Dubai has a history that dates back to the Bronze Age. It was once a famous trade route that connected Oman and Iraq, with people’s livelihood based around pearl diving, building boats, and fishing. But Dubai wasn’t always the desert that it was – it was once a mangrove swamp that later dried up and became inhabitable. The earliest mention of Dubai was around 1095 by geographer Abu Abdullah Al Bakri. They also sustained by providing accommodation for traders passing the route and establishing souks to sell spices, gold, and other goods traded through Dubai. Today, these souks are major tourist attractions offering souvenirs—the city attracts over 15 million tourists annually who visit to admire their architectural marvels.

It is one of the only destinations in the world with something for everyone – the city can be as expensive or cheap as you want. If you are looking for customized Dubai tour packages, visit us. But before you pick the phone for information about Dubai tour package prices, here’s what you must know:

How Many People Visit Dubai Everyday

Dubai is among the Top 5 tourist destinations in the world, attracting over 16 million international tourists in 2022 alone. It was even declared the world’s most popular destination in 2022 by Tripadvisor. An expected nine million Indians visited the city in 2022 alone. An average traveler stays for around four nights but will likely stay longer. The city has one of the most impressive skylines. But that’s not all – it has all-inclusive accommodation options, shopping malls, adrenaline-filled experiences, and some of the world’s most jaw-dropping architectural marvels.

Why is Dubai A Popular Tourist Destination

Dubai is a modern city full of mega malls, tall skyscrapers, futuristic architecture, and historical sights – everything about this city is extravagant. But the city is equally famous for its nightlife and world-class cuisine. Here are a few reasons why you must visit Dubai at least once in your lifetime.

Dubai Has The Most Unique Architecture

A drive through Sheik Zayed Road is sure to leave you in awe thanks to the unique skyscrapers lined across the road. The city has one of the best and the most unique buildings in the world. The Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, is twice the height of the Empire State Building. You can go right up to the top for a bird’s eye view of the entire city. The newest jewel in the crown is Dubai’s Museum of the Future, a seven-storey building adorned with Arabic calligraphy. Equally unique is the Mosque of Light, a contemporary mosque famous for its reinforced white glass façade and covered in geometric forms.

Dubai Offers Endless Entertainment Options

The Mega Mall in Sharjah is home to the largest mall in the world and one of the best destinations for shopping and entertainment. With over 1200 stores, cafes, restaurants, and 26 cinema screens, the mall offers hours of endless entertainment. Other options to explore within the mall include Dinosaur Park, Trampoline Park, VR Park, and an ice skating ring. And if you’re looking for some underwater fun, don’t miss the Dubai Aquarium Tank, the largest suspended aquarium in the world with a capacity of 10 million liters. The aquarium is home to over 33,000 aquatic animals, including 300 sharks, manta rays, and sand tiger sharks. The Dubai Miracle Garden is a flower garden that houses over 150 million blooming flowers spread over 72,000 sqm, rendering various shapes resembling stars, hearts, and vintage-style vehicles.

Dubai Offers Plenty of Adventure Activity Options

Don’t let Dubai’s sand dunes fool you into believing it to be a boring place. All-inclusive Dubai packages include plenty of adventure activities for all age groups. You can sign up for hydro flying class, dune bashing, sand boarding, or skydiving for a bird’s eye view of the Dubai skyline. The Dubai Gravity Zone offers bungee jumping and tandem jumping for people scared of heights. And if you’d like to explore marine life, sign up for shark diving. For some exotic adventure activities, sign up for a hot air balloon ride or a seaplane ride to experience a panoramic view of Dubai’s most iconic buildings. You can go on an underwater excursion with scuba diving lessons or ride on an underwater watercraft shaped like a shark. Wild Wadi Water Park is famous for its thrilling rides. And if you’re an angler, don’t forget to sign up for some deep-sea fishing.

Dubai is Shopper’s Paradise

Dubai’s malls are extravagant, offering a surreal experience and the most luxurious things in the world. The annual Dubai Shopping Festival is a favorite shopping extravaganza attracting millions of shopaholics from across the world. The Festival offers the best bargains, fireworks, fashion shows, and unforgettable prizes. The Gold Souk is the best place to shop for gold at a quality price. The Perfume Bazaar offers pleasant aromas from all over the world. When in Dubai, your shopping experience begins right when you land at the airport. The duty-free shops in the airport display an extravagant assortment of souvenirs.

Top Tourist Attractions in Dubai

Burj Khalifa

The Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world and an engineering marvel. The building reaches a height of 828m and is almost equivalent to a vertical city, thanks to the thousands of stores, restaurants, offices, duplexes, and hotels within the building. It has the tallest elevator in the world and the highest restaurant from the ground level. The observation deck is at an impressive 1,823ft offering an outline of the entire Middle East and even a faint outline of Iran. Besides visiting the observatory, you can see the Burj Club and enjoy a decadent meal at some of Dubai’s poshest hotels.

Dubai Miracle Garden

The Dubai Miracle Garden is the world’s biggest natural flower garden that covers an area of 72,000 sqm and is decked with millions of rare and exotic flowers such as petunias and geraniums. While it may seem extravagant and a waste of resources, it is far from the truth. The garden uses a sub-surface irrigation system that recycles wastewater and avoids evaporation, saving up to 75% water and energy. It is also home to the largest flower wall in the world. It is hard to imagine how creators managed to create such a huge garden in the middle of an arid desert.

Museum of The Future

The Museum of the Future was conceptualized to offer a glimpse of the world 50 years from now. It offers a range of futuristic experiences, including a visit to Amazon’s rainforests, a NASA-approved model of a space station, a DNA library, and a futuristic wellness spa where you can reconnect with your mind, body, and spirit.

Desert Sunset Safari Experience

When booking Dubai tour packages, make sure it includes a desert safari. You could choose a day-long safari package or stay overnight in a desert camp and enjoy vegetarian and non-vegetarian food and BBQ. Other activities in a desert safari include dune bashing, sand boarding, camel riding, belly dance show, fire show, Tanoura, quad biking, buggy riding, and more. You can spend your evening in a Bedouin-style tent and sip coffee or even enjoy an Arabic-style photoshoot wearing a kandura or abaya. It could end with a BBQ dinner and some stargazing in the desert.

Dubai Mall

The Dubai Mall is the world’s largest shopping mall and a complete destination for shopping, entertainment, and food. The mall has over 70 branded outlets, including Bloomingdales, Lafayette, and Burberry. Visit the Gold Souk to shop for the best quality gold, precious stones, pearl, platinum, and silver. As for entertainment options, you can enjoy The Dubai Aquarium, Underwater Zoo, Kidzania, and the Dubai Ice Rink. The VR Park is the largest indoor virtual reality park with over 30 VR experiences and classic arcade games. It also offers over 200 dining options, from American cuisine to European and Mediterranean food. There are plenty of Asian and Middle Eastern options as well.


Legoland Dubai was opened to the public in 2016 and is the first Legoland park in the Middle East. The entire park is spread over 14 hectares and features over 40 rides and 15,000 Lego structures made from millions of Lego bricks. The park is segregated into six themes – Lego City, Kingdoms, Imagination, Adventure, Miniland, and Factory. Each of these themes have their distinctive games and are equally entertaining.

Choosing The Best Dubai Tour Packages

At GT Holidays, we offer a wide range of affordable Dubai tour packages for couples and Dubai tour packages for families. For information about the Dubai tour package price, call us or send us a message on Whatsapp. Our tour experts will be happy to assist you.

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