Dubai Pass: The definitive guide 2024

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Dubai Pass: Where to buy the Dubai Explorer Pass + Price and Tips

You want to know more about the Dubai Pass, also called Dubai Explorer Pass?

You’re at the right place!

In this guide, I will give you all the information you need to buy your Dubai Pass.

Let’s go!

A small clarification: The official name is the Dubai Explorer Pass, but it has many other names such as: Dubai Pass, Dubai Pass City, Dubai Explorer Pass, Dubai Activity Pass...

You will also find it under the references “Go Dubai Pass” or “Go Dubai Explorer”, which is its former name.

No matter which term I use in the article, I am referring to this one pass to visit Dubai!

Dubai Explorer Pass: how does it works?

If you are used to traveling, you know that buying a city pass is often the best way to save money on the price of your activities.

Well, the Dubai Explorer Pass is no exception!

However, it works a bit differently than traditional city passes: where most passes run on time (24h/48h/72h), the Dubai Pass lets you choose a number of attractions to visit.

There are therefore 4 versions of the Dubai Explorer Pass:

No matter which version you choose, the list of activities included in the Dubai City Pass remains the same.

You will have as many choices (in total more than 50 different activities!) if you take the 3 attractions Pass as you do for the 7 attractions Pass.

The only difference is the number of activities you can do with your city pass: 3, 4, 5 or 7.

You will have to choose this number when you make your purchase. It’s therefore important to determine in advance the number of activities you want to do in Dubai.

For example, you can’t buy the Dubai Activity Pass for 4 attractions and then decide to visit an additional attraction (even if it’s in the list).

To give you an idea, the Pass for 4 activities cannot be transformed into a Pass for 5 activities. You will have to buy a separate ticket for the fifth visit and your pass will no longer be valid.

To buy your Dubai Pass for 3/4/5/7 attractions, you just need to click on the button below:

I will give you all the details about the attractions included in the Dubai Explorer Pass below.

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Activities and trips included in the Dubai Pass

Here is the list of attractions, activities and day trips you can do with your Explorer Pass in Dubai:

  • Burj Khalifa (the highest tower in the world!): ticket for the observation platform on the 124th and 125th floors
  • The Aquarium and underwater zoo, located in the Dubai Mall – The largest shopping center in the city
  • Hop-On Hop-Off Bus ticket
  • Yacht cruise with dinner in the Marina or Dubai Creek, to gaze upon the illuminated buildings
  • Take a speedboat ride to see the Atlantis hotel and the Burj Al Arab
  • Aquaventure Waterpark, at the Atlantis Hotel, the best water park in Dubai!
  • Safari in the Dubai desert with a 4WD ride, sandboarding, barbecue dinner and entertainment. This is the most popular day trip from Dubai!
  • Motiongate Dubai, an amusement park with a cinema theme
  • Legoland Dubai and its attractions inspired by the Lego universe
  • IMG Worlds of Adventure, the 2nd largest indoor amusement park in the world!
  • Pass for Ski Dubai, to ski down the slopes of the indoor Dubai ski resort located in the Mall of the Emirates.

And good news, for those who also plan to visit Abu Dhabi in addition to Dubai, the Pass also gives you the option to choose activities in the capital of the United Arab Emirates:

  • 2-way transport between Abu Dhabi and Dubai (Big Bus Tour company)
  • 24h ticket for the Abu Dhabi tourist bus
  • Desert trip  in Abu Dhabi + barbecue
  • Kayaking in the mangrove
  • Sunset cruise
  • Ticket for the 3 theme parks of Yas Island: Warner Bros World, Yas Waterworld and Ferrari World.

The complete list of activities is available by clicking here: The 50 activities included in the Dubai Pass Attractions. Once on the page, go to “full description” and click “Learn more.”

You can also directly click here to buy your Dubai Explorer Pass:

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Don’t worry if you cannot decide exactly which activity included in the Dubai pass you want to do.

When purchasing the pass, you will only be asked to choose the number of activities you want to do, not the exact attractions.

For example, you decide to take the Pass for 3 attractions and you plan to do the Burj Khalifa, dinner cruise and the Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark.

During your trip to Dubai, you can decide not to go to the water park and instead opt for a desert safari or any of the other activities.

This is really one of the great advantages of the Dubai Pass: being able to change your mind at the last minute!

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Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark – Activity included in the Dubai Pass!

Where to buy Dubai City Pass

The Dubai Explorer Pass can only be purchased online by clicking on the green button below:

Once on the page, just choose the number of passes you want (1 per person) and if you prefer the Pass for 3, 4, 5 or 7 attractions.

Where to collect my Dubai Explorer Pass

After booking your Dubai Pass online, you will receive an email containing your Dubai Explorer Pass.

It’s simply a barcode / QR Code that you can print or keep on your smartphone, and that you will have to present at the entrance of the chosen attractions.

This is another advantage of the Dubai Activity Pass, you don’t need to queue up at a ticket office in Dubai to get a real “physical” card, the code you receive by email is your Pass.

Personally, I found it super convenient: No time wasted, I could start doing activities directly once I arrived in Dubai!

The e-mail also includes a booklet describing the activities included in the Dubai Pass.

Inside, you will find information on how to get to the attractions and the opening times. Again, it’s very convenient to organize your visit to Dubai with the Pass!

Burj Khalifa
Burj Khalifa: ticket included in the Dubai Pass


Price of the Dubai Explorer Pass

Looking for how much the Dubai Pass costs?

Here is the price of the Dubai Explorer Pass according to the number of attractions included:

  • 3 attractions – €173
  • 4 attractions – €217
  • 5 attractions – €265
  • 7 attractions – €355.

This rate applies to all persons aged 13 years and over.

There is also a different rate for the Dubai Pass Explorer for children (12 years old and under):

  • 3 attractions – €142
  • 4 attractions – €178
  • 5 attractions – €220
  • 7 attractions – €291.

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The price of the Dubai Pass may seem high at first sight, but I assure you that it will save you money compared to buying a ticket for each activity once you get there.

It’s also so much more convenient!

For how long is my Dubai Explorer Pass valid?

The Dubai Pass is valid for 60 days from the first activation, that is, the first activity you complete.

You don’t have to hurry to visit the 3, 4, 5 or 7 attractions you have chosen in 1 or 2 days, you will have the entire duration of your stay to enjoy them.

Of course, the Pass is no longer valid once you have exhausted your quota of activities. If you take the 3 attractions Pass and you do all 3 on the same day, your Dubai Pass will obviously not be valid anymore.

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Dubai Desert Safari – Included in the Dubai city Pass

Do you have to book the Dubai Pass in advance?

The Dubai activity pass is divided into 2 types of attractions:

  • Activities for which you don’t need to book a seat or time slot, such as the Atlantis Aquaventure or the amusement parks like Motiongate. You just have to go there and show your code to get in.
  • Activity that requires a reservation. Reservations are required to visit the Burj Khalifa or the desert safari.

The distinction between activities requiring a reservation and activities that do not is properly explained in the booklet you will receive with your purchase confirmation email.

And for each activity requiring a reservation, you will have precise information on how to make your reservation. You will see, it’s really simple!

Dubai Explorer Pass: review

The Dubai Pass is super convenient and comprehensive.

You will have the choice between many must-see attractions such as the visit to the Burj Khalifa, the desert safari, the Yacht cruise or the Atlantis Aquaventure Water Park.

If you have to choose only 4 activities, these are the ones I particularly recommend. Together with Dubai Marina zipline (which is not included and needs to be booked here), these are for me the 5 best activities to do in Dubai.

The Dubai Pass will for sure allow you to save money and make the most of your stay!

You should also know that there is another pass to visit Dubai: the All Inclusive Go Dubai Card or unlimited Dubai Pass. It allows to visit an unlimited number of attractions but the pass has a validity duration of 2, 3, 4, 5 or 7 days.

I don’t recommend it because the prices are really high and it will be difficult to make it profitable unless you just chain activities.

That’s why the Dubai City Pass is, in my opinion, the best pass to visit Dubai!

What are you going to visit with the Dubai Pass Explorer?

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If you would like more details about the best things to do in Dubai, I suggest you read my other article: The 30 best things to do in Dubai

To organize your days and activities, I also recommend that you read my itineraries according to the length of your stay:

I have also prepared super detailed and specific articles for you:

And as far as the activities are concerned, in addition to those offered with the Dubai Pass, you can get a great overview of the best ones (and book them!) by reading the following articles:

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