One of the top investments newcomers can make on their first trip to Dubai is getting their hands on the Dubai Pass, issued by iVenture.
On this page, we’re going to run you through all the different types of Dubai Pass you can get your hands on, and how the Dubai Pass by iVenture can really help you save on a Dubai trip.
How does the Dubai Pass Work
OK – there’s a little bit of pre-planning and maths needed to calculate the value you will get, but stick with us as we explain your options! Get a pen and paper out and jot your options down;
Whatever Dubai Pass you select allows you to select a certain number of activities from each category – or from a defined list. So you need to:
- Decide what attractions do I REALLY want to see?
- How many sightseeing & activity days do I have while I’m in Dubai? (You may want to allow time for day trips outside of Dubai, for example to the capital Abu Dhabi)
- Purchase tickets online & set up an online account
- Physically collect the tickets from a Dubai collection point
Let’s go through each of these steps in detail.
What Dubai attractions are included
The Dubai Pass covers a huge range of Dubai’s most popular attractions (and makes for a great checklist exactly what there is to see and do in Dubai). In most some ticket categories, you must select between either attractions classed into different pools, or for a smaller list of included attractions – we explain exactly what’s currently included below!
Listings are correct per iVenture October 2019. Check the current listing here.
We will have a detailed guide to each of the major attractions coming soon!
How many days do I need a Dubai Pass for?
You then need to select how many days you want your ticket to last for. Once activated, the days must run consecutively, ie a 7-day pass must be used within one week of being activated, you can not use 7 days over 2 weeks for example.
You have 6 months from purchasing your Dubai Pass to then activate it.
How much does the Dubai pass cost
The all-important question – what does the Dubai Pass cost, and realistically, how much will you save? Is it really 50%? If you take full advantage of all the attractions, then YES.
The card categories are:
- Dubai Select Pass (AED 425/405)
- Dubai Flexi Attraction Pass (from AED 459)
- Dubai Unlimited (from AED1189)
- Dubai Theme Park Pass (from AED424)
- Dubai Delegate Pass (from AED249)
- Dubai Stopover Pass (from AED199)
Let’s look at each in more detail here:
|Attractions||Duration||Adult AED||Child AED|
|Dubai Select Pass||3: 1 per pool||7 days||425||405|
|Dubai Flexi Pass||3 (any pool)||7 days||459||429|
|5 (any pool)||7 days||749||689|
|7 (any pool)||7 days||979||919|
|Dubai Unlimited||ALL||3 days||1189||1119|
|Dubai Theme Parks||3 (per list)||5 days||424||424|
|5 (per list)||7 days||674||674|
|8 (per list)||14 days||974||974|
|Dubai Delegate Pass||2 (per list)||3 days||249||249|
|Dubai Stopover Pass||2 (per list)||36 hours||199||169|
|3 (per list)||36 hours||279||226|
|4 (per list)||36 hours||385||336|
Note that children under 3 are FREE. There is a discounted rate for children aged 3 to 12 years old. Prices correct per iVenture October 2019.
Dubai Select Pass
This is the class Dubai Pass tickets that lets you see three top attractions over the space of a week, but each attraction must come from a different pool 1, 2 & 3 as set out in the attractions list here:
|Pool 1||Pool 2||Pool 3|
|Desert Safari with Dinner||AquaFun||Dubai Fountain Boardwalk|
|iFly Dubai||Aventura Parks||Dubai Dolphinarium|
|IMG Worlds of Adventure||Bollywood Parks™ Dubai||Dubai Fountain Lake Ride|
|LEGOLAND®||At the Top, Burj Khalifa||Dubai Frame|
|LEGOLAND® Water Park||Hop On Hop Off City Sightseeing||Dubai Ice Rink|
|Motiongate™||Creek Cruise Dinner||Etihad Museum|
|Palm Island Inner Circle Dinner Cruise||Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo||Hysteria Haunted Attraction|
|Ski Dubai||Dubai City Tour||The Lost Chambers Aquarium at Atlantis|
|Wild Wadi Waterpark™||Dubai Safari Park with Safari Village||Pocket Wi-Fi Rental|
|TEPfactor||Explorer Experience - DAUZ||Palm Island Inner Circle Cruise|
|VR Park||Marina Dhow Cruise Dinner||Mattel Play! Town|
|Emirati Kashta Cultural Tour||Splash Tours||Flying Cup|
|Dubai Canal Cruise||Wonder Bus||KidZania®|
|Bateaux Dubai Sunset Cruise||The Green Planet|
|Modern Dubai Tour||Traditional Dubai Tour|
|Laguna Waterpark||City Van Tour - Skyline Tour|
|Reel Dine-In Cinema|
The notable absentee from this list is Aquaventure Waterpark Dubai but DOES include Wild Wadi Waterpark.
Dubai Flexi Attractions Pass
This one costs slightly more than the Dubai Select Pass, but as then the name suggests gives you more flexibility. You can still choose a 3-attraction option, but they can be from the same pool. Or you can make it a 5 or 7 attraction pass (by the time you hit 7 though, look into Dubai Unlimited for better value)
See also the Dubai Theme Park Pass might be a good fit.
This is where you will get the best savings as it’s open to all attractions. You have only 3 to 5 days to use it, but you can squeeze multiple attractions into one day (only conditions, no repeats allowed and must be at least one hour between redeeming each attraction). In total there are 48 attractions included at present which can add up to some whopping big savings over the space of 5 days.
Dubai Theme Park Pass
Does what it says on the tin! For your theme park buffs out there, this is a specialised ticket for water parks and theme parks allowing you a few flexible options to choose from, with 8 venues making up this category:
- Aquaventure Waterpark Dubai
- IMG Worlds of Adventure
- BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai
- Wild Wadi Waterpark™
- MOTIONGATE™ Dubai
- LEGOLAND® Dubai
- LEGOLAND® Water Park
- Laguna Waterpark
The theme park pass comes with a 3, 5 or ALL parks option with 5, 7 or 14 days respectively to use, but doesn’t give a child’s discount hat you would get on the gate. Add the parks up individually though and you will see significant savings on this category, and we love that it gives a flexible length of days as each theme park really is a day activity and you need rest days in between!
Dubai Delegate Pass
Designed more for your business travellers of those seeking cultural attractions rather than the immersive full-day theme park-style experiences. There are 9 attraction options available at present, you can pick two of these from:
- At The Top, Burj Khalifa
- Dubai City Tour
- City Sightseeing Hop On Hop Off
- Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo
- Lost Chambers & Ambassador Lagoon
- Dubai Fountain Show and Lake Ride
- Etihad Museum
- Dubai Frame
Dubai Stopover Pass
Only got a day or so in town? Then this one is perfect for you – it’s a question just how much do you want to try squeeze in?! (trust us, some strategic planning of your time and this one is AWESOME value on a stopover!). You can choose from 2, 3 or 4 of these most popular experiences:
- At the Top, Burj Khalifa
- The Dubai Fountain Show and Lake Ride
- City Sightseeing Hop On Hop Off Bus
- Bateaux Dubai Sunset Cruise
- Marina Dhow Cruise Dinner
- Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo
- Dubai Frame
- Pocket Wi-Fi
Still confused by which attractions you are getting the best value for? We will soon be publishing our guide to each of these top attractions so you know what to expect and can accurately compare prices on the door to savings passes.
Next Step – Registering your card & booking times
Once you’ve completed your purchase, you will then be asked to register your card, this then allows you access to pre-book any activities that have specific time slots before you arrive.
Boat tours, city tours and desert safari activities need booking in advance for timed slots.
Where do I collect my Dubai Pass from
- Dubai Mall – City Sightseeing Counter
- Mall of the Emirates – City Sightseeing Counter
You’ll need a photo ID to collect. Once you reach your attraction, you present the physical card for entry (one per person in your group). At some venues, this will allow skip-the-line entry, but not all.
Is the Dubai Pass value for money?
If this is your first trip to Dubai and you are here for the action and family adventures then absolutely, we think it’s the best way to save on attractions.
The need to collect the physical card we think will still frustrate some users but the small inconvenience is worth it for the huge savings vs paying for every attraction. It does need a little pre-planning but very much worth that extra effort.
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Want to Gift the Dubai Pass?
Know someone heading to Dubai and want to gift them the Dubai Pass? This could be an excellent experiential gift to give someone travelling to Dubi. You can find out how to buy as a gift here.
Still want to book attractions individually?
If your timing is uncertain or you don’t think you will derive the full value out of the Dubai Pass, you can, of course, still book individual attractions. If you click on any of the attraction links hyperlinked above we give suggestions for pricing on the door or online ticket discounters you can try.