Dubai's desert landscapes, turquoise seas, and glittering nightlife beckon on this luxurious week-long getaway. Take in the futuristic cityscape from the world's tallest building, race dune buggies through the desert, and board a private yacht to cruise the Arabian Gulf. After a night sampling the city's vibrant party scene, enjoy some downtime and explore Dubai's myriad charms at your own pace.


  • Take in bird's eye views of Dubai from the world's tallest building
  • Race dune buggies across the desert on an unforgettable safari
  • Cruise the Arabian Gulf on a private yacht 
  • Sample the city's world-famous nightlife

Brief Itinerary

Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Welcome to Dubai! Dubai
Day 2 Tour Modern Dubai & Ascend the Burj Khalifa Tower Dubai
Day 3 Desert Safari Adventure Dubai
Day 4 Cruise the Dubai Coast & Arabian Gulf  Dubai
Day 5 Sample Dubai's Cosmopolitan Nightlife Dubai
Day 6 Free Day: Explore Dubai Dubai
Day 7 Depart Dubai  

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Dubai!

Welcome to the futuristic world of Dubai

Welcome to Dubai! Upon arrival, you'll be met by your driver and transferred to your hotel. Get settled in and rest up for a busy day of sightseeing tomorrow.

Day 2: Tour Modern Dubai & Ascend the Burj Khalifa Tower

Burj Khalifa  - At the Top
Dizzying views from atop the Burj Khalifa

Start today with a guided excursion to the iconic landmarks that make up Dubai's futuristic skyline. Your scenic drive starts at the Dubai Marina and continues by the manmade Palm Islands and the grand Atlantis and Jumeirah resorts. After stopping for a photo-op against the famous silhouette of the Burj Al Arab Hotel, you'll end at the spectacular Dubai Mall. With 12 million square feet of dining, shopping, and entertainment options, the vast space is also home to the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, as well as an Olympic-sized ice rink.

 After the tour, you'll head up into the clouds with a visit to the observation deck of the world's tallest building. At 2,717 feet (828 m), the Burj Khalifa towers over Dubai's cityscape and offers dizzying 360-degree views of the city, desert, and ocean. You'll step into the express elevator to ascend 32 feet (10 m) per second to the main observation deck and outdoor terrace, where you can take in the views through state-of-the-art telescopes. If you're feeling flashy, upgrade to the "At the Top Sky" level to ascend even higher and enjoy a premium lounge with food and drink service. 

Day 3: Desert Safari Adventure 

Desert Safari
Head off-road for an unforgettable desert safari

Today takes you on a desert adventure, as you journey into the vast, arid landscapes outside of Dubai. Your safari guide will meet you in the morning and transport you through the desert in a rugged 4x4 vehicle. Upon arrival at the safari base, choose from an array of exhilarating experiences: from off-road dune buggies to dirt bikes. Follow your guide along a nature trail through the dunes, or blaze your own path across the endless sands. After a memorable picnic lunch along the way, you'll return to your hotel in the afternoon, where the rest of the evening is free to enjoy at your own pace. 

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Day 4: Cruise the Dubai Coast & Arabian Gulf 

Spend today on the water with a private cruising excursion

Cruise the Dubai coastline in style today, as you board a luxury yacht at the marina and explore the Arabian Gulf.  As you cruise past the outer crescent of Palm Island, you'll be met with spectacular views of the Atlantis resort. Sailing further along the Palm Jumeirah, you'll spot the iconic, sail-shaped Burj Al Arab and get a close-up look at the remarkable World Islands, created in an image of the world. 

Aboard the comfortable, two-deck yacht, there will be plenty of opportunities for swimming breaks and jet skiing, as well as a BBQ lunch or dinner served by your crew. After an unforgettable day at sea, you'll set course for Dubai and return to your hotel for the evening.

Day 5: Sample Dubai's Cosmopolitan Nightlife

Experience Dubai's unparalleled nightlife

Today is free to spend at your leisure. Spend the day relaxing by the pool, or arrange any other sightseeing or activities of your choice.

As evening falls, prepare for a celebratory night at some of Dubai's nightlife hotspots. With a private driver at your disposal, your options are diverse and varied, with the city regularly hosting some of the most in-demand artists in the world as well as more underground acts every week. Whether you’re looking to dress up for a night out at one of Dubai’s most exclusive clubs or just a casual evening with some friends, there are plenty of party spots to pick from. 

Dubai's regular working week starts on a Sunday and ends on a Thursday, so the majority of clubs such as White Dubai, Industrial Avenue, Cavalli Club, Cirque Le Soir, VIP Room, Stereo Arcade, and Blue Marlin Ibiza are at their busiest on Thursdays and Fridays. 

For a more laid-back vibe, head to Barasti Beach Bar or the Irish Village, or venture out for a great evening of street food from across the Middle East, Asia, and the Indian subcontinent.

Day 6: Free Day: Explore Dubai

The Walk - Jumeirah Beach Residence
Stroll the promenades at the Jumeirah Beach Residence

Enjoy your last day in Dubai however you choose, taking advantage of the many diverse activities available across the city. Whether you book an exclusive private vehicle, decide to take a cab or Uber/Careem around town, or even try out the public transport system, the city is accessible and easy to navigate. Sample food from all corners of the world, go shopping on a budget or in lavish branded shops, stroll through the many futuristic malls, or indulge in some of the myriad leisure options for the whole family. 

Day 7: Depart Dubai

Sunset over the Dubai skyline

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast or savor a few final hours soaking in the ever-present sun today, before transferring to the airport for your departing flight. Safe travels! 

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