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Dubai is a giant nation that cannot be explored totally in one or two days. You will require at least one month time to explore every corner properly. But what to do if you have a stay of only two days. So read this article on 48 hours in Dubai to know how you can enjoy your 48 hours stay in Dubai to the fullest.

Itinerary for Stay of 48 Hours in Dubai

Day 1


Walkthrough JBR Walk in the morning and choose a range of hotel buffets and breakfast cafes. We recommend Eggspectation, a friendly and family-friendly egg restaurant. Eggspectation also provides gluten-free and dairy-free diets if you have dietary concerns.

Relax on the beach, soak in the sun and take a swim after breakfast. If you feel like it, JBR is also home to Dubai Aqua Park, the world's biggest swelling water park.

Keep an eye over the Marina next to JBR on your way out. Dubai Marina has fourteen of the world's top twenty residential towers, including the Princess Tower, The Torch, 23 Marinas, Cayan Tower, Marina 101, Elite Residence.

Enjoy one of Dubai's top attractions in the afternoon. Ride the infamous freefall water slide Jumeirah Sceirah in Dubai's iconic Wild Wadi waterpark on the Jumeirah beach rod on the Umm Suqeim coast, or swim out of the aircraft and jump off freefall on the Skydive Dubai Palm Jumeirah airfield, located in the Dubai Marina. Otherwise, ski or snowboard on the sky and snowboard at Ski Dubai at Mall of the Emirates in Al Barsha, Al Barsha; (be sure to book this experience in advance).

If the parks are not your fast, go to the Dubai Miracle Garden in Barsha South and the area of Dubai for a day of outdoor relaxation. This celestial land of fantasy is full of complex floral sculptures. Once you have completed your exploration of the garden, check out the butterfly shrine.



Go to Downtown Dubai for a beautiful dinner. The Arabian Souk Al Bahar is a popular restaurant with great views over the Burj Khalifa and Dubai Brunnen, the world's biggest choreographed fountain. You can choose from 22 dining destinations in Souk Al Bahar. The famous Karma Cafe, a restaurant and bar with flavorful Asian fusion, offers the best views of the Dancing Fountain. Or head next door to The Palace hotel for a romantic night out. At Thiptara, you can dine on a beautiful terrace that apparently rests over the water source in the restaurant specializing in Royal Thai food and seafood in Bangkok.

Go for a walk following dinner. Take the walkway to the Dubai Mall to see Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo when you feel like a casual night. 140 different fish species and more than 300 sharks and rays can be seen here. Go for a stylish dinner, a sophisticated drink, and a stunning look in the Burj Khalifa, the highest restaurant in the world, to the Atmosphere in the fountain.

Day 2


Go down to Old Dubai for an authentic cultural experience early in the morning. Before going out, please know that this is the traditional center of the emirate and covers your knees and shoulders – it is a pashmina that is going to do.

Begin your day in Deira's traditional markets. The Gold Souk is a marvel, with 300 gold-filled shops. You walk south, and the Deira Grand Souk, once known as Al Souk Al Kabeer, is to be found. It was the biggest marketplace in Dubai in another era. The souks are reminders of a forgotten era but still busy with people who buy textiles, spices, perfumes, and souvenirs. 

Dubai Creek, a tourist resort that serves as a reminder of past times and times when Dubai was known as a maritime trading hub for pearls, fish, textiles goods, and more, is located next to the Grand Souk (or Spice Souk Region).

From Bur Dubai, an area with historical monuments and museums, take an Abra crossing the Creek. Stop at one of the stalls for a traditional snack if you get starving while you're out and around. Go north to Al Shindagha district (near the mouth of the Creek). You will find the heritage of Dubai and Diving Villages and the official residence of Sheik Saeed Al Maktoum, grandfather of the ruler of Dubai (1912-1958).


After you've explored Al Shindagha, go south to the place Abra first. Stop for traditional Levantine and Emirates lunches at Bayt Al-Wakeel. The Bayt Al Wakeel is one of Dubai's oldest buildings (built of mud, coral, and wood in the '30s) and houses the Sea Museum and the restaurant. It is the place where you will find seaweed and a seafood salad. Continue to go south after lunch to find Textile Souk, full of textiles, clothes, and more souvenirs.

When you've got your shopping fill, continue down the river until you come to the Historical District of Al Fahidi (or the Bastakiya district). Here you will find old Arab homes with wind towers, winding streets, and galleries of contemporary art. The ancient story of the Emirates at the Museum of Dubai is located nearby.

Go next for an excursion into the dunes to your pre-arranged meeting point. Desert safaris are a great way to enjoy UAE sands and Bedouin culture. All the safaris include a variety of activities, including dune bashing, camel ride, quad bike, shisha, bowling dancing, and an Arab dinner.



If you have returned to the city by night, we recommend a dhow cruise for dinner depending on how many sights you saw in the morning and the package you booked. You can see the Old Dubai sites of the Creek in this intimate experience. Boats usually like live music, and belly dancers have fun entertainment.

Note that it will be Friday and Saturday during the weekend in Dubai. This route works most days during the week but was created on Friday as the first day and Saturday as the second day. Please check the times when you want to visit Old Dubai on a Friday. The holy Sabbath is Friday in the UAE, so there are many places that will have various opening times. Note that most souks shops close at 1 p.m. And four o'clock p.m. every day (except on Fridays).

So now you must be cleared about how to spend 48 Hours in Dubai. You must remember that you will require a Dubai Transit Visa for staying in Dubai for 48 hours. You can get your Dubai Transit Visa from our website Dubai Transit E Visa, which gives the best online service for a transit visa. So get your Dubai Transit Visa from us when you have a 48 hours stay in Dubai and follow our itinerary to explore the beauty of Dubai in a short period of time.

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