Stuck on a night layover in Dubai, and looking for things to do? Dubai is the most populous of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It’s also become a very popular destination. Luckily for travelers hoping to parlay their overnight layover into an excursion into the city, the Dubai International Airport is located in the northern part of the state, known as Deira, where you’ll also find most places of business, including hotels, clubs, shops and markets. Shopping, whether in large duty-free malls that offer tons of entertainment and dining options, or the traditional Eastern souk, is a popular pastime in Dubai.
With so many options available, you may need some help narrowing down your activities for that one night on the town. Layover Guide gives you some great options for spending your Dubai Night Layover:
See the sights of Dubai at night on an hour-long bus sightseeing tour. Pass the incredibly lit-up attractions such as the Burj Khalifra, Burj Al Arab, Dubai Marina, Palm Jumeirah – a man-made archipelago shaped like a palm tree, and watch a 15-minute light and sound display at Wafi City mall. The tour has commentary from your onboard guide, where you can learn about Dubai’s culture, history, and attractions! Another Nighttime Tour with Burj Khalifa ticket visits Madinat Jumeirah, an area which has 40 restaurants and bars.
Dubai Dhow Dinner Cruise
Enjoy the magnificent views of the city as you sail on board on an Arabian Dhow down Dubai Creek, while enjoying a buffet dinner and tour of the city. On the Dubai Dhow Dinner Cruise you will see sights such as the gold and spice souks, heritage village and the Rolex Twin Towers. This tour last approximately two hours, and is a great way to catch some of the city’s attractions while enjoying a buffet of local dishes. In addition, for another dinner cruise option, check out the Bateaux Dubai Dinner Cruise.