Dubai Itinerary 5 Days – Best Things To Do

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What to see in Dubai? – This article read Dubai itinerary 5 days – with best places to visit in Dubai with the family according to different tastes and ages with many stays, partying, and where-to options in this Interesting Dubai Travel Guide – Dubai Bucket list.

Why Dubai – Dubai is a luxury and very popular emirate in the United Arab Emirates(UAE). This city is full of Superlatives, as you will find the world’s tallest building, the most glittering gold souk(market), the most luxurious hotel in the world, the largest man-made island, The Palm, world’s most extensive natural flower garden.

This all makes Dubai the fastest-growing city in the world. Explore Dubai in 5 days with some fantastic things to do in Dubai.  

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Reasons for choosing Dubai – This glittering city is perfect for Adventurers, Luxury Travelers, Family traveling, Kids & Youngsters, Honeymooners, Solo Travelers, Event Hosting, Business & Corporate Meetings, Culture Lovers, Food Lovers, Shopper’s Delight, Theme Park Lovers.

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Skyline of Dubai City

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I will be presenting various types of Dubai itinerary 5 days, stay options, nightlife and restaurant option classified into many categories. Choose your suitable style by reading this interesting Dubai Travel Guide. You can also purchase Dubai Unlimited Pass, which allows entry to 33 attractions. Click here to book Dubai Pass.

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DAY 1 – After Lunch, Dubai City Tour (Half Day) goes for Burj Khalifa, the Musical Fountain show at Dubai Mall, and Aquarium at Dubai Mall.  Book your tickets to Burj Khalifa Observation Deck in advance as evenings on the top of this world’s tallest building is always booked. 

If the show is whole, then reverse the plan like go for Burj Khalifa and Dubai Mall in mornings till Lunch and do Dubai City Tour in the evening.

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Dubai Sightseeing Bus Tours

DAY 2 – Go for Dubai Beaches in Morning. JBR beach is the most popular tourist attraction of Dubai with many activities and eating options on the beach. You can also go to other stunning beaches of Dubai. 

Lunch and Shopping at the Mall of Emirates OR Visit the Old Historic Al Fahidi area with some ethnic shopping at Al Fahidi Souk. Late Afternoon to Late night proceeds to Desert Safari.

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or Evening Sunset Desert Safari at Red Dunes, Al Khayma Camp.

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Enjoy Desert Safari

DAY 3 – Visit any theme park as this beautiful city has many theme parks – Legoland, Bollywood Park, Motiongate, IMG World of Adventures, Ski Dubai, Wild Wadi Adventures, and many more. 

If you finish theme parks around 5:00 P.M., go for Dubai Marina Cruise with Dinner and Live Arabic Music/Dance on a cruise.  BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai Ticket89071

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Dubai Deira Creek 2-Hour Dhow Dinner Cruise with 5 star buffet. Or click here to book Marina 2 hours Dhow cruise passing through modern architecture of Dubai. 

DAY 4 – Visit Abu Dhabi. Read about things to do in Abu Dhabi. Book your Abudhabi sightseeing tour by clicking here. 

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DAY 5 – If you visit Dubai in the winter, check these seasonal activities. Mornings at Miracle Garden and then after Lunch goes for Global Village till late at night. Miracle Garden is one of the best places to visit in Dubai with family.

A day in Atlantis or book a show for Dolphin Aquarium.  Click here to book Miracle Garden tickets – Miracle Garden Ticket in Dubai89062 

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DAY 1 –  Dubai City Tour and after Lunch goes for Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall Aquarium & Underwater Zoo and have Dinner with Live Musical Fountain shows.

DAY 2 – Mornings at JBR Beach, Book a show for Dolphin Aquarium and after Lunch go for Desert Safari.

DAY 3 – Children themed Activity Parks like Legoland / Hub Zero / Kid Zania / Ski Dubai. In the evening go for Dubai Marina cruise with dinner, Live Music/Dance or go for Dubai Glow Garden & Dinosaur Park.  Click here to purchase tickets for Legoland in advance. 

DAY 4 – Visit Abu Dhabi.

DAY 5 – Early morning Dubai Frame visit and then go to Miracle Garden and late evenings at Global Village. 

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DAY 1 – Dubai City Tour by Private Limousine Luxury vehicle (Half Day), Go for Burj Khalifa Tour with Dinner /Lunch at the world’s Tallest Hotel. In between, you can take a Dubai Helicopter ride from the Palm to the Burj Khalifa. 

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DAY 2 – Choose any adventure sports like Bungee Jumping, Sky Diving, Micro Lighting, FlyBoarding, Zip Lining, and Shark Diving in the first half of the day and book your Lunch at Burj Al Arab. 

After lunch, you can go for Atlantis Lost Chambers or has an encounter with dolphins at Dolphin Bay. Have Dinner at Atlantis.   

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Burj Al Arab
Burj Al Arab

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Go for 1.5 hour self-drive boat trip in Dubai near the landmarks of Burj Al Arab.

Atlantis Dolphin Adventure

Click here to book your French Lunch at the 27th floor of Burj Al Arab

Book your tickets for La Perle by Dragone – Live Show

DAY 3 – Morning start with Miracle Garden Tour and come back to Souk Madinat Jumeirah for Lunch. Have lunch with beautiful views of canals and Burj Al Arab. In evening book a Bollywood Park show or some live show at Dubai Opera.

DAY 4 – Abu Dhabi City Tour and there go for world’s Best High Tea at Emirates Palace.

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& Ferrari world tickets 

DAY 5Book your stay at Luxury Desert Resort Or you can book your 1 hour at Dubai ChillOut Lounge. 


DAY 1 – Zip Line at Dubai Marina and then water sports at JBR Beach nearby. After Lunch, plan for Burj Khalifa Tour with Musical Fountain show and Observation Deck visit.

DAY 2 – Motion Gate / IMG World of Adventures full day and check Vibrant Night Life of JBR The Walk.  Or Take a 1.5 hours speed boat experience around Burj Al Arab, Marina, and Atlantis. Click here to book speed boat tours

DAY 3 – Morning start with Ski Dive or Hot Air Ballooning and then after Lunch book a Desert Safari where you can have Dune Bashing, Sand Boarding and ride a Quad Bike.  

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DAY 4 – Dive with the professional divers at Dubai Mall Aquarium or Try Ice Skating at Olympic sized Dubai Ice Rink.  After Lunch – Al Qudra Cycling Trail or Book Mountain safari at Hajar mountain ranges, Hatta.

DAY 5 – Ferrari World at Abu Dhabi or Watch Grand Prix at Yas Marina Circuit

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The entrance of Ferrari World Theme Park


DAY 1 – Morning – Book Private Luxury Yacht and sail around Burj Al Arab, Atlantis, with a stunning Dubai skyline view. After Lunch, book Sunset at Observation Deck of the world’s Tallest Building – Burj Khalifa, and Dine at Atmosphere on Level 122 of Burj Khalifa or dine at restaurants with a view of famous musical fountains.

DAY 2 – Mornings at JBR beach or any other stunning beaches of Dubai.  After lunch on Beach, visit Miracle Garden with colorful flowers all around (Check opening timings as it is seasonal activity – it opens in the winter months). If you are planning for summer, Book your Lunch in Atlantis with Dolphin encounters there. Evenings – Shopping at the Mall of Emirates or Ibn Battuta Mall.

DAY 3 – Shopping at Al Fahidi Souk (check opening timings as on Friday it opens after 4:00 P.M.)  Abra Ride at Old Creek. After Lunch book your Desert safari.

Also, you can have one night stay in Luxury Desert resorts – a perfect romantic destination where you can have sunset and star gazing in deserts with all other desert adventures.   Book your Luxury Desert resort by clicking here.

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Al Fahidi Historic Neighborhood

DAY 4 – Full day – Choose any one Theme Park or Water Park. An evening book your Romantic Dinner at a Luxury or Traditional styled Marina cruise with a view of the glittering skyline of Dubai. On Cruise, you will be entertained by traditional music/dance. Click here to book your Wild Wadi Adventures.

DAY 5 – Book your Couple Spa Treatment date. Dubai offers wide choices in Luxury spas for couples with many pampering therapies.  After Spa, book your Lunch at Burj Al Arab and evening tea at Souk Madinat Jumeirah.  Sail across the canals of Souk Madinat Jumeirah and then check the vibrant and colorful nightlife of JBR beach.

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Foot Massage Area of Azure Spa, Holiday Inn Al Barsha, Dubai

Click here to book your best spas at Burj Club Spa, Arabian Spa Rejuvenation or Oriental Hammam Spa

DAY 6 – Explore Underwater world together with professional divers and dive with sharks at Dubai Mall Aquarium & Underwater Zoo or Dolphin encounters at Atlantis. After Lunch, Book Hot Air Balloon Ride over the desert with a beautiful sunset in the desert.  



  • Take Metro from Airport and head straight to Dubai Mall for Burj Khalifa, Observation Deck (book tickets in advance), Aquarium with some shopping.
  • From Dubai Mall, you can take a sightseeing bus for the whole Dubai tour which takes you to major attractions or you can hire a Taxi or Metro to reach all major attraction within 2 to 3 hours.
  • Dine at Burj Al Arab / Atlantis / JBR Beach / Souk Madinat Jumeirah.  Read more about how to spend one day in Dubai for a short layover
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Souk Madinat Jumeirah

WHERE TO STAY IN DUBAI | Best Hotels in Dubai

Hotel stays in Dubai can be categorized into 5 parts.

Perfect Comfort Stay at Holiday Inn Al Barsha Dubai
My Perfect Comfort Stay at Holiday Inn Al Barsha Dubai


Here you will stay very close or with a view of the world’s tallest building – Burj Khalifa and Dubai Mall (Asia’s biggest Mall).  This area is 25 minutes away from the Airport. Can be reached through Metro and Taxis. The most popular tourist area of the city with many lavish restaurants, cafes, hotels and shopping area. Book your service apartment with all facilities and overlooking Burj Khalifa by clicking here. 

Check Hotel Selection below according to your budget, types, and area.

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A manmade waterfront promenade which is sprawling with many tourist activities like cruising, ziplining, shopping or eating out in lavish restaurants. With a view of high rises across the waterfront and yachts sailing around, book your comfortable stay with many choices of stay. Metro and Taxis connect to this place. A 35-minute drive from the airport.  Click here to book your service apartment overlooking Marina with all facilities. 

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Lunch with Marina View on a sunny afternoon in Dubai


 Beach-style holiday stays with many activities and a sea view from your room.  There are many beach-style resorts with private beach access, sunbath area, beach parties, and water sports for their residents.

In the evening, the whole place is very vibrant, and you can have a walk along the entire area to select your favorite restaurants(international and local cuisine) and beach clubs.  Tram, Metro, and Taxis connect to this place. A 35-minute drive from the Airport.

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Activities at JBR Beach Dubai – Most Popular Hangout of Dubai
Camel ride at JBR – The Beach, Dubai


The historical area of Dubai houses many museums, old markets, buildings, and religious sites. Live here to explore old markets, ethnic handicrafts, and local eateries and take a glimpse of local architecture and culture. Al Fahidi Souk and Deira Souk are this area’s most famous traditional markets.

A 10-minute drive from the Airport. It can be reached through Metro and Taxis. You can check many affordable apartments stays in Bur Dubai and Deira neighborhoods of Dubai.

Apartments in Bur Dubai & Deira – 

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Click here to book Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre Residences

Click here to book Somewhere Hotel Apartment

Explore Al Fahidi Souq

Abra ride at Dubai Creek


 There are many themed resorts amidst deserts and mountain ranges with many adventure activities in nature. Surrounded by nature, a peaceful& relaxed stay adorned with many luxuries. 1 or 2 hours drive from the central city.

You can always ask for their shuttle service, which is sometimes paid or within the room rent or can be reached through Taxis or privately driven vehicles.

WHERE TO EAT | Dubai Food Guide

Mini Guide to Indian Restaurants In Dubai
Royal feast at Maharaja Bhog

Dubai offers diverse cuisine made by award-winning chefs from all over the world with many luxuries and offers. Go for a Gastronomy Tour in Dubai and get absorbed in luxury of the unique restaurant and pamper your taste buds with the finest cuisine. 


Related Reads – Diverse Cuisine Food Tour In Dubai

                             Mini Guide Indian Restaurants in Dubai

                            Check Mexican and Greek Flavors in Dubai

                            Fine Dining at Thai,  Persian and Italian restaurants

HOW TO COMMUTE – Interesting Dubai Travel Guide – Dubai Bucket List

Public transport is very reliable, safe, on time and very clean. I recommend at least one ride in the metro, or tram as they pass along through the beautiful skylines of the city. Taxis (RTA Dubai) or Uber are also other reliable sources to travel all around. For going to the nearby Emirates, you can either by taxi or air-conditioned Intercity buses. Click here for Dubai Metro Timetables.

Perfect Comfort Stay at Holiday Inn Al Barsha Dubai
Access to Dubai Metro from Holiday Inn Al Barsha

NIGHTLIFE – Interesting Dubai Travel Guide – Dubai Bucket List

  • This city will surprise you with a vibrant nightlife. There are many options which you can go for.
  • Various night bars and clubs in the city offer entertainment and invite Solomun, Davit Guetta, Carl Cox or 50 Cent, and many upcoming artists weekly. 
  • Due to the licensing laws, mainly these nightclubs are located inside or connected to hotels. 
  • The legal drinking age in Dubai is 21 years, and when you return home, rent a cab as drinking and driving are not allowed here.
  • Most bars open after 9:00 P.M. till 3:00 A.M. and are very busy on weekends.
  • Most hotspots offer Ladies’ nights on Tuesday or Wednesday, where ladies can enter for free and offer a few free drinks. You can read more about Ladies day offers in Dubai. So wear your beautiful cocktail dress and head to


  • Sensation Club (One of the best nightclubs)
  • Inner City Zoo
  • XL Dubai
  • Stereo Arcade
  • Base Dubai
  • Club Boudouir
  • Pure Sky Lounge and Dining
  • Buddha Bar
  • Tamanya Terrace
  • Barasti Beach (Beach type of nightclub)
  • Lock, Stock & Barrel

& many more…….

WHAT AND WHERE TO SHOP IN DUBAI | Interesting Dubai Travel Guide – Dubai Bucket List 

The local products to shop here are Gold, Dates, Dry Fruits, Attar (Hand Made Perfumes), Arabic style fabrics, sand art bottles, Arabic letters sculpted in jewelry, Arabic sweets like Baklava, and many more.

Here you will also find the best brands and luxury shopping too

  • Mall of Emirates, Dubai Mall, or Ibn Battuta Mall for luxury brands.
  • Factory Outlets branded stores at Dubai Outlet Mall
  • Ethnic shopping at Al Fahidi Souk, Deira Souk, or Global Village (seasonal)
  • Beach style of shopping on JBR beach or Sunset Mall
  • Famous Super or Hypermarkets – Lulu, Carrefour, Spinneys, Al Maya, Waitrose, Day To Day & Choitrams.
  • You can buy souvenirs from hypermarkets, old souks, and kiosks in Malls.

If you have doubts or questions regarding Dubai, then message/mail me to design or customize your itinerary. I hope you loved reading Interesting Dubai Travel Guide.

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  1. Great to provide a view of the things to do in Dubai that is tailored for different types of travellers. We have done a lot of the things on your list. But must admit we missed the theme parks. That might be a fun adventure – even without kids! High Tea was on our list for our last visit and we did not get there. So we will check out the one at the Emirates Palace! This post just shows that you may need more than one visit to see all Dubai has to offer.

  2. The old historic town area would be where I’d opt to explore during my trip. It would be interesting to see and understand the roots of this city to see how and why it has developed as it has.

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