3 Days in Dubai-10 Fantastic Things to do !!

Whenever we think of Dubai, images of luxury pop up in our minds – the highest, the biggest, the most expensive. This magnificent Emirate has plenty of possibilities to impress its travellers. In other words, Dubai certainly doesn’t step back with its mark.

While this huge list of attractions can lead to an extra-heavy itinerary, our 3-day manual ensures you’ll get to see all the most visited spots without any hassle. Additionally, this is based on our personal experience and plenty of Travel Saga reviews thrown in for good measure. 

The good part? Dubai is continuously breaking its own records. And that gives you a strong reason to book another trip ASAP.

Day 1: Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall, Miracle Garden

Morning: See highlights from new heights

Fill your 1st day with pomp and excitement. Visit the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa. Although the view of the sunset is mesmerising, it is also the busiest time. For shorter queues and the best photos, go early in the morning.

A smart tip: Avoid the elevator queue by booking brunch at Atmosphere, the world’s highest restaurant. Explore Souk Al Bahar for a variety of budget friendly breakfast or brunch options. With that, take a 15-minute walk from the Dubai Opera to BohoX, where you can enjoy Wagyu Benedict or French toast.

Afternoon: Activities around the Dubai Mall

After enjoying a good meal, explore the huge range of shops in the largest the Dubai mall globally. Even if shopping isn’t your thing, there’s still plenty to see and do. Visit the aquarium and underwater zoo , where 140 types of sea creatures live, including sharks, rays, and crocodiles. Also, you can occasionally spot some scuba divers as well. 

Then, enjoy some fresh air near the Olympic-sized ice rink. Before you leave, check out the Dubai Fountain Show, which lights up every half hour. For nighttime thrills, join the Dubai city Tour to see the city’s dazzling skyscrapers and end the day with the fountain show. Also, discover the local cuisine on a private food tour. Additionally, a local guide will introduce you to traditional cuisine and the rich culture of Dubai.

Evening: Breathe in Miracle Garden’s hidden oasis

Just a 30-minute walk south of Dubai’s city centre, and you will discover a hidden oasis at the Dubai Miracle Garden. The largest oasis of natural vegetation on the planet. This paradise has more than 50 million flowers and 250 million plants. As well as Mickey Mouse, made up of flower petals that holds a Guinness World Record.

After that, take a brief 15 minute trip to the Global Village for an evening of gastronomic exploration. This cultural centre presents culinary delights, traditional performances, and artisan crafts from 90 countries. Taste everything from Uzbek dumplings to Korean sweets on an empty stomach, ready to savour.

Beyond the feast, explore a market filled with spices, textiles, and treasures, as well as an entertainment area with rides and nightly fireworks, ensuring an unforgettable experience.


Day 2: Dubai Marina, Palm Jumeirah, Burj Al Arab 

Morning: Enjoy a global variety of cuisines

Drive by the metro or taxi to Dubai Marina. There you can stroll along the water, marvelling at the yachts. Then, head to Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR), Dubai’s equivalent of Miami Beach, with its iconic skyscrapers and sun-seeking crowds. After that, enjoy breakfast at the famous Eggspectation or Common Grounds, enjoying a Southwestern Sunrise Omelet or Acai Bowl.

Afternoon: Relax in Palm Jumeirah Royal luxury clubs

Soak yourself in the sun at Palm Jumeirah in the afternoon. When time is up, choose the Aura Sky Pool, the world’s tallest 360-degree infinity pool, or the relaxing Riva Beach Club with its temperature-controlled pool, cabanas and sunbeds – all overlooking the stunning Arabian Gulf.

Pro Tip: A day pass on weekdays provides access to the beach, pool, and gym at a discounted price.

Evening: Check out the city light

As dusk falls, experience Dubai’s spectacular nightlife. If you’re staying in Burj Al Arab, the Skyview Bar offers breathtaking views of the city from 650 feet up. (You can enter the Burj only as a guest or with a restaurant reservation, so this is your chance to combine the 2 !) Next door is Madinat Jumeirah, a promenade with trendy shops and Venice-like canals serviced by Gondolas. It is a complex like the old Arab Souq. For culinary delights, Foli, one of Dubai’s finest restaurants, awaits you. Don’t miss to taste Indian food if you are a fan of Indian cuisine.

If you’re close to the Marina/JBR, go to Bla Bla which offers cocktails and live music. Bluewaters Island a floating entertainment area, offers stunning sunset views. Additionally, Ain Dubai, the world’s highest observation wheel, offers breathtaking panoramas. Furthermore, savour delicious Syrian specialities at Sahelno, known for its perfect lively atmosphere. For Indian food lovers, Malayali restaurants can be tried.


Day 3: Bur Dubai, Abra Rides, Desert Safari

Morning: Experience the ancient side of Dubai- the Bur Dubai tradition

Step back in time to Old Dubai – the Deira and Bur Dubai neighbourhoods – a stark contrast to the modern city. Hop on traditional wooden Abras across Deira Creek for just 1 dirham, then lose yourself in the vibrant Deira souks, buzzing with gold, textiles, and fragrant spices. Explore the galleries and museums in the Al Fahidi historical neighbourhood, including the Dubai Museum housed within the Al Fahidi Fort. Additionally, the Cultural Understanding Centre and the Coffee Museum are captivating mosques where you can learn about Islam. For contemporary art, check out the recently opened Jameel Arts Centre.

Afternoon + Evening: Freak around at Dubai Desert Safari

Swap the sea for sand in the afternoon. Most dune tours offer convenient hotel pick-up and take you to the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. Experience the thrill of driving over the dunes in a 4×4 quad bike, sandboard down the slopes, and enjoy a memorable Bedouin-style camp dinner under the starry sky. Enjoy alluring performances like Falcon Show, Belly Dancing, and Tanaura Folk Dance. If you want to stay overnight, enjoy the magic of Al Maha Tented Camp or the glamorous Bab Al Shams Resort. Especially, during hot summer days, remember to pack plenty of sunscreen and a long-sleeve shirt with UV protection.


3 days in Dubai offer just a glimpse into its diverse tapestry. From soaring heights to bustling souks, and desert safari adventures to glittering nightlife, this dynamic city caters to every taste. So, pack your bags, embrace the contrasts, and prepare to be awestruck by the sheer grandeur of Dubai!

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Q. When is the best time to visit Dubai?

The cooler months, October to May, offer pleasant weather for exploring outdoors. However, expect larger crowds and higher prices during peak season (December to February).

Q. What currency is used in Dubai?

The United Arab Emirates Dirham (AED) is the official currency. ATMs are readily available, and almost all major credit cards are accepted.

Q. Do I need a visa to visit Dubai?

Citizens of many countries, including the UK, the US, and most European countries, can obtain a visa upon arrival for free. Check visa requirements for your nationality before travelling.

Q. What should I wear in Dubai?

Dress modestly, especially in public areas. Opt for loose-fitting, breathable clothing that covers shoulders and knees. Respect local customs by avoiding overly revealing outfits.

Q. What language is spoken in Dubai?

Arabic is the official language, but English is widely spoken in tourist areas. Learning a few basic Arabic phrases can enhance your experience.