Visit Dubai’s most well-known landmarks on a private tour exclusively for your party. Visit Palm Jumeirah, Dubai Marina, Burj Khalifa, and the gold and spice souks. Take an abra (water taxi) ride along the city’s canals, enjoy the view the world’s tallest building, and much more on this exciting and informative tour.
Private tour with English-speaking guide
Excellent overview of the city
All entrance fees included—all-inclusive pricing
Hotel pickup and drop-off in Ras Al Khaimah included
We pre booked this tour on line before arriving in Ras Al Khaimah, Our booking confirmation stated a 9am pick up from our hotel, we decided to double check with the company the day before the tour and were told it would be 12 noon… good thing we had checked!
We handed over printed paperwork of the expected days events to the driver when we first got into the car who seemed mystified and spent most of his time on his phone on the journey to Dubai to his office speaking someone regarding the day. At one point he said we were going to meet our tour guide but then he stayed as our guide for the day, there seemed to be a lot of confusion.
We were picked up on time in a lovely comfortable air conditioned car. It took us 90 mins to get into Dubai, first a whistle stop tour of the souks and the Dubai creek. Our English speaking Driver/Guide was polite, enthusiastic and friendly but we did have some trouble understanding his accent. It would have been nice to learn something about the places we were visiting but found it hard to understand the guide. We were then driven through more traffic to Jumeriah Beach to take a Photo of the Burj Al Arab. The next stop was on the Palm Island with photo stops at Atlantis Hotel and the Dubai Marina. Next was the Aquarium in the Dubai mall then we had tickets for the Burj Khalif, missing the fountains display due to the queues for the lifts up and back down the Burj Khalif.
We felt we spent a lot of time in the car driving from one place to the next and hurried from one attraction to the next. No time was given to get something to eat, We got 1 bottle of water each for the whole day. We picked up a sandwich and a coffee ourselves in the Dubai Mall in between attractions at 6.30pm, having had nothing since breakfast. We paid a lot of money for this tour and it didn’t seem very well organised, although we did see all the sights we didn't enjoyed them as much as we could have due to being rushed around. We don’t feel the itinerary given is achievable in 10 hours due to the journey from RAK and the general traffic, we spent very little time at each attraction and no time given to have even a coffee or something to eat.