Excursions and Experiences in Dubai
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Embark on an exciting 4x4 safari over the dunes, see sunset in the desert and savour an Arabian dinner with cultural entertainment. After a welcome drink and dates at the desert camp, try some sand surfing, ride a camel, sit around a shisha water pipe, get a traditional henna tattoo and don an Arabic outfit for an unforgettable picture. The dinner includes shawarma and falafel sandwiches as starters and a BBQ buffet with side dishes, plus soft drinks, mineral water, coffee and tea. The Tanoura dancing and belly dancing under the Arabian sky make for a magical experience.
Located at Atlantis The Palm, Aquaventure is an incredible water park where you can get close to sharks and rays, try thrilling slides, enjoy various river rides or relax on 700 metres of beach. Take the plunge on the Leap of Faith and get swept through mysterious tunnels towards the Shark Lagoon. Skip some breaths on the Zoomerang, feel the wrath of Poseidon’s Revenge and take on the Aquacondo – the world’s largest water slide. The children’s splash area has water cannons, slides and climbing frames.
Please note: If you are staying at Atlantis, The Palm, you do not need to purchase an Aquaventure ticket as this is included within as part of your hotel stay.
Few experiences provide the thrill and celebrity feel that a helicopter flight offers. Check in at our five-star helipad and heli-lounge at Atlantis The Palm and soar over Dubai’s fascinating attractions for an unforgettable bird’s eye view of the city. Fly to Burj Khalifa during our 15-minute flight, seeing Aquaventure Water Park, the striking Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Beach coastline and The World Islands on the way. Longer flights also take in Dubai Creek, Port Rashid, Emirates Hills and Dubai Marina among others. Private helicopter transfer details are available on request.
Marvel at unforgettable views from the 124th floor of Burj Khalifa, the tallest tower in the world. At The Top is the main observation deck of this iconic 828-metre building. The reception area leads to a 65-metre-long travellator that showcases Dubai’s history, which in turn guides you to the high-speed elevator that travels at 10 metres per second. Walk the perimeter at leisure and glance through the special telescopes (optional) that provide virtual time-travel visions of the impressive, 360-degree vistas that stretch over the city to the Arabian Gulf and desert.
Non-Prime Hours: 08:30 - 15:00 and 18:30 until closing
Prime Hours: 15:30 - 18:00 (sunset)
Please note: Prime Hours are subject to change.
This elegant and contemporary vessel, enclosed in anti-reflective glass for spectacular views, places a high emphasis on freshly prepared gourmet cuisine during its sightseeing cruise along Dubai Creek. Along with a four-course à la carte dinner prepared in the onboard kitchen, live piano music and an extensive licensed beverage list set the tone for a marvellous evening in air-conditioned comfort. Step onto the outdoor deck between courses for more stunning views in the breeze. Specifically designed for the waters of the creek, the boat’s flat bottom design and four independent engines allow the vessel to seamlessly glide through the water.
Dhow Dinner Cruise
Enjoy an unforgettable Arabian night as you cruise along Dubai Creek on board a traditional Arabic wooden dhow. Sit down for a tasty buffet dinner amidst a great ambience and ease into the evening as the city lights and landmarks pass you by. Dubai Creek is a saltwater inlet which divides Deira and Bur Dubai, where the Bani Yas tribe and ancestors of the Al Maktoum dynasty first settled in the 19th century. Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum House, built in 1896, can be seen on the banks. Dubai Creek is where most of the destination’s heyday pearling expeditions took place.
Dubai City Tour
Man-made wonders, impressive architecture and a glimpse of historic Dubai are the highlights of this half-day afternoon tour. Drive onto The Palm Jumeirah and enjoy a photographic stop outside Atlantis The Palm before continuing to Jumeirah Beach and the Burj Al Arab (photo stop outside). Then it’s on towards old Dubai and past Jumeirah Mosque for a visit to Dubai Museum in the 18th century Al Fahidi Fort. Wander along Dubai Creek and cross this historic waterway in a traditional abra boat to explore the Gold Souk and Spice Souk on the other side.
The Peak of fine dining in Dubai is not merely a figurative experience. Rising 442 metres from the ground, AT.Mosphere sits on level 122 of the world’s tallest building. AT.Mosphere culinary team boasts a critically acclaimed menu of exclusive creations, the result of sourcing unique, high quality produce from around the world. Window seats are available at a supplement.