This is possibly as good as it can get if you want to do a Modern Dubai Tour.
We will drive along the Sheikh Zayed Street with all its high-rise buildings, passing over the Sheikh Zayed Bridge to cross the Dubai Canal to Dubai Marina for a photo stop. Dubai Marina is a residential area with its own 3.1km long man-made marina, flanked by boardwalks which is home to a many small restaurants and cafes. It is also home to a cluster of sky-scrapers, including the twisted Cayan Tower and the Princess Tower with its 414m height.
The next port of call will be the Palm Jumeirah, which is a man-made island in the shape of a palm and added approx. 67km of coastline to Dubai. We will drive along the trunk into the fronds with their private beach villas to the crown of the palm – ‘the Pointe’ – from where we will have a splendid view of the world renowned ‘Atlantis the Palm’, the ‘Aquaventure’ Waterpark and the ‘Royal Atlantis Residence’ which is still under construction – located on the crescent which is also home to many other international 5 star hotel resorts.
Returning back to the coast, we will be only minutes away from Madinat Jumeirah, a cluster of buildings in the traditional Khaleeji style, consisting of 2 hotels of the Luxury Jumeirah Hotel Group and the Souk Madinat Jumeirah, and indoor market featuring a number of shops offering traditional goods and restaurants overlooking the canals which connects the souq with the hotels. Whilst walking through the narrow alley ways we will eventually reach one of the terraces, offering a great view of the Burj Al Arab next door!
After a drive of a couple of minutes we will reach the Burj Al Arab, the world’s only 7 star hotel, build on a manmade island, 280m away from the shore. Its structure resembles an enormous sail and is 321m high. Here we will enjoy our afternoon tea at the Sahn Eddar, off the hotel’s spectacular atrium lobby – an experienc