Dubai Short Break
Where to go and what to do during you shortbreak in Dubai

If you are visiting Dubai for a weekend or during a transit on a long trip, it is important to get the maximum of your Dubai short break. Luckily, Dubai has plenty of options to choose from. Also please visit Dubai Tours page for more details on exciting Dubai tours.

Dubai has sunshine throughout the year and it’s really lively during the night. Therefore you have more hours to spend in one day.

During our five year stay in Dubai, we visit many places in Dubai and other cities in the UAE. Anyone who is planning a Dubai short break would be able to use them. We highly recommend Lama Tours in Dubai for all your day trip requirements. We have personally used them many times. Therefore I managed to negotiate a 10% discount for visitors of this website.

For us, below were the best short break options out of many. You can pick what ever you want based on your preferences and available time.

30 minutes Helicopter ride

This may be the best option to see the entire Dubai in a shortest possible time. Watch the entire Dubai from bird’s eye view. Here is a chance to view all the land marks of Dubai which looks absolutely magnificent.

Lama tours in Dubai can arrange this trip for you. However minimum of 4 pax required arranging this trip. They will give you a 10% discount because you are a visitor of Fill the form at the bottom to get a quote and get the 10% discount.

Go and see the amazing Dubai city

Dubai is one of the best cities in the world. Go for a short-trip to the city is an ideal option during your Dubai short break. Within about 4 hours you should be able to see the beautiful Jumeirah beach and Burj Al Arab 7 star hotel, the Camel Race Track, Dubai Race & Golf Club, Sheikh's Palace.

Not only that you can visit the Creek to view the amazing architecture of Deira Towers, underground Dubai Museum, colourful textile market and the glittering gold souk (gold market).

Do you want Lama tours to arrange this trip and get a 10% discount? Then fill the form at the bottom.

Jumeirah beach and Wild Wadi theme park day trip

Wild Wadi Dubai water park. is a must visit day trip 					in Dubai. Ideal for your Dubai short break.

Jumeirah is about 40 minutes drive from the city centre. There are few things you should be able to cover in this trip.

Visit the world famous 7 star hotel (Burj Al Arab). Remember they will charge you a small fee to enter the hotel

Have a sea bath and relax in the beautiful Jumeirah beach.

Visit Wild Wadi Water Park. This is one of the best water parks in the world. There is a variety of water rides, both adventurous and relaxed type. You can purchase two types of tickets. One for the whole day and the other one is for a few hours. I recommend getting a ticket for the whole day. Because you will never feel enough. It is so much fun. This place is absolutely a “must visit” in Dubai.

Lama tours can arrange everything for you to visit Jumeirah and Wild Wadi theme park. They have agreed to provide a 10% discount for visitors of this website. Fill the form at the bottom to contact them directly.

Dubai Desert safari

This is a must do activity in Dubai. This will take half a day, but worth spending that time even during a short break in Dubai. There is a lot to talk about Dubai desert safaris. Therefore I have built a speacial page. Visit the Dubai desert safari page for more details.

Hatta Trek for Adventure lovers

This tour will take about 7 hours. If you have a little bit of time during your Dubai short break consider this day trip. This is a full day tour to rough roads through the white sands and green fields in 4x4 vehicles to give you authentic adventure and excitement. The tour will take you to wadis in Hatta, open waters and deep trenches. A wadi is a dry and rocky riverbed, which follows the course of seasonal streams and rivers through rocky valleys naturally carved out by floodwaters.

There is always an opportunity to swim so don't forget your swimming suits and towels. You can also visit the 16th century Fort and agricultural farms.

Go for a short shopping tour (4 hours)

Dubai is a paradise for shopping lovers. Most of the hotels in Dubai arrange shopping tours for their gusts. You can visit shopping malls like City Centre, Burjuman and Lamcy Plaza, where most items are branded names and are accessible under one roof.

Also you can visit Bur Dubai the street of Electronics and textile where you can bargain. Karama a place for bargaining mainly garments, souvenirs etc. Don’t forget to visit the Gold Market in Deira.

If your hotel cannot arrange a shopping tour then contact Lama Tours by using the form at the bottom of this page.

Have dinner at Dubai floating restaurant

This is a wonderful place to have a buffet dinner while crusing alone the Dubai creek. For more information visit Dubai Cruise page.

Dubai Creek Park tour

This is a fantastic place for both kids and adults. Evening is the best time to visit. There are games for kids. You can go for a Cable Car ride across the park and get a good view of Dubai from the air.

Abra passenger boat.

Enjoy an “Abra” ride

Abras are small passenger boats used to transport passengers from one side to the other of Dubai creek. Thousands of people are using these boats everyday. You can use an Abra to create a fantastic Dubai short break.

Abras are very cheap. You can hire one of them and ask the boatman to cruise along the creek. You should be able to get a 30-45 minute ride for $15. This ride is amazing.

The scenery and large buildings in the riverbanks are just fantastic. You have to go to “Abra Jetty” to get Abras.

Visit the Gold Market

Gold market is the place where you can see millions of dollars worth of gold in one small shopping area. You MUST visit this place. Go there and see why…

There are a lot more Dubai short breaks to add. Watch this space for more day trips, as I will add more when I get time. Visit Dubai holidays photos page to see a collection of Dubai holiday pictures

Contact the best tour operator in Dubai. Here are your special rates

Tour Type Standard Rate (US $)
Your Special Rate (US $)
Desert Safari with BBQ
Adult - 75
Child - 51
Adult - 55
Child - 40
Overnight Safari w/BBQ
(min of 4 pax)
Adult - 108
Child - 60
Adult - 85
Child - 55
Dubai City Tour
(min of 2 pax)
Adult - 33
Child - 19
Adult - 30
Child - 17
30 Mins Helicopter Ride
(min of 4 pax)
Adult - 1096
Child - 1096
Wild Wadi Water Park
Full day with transfers
(min of 2 pax)

Adult - 54
Child - 46
* Please note that Wild Wadi update their prices often without notice
Hatta 4x4 Adventure Tour
(min of 4 pax)
Adult - 77
Child - 60
Adult - 65
Child - 55
Dubai Shopping Tour
(min of 2 pax)
Adult - 33
Child - 19
Adult - 25
Child - 15
Hot Air Baloon Tour
(min of 3 pax)
5 hours with transfers

Adult - 241
Child - 241
Buffet Dinner at the floating restaurant
2 hours with return transfers
Adult - 68
Child - 41
Adult - 50
Child - 35

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