Dubai is one of the hottest tourist destinations, which offers a plethora of things to see and do, This city has  emerged from being a city of sandy dunes to a skyscraper marvel, with its world’s tallest building dominating the skyline of Dubai. It also boasts of the largest man-made island.

Dubai is mix of all nationalities & is a unique melting pot of international flavors accompanied by Arab hospitality.

Dubai is also a stopover destination and there are 2 ways to approach any stopover, either plan every sec or go with theflow, so here is what you can do in Dubai for 48 hours:

Day 1:

Palm Jumeirah: Start your day by heading towards Jumeriah beach where you can spend some relaxing time on beach, and can also do some water activities, from Jumeirah beach you will also get the glimpse of Burj al arab.

Burj Khalifa: Visit to Dubai is never complete without visiting this engineering marvel, and if you really want to have a jaw drop experience, go to observatory deck, which is AT THE TOP located on the 124thfloor which provide views of the arid expanse desert that sprawls beyond emirate forest of sky-scraping pinnacles that have sprouted up in the last few decades.

at the top

At the Top, View of Dubai from top of Burj Khalifa

Dubai Mall:  One of the world’s biggest mall, if you are into shopping this is just the right place to be, and if shopping is not something that interests you, this place also has an aquarium and underwater zoo, an ice skating rink and a kids theme park, it’s a place where you can spend hours.

Dubai fountains: What can be the  best way to end your day then too see the water dance, confused?,  located at the base of Burj Khalifa, Dubai fountain is one of the world’s largest choreographed fountain which features water that jets as high as 450ft, equivalent to 45 storey building.

Dubai fountains, at the base of Burj Khalifa


Day 2:

After spending your 1st day seeing man made marvel now you can continue experiencing some Dubai culture  & shopping. Dubai is a Mecca for shopaholics.

Dubai creek & Souks: Dubai creek flows between Bur Dubai and Deira and is also a place where trade began between Dubai and outside world began.

To experience the traditional Dubai visit Deira Gold and spice souk, old market place of Dubai which have the essence of old Dubai. Whether you are planning to buy some gold or to try some Arabic spices, this is an ideal place. To get into more cultural feel don’t forget take the Abra taxi ride from Bur Dubai side.

Spice souk at Deira Dubai


Gold Souk, One of the favorite place for ladies to grab some gold oranaments

Desert Safari: If you are looking for some adventure to end your Dubai trip, you must add Desert Safari to your Bucket list, The evening desert Safari commences from 4pm, and ends by 10 pm, this adventure not only include just thrilling roller coaster ride & dune bashing but you will also get and experience of an Arabian lifestyle  as you reach the desert camp with Camel Riding, clicks with royal hawks, Drape yourself with authentic Arabian costumes like Kandura (Thawb) and  Abaya. Moreover you can enjoy sand skiing, Arabic BBQ dinner, Belly dancing, camel riding, Dune buggies, Henna and bubbling some Arabic shisha.

Desert Safari

A perfect way to end your 48 hours in Dubai