Here’s How to Live Out Your Arabian Dreams in the UAE under Rs 50K!

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Picture this: the blue of the Arabian Gulf shimmering in the sun and the skyscrapers of the Middle Eastern skyline glittering across the horizon. Here buildings stand tall and diverse and cultures come together in an explosion of colour. UAE is the perfect place to explore the depths of the sea and heights of the world's tallest towers.

With so much to explore in the Middle East, it can get a bit daunting to plan an entire itinerary within a budget. However, thanks to Klook, you can get access to some of the best experiences in the UAE with exclusive discounts, without having to worry about getting lost in the maze of planning. Starting from hotels and transfers, and access to popular attractions, Klook has some fantastic and unique activities to make your holiday a memorable experience. Plus, you can also earn Klook credits to save more on your next adventure. So, get ready to unearth secret spots, and make the most of your adventure in the UAE with Klook.

How to get there?

The most convenient and popular way to reach UAE from India is by air. Dubai and Abu Dhabi are the two main cities that are well-connected with major Indian cities by multiple airlines.

The major airports of UAE are:

1. Dubai International Airport (DXB) - located in Dubai, it is the busiest airport in UAE and serves as a hub for Emirates and flydubai airlines.

2. Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) - located in the capital city of Abu Dhabi, it is the second busiest airport in UAE and serves as a hub for Etihad Airways.

Alternatively, you could fly into Sharjah International Airport (SHJ) or Ras Al Khaimah International Airport (RKT), both of which have international flights connecting to various cities in India.

Visa requirement:

Obtaining a tourist visa for travel to the UAE requires sponsorship from a UAE citizen or entity, and cannot be obtained directly through the UAE Consulate. Indian nationals holding ordinary passports can arrange for a tourist visa through a UAE sponsor, or by booking a hotel in the UAE, contacting Emirates or Air Arabia offices, or enlisting the services of a reputable travel agent in India. Once approved, you'll be able to take in the striking beauty of the modern skyline, take advantage of various cultural experiences, and wander through countless attractions and markets.

Here's a perfect three-day itinerary that will let you live your Middle Eastern dream under Rs. 50K!

Day 1

Although synonymous with luxury, Dubai has all the options covered even for budget travellers. With options like Hotel Holiday Inn Express near Dubai Airport and Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Dubai Deira starting at a meagre amount of Rs.3150/- per night for a stay, you can still experience the grandeur of this city without breaking the bank! Moreover, car rentals per day with designated pick-up and drop-off options at the Dubai International Airport start at approximately Rs. 1100/- only.

Soar High Above the Clouds in Just 35 Seconds at the Burj Khalifa

Conquer the Heights of Burj Khalifa in Just 35 Seconds and Experience Cloud-9! (C) Unsplash

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Start the day with an energising breakfast and head straight to witness Dubai's magnificent skyline and take in breathtaking views, 125 floors up from the ground, at Burj Khalifa - the tallest building in the world. You can feel the thrill of being high above the city as the elevator whisks you to floors 124 and 125 in a mere 35 seconds! Be ready to be rewarded with an indelible panorama of Dubai from the observation deck of the Burj Khalifa, the planet's loftiest structure. Engage with telescopes that zoom into views of iconic landmarks such as Dubai Marina, Palm Jumeirah, and others.

Normal price: Rs. 3888

Klook price: Rs. 3841

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Say Hello to the Marine Wonders of Dubai Aquarium

Dive into the Depths of Dubai Aquarium and Unveil its Marine Secrets! (C) Unsplash

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After experiencing life high up in the clouds atop Burj Khalifa, it's time to dive down to explore the depths of deep blue at the Dubai Aquarium! Dwelling in the vast 10 million litre tank of the Dubai Aquarium in Dubai Mall is a spectacular collection of over 300 sharks and rays, including tiger sharks, and you can experience it all! Spend a few hours enthralled by the wonders of the marine ecosystem and marvel at the incredible sight of sharks gliding through the tank!

Basic Experience Ticket + Dubai Frame Ticket price - Rs. 4498

Klook price= Rs. 4041

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Explore the Interdimensional World at the Museum Of Illusions

Grab a quick bite for lunch, then get ready to explore the interdimensional world of the Museum of Illusions! Here, you can experience the cosmos of optical illusions where your brain won't know what to believe. Step into the Vortex Tunnel where the very ground beneath your feet seems to be shifting and changing. Test your mind as you discover the wonders of the hologram displays on offer. Whether it's laughing with a friend in an infinity room, or being fooled by the impossible staircase, the Museum of Illusions is the perfect place to take timeless snapshots that will make you question reality!

Normal price: Rs 2035

Klook price: Rs. 2033

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Get Dazzled by the Splendour of Dubai's Spectacular Fountain

Dance along with Dubai Fountain's Spectacular Choreography of Water and Light! (C) Unsplash

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As the sun sets and the Burj Lake glimmers, the stage gets set for one of the most happening shows in town! Hop on an Abra water taxi, duck boat, swan boat, water bike or flamingo boat to get up close and personal with the world’s largest dancing fountain show. Enormous jets of water soaring up to a 45-storey tower, a dazzling display of 6,600 lights, 25 projectors and 22,000 gallons of airborne water, all choreographed to create a magnificent spectacle of music, light and water.

Normal ticket price: Rs. 564

Klook price: Rs. 452

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Live it up with a Gala Dinner on the Luxurious Dubai Dhow Cruise

End your day in the most magical way by embarking on the luxurious Dubai Dhow Cruise around the enchanting waters of the Dubai Creek. The Venetian-style boat of Dubai blooms in the night to give you a spectacular view of its illuminated skyline. Enjoy an international buffet full of delicious Arabic delights as you cruise around along with a plethora of fun activities onboard. After a delightful evening on the waters, head back to your hotel to rest for the night.

Normal ticket price: Rs. 2696

Klook price: Rs. 1356

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Day 1 approximate cost break-up:

Burj Khalifa- Rs. 3841

Dubai Aquarium- Rs. 4041

Museum of Illusions- Rs. 2033

The Dubai Fountain- Rs. 452

Dubai Dhow Cruise- Rs. 1356

Hotel- Rs. 3150

Transport- Rs. 1100

Total cost = Rs. 15973

Day 2

Experience the Heritage of Grand Sheikh Zayed Mosque

Step into the Past and Unleash the Mysticism of Grand Sheikh Zayed Mosque (C) Unsplash

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Another day, another Middle Eastern adventure! Day two of your Arabian odyssey calls for a trip to Abu Dhabi, the grand capital city of the United Arab Emirates. Following a sumptuous breakfast, it’s time to behold the awe-inspiring grandeur of the renowned Grand Sheikh Zayed Mosque. Step inside and explore the intricate details of the region's most iconic religious monument, and get a glimpse into generations of Islamic heritage.

Normal ticket price: Rs. 2713

Klook price: Rs. 1808

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Unlock the Secrets of Culture and Art at Louvre Abu Dhabi

Redefine Art with the Louvre Abu Dhabi and Unlock Some Lesser-Known Secrets! (C) Unsplash

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While you're here, don't forget to take an extraordinary journey to unlock the secrets of Abu Dhabi and explore a world of culture and art! You can take a trip to the Louvre Abu Dhabi, a stunning gallery of masterpieces from all over the world. Step into Qasr Al Watan, a majestic palace within the Presidential Palace and bask in its grandeur. Travel back in time at Qasr Al Hosn, the oldest structure in Abu Dhabi and experience the traditional roots of the city. Take advantage of the complimentary transportation on Abu Dhabi Bus and visit these astounding landmarks at your ease.

Normal price: Rs 1425.21

Klook price: Rs. 1423

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Rev the Engines and Let Speed Take Over at Ferrari World

After a cultural immersion at the mosque, it's time to reach for the speedometers as you experience the thrills of the world's only Ferrari-inspired theme park, Ferrari World! Get your engines revving and your heart racing with 44 adrenaline-pumping rides and attractions. Tackle the World's Fastest Rollercoaster, Formula Rossa, and its record-breaking speeds of 240 km/h; take flight on the Flying Aces, a record-breaking roller coaster with the steepest, fastest inclined cable lift and the world's tallest inverted loop - all guaranteed to get your blood pumping! Thrill seekers can also take to the air on Yas Island's first Roof Walk and Zip Line experiences and embark on the Mission Ferrari Mega-Coaster for the ultimate high-intensity multisensory 5D ride.

Normal ticket price: Rs. 7796

Klook price: Rs. 6626

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Live Your Desert Safari Fantasies with BBQ Dinner

Did you ever dream of feeling the sand beneath your feet while riding a camel, with the shimmer of the sun setting in the distance? Live it up in Abu Dhabi with an evening desert safari! Start your adventure with a thrilling 4x4 drive to experience the highest dunes of the Arabian desert. End your day by sampling local treats in a desert encampment and enjoying a barbecue dinner. Explore the culture and try some traditional activities like camel rides, henna tattoos, and sand boarding. Finally, cap off the night watching an enthralling Tanura and belly dancing show before you head back to your hotel in Dubai.

Normal ticket price: Rs. 6892

Klook price: Rs. 4745

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Day 2 approximate cost break-up:

Grand Sheikh Zayed Mosque: Rs. 1808

Louvre Abu Dhabi: Rs. 1423

Ferrari World: Rs. 6626

Evening Desert Safari: Rs. 4745

Hotel: Rs. 3150

Transport: Rs. 1100

Total cost: Rs. 18852

Day 3

Peek Into the Future at the Museum of the Future

Get on an Imaginary Time Machine and Have a Glimpse Into the Future at the Museum of the Future! (C) Unsplash

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If you're looking for a glimpse into the future, without leaving the present, then the Museum of the Future is the place for you! Experience a world of discretionary possibilities with its signature ring-shaped building that stands amongst the skyscrapers. Every aspect of the museum offers a different view of the future, from the diverse immersive future environments, to the unique blend of science, technology, and spirituality. With each step, the Museum of the Future enlightens and inspires all who step within its walls. So why not come and see for yourself what tomorrow holds?

Normal price: Rs 3,370.81

Klook price: Rs. 3368

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Delve Into Dubai's Iconic Landmarks On A Speedboat Tour

After lunch, kick off this incredible day trip with a speedboat tour to admire Dubai's iconic landmarks: the Atlantis Palm, Burj Al Arab, and Palm Jumeirah. Feel the sea breeze on your face as you cruise over the water, taking in panoramic views of Dubai's skyline and the dramatic coast. Picture the fairy-tale vision of Atlantis The Palm rising from the sea as you circle the Palm Jumeirah. Snap some photos of the iconic Burj Al Arab looming above you and the glittering Arabian Gulf, and you'll have the perfect memento from this fun-filled day.

Normal ticket price: Rs. 2236

Klook price: Rs. 2148

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After the speedboat tour, make your way back to the hotel for some rest! After all, you've conquered UAE’s desert, tackled the dizzying heights of Burj Khalifa, and now sailed through Dubai's waters and so much more—all in just three days. Talk about ending your trip on a high note! So put your feet up, relax, and reflect on this whirlwind of a day before you bid goodbye.

Day 3 approximate cost break-up:

Museum of the Future: Rs. 3368

Speedboat Tour: Rs. 2148

Transport: Rs. 1100

Total cost: Rs. 6616

Total expenses of all three days: Rs. 41,441

Three days of countless adventures later, the time will come when you have to bid goodbye to this gorgeous country and head back home. But the memories of your sojourn will linger on. Venture out of the familiar and into a world of infinite possibilities, it's quite simply the perfect holiday destination! With Klook, you can wander the vibrant streets of UAE and witness the powerful magnificence of the country’s modern architecture and rich heritage without breaking the bank. So, why wait? Jump on the next plane to the UAE and create a treasured memory in every step you take!

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