Burj Al Arab

The stunning sight of a hotel "adrift" on the Persian Gulf is not to be missed.

Burj Al Arab: Our most recommended tours and activities

Dubai: Luxury Yacht Tour with Food and Drinks

1. Dubai: Luxury Yacht Tour with Food and Drinks

Experience the opulence of Dubai as you tour its coastline aboard a luxury yacht. Explore the city's marina, islands, and palm-shaped Jumeira archipelago. Travel in complete comfort and style, with freshly-prepared food and drink service, and a state-of-the-art virtual tour guide. Departing from the marina, the tour will take you up close to some of Dubai's iconic landmarks. Motor past Bluewaters Island, home to the world’s tallest observation wheel, and the intricately designed Palm Jumeirah. Admire the striking Burj Al Arab and Royal Palaces standing out against the skyline. Depending on the time of day, enjoy a buffet breakfast, lunch, or barbecue with free-flowing soft drinks served to you as you sail. Treat yourself to a drink from the fully-stocked bar as you experience the magnificence of Dubai in all its luxury. If you choose the BBQ option, tuck into mouthwatering chicken and beef cheeseburgers, hot dogs and cheese dogs, chicken kebabs, halloumi, veg skewers, fruit platters, and assorted Muffins. For the breakfast option, savor cheese and turkey croissants, chocolate pastries, assorted fresh muffins, a mixed fruit platter, and fine tea and coffee. For the sunset picnic, enjoy assorted fresh wraps such as chicken tikka, halloumi and pesto, cheese and turkey, and tuna and apple.

Dubai: Marina Yacht Cruise with Breakfast or Dinner

2. Dubai: Marina Yacht Cruise with Breakfast or Dinner

See Dubai city highlights while enjoying a relaxing marine setting on a luxurious cruise that doesn't skimp on amenities. Enjoy a delicious meal as you lounge in style and pass by famous buildings like the Burj Al Arab Hotel. Board your yacht and enjoy a warm greeting with fresh juice. Drinking water also will be available throughout the journey, and the crew will be ready to serve you with anything you may need. While cruising, observe the city's highlights and sail through the Dubai Marina and JBR Towers to Blue Water Island. Cruise over to the Dubai Eye and pass by the Dubai Harbor and Big Cruises. See the famous Jumeirah Beach and the Palm, and pass the renowned Burj Al Arab hotel. Choose between breakfast, lunch, or a BBQ dinner, depending on the time of your cruise, and enjoy your delicious meal on board among the 5-star comforts and amenities, including a dinette area and lovely cabins with natural light. Unwind in the lounge area, which offers plenty of sun and shade, and relax to your heart's content.

Dubai: Creek, Souks, Blue Mosque & Inside Burj Al Arab Tour

3. Dubai: Creek, Souks, Blue Mosque & Inside Burj Al Arab Tour

Start the tour with hassle-free pickup from your hotel or selected location to the first stop, Palm Jumeirah, the largest man-made island in the world. Experience luxury by visiting the most iconic 7-star luxury hotel in Dubai, Burj Al Arab. Enjoy the warm Arab hospitality with a refreshing drink at the luxurious hotel lounge. Listen to the stories about the history and the foundation of Burj Al Arab. Get escorted to the 180-meter-tall hotel atrium, which is considered the world’s tallest atrium, surrounded by magnificent golden columns. Be guided to the hotel’s most expensive Royal Suite. While you explore the hotel, stop by to capture photographs of the marvelous architectural backgrounds. While at the hotel, visit the experience suite, a specially curated space with digital interactives that lets you relive historical moments. As you move towards the end of the Burj Al Arab visit, savor the taste of dates and coffee, and head to the next destination. Next, relax in the serene atmosphere of the Blue Mosque. Marvel at the architectural beauty, which was inspired by the Blue Mosque of Istanbul. As you calmly wander amid the magnificent domes, learn more about Islamic customs, culture, and architectural significance from our knowledgeable travel guides. Your next stop, the Al Fahidi Historical District, enchants you with a whole different traditional side of the currently alluring Dubai lifestyle. Continue your journey to Al Khayma heritage house, where you can treat your taste buds to authentic ethnic Emirati cuisine, and hear more about their lifestyle. As the tour draws to a close, take a classic Abra taxi across Dubai Creek to the bustling Gold and Spice Souks, where you'll have plenty of opportunities to shop and eat. With some beautiful memories to cherish for a lifetime, return to your hotel in Dubai.

Dubai Speedboat Tour: Marina, Atlantis, Palm & Burj Al Arab

4. Dubai Speedboat Tour: Marina, Atlantis, Palm & Burj Al Arab

See Dubai from the water on a adrenaline-filled speedboat tour. See Dubai's key landmarks in a unique and fun way as you cut through the waters from the marina to the beach. This thrilling round-trip journey departs from the famous Dubai Marina. The host has an office on the Marina where a red carpet awaits to greet you. Once you have checked in, your guide will run through a safety briefing, so please arrive 15 minutes early. Choose from a 90 minute full tour of the sights which will cruise through the marina up to Jumeirah Beach. From here, this unforgettable tour is full of great views and fun facts of all the coastline hotels, beaches, and of course Dubai's top landmarks, including:  • Dubai Marina • The Dubai Eye Wheel • Jumeriah Beach • The Harbour Project • The Huge Palm and its hotels • The Atlantis • Dubai Rulers Private Island • The Burj Al Arab

Dubai: Frame Tickets, Creek, Souks & Blue Mosque Guided Tour

5. Dubai: Frame Tickets, Creek, Souks & Blue Mosque Guided Tour

Embark on an adventure of Dubai in the comfort of an air-conditioned minivan, discovering many of the city's highlights with a licensed guide. See the Palm Jumeirah, the Blue Mosque, Dubai Creek, and more up close. Visit the iconic Dubai Frame at your own pace, marveling at its grandeur. Begin your tour with pickup from your hotel. Start by stopping by The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah, our first attraction, and witness the magnificent view of Atlantis, The Palm Hotel before enjoying a Burj Al Arab photo stop from the beachside. Then, be driven to Al Farooq Omar Bin Al Khattab Mosque, popularly known as the Blue Mosque. The mosque’s design, inspired by the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, combines Andalusian and Ottoman architecture and can accommodate about 2000 worshippers at the same time. Visit the Dubai Creek and enjoy an Abra Ride (ancient water transport system) to cross the Creek. Stroll through the Gold and Spice Souks, lined with shops and stalls selling exquisite gold and spice items. Next, head to Al Khayma Heritage House at Al Fahidi Historical District. Enjoy Emirati hospitality with a welcome tea/coffee. Explore the old Emirati lifestyle as you tour the traditional house, learning more of UAE’s journey, starting with the desert from the tents to reaching Mars. Before concluding the house visit, explore the traditional Emirati bedroom with its antiques, observing the architectural expansion of the authentic house from the tent replica at the restaurant to Arish palm front houses finally to the megastructures. Then move to the last stop of the tour—the Dubai Frame. Witness the 150-meter building that replicates the shape of a photo frame. With 2 lofty towers connected by a glass bridge, you can see Old Dubai on one side and modern Dubai on the other. After the tour concludes, be dropped back to your selected location.

Dubai: City Highlights from Above Helicopter Tour

6. Dubai: City Highlights from Above Helicopter Tour

Explore the sights of Dubai on a thrilling helicopter tour. Enjoy refreshments before feeling the thrill of taking off from the Dubai Police Academy Helipad. View city highlights like the Burj Khalifa tower and the Dubai Canal before landing. Take off in your 12-minute helicopter tour from the Dubai Police Academy - Helidubai Helipad. Enjoy a panoramic view of Palm Jumeirah and Atlantis as you cross the trunk of The Palm. Fly above sparkling Dubai beaches and get a closer look at the 7-star Burj Al Arab Hotel. Marvel at architectural masterpieces found only in Dubai, such as the Burj Khalifa, which is the tallest building in the world. See the JW Marquis Marriot, the tallest hotel in the world. Make the most of unobstructed views of the Dubai Canal and the structures at Business Bay. Let the logistics be taken care of and relax with an air-conditioned return transfer from your hotel in Dubai by selecting the "with transfer" option.

Dubai: Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

7. Dubai: Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

Explore the Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall, Bastakiya Historical Village, Al Fahidi Fort, the Old Souk Of Arabia, the Old Watchtower and Heritage Village, the gold and spice Souks, Dubai Creek, Atlantis The Palm, Souk Madinat, and Burj Al Arab. Board an open-top double-decker bus to admire fantastic views and soak up the charm of old and new Dubai. From the towering Burj Khalifa, the 7-star Burj Al Arab, and Atlantis the Palm to the exotic spice souk, you'll see a lot of Dubai's top landmarks. Pass by the Museum of the Future and admire its Arabian calligraphy-inspired architecture. With a variety of tickets to choose from you can relax and enjoy the ride with the Classic ticket for 24-Hours plus access to the traditional Dhow cruise or make it an adventure with the Premium 48-Hour Ticket. The Premium ticket includes the Dhow cruise and The Lost Chambers Aquarium. You'll encounter exciting marine creatures like sharks, crayfish, albino alligators, stingrays, seahorses, and many more. Staying longer? Then try the Deluxe with an outstanding 5-day pass as you visit the Lost Chambers Aquarium, Desert Sunset Tour, and even the Ambassador Lagoon with an impressive viewing panel of awe-inspiring views into the ruins of an Atlantis-themed aquarium, home to 65,000 marine animals from around the world. This fully narrated audio tour will allow you to discover over 34 locations throughout the city, with daily departures from the starting point at the Dubai Mall. You may also join the tour from any of the stops on the route. Air conditioning is available on the lower deck and recorded commentary is available in 12 languages.

Dubai: Superyacht Harbour Cruise with Buffet Meal

8. Dubai: Superyacht Harbour Cruise with Buffet Meal

Board a 144-foot luxury superyacht and see another side of Dubai. Relax on board with family or friends and make the most of the facilities as you sail past key attractions like Jumeirah Beach, the Palm, and the Burj Al Arab. Enjoy the views as well as breakfast, lunch, or dinner from the buffet. Begin this VIP experience with a red-carpet welcome before boarding the yacht. Enjoy a drink on board and allow the crew to help you with any of your other requirements. Settle in and relax on the well-equipped boat that includes and dining area and 6 beautiful cabins. Set sail and see some of the highlights of Dubai from the water. Make your way through the Dubai Harbour to Blue Water Island. Cruise over to the Dubai Eye and admire Jumeirah Beach, the Palm, and the Burj Al Arab. Enjoy a buffet breakfast, lunch, or dinner on board depending on the option selected.

Dubai: 30-Minute Jet Ski Adventure

9. Dubai: 30-Minute Jet Ski Adventure

Soak up the views of Dubai from the water on a 30-minute jet ski ride along the marina. Glide across the sea and admire city highlights from the Burj Al Arab to the Burj Khalifa. Upon arrival at the marina, close to the Burj Al Arab, a guide will explain how your jet ski works and provide you with all the necessary safety instructions for a comfortable trip before you set off. Take a leisurely ride through the marina to the iconic 7-star Burj Al Arab Hotel. Pick up speed as you pass Sheik Island, and marvel at the millionaires’ yachts. There will be opportunities to stop and take photos of some of Dubai’s landmarks. Suitable for beginners and the experienced alike, you can ride at your own pace and with an instructor to ensure you have a safe trip.

Dubai: 22-Minute Helicopter Flight

10. Dubai: 22-Minute Helicopter Flight

Climb aboard for an exciting helicopter flight from the Dubai Police Academy, and then fly over the breathtaking wonders of Dubai, including Palm Jumeirah and the Atlantis the Palm Hotel. Look down on the unique World Islands archipelago. Cruise above the beaches of Dubai and see the Burj al Arab from a different perspective. Admire the world's tallest building from up high as you get closer to the Burj Khalifa. Fly over the heritage area of Al Fahidi to see the historical wind towers. Pass over the spice bazaar of the Old Souk and the monuments of Dubai Creek. Listen to a commentary from your live guide and ask any questions you may have.

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What people are saying about Burj Al Arab

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 25,846 reviews

everyhing was perfect - meeting point was good and our guide Ibrahim was on time and we enjoy the tour with him

Amazing trip! Tnx capt Mussa and especially Sammy for taking care my glass was never empty.

Great experience and wonderful crew!! Sammy and Moussa were so nice!! Highly recommended!!

adnan was great. attentive informative and flexible with trip. liked the frame.

Staffs are very helpful and very friendly. Foods are good