Recommended tour firms for tourists planning a trip
Jump in a 4x4 to try one of simply dozens of different packages, including desert safaris, falconry, dune bashing, city tours and many more. Morning dune drive Dhs195. Locations across Dubai, www.arabian-adventures.com (04 214 4888).
Climb aboard a luxury motorcycle with Dubai’s newest touring experience. Honda GoldWing 1800 motorbikes and trikes allow riders to see the city’s most famous landmarks while blaring out their favourite tunes from the inbuilt stereo. From Dhs260 per hour with driver. Locations across Dubai, www.flybike.info (04 360 6867). Platinum Heritage Explore the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve in style with the emirate’s most luxurious desert tour. Get picked up in either a Mercedes G-Wagen or an open-topped 1950s Land Rover, and head out to spot endangered indigenous wildlife. City tours, night safaris and dinner packages are also available. From Dhs395 (adult), Dhs295 (child). Locations across Dubai, www.platinum-heritage.com (04 388 4044).
Big Bus Tours
Hop on and off all over town with this company. Take a day or night tour, with ticket benefits including free dhow cruises on the Creek and entry to Dubai Museum. From Dhs220 for a 24-hour ticket, Dhs100 (child), Dhs540 (family). Locations across Dubai, www.bigbustours.com/dubai (04 340 7709).