There’s no denying Dubai CAN be an expensive city to visit if you don’t plan out your expenditure carefully.
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.
This guide has been updated as of October 2021 for the latest offerings and attraction openings.
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 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, or build in some complete rest days)
- Purchase tickets online & set up an online account with iVenture
- Physically collect the tickets from a Dubai collection point
Let’s go through each of these steps in detail.
What Dubai attractions are included in Dubai Pass?
The Dubai Pass covers a huge range of Dubai’s most popular attractions (and makes for a great checklist of exactly what there is to see and do in Dubai).
In most 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 2021, Check the current listing here.
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 60%? If you take full advantage of all the attractions, then YES.
The card categories are:
- Dubai Select Attraction Pass (AED 425/405)
- Expo 2020 Dubai Select Pass (AED 475/425 – limited time)
- Dubai Flexi Attraction Pass (from AED 459/429)
- Dubai Unlimited Pass (from AED 1189/1119)
- Dubai Theme Park Pass (from AED 424)
Let’s look at each in more detail here:
|Attractions||Duration||Adult (13+) AED||Child (3-12) AED|
|Dubai Select Pass||3: 1 per pool||7 days||425||405|
|Dubai Expo 2020 Pass||4: 1 per pool + Expo||7 days||475||425|
|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|
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 2021.
Dubai Select Attraction 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||Bollywood Parks™ Dubai||Dubai Fountain Boardwalk|
|iFly Dubai||At the Top, Burj Khalifa||Dubai Dolphinarium|
|IMG Worlds of Adventure||Laguna Waterpark||Dubai Fountain Lake Ride|
|LEGOLAND®||Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo||Dubai Frame|
|LEGOLAND® Water Park||Explorer Experience - DAUZ||Dubai Ice Rink|
|Motiongate™||Modern Dubai Tour||Al Shindagha + Etihad Museum|
|Dubai Canal Cruise||Splash Tours||KidZania®|
|Ski Dubai||City Sightseeing Hop On Hop Off Bus||Flying Cup|
|Wild Wadi Waterpark™||The View At The Palm||Kitmytrip Wi-Fi Rental|
|TEPfactor||The Green Planet|
|La Perle by Dragone||Traditional Dubai Tour|
|Emirati Kashta Cultural Tour||Dubai Opera Architectural Tour|
The notable absentee from this list is Aquaventure Waterpark Dubai but DOES include Wild Wadi Waterpark – you can find a full Dubai Water Park comparison here.
For the period 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022, there is a special Expo 2020 Dubai Select Pass, identical to the above, plus a one-day entry to Expo 2020 (Usually 95 AED per adult, free for under 18’s so unclear why this ticket is more for children than the ordinary Dubai Select Pass).
Dubai Flexi Attraction 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 35 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 6 venues making up this category:
- 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 that you would get on the gate.
Add the parks up individually, 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 full day activity and you need rest days in between!
Some notable absences from this ticket which used to be included and are no longer, are Aquaventure at Atlantis the Palm and IMG Worlds of Adventure. Without these two tickets, we feel the theme Park Pass has lost a little of its gloss and value.
Still confused by which attractions you are getting the best value for? Pop on over to the Dubai attractions section of our website for detailed reviews of the top tourist attractions in Dubai.
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 (this venue looks to now be closed – please check with iVenture)
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.
They have now introduced iPass which eliminates the need to go and collect a physical ticket if you are happy to use your phone for everything (you will need data/wifi).
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 is 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 Dubai.
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.
Before you go… More important things you should know when planning a trip to Dubai
- Pop into our essential planning information page, it includes everything you need to know about getting around Dubai, a handy guide on what to pack and top tips for first-timers on the do’s and don’ts, laws and customs to be aware of.
- Check out this incredible list of 150+ places you should visit when you’re in Dubai.
- Pick up a Dubai Pass to save up to 50% on top Dubai attractions
- Don’t forget to pack your travel insurance!!!
- Discover the best areas to stay in Dubai, or bag a bargain on your accommodation here: