5 Day Exclusive Dubai Itinerary
Dubai is one of the most extravagant and luxurious destinations in the world. It’s a place to go when you want to be pampered. So, what are some of the most exclusive things to do in Dubai on your 5-day trip?
In 5 days, you could do plenty of things in this city. From adventurous, adrenaline-boosting activities, to lounging or shopping, Dubai can offer luxury like no other place in the world.
Let’s take a look at your 5-day exclusive itinerary:
- Rent a supercar
- Have breakfast at Izu Ani
- Stable tour
- Relax at Burj Spa
- Have dinner at Ossiano At Atlantis
- Breakfast at Al Muntaha
- Take a seaplane tour
- Buhayra Lounge
- Take a private helicopter ride
- Megayacht cruise dinner
- Hot air balloon ride
- Breakfast at Boardwalk
- Sunset Beach
- Exclusive night safari
- Breakfast at Sansation
- Dubai Mall
- Gold Souk
- Dinner at Giorgio Armani
- Ski Dubai
- The Dubai Miracle Garden
- Private yacht ride
This itinerary will take you through some of the most coveted Dubai sights and activities, restaurants and adventures. With an exclusive take, you will feel like royalty, pampered at every corner.
So, relax, enjoy and have some fun with this top-notch 5-day itinerary for Dubai.
Your first day in Dubai will most likely be the day you arrive. As you’ll be tired from your journey, we’ve designed this day so that you can relax and lounge while still taking in the best of Dubai.
- Location: Al Meydan Road, Nad Al Sheba, Dubai
- Open: 7 am to 11:30 am
- Price: Starts at AED 325
A nice, relaxing day couldn’t have a better start than at the Meydan Stables, where you’ll get to meet some of the brightest racing horses. Whether you love horse racing, or you’re just an animal lover, this tour will suit you.
Start this tour with a breakfast, provided by the Farriers Restaurant while you look onto horses doing their morning exercises. You’ll get a free ticket for a Meydan Racecourse which you can either use or cash in for a discount.
Learn all about how the horses are trained and groomed, talk with athletes and enjoy a sunny morning at the stables.
Rent an exclusive car
- Location: Sobha Ivory 2, Dubai
- Open: 9 am to midnight
- Price: Starts at AED 1500
Once your tour is done, set off on a sightseeing journey through Dubai. And what better way to do it than to drive something with numerous horsepowers?
Residents there love expensive cars and there are many to choose from. You can get a Porche, Bentley, Ferrari, Lamborghini and many others. Take your pick and hop on a ride. You’ll get the best view of the city from the comfort of a top-class car.
Brunch at Izu Ani
- Location: City Walk, Al Safa
- Open: 11 am to 11:30 pm
- Price: Free to enter
Foodies across Dubai adore this place. It has a cozy feel and it’s the best place to have a late breakfast or even brunch.
So, after your exciting ride in a supercar, stop by Izu Ani and enjoy some pain au chocolat, Danish pastries, muffins or even smoked salmon. You can even get a breakfast board, which will provide you will all the sweet and savory meals that you need. A good breakfast at this place will give you a strong base for the rest of your day.
- Location: Baniyas Rd, Dubai
- Open: 8 am to 2 pm
- Price: Starts at AED 300 per hour
After brunch, drive to the Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club where you’ll have an opportunity to play at a top-notch facility. It has an 18-hole course and expert coaches that can help you learn, even if you’ve never played golf before.
This amazing property offers a breathtaking view of Dubai Creek and you can find great restaurants and bars there as well. All the more reason to spend your afternoon here.
Location: 18th floor, Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Jumeira Road, Umm Suqeim 3, Dubai
Open: 6:30 am to 10:30 pm
Price: Starting at AED 650 (full price list)
After a long day of driving around, golfing and sightseeing, the best way to unwind and relax is to indulge in a luxurious spa experience. And Talise spa is the best one out there.
You’ll find it at Burj Al Arab, 150 meters above the Gulf. Start with facials or body wraps and move on to hot stone treatments and other pampering activities. It will refresh you and give you all the care that you need.
Take your pick from their exclusive treatments and spend the first half of your evening like a royal.
Dinner at Ossiano At Atlantis
- Location: Near Crescent Rd, Dubai
- Open: 6:30 pm to 10 pm
- Price: Start at around AED 300
Top off your night by getting an exclusive dinner at Ossiano at Atlantis. This is not just a fine dining place, it’s an experience that you will remember forever. They serve a seven-course dinner in a magnificent ambient where sharks and fish swim in aquariums around you.
Enjoy the best seafood and caviar from the top chef Gregoire Berger, as well as some of his best avant-garde creations.
You’ll feel like you are dreaming – or dining underwater – at this unique restaurant.
On your second day in Dubai, you’ll get to experience some of the most thrilling adventures available. Now that you’ve had your rest – and seen the greatest features of Dubai – it’s time to immerse yourself in some adrenaline-pumping escapades. Check out what we have in store for you.
- Location: Al Seyahi St, Dubai
- Open: 10am to 4pm
- Price: Starts at AED 2000
In case you’re not a morning person, nothing will wake you up easier than a jump out of a plane 13 000 feet above the Palm of Dubai. It’s an exciting activity that will last for about 60 seconds as you fall 120 miles per hour.
After those 60 seconds of falling, your parachute will open and you’ll get to glide through the air for about 5 minutes while overlooking the gorgeous skyline of Dubai. Imagine watching a sunrise up in the air.
Of course, an experienced instructor will be right with you to help you and make sure that you’re safe. You’ll start by meeting the instructor and having an interview with them, then you’ll board the plane, skydive and finish it off with a parachute ride. As a bonus, they will have a professional photographer and video maker to capture your entire journey down.
Breakfast at Arabian Tea House Cafe
- Location: Bastakiya Opposite Musalla Post Office, Al Fahidi St, Dubai
- Open: 7:30 am until midnight
- Price: Free to enter, medium prices
The perfect change of scenery to that scary and exciting skydive you did is Arabian Tea House Cafe. They serve more than 100 different types of tea in a wonderful Arabian-style yard.
Getting some breakfast and tea (or coffee) here is the perfect way to unwind and it will feel like you took a step back in time. Sleepy corners and the smell of fresh bread and history are just what you need.
Plus, with all of the adventure you have to go on during your second day in Dubai, you’ll need all the rest you can get. So, enjoy a nice breakfast under the shade of an old, lush tree.
- Location: Seawings Base, Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa Jumeriah, Dubai
- Open: 8:30 am to 9 pm
- Price: Starts at around AED 1200
By now you probably know that most of your day will be spent up in the air. Well, this is just a continuation of that. However, a seaplane ride will be a far more relaxing experience than your skydive.
Board a beautiful seaplane and prepare for the breathtaking take-off. Once the plane starts flying, you’ll be able to marvel at the wonders of Dubai – from beaches and Palm Jumeriah to state-of-the-art buildings like the Burj Al Arab, Burj Khalifa and so on.
These flights usually last for about 45 minutes and during that time, you’ll be swept away by the sheer beauty that this area has to offer.
- Location: Palace Downtown Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashed Boulevard Dubai
- Open: 8 am to 2 am
- Price: Free to enter
Take a break at one of the most luxurious spots in Dubai. At Buhayra Lounge, you’ll get to eat amazing food while looking over the rich decoration straight from the Arabian nights. Let the soothing music lull you into Dubai history, relax in comfortable seats and enjoy.
The best part is that you’ll get to overlook some of the most amazing scenery while you eat.
Private helicopter ride
- Location: Nassimi Beach Parking, Atlantis Hotel, Palm Dubai
- Open: 8 am to 6 pm
- Price: Starts at AED 550
As the night falls over Dubai, take off on an enchanting flight over the city, see the lights as they appear and spot some of the most famous sights. The flight usually lasts around 17 minutes and you’ll have a private tour guide that will help you understand the history of the area better.
Some rides last even longer, giving you a chance to marvel at the wonders of the United Arab Emirates even more.
Watch as the sea kisses the shores right below the magnificent architectural wonders. You’ll see where the desert meets the urban area and how staggering the difference between the two is.
5 Star Megayacht Dinner
- Location: Dubai Marina
- Open: Always
- Price: Starts at AED 200
After all of the amazing adventures you had in the sky, it’s time to work on your sea legs. But, no crazy adrenaline rushes this time – in the evening of your day two in Dubai, you’ll get to enjoy true luxury on an extravagant 5-star yacht dinner ride.
As you sail around Dubai, eat some of the most famous delicacies from the area, international meals and watch some of the best live entertainment in the city. The ride gets even better if you have a romantic partner to share it with.
Dubai is not just about mesmerizing buildings and the urban area – in fact, there’s much more to it. So, let your third day in Dubai show you just how intriguing and magical the desert can get, especially if you get onto some exclusive tours.
Take a hot air balloon ride
- Location: Tiffany Tower, Dubai
- Open: 9 am to 5 pm
- Price: AED 1200
This is one of the best things you can do in Dubai in the early morning. Wake up before the sunrise and hop on a journey to the desert with your guide. Once you reach the take-off spot, board a balloon and watch the world get smaller bellow your feet.
In a matter of minutes, you’ll be watching the sunrise with falcons, at the height of 4000 feet. Remember to take many pictures of this incredible flight and film your takeoff too. When your ride is done, the guide will escort you to the camp in a desert setting and you’ll get to ride some vintage Land Rovers too and have a tasty breakfast.
Have late breakfast at the Broadwalk
- Location: Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club Opposite Deira City Centre, Dubai
- Open: Noon to Midnight
- Price: Free to enter, medium prices
Top off your morning in an award-winning restaurant that is Boardwalk. Located on the Dubai Creek, it will provide you with a perfect spot to gaze at the water and absorb the spectacle of the Dubai Marina.
It’s been a favorite since it opened, especially for its fish food and open, terraced space. Its menu is mostly Mediterranean, so that would give you a chance to get a taste of Europe at the heart of the United Arab Emirates.
- Location: Kite Beach, Dubai
- Open: 10 am to 10pm
- Price: No entrance fee
Dubai is almost always warm, so it’s a good idea to spend a part of your afternoon at one of the best beaches in the world. It’s wide and flat with a bunch of activities and things to do. Because it’s windy, kite surfers love it – and you will too. Rent your own kite and a board and glide across the blue waters of the Gulf.
Once you’re done with kiteboarding, move on to the skate park and enjoy learning how to skate in one of the best facilities of the type in the city. Of course, take a break to get an ice-cream or some food from one of the top-notch food trucks that gather there.
And if you get tired, hop over to the Jumeriah Beach Hotel for a cup of coffee.
- Location: Atlantis The Palm, Crescent Rd, Dubai
- Open: 10 am to 6 pm
- Price: Starts at AED 300
To continue your outdoor adventure, visit the Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark. Dubai is surrounded by water, so one of the best ways to enjoy it is to splash around and go on rides at this unique resort.
It contains more than 30 slides and different activities, the longest Lazy River in Dubai as well as its own private beach if you feel like swimming in the sea. Adults and kids alike adore its record-busting rides, as well as the sweeping aquarium full of sea wildlife.
Overnight luxury safari
- Location: 28th St, M1 Al-Maria Building 31, Dubai
- Open: Always
- Price: Starts at AED 600
If you want a true desert adventure, then the Overnight Safari is just the thing for you. This once-in-a-lifetime event will take you away on a journey through history and desert wildlife, all in a convenient package.
Most of the time, overnight safaris start in the late afternoon, when a guide will pick you up at your hotel and take you to the desert. Then, you will get to ride camels to the campsite. As the sun slowly starts to set, and the smell of barbecue fills up the air, you’ll get to ride in dune buggies, do some sandboarding and so on.
Once the sun sets, prepare to enjoy a traditional Arabian dinner while lounging in comfortable seats and watching belly dancers and other entertainment sweeps you away into your own fairytale.
There’ll be henna painters too.
And if all of that wasn’t enough, you should see the starry sky above the desert. When you’re ready to go to sleep, the guide will provide you with a tent and your own sleeping mattress, so you can sleep under the stars.
Once you wake up the next morning, you’ll be welcomed with tea and coffee, some breakfast and a ride back to your hotel.
Since the past two days have been all about staying active and doing the most offbeat things in Dubai, your fourth day will bring some well-deserved relaxation. And there’s no better way to relax than to shop around all day.
Have breakfast at Sansation
- Location: Green Community, Motor City, Dubai
- Open: 10 am to 2 am
- Price: Free to enter, medium prices
Back in the urban Dubai, you’ll probably want to collect your thoughts from your overnight safari, and there’s no better place for that than Sansation. It’s a great place to chill, located on the lake, with tasty food and delicious coffee.
The ambient is calming, with soothing music to support the vibes. Staff is famously friendly and all of this will make your comeback to urban Dubai even better and more magical.
- Location: Financial Center Rd, Along Sheik Zayed road, next to Burj Khalifa tower, Dubai
- Open: 10 am to midnight
- Price: Free to enter
Dubai has many malls, but none is as brilliant as the Dubai Mall. From luxury shops to international restaurants and activities you can partake in, you could spend an entire day here and still not see it all.
Shop for clothes in some of the best stores in the world, created by the top 200 designers and brands. You’ll find Gucci, Prada, Luis Vuitton, Givenchy, YSl and other stores, right at your fingertips. And it’s not just clothing either – you can get accessories, shoes, toys and endless items in this imposing building.
When you get tired of shopping and need a snack, stop by one of the mall’s restaurants. There are so many of them that you won’t know which one to pick – from cheaper ones to truly extravagant ones, you’ll have a good set of choices.
And if you want to see what else the mall has to offer, prepare to be amazed. There’s an indoor aquarium with more than 30 000 sea world animals from sea horses to sharks and dolphins. You can take a stroll down the hallways as fishes swim alongside.
Go to the ice rink where you can skate and feel like a star. Even if you can’t skate, the rik humbly provides a teacher that will show you all the best moves.
In case you traveled to Dubai with kids, the Dubai Mall has got you covered too – there are so many child-friendly activities. From the VR park where they can experience some of the latest technologies to KidZania where they can play pretend in their own little city.
At the same time, they could play and ride in the Dubai Dino or visit the SEGA Republic which is full of arcade games and related activities both for grownups and for kids.
Finally, if you miss relaxing in front of the TV, visit the Reel Cinema and enjoy some of the best new movies. Spend most of your day here before moving onto the Gold Souk.
Gold Souk of Dubai
- Location: Dubai
- Open: 9:30 am to 9:30 pm
- Price: Free
Your late afternoon will be perfectly finished off with a trip to the famous Gold Souk. It’s a traditional market of the Emirates and it features some of the best gold in the world. Even looking at all of it can be alluring.
You can find beautiful gemstones, necklaces, earrings, and bracelets here, but you can also just look at them and enjoy the beauty. Nearby are the Spice Souk and numerous small stores filled with handmade crafts and stunning materials.
Dinner at Armani
- Location: Burj Khalifa, Lobby Level, Armani Hotel Dubai, Dubai
- Open: 6 pm to 11:30 pm
- Price: Free to enter, prices medium to high
Where better to finish your day than at one of the most luxurious restaurants in all of Dubai? Even the name sounds extravagant, and rightfully so.
They serve traditional Italian food but there are also modern takes on some of the classic dishes. The ambient is classy and modern, while the music is relaxing and suitable for the venue. And to top it off, the staff is extremely hospitable and they will give you a personalized service based on your needs.
This will be your final day in Dubai for this trip, and it will round up all of your favorite things in one. There will be more fantastic food, fabulous backdrops and luxurious sights, all at your fingertips.
- Location: Sheikh Zayed Rd, Dubai
- Open: 10 am to 11 pm on most days
- Price: Starts at AED 200
This is such a comprehensive experience, that you will probably spend all morning here, especially if you want to get away from the heat.
If you get there first thing in the morning, start at one of Ski Dubai’s restaurants where you can get some tea, coffee, and breakfast. This will warm you up and prepare you for the rest of this affair.
To give yourself some time between eating and skiing, visit the penguins first and spend some time playing with them and learning about them. After that, move on to some of the famous rides in the park, ski down one of the slopes and enjoy other activities.
There’s so much to do that you won’t even notice the time passing by. And if you want the entire place for yourself, whether for a party or just because, that’s possible too – just arrange it with the staff a few weeks ahead.
Dubai Miracle Garden
- Location: Al Barsha South 3, Dubai
- Open: November to April, 9:00 am to 11:00 pm
- Cost: Starts at 10 AED
Back in the heat, this is a perfect place to spend your early afternoon. Here, it’s all about nature and the beauty of it. It’s a huge property – so big that it holds the world’s record for the biggest flower garden in the world.
The designers there work tirelessly to create spectacular sculptures of animals, toys, landmarks and all sorts of things. It’s colorful and calming for the eyes in a way that inspires you and boosts your energy.
- Location: 122nd Floor, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai
- Open: 7 am to 2 am
- Prices: Free to enter, high prices
This is the world’s highest restaurant, located on the 122nd floor of Burj Khalifa. But it’s not just super high, it’s super exclusive too. There are all sorts of meals that you’ll love, complete with breathtaking views of Dubai and the Arabian Gulf from the sky.
It’s an award-winning place that will capture your heart.
Private Yacht Ride
- Location: Dubai Marina
- Open: 10 am to 10 pm
- Price: AED 1700 per hour
Finally, say goodbye to Dubai in the most luxurious fashion – rent a yacht for yourself and your friends. Sail around the city as you feast on amazing food and drinks, with soft – or loud – music playing in the background.
There really is no better way to encapsulate the pure beauty of Dubai than by doing this.