to request a window seat for the best view. Reservations are essential, while the high tea is popular why not try their new breakfast offer and take in views in the morning?
Make the journey the experience
Did you know we offer charter flights from Abu Dhabi to Dubai? Why not make the journey part of the experience and take a thrilling seaplane charter up the coast. Leave the stresses of traffic behind as you relax in the comfort of your comfortable leather seat and enjoy the views.
You’ll get to see Abu Dhabi’s stunning lagoons and islands as well as several of Dubai’s key attractions including the Palm Jumeirah, Burj Al Arab and the Dubai Marina. From there we can arrange car transfers and tours - including the heritage tour mentioned above.
Get in touch with our team and let us help you plan one of the best Dubai trips of your lifetime!