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Burj Al Arab

The stunning sight of a hotel "adrift" on the Persian Gulf is not to be missed.

Burj Al Arab: Our most recommended tours and activities

Dubai: Marina Yacht Cruise with Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner

1. Dubai: Marina Yacht Cruise with Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner

See Dubai city highlights while enjoying a relaxing marine setting on a luxurious cruise that doesn't skimp on amenities. Enjoy a delicious meal as you lounge in style and pass by famous buildings like the Burj Al Arab Hotel. Board your yacht and enjoy a warm greeting with fresh juice. Drinking water also will be available throughout the journey, and the crew will be ready to serve you with anything you may need. While cruising, observe the city's highlights and sail through the Dubai Marina skyscrapers view and JBR Towers to Blue Water Island. Cruise over to the Dubai Eye and pass by the Dubai Harbor and Big Cruises. See the famous Jumeirah Beach and the Palm, and pass the renowned Burj Al Arab hotel. Choose between breakfast, lunch, or a BBQ dinner, depending on the time of your cruise, and enjoy your delicious meal on board among the 5-star comforts and amenities, including a dinette area and lovely cabins with natural light. Unwind in the lounge area, which offers plenty of sun and shade, and relax to your heart's content.

Dubai Speedboat Tour: Marina, Atlantis, Palm & Burj Al Arab

2. Dubai Speedboat Tour: Marina, Atlantis, Palm & Burj Al Arab

See Dubai from the water on a adrenaline-filled speedboat tour. See Dubai's key landmarks in a unique and fun way as you cut through the waters from the marina to the beach. This thrilling round-trip journey departs from the famous Dubai Marina. The host has an office on the Marina where a red carpet awaits to greet you. Once you have checked in, your guide will run through a safety briefing, so please arrive 15 minutes early. Choose from a 90 minute full tour of the sights which will cruise through the marina up to Jumeirah Beach. From here, this unforgettable tour is full of great views and fun facts of all the coastline hotels, beaches, and of course Dubai's top landmarks, including:  • Dubai Marina • The Dubai Eye Wheel • Jumeriah Beach • The Harbour Project • The Huge Palm and its hotels • The Atlantis • Dubai Rulers Private Island • The Burj Al Arab

Dubai: Superyacht Experience with Live Music & Drinks

3. Dubai: Superyacht Experience with Live Music & Drinks

Board a 144-foot luxury superyacht with three decks and see another side of Dubai. Relax on board with family or friends and make the most of the facilities as you sail past key attractions like the Jumeirah Beach Residence, Palm Jumeriah, and Bluewater island. Begin this VIP experience with a red-carpet welcome before boarding the yacht. Enjoy a drink on board and allow the crew to help you with any of your other needs. Settle in and relax on the well-equipped boat that includes and dining area and 6 beautiful cabins. Head to the top deck, where the DJ keeps the party vibes going. Dance as you cruise past the Ain wheel, JBR, and Bluewater island. Enjoy the views as well as breakfast, lunch, or dinner with a drink station that has premium beverages. Visit the sky lounge to chill out or go to the lower deck, where you can soak up some peace and quiet. The sunbed and seating area is ideal for sunbathing, sunset views, and photo moments. 

Dubai: City Highlights from Above Helicopter Tour

4. Dubai: City Highlights from Above Helicopter Tour

Explore the sights of Dubai on a thrilling helicopter tour. Enjoy refreshments before feeling the thrill of taking off from the Dubai Police Academy Helipad. View city highlights like the Burj Khalifa tower and the Dubai Canal before landing. Take off in your 12-minute helicopter tour from the Dubai Police Academy - Helidubai Helipad. Enjoy a panoramic view of Palm Jumeirah and Atlantis as you cross the trunk of The Palm. Fly above sparkling Dubai beaches and get a closer look at the 7-star Burj Al Arab Hotel. Marvel at architectural masterpieces found only in Dubai, such as the Burj Khalifa, which is the tallest building in the world. See the JW Marquis Marriot, the tallest hotel in the world. Make the most of unobstructed views of the Dubai Canal and the structures at Business Bay. Let the logistics be taken care of and relax with an air-conditioned return transfer from your hotel in Dubai by selecting the "with transfer" option.

Dubai: Creek, Souks, Blue Mosque & Inside Burj Al Arab Tour

5. Dubai: Creek, Souks, Blue Mosque & Inside Burj Al Arab Tour

Start the tour with hassle-free pickup from your hotel or selected location to the first stop, Palm Jumeirah, the largest man-made island in the world. Experience luxury by visiting the most iconic 7-star luxury hotel in Dubai, Burj Al Arab. Enjoy the warm Arab hospitality with a refreshing drink at the luxurious hotel lounge. Listen to the stories about the history and the foundation of Burj Al Arab. Get escorted to the 180-meter-tall hotel atrium, which is considered the world’s tallest atrium, surrounded by magnificent golden columns. Be guided to the hotel’s most expensive Royal Suite. While you explore the hotel, stop by to capture photographs of the marvelous architectural backgrounds. While at the hotel, visit the experience suite, a specially curated space with digital interactives that lets you relive historical moments. As you move towards the end of the Burj Al Arab visit, savor the taste of dates and coffee, and head to the next destination. Next, relax in the serene atmosphere of the Blue Mosque. Marvel at the architectural beauty, which was inspired by the Blue Mosque of Istanbul. As you calmly wander amid the magnificent domes, learn more about Islamic customs, culture, and architectural significance from our knowledgeable travel guides. Your next stop, the Al Fahidi Historical District, enchants you with a whole different traditional side of the currently alluring Dubai lifestyle. Continue your journey to Al Khayma heritage house, where you can treat your taste buds to authentic ethnic Emirati cuisine, and hear more about their lifestyle. As the tour draws to a close, take a classic Abra taxi across Dubai Creek to the bustling Gold and Spice Souks, where you'll have plenty of opportunities to shop and eat. With some beautiful memories to cherish for a lifetime, return to your hotel in Dubai.

Dubai: Frame Tickets, Creek, Souks & Blue Mosque Guided Tour

6. Dubai: Frame Tickets, Creek, Souks & Blue Mosque Guided Tour

Embark on an adventure of Dubai in the comfort of an air-conditioned minivan, discovering many of the city's highlights with a licensed guide. See the Palm Jumeirah, the Blue Mosque, Dubai Creek, and more up close. Visit the iconic Dubai Frame at your own pace, marveling at its grandeur. Begin your tour with pickup from your hotel. Start by stopping by The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah, our first attraction, and witness the magnificent view of Atlantis, The Palm Hotel before enjoying a Burj Al Arab photo stop from the beachside. Then, be driven to Al Farooq Omar Bin Al Khattab Mosque, popularly known as the Blue Mosque. The mosque’s design, inspired by the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, combines Andalusian and Ottoman architecture and can accommodate about 2000 worshippers at the same time. Visit the Dubai Creek and enjoy an Abra Ride (ancient water transport system) to cross the Creek. Stroll through the Gold and Spice Souks, lined with shops and stalls selling exquisite gold and spice items. Next, head to Al Khayma Heritage House at Al Fahidi Historical District. Enjoy Emirati hospitality with a welcome tea/coffee. Explore the old Emirati lifestyle as you tour the traditional house, learning more of UAE’s journey, starting with the desert from the tents to reaching Mars. Before concluding the house visit, explore the traditional Emirati bedroom with its antiques, observing the architectural expansion of the authentic house from the tent replica at the restaurant to Arish palm front houses finally to the megastructures. Then move to the last stop of the tour—the Dubai Frame. Witness the 150-meter building that replicates the shape of a photo frame. With 2 lofty towers connected by a glass bridge, you can see Old Dubai on one side and modern Dubai on the other. After the tour concludes, be dropped back to your selected location.

Dubai: Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

7. Dubai: Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

Explore the Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall, Bastakiya Historical Village, Al Fahidi Fort, the Old Souk Of Arabia, the Old Watchtower and Heritage Village, the gold and spice Souks, Dubai Creek, Atlantis The Palm, Souk Madinat, and Burj Al Arab. Board an open-top double-decker bus to admire fantastic views and soak up the charm of old and new Dubai. From the towering Burj Khalifa, the 7-star Burj Al Arab, and Atlantis the Palm to the exotic spice souk, you'll see a lot of Dubai's top landmarks. Pass by the Museum of the Future and admire its Arabian calligraphy-inspired architecture. With a variety of tickets to choose from you can relax and enjoy the ride with the Classic ticket for 24-Hours plus access to the traditional Dhow cruise or make it an adventure with the Premium 48-Hour Ticket. The Premium ticket includes the Dhow cruise and The Lost Chambers Aquarium. You'll encounter exciting marine creatures like sharks, crayfish, albino alligators, stingrays, seahorses, and many more. Staying longer? Then try the Deluxe with an outstanding 5-day pass as you visit the Lost Chambers Aquarium, Desert Sunset Tour, and even the Ambassador Lagoon with an impressive viewing panel of awe-inspiring views into the ruins of an Atlantis-themed aquarium, home to 65,000 marine animals from around the world. This fully narrated audio tour will allow you to discover over 34 locations throughout the city, with daily departures from the starting point at the Dubai Mall. You may also join the tour from any of the stops on the route. Air conditioning is available on the lower deck and recorded commentary is available in 12 languages.

Dubai: 30-Minute Jet Ski Adventure

8. Dubai: 30-Minute Jet Ski Adventure

Soak up the views of Dubai from the water on a 30-minute jet ski ride along the marina. Glide across the sea and admire city highlights from the Burj Al Arab to the Burj Khalifa. Upon arrival at the marina, close to the Burj Al Arab, a guide will explain how your jet ski works and provide you with all the necessary safety instructions for a comfortable trip before you set off. Take a leisurely ride through the marina to the iconic 7-star Burj Al Arab Hotel. Pick up speed as you pass Sheik Island, and marvel at the millionaires’ yachts. There will be opportunities to stop and take photos of some of Dubai’s landmarks. Suitable for beginners and the experienced alike, you can ride at your own pace and with an instructor to ensure you have a safe trip.

Dubai 1.5-Hour Speedboat Tour Marina, Atlantis, Burj Al Arab

9. Dubai 1.5-Hour Speedboat Tour Marina, Atlantis, Burj Al Arab

Set sail for an exciting tour of Dubai, heading into the open sea on a 90-minute speed boat cruise. Discover some of the most famous sights of the city from the ocean. Set off from Dubai Marina and admire the views of the artificial canal city of spectacular towers, luxurious hotels and yachts, and a wide array of restaurants. See the iconic Palm Jumeirah – a man-made island group comprising luxurious villas and a number of 5-star hotels with the famous Atlantis at the front. The palm itself is a magnificent sight from the sea. The tour takes you around The Palm Jumeirah and then heads toward the Atlantis hotel, pausing for you to admire the views. Continue on to Burj Al Arab before returning to Dubai Marina, passing magnificent royal palaces en route. See the Atlantis Hotel - a world-famous 5-star hotel known for its location, architecture, and the activities on offer. It is home to an aquarium, gourmet restaurants, and Aquaventure, Dubai's best waterpark. Admire the imposing Burj Al Arab - a stunning hotel standing by itself on an artificial island, its architecture mimics a sail of a ship. Finally, return to the Dubai Marina.

Dubai: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour 24, 48 or 72 Hours

10. Dubai: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour 24, 48 or 72 Hours

Discover all of Dubai's stunning sights on an unlimited hop-on hop-off bus tour. With a 24-hour, 48-hour, or 72-hour pass, you can explore this great destination at your leisure. You'll have access to two sightseeing routes, which showcase all the main sights of this fabulous city. Drive past the Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab, Dubai Marina, the Palm Jumeirah, the Dubai Mall, the Dubai Frame, and The Walk at JBR the Beach. Enjoy unrivaled 360-degree views from the open-top deck, and learn about Dubai's heritage through the multilingual audio tour commentary. Upgrade your visit to Dubai by selecting a premium option, allowing you access to the Al Seef Dhow Cruise and entry to the Lost Chambers Aquarium. Historical Route (Red Route) stops: 1. Dubai Mall 2. Museum of the Future 3. Al Seef Heritage Area4. Al Fahidi Historical District 5. Dubai Museum 6. Old Souk 7. Al Shindagha Museum 8. Gold & Spice Souk 9. Riviera Hotel 10. Dubai Creek11. Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers12. Dubai Frame Zabeel Park Marina Route (Blue Route) stops: 1. Dubai Mall2. Souk Madinat Jumeirah Burj Al Arab3. Atlantis The Palm4. Fairmont The Palm5. Dubai Marina Mall6. JBR The Beach7. Marina Promenade8. Grosvenor House Dubai9. Infinity Tower10. Mina Seyahi11. Mall of the Emirates Sunset and Night Tour: 1. The Dubai Mall2. Mina Seyahi3. Atlantis The Palm4. Madinat Jumeirah5. Mall of the Emirates

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What people are saying about Burj Al Arab

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 26,692 reviews

Luxurious and spotless clean yacht Very friendly staff Good variety of hot bbq buffet and drinks incl. spirits and wines Funky music and games Worth every penny All Three-Hour cruise around Marina and Palm incl. a swim in the sea Best experience in our holiday at Dubai

Fantastic trip, great way to see the sights and have a lot of fun at the same time. Great photo opportunities.

The experience was great. The staff was so polite and kind. The food was amazing. Will definitely recommend

Fun! It's difficult for beginners, I was first in our group so had no one to copy! Would like to try again

Really well organised. Everything was as promised.