Day Trips from Dubai
Cruise down Dubai Creek
Hop aboard a glass-enclosed boat with Bateaux Dubai cruises for a 3-hour tour of the city via Dubai Creek. For those seeking a more romantic option, book a dinner cruise.
Spend a day in a four-wheel-drive vehicle motoring across Dubai’s never-ending desert dunes. Plan on eating with the tour group, as most arrange a traditional Bedouin meal once the adventure has finished.
Exploring Umm Al Quwain's Islands
About 25 miles southeast of Dubai is the untouched Umm Quwain Emirate. Just off its coast is Siniyyah Island, an unofficial nature reserve. Spend the day here exploring the marshlands before jetting over to Al Dur Island to see the famous archaeological site with remains of a town dating back 2,000 years.
Experience the natural treasures of the most mountainous and lush Emirate. Make sure to include a visit to the Wadi Al Wurayah waterfalls, located in northern tip of Fujairah.
A popular weekend getaway for expats, Hatta sprawls across several hills with the purple-hued Hajar Mountains providing a dramatic backdrop. Explore the charming Heritage Village with its historic, mountaintop watchtowers and the nearby rock pools.
Sharjah Art Museum
With 24 museums in Sharjah, you can understand why it was named an Arab Cultural Capital by the United Nations in 1998. Don’t miss the Sharjah Art Museum, which has a wonderful regional collection.
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