The bustling Emirate of Dubai, with its ultra-modern urban settings, is a fantastic holiday and shopping destination for tourists from all across the globe. With glorious buildings, luxurious hotels and colourful souks, Dubai offers a memorable holiday to visitors. While Dubai is full of irresistible attractions, there are also numerous delightful distractions beyond the Emirate. For instance, if you are an adventure buff, we recommend short one day trips to Abu Dhabi from Dubai Marina. Sounds interesting? Well, check out our pick of three day trip ideas from Dubai.
Yas Marina Circuit
Located about a one and a half hours drive from Dubai Marina, Yas Marina Circuit is one of the most adventurous places to go to on a day trip. If you love cars and speed racing, this speed racing circuit is for you. At Yas Marina Circuit, you can experience, what it is like to be a professional F1 racer. The grand prix circuit in Abu Dhabi gives you a chance to either drive, or be driven around in an Aston martin GT4 or a Supersport SST. If you’re feeling more adventurous, you may want to try out the Yas SuperComp. It is a 3-seated dragster, and it catapults from 0 to 300kph in just 4 seconds!
If you are looking for a getaway from the bustling city, Yas Island in Abu Dhabi is the perfect place for a day trip. The island offers a range of exciting water-sporting activities including paddle-boarding and golf at Yas Links Golf Club. The club has a 9-hole course for beginners and an 18-hole one for championships. After indulging in the fun activities, head over to the Yas Gateway Park for a pleasant walk, or prepare a barbeque using the in-house apparatus and facilities. After this, you can unwind and pamper yourself at the spa of the Yas Viceroy Hotel.
If you want to take your family on a day trip from Dubai, Ferrari World, also situated in the Yas Island is a great place to go to. It has some of the most exciting simulators, rides, games and a range of activities for both kids and adults. One of the most popular rides in Ferrari World is the G-Force plummeting tower. We recommend that you arrive at the venue within the opening hour to avoid long time consuming queues. It is also advisable not to visit after a heavy meal. The speeds and spins might not do well to your stomach. For instance, the super-fast Formula Rossa reaches speeds of up to 240km/h and rises 52 metres into the sky.