5 Day Trip in Dubai
With five days in Dubai, you can take in a lot more. Here are some suggestions:
Spend your first day in Dubai by getting an overview of the city's main landmarks through a trip on the Big Bus tour.
The Big Bus is an open-top air-conditioned Double Decker bus which takes you on a sight-seeing tour of Dubai. An informative commentary is available in 8 languages and you can hop on and off the bus at anytime to visit the city's most famous landmarks like the Dubai Museum and Sheikh Saeed Al Makhoum's house whose entry fare are included in your ticket price. The bus also stops at Creek Walk from where you can board a dhow (traditional Arabian sailing vessel) for a one-hour cruise along the creek. The fare for the dhow is also complimentary in your ticket. Then you can visit the Gold Souk and the traditional Spice Souk found on the Deira side of the creek for great bargains on gold and typical Arabic and South Asian spices and herbs.
You can finish the day by engaging in some shopping at the Dubai Mall and enjoying dinner in one of the restaurants near the spectacular artificial waterfall inside the mall or along the Dubai Mall Waterfront promenade. From there you will also have a great view of the amazing synchronised water displays of the Dubai Fountain.
You can start the day by immersing yourself in Dubai's rich cultural heritage. Leave in the morning and enjoy a traditional home-made Emirati breakfast at the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding (SMCCU), a typical wind tower house found in the Bastakiya Quarter of Dubai.
After breakfast, join one of the tours of the Jumeirah Mosque, the only mosque in the UAE open to non-Muslims. No advance booking is required and the meeting point is infront of the Jumeirah mosque. But remember that you have to dress conservatively and women have to cover their heads in the mosque; it is possible to borrow headscarves there itself.