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  • Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Duration:  4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
If you’re looking for things to do in Dubai, head out to discover the city’s main sights and cosmopolitan culture on a private sightseeing tour! This comprehensive Dubai city tour showcases a collection of top Dubai attractions, from beautiful Jumeirah Mosque to famous landmarks like the sail-shaped Burj Al Arab hotel. From a private vehicle, see picturesque Dubai neighborhoods, and then explore Dubai's old quarter, Al Bastakiy, and Dubai Museum by foot. Cross Dubai Creek by 'abra' (water taxi) to Deira, visit the famous spice souk and enjoy free time to shop in Dubai Gold Souk. Plus, learn fascinating details about the city from a private guide!


  • 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

After a pickup from your centrally located Dubai hotel, relax in your comfortable private vehicle and hear little-known tales and fun facts about the city of Dubai, as well as the emirate of the same name, from your private guide.

Head first to Jumeirah Beach, where you'll get a great view of the striking sail-shaped Burj Al Arab hotel, one of the tallest hotels in the world, at 1,053 feet (321 meters). Continue along Jumeirah Beach shoreline to Jumeirah, one of Dubai's upmarket residential areas. With your private guide, wander through its winding lanes and hidden courtyards, and take in views of the mud-brick homes topped by traditional wind towers, designed to catch cooling offshore breezes.

Back in your vehicle, head to Al Bastakiya's old Al Fahidi Fort – one of the city’s oldest buildings – and take a walk around its traditional courtyard houses. The site is also home to Dubai Museum, so head inside for a look around with your guide. Browse the collection of local antiquities, cannons, fortified walls and turrets of the old city, and learn about life in the emirate state before the oil boom.

Next, hop aboard a traditional water taxi called an abra, and cross Dubai Creek to the neighborhood of Deira. On this side of Dubai Creek, which is Dubai's central waterway, follow your guide toward the spice souk to soak up the colors and perfumes of the city, and then continue to the legendary Dubai Gold Souk to shop for souvenirs or glimmering accessories.

Your tour then finishes with a drop-off at your Dubai hotel.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Great way to see Dubai from the comfort of an air conditioned vehicle, with regular stops to take photos or view the sights more closely. We went to the Gold Souk, the Spice Market, a mosque the outside only and took a water taxi ride as part of this experience. Our driver/guide was very knowledgeable and was able to answer our questions. The pick up from our hotel was also part of the trip, which saved us having to find a meeting point.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

We had a very lovely relaxing time with the tour guide and the driver. They are so helpful, and have a very good knowledge about the city. We would recommend this to all of our friends.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This was just great. Our guide Ahmed was so knowledgeable. Explained everything about each place we visited. Our driver was very friendly and courteous. A tour highly recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Our guide Ahmed made this outing as well as our driver, explained so much about the culture and life in Dubai. The places we visited were amazing. Would really recommend a private tour. You get one on one experience and no one to hold you up

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

We had an awesome tour. It covered all that we wanted to see. The guide was polite, informative and answered to our questions with great knowledge. The day was wonderful, sad when it ended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

OUTSTANDING !!!!!!!!!!! IT FELT LIKE WE WERE TOURING THE CITY WITH A FRIEND not just a tour guide. She and the driver were gracious, friendly, flexible, polite and FUN.......I cannot wait to make another trip to Dubai and have my family take the same tour. Best money spent !!! and Thank You, Jo Lynn Jellison

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Awesome! The guide was very knowledgable and friendly.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Excellent. Tour . Our guide was extremely knowledgable . His attention to detail and our needs was superb. Highly teccomended

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Well worth the money. Tour guide, Anil, and driver were both very personable and fun to spend time with. The best part was their flexibility -- we had already spent the morning at the gold souk -- so in addition to some of the regular "not to be missed" sites, he took us to some art galleries at our request. The tour was a great way to get the feel of Dubai.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

This tour was amazing!

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