While you’re in port in Dubai, check out the city’s dazzling highlights on a memorable 4.5-hour private tour. Traveling between the sights in a private, air-conditioned minivan, and with personalized commentary from your private guide, take in top Dubai attractions such as Jumeirah Mosque, the Burj Al-Arab hotel and the old Al Bastakiya neighborhood, with its traditional wind-tower houses. Visit Dubai Museum to chart the city’s incredible history and ride an ‘abra’ water taxi across Dubai Creek to explore the aromatic Spice Souk and shop at the glittering Gold Souk.

Highlights

  • Half-day Dubai city shore excursion, led by a private guide
  • Pass Jumeirah Beach and admire Burj Al Arab, one of the world’s tallest hotels
  • See Jumeirah Mosque on a drive around the upmarket neighborhood
  • Visit Dubai Museum at Old Al Fahidi Fort and learn about the city’s cultural changes
  • Enjoy an abra (traditional water taxi) ride to Deira to Dubai Spice Souk and Gold Souk
  • Covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

What You Can Expect

Dubai Shore Excursion: Private City Highlights Tour

Admire top Dubai attractions such as the Burj Al-Arab on a private layover tour

When your ship arrives at Port of Dubai, meet your guide and hop inside your private, air-conditioned minivan. Then, set off on your 4.5-hour city highlights tour.

Along the way, hear entertaining tales about Dubai and its history from your guide, as well as intriguing facts about its architectural wonders.

Keep your camera poised to capture the forests of glitzy skyscrapers on route to Jumeirah Beach, the city’s buzzing seaside district. Stop for photos at the instantly recognizable, sail-shaped Burj Al-Arab hotel and hear how, at 1,053 feet (321 meters) high, this Dubai icon is one of the tallest hotels on the planet.

Continue past the swanky hotels and villas of the residential neighborhood of Jumeirah. Take a stroll around the lanes and hidden courtyards, and admire the gleaming white domes and slender minarets of Jumeirah Mosque.

Drive to Dubai’s oldest quarter, Al Bastakiya, with its mud-built wind-tower houses, and visit Dubai Museum, set inside the 18th-century Al Fahidi Fort. View the exhibits and scale models to discover how the oil boom of the 1950s and 1960s transformed Dubai from a fishing port into the high-rolling metropolis it is today.

Next, enjoy a scenic abra ride across Dubai Creek to the bustling Spice Souk. Peruse the colorful wares as you breathe in the heady aromas, and then visit the glittering Gold Souk.

Perhaps up some great-value gold and jewelry here before your shore excursion ends back at the cruise terminal.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to the Port of Dubai for this activity. In the extremely rare event your ship has left, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed arriving in Dubai and you are unable to join this activity, you will receive a refund. View our terms and conditions for full details.

Customer Reviews

Leigh B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This is the perfect tour for someone who is not at all familiar with Dubai, and would like to see quite a lot in a short amount of time. We had several things we wanted to do on our list, including the Dubai Museum and seeing the spice and gold souk, and got to check those off with this tour. Very good driver and very knowledgeable tour guide who shared so much about the history of Dubai, culture, economy - we learned a lot! We were also able to easily communicate with the tour company and explain where we were staying and how to pick us up, etc. Very good experience with this company.

Elzie A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

This tour was great! You are essentially allowed to see any sights you choose, in the time allowed. My girlfriend was even allowed to shop! It's truly your private tour. Just have an idea of want you want to do prior to the tour and they will make it happen. Also, the guide was very knowledgable.

David K South Korea

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2013

Excellent - great guide! Driver does drive fast. It was very expensive for what it offers.

Reading D Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2013

Driver was knowledgeable, excellent communicator and friendly. Made maximum use of our very limited time in Dubai

Robin C United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2013

Great service and trip. Good value for money.

Patricia E USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2013

I think this is the only way to get a feel for Dubai since the city is quite large and spread out. Our guide hit all the old and new sites and was personable and intelligent.

Eric F Guam

4 star rating: Recommended August 2013

Definitely worth it. We saw a lot and our guide was knowledgeable. This was a good value for the money.
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