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Jumeirah Beach: Our most recommended tours and activities

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

1. 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: Private Yacht Charter from Dubai Marina

2. Dubai: Private Yacht Charter from Dubai Marina

Enjoy a cruise on a private luxury yacht and marvel at the Dubai skyline. Experience the lively atmosphere on deck and stop for a swim during the daytime cruise. Meet your private skipper at the Dubai Marina and board the gleaming, 42-foot private motor yacht. Amenities include a spacious sun deck, seating area, comfortable indoor saloon, cabins, a kitchen, and a washroom. Feel free to bring your own food and music for this open-water adventure. Sit back, relax and enjoy the sights, such as Palm Island, Atlantis The Palm, Burj Al Arab, Sheikh Palace, Marina Lagoon, and Jumeirah Beach. Settle on deck as you sail into the Persian Gulf. Soak up the panoramic views of Dubai’s skyline as you glide along the coast. Admire The Palm Jumeirah, Burj Al-Arab, and towering Atlantis The Palm hotel. If you’ve chosen an evening cruise, marvel at the views of the floodlit landmarks and high-rises, all beautifully illuminated in the fading light. If your cruise is scheduled in the daytime, you can top up your tan as you enjoy the cooling sea breezes. Enjoy the music from the boat’s sound system or stop for a swim.

Discover Scuba Diving in Dubai

3. Discover Scuba Diving in Dubai

Experience the wonders of scuba diving on this 2-hour activity at Jumeirah Beach. This is a great opportunity for first-time divers to experience what it's like to actually breathe underwater. Marvel at the colorful coral and tropical marine life just off the beach without the need for a certification course. The certified scuba instructors will guide you step by step, providing safety and equipment briefings, as well as basic and practical demonstrations when in the water. When you’re ready, descend together with the instructor up to one meter under the water. Have time to get used to breathing through your regulator. After establishing breathing patterns, then descend another few meters. The gradual dive allows you to get accustomed to breathing with a regulator and familiarize yourself with being submerged. Your experienced dive instructor will lead you by the hand on your Introductory Scuba Dive around the Dubai dive site once you signal that you are ready. Here, you’ll enjoy up to 45-minute dive to a minimum depth of 5 meters (15 feet) and a maximum depth of 12 meters (40 feet). Underwater photos will be taken during your dive and posted on the company’s Facebook page. With a ratio of 4 students to 1 instructor, you'll enjoy personalized attention.

Dubai: Parasailing Adventure & Boat Tour of JBR Beach

4. Dubai: Parasailing Adventure & Boat Tour of JBR Beach

Try something different during your time in Dubai and get bird's eye views of the city on a parasailing activity with up to 3 of your friends. Soar through the sky as you are towed behind a boat while attached to a specially designed canopy wing known as a parasail. Benefit from all necessary equipment and safety gear as you are pulled by a brand new boat with an amazing music system. Speed above the water as your parasail is attached by a harness to a boat powerful enough to accommodate 2 or 3 people parasailing at the same time. Rise up to an altitude of about 500 feet (150 meters) for extraordinary views of city sights, such as Dubai Marina, the luxury waterfront homes and buildings of Jumeirah Beach Residence, and even the iconic Burj al Arab. The Parasailing ride will take 8min to 10mins depends on the wind condition.

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

5. 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 2 sightseeing routes, which showcase all the main sights of this fabulous city. Along the way you'll discover all of the major landmarks, including the Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab, Dubai Marina, the Palm Jumeirah, the Dubai Mall, the Dubai Frame, The Walk at JBR the Beach, and much more. Enjoy unrivalled 360-degree views from the open-top deck, and learn all about Dubai's heritage by listening to the multilingual audio tour commentary as you cruise around on the double-decker bus. Red Route Tour stops: Red Route Tour stops: 1. Dubai Mall 2. Museum of Future 3. Al Seef 4. Al Fahidi Historic Neighbourhood 5. Dubai Museum 6. Old Souk 7. Heritage Village 8. Gold & Spice Souk 9. Dubai Creek 10. Dubai Frame Blue Route Tour stops: 1. Dubai Mall2. Souk Madinat3. Atlantis the Palm4. Dubai Marina5. JBR The Beach6. Marina Promenade7. Grosvenor House Dubai8. Mina Seyahi9. Mall of the Emirates

Dubai: 1.5-Hour Self-Drive Boat Trip

6. Dubai: 1.5-Hour Self-Drive Boat Trip

Experience what it is like to captain your own boat on a thrilling adventure along the coastline of Dubai. Reach speeds of over 60 kilometers per hour and pass famous landmarks as you set sail from the heritage fishing harbor near Jumeirah Beach. Listen to stories about the city from your escort-guide along the way. Cruise past famous beaches and iconic buildings, such as the Burj Al Arab hotel, and marvel at the manmade island of Palm Jumeirah. See the distinctive Atlantis the Palm hotel and stop to take photos of luxury mansions and upscale developments. Take control of a boat that is safe, sturdy, easy to drive and cannot be tipped over to enjoy a unique adventure on the water for all the family.

Dubai: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

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

Discover and explore the Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall, Bastakiya Historical Village, Al Fahidi Fort, the Old Souk Of Arabia, the Old Watchtower & Heritage Village, the Gold & Spice Souks, Dubai Creek, Atlantis The Palm, and Souk Madinat & 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. This fully narrated audio tour will allow you to discover over 9 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.

Dhow Dinner Cruise in Dubai Marina

8. Dhow Dinner Cruise in Dubai Marina

Climb aboard a romantic dhow (a traditional Arabic sailing vessel) and cruise Dubai Marina on this delicious 2-hour dinner tour. Get up-close views of the unofficial 8th wonder of the world, The Palm Island complex (view from lagoons area), and enjoy a romantic ambiance from the moment you step onboard the 2-tiered boat. As you sail out of Dubai Marina Yacht Club and cruise up Dubai Channel, get glimpses of the stylish Jumeirah Beach Residences and the mega-yachts of Dubai Marina. Continue to The Blu water island and the Dubai Eye (Ain Dubai). All the while you’ll be tucking into an international and Asian buffet dinner, with unlimited soft drinks, mineral water, tea, and coffee. Soft Arabic, English, and Hindi music will sway with the gentle lapping of the waves, and the lithe movement of Tanura dancers will be an added exotic distraction.

Big Bus Night Tour - Dubai Panoramic Sightseeing Tour

9. Big Bus Night Tour - Dubai Panoramic Sightseeing Tour

Experience the best sights of Dubai and see it illuminated at night on a 2.5-hour bus tour that takes you around the city while educating you on the history of what is considered by some to be the best place to live in the Middle East. Explore this remarkable, modern, and vibrant city from a whole new perspective. Ride around town in a double-decker bus as you pass by Dubai's most famous landmarks. The recorded audio commentary available in 12 languages will tell you all about Dubai and its traditions, existing landmarks, and future projects during the tour. Hop off the Big Bus at Wafi Mall and enjoy the spectacular Egyptian-themed light and sound show in the Pyramids courtyard. You will see the impressive Deira City Centre, the Wafi and Raffles Hotel, and Sheikh Zayed Road, part of the longest highway in the United Arab Emirates. Then admire the Burj Khalifa, the tallest manmade structure in the world; at 2,723 feet (830 meters), it is truly an amazing sight. From there, explore many more of the city's famous attractions, including the Dubai Mall, Burj Khalifa, JLT, Dubai Harbour, Atlantis the Palm, and Souk Madinat Jumeirah

Dubai: Jet Ski Adventure

10. Dubai: Jet Ski Adventure

Experience Dubai from a unique perspective on a jet ski adventure on the Arabian Gulf. Meet your guide for an explanation on how to drive a jet ski. They will provide you with all the necessary safety instructions for a comfortable trip before you set off. Then, admire the impressive buildings of Dubai Marina as you speed past iconic sights, such as the Burj Al Arab and the super-size yachts of Palm Jumeirah. See the towering Burj Khalifa and Downtown Dubai from a different viewpoint. Marvel at the Sheik’s island and private yacht. Enjoy a short stop at a beach on Palm Jumeirah for some free time to take pictures of the skyline of Dubai Marina. Admire some of the city’s other forward-thinking landmarks and architecture, such as the Westin Hotel, Barasti Beach, and Jumeirah Beach Residence.

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What people are saying about Jumeirah Beach

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 11,575 reviews

Very friendly and professional staff ran the speedboat tour. Safety was a priority and staff ensured we were wearing lifejackets and knew what to do incase of an emergency. Complimentary chilled bottles of water available. Plenty of opportunities for photographing the sites such as the Atlantis Hotel and the Burj Al Arab. Staff on board gave us some background information on the sites and helped us take our photos with the sites in the background.

Very polite and friendly staff. Excellent level of information through headphones during tour. Clean, good condition buses with air conditioned section available for passengers comfort. Complimentary chilled bottles of water for passengers. Detailed colour maps highlighting tour routes.

Trip was lovely the meeting point was not clear to the taxi driver. We was late by 20mins. But the staff was great still got us on the boat. Showed us all the private islands and what was around us. Great trip

An enjoyable and fun experience, well organised. Plenty of water provided to drink as it was pretty hot! Provided the opportunity to see the Palm and Burj Al Arab from a different perspective.

It was excellent, an interesting and unique experience. I gladly recommend !!