Located in the eastern part of the Arabian Peninsula, Dubai is a beautiful city and one of the most popular tourist attractions. This global city is home to the tallest tower of the world the Burj Khalifa and some other lavish hotels, amusement parks and stunning architectures. Once this city was barren land and today it is filled with man-made shimmering shopping malls and restaurants which offer a plethora of fun and adventure activities for you. In this video, we will share a detailed Dubai tour plan with information related to getting Visa, the best places to visit, and the budget.
The Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit Dubai is in winter, i.e., from November to March. During this time the temperature is soothing and you can enjoy all the outdoor activities to the fullest.
How to Get Visa
All Indian passport holders can get a 14 days tourist visa with COVID insurance for Dubai. The visa is valid for 58 days and is a single entry visa. You can apply for this visa online and I’ll share the link in the description box below. The processing time for this visa is up to 5 business days. This visa fee is Rs 6999 including all taxes.
How to Reach
You can get a direct flight from all major Indian cities to Dubai International Airport. Frequent flight services are available from New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad, and many more cities. The flight fare varies between Rs7500 to 17000 depending on the time and flight types. Travel time will be around 4 hours.
Top Places to Visit in Dubai
On day-1 morning of your Dubai tour, go for a half day-long city tour in Dubai. Most of the time, the tour package providers include this city tour in their package. In case it is not included in your package, you can book this tour online. The rate of this tour will be around Rs1700 per adult. The tour will include a pickup and drop facility from your hotel. Any water sports activities and entry fee to some places charge is not included in this amount.
On this tour first visit Bastakiya. It is an old town where you can witness the old tradition of the city.
Next visit Jumeirah Mosque. It is the only Mosque in Dubai where a visitor of non-Muslim faith can enter. The Mosque is an architectural marvel. It is open from 10 AM every day of the week except Friday. The entry fee here is Rs200 per person. Children below 12 years are free to enter the premises.
After Jumeirah Mosque goes to visit Jumeirah beach. This is a beautiful white sand beach offering a spectacular view of the Persian Gulf. From here you can also have a gorgeous view of the seven-star hotel Burj-Al-Arab. Here you can enjoy numerous water sports activities. Charges for the water sports activities are within Rs3000 per person.
Next, visit the beautiful man-made island Palm Island and see the gorgeous beaches and accommodations. Here also you can have to enjoy water sports. Don’t forget to visit the centrepiece of the palm island Atlantis Hotel.
In the evening visit the most famous tourist attraction of Dubai Burj Khalifa. It is a skyscraper which was previously known as Burj Dubai. The structure was inaugurated in 2010. It has 57 elevators and 8 escalators. There is an observation lounge on the 124th floor of Burj Khalifa named “The top”. From there you can get a stunning view of the entire city.
There is also a fountain inside which is the world’s second-largest constructed fountain. The ticket price to enter Burj Khalifa is around Rs3000 per person. Try to book your ticket online because you may have to wait in a long queue to purchase the ticket on-site.
After visiting Burj Khalifa you can take a boat ride to Burj Lake which costs around Rs1500.
On day-2 morning, visit Dubai Aquarium and underwater zoo. It is one of the world’s largest suspended aquariums where you can witness numerous aquatic species. The zoo has a huge collection of sand tiger sharks and many other endangered species which are being preserved in their natural habitat. The place is open from 10 Am to 12Midnight. The entry fee here is around Rs 1500 per person.
In the afternoon go for the famous Desert safari in Dubai. It is one of the most exclusive activities to try in Dubai. During an exciting dune drive, there are several photo-stops. The first destination on this tour is a camel farm. You can watch the beautiful sunset before reaching the campsite where you can experience a camelback ride, sandboarding. Belly dancing shows and an extravagant buffet dinner is included in this tour. The charge for this tour is around Rs1500 per person.
On day-3 morning you can have fun at the Laguna water park, one of the best waterparks in Dubai. The park offers water slides, race slides, raft slides, a water play area, a lazy river, a free-fall slide, and some other fun activities. It is open from 10 am to 6 Pm and the entry fee here is Rs 2500 approximately.
In the afternoon, visit the famous Bollywood Parks Dubai. It is the world’s very first Bollywood theme Park where you can enjoy rides, cafes, stage performances, live entertainment, and a lot more. The place is open from Saturday to Wednesday: 1:00 PM – 11:00 PM and from Thursday to Friday: 1:00 PM – 11:00 PM. The entry fee here is Rs 2400 per person approximately. If you are a Bollywood movie fan then this place is a must-visit for you.
On day-4 morning you can enjoy some shopping at the famous Dubai Mall. In the evening go for Dhow Cruise in Dubai Marina. Have the experience of sailing in Arabic style wooden boat. The cruise offers a breath-taking view of Dubai at the night and the tour includes fine dining with mouth-watering delicacies. The charge for this tour is around Rs2100 per person.
On day-5 head back to the airport for departure.
Almost all major tour operators in India provide Dubai tour packages from India which you can book online. I’ll share the respective link in the description box below.
Common tour packages will be of 3-5 days. The package charge will be around Rs 45000 to 75000 per person including flight fare, visa charges, food, accommodation, and sightseeing charges. Any charges related to the entry fee to any tourist places or adventure activities you are participating in is not included in the package charge.
The currency of Dubai is Arab Emirates Dirham or Emirati Dirham. Currently, 1 Emirati Dirham is equal to 20.05 Indian Rupees. You can exchange your Indian currency at Al Ansari Exchange, Western Union, Al Rostamani International Exchange, or UAE Exchange.
ATMs are a great option to get exchanged currency in Dubai. You will find an ATM almost everywhere in Dubai like at a mall, at the airport, at metro stations, or on the streets. All foreign and Indian banks have their ATMs in Dubai as there are more digital transactions here than cash. Before your visit please do check if your local bank has an ATM in Dubai. Withdrawing cash using your bank’s ATM instead of some other bank will minimize your ATM fees.