Explore Dubai’s old and newest sights on a 4.5-hour Dubai private tour. With a private guide, travel by air-conditioned minivan between the city’s must-see sights. Admire top Dubai attractions such as Jumeirah Mosque and the iconic Burj Al-Arab, visit historical Al Bastakiya with its wind-tower houses, and head inside Dubai Museum to trace the city’s history. Lastly, cross Dubai Creek on a traditional ‘abra’ water taxi, and explore the Spice Souk and Gold Souk as your guide provides informative, personalized commentary. Dubai private tours don’t come more comprehensive or enjoyable!


  • 4.5-hour private city sightseeing tour of Dubai
  • See Dubai's famous sights like the Burj Al Arab hotel near Jumeirah Beach
  • Admire the white marble dome and minarets of beautiful Jumeirah Mosque
  • Learn about the city while visiting Dubai Museum in Al Bastakiya, Dubai's old quarter
  • See Dubai from the water on a water-taxi ride across Dubai Creek
  • Discover the exciting spice market and Gold Souk in Deira with a private guide

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What You Can Expect

Private Tour: Dubai City Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

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

Start your experience with a pickup from your central Dubai hotel. Hop inside your private, air-conditioned vehicle with your private guide and begin your 4.5-hour private tour.

As you travel, view Dubai’s futuristic buildings and hear how it transformed from a sleepy fishing village into today’s cosmopolitan city after the oil boom of the 1950s.

Drive to Jumeirah Beach and take photos of the Burj Al-Arab hotel, rising like a sail from just off the shore. Hear how the hotel is one of the world’s highest at 1,053 feet (321 meters) tall.

Travel into Jumeirah, one of Dubai's most upscale residential neighborhoods. View the exclusive villas and Jumeirah Mosque, and continue to the old Al Bastakiya district near Dubai Creek.

Stroll down the narrow lanes past courtyards and traditional mud-brick houses. View the wind towers of the homes as your guide explains how they were designed to maximize the cool breezes.

Next, visit Dubai Museum, set inside Dubai’s oldest building: the 18th-century Al Fahidi Fort. Explore the displays and models that chart the city’s history, and then ride an abra across Dubai Creek to Deira.

Delve into the Spice Souk to discover the stalls selling perfumed spices, herbs and nuts, and finish your retail sorties at the maze-like Gold Souk.

Browse the stores for bright gold, silver and jewelry and afterward, finish your tour with a hotel drop-off.

Customer Reviews

Samantha S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Malik was great- very thorough and passionate about the city! Gives GREAT tours!!

Elise M OBrien O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Best value for the price. Picked up at specified time, great guide, clean van an courteous
driver. Will use Viator from now on. Had just gotten off QE2 and was disappointed in their
expensive excursions and mediocre guides and tours. Viator was a great change.

Peggy G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Tour guide was the best.

Marianne B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Was easy way to see highlights on short layover

Rita F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Our guide was excellent. He even took us to see the tall buildings even though that wasn't included in our tour.

Christine K United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Really enjoyed this tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and made the tour interesting. Thank you. I would highly recommend this tour.

Sarah D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Great way to see Dubai on limited time. Tour was interesting and flexible to fit in what we wanted to see. It allowed a lot of time at the Gold Souk, so if you are not interested in spending a lot of time shopping for jewellery, I suggest flagging this when you book and allocating more time elsewhere. We just finished up a little early, and were dropped at Dubai Mall at our request rather than back to our hotel.

Frederick B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Mohammed was very good, knowledgeable, and enjoyable. He showed and guided us through the various sites in Dubai in a very personable and learning manner. He was very respectful of the Emerati ways and customs. I have been to Dubai many times prior on business. However, it was my wife's first time. We could not have had a better guide. His temperament and the driver were both first class. I would book this trip again.

Willard F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great tour guide and driver. They went above the call of duty. Not enough time to see everything!

Hilton M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Excellent tour with an excellent tour guide!

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