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Dubai: Atlantis Aquaventure & Lost Chambers Aquarium Ticket

1. Dubai: Atlantis Aquaventure & Lost Chambers Aquarium Ticket

Experience the rides and slides of the Aquaventure Waterpark and then discover more than 65,000 marine animals up close at the Lost Chambers Aquarium at the Atlantis the Palm Hotel on Palm Jumeirah, Dubai. Skip the long lines to Aquaventure Waterpark and then brave the world’s first dual waterslide within a waterslide. Set your pulse racing on 30 slides and attractions, laugh your way down Dubai’s longest Lazy River, and relax on 500 meters of private beach. Prepare to do battle with the King of the Sea at the Tower of Poseidon or ride through the dark and twisting Aquaconda water tunnel. Grab an innertube and face the rapids of a tidal river or experience the dramatic wave surges of The Torrent. Get up close to more than 65,000 marine animals at the Lost Chambers Aquarium. Walk amongst the ruins of a lost city and get a behind-the-scenes look at what it is like to be a marine animal expert. Encounter sharks and rays at close proximity and feel some of the world’s most exotic invertebrates in the touch tank.

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Dubai: Desert Safari, Quad Bike, Camel Ride and Sandboarding

2. Dubai: Desert Safari, Quad Bike, Camel Ride and Sandboarding

Escape the hustle and bustle of Dubai and experience the calm of the surrounding desert to satisfy your sense of adventure. Choose from a shared or private option, and enjoy legendary Arabian hospitality. Start your adventure with a convenient pickup at your hotel and drive out to the wilderness by 4WD. Journey to the remote desert area of Lehbab, approximately 50 kilometers from Dubai city center. Marvel at the silky red sand and towering dunes. Hop on a camel to get a short ride or perhaps choose the optional quad bike experience (age-restricted). Head into the desert onboard your 4WD Land Cruiser as the vehicle slips and slides like a roller-coaster across the dunes. Try your hand at sandboarding, or just relax and take photos of the spectacular views of the sunset, before being dropped off back at your hotel.

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Dubai: Day Ticket to Aquarium and Underwater Zoo

3. Dubai: Day Ticket to Aquarium and Underwater Zoo

Pre-purchase your entry ticket and visit the famous Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo to discover an awe-inspiring underwater world located in the ground level of the Dubai Mall. Marvel at the giant 10 million-litre aquarium tunnel, which contains more than 33,000 aquatic animals and the largest collection of sand tiger sharks anywhere. Continue your visit to the Underwater Zoo located at level 2 to see an incredible collection of exotic species housed in three ecological zone exhibits: Rainforest, Rocky Shore, and Living Ocean. The Underwater Zoo provides an interactive approach to educating visitors on the ecology and sustainability of marine life. Meet playful and lively otters along with joyous penguins and don’t miss your chance to see one of the largest crocodiles in the world, King Croc and his loyal queen.

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Dubai: Red Dune Safari, Camel Ride, Sandboard & BBQ Options

4. Dubai: Red Dune Safari, Camel Ride, Sandboard & BBQ Options

Have a thrilling and fun experience in the remote desert area known as Lahbab. Choose between a 4-hour tour option which includes dune bashing, sand-boarding, and a camel ride, or the 7-hour tour option which adds on a BBQ dinner, and all desert camp activities. Your safari guide will pick you up from your hotel in a 4WD vehicle. Your tour starts with a 50-minute drive into the desert. Enjoy stunning views of Dubai from the car window. The guide will answer any of your questions while you learn more about Dubai’s history. Your first stop will be at the desert rest area. Take a 25-minute break as the convoy catches up. While you wait, your safari guide will air down the tires of the vehicle to ensure better driving conditions. You can enjoy an optional quad bike experience if you wish on site. Then, take an adventurous 30-45 minute dune drive across the desert. Feel your adrenaline rush as you slide across from one dune to another in a 4x4 vehicle. The drive will take you further into the desert, up to a high desert dune for a photo stop. From here, admire beautiful 360-degree views of the desert landscape as the sun slowly sets. Use this photo stop to try sandboarding (sand-surfing), before heading to the desert camp. The 4-hour tour program ends here, and you will be returned to your hotel. If you've chosen the 7-hour option, your tour will continue with a visit to the hidden desert camp. Arrive at camp and be greeted with Qahwa (Arabic coffee), dates, and Lugamat (a traditional sweet). Your safari guide will brief you about the various activities available at the camp. Hop on a camel for a short ride, try a shisha pipe, decorate your hands with Henna tattoos, or take pictures in traditional Arabic clothes. As the night settles in, enjoy a scrumptious BBQ dinner of kebabs, hummus, and salads accompanied by sodas, water, and additional drinks from the bar. Enjoy a colorful belly dancing show and Tanura performance, where fast-spinning dancers whirl across the stage. Don’t forget to snap some photos with the Arabian falcons that are present at the camp. Finally, after the last show, return to your hotel in Dubai.

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Dubai: Premium Red Dunes, Camel Safari, & BBQ at Al Khayma

5. Dubai: Premium Red Dunes, Camel Safari, & BBQ at Al Khayma

Embark on an unforgettable day-to-evening journey across the Dubai Desert. Experience the thrill of driving through red sand dunes and feel the hospitality of a Bedouin desert camp, where you can partake in interactive cultural activities and feast on a delicious BBQ buffet. Drive out of the bustling city and into the peaceful desert aboard a 4x4 Land Cruiser. When you arrive, enjoy a relaxing rest stop and go on an optional quad bike ride while other convoys catch up.  Next, sit back and strap in for a dune bashing ride across the stunning red dunes of the Lehbab Desert. For an extra kick of adrenaline, get the chance to try out sandboarding.  Enhance your dune adventure with an optional quad bike ride. Select this activity as an add-on at checkout and choose a bike for yourself or to share with one of your travel partners.  Continue to the Al Khayma Camp and be welcomed with Arabic coffee, sweets, and dates. Say hello to the camp’s resident camels and, if you’d like, go on a 10-minute camel ride across the sand. During your time at the camp, you can smoke Shisha, do Henna painting, and meet the resident falcon expert and his loyal bird.  The buffet barbecue begins at sunset. While you eat, be entertained by traditional dances performed in the center stage. Finish your dinner on a high note with a tasting of various local desserts. As a final treat, the camp will go dark, giving you the opportunity to take in the peaceful ambiance of a desert night before being returned to your accommodation in Dubai.

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Dubai: Red Dune Safari, Camel Riding, Sandboarding & BBQ

6. Dubai: Red Dune Safari, Camel Riding, Sandboarding & BBQ

Explore the Dubai desert in the best ways possible: dune bashing in a Land Cruiser, on camelback, sandboarding, and with the option of enjoying a traditional Bedouin camp experience with a BBQ dinner and shows. After your pickup in Dubai, ride off into the desert in a 4x4 vehicle, sharing this thrilling adventure with family and friends. Experience dune bashing in a Land Cruiser and stop to try out sandboarding on the red dunes as well. Take photos of the brilliant desert sunset with your group at a Bedouin camp. Hop on a camel for a fun ride and try out henna painting in the evening. Sit back at a Bedouin camp and marvel at the entertainment of a traditional Tanura show and belly dancing performance. Savor the rich flavors of local food at a BBQ dinner with Arabic coffee, fresh dates, falafel, and shawarma.

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Dubai: Aquarium & Burj Khalifa Levels 124/125 Combo Ticket

7. Dubai: Aquarium & Burj Khalifa Levels 124/125 Combo Ticket

Experience the magic of Dubai with a combined ticket to 2 of the city's most amazing attractions, and discover the Dubai Aquarium and the Burj Khalifa on the same day. From the depths of the ocean to the skies above upgrade your Burj Khalifa visit with an enchanting encounter with 485 aquatic species at the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo. Start by traveling to the top of Dubai's most iconic monument with a pre-booked entrance ticket to the Burj Khalifa. Once you have selected your time slot, take the world’s fastest elevator to the observation floor on level 124 of the world’s tallest building. Enjoy breathtaking 360-degree panoramas across the city, desert, and Gulf. Learn more about the architecture and technology behind this unique skyscraper. Enter the world’s largest suspended aquarium. Admire thousands of aquatic animals from around the world, including rare species such as the King Crocodile and Sand Tiger Sharks. Discover three ecological zones: Rainforest, Rocky Shore, and Living Ocean. 

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Dubai: Desert Quad Bike Safari, Camel Ride, Sand Surf, & BBQ

8. Dubai: Desert Quad Bike Safari, Camel Ride, Sand Surf, & BBQ

Explore the magnificent Lahbab Desert on a thrilling guided tour, including quad biking, sandboarding, a camel ride, shisha smoking, a Khaliji dance show, and more. Start the tour with a pickup by your guide in an air-conditioned vehicle and set off on your desert adventure, discovering the beauty of Bedouin culture. Upon arrival in the desert, enjoy a short break during which you can use the toilet before starting your quad bike adventure. Listen to your guide as they give you safety instructions on quad biking including how to wear the helmet. Once geared up, hop on the quad bike, and kick-start your 1-hour bike ride. Feel the thrill and adrenaline rush as you race through the sand surmounting the red dunes. Follow the instructions of your leader to conquer the red dunes with this biking experience. As you get to the peak of the dunes with the bike ride, take a break to relax and breathe in the beauty of the desert terrains. Later, try your hand at sandboarding. Strap the board onto your shoes and slide down the dunes. Don't be scared to fall off your board, it is just like landing in a sea of silk. While enjoying the sport, click photos of your fun-filled adventure and the serene desert. Next, ride back to the starting point and proceed to the ravishing Al Khayma desert camp. At the camp, be welcomed with the traditional Arabian coffee, sweets, and dates. Hereafter, meet your friendly camel and enjoy a ride in the desert, admiring the beauty of the dunes. Return to the camp to take part in traditional activities like posing with the falcon, Henna tattoos and Shisha smoking. Finally, as the entertainers take the stage, enjoy a Tanoura show and belly dancing performance while savoring a delicious BBQ meal. As the red dunes desert adventure comes to an end, be taken back to your hotel or preferred location in Dubai.

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Dubai: Dolphin Dip and Play at Atlantis

9. Dubai: Dolphin Dip and Play at Atlantis

Get up close with playful dolphins in shallow water with a 30-minute dolphin encounter at Dubai's Aquaventure Waterpark at Atlantis the Palm. Make your way to Dolphin Bay at Atlantis the Palm at your allotted time, and meet a marine mammal specialist for a 15-minute safety briefing and orientation session. Then, wade waist-deep into the water to interact with a dolphin. Enjoy a 30-minute in-water encounter as you pet, touch and play with the dolphins in groups of no more than 10 people per animal. Including check in and time to change into the provided wetsuits, the full experience should take around 1.5 hours. Experience an animal encounter suitable for all ages and ideal for non swimmers.

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Dubai: Desert Safari, Quad Bike, Camel Ride & Al Khayma Camp

10. Dubai: Desert Safari, Quad Bike, Camel Ride & Al Khayma Camp

Discover the desert outside of Dubai on a guided dune bashing safari. Enjoy the opportunity to take part in a variety of optional activities including a quad bike ride, camel ride or dinner and entertainment with an extended tour option. You will be picked up from your hotel or selected location by your tour guide. Then, drive to the Dubai desert and after a short break, you can experience the thrilling dune bashing session with trained drivers. After this, you can try out sandboarding and snap some amazing photos of the rolling dunes. Proceed to the Al Khayma camp for the optional camel ride and included refreshments. The 7-hour tour participants will continue to enjoy some entertainment shows and have a delicious BBQ dinner at the camp. As the tour comes to an end you will be dropped back to your hotel/building.

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What people are saying about Dubai

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 28,462 reviews

I can only recommend. Price / performance fits perfectly. You get a lot on offer and it's very interesting and entertaining. Nothing is imposed on you either. Everything is possible, nothing is neccesary. Top service from being picked up at the hotel to being dropped off at the hotel.

Outstanding. Fahid is the go-to guide. He was on time, knowledgable, open for conversation, and a very good driver. We took morning 4ha trip. Skipped quads originally but then on the spot decided to give it a try. Superb!

Jabar was a great guide. He provided us a one of a kind experience and was extremely friendly.

Bishi our driver guide was super cool excellent ride in 4 * 4, great pilot !!!!

Great experience with a very experienced and helpful guide.