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Dubai Tours: A Way to Spend Time in El Dorado of the Middle East

Updated on January 27, 2020
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Exotic Tours- Dubai


Dubai has become an exotic destination both for a relaxing holiday and a pleasure tour. Thrown in are excursions and water sports that can help you pass the time as well as relax. A distinct part of a Dubai visit is the Dubai desert safari. This is peculiar to Dubai as it is located on the edge of the Arabian Desert with sand dunes and undulating fields of sand. The excursion normally lasts 4/5 hours and starts in the afternoon and extends into the evening. Thrown in are a barbeque dinner and an exotic belly dance. The cost varies from $ 85 upwards.

The next exotic Dubai visit tour peculiar to Dubai is the Hot Air Balloon flight. This again is a specialty of the desert and Dubai as you soar up into the sky in a hot air balloon. The trip is normally done early morning as the temperatures are lower at that time and last about 4/5 hours. The price is a little steep and could be $265.

In case you have the time you can visit the Burj Khalifa the tallest tower in the world. A great way to pass the time by going up to the 146th floor for coffee and snacks.

Day Tours

If you have the time and a full day to spare you can take the Dubai Hop-on-Hop-off tour. This is a full-day tour and meals are also part of the fare. The tour costs $55 and one can get a chance to see all the exotic places in Dubai city. You can also visit the old city and savor the delights of the narrow streets there.

Closely allied with the above is a half-day city sightseeing tour. Many airlines and travel agents book this as a built-in incentive for a visit to Dubai. The half-day tour lasts about 5 hours and costs $35 approx. The tour will take you to all the historical places as well as the famous hotels and marketing complexes.


Grand Mosque
Grand Mosque
Baloon ride
Baloon ride

Abu Dhabi Tour

Abu Dhabi

Having come to Dubai you may like to take a special tour of the nearby Abu Dhabi. You can on this tour discover the beauty of Abu Dhabi which is the capital of the UAE.On the way, you will also pass the JebalAli port which is the largest artificial harbor in the world. The tour lasts 9 hours and costs about $55. You will be able to visit the Grand Mosque which is an architectural delight.

Another exciting tour to take is the day-long tour to the east coast. The tour lasts 9 hours and is priced at $55. The tour starts in the morning with a visit to the oasis of Al Dhaid. This place is renowned for its greenery and exotic fruits and vegetables. Then you have an exciting further tour till you get back in the evening.

Sea Plane Ride

Another important tour is the Dubai seaplane ride. This is an entertaining flight and lasts 40 minutes and costs $350.You are airborne over Dubai and the nearby ocean and can see the imposing structures like Burj Al Arab Hotel, Jumeirah resort and of course the tall iconic skyscrapers.

King Faisal Mosque
King Faisal Mosque

Sharjah

This is not all as you can take many more tours .you can visit Sharjah and the famous King Faisal mosque there. You can also arrange a private Dubai sand safari and spend an entire night out in the desert and the Bedouin camp with exclusive revealing belly dance. Dubai is full of surprises and every visit will let you discover more of the city.

Last Word

This is just a brief outline and I can say there are lots more to see from the auto museum, beaches with bikini-clad girls, bars, pristine zoo and what not. Not forgetting the metro, tram and shopping complexes.

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    • MG Singh profile imageAUTHOR

      MG Singh 

      15 months ago from UAE

      Peggy, great of you to have commented. There is no doubt that Dun[bai is a wonderful place but now with this pandemic its all deserted and ˜I wonder what will happen further.

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      Peggy Woods 

      15 months ago from Houston, Texas

      I have seen some portrayals of Dubai on television. There are many fantastic sites over there, as you have mentioned in this post. That artificial reef is amazing! If we had the time and money, it would be fun to take every one of those tours you mentioned.

    • MG Singh profile imageAUTHOR

      MG Singh 

      18 months ago from UAE

      Thank you, Linda, for your comment

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      Linda Crampton 

      18 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This is an interesting article. The tours sound enjoyable, though some of them are expensive. I'd love to visit Dubai.

    • MG Singh profile imageAUTHOR

      MG Singh 

      18 months ago from UAE

      Thank you Devika for sparing time and commenting.

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      Devika Primić 

      18 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Dubai is beautiful! Lots to offer and not many people can afford it.

    • MG Singh profile imageAUTHOR

      MG Singh 

      18 months ago from UAE

      Thank you Eric for commenting

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      Eric Dierker 

      18 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thanks for this, i would never have thought of Dubai in that way.

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