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How to Spend 4 Days in Dubai, UAE

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UAE Dubai is land of lavish experiences, world-famous attractions, record-breaking structures, and incredible experiences. The city attracts millions of visitors every year and offers impeccable experiences. That’s not it, it is also one of the most advanced cities in the world opening its doors to global opportunities. No matter whether you are planning for an excellent vacation or exploring the wide business and work opportunities, you get it all! 

With the right visa, you can even explore Dubai during your layoff. You can easily obtain a Dubai visa and the modern amenities in Dubai International airport make it all hassle-free during layoff. 

So, if you are on a tight schedule and have only 4 days in Dubai, here is your complete guide on travel itinerary making most of your trip. 

4-day Dubai itinerary 

Day 1: Exploring the Historical Corner of Dubai 

1. Al Bastakiya Quarter 

Al Bastakiya Quarter or Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood is a fascinating site to explore. The construction dates backs to the 1800s made up of unique materials such as sand, gypsum, and coral. 

2. Dubai Museum 

One of the must-visit sites of Dubai, the Dubai Museum was opened in the year 1971. It is housed within the AL Fahidi fort and displays an array of items from art to antiques, and pottery to weapons. 

3. Dubai Souks and Creeks 

You cannot miss to explore the famous souks on your trip. Once you are done exploring the Dubai Museum, hop on an abra boat and get ready to shop through the souks. The most remarkable are the Gold Souk and Spice Souk. Other Souks include Textile and Perfume Souks. 

4. Global Village or La Perle Show 

Global Village is a spectacular attraction of Dubai boasting dozens of pavilions that represent various countries and regions from all over the world. To avoid long queues get your Global Village tickets in advance.  La Perle Show on the other hand is the most popular show in Dubai that features world-class artists and acrobats. There are two shows per night and you can book your seats through online sites. 

Day 2: Visit the world-famous and major attractions of Dubai 

1. Burj Khalifa 

Visit this iconic structure of Dubai and the world and get treated with panoramic views of the city skyline. Burj Khalifa is a world-famous building that stands at a staggering height of 2722 feet above sea level. You can get on one of the observation decks of amazing views. 

2. Dubai Mall 

The world’s largest shopping mall, Dubai Mall is a must-visit. Here, you get to explore hundreds of retail outlets that sell products from top-notch brands. You can find everything from clothing to accessories and electronic gadgets to home essentials. 

3. Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo

Located with the Dubai Mall, Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo features a ten-million-litre tank tunnel. This tunnel allows you to walk through, admiring the incredible wonders of the marine world. 

4. Dubai Fountain 

Dubai Fountain is another top and free-of-cost attraction of Dubai. It is located right next to the Burj Khalifa and is the largest choreographed fountain in the world. The show starts at 6 pm and features an amusing dancing water show. 

Day 3: Explore gorgeous Mosques and desert adventure Palm Islands 

1. Palm Islands 

Palm Islands consist of three artificial islands namely Palm Jumeirah, Deira Island, and Palm Jebel Ali. Each of them is packed with numerous attractions and beautiful things to do and see. You can either book a hotel or visit one of the hotel’s top restaurants. 

2. Jumeirah Mosque 

The stunning piece of Islamic architecture, the Jumeirah Mosque is an attraction that you cannot afford to miss. It is one of few mosques that welcomes non-Muslims giving them an opportunity to understand and learn about the Islamic culture. Guided tours take place between 10 am and 2 pm at Jumeirah Mosque. 

3. Dubai desert safari 

Dubai is one of those cities that boasts both endless desert and water on either side. The Dubai desert safari features a memorable experience inclusive of various adventurous activities. You can choose from various packages and activities. 

4. Jumeirah Beach Jumeriah 

Beach is a perfect spot after a long day of wandering in Dubai. This beach features several attractions, water activities and much more with a cool sea breeze around the beach. 

Day 4: Enjoy theme parks or Gardens and the architectures of Dubai 

Option 1  - Theme Parks Dubai 

Theme Parks Dubai has an exceptional sites of theme parks that range from water rides to indoor parks, snow parks to lego lands and much more. You can choose to visit one of these parks and spend an entire day there. 

Option 2 - Dubai Safari Park A one-of-a-kind attraction in the Dubai, Dubai Safari Park is packed with beautiful lakes and diverse landscapes. Explore a varied collection of villages and a wide variety of flora and fauna including different zones within the attraction. 

- Dubai Miracle Garden 

Dubai Miracle Garden is one of the most breath-taking attractions in the city. It is the world’s largest natural flower garden housing over 150 million species of flowers. You can witness various sculptures covered in beautiful flowers of vivid colors. 

- Dubai Marina 

Dubai Marina boasts an impressive sight of glittering waterways. It is a perfect place to admire yachts and enjoy the beautiful skyline. Alternatively, you can hop on one of the Dhow Cruise rides and enjoy a romantic getaway. 

Dubai offers countless things to do and see and four days are definitely not enough to cover them all. However, with this Dubai itinerary, you can explore top-rated attractions and capture memories for a lifetime. Some of the other attractions include Ferrari World, Skydiving, Dubai Frame, Mall of Emirates, and more.

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