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.