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  • Location:Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Duration:4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Dubai City Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Discover the best of Dubai on a half-day Dubai sightseeing tour with an expert guide. Traveling by comfortable coach or minivan, take in Dubai’s top landmarks as you absorb the cosmopolitan atmosphere. Snap photos of the Burj Al-Arab, the sail-shaped hotel on its own artificial island; venture into the traditional Al Bastakiya district, ride an ‘abra’ water taxi across Dubai Creek, and much more. Sign off with a visit to the Deira Spice Souk and free time to explore the brilliant Gold Souk. Dubai sightseeing at its easiest and best!


  • Half-day Dubai city tour with a local guide
  • Enjoy a photo by Burj Al-Arab hotel, on Jumeirah Beach
  • Take in views of the white marble dome and minarets of Jumeirah Mosque
  • Tour the old quarter of Dubai, Bastakiya, with your local guide
  • Enjoy a water-taxi ride across Dubai Creek
  • Visit the exciting Spice Souq and shop for bargains in Deira Gold Souq

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What You Can Expect

Dubai City Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

See the Jumeriah Mosque on this half day tour of Dubai

Start your 4.5-hour Dubai city tour with a pickup from your central Dubai hotel. Hop inside your air-conditioned coach or minivan and travel to your first stop.

Along the way, hear about Dubai’s history from your expert guide. Then, arrive at Jumeirah Beach to take snaps of the glittering Burj Al-Arab hotel.

Hear how the hotel’s sail-shaped design has made it one of Dubai’s signature sights and learn how it stands at a remarkable 1,053-foot (321-meter) high.

Drive through exclusive Jumeirah, one of Dubai’s most upscale residential districts. See the plush villas and hotels, and continue into the old Al Bastakiya quarter to get a glimpse of Dubai’s past.

Navigate past mudbrick courtyards and houses with wind towers that circulate the cooling breeze. See the 18th-century Al Fahidi Fort, the city’s oldest building and home to Dubai Museum, as your guide tells you about its historical fortifications.

Board an abra and enjoy the views as you cross Dubai Creek. Arrive in Deira and stroll with your guide around the vibrant Spice Souk. Scan the colorful stalls of perfumed spices, herbs and sweets, and then head for the nearby Gold Souk.

Enjoy free time to explore the gold and jewelry stores, and finish your tour with a hotel drop-off.

Customer Reviews

Joyce G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

This was a great tour. The commentator could speak four languages which was helpful. We had the opportunity to get off the bus at some interesting places and were given plenty of time to look around. We would recommend the tour.

Jagdish J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

The whole trip was excellent but I liked the museum the best.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

This is well worth doing. Informative and gives an overview of history and main tourist areas

Zsoldos S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Great tour with German and English translations. Also, I do not recall the tour guides name but he was really professional and well documented about the places we've visited.
It is a must to do when you are in Dubai.

Mrs Victoria G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

The tour was outstanding The duration was over 6 hours. Our tour
guide was extremely knowledgeable and very helpful.I would thoroughly
recommend to anyone visiting Dubai for the first time.

christoph w

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

We enjoyed this very interesting and informative sightseeing trip through Dubai City conducted by a great tour guide in English and German language. We could discover the new and old Dubai in a sense which a regular tourist would not see. Thank you very much - we recommend this tour.

Elisabeth M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

I went on this tour to save my hosts having to take me around, park etc and feel sure that we saw more than one would even with a local friend. Dubai Museum has expanded since I visited 6 years ago and is interesting to all ages, the short boat trip up the creek is fun. In the souk we had a great review of many spices, and some tasting, then time in the gold market where cold drinks were available as well as gold, scarves and leatherware. Our guide was excellent and the coach comfortable.

Cynthia N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Excellent! Wonderful tour. Great english. Lots of historic information that was interesting. He even rearranged travel as we had a tight trip to the airport. I could not be happier.

Charles J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great tour!!!! Definitely worth it!!

Catherine P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Fun informative and guide great and boat ride across creek fabulous

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