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

Dubai City Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

On this comprehensive Dubai sightseeing tour, experience the city’s historical sights and lively cosmopolitan style. Under the care of a knowledgeable, local guide, see the Burj Al-Arab hotel and its famously sail shaped design, and hear the history of the stunning Jumeirah Mosque. En route to Bastakiya—or the “old quarter” of Dubai—take in views of the soaring palaces and residential zones, and climb in an ‘abra,’ or water taxi, for a journey across Dubai Creek. Here, you’ll visit the Spice Souk and smell perfumes wafting on the air, and the tour also includes time to shop in the lustrous Deira Gold Souk.


  • 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

After your hotel pickup in central Dubai, enjoy a comfortable, air-conditioned ride to the Burj Al–Arab hotel. Towering at a neck-craning 1,053 feet above the shores of Jumeirah Beach, this luxury hotel on an artificial island is one of the tallest in the world.

Follow Jumeirah’s white sand shoreline through modern, residential homes, and head to the old quarter of Bastakiya for a glimpse of Dubai’s past. Navigate lanes that wind through small, hidden courtyards and weave through traditional, mudbrick homes that harness the offshore breeze. The tour continues at Dubai Museum and Al Fahidi Fort, where cannons, turrets, and fortified walls form the oldest building in Dubai.

Crossing over Dubai Creek in a small, traditional ‘abra,’ enjoy the sweeping, panoramic views of Dubai’s legendary skyline. On the Deira side of Dubai Creek, smell the pungent, enchanting perfumes and wander the colorful Spice Souk, and before returning back to your hotel, shop for that perfect souvenir in the nearby Deira Gold Souk.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Well worth doing this trip, we had limited time and had never been to Dubai so this was a great way to get a good feel for this place.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Excellent tour , great to get a peak of things to do in Dubai. Would of liked more shopping time at souks but if you stand to long you do get hassled to buy. Our guide was great and stayed around if we needed anything. The fort was worth going to. Had a great day and would recommend this tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

The tour Guide was excellent, he gave lots of information which made the tour very enjoyable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

well worth it , guide was very knowledgeable and a bit of a character to go with it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

We were picked up from our hotel on time. The coach was A/C, was welcome in summer.
The gude was helpful and knowledgeable.
The tour included everything that was advertised - Burj Al Arab, Jumeira Mosque, Gold Souk, Spice Souk, Dubai Museum, boat ride in dubai creek etc.
Highly recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Lost for words. Tour Guide top notch in the field. Warm welcome and greeting for all humorous informative brought the tour to life. Would highly recommend this tour to family and friends visiting Dubai Harry Ireland

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

A good orientation to Dubai. Guide knowledgeable and helpful.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Love it. Everything great. Need more time @ the spices souk, less @ the gold souk.
very informative, enjoyed the Dubai museum and the old city.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

It was comfortable, well organized and run. We enjoyed our time.

Thank you


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This tour was great, the tour guide was fantastic as well. It was very informative and interesting. The only thing I will say is, a tour in Dubai in June, wasn't the best idea. 45 degree heat Celsius was too hot to enjoy it completely. There is a fair bit of walking also. Other than that, I thought the tour was worth doing.

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