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Dubai Mall

The grandest of malls! Known for luxury shopping, plus an Aquarium Tunnel and Underwater Zoo.

Dubai Mall: Our most recommended tours and activities

Dubai: Fountain Show and Burj Lake Ride by Traditional Boat

1. 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.

Dubai: Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

2. Dubai: Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

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. With a variety of tickets to choose from you can relax and enjoy the ride with the Classic ticket or make it an adventure with the Premium and Deluxe Ticket. The Premium and Deluxe ticket includes the traditional Dhow cruise and Desert Sunset Tour. As the sun sets, interact with camels, falcons, horses, and more. Staying longer? Then try the Deluxe with an outstanding 5 day pass as you visit the Lost Chambers Aquarium and even the Ambassador Lagoon with an impressive viewing panel of awe-inspiring views into the ruins of an Atlantis-themed aquarium, home to 65,000 marine animals from around the world. This fully narrated audio tour will allow you to discover over 10 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. Red Route: Burj Khalifa / Dubai MallMuseum of the FutureRoyal PalaceArabian Dhow CruiseBastakiya Old VillageAl Fahidi FortOld Souk of ArabiaHeritage VillageGold & Spice SouksDubai Creek Blue Route: Burj Khalifa / Dubai MallMall of the EmiratesAin DubaiDubai Marina / JBRBayside / SkydiveTallest BlockMedia CityAtlantis the PalmSouk Madinat Jumeirah / Burj Al Arab

Dubai: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour 24, 48 or 72 Hours

3. Dubai: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour 24, 48 or 72 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 unrivaled 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 Mall 2. Museum of Future 3. Al Seef 4. Al Fahidi Historic Neighbourhood 5. Dubai Museum 6. Old Souk 7. Heritage Village 8. Gold & Spice Souk 9. Dubai Creek 10. 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

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

4. 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. Witness the Dubai Museum, located in the 18th-century Al Fahidi Fort.  Be 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.

Dubai: Luxury Canal Dinner Cruise with Optional Transfers

5. Dubai: Luxury Canal Dinner Cruise with Optional Transfers

Experience Dubai from the Dubai Water Canal on a sightseeing dinner cruise. Be transferred to a glass-encased dhow for a delicious buffet and admire landmarks, such as Dubai Festival City Mall and the Burj Khalifa. Get a welcome kahwah (Arabic coffee) on arrival followed by an assortment of chilled refreshments and dates. Then, be escorted to your table to enjoy welcome drinks. Start to feel the gentle sway of the waves and romance of the boat as you set sail. Awaken your senses as you gently cruise down the artificial canal. Experience the city's bustling atmosphere as you pass through the Business Bay area while soothing Arabic music serenades you along the way. 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. 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.

Dubai by Night 4-Hour Tour

6. 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!

Dubai: Burj Khalifa Ticket and Dubai Mall with Pickup

7. Dubai: Burj Khalifa Ticket and Dubai Mall with Pickup

Beginning the trip with a prompt pick up from your hotel lobby you shall proceed to the world's tallest building, the iconic Burj Khalifa, a must-see destination in Dubai. Exploring one of the most popular areas, get a wonderful view over Dubai City from the 125th floor observation deck balcony, which can be reached by taking the world's fastest elevator. You shall also enjoy a 360-degree panoramic view of Dubai Downtown from 2,723 feet above ground level. This is the perfect opportunity to click professional photos at the entrance of the 125th floor that you can cherish for a lifetime. With the exploration continuing, awe at the Dubai Fountain Show, the world's largest dancing fountain with synchronized music on the Burj Khalifa observation decks, starts at 6 PM and repeats every 30 minutes. To get the most out of your visit to Dubai, you have the option to take a guided tour to one of the world's largest shopping malls, Dubai Mall to quickly locate the right sections for your shopping (which is optional). Once you are done with the Burj Khalifa and Dubai Mall tour, please notify your driver of your desired hotel drop-off time, which can be chosen from the following options: 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM, 4:00 PM, 6:00 PM, or 8:00 PM.

Dubai: Big Bus Panoramic Night Tour

8. Dubai: Big Bus Panoramic Night Tour

Experience the best sights of Dubai and see it illuminated at night on a 2.5-hour bus tour that takes you around the city while educating you on the history of what is considered by some to be the best place to live in the Middle East. Explore this remarkable, modern, and vibrant city from a whole new perspective. Ride around town in a double-decker bus as you pass by Dubai's most famous landmarks. The recorded audio commentary available in 12 languages will tell you all about Dubai and its traditions, existing landmarks, and future projects during the tour. Hop off the Big Bus at Wafi Mall and enjoy the spectacular Egyptian-themed light and sound show in the Pyramids courtyard. You will see the impressive Deira City Centre, the Wafi and Raffles Hotel, and Sheikh Zayed Road, part of the longest highway in the United Arab Emirates. Then admire the Burj Khalifa, the tallest manmade structure in the world; at 2,723 feet (830 meters), it is truly an amazing sight. From there, explore many more of the city's famous attractions, including the Dubai Mall, Burj Khalifa, JLT, Dubai Harbour, Atlantis the Palm, and Souk Madinat Jumeirah

Dubai: Full-Day Tour with Optional Lunch

9. Dubai: Full-Day Tour with Optional Lunch

Discover the spectacular sights of Dubai, and learn how it developed from a small fishing village on Dubai Creek to the lively metropolis of today. Visit the old district of Bastakyia, and enter Dubai Museum in the ancient fortress of Al-Fahidi. Ride a water taxi across Dubai Creek and enjoy superb views of the city en route to Deira. Be enchanted by the exotic spices on sale in the famous Spice Souk. Then, ponder whether to buy any of the glittering souvenirs in the Gold Souk. Stop to take photos of the Jumeirah Grand Mosque, built in the medieval Fatimid tradition. Take a photo of the iconic Burj Al Arab, then, if the option is selected, you can go to the Burj Khalifa for an optional lunch around the musical fountains. Head to Dubai Mall, where more than 1,200 stores and a host of world-class designers can be found. Continue to Palm Islands to see the famous Atlantis Hotel, located at the crescent of Palm Jumeirah. Then take a stroll past the luxury yachts of Dubai Marina. Drive through the ultra-modern Jumeirah Lake Towers complex en route to the Barsha area with its famous Emirates Mall and permanent skiing facility.

Dubai: Modern City Tour and Burj Khalifa Entry Ticket

10. Dubai: Modern City Tour and Burj Khalifa Entry Ticket

Marvel at the marine life of the Ambassador Lagoon at the Lost Chambers Aquarium inside the Atlantis the Palm Hotel. Then, drive to Dubai Marina to see the luxury developments and take a 20-minute boat ride around the marina and new Dubai Water Canal. Stop at the Souk Madinat Jumeirah, before going to Jumeirah Mosque. Take souvenir photos of the Burj Al Arab, and drive along Sheikh Zayed Road for a panoramic tour of the ground-breaking architecture of downtown Dubai. Visit the Souk Al Bahar shopping mall before walking to Dubai Mall, where you will go to the top of the Burj Khalifa for panoramic views.

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What people are saying about Dubai Mall

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 17,160 reviews

Definitely need more signs to find the boarding place, the instructions on here say it is opposite the Wafi restaurant but it isnt. However, its easy to find if you just follow the boats and see where they stop! When you come outside, keep going to your right. We had tickets for 8:15, but got there around 7 and were allowed in with no issues. Whole experience was beautiful and its a must-do in Dubai. The boats were scary to get on/off as the boat isn’t entirely secured/still. The boats should have some kind of handle/railings for riders. Views were stunning and the ride lasts for a decent amount of time.

It was very satisifying. the driver came in time and we went bo the crusine and it started with same drinks and then they offered us the open buffya (table). and while eating the boat was oving along side dubai buildings in the river. exectional. and for those who are vegan , there was many alternatives to meats. just awesome. keep it up.

Definitely worth buying a 2 or 3 day ticket and doing the different routes on separate days, as this gives one enough time to hop off and on at leisure. Cold bottled water supplied for free, so no need to bring your own.

Very good value for money. You can see the fountains without the crowd. The boats are for maximum 6 people which give you the possibility to have a full view of the fountains. A must when going to Dubai

Loved the ABRA experience. Much better to see the fountain from the boat than standing beside the water.