Every trip to Dubai, one of the UAE’s seven emirates, promises something new and unexpected. The famous city that transited from a backwater to a vibrant modern space is now a worldwide melting pot of different cultures and nationalities. Known for its fancy architecture, skyscrapers, innovative development, luxury resorts, and shopping sites, Dubai is not only a vibrant 5-star glam but also a place to relax in the Arabian desert, trace the country’s history at the cultural Dubai Museum, watch breathtaking views at the Palms, walk at Jumeira's beaches, and visit the creative art district of Al Quoz. Here are 10 Top-Rated Tours to book in Dubai.

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10 Cruise Dubai's Desert Sand

A trip to the Arabian Desert is a must-do before leaving Dubai. People spend a memorable night in the beautiful desert. This tour will start with a ride on the Red Dunes Quad Bike, followed by sand surfing, where one will stop for a photo break before continuing to the desert camp to enjoy a typical traditional camp accompanied by a barbecue feast, belly dancing, and music. Other activities are also included, such as camel riding around the Al Khayma site, shisha pipe smoking, and henna tattooing.

  • Price : the Dubai desert cruise price starts at USD 85.6.

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9 Explore Dubai Marina On A Yacht Tour

One can visit the Dubai artificial man-made canal on an expensive yacht cruise around Marina.

People admire Marina Bay, featuring plenty of restaurants and shops, and spot Dubai's fancy landmarks as they cruise along the Persian Gulf. Some take photos of the Atlantis famous buildings, Burj Al Arab, and others. The tour is accessible in the morning, at lunch, or at sunset and includes a delicious barbecue or breakfast.

  • Price: The Dubai Marina tour price starts at USD 52

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8 Have A Memorable Experience At The Aquaventure Waterpark On A Full-Day Tour

The Dubai Atlantis Waterpark and the Lost chambers were awarded as the best water base attractions in the Middle East in 2015. Fitting all ages, people visit the three themed parks for a memorable experience at the Palm resort. One will enjoy plenty of water activities, such as rides through shark lagoons and through Splasher’s play area for children, featuring slides and fountains. Moreover, this tour also includes a visit to the Lost Chambers, the Atlantis aquarium displaying 65,000 marine creatures. It is recommended to visit the dolphins' bay and connect with these amazing creatures.

  • Price: The Dubai Waterpark and the Lost chambers tours have a starting price of USD 89.59

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7 Parasail Off Jumeirah Beach

A unique way of exploring Dubai is through adventurous water activities, to see the city from another perspective. From above the water, one can soar above the Arabian Sea on a parasailing experience and see the city’s famous sights, the Palm Island, Dubai Marina, and others. If the winds allow it, the parasailing heights can arrive at 152 meters. In this fun experience, one can enjoy stunning views and sparkling water of the Arabian Gulf.

  • Price: The parasailing experience off Jumeirah price starts at USD 95.29.

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6 Explore Dubai's Innovative Gardens

The Dubai Miracle Garden and Dubai Frame are two exceptional and innovative attractions that can be visited in one outing. The Dubai Frame is created out of glass, aluminum, and steel, whereas the Dubai Miracle Garden is full of garden bloom and colorful floral displays arranged in different shapes and patterns. If one wishes to take a look at the Dubai Frame, it is possible to take an elevator heading to the top floor of the popular attraction, where one can look at the city’s skylines and admire its magic.

  • Price: The Dubai miracle Garden and Dubai Frame experience price start at USD 175.

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5 Explore Dubai Aboard A Helicopter Tour

One can explore Dubai’s magical city from the air. Aboard a helicopter, people can watch the tallest building in the world, Burj Khalifa, located next to Dubai Mall, one of the largest shopping malls in the world. Additionally, people can spot the Dubai Festival city, the old Dubai in the suburbs, the Palm Jumeirah, and the Jumeirah beaches. Narratives about the different sites and refreshments are also included in this unforgettable tour.

  • Price: The Dubai Helicopter tour price starts at USD 183.

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4 Visit The At The Top Of Burj Khalifa

People fly from all parts of the world to try the Burj Khalifa "At the Top observation deck" to gaze at the breathtaking views from the 124th and 125th floors, accessible through the fastest elevator in the world. From above, people enjoy stepping out onto the outdoor terrace overlooking the Dubai fountain and other attractions. It is possible to use the telescopes to have a closer 360 close-up view of Dubai and the world below. Lastly, one can tour the Dubai Aquarium, which features thousands of sea creatures.

  • Price: The "At the Top observation deck " visit price starts at USD 81.34.

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3 Discover Magical Abu Dhabi, On A Tour From Dubai

One can travel to Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE, within one hour and 45 minutes from Dubai, passing by the famous Jebel Ali, the largest harbor and biggest port in the middle-east, before heading to one of the largest mosques in the world, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. It is recommended to have lunch at the Heritage Village, and walk along the Corniche beach, featuring many beaches and parklands, before visiting the Emirates palace, a luxury five-star hotel, and the presidential palace Qasr el Watan. Finally, the bus will drive through Yas Island and Ferrari World.

  • Price: The Abu Dhabi City Tour from Dubai has a starting price of USD 37.

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2 Discover The Historic Old Dubai And The Souk On A Walking Tour

People can explore the old Dubai on a guided tour that will ensure one will get plenty of information regarding the city’s traditional culture and tradition. On this tour, one can walk along Dubai's oldest buildings in Dubai's creek and spot one of the first places built in Dubai, Bastakia city.

Al Fahidi neighborhood, a heritage site, is also worth visiting, as it revolves and soaks in the history of the Emirates. Lastly, one can get a glimpse into the past by visiting the old souk, which offers textile and local products, and the Abra gold souk offering good stones and jewelry. Finally, it is interesting to wind the street to discover galleries and museums.

  • Price: The Dubai Aladdin tour price starts at USD 43.

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1 Enjoy Dubai's Waterways Aboard A Yacht

One can enjoy a sea escape on a yacht sailing on Dubai’s waterways. On the way, people will spot the most famous and innovative landmarks, such as the Dubai Marina, the Dubai Eye, or AinDubai, showcasing the beautiful coastline. People also have a glimpse over Dubai Marina's sites and landmarks, such as Burj Al Arab, Palm Jumeirah, and Burj Khalifa, and stop to take photos.

  • Price: The Dubai 1-hour getaway price starts at USD 146.

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