Dubai Itinerary 2 Days

Explore the best places to visit in 2 days in Dubai with this travel itinerary for a memorable experience!

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2 Days in Dubai - Perfect Weekend Guide

Dubai, the name itself has a great charm. One of the riches places in the world is not only a shopping and luxury destination but also a land of fun and entertainment. While the city houses the tallest structure in the world, Burj Khalifa, it is also home to one of the largest shopping malls, exciting water parks, a man-made island, and entertainment centers. Most of the attractions are located near the beach area. Although 2 days in Dubai are not enough, you can surely explore some of the best things with the help of this Dubai Itinerary for 2 days.

What to pack for 2 days in Dubai vacation?

As you are going on a 2 days Dubai vacation, compact luggage is ideal. Carry a backpack that can fit in your belongings or choose a compact trolley bag. You only need one pair of shoes that you're wearing, make sure you pick sturdy ones for all the walking and sightseeing. Check the live weather of Dubai and pack just what's needed! Do not forget to bring extra batteries for your camera, you won't have time to move back-n-forth to your room to charge them. Pro Tips: Carry your Passport and photo identification proof with you at all times. Carry a Dubai local map, a hard copy or in your phone.

Are 2 days enough to explore Dubai?

It is slightly difficult to explore the entire city in 48 hours time, but you can easily visit the hand-picked 8-10 points of interest in Dubai on your trip. You will have to travel a bit if you want to cover all the popular places in Dubai within 2 days. So, if you have any particular place in mind, then plan your Dubai visit accordingly. If it is a weekend trip, check for special events happening and plan accordingly.

Trip Budget for a weekend trip to Dubai?

Dubai weekend itinerary budget would vary from is USD 160 to USD 300 as per your choices. There are enough free places in Dubai to ensure that unless there’s an exhibition or event you really want to see, paying is unnecessary.

How to spend 2 days in Dubai?

Day 1

A Splendid Bus Tour of the City

As you reach Dubai, taking a historical tour of the city would be a great thing to start your morning with. A bus tour will enable you to listen to the stories behind each popular attraction of the city. The bus tour covers most of the famous spots like the Jumeirah beach, Dubai marina, Burj Khalifa, Emirates Tower and more. This tour will take about 3 hours.

Lunch by the Burj Khalifa Lake

After enjoying the tour, you can stop at the Burj Khalifa Lake for your lunch. The surroundings of the lake are dotted with a number of upscale restaurants. One of the famous restaurants here is At.Mosphere where you will experience an exclusive Dubai hospitality. The best of Lebanese food can be tasted at Wafi Gourmet. For Thai cuisine, no place can beat Thaptara, and if you are in need of a coffee, stop at Karma Cafe.

Shop and Dine at Mall of the Emirates

You can spend your evening in shopping, what Dubai is best known for. Mall of the Emirates can be your best destination for this. Opened in 2005, the Mall of Emirates features 630 retail stores, a huge parking space, and many upscale restaurants and cafes. You can spend entire evening watching a film in the 4D theatre, participating in various entertaining activities, and shopping the best brands available here. After this, you can also dine at one of the restaurants at the food court in the mall that offers continental, Mexican, Thai, and Italian cuisines.

Day 2

A Fun-filled morning

On the 2nd day of your 48 hours in Dubai, you can head to the Aquaventure park and indulge into some adventure activities with water. This huge water park is a central attraction in Dubai and best for a family trip. The park opens at 10am. So, reach here on time to start your day with joyful rides, water slides, zipline adventure, and a dive into marine life. Don’t forget to visit the Dolphin Adventure and The Lost Chambers Aquarium from here.

An Afternoon at Dubai Marina

Come back from the Palm and stop at Dubai Marina. A walk on the Dubai Marina will let you explore the palm-lined beaches, internationally acclaimed cafes and restaurants, and breathtaking views of the waterfront. If your shopaholic mind is still exciting you, visit the Dubai Marina Mall.

Enjoy the Best Sunset Cruise

The fun at Dubai Marina doesn’t just stop with shopping and walk on the beach, you wait till the sun sets and book a sunset cruise for your dinner. This is offered by the some of the luxury hotels located at Dubai Marina. This cruise will help you gaze at the beautiful sunset over the skies while at the same time you can gorge on mouthwatering food and relishing drinks.

In addition to the attractions mentioned above, you can plan a visit to the Dubai Fountain, Dubai Creek, and enjoy skiing at Ski Dubai.

Money saving tips for Dubai weekend itinerary:

  • Skip the restaurants and cafes for street vendors and supermarkets
  • Get 2 Day Dubai transport Pass if possible which offers free public transport, free entrance to the recommended attractions
  • Couchsurfing is a great way to save loads on accommodation expenses
  • Spend More Time In Fewer Places of Dubai

Where to eat in Dubai if you've 48 hours?

48 hours to enjoy the culinary delights of Dubai and the best you can do is opt for a buffet that offers local variety at a reasonable rate.

Where to stay in Dubai for a weekend?

You can book a hotel or apartment close to al mamzar beach park and this would save you lot of time for 2 days trip. You can also opt homestays to stay in Dubai. Prices for the same may be slightly steep, but it is the convenience that matters!

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