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There's more to Dubai than its beautiful beaches. Thrills, unforgettable experiences and adrenaline rushes are all on offer in this sublime city, thanks to the wide range of activities and excursions on offer.

It's your first trip to Dubai and you don't know which activity or excursion to choose. You've come to the right place. This article lists the 10 best excursions and activities to do in Dubai.

What excursion to choose in Dubai?

In Dubai, you can choose from a variety of excursions, including :

A yacht cruise

To discover the most beautiful architecture in the city of Dubai, we recommend a yacht cruise. The best option is on a luxury yacht with meals on board, including exclusive service from the crew.

Quad biking in the red dunes of the Dubai desert

Quad biking lets you conquer the red dunes of Dubai's Lahbab desert with ease. You're sure to love this thrilling ride. Get your quad bike from one of our specialized agencies.

A thrilling buggy ride

With its powerful, robust suspension, the buggy is your best ally for tackling the toughest desert terrain. In fact, it was designed with this in mind. Take a trip into the sands of the Dubai desert on a buggy and you won't regret it.

Skydiving over Dubai

One of the must-do experiences in Dubai is to jump out of a plane at a certain altitude and fly over this splendid city by parachute.

Desert safari

Another exciting excursion in Dubai is to cross the desert sands by 4×4. For even more fun, some agencies offer a camel ride and/or sandbloarding as part of your safari. Other services, such as a barbecue dinner, are also available. You can even spend the night in a desert camp.

Skiing in Dubai

Skiing is the main and most popular activity in Dubai. Ski Dubai provides 5 slopes of varying lengths and difficulty for ski enthusiasts and beginners. A freestyle snowboarding area is also available, as is a 3,000 m² children's park.

Whichever package you choose, all equipment (including your wetsuit and helmet) is supplied by the service provider. But you are required to wear your own cap and gloves.

A dinner cruise in Dubai

Activities and excursions in Dubai don't just take place during the day. Some, like a dinner cruise, take place at night. In a classic panoramic or wooden boat, the dinner cruise can be buffet or table service. It's an experience you'll never forget.

Hot-air ballooning over the Dubai desert

Not every desert in the world is lucky enough to be flown over by a hot-air balloon. Dubai offers you the chance to enjoy this unforgettable experience.

The Tyrolean traverse

Although this is one of the most expensive activities in Dubai, it's also one of the most impressive on your first trip to this tourist city. Located in the center of Dubai Marina, the Dubai Tyrolienne (XLine Dubai) offers a unique and unforgettable experience.

A boat trip on the Dubai Fountain

Although an expensive activity, this ride gives you a closer look at Dubai's water fountain.

How much does an excursion to Dubai cost?

Whether it's an excursion to the desert or to the city itself, the price of the excursion will not be the same.

Non-desert excursion

The price of an excursion within the city of Dubai generally depends on the place to be visited, the duration of the excursion, the time of the visit (daytime or night-time excursion), the means of travel and many other factors. In fact, the price depends on the options you choose.

So, while a guided tour of Dubai during the day will cost from 47.53 euros, for example, a guided tour at night on the "big bus" will cost from 46.27 euros.

How much does a excursion in the desert of Dubai?

Several agencies offer desert tours in Dubai. But they don't all charge the same rates. In fact, the price of a walk in Dubai's lahbab desert depends on two main factors:

  • Tour duration
  • Activities to do during the excursion.

For as little as 36 euros, you can take a trip to the Dubai desert

Where can I find cheap excursions?

If you want to do something in Dubai, you can buy your tickets on the spot. But the cheapest way to get them is to buy them online, on the agencies' websites. That way, you'll benefit from cheap excursions in Dubai.

There are also a number of free places to visit in Dubai. These include

  • From the canals of Madinat Jumeihra
  • From the property of Sheikh Saeed Al-Maktoum
  • Art galleries in Dubai
  • Etc.