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Dubai’s skyline at nighttime

The city of Dubai is one of the most elite and awe-striking cities in the world. A desert-oasis, this city is the home to Emirates Airlines resulting in thousands of passengers touching down and taking off daily. If you need a break between long flights, spend a night exploring Dubai.

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Fun Things to Experience on an Overnight in Dubai

Due to the intense heat throughout the day, the city comes alive at night and Harvey Travel World know exactly what to do when overnighting in Dubai. Harvey Travel World has compiled a list of 8 of the best things to do when overnighting in Dubai.

1. Do a ‘Layover Tour’

So many companies in Dubai offer great layover tours around the clock, meaning that you can still take in the sights even if your layover falls overnight. These tours are conducted in air-conditioned vehicles and allow some awesome photo opportunities of attractions, such as the Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Marina. Some companies even offer ‘skip the line’ services when returning you to the airport to ensure that you aren’t late for your flight.

2. Book a Dhow Dinner Cruise

Take to the Dubai Creek and sail along in an Arabian Dhow boat as you allow the beauty of Dubai City to amaze you. Onboard the boat you will be treated to a full buffet dinner, consisting of both western food and local cuisine to accommodate all passengers, and a magnificent tour of Dubai.

3. Experience a Desert Safari

Desert night safari’s offer a night away from the busy city of Dubai, instead offering you a night of luxury out in the desert. Including stunning desert views, wildlife drives, dinner and stargazing with expert assistance from an astronomy guide, this is sure to be a unique and magical night you won’t easily forget.

4. Visit the Gold Souk

If you’re looking at purchasing something gold or silver, the Gold Souk is something everyone needs to experience when visiting Dubai. A roaring gold and silver market, open late into the night for those on a layover, runs alongside the Dubai creek and will sweep you away in the hype of bargaining and browsing. Even if you aren’t planning on purchasing any gold or silver, the market is an interesting experience if you have the time.

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5. Smell the Spice Souk

Located near the Gold Souk, the Spice Souk is a large spice market, alive with bustling people and heavenly aromas. At night the market comes to life and, sharing the same hours as the Gold Souk, you can experience both these unique markets and maybe purchase some unique spices to wow your future dinner guests.

6. Take a Walk Through Bastakiya

Bastakiva is known as being the Historic Quarters of Dubai and is a great place to take a walking tour. The Beautiful small town, scattered with winding streets, art galleries, cafes, mosques and restaurants, is a stunning area where you can lose yourself in the traditional architecture and atmosphere.

7. Visit The Burji Khalifa

The Burj Khalifa is the tallest tower in the world, standing at 2716 foot tall, with over 163 stories (61 stories more than the Empire State Building). Visitors are only allowed on the top observation deck, offering up a full 360-degree panoramic view of Dubai and the surrounding desert.

8. Relax at the Burji Khalifa Fountain

If you’re looking to simply sit back and relax, make your way to the Burj Khalifa Lake and witness the aqua spectacular, as they put on an amazing water display for those dining at the restaurants nearby. The evening displays start at 6pm, lasting 5 minutes, and occur every half hour until 11pm.

Book Your Dubai Adventure Today

Dubai is an amazing city to overnight in- or spend your whole vacation! Call Harvey Travel World today and let us plan your perfect Dubai itinerary. With so many options, the world is your oyster and, with Harvey Travel World, all you need to do is pack your bag. 

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