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Dubai On A Budget

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Gear up to experience the true essence of Dubai on a budget! Peppered with city tours, dhow cruises, and a tryst with the Arabian sandy dunes, this tour is true value for money.


  • Leave the metropolis behind and enter the heart of the Arabian desert for a thrilling round of sand dune bashing and sightseeing
  • Settle in for a night of quintessential Arabic experiences at your Bedouin camp, and enjoy traditional tanoura dances, belly dancing, and a fire show
  • A lavish buffet awaits you at nightfall! Pair your delectable food with unlimited soft drinks, water, tea and coffee.
  • On your second day, explore the city of Dubai on a whirlwind city tour, and visit the Dubai Museum and the Jumeirah Mosque before driving past Palm Islands and the Burj Al Arab
  • Get off at the Gold Souq, and embark upon a romantic Dhow cruise. Soak up the unmatched views of Dubai as you enjoy a complimentary dinner on-board



  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Desert dune bashing
  • Belly dancing show
  • Tanoura dance
  • Camel riding
  • Henna designing
  • Sand boarding (Optional – Upon request & availability)
  • Quad biking (Optional – Upon request & availability)
  • Unlimited soft drinks, water, tea and coffee
  • Unlimited hubblee-bubblee shisha
  • Photograph opportunity with traditional Arabian attire
  • Vegetarian and non-vegetarian BBQ buffet dinner
  • Sunset photography opportunity
  • Separate restrooms for men and women


  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    Sites visited:
  • Dubai Museum
  • Jumeirah Mosque
  • Al Fahidi Fort
  • Burj Al Arab
  • The Palm Island
  • Atlantis Hotel
  • Gold Souq

Day 2 (Cont): DHOW CRUISE

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • 2-hour cruise near Bur Dubai or Deira creek area
  • Welcome drinks - water, tea & Arabic coffee
  • International buffet dinner with a choice of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes
  • Access to fully air-conditioned lower deck and open-air upper deck

Cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Day 1: The Desert Safari

Get whisked away on a 4x4 vehicle to the heart of the Arabian desert and engage in an exhilarating round of sand dune bashing. Have your picture taken in the traditional Emirati attire with the gorgeous backdrop of the Arabian dunes. Brace yourself for a night of entertainment at the renowned Bedouin camp, and enjoy traditional Tanoura dancing, a horse show, belly dancing, and an exciting fire show. Savour a delectable buffet with unlimited soft drinks, water, tea and coffee before calling it a day.

Day 2: Dubai City Tour + Dhow Dinner Cruise

Strap on your tourist shoes and set out for an uplifting city tour of Dubai! Visit popular tourist destinations like the Dubai Museum and the Jumeirah Mosque, two landmarks that signify Dubai’s history and culture perfectly. After driving past Burj Al Arab and the Palm Islands, get off at the Gold Souq for your Dhow Dinner cruise. Engage in an opulent dining experience on the traditional Arabic boat of Dhow, where a luxurious 3-course meal awaits you. With lively music and a stunning panoramic view of the city, end your experience on a high note.

You may choose between the following ticket options:

  • Dubai on a Budget
  • Dubai on a Budget + Airport Transfers
  • Dubai on a Budget + Airport Transfers + NOL Card

Why You Need Airport Transfers In Dubai?

With numerous shared-ride round-trip options available on minibuses, vans, and luxury limousines, your trips to and from the airport are sorted. Your driver will be waiting for you at the arrival gate with an announcement board to help you spot the vehicle with ease. This is a cheaper alternative to private cabs, and you are also spared the hassles of traffic!

NOL Card - Uses & Benefits

The NOL card is Dubai’s smart card for public transportation and gives you access to all modes of transport in the city. Besides being easy to use and a cheaper alternative, the NOL Card is a suitable option for those who wish to take advantage of the city’s well-connected public transport network!

Important Information

  • Keep in mind that it is considered proper etiquette in Dubai to tip for certain services (porters, room cleaners, valets, taxi drivers, and at restaurants).
  • The UAE dress code is more relaxed than other areas in the Middle East, but most of Dubai’s residents dress conservatively. Ensure your clothing is tasteful and not too revealing or see-through.
  • During Ramadan (roughly between mid-May and mid-June) the city shuts down during the day (restaurants stay closed and it is illegal to smoke, drink and eat in public during this holy timespan). However, the city sparks back to life in the evening.

Best Time to Travel to Dubai

The cooler months of December, January, and February extend a pleasant Mediterranean climate, making it the ideal time to visit Dubai. However, this is the peak tourist season, so rates skyrocket around this time. The city boils from March to September, but the rates fall significantly (as much as 75%). If you don’t mind hopping between air-conditioned hotels, restaurants, and shopping malls, there’s no wrong time to visit Dubai.

Visa Requirements

Eligibility for entering Dubai without a visa:

Citizens of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), including Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.

Eligibility for free visa-on-arrival for 30-days:

Citizens from Andorra, Australia, Brunei, Canada, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Monaco, New Zealand, People's Republic of China, Russian Federation, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States of America, and the Vatican City.

Eligibility for free visa-on-arrival for 14-days:

Indians who carry a visit visa/green card/normal passport issued by the USA/UK/EU

Eligibility for a tourist visa:

Tourists from across the globe can apply for this visa (except females aged 17 and below, unless they are travelling with their parents).

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