Explore the charms of one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations on this immersive day trip to Dubai. The drive from Ras Al Khaimah takes 75 minutes, and our first stop is the majestic Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, the world’s most luxurious hotel. This architectural icon is 321 metres high and designed in the shape of a sail with the world’s tallest atrium. Described as the eighth wonder of the world, Palm Jumeirah is an artificial archipelago resembling a palm tree, where our journey takes us past five-star hotels, exclusive restaurants, and opulent residences. We continue to the world’s largest shopping centre, the Dubai Mall, which stands next to Burj Khalifa, an awe-inspiring feat of engineering and the world’s tallest building. Take the elevator to the observation deck on the 124th floor and enjoy a dizzying perspective of the metropolis below. The Dubai Fountain is another must-see marvel for its magical sound and light shows. We travel from modern to historical towards the older part of town, past the illustrious Zabeel area and Zabeel Palace, home to His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Dubai Creek represents the original heart of the city, where trading began in the early 1900s. Today, it offers a fascinating link between past and present with splendid skyline views. Close by is Al Fahidi Fort, built in the late 18th century to defend against invasion and now the site of the Dubai Museum, which reveals the city’s past as a pearl diving and trading hub. After crossing the creek to Deira on a traditional abra (water taxi), enjoy an antiquated shopping experience mingling with merchants at the bustling gold and spice souks.