Dubai Hidden gems

Our most recommended Dubai Hidden gems

Dubai: Museum of the Future Admission Ticket

1. Dubai: Museum of the Future Admission Ticket

Experience a museum that tries to transform the world rather than tell a story of the past with this ticket to the Museum of the Future in Dubai. Visit this iconic building that is one of the world's most complex architectural structures.  Pass through this unique space which accommodates several immersive future environments that aim to position visitors in an empowering version of the future. Explore the future of space travel, climate change, health, wellness, and spirituality.  Learn about the fields of robotics and artificial intelligence. Discover the possibilities of concepts like human augmentation. See how education, smart cities, energy and transportation may be transformed in the future. 

From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Full-Day Trip with Louvre & Mosque

2. From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Full-Day Trip with Louvre & Mosque

Enjoy a two-in-one day trip to two UAE essentials. Marvel at architectural and artistic wonders new and old on this inclusive excursion from Dubai. After pickup, sit back and enjoy the journey to the Mosque. On arrival, admire its shining exterior surface of white Greek and Macedonian tiles. Step inside and see the world’s largest hand-woven carpet, large crystal chandeliers, and glass panels studded with thousands of Swarovski crystals on a guided tour. Next, visit the Louvre Museum on Saadiyat Island. Take a self-guided or audio-guided tour of the largest museum in the Gulf region, which displays both classic and modern works of cultural and sociological significance from all over the world. Admire pieces from French museums such as the Louvre, Pompidou Center, and Musee d’Orsay. Linger at the Children’s Museum, relax for a bite to eat in the cafe, or browse in the boutique. After the tour, enjoy the drive back to your hotel in Dubai.

The Green Planet - Dubai's Unique Indoor Rainforest

3. The Green Planet - Dubai's Unique Indoor Rainforest

The Green Planet is a bio-dome inviting visitors to explore Earth's fascinating flora and fauna through an immersive expedition into the tropics. Designed as an enclosed ecosystem, The Green Planet recreates the enchanting world of a tropical forest with over 3,000 plants and animals and the world’s largest indoor man-made and life-sustaining tree. Step inside The Bat Cave to meet some of nature's most thrilling and wondrous denizens. Touch an Emerald Tree Boa snake if you dare. Hear the distinctive calls of the wonderful variety of birds flying around Green Planet. Say hello to one of the two sloths living here who sleep between 15 and 20 hours everyday. Watch the squirrel monkeys jump and climb using their very long tail to balance as they move from one tree to another. The educational and recreational facility raises awareness for the delicate balance of nature and the preciousness of one of our world’s oldest living ecosystems making it the ideal educational destination for the entire family. The Green Planet is set to inspire people of all ages and nationalities to learn about and care more for every single plant and animal that inhabits the earth. 

Dubai: Blue Mosque, Burj Al Arab & Half-Day City Tour

4. Dubai: Blue Mosque, Burj Al Arab & Half-Day City Tour

Start the tour with hassle-free pickup from your hotel or selected location to the first stop, Palm Jumeirah, the largest man-made island in the world. Experience luxury by visiting the most iconic 7-star luxury hotel in Dubai, Burj Al Arab. Enjoy the warm Arab hospitality with a refreshing drink at the luxurious hotel lounge. Listen to the stories about the history and the foundation of Burj Al Arab. Get escorted to the 180-meter-tall hotel atrium, which is considered the world’s tallest atrium, surrounded by magnificent golden columns. Be guided to the hotel’s most expensive Royal Suite. While you explore the hotel, stop by to capture photographs of the marvelous architectural backgrounds. While at the hotel, visit the experience suite, a specially curated space with digital interactives that lets you relive historical moments. As you move towards the end of the Burj Al Arab visit, savor the taste of dates and coffee, and head to the next destination. Next, relax in the serene atmosphere of the Blue Mosque. Marvel at the architectural beauty, which was inspired by the Blue Mosque of Istanbul. As you calmly wander amid the magnificent domes, learn more about Islamic customs, culture, and architectural significance from our knowledgeable travel guides. Your next stop, the Al Fahidi Historical District, enchants you with a whole different traditional side of the currently alluring Dubai lifestyle. Continue your journey to Al Khayma heritage house, where you can treat your taste buds to authentic ethnic Emirati cuisine, and hear more about their lifestyle. As the tour draws to a close, take a classic Abra taxi across Dubai Creek to the bustling Gold and Spice Souks, where you'll have plenty of opportunities to shop and eat. With some beautiful memories to cherish for a lifetime, return to your hotel in Dubai.

Dubai: Dinner in the Sky Experience

5. Dubai: Dinner in the Sky Experience

Take part in an unforgettable experience in Dubai and dine from a table suspended 50 meters in the sky by special crane. Once you have been lifted above the ground, watch your chef as they start preparing and cooking a 3-course menu live before your eyes. Join other brave travelers at the shared experience. Take photos from the suspended table as it rotates slightly as you dine. Marvel at Dubai's vertical monuments and skyscrapers, along with landmark sights such as Palm Jumeirah, Dubai Marina, the Burj Al Arab and much more. Benefit from a professional supervisor who will happily assist you at the table during your meal for your safety.

Dubai: 2-Hour or Full-Day Slope Session at Ski Dubai

6. Dubai: 2-Hour or Full-Day Slope Session at Ski Dubai

Add to the enjoyment of your stay in Dubai with a 2-hour or full-day pass to Ski Dubai. The resort has 5 ski runs that vary in difficulty, height, and gradient. The longest run is 400 meters and has a fall of more than 60 meters. You can test your skiing skills on the world's first indoor black run. If you’re not quite up to that you can stay on the gentle beginner slopes to practice your turns. There’s nothing you need to bring along in the way of equipment or clothing. Your pass includes ski attire as well as ski boots, skis, and poles. After you’ve made your way down the slopes there is a quad-chairlift and a tow lift to promptly carry you back to the top for another run. If you’re interested in lessons, the resort has qualified professional instructors available. You’ll also find an exclusive retail shop and St. Moritz and Avalanche cafés.

Dubai: Al Marmoom Oasis Vintage Safari, Dinner & Stargazing

7. Dubai: Al Marmoom Oasis Vintage Safari, Dinner & Stargazing

Tour Al Marmoom Conservation Reserve in a Vintage G 230 Mercedes. Explore an ancient Bedouin village while participating in local activities such as coffee making and camel riding. Savor a 3-course dinner while breathing in the one-of-a-kind desert ambiance. Start your trip with pickup in a modern, air-conditioned vehicle. After a 50-minute journey, arrive at Al Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve. On arriving, switch from your modern vehicle to a 1980s Vintage G Class Mercedes for a smooth ride over the dunes.  During the ride, make a photo stop in the middle of the desert. Taking advantage of this chance, learn about Dubai's history. If you’re lucky, you’ll get to see wild animals while hanging on to the car’s rods and looking out through the open top.  Arriving at the traditional Bedouin village, enjoy an authentic Emirati welcome with gahwa (Arabic coffee) and sweets, followed by a camel caravan ride, where you’ll witness another perspective of the rare beauty of the desert landscape. Later, watch a live Arabic coffee-making session with a local. Sip on traditional Emirati coffee and explore the Bedouin village. Spot structures made of natural materials like goat hair and hear stories about the old Bedouin lifestyle and the culture and customs they still value today.  Next, it’s time to see an unforgettable sunset. Marvel at the endless sand dunes as the sun falls and snap some unbeatable photos. Before enjoying your own Emirati meal, you can learn more about the Emirati cooking style by seeing a village lady busy making Emirati bread and luqaimat, an Arabic sweet dumpling.  Then, an Emirati 3-course dinner awaits. Start with an appetizer followed by the main course and a dessert. Take this time to enjoy the lively Bedouin-style entertainment.  Get dressed in your own typical Arabian costume and pose with the majestic falcon to take more photos to remember your experience. As night falls, the camp lights will be turned off, allowing you to feel the true essence and magic of the calm desert while enjoying a stargazing session with a telescope. Conclude your trip by hopping back in the vintage Mercedes for one more ride back to your hotel or accommodation in Dubai.

From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Day Tour with Ferrari World Ticket

8. From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Day Tour with Ferrari World Ticket

Discover the highlights of Abu Dhabi and enjoy a visit to the unique Ferrari World theme park. See the Heritage Village, and ride the Formula Rossa rollercoaster on this day trip from Dubai. Begin your tour with a visit to Sheikh Zayed Mosque, where you can admire the wonderful architecture that defines the beauty of Islamic art. Continue on to the Emirates Palace, an inspiring hotel in the city with 114 magnificent domes and fantastic suites decorated with gold and marble. You will then visit the Heritage Village, where you can learn more about the life of the Bedouins. Afterward you can enjoy the views of Abu Dhabi’s impressive skyline as you drive on to Al Corniche. The second half of your day trip takes you to the largest indoor theme park in the world – the Ferrari World. Experience the breathtaking rush of speed on the Formula Rossa rollercoaster and test your driving skills on one of the many simulators. Experience the different performances, marvel at the impressive dance and acrobatic shows, or enjoy go-karting.

Dubai: Helicopter Flight Over The Palm Jumeirah

9. Dubai: Helicopter Flight Over The Palm Jumeirah

Make your stay in Dubai more memorable with a 17-minute helicopter flight over The Palm Jumeirah, and enjoy breathtaking views of the city's sights. Climb aboard your helicopter at the Dubai Police Academy, and look down on the scenic beauty of the Burj Al Arab, built in the form of the sail of a sailing ship, and the only 7-star hotel in the world. Look down on the luxury developments of The Palm Jumeirah, part of the Palm Island project and home to the iconic Atlantis Hotel. Get a closer view of the Burj Khalifa and the city's Business Bay District. Enjoy panoramic views of some of Dubai's record-breaking structures, such as the world's tallest hotel (JW Marriot), Emirates Towers, and Dubai Mall (the largest shopping mall in the world). Return to Mother Earth with memories to last a lifetime.

Dubai: Sunset Camel Caravan Safari & BBQ at Al Khayma Camp

10. Dubai: Sunset Camel Caravan Safari & BBQ at Al Khayma Camp

Benefit from pickup at your hotel in Dubai, then start your journey to the peaceful desert surroundings for a sunset experience of a lifetime. Make your way to a camel caravan, and experience the beauty of the landscape from the back of one of the "ships of the desert" for about 40-45 minutes. Take (optional) rides up and down the dunes in the twilight. Then, go to a Bedouin-style camp for a traditional Arabic coffee (kahwa) or tea on arrival. Savor Luqaimat sweets with dates and experience part of the desert lifestyle. Feel "Old Arabia" come to life in a unique Bedouin setting. Take part in traditional activities to complete your journey into the culture of the Arab world. Try your hand at smoking a shisha pipe or get a henna tattoo on your hand. Dress in typical Arabic attire and pose for a photo with a falcon resting on your hand or shoulder.  Feast from a delicious barbecue buffet dinner as you watch authentic Ladies Khaliji dance performances. Relax under a canopy of stars, and get dropped off at your accommodation at the end of the tour services.

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Had a great trip to see the sunrise in the desert. Our guide Mustapha was amazing. Very friendly and informative and told us the history of Dubai and his own personal story on our drive to the desert. He was also very skilful at driving over the sand dunes.

it was a great experience!!! Good location, cooking area, accomodating staff and of course very friendly superb Chef sanjay!! enjoyed the food i cooked, i'll definitely recommend this class to my friends❤️

Amazing dinner over the skyline of Dubai Marina with really good food. Different options available.

The experience we've had was unique and the instructor was friendly and patient.

Hassan was a brilliant instructor. My son and I really enjoy the diving.