A big part of life in the Emirates is having people from home visiting. It’s wonderful hosting friends and family – so what to do with your visitors in Dubai and Abu Dhabi?
The first couple of times are usually straightforward, as you can cover off the easy world-famous sights. But what about if you're up to the fifth or sixth visit from the parents?
Luckily there’s plenty of options in both cities with tons of activities to keep your guests busy. From action-packed theme parks to inspiring monuments there’s more than enough to keep your relatives, friends and families entertained – even the little ones.
If you have people here for a shorter stay or quick stopover, they might like to visit both destinations. We’ve put together a bunch of ideas on what to do with visitors in Dubai and Abu Dhabi in one day! Our day packages are a fantastic option for visiting relatives, and all return road transfers are included so you don’t need to worry about booking taxis or transport.
DUBAI TO ABU DHABI DAY PACKAGES
FLY HIGH ON AN AERIAL ADVENTURE TO ABU DHABI
Seawings offer an exciting range of scenic tours, including flights from Dubai to Abu Dhabi. On this flight you’ll feel the exhilaration of a water take-off and soar 1500 ft high above the city! Before heading down the sparkling coast you’ll get to see the towering Burj Khalifa, unique Palm Jumeirah and Jebel Ali Palm Islands, plus the iconic Burj Al Arab.
You might even be able to point out where you live! The pictures you can take from the air are simply stunning. Then, once you’ve landed in Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi there's even more you can do!
MAKE IT A DAY TO REMEMBER - ADD ON: A FUN FILLED DAY TOURING THE CAPITAL'S MOST ICONIC SIGHTS
This is in intimate guided city tour that takes in the city’s most famous sights, and includes a visit to the magnificent Grand Mosque. Featuring impressive domes and features, it is the largest mosque in the UAE and can hold more than 40,000 worshippers at once! You’ll wander the corniche, explore the souks and historical districts. Part of the tour includes a ‘royal’ coffee break at the world’s most opulent hotel where you’ll get to sip on an Emirates Palace Hotel Cappuccino sprinkled with real 24 carat gold flakes! This option is our top pick for what to do with visitors in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
- ADD ON: ACTION-PACKED FERRARI WORLD EXPERIENCE
Ferrari World is the ultimate destination for car enthusiasts visiting Abu Dhabi, and makes for a great boys day out. With more than 25 rides and attractions from roller coasters to simulators this theme park has plenty to keep kids of all ages entertained. The park is home to Toro Rosso, the fastest roller coaster in the world and Flying Aces, which features the highest roller coaster loop on the planet!
When it’s time for a pit stop you’ll be transported to Ferrari’s homeland in the Italian themed restaurants around the park. Find out more about this package here.
If you’re looking for what to do with visitors in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, these packages are also a fantastic experience to send your relatives on for the day if you’re not taking time off for their stay.
ABU DHABI TO DUBAI DAY PACKAGE
SOAR THROUGH THE SKY ON A SCENIC FLIGHT TO DUBAI
After experiencing the thrill of water take off from Yas Marina you can relax and take in the island lagoons and endless coastline. You’ll see Dubai’s iconic landmarks – the Burj Al Arab, both the Palm Jebel Ali and Palm Jumeirah as well as the Burj Khalifa before gently touching down on Dubai Creek.
All the seats on our seaplanes are comfortable window seats ensuring everyone enjoys stunning views for the duration of their flight. See the Emirates from a whole new perspective!
MAKE IT A FULL DAY IN DUBAI! ADD ON: A JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY INTO DUBAI'S PAST
Discover ‘old-world’ Dubai and take in the historic heart of the city on foot and by boat on this Private Heritage Tour. 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 your guide is dedicated exclusively to your group, making this one of the best in the city!
Once you’ve relaxed after your meal, our driver will be ready and waiting to take you back to Abu Dhabi. This package is a great option when considering what to do with visitors in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
Book your tour today
Get in touch with us to book your seaplane tour package today, or talk to our team to find out more about the scenic flights we do in both Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
If you’re looking for even more ideas for fun things to do in these destinations check out our blog on Abu Dhabi here, and our blog on Dubai here – we’ve curated some of the best activities you can do.