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Dubai Mall: Our most recommended tours and activities

Dubai: Day Ticket to Aquarium and Underwater Zoo

1. 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: Fountain Show and Burj Lake Ride by Traditional Boat

2. Dubai: Fountain Show and Burj Lake Ride by Traditional Boat

Marvel at the illuminations of Dubai Mall Fountain Show on a 30-minute cruise by "abra" water taxi. A captivating water, music and light spectacle in Downtown Dubai, the Dubai Fountain is the world’s tallest performing fountain. At over 900 feet in length (274 meters), the Dubai Fountain is situated on the 30-acre (120,000 m2) Burj Lake and performs to a selection of different melodies. Climb aboard the traditional wooden boat on Burj Lake, and cruise past some of the city's most iconic monuments, such as the Burj Khalifa, Souk Al Bahar, and Palace. Admire the city's stunning skyline from the water, before you take your position for a grandstand view of the illuminations.  With only 6 people per boat, you are able to admire the visual spectrum of over 1,000 water expressions from an exclusive and intimate perspective.  Watch in awe as the fountains light up during a visual spectacle that features 6,000 lights, 25 colored projectors, and 22,000 gallons (83,000 liters) of airborne water! See a stunning choreography of light and water synced to classical, Arabic, and world music that will leave you breathless.

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Dubai: Luxury Canal Dinner Cruise with Optional Transfers

3. Dubai: Luxury Canal Dinner Cruise with Optional Transfers

Experience Dubai from a different perspective on a cruise along the Dubai Water Canal. Pass through the commercial districts of Dubai Creek, where the sophistication of the 21st-century complements the simplicity of a bygone age. Climb aboard a glass-encased dhow that keeps traditions in a contemporary design. Awaken your senses as you gently cruise down the artificial canal, unveiled in October 2013 to connect the Business Bay area to the Persian Gulf through Safa Park and Jumeirah. Marvel at iconic attractions of the Dubai skyline, such as the Business Bay Bridge, Dubai Festival City Mall, Burj Khalifa, Dubai Water Canal Bridge, JW Marquis Hotel and Westin Hotel. Get a welcome kahwah (Arabic coffee) on arrival followed by an assortment of chilled refreshments and dates. You will then be escorted to your table where you will be served welcome drinks and start to feel the gentle sway of the waves and romance of the boat as you set sail. Experience the city's bustling atmosphere as you pass through the Business Bay area while soothing Arabic music serenades you along the way. Indulge yourself with a sumptuous feast of Arabic appetizers, grilled meat, fresh salads and delicious sweets from Arabia, along with hot beverages. Be mesmerized by the saxophone performance.

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Dubai: Explorer Ticket to Aquarium and Underwater Zoo

4. Dubai: Explorer Ticket to Aquarium and Underwater Zoo

Enjoy a combo ticket and explorer package and enhance your visit to 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 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. Step inside the Submersible Simulator for a virtual adventure among dugongs, whale sharks, and many other sea creatures. Board a glass-bottom boat where you can watch thousands of creatures swimming below you as well as get the chance to feed the curious fish. 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: Hop-On Hop-Off Classic, Premium or Deluxe Bus Ticket

5. Dubai: Hop-On Hop-Off Classic, Premium or Deluxe Bus Ticket

Discover and explore the Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall, Bastakiya Historical Village, Al Fahidi Fort, the Old Souk Of Arabia, the Old Watchtower & Heritage Village, the Gold & Spice Souks, Dubai Creek, Atlantis The Palm, and Souk Madinat & Burj Al Arab. Board an open-top double-decker bus to admire fantastic views and soak up the charm of old and new Dubai. From the towering Burj Khalifa, the 7-star Burj Al Arab, and Atlantis the Palm to the exotic spice souk, you'll see a lot of Dubai's top landmarks. Pass by the Museum of the Future and admire its Arabian calligraphy-inspired architecture. This fully narrated audio tour will allow you to discover over 9 locations throughout the city, with daily departures from the starting point at the Dubai Mall. You may also join the tour from any of the stops on the route. Air conditioning is available on the lower deck and recorded commentary is available in 12 languages.

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Dubai: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour - 24 or 48 Hours

6. Dubai: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour - 24 or 48 Hours

Discover all of Dubai's stunning sights on an unlimited hop-on hop-off bus tour. With a 24-hour, 48-hour, or 72-hour pass, you can explore this great destination at your leisure. You'll have access to 2 sightseeing routes, which showcase all the main sights of this fabulous city. Along the way you'll discover all of the major landmarks, including the Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab, Dubai Marina, the Palm Jumeirah, the Dubai Mall, the Dubai Frame, The Walk at JBR the Beach, and much more. Enjoy unrivalled 360-degree views from the open-top deck, and learn all about Dubai's heritage by listening to the multilingual audio tour commentary as you cruise around on the double-decker bus. Red Route Tour stops: 1. Dubai Mall2. Al Seef3. Al Fahidi Historic Neighbourhood4. Dubai Museum5. Old Souk6. Heritage Village7. Gold & Spice Souk8. Dubai Creek9. Dubai Frame Blue Route Tour stops: 1. Dubai Mall2. Souk Madinat3. Atlantis the Palm4. Dubai Marina5. JBR The Beach6. Marina Promenade7. Grosvenor House Dubai8. Mina Seyahi9. Mall of the Emirates

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Dubai: Half-Day Bus Tour and Burj Khalifa Entry Ticket

7. Dubai: Half-Day Bus Tour and Burj Khalifa Entry Ticket

See the sights of Dubai on a half-day sightseeing tour by comfortable bus and marvel at all that the metropolis has to offer. Learn how a small fishing village at Dubai Creek was transformed into a futuristic city of amazing architecture and rich cultural attractions. See the man-made developments of Jumeirah and the Burj Al Arab hotel with its iconic design of billowing sails. Admire the awe-inspiring exterior of Jumeirah Mosque, built in the traditional style of the Fatimid Caliphate. Continue to the historical district of Al Bastakiya, where the Dubai Museum is located in the 18th-century Al Fahidi Fort.  Get escorted to the elevators at the monumental Burj Khalifa and ride to the observation deck on the 124th floor for stunning views of the city and its surroundings. Discover the many attractions of Dubai Mall at your own pace at the end of the tour services.

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Dubai: Infinity des Lumières Digital Art Exhibition Ticket

8. Dubai: Infinity des Lumières Digital Art Exhibition Ticket

Experience 3 unique exhibits of digital art at Infinity des Lumières. See how the exhibition makes art accessible and inspiring to everyone by transforming the traditional way of viewing, perceiving, and understanding it. Its visionary concept and pioneering digital technology bring art appreciation into the 21st century by harmonizing it with new communication styles, ways of processing information, and educational trends. Infinity des Lumières is a ground-breaking cultural space that uses 130 projectors and 58 speakers in an impressive 2,700 square meters venue. It vividly brings to life iconic and contemporary art through 3,000 HD digital moving images. This makes this venue the largest in the MENA region, with the highest number of projectors. The exhibitions change every year, but the concept always remains the same - you are at the center of the artwork, harmonizing with every brushstroke and color, creating everlasting memories of this mesmerizing experience.

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Magical Dubai 8-Hour Tour with Burj Khalifa Experience

9. Magical Dubai 8-Hour Tour with Burj Khalifa Experience

Explore Dubai's traditional and modern sides with a local guide on a full-day tour. Stay cool throughout the day in an air-conditioned vehicle and enjoy included entrance tickets to several attractions, as well as a hotel pickup and drop-off. After your pickup, start your tour with a quick view of the Dubai Creek before discovering the heritage area of Bastakaya with its Arabian wind towers. Then, visit the beautiful Al-Fahidi Historical Neighborhood, dating from the mid-19th century. See traditional houses built from stone, gypsum, teak, sandalwood, fronds, and palm wood. Discover the alleys, pathways, and public squares that separate the houses, making the district naturally diverse. Cross from Bur Dubai to Deira Dubai by traditional water taxi, or abra. Then walk through the spice and gold souks to marvel at the variety of goods on offer. Continue to the Jumeirah Mosque and Burj Al Arab, known for its distinctive silhouette resembling a billowing sail. Enjoy free time for tea or coffee at Madinat Jumeirah Souk, an authentic re-creation of an ancient marketplace with traditional Middle Eastern ambiance. Then, head to the crescent-shaped manmade Palm Jumeirah Island. Stop in front of Atlantis The Palm Hotel, the centerpiece of Palm Jumeirah. Palm Jumeirah is the most scenic artificial man-made island on earth and boasts facilities such as world-class accommodation, private villas, residential apartments, beaches, water sports activities, and restaurants. Next, visit the Atlantis Aquarium. Experience the unique beauty of Dubai from the Dubai Marina Walk, called by many a small Manhattan due to the many skyscrapers. Find lots of restaurants serving a variety of foods in front of the Marina Canal, where boat, yacht, and dhow rides are available. Enjoy a drive along Sheik Zayed Road, lined with more skyscrapers, and stop at the Dubai Mall to experience the fine dining and shopping on offer and enter Burj Khalifa, a magnificent steel structure rising 828 meters and the tallest building in the world. Have free time at the Dubai Mall until the evening to watch the dancing fountain. This is the world’s largest dancing fountain and is synchronized with classical, Arabic, and international music. At the end of the evening, be dropped off back at your hotel.

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Dubai by Night 4-Hour Tour

10. Dubai by Night 4-Hour Tour

Get a different perspective of Dubai on a 4-hour evening tour, and discover a city that truly never sleeps. Start in the upmarket resort of the Madinat Jumeirah, and meander along avenues lined with luxury apartments. See lantern-lit hallways and narrow waterways. Then, go to Dubai Marina for a glimpse at one of the city’s most exciting residential districts, and to take the “Dubai Marina Walk.” Enter Downtown Dubai to see the Burj Khalifa skyscraper illuminated for the night. Admire the advanced light displays at the fountains of Dubai Mall, designed to create a visual spectrum of over 1,000 abstract lights. The beam of light shining up from the fountains can be seen from over 20 miles away. It is said to be visible from space, making it the brightest spot in the Middle East, and quite possibly in the entire world!

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Planning Your Visit

  • Strategical shopping

    If you're a bargain hunter, the best time for deals at Dubai Mall is right after the holiday season. If you prefer less crowds and want to take your time window shopping then plan your visit for another time of year!

  • How many stores are in the Mall?

    There are more than 1,200 different stores - some unique to Dubai, some from other parts of the world, such as London's Harrods. Enjoy and go wild!

  • Eating options

    There are some food courts in the Dubai Mall, but no restaurants - if you fancy a sit-down meal then head over to its' sister mall, Souk Al Bahar, to grab a bite.

  • Can I get a good view of the city from the Mall?

    The best view over the city is indisputably from the Burj Khalifa tour, easily accessible from the Dubai Mall.

Good to know

  • When should I visit?
    Open Sunday - Wednesday, 10:00AM to 11:00PM. Thursday - Saturday, 10:00AM to 12:00AM.
  • Is it expensive?
    Enter the Dubai Mall free of charge. Pricing varies for activities within the mall.
  • Will I need a guide?
    Not compulsory, but helpful in exploring the world's largest mall!
  • How to get there
    Take the Dubai Metro to the Burj Khalifa station and a bus will take you directly to the mall.
  • Additional information

    • Best times to visit are in the morning and evening. Hit the stores early to beat the crowds or at night to miss the peak heat of the day.

    • With over 1,200 retail stores, be sure to wear your comfy shoes and take advantage of the many information booths!

Other Sightseeing Options in Dubai Mall

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What people are saying about Dubai Mall

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 15,096 reviews

Me and my wife did not expect to have so much fun just by riding the boat but no, Fountain show is only the beginning and when you ride the boat then you get the full experience of Happiness and pleasure of being in Dubai especially this boat ride with Fountain show. we loved it so much that we both get emotional and highly recommended.

Our guide arrived way before the scheduled time, he was knowledgeable, friendly and a safe driver. It was wonderful to tour Dubai with one who knows the history and how to navigate this beautiful country.

Who want to know little bit about everything with small time is very good.We had good guide and good driver too .In highseason to go on top Burji Khalifa you will find big queues.

Excellent excursion and ride well worth the money , have a good time

The ride was pleasant. nice view to the fountain show