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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!

Highlights

  • 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

Diane J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

A very good introduction to Dubai. Really good local guide. The museum was excellent .

Charles L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Well organised tour with a very knowledgeable guide made it a good day out.

Frank A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Great tour...nice experience

cdorga

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

highly recommend, i learn so much from this tour

Ingrid F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

It was a really nice tour. Our guide was excellent, spoke perfect English and German.

altafkhan

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

The tour was great and very informative about the city of Dubai. The transportation was prompt for pick up at the hotel and very comfortable. I learnt a lot of the Emirate and recommend this tour to all visitors. The price was also very affordable.

Maria A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Excellent way to see many parts of the city in one day, and an incredible value pricewise. It is a long day, however, and there is no stop for food, so make sure you eat a hearty meal ahead of time!

Asif M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Good overview of the old Dubai. Be prepared to haggle in the souks.

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.

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