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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


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Best tour! Both my guide and my driver were so knowledgeable about all facets of Dubai! They talked about the geopolitics of Dubai like experts and even threw in how religion and history shaped the city! Would give a 15/10! Mohammed Sammi was the best!

Cecilia D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Mohammed the best guide in Dubai !!

ASJ India

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

The 1/2 day city tour was brilliant. It was made so by our guide who really took us on an interesting trip of Dubai thru' the ages. We started at the glitzy end, the Burj Al Arab and made our way to the old time Spice and Gold Souks. Thru the drive our guide gave us several tidbits about Dubai and its evolution. It was informative and interesting. The ride across the creek in an Abra was a fantastic experience. We finished at the Dubai Museum housed in Al Fahidi fort which is a must see for all visitors. Our guide and driver were courteous and friendly throughout and we thoroughly enjoyed our tour.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Private touring is the way to go in Dubai, especially with Hanj. He was so personable, knowledgeable, and fun.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

We really enjoyed our tour. Manish our guide was very good. We wanted a change to the schedule and him immediately did it for us. Very informative tour. Thank you

Michael S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Excellent trip, well worth the money, for a good day out in dubai. Many thanks to the guide and his driver for an excellent day out.

Karen P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Excellent tour - Mohammed, our guide was excellent - friendly and very informative. We learned about culture as well as the places we visited. We were collected from the hotel in a people carrier with a driver and a tour guide. We saw all that was advertised and spent as much time as we wanted in each location. This tour is great value for money and was a great insight into the old and new Dubai. Definitely recommend this tour.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Great tour to hit the highlights and cover the city. Knowledgable and provided plenty of historical background.

Samantha S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

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

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