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Dubai: The Lost Chambers Aquarium Ultimate Atlantis Snorkel

1. Dubai: The Lost Chambers Aquarium Ultimate Atlantis Snorkel

Experience the ultimate snorkeling activity at the Lost Chambers Aquarium in Dubai. Discover a fascinating underwater habitat and swim with the 65,000 marine animals that call it home. You don’t need any diving experience to participate in this great activity. After an introductory briefing, put on your snorkeling gear, float, and enter the stunning Ambassador Lagoon. Float over the surface as you observe a fantastic array of colorful aquatic life, see rays, reef sharks, and shimmering fish. Enjoy an ideal experience for the whole family.

Dubai: Desert Safari with Camel Ride

2. Dubai: Desert Safari with Camel Ride

Experience Dubai as it was a half century ago on a full-day safari of the desert dunes. Following a pick-up from your hotel, head out to the desert landscape and explore it from the back of a camel. Traveling like the ancient nomads, enjoy a stunning journey through the desert on a traditional camel convoy. This is the most authentic way to trace the footsteps of the Bedouin travellers. Upon arrival at a Bedouin camp, soak up the atmosphere of the gentle flames from traditional lamps nestled inside a private royal retreat. Demonstrations of traditional activities, such as henna painting, falconry displays, and authentic folk music and dance will keep you entertained (not available during the Holy month of Ramadan). Learn the traditional ways of making bread according to recipes handed down from generation to generation. End with a scrumptious dinner under the stars as history comes to life in an ageless landscape.

Dubai: Private Old Town, Heritage & Souks Walking Tour

3. Dubai: Private Old Town, Heritage & Souks Walking Tour

Your tour will begin from the old Al Fahidi Courtyard Houses in the Bastakiya District. From there, you will get to walk through the Coffee Museum, coin, and Dubai Museum. You will then be guided through the textile souk to arrive at the Dubai Creek and Dhow for breath-taking views. Next, you will enjoy an Abra Ride across the Creek, which will involve a traditional boat taking you across to the Deira side of Dubai. Once there, you can explore the various souks (markets), such as the Spice Souk, and Gold Souk in the city. Whether you are looking for an inexpensive knickknack or a diamond necklace, you’re guaranteed to find something to suit you here. Later on, you will encounter the Al Shindaga Watchtower, one of the three watchtowers used to guard Dubai. Your tour includes all entrances to museums as well as your abra ride, and will conclude in the Al Ras district.

Dubai: Cultural Lunch at The Sheikh Mohammed Center

4. Dubai: Cultural Lunch at The Sheikh Mohammed Center

Taste traditional Emirati food, and learn more about life in the United Arab Emirates at a 1.5-hour cultural lunch at the Sheikh Mohammed Center for Cultural Understanding (SMCCU) in Dubai. Located in a traditional wind tower house in the Al Bastakiya trading village of the Al Fahidi Historic District, the SMCCU was set up to raise awareness and demystify the local culture and customs of the United Arab Emirates. With an objective to improve cross-cultural understanding and communication between locals and guests, you will learn more about local life through award-winning cultural programs. Sample authentic Emirati dishes while chatting with your host about the culture and traditions of the UAE. Sit in the courtyard of the SMCCU on traditional floor cushions, and taste Arabic coffee and dates, along with a variety of local dishes, including dessert. Ask your host or hostess any questions you have, following the SMCCU motto of “Open Doors, Open Mind.” Each dinner is as unique as the questions you might want answers to. Learn about the local cultures and religion in an informal and relaxed atmosphere.

Doha: 5-Hour Guided Tour of North Qatar

5. Doha: 5-Hour Guided Tour of North Qatar

Your adventure begins when you’re picked up from your Doha hotel and begin heading north for around 40 kilometers. Your first stop will be the Umm Salal Fortress, a tower built for Sheikh Jasim Bin Mohammed Al-Thani’s residence in the late 19th century. This amazing building is closed to the public as it's still occupied, but you’ll have the chance to admire the unique structure from the outside. Next, you’ll visit Al Zubarah, an important archaeological site made famous by its old fort. A square-shaped site with circular towers in three of its corners and a rectangular tower in the fourth, this fascinating fort-cum-museum was built in 1938 during the rule of Sheikh Abdullah Bin Jassim Al-Thani and was erected upon the ruins of a neighboring fort. You’ll then move on to Al Ruwais to discover the Dhow Harbor. Here you’ll take a short break at Ruwais beach to relax and enjoy the fresh sea breeze. On your way back to Doha, you’ll pass by Al Khor, the second-biggest town in Qatar renowned for its gorgeous harbor and golden beaches.

Dubai: The Pearl Of The Gulf - Half Day Sharjah City Tour

6. Dubai: The Pearl Of The Gulf - Half Day Sharjah City Tour

This tour will take you to Sharjah, the neighbouring emirate of Dubai, also known as the ‘Pearl of the Gulf’. Start with a photo-stop at the magnificent Al Noor Mosque on Al Buhaira Corniche and proceed to the largest mosque in Sharjah, the King Faisal Mosque. Then visit the Islamic Civilization Museum. Several galleries display carefully-restored artifacts from around the Muslim world, celebrating Islamic contribution to the World Heritage. Next, drive to Sharjah’s ‘Old Town’. After a stroll through the restored traditional market Souk Al Arsa, visit the Heritage Museum, showcasing the history and traditions of the Emirates and the Emirates of Sharjah. Before returning, you have time to explore Souk Al Markazi, a treasure trove of carpets, jewelry, and handicrafts.

Dubai: Emirati Cultural Breakfast Experience

7. Dubai: Emirati Cultural Breakfast Experience

Taste traditional Emirati food, and learn more about life in the United Arab Emirates at a 1.5-hour cultural breakfast at the Sheikh Mohammed Center for Cultural Understanding (SMCCU) in Dubai. Located in a traditional wind tower house in the Al Bastakiya trading village of the Al Fahidi Historic District, the SMCCU was set up to raise awareness and demystify the local culture and customs of the United Arab Emirates. With an objective to improve cross-cultural understanding and communication between locals and guests, you will learn more about local life through award-winning cultural programs. Sample authentic Emirati dishes while chatting with your host about the traditions of the UAE. Sit in the courtyard of the SMCCU on traditional floor cushions. Taste Arabic coffee and dates, along with a variety of local dishes, including dessert. Ask your host or hostess any questions you have, following the SMCCU motto of “Open Doors, Open Mind.” Each experience is as unique as the questions you might want answers to. Learn about the local cultures and religion in an informal and relaxed atmosphere.

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4.0 / 5

based on 66 reviews

Great experience for anyone who enjoys marine life. At the beginning we walked through the aquarium and were there 45 minutes earlier. Been at the meeting point 5 minutes before the start and from there we went across Atlantis to the briefing. This was quite simple and well illustrated. As soon as we had pressed our astral bodies into the neoprene suits, we started (it's best to already have swimwear on, then you won't lose any time changing). Climb the stairs, put Mors in the water and glide on the water surface for 20 minutes, while Mr. Shark and Mrs. Ray glide comfortably under a long. As is so often the case with beautiful things, time flies by and the event has come to an end. Conclusion: Great experience for young and old. The price is okay and afterwards you can still stroll relaxed through the Atlantis :-)

Loved it! It was my 10 year old daughter who researched into activities in Dubai who made the request to visit this place. Personally, I had low expectations but having booked the tickets for my wife, daughter and I - we had a wonderful time! While it's not the largest place, it's just the right size and wasn't busy to spend an hour having some fun. The location is perfect for combining it with a trip to the old town and it just made for a really pleasant morning with the family.

This has been one of the most fun days we've had in Dubai. The museum is very fun and interesting and interactive. We purchased a few games to take back to our hotel and play during our down time. I highly recommend this museum - the staff is really good about showing you how to pose in some of the illusions and then taking pictures of you!

Lots of fun. I was on my own but the staff went out of their way to make exhibitions work for me that usually require more than one person (e.g. taking photos).

Guide very nice. Simply a great experience to see the sharks so close. Rays swam towards us.