Dubai is a major metropolis full of impressive and innovative activities. Visiting Dubai often offers a dichotomy of sorts. You’ll likely encounter sweltering heat, yet you can still go snow skiing. On a Dubai shore excursion, you’ll see some of the tallest skyscrapers in the world and a myriad of islands in the shape of a palm leaf. You can explore the ultra modern and opulent downtown, but are also just a quick trip away from sprawling dunes and desert camping.
When deciding which of the many Dubai cruise excursions are best for you, it’s possible you’ll feel overwhelmed from wanting to do it all. Luckily, most of our cruises to Dubai offer overnights in the city, meaning you should have time for multiple activities.
Dubai shore excursions that can’t be missed are ones that take you to Dubai’s one-of-a-kind attractions. This includes Burj Khalifa, the largest building in the world. A jaunt to the 148th floor provides a viewing platform of epic proportions that lets you gaze for miles upon miles into the distance of Dubai’s surrounding landscape. Burj Khalifa is also home to Dubai Mall, the largest mall in the world, where you can do some luxury shopping, go ice-skating, visit an aquarium, and even have an otherworldly adventure in a virtual reality park.
Dubai Mall is also right next to the Mall of Emirates, another luxury shopping center that even has its own indoor ski run, complete with ski rentals, a chairlift, and man-made snow.
If you want to experience an Arabian beach, take a trip to the Palms, the manmade collection of islands that jut out into the Arabian Gulf and are home to opulent hotels and restaurants, including the sail-shaped Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, which has been called the world’s only 7-star hotel.
If your cruise ends in the city, you can also sign up for a Dubai shore excursion that takes you around the city before dropping you off at the airport to begin your journey home.
Whether you choose to head up into the sky or out onto an island while in Dubai, you’ll be mesmerized by the grandeur and ingenuity found in this fascinating city during one of our cruises.