Showcasing the landmarks that make up Dubai’s breathtaking skyline is a monumental addition to your clients’ visit. Whether you are working with a full vacation or are filling a brief stopover, our tours division, Sky Vacations, has customizable Dubai packages (including a half-day city tour) that get clients up close and personal with the city’s iconic architecture.
Discover the structural celebrities of Dubai and the architectural world.
The enormity of the world’s tallest building is unimaginable, even when approaching Dubai’s shores from the Arabian Gulf and seeing it jet from the horizon to reach dozens of stories above its neighboring skyscrapers. Burj Khalifa measures 828 meters (2,716 feet) tall and has 163 floors hosting private residences, offices, the Armani Hotel, and At.mosphere, the world’s highest restaurant. Two outdoor observation decks, located on the 124th and 148th floor, give visitors a panoramic view of the extravagant city stretching into the gulf’s pure blue waters.
At the base of Burj Khalifa is the Dubai Fountain, a spectacle that “wows” visitors with hydraulic choreography and beautiful music. Urge clients to catch an evening show, running every 20-30 minutes from 6-11 p.m. each night.
The size, palm tree shape, and precise symmetry of Dubai’s famed artificial island leads to scads of accurate nicknames including “an engineering masterpiece” and “the 8th wonder of the world.” It was built to answer the demand for more real estate, and now houses 1,500 private mansions and hotels.
Tourists can ride the Palm Jumeirah Monorail that traverses the “trunk” of the island; absorbing sights lush with palm trees, weaving roads, and Middle Eastern-style buildings and mansions before ending at Atlantis, The Palm hotel. While taking the monorail is a perfectly satisfying way to see Palm Jumeirah, others insist skydiving and partaking in a helicopter tour are far more superior methods.
Located north of Palm Jumeirah and Burj Khalifa in Zabeel Park, the Dubai Frame is a cultural landmark and the world’s largest picture frame. It stands 150 meters (492 feet) tall and 93 meters (305 feet) wide, framing the distant city between its gold-colored stainless steel boarders. The sculpture was created to celebrate Dubai’s history and represents the city’s past, present, and future. Visitors enter the frame at ground-level and are immersed into the fascinating story of Dubai’s development with interactive exhibits.
A speedy elevator ride brings passengers to the top floor that bridges the frame’s towering sides. This special viewpoint envelopes viewers with sights of modern Dubai on one side, and the neighborhoods of Old Dubai on the other. The experience is boasted as a can’t-miss excursion and is best enjoyed right before sunset.
Dubai Half-day City Tour
A half-day city tour blends Dubai’s architectural gems and renowned attractions into a morning or afternoon event. Clients can walk the streets of Old Dubai and discover its past as a fishing village. A visit to the Souks exposes shoppers to a traditional Arabic marketplace and hosts a nirvana of unique souvenirs. In contrast to exploring historical Dubai, a city tour showcases the contemporary sail-shaped design of Burj Al Arab. Additional stops include but are not limited to the Jumeirah Mosque, the most photographed mosque in the city, the City Market and more.
Sky Vacations offers customizable half-day city tours in both of its curated Dubai packages, creating a helpful base of recommendations that you are able to cater to your clients’ liking. Click here to browse packages and begin crafting today!