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Family Things to do in Dubai for 3 days

Family Things to do in Dubai for 3 days

Dubai is one of my favorite places for holidays in the Middle East. Dubai offers everyone something unique.We spend full 3 days to have a break from our regular life. The city is full of old and new culture reflection.Whereas Dubai is divided into 3 parts, follow my family things to do in Dubai in 3 days. Now relax and travel my journey for 3 days?


Family Things to do in Dubai:

  • Day 1 = ATLANTIS The Palm, lost chamber’s aquarium, Dubai Marina, JBR Walk, Jumeirah Beach & Sunset Cruise.
  • Day 2 = Jumeirah Mosque, Mercato Mall, Burj al Arab, Madinat Jumeirah & Desert Safari or Miracle and Butterfly Garden or Dubai Sking.
  • Day 3 = Dubai Museum, Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum’s House, Spice Souk, Gold Souk, Dubai Mall and Dubai Aquarium.


Family Things to do in Dubai for 3 Days ITINERARY:


  • 9:00 Have a healthy Breakfast and Get ready for Adventure
  • 10:00 Head towards ATLANTIS The Palm
Top things to do in Dubai in 3 days

Atlantis The Palm

  • 10:30 Visit lost chamber’s aquarium at Atlantis The Palm
  • 12:00 Take a walk next to coast to discover the beauty of Atlantis the Palm.
Top things to do in Dubai in 3 days

Atlantis the Palm

  • 12:30 Don’t forget to have a Fish and Chips In between Coast and Atlantis

Fish and Chips

  • 2:00 Head towards Dubai Marina.

Dubai Marina

  • 2:30 Take a JBR Walk.

JBR Walk

  • 3:30 Head towards Jumeirah Beach… dip yourself in a cold water… or take a break for the sunbath
  • 4:30 Take a Sunset Cruise by Xclusive Cruise it’s a 5-star glass cruise with an International Buffet served, the best option to enjoy luxury and beauty together.

Xclusive Cruise

You can select a traditional wooden cruise as well

Wooden Cruise

  • 7:00 Back to Dubai Marina chill around the skyscrapers all around the area.
  • 8:00 Get back to Hotel and Relax for the next day.


  • 9:00 Breakfast is must start a day.
  • 10:00 Head Towards Jumeirah Mosque (It’s the only Mosque in Dubai, where Non- Muslim allowed to visit)

Jumeirah Mosque

  • 11:00 Vist at Mercato Mall it’s a small Italian Theme Shopping Centre (Worth Watching)

Mercato Mall

  • 12:00 Stop over at Burj al Arab. It’s a Public Beach takes a small Walk and Snap yourself in front of Burj Al Arab.

Burj ul Arab

  • 1:00 Souk Madinat Jumeirah is a hidden Gem. It’s a traditional Middle Eastern Style Shopping center and multiple restaurant arcades. It’s a mini old Dubai. Highly recommended

Souk Madinat Jumeirah

  • 1:30 Lunch at Souk Madinat Jumeirah is an essential, as it got the perfect image of Dubai’s culture.


Souk Madinat Jumeirah

  • 3:30 Way towards Desert Safari. Mostly company provides pick and Drop Services, you can direct them to pick you from Souk Madinat Jumeirah.
    Desert Safari included Desert Driving, sand Boarding you can enjoy Sunset, Camel Ride, Henna Painting, sheesha, Belly Dance Show with a Buffet Dinner. It’s of 5 to 6 hours tours.

Desert Safari

(if desert safari is not your choice)

  • 3:30 Visit Miracle Garden it’s a magical Place of flowers (Recommended for kids)

Miracle Garden

  • 4:30 Butterfly Garden is just next to it where you can experience open butterflies next to you.

Butterfly Garden

  • 6:00 Next Stop is Global Village where you can Shop and Eat Multi cultured Countries.

Global Village

(ICE Skiing for kids adventure)

  • 6:00 Stop at Mall of Emirates and Enjoy Ice Skiing and lots of ice game under -4 degree

Mall of Emirates Ice Skiing

  • 8:00 Dinner Mall of Emirates Can Fun as you have no. of Variety to select a different food item

Mall of Emirate_food court

  • 9:00 Head Back to Hotel


Day 3 : (Old Dubai)

  • 8:30 Breakfast and leave hotel to the other side of Dubai.
  • 9:30 Drive towards old Dubai and take a quick Stop at World Trade Centre for pictures and drive throw sky scrapper which lead to old Dubai.

Trade Centre

  • 10:00 Visit Dubai museum to discover old Dubai

Dubai Museum

  • 11:00 Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum’s House to see their history.
  • 12:00 Experience Abra Water Taxi (One Way Wide)from Dubai Creek to Old Souk Station

Abra_Water Taxi

  • 12:30 Hop off on the other Side which will lead you to Spice and Gold Souk.

Spice Souk

Gold Souk

  • 1:00 Take a local Shawarma as a snack.



  • 2:30 Head back to Downtown Dubai
  • 3:00 Reach to Dubai Mall

Dubai Mall

  • 3:30 Next stop is Top of Burj Khalifa (Book Online for cheaper Tickets)
  • 4:30 Visit Waterfall At Dubai Mall

Dubai Mall Waterfall

  • 5:30 Inside Dubai Mall visit (the Souk) Arabic theme mall.

Dubai Mall (The Souk)

  • 6:00 The Souk have original Dinosaurs Skeleton which is worthy to have a glance.

Dubai Mall Skeleton

  • 6:30 Brunch at Dubai Mall.
  • 7:30 Visit Dubai Aquarium inside the mall.

Dubai Aquarium

  • 8:30 Enjoy The World Biggest Fountain Dance outside the Dubai Mall (30-minute interval for the next show).

Dubai Fountain

  • 9:30 Back to hotel Pack your Bags to start new Journey

Hope this Dubai tour brings some happy memories and Love from Arabs.

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  1. Lisa

    Dubai is on my bucket list! Thanks for the great list of things to do!

    • Nida

      My pleasure

  2. Nakeisa

    Dubai is gorgeous! I have to get there! The beaches and aquariums are breathtaking! Thanks for this will keep in mind once I travel!

    • Nida

      Your welcome… happy travelling

  3. mossi

    wow now i’m looking forward to a trip to Dubai.i’ve always wanted to visit. maybe i’ll also try the fish and chips

    • Nida

      Thanks for liking.. hope you travel soon.. best wishes

  4. Made Adayasa

    Wow this is a perfect tour itinerary plan . Dubai will always be my dream come true . Your blog design is great , pictures are beautiful . Thanks for sharing

    • Nida

      Thank you Made
      I tried to make it very simple

  5. Elena

    I am glad I came across this article. I am planning a trip to Dubai and this is a very detailed list and I think I can use it.

    • Nida

      I will be very…. between it is tried and tested.. jus one more tip… avoid going in summers its way too hot..

  6. Kaity

    This is awesome! My brother-in-law is traveling around India right now and I’m so jealous!

  7. Josh

    HA this is Awesome and right on time! I’m actually going to Dubai in September. I have to bookmark this post!

  8. Kelly Walker

    I was just researching ideas for a trip to Dubai. This list will definitely come in handy.

  9. Manavi Siddhanti I Be For Beauty

    Nice itinenary: I think I’ve done everything except go to Atlantis The Palm.

  10. Gillian

    Dubai is such a fascinating city. The juxtaposition of old and very new and how it works side by side.

  11. Dionna

    My Dad actually lives in Dubai and I have been a few times. I am so inspired now to do some of the things on your list. You know I still have not gone on a dessert safari!! Also, Jumeirah Mosque is beautiful! I have been and LOVED it!

    • travelmyjourney

      You must visit these listed place my purely tried and tested recommendations

  12. Michelle Langi

    This is such an extensive and fun way to explore Dubai. Saving it for when I go. I would love to do the cruise and definitely the safari and souk market.

  13. Amr

    Cool post. Dubai is on my list & this is really useful.

  14. Nellwyn

    This looks like a great itinerary for a short time in Dubai. I’d really like to do there one day so I have to keep this in mind.

  15. Elena

    I am going to Dubai this summer so this list will definitely come in handy.

    • Nida

      Thanks Elena

  16. Corey | The Nostalgia Diaries

    Wow, this looks incredible! Such a beautiful city!

    • travelmyjourney

      Yes Indeed it is !

  17. Sushmita

    Lovely post dear, Dubai has always on my bucket list! Thanks for the great list of things to do! Will have to bookmark it!

  18. Nadalie

    Hey Needa, Dubai looks soo beautiful! Did you have an EPIC time? Like Lisa said, it’s definitely on my bucket list of places to go. Thanks for sharing!

    • travelmyjourney

      Yes i had a great time there NADALIE ! I will be surly going again soon ..

  19. Natasha

    Such a beautiful place. It’s interesting that Atlantis looks like the resort I visited in the Bahamas several years ago…they must have replicated it.

    • Nida

      I never been to Bahamas !! But i think you are right as .what i feel entire Dubai is a replica of Vegas ! Like fountain, garden, ibn e batuta mall and so on 😊😊

  20. Jesse

    I have always wanted to visit Dubai. Glad you had a great time, definitely inspired me to visit soon!

    • Nida

      Jesse !! Do visit dubai its a magical place

  21. Clint Mamuri

    Thank you for this itinerary. I haven’t been to any country outside where I am currently at, but this is one of the places that I would like to visit.

  22. Shane Prather

    Dubai is such a luxurious destination. I’m sure you’d want an entire week but this is an amazing breakdown of the highlights!

  23. Chemady

    wow!!! Those photographs have said it all. There is a lot of fun to catch up with in Dubai. You really tried to cover up those beautiful places within 3 days.

  24. jhilmil

    Dubai is a great package, from beaches to deserts, from amazing malls to architecture & adventure it offers all.. A great post!

  25. Cass @ The Social Mouse

    Love the blog! I really want to see the Atlantis chambers aquarium – Dubai looks amazin I never been but now I want to go an those necklaces! are amazing! thanks for sharing these beautiful photos!

  26. Elena

    I want to go to Dubai this summer, but I just hope that I will stay a little longer though 🙂

  27. Dalba

    Dubai is beautiful! Its on my bucket list of must see destinations for sure!! Thank you for all the amazing pictures. I especially liked the aquarium!

  28. ellie

    oh wow! Your photos are amazing! I’d love to visit Dubai one day, it looks incredible there!


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