Dubai City Breaks & Tours
Make the most of your Dubai city break with On The Go Tours
If you are passing through Dubai en route to another one of our destinations, take the opportunity to explore this fascinating city with our 4-day stopover tour.
Home to the world's tallest building in the Burj Khalifa and other incredible buildings such as the Burj al Arab hotel, Dubai is an exceptional city. But looking beyond Dubai's gleaming facade you can find historic buildings, colourful spice souks, and traditional dhows scattered on The Dubai Creek. Intrepid travellers who venture outside the city limits can explore rolling golden dunes by 4x4 and enjoy dinner under the stars at an authentic Bedouin Camp.
The glitz and glamour of Dubai translates into its hotels and we offer a choice of properties to ensure a sumptuous night's sleep on your stopover tour. Whether you are looking for contemporary comfort on an affordable budget, want to live the high life in one of the most glamorous cities on earth, or fancy basking in the sun while overlooking the Arabian Gulf, you are bound to find respite at one of our centrally-located hotels.
Dubai Short Stays
Our 4-day city break in Dubai is perfect for those travelling long haul to join one of our group tours in the Middle East or elsewhere, and can easily be combined with one of our other trips. The city is a gleaming mix of skyscrapers and traditional Arab culture, all located in a stunning desert setting. Our Dubai holiday includes sightseeing at the city's world famous sights, free time to relax, and a desert safari. It's the perfect length of time to fully explore Dubai before you continue to your next destination!
Dubai Stopover4 days | FROM R9,515
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Frequently asked questions about our Dubai city breaks
When is the best time of year to visit Dubai?
Dubai is hot. And in summer, Dubai is very hot. The temperature in this desert city rarely drops below 25 degrees Celsius in the daytime all year. To avoid the hottest time of year, we recommend travelling in the winter, from December to March. If you are travelling in summer then we strongly recommend you avoid being outside during the hottest part of the day, when temperatures regularly exceed 40 degrees. All buildings in Dubai are air-conditioned, including hotels, malls, shops and restaurants.
What standard of accommodation do you offer in Dubai?
Are airport transfers included with your Dubai city break?
Will I have a tour guide?
Our Dubai Stopover is a semi-independent tour. This means that you will still enjoy the services of a local, English-speaking guide for all included sightseeing and activities, you just won't be fully escorted by a guide.
What is the currency in Dubai?
Can I drink the tap water?
Are there local laws that I need to be aware of?
The United Arab Emirates is an Islamic country, and there are strict rules in place that many travellers from western countries may be unfamiliar with, particularly around clothing, language, alcohol, and public displays of affection (between both heterosexual and homosexual couples). As a popular tourist destination, Dubai is not as strict as other places in the country, but it is important to read up on the local laws before you travel on your Dubai city break. We have a guide to the essential do's and don'ts.
Is Dubai a safe destination for travellers from the LGBTQ+ community?
This does not mean members of the LGBTQ+ community shouldn’t visit the UAE, but precautions should be taken when travelling. As long as you use common sense and discretion, travelling in the UAE shouldn’t be a problem.
The LGBTQ+ Travel Safety Index is designed to provide a good overall picture of attitudes towards the LGBTQ+ community in each country and may not reflect the experience of foreign travellers to the country.
What is the current travel advice for the United Arab Emirates?
You can see the latest travel advice for your Dubai and UAE trip here.
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THE PERFECT TRANSIT DESTINATION
Thanks to its handy location in the Middle East, Dubai has fast become one of the most popular transit stops on the Asia-Pacific to Europe route with the world-class airline of Emirates continually adding new routes to its operations. With glamorous restaurants and hotels, mind-boggling shopping opportunities and desert safaris on the doorstep, discover Dubai with a stopover package en route elsewhere. From the Burj Khalifa to the Dubai Creek and the Mall of the Emirates, see it all!
The Best of Dubai
From the world's tallest building - the Burj Khalifa, the vast Dubai Mall and the Burj al Arab to the empty beaches and rolling dunes of the desert outside the city, these are the best places to visit and things to experience on your trip to Dubai.
Burj Khalifa & Dubai Fountain
Inaugurated in 2010, the Burj Khalifa is a skyscraper in Dubai that is renowned as being the world's tallest building. It tops 828 metres, which is 150 metres taller than the building in second place, the Merdeka 118 tower in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Impressive! Visit the Burj Khalifa in the evening to see the famous Dubai Fountain show too.
Getting out of the city and into the desert is strongly recommended for any visitor to Dubai. You can book different excursions but on our Dubai Stopover tour you will board an SUV for an exhilarating off-road experience over the dunes, before watching the sunset from a Bedouin camp.