18 hours in Dubai!
There’s so much to see and do in Dubai that you wouldn’t get through it all in one week, let alone one day. But, if you’ve got less than 24 hours to make your way through the city’s biggest and best attractions, this is how to make it count.
Start your day with a morning drive in the desert. Half-day tours are available from Arabian Adventures. These take a drive through the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, where you’ll get the chance to spot some wildlife, ride on a camel, have some light snacks and even try sandboarding. For this attraction, make sure to look up the schedule beforehand as it varies slightly depending on the time of year you go.
Head straight to the Arabian Tea House in Bur Dubai for a spot of Emirati food for lunch. The quaint little café, located in a traditional wind tower house at the heart of the Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood, has been around since the late ‘90s. It takes you back in time, to before Dubai’s development boom, introducing you to the emirate’s rich cultural heritage and delicious cuisine.