How to Spend 2 Days in Dubai

Burj Khalifa

Dubai is so big and extravagant that there is no way to cover all the tourist attractions in just 2 days. No matter how many times you’ve been to this city/state of the UAE, it will still pose a challenge on how to spend 2 days in Dubai. The only way to make the most of the time in hand is to visit the obvious attractions. Let’s help you out in planning 2 days Dubai itinerary.

Day 1 in Dubai

Morning Desert Safari

desert safari dubai

Several tour operators in Dubai offer desert safaris to tourists. The good thing about the morning desert safari is that you won’t have to expose yourself to the scorching heat. Your will leave your hotel in the morning when the sun is yet to rise. On the way to the desert, the enchanting views and the cool breeze on your face will brighten up your day. After reaching the spot, a 4×4 SUV will provide a thrilling experience of dune bashing. Riding the SUV on the unpredictable high and low of the desert is similar to a white-knuckle experience. You will be excited and frightened asthe driver push the accelerator and as the tyresrotate and make the sand rise to the SUV’sheight. Depending on the safari, you will be offered breakfast in a camp, a camel ride, sandboarding and quad biking.


The Mall of Emirates

Mall of the Emirates

A visit of the Mall of Emirates is necessary to include in 2 days Dubai itinerary. It’s world’s largest shopping malls featuring shops ranging from fashion to electronics and everything you want at your home. It’s a vibrant shopping destination with high-end restaurants and cafes. You can shop to your heart and enjoy authentic Arabian and continental meal of your choiceThe mall is also equipped with a 4D movie multiplex, but it’s better to visit it some other time due to lack of time.. Even if you don’t want to shop, just explore the Mall since it’s free.

Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Dubai tour

The hop-on and hop-off big bus offers the most economical and convenient way of exploring the city. The open-top of the bus provides a bird’s eye view of the city. It is the one of the best ways to know about the landmarks of Dubaiwithout spending much. A guide on the bus offers a running commentary about the city with entertaining anecdotes. What’s more, you can also explore the city at your own leisure by boarding or alighting it as you like. This interesting bus tour offers a chance to see not just one but 40 different points. Some must-visit tourist attractions the bus covers are BurjKhalifa, the Dubai Mall, The Palm, Dubai Marina, and Jumeirah Mosque.

Dubai Fountain

dubai fountain

Dubai Fountain is the world-famous dancing fountain and the largest choreographed fountain system located in front of the Dubai Mall. The fountain holds a 30-minute show daily in the evening that is one heck of a spectacle that you shouldn’t miss. The kind of music and light show you can see when the Fountains get active and lively are a treat for the eyes. And what’s more? Enjoy it all for free.

Day 2 in Dubai

Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa

Would you like to enjoy coffee and croissant in your breakfast at a chic restaurant watching the sunrise from the tallest building in the world? Who would not? So schedule your wake-up call and head to the BurjKhalifa. The sunrise ticket to this fabulous building will offer you many jaw-dropping moments. From entrance of the building to the fastest elevator to the observation deck and the unparalleled view of the city and the blue ocean will definitely make your day.

Dubai Malldubai mall

After enjoying BurjKhalifa, head to the Dubai Mall, which is close-by. This is a huge mall with over thousands of shops and several dining options. Besides high-end shopping experience, the Mall also offers lots of entertaining and adventurous activities where you can try ice-skating at the Olympic-sized ice rink VR Park for ultimate gaming experience and explore Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo. The aquarium is the world largest suspended tank that houses thousands of marine species. The kind of underwater species you can watch closely will spellbind you. So don’t miss the Dubai Mall when you’re for 2 Days in Dubai.

Aquaventure Waterpark

Aquaventure Water Park

Head to the Aquaventure Waterpark situated at the Atlantis Palm. This waterfall has everything to enjoy unlimited fun and adventure for all ages. Ride the speedy water slides. Test your daring at the Leap of Faith where you will slide speedily from a shark-filled lagoon and land on the water dropping from an amazing height. Let your kids enjoy at the Children’s play area where they are monitored continuously by the staff. The kids will love the giant tripping water bucket and water cannon. They can also relax in the lazy river floating slowing on a raft. Enjoy the vibrant atmosphere sitting cozily under an umbrella on the Aquaventure private beach.

Dhow Cruise Dinner

Dhow Cruise Marina

This one activity is must in your 2 days Dubai itinerary. You will be mesmerized with this experience dining in a floating restaurant. At first sight, you will feel that you’re boarding a traditional Arabian dhow. But as soon as you set inside, the whole atmosphere inside will catch your attention and you will feel like being in a five-star hotel. The dhow has two decks – lower and upper. The upper one is open where you can enjoy unparalleled views of the city bathed in lights. And the lower deck is where a buffet and other entertaining activities are served for the guests. You will also get to listen to a running commentary in English detailing about the history of Dubai and the surrounding areas. Overall, the setting, entertainment, gorgeous views, and sumptuous dinner will impress you to the core.


Hope, you will like this 2 day Dubai itinerary. This is the best way to spend 48 hours in this Pearl City of the UAE and make your short-vacation worth remembering for a long time. If you want things to go as planned, contact usfor booking airport pickup, drop off, city tour, and hotel accommodations.


Pranita Purohit
written by: Pranita Purohit
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