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Dubai Tourist Guide

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Dubai Tour Guide and Sightseeing

Introduction to Dubai for Tourists

Dubai is a fast growing city with a rapidly increasing number of attractions for tourists. On this page are several guides and plans for tourists (or residents) to help them enjoy their time in Dubai. A few general sightseeing tips, followed by suggested itineraries for 1-3 days or a week in Dubai.

Top 5 things to see in Dubai

A very subjective opinion admittedly, not based on any survey or poll.

Top 10 things to see in Dubai

Start with the top 5 list, then add ...

Things that are overrated in Dubai
Bus and boat tours of Dubai
Shopping in Dubai
One Day in Dubai - introduction (using the Big Bus Dubai)

Note that this suggested tour does not return you to the Wafi City Shopping Center where you start, and times are approximate - check with Big Bus for more accurate times on the day.

One Day in Dubai - Adventure, Thrills and Excitement
Two Days in Dubai

Do the one day in Dubai introduction on the first day. Then, on the next day...

Three Days in Dubai

Follow the Two Days in Dubai schedule but go to Karama and Big Red on the second day, and Jebel Hafeet on the third day.

One week in Dubai
Number of tourists visiting Dubai
Year 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 ... 2015   2020
Tourists (million)¹ 3.02 2.8 3.63 4.76 4.9 5.4 6.16   6.95 7.00 7.5 8.5 9.3   15   20
Hotel guests (m)²   2.84 3.06 4.11 4.34 4.72                      
  1. Might be total tourist visitors, or only hotel and hotel apartment guests. Sometimes figures released are not clear.
  2. From DDIA information for 2000-2004, includes hotel apartment visitors.
Last update Thursday 19-Dec-2013
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