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Port Rashid: Our most recommended tours and activities

Dubai: Sightseeing Helicopter Ride from The Palm

1. Dubai: Sightseeing Helicopter Ride from The Palm

Enjoy bird’s-eye views of the exciting city of Dubai on board a luxury helicopter. Departing from a helipad at Atlantis the Palm, you will fly like a rock star for 17- or 25-minutes, admiring Dubai from high up in the sky. Fly for 12 minutes from Atlantis The Palm heading to Burj Khalifa, flying over Burj Al Arab and the Dubai Coastline. Alternatively, choose the 15-minute flight via Burj Al Arab, the World Islands viewed from the South Pole, Port Rashid, and Palm Jumeirah. See it all with the 25-minute flight option from Atlantis The Palm to the old Dubai Creek. In addition to the above, you'll see Ski Dubai, the Jebel Ali horse track, Media and Internet City, Dubai Marina, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Emirates Livings, and more. Admire Dubai’s iconic buildings and magnificent skyline from a unique perspective. Each helicopter has 6 seats, including 3 window seats for maximum views. 

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

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

Explore the Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall, Bastakiya Historical Village, Al Fahidi Fort, the Old Souk Of Arabia, the Old Watchtower and Heritage Village, the gold and spice Souks, Dubai Creek, Atlantis The Palm, Souk Madinat, and 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 for 24-Hours plus access to the traditional Dhow cruise or make it an adventure with the Premium 48-Hour Ticket. The Premium ticket includes the Dhow cruise and The Lost Chambers Aquarium. You'll encounter exciting marine creatures like sharks, crayfish, albino alligators, stingrays, seahorses, and many more. Staying longer? Then try the Deluxe with an outstanding 5-day pass as you visit the Lost Chambers Aquarium, Desert Sunset Tour, 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 34 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.

Dubai: 5-Day Hop-on Hop-off Bus, Dhow Cruise, & Desert Tour

3. Dubai: 5-Day Hop-on Hop-off Bus, Dhow Cruise, & Desert Tour

Discover the best of Dubai with this 5 Day Hop-on Hop-off flexible ticket, where you can experience the inner city at your leisure. Travel in air-conditioned comfort and explore stops on two different routes and audio commentary in 12 languages. Ride along the old city on the historical Red Route including a stop at the Museum of The Future and discover the beachfront and Burj Khalifa, the sights of the marina, and Atlantis the Palm on the Blue Route. Experience the desert at sunset and get a traditional welcome at a desert fort. Interact with camels, falcons and horses, and get a temporary henna tattoo. The fun does not stop there! Included in this ticket is an exclusive 1-hour access to the famous Dhow Cruise. Board a traditional wooden dhow boat as it glides along historical Dubai Creek, displaying landmarks like Al Fahidi Fort. Explore the mysterious underwater mazes and hidden chambers of the lost civilization, the Lost Chambers at Atlantis. Then travel across to the Ambassador Lagoon, which has an impressive viewing panel with awe-inspiring views into the ruins of an Atlantis-themed aquarium, home to a variety of marine animals from around the world such as encounter sharks, crayfish, albino alligators, stingrays and seahorses.

Dubai: Scenic Helicopter Tour

4. Dubai: Scenic Helicopter Tour

Take off from the Dubai Police Academy helipad and then ascend towards the Emirates Mall, the Jumeirah Lakes, and Emirates Hills. Turn towards the Marina and see the Ain Dubai, the largest Ferris wheel in the world. Head inland to the famous 7-star Burj Al Arab Hotel. Fly over the Palm Jumeirah, Atlantis Hotel, and The World Islands Arhipelagago. As you reach the Jumeirah shoreline, admire the stunning Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world. Fly onwards to Port Rashid and finally Dubai Creek, where you will see the most historic buildings of the city situated next to modern developments.

Big Bus Classic Abu Dhabi and Dubai Hop-on Hop-off Ticket

5. Big Bus Classic Abu Dhabi and Dubai Hop-on Hop-off Ticket

This Abu Dhabi and Dubai twin city ticket provides you with access to classic hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus with a 1-day ticket in both of these iconic cities. Explore Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE, and see Dubai's most famous sights, from the Burj Al Arab hotel and the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, to the traditional souks along the Dubai Creekside. Buses depart regularly between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM and you can hop-on and off as many times as you like during the validity of your ticket. Digitally recorded commentary in 12 languages is available on the buses, and the Dubai tour also includes a Dhow river cruise and free entry to both the Dubai Museum and Sheikh Saeed al Maktoum’s House. Dubai City Tour stops include: City Tour Red Route Wafi, The Pyramids Entrance Dubai Mall Dubai Fountain Burjuman Dubai Museum Old Souk Heritage Village Gold Souq Spice Souk Riviera Baniyas Road  Dhow Wharfage Deira City Center Beach Tours Green Route Dubai Mall City Walk Union House Jumeirah Mosque Mercato Jumeirah Kite Beach Jumeirah Public Beach Burj Al Arab Souk Madinat Atlantis the Palm Al Ittihad Park Mall of the Emirates Marina Tours Blue Route Mall of the Emirates Dubai Marina Marina Mall Pier 7 The Beach Marina Promenade  Marina Quays Boulevard Bayside Tallest Block Media City Souk Madinat Museums Dubai Museum Coin Museum Shindagha Museum Horse Museum Spice & Gold Souk District Museum of Poet Al-Oqaili and more Dhow Cruises Creek Dhow Cruise  Marina Dhow Cruise Water Bus Marina Water Bus Abu Dhabi: 2 Routes in 1 Ticket Explore Abu Dhabi at your own pace and according to your preferred schedule with a 1-day pass to the city’s open-top, climate-controlled sightseeing bus. On board, you will learn about the United Arab Emirate’s rapid development and cultural history via the prepared commentary in 8 languages. The Big Bus ticket combines the choice of 2 routes: the Red Route (City Tour), which lasts 2 hours without hopping off, and the Island Shuttle (Yas Island) which is 2 hours. Tickets are valid for 1 day or 2 days, depending on the ticket purchased. There are 22 stops on the Big Bus Abu Dhabi itinerary. Red Route stops includes: Marina Mall Etihad Tower Etihad Gallery The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Eastern Mangroves Abu Dhabi Mall Saadiyat Island Exhibition Centre Abu Dhabi Corniche Souk WTC Al Hosn Fort Markaziyah Park Public Beach Heritage Centre Dhow Corniche Cruise Island Shuttle stops includes: Manarat Al Saadiyat Ferrari World Theme Park & Yas Mall Yas Plaza Masdar City Yas Viceroy Yas Marina Yas Marina Circuit Yas Waterworld park Free shuttles depart from WAFI Mall in Dubai and return from Marina Mall Abu Dhabi back to Dubai 6 days a week, except Friday. Arabian charm blends into futuristic fantasy on our Abu Dhabi sightseeing tour. Hop on board and discover both the rich historic and modern scenic views including the Presidential Palace, Emirates Palace, Heritage Village, and the famous Louvre museum to name a few.There are 14 stops with a one-hour frequency for the Abu Dhabi itinerary.

Dubai Desert Wonder - Half-Day 4WD Desert Safari with BBQ

6. Dubai Desert Wonder - Half-Day 4WD Desert Safari with BBQ

Enjoy a 4WD safari as your guide shows you all that the incredible desert has to offer. Drive through the dunes, visit a camel farm, watch the spectacular desert sunset, and enjoy a tasty barbecue accompanied by an entertaining belly dancing show. This tour departs in the afternoon for plenty of opportunities for photos at stops across the desert. After visiting the camel farm, the drive continues to the campsite to marvel at the spectacular sunset. At the campsite, have the option to try camel riding or sandboarding, and have your hands and feet decorated with henna designs. Around the campfire, witness the traditional folk Tanoura dance that is sure to mesmerize you. Enjoy a barbecue dinner and have the option of trying shisha – the famous Arabic water pipe. Before heading back, be entertained by a belly dancer performing a traditional show by the light of the stars.

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What people are saying about Port Rashid

Overall rating

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based on 4,282 reviews

Be sure to book the premium version (5 days)!!! Lots of extras included!! There's (almost) everything to see in Dubai with the BigBus! If you then have a guide like Mrs. SHERLI, you get a lot of valuable information in German. She is so warm and caring, a real gem for BigBus and GetYourGuide. If she's not at the Dubai Mall BusStop, ask for Glenda! Equally friendly and helpful. Despite the high temperatures, you should definitely take a seat outside. The view is unrestricted and priceless. And the fabric roof and (your own!) sun hat/cap protect you from the sun. You can't enjoy everything in a single tour. So definitely book the 5-day premium tour. Also included is a dhow tour and a visit to a fantastic giant aquarium in the Atlantis Palm Resort.

Great way to see all the sights. We did the 5 day option but probably only needed 2 and ran out of time to do the desert sunset tour. Dhow cruise is good.

Top ! Allows you to discover the city well and with the deluxe pack to enjoy very nice attractions

Best way to see Dubai…we had an 5 day pass & still didn’t see everything…so much to do !

It was what I dreamed of and more id fully recommend it