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Dubai Museum Tours

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Dubai Museum
Set inside Al Fahidi Fort, the Dubai Museum recounts the Emirates’ history up until the oil boom, which forever altered its skyline. Dioramas and artifacts convey what daily life was like for Dubai’s earliest communities, while life-sized re-creations of the city’s early souks and wharfs bring the past to life. 

The Basics
Housed in Dubai’s oldest structure—built in 1787—the Dubai Museum gives visitors insight into a side of the city hard to imagine amid all the ultramodern skyscrapers. The museum is a highlight on many city tours, along with other popular Dubai attractions such as the Jumeirah Mosque, Burj Al Arab, Burj Khalifa, Dubai Creek, and the Gold and Spice souks. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Dubai Museum is a must-see for history buffs.
  • See the museum as part of a city sightseeing tour, with stops at several other popular attractions.
  • The Dubai Museum is accessible to wheelchair users, but there are some steep walkways that may require assistance for manual wheelchairs.

How to Get There
To reach the Dubai Museum, either walk along Al Fahidi Street through the backstreets of Bastakia or make your way there from Bur Dubai Souq. The Dubai Museum is a short walk from both the Bhubaiba and Fahidi bus and metro stations. Limited free public parking is also available.

When to Get There
The museum is open daily (limited hours on Fridays) except for during Ramadan, when the museum remains closed on Fridays. Despite being in the oldest building in Dubai, the museum is completely air-conditioned, making it a perfect way to spend an hour or so during the hottest part of the afternoon.

History of Al Fahidi Fort
Located on the southern shores of Dubai Creek, the 200-year-old Al Fahidi Fort was built at what was then the edge of urban Dubai to lend protection to the city. Throughout its history, the building served as an arsenal for weapons and artillery, and as a prison before it became a museum in 1971.
Address: Al Fahidi Fort, Al Fahidi Street, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Admission: 3 AED
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Big Bus Dubai Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Big Bus Dubai Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Explore Dubai at your own pace on a double-decker, open-top Big Bus Dubai tour. Admire top Dubai attractions including the Burj Khalifa, Burj Al-Arab, and Old Dubai, and hop on and off at any of the stops around the city to visit souks, malls, and museums as you please. Choose from a 1-day Classic, 2-day Premium, or a Deluxe 5-day unlimited attraction pass. Tickets include an array of extras like a Dubai Creek cruise, admission to Dubai Museum, shopping discounts and more.
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  • 2 hours 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$44.00
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$44.00
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Dubai City Tour with Guide - Old and New Dubai sightseeing tour

Dubai City Tour with Guide - Old and New Dubai sightseeing tour

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Discover the landmarks of Dubai old and new on a half-day guided city tour. Traveling by air-conditioned vehicle, get to know modern Dubai, seeing Dubai Marina, the Burj Al Arab, and meg-tall Burj Khalifa, the world’s highest tower. Plus, delve into historical Dubai with visits to Al Bastakiya, Dubai Museum, and the Gold and Spice Souks, plus an ‘abra’ water taxi ride on Dubai Creek. Hotel, port, and central pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$39.00
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$39.00
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Dubai full day tour with Entry ticket to Burj Khalifa at the Top

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Dubai full day tour with Entry ticket to Burj Khalifa at the Top

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Discover the traditional side of Dubai and ascend the spectacular Burj Khalifa on an 8-hour sightseeing tour. With an informative guide, explore the old Al Bastakiya quarter and Dubai Museum, and ride an ‘abra’ boat cross Dubai Creek. Visit Jumeirah Mosque, capture photos of the Burj Al Arab. Finish at the ‘At the Top’ viewpoint on the 124th floor of the Burj Khalifa, marveling at the breathtaking views down over the city. Numbers are limited to 15 people for a small-group experience.
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  • 9 hours
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$88.80
$111.00
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$88.80
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Private Tour: Dubai City Sightseeing Tour

Private Tour: Dubai City Sightseeing Tour

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Explore Dubai’s old and newest sights on a half-day sightseeing 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 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 and Gold souks as your guide provides commentary.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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$153.49
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Dubai Half-Day City Tour with Burj Khalifa Ticket

Dubai Half-Day City Tour with Burj Khalifa Ticket

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Discover the highlights of Dubai on a half-day tour with an informative local guide. Glimpse the history of Dubai at the Dubai Museum, which is located in the 18th-century Al Fahidi Fort. Then take a water taxi to Deira to see traditional gold and spice shops. Stop for photos of the iconic Burj Al-Arab, the super-luxe hotel on the Arabian Gulf, then see the artificial islands of the Palm Jumeirah. Finally, head up to the observation deck at Burj Khalifa, the tallest skyscraper in the world.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$189.00
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$189.00
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Dubai Museum Gold Souk and Water Taxi

Dubai Museum Gold Souk and Water Taxi

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Explore Dubai’s old neighborhoods, including its traditional bazaars and souks, on this unique 4-hour tour. Visit the small Bastakiya quarter, full of merchant houses, art galleries, cafés and boutique hotels. Discover the Dubai Museum, located in the oldest existing building in Dubai. Then take a water taxi across Dubai Creek to the Spice Market and Gold Souk. Visit the Women’s Museum, watch a private fashion show, take pictures outside Jumeirah Mosque and drive by the luxurious Burj Al Arab hotel. Entrance fees plus a hotel or port pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 4 hours
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$45.00
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$45.00

Dubai City Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Dubai City Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

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Discover the best of Dubai on a half-day Dubai sightseeing tour with an expert guide. Traveling by comfortable coach or minivan, take in Dubai’s top landmarks as you absorb the cosmopolitan atmosphere. Snap photos of the Burj Al-Arab, the sail-shaped hotel on its own artificial island; learn about local history at the Dubai Museum, ride an ‘abra’ water taxi across Dubai Creek, and much more. Sign off with a visit to the Deira Spice Souk and free time to explore the brilliant Gold Souk.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$31.30
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$31.30
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Private Tour: Full Day Dubai City Excursion Including Dubai Museum

Private Tour: Full Day Dubai City Excursion Including Dubai Museum

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Enjoy a private tour of Dubai with your friends or family members and a knowledgeable guide. On this full day excursion, you will hit the most important landmarks and neighborhoods of the city, including Zabeel Palace, Burj Khalifa (the world’s tallest structure), Dubai Mall, Ski Dubai, Palm Jumeira Island, Dubai Marina, and much more. Visit the Dubai Museum and the souk markets to test your haggling skills. Along the way, learn about the city's journey from quaint fishing village to international metropolis and take advantage of the many great photo opportunities. 
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  • 8 hours
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$174.29
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$174.29
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Dubai City Tour and Desert Safari

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Dubai City Tour and Desert Safari

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Combine the highlights of Dubai with an evening desert expedition on this two-part, 12-hour tour. Enjoy a morning city tour, taking in must-sees like the old Al Bastakiya quarter, riding an ‘abra’ boat across Dubai Creek, and admiring landmarks including the Burj Al Arab and Burj Khalifa. After a break at your hotel, ride a 4x4 to a desert camp for a fun-filled evening and barbecue buffet dinner.
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  • 11 hours
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$89.10
$99.00
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Classic Dubai City Tour

Classic Dubai City Tour

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Whether it’s your first time in Dubai or you have limited time in the city, this half-day tour provides the ideal introduction, with photo opportunities at some of Dubai’s most memorable landmarks. Stop at Burj Al Arab, Palm Atlantis, and Sheikh Mohamed Palace; cruise across Dubai Creek in a traditional Abra water taxi; visit Dubai Museum; and browse the gold and spice souks.
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  • 5 hours
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$38.00
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$38.00

Dubai Street Food Tour

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Dubai Street Food Tour

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Give Dubai’s hotel menus a miss and experience the city's lively street food scene on an evening walking tour. Delve into Dubai’s oldest districts, and stroll through souks and neon-lit markets to visit the locals’ favorite food haunts, admiring the city lights on route. Sample a hot Indian snack and scrumptious 'shawarma' wrap, scout for goodies at the Spice Souk, and enjoy a mutton kebab for dinner at a popular restaurant. Tastings, dinner, and water included.
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  • 3 hours
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$98.75
$125.00
$26.25 savings
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$98.75
$125.00
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Dubai City Tour

Dubai City Tour

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Experience the highlights of Dubai, from its history to its 21st-century architecture, on a 5-hour tour, led by a knowledgeable local guide. Soak up the bustling souks near Dubai Creek, see admire Jumeirah Mosque and the 7-star, sail-shaped Burj Al Arab hotel, see man-made Palm Jumeirah and visit Dubai Museum, where ancient artifacts, photographs and exhibits chart Dubai’s development. Learn all about the city’s culture and architectural triumphs from your guide and finish your sightseeing gazing up at the soaring Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest tower.
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  • 5 hours
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$100.00
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$100.00
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Dubai Shore Excursion: Private Dubai City Highlights Tour

Dubai Shore Excursion: Private Dubai City Highlights Tour

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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.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$145.79
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Private Old Dubai Walking Tour: Forts, Souks, and Boats

Private Old Dubai Walking Tour: Forts, Souks, and Boats

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Get to know old Dubai and learn more about its history and culture than possible alone on this heritage-themed walking tour. Stroll the Al Fahidi district with its courtyards and wind towers; visit Bur Dubai’s bazaars; and ride an ‘abra’ boat across Dubai Creek to roam Deira’s Gold and Spice Souks. Along the way, discover hidden details and stories of bygone Dubai you’d probably miss if exploring independently.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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$99.00
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Dubai Creek, Bastakiya Quarter, Dubai Gold Souk and Dubai Museums Tour

Dubai Creek, Bastakiya Quarter, Dubai Gold Souk and Dubai Museums Tour

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Start your exciting adventure in Dubai with a visit to Al Seef Neighborhood that still retains its old-world charm and heritage. Relive those childhood memories once again, passing through the old town, with the local Aladdin by your side. Its like you are in a movie. Experience the wonders of the Old Town with a boat ride along the Dubai Creek on a traditional Abra boat. Feel the lifeline and pulse of this beautiful city, walking through the old souks and its ancient history of gold and spices. Let me show you this unique side of Dubai, like no other can.
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  • 3 hours
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$43.00
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$43.00
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Dubai City Pass: Free admission to Dubai’s top attractions incl. Desert Safari

Dubai City Pass: Free admission to Dubai’s top attractions incl. Desert Safari

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Maximize your time in Dubai and enjoy big savings with this great-value Dubai City Pass. Choose between a 1-, 2-, 3-, or 7-day pass including admission to top attractions like Burj Khalifa and Dubai Museum, a hop-on hop-off bus tour of the city, a traditional Dhow cruise along Dubai Creek, and a 4WD Desert Safari including a BBQ dinner.
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  • 1 to 7 days
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$159.77
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The Origin of Dubai Private Walking Tour

The Origin of Dubai Private Walking Tour

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Discover the less glitzy side of Dubai on this guided private walking tour of the city. First, wander around the Al Fahidi historical neighborhood, then head to the Coffee Museum to sample traditional Ethiopian or Turkish coffee. Following that, visit the Dubai Museum and explore the Al Shindagha neighborhood. You’ll end the tour with a ride in an abra across the Dubai Creek and a stop at the souks to shop.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$92.88
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All-Inclusive Desert Safari, Dubai City Tour and Dhow Cruise Along the Marina

All-Inclusive Desert Safari, Dubai City Tour and Dhow Cruise Along the Marina

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Enjoy a trio of Dubai’s top activities with this package covering a desert safari, romantic nighttime cruise and half-day city tour. Experience the desert landscape during a safari trip that includes shisha-pipe smoking, a BBQ dinner and belly dance show. Then enjoy glittering evening views of the Dubai skyline and a buffet dinner aboard a traditional dhow boat. Cap it all off with a half-day city tour covering the Dubai Museum, towering Burj Khalifa skyscraper and much more. This package of three excursions also covers entrance fees and round-trip hotel transport each day.
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  • 2 days
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$130.00
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Historic Old Dubai & Souk Walking Tour

Historic Old Dubai & Souk Walking Tour

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Explore Old Dubai on this walking tour. Starting in the Al Fahidi District, visit cultural landmarks such as Ruler’s Court, the Al Shindaga Watchtower, and Dubai Museum. Take a ride on an abra (water taxi) on Dubai Creek and learn about the Indian community’s influence on the area. You’ll also visit the gold, spice, and textile souks.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$50.00
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$50.00
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Private Tour: Dubai City Sightseeing Including Burj Khalifa 'At the Top' Visit and Monorail Ride

Private Tour: Dubai City Sightseeing Including Burj Khalifa 'At the Top' Visit and Monorail Ride

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Discover the impressive beauty of Dubai from all angles with a private city tour. Your personal guide will accompany you on a sightseeing extravaganza through the emirate, taking in top attractions and exquisite views. Cross Dubai Creek in a traditional “abra” boat, follow your nose through the Spice Souk, ride a monorail to the glitzy Atlantis, The Palm hotel and soar to the 124th floor of towering Burk Khalifa for an 'At the Top' experience. Your 6-hour excursion also includes visits to the Dubai Museum and Bastakiya historic quarter.
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  • 6 hours
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$273.55
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$273.55
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Dubai : Old and Modern Dubai city tour with Blue Mosque visit, Museum, Boat ride

Dubai : Old and Modern Dubai city tour with Blue Mosque visit, Museum, Boat ride

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Discover the highlights of modern and old Dubai on this half-day guided tour. Designed for travelers who want to see the top tourist attractions in a short amount of time, this tour includes entry into the Dubai Museum plus a traditional abra boat ride across the Dubai Creek. Also stroll through the popular gold and spice souks.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$39.00
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$39.00
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SNAPSHOT tour of Dubai

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SNAPSHOT tour of Dubai

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An ideal choice for first-time visitors to Dubai or travelers who are short on time, this 2.5-hour tour hits several major attractions with time for a few photo stops. Highlights include Burj Khalifa (the world’s tallest building), Atlantis The Palm, Burj Al Arab (the world’s most luxurious hotel), Jumeirah Mosque, and Old Dubai.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$20.00
$25.00
$5.00 savings
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Withlocals The 10 Tastings: Dubai Private Food Tour

Withlocals The 10 Tastings: Dubai Private Food Tour

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Take your taste buds on a journey around Dubai’s multicultural cuisine on this private food tour. Learn about the city’s historical culinary influences while exploring souks and traditional eateries, and enjoy up to eight food stops to try local specialties and goodies. Sample fresh prawns cooked in spices, dig into a camel burger and savor saffron ice cream, lemon mint juice, stuffed vine leaves, traditional coffee, and more.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$137.50
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$137.50
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Private Dubai City Tour

Private Dubai City Tour

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Discover the old and new faces of Dubai on a 4-hour private tour, with air-conditioned transport. Accompanied by an informed private guide, hear fun facts about the city and its humble roots as a pearl trading and fishing port. Chart the emirate’s origins at Dubai Museum, wander through Deira’s Gold Souk and Spice Souk, and sail across Dubai Creek on a traditional ‘abra’ wooden water taxi. Contrast the old with the glitzy, contemporary side of Dubai, with photo stops at the Burj Al-Arab, the Atlantis The Palm and other sights.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$180.00
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