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Dubai City Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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icon4 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Overview

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.
  • Half-day Dubai city tour with a local guide
  • Enjoy a photo by Burj Al-Arab hotel, on Jumeirah Beach
  • Take in views of the white marble dome and minarets of Jumeirah Mosque
  • Tour the old quarter of Dubai with your local guide
  • Enjoy a water-taxi ride across Dubai Creek
  • Visit the exciting Spice Souk and shop for bargains in Deira Gold Souk
Start your Dubai city tour with a pickup from your central Dubai hotel. Hop inside your air-conditioned coach or minivan and travel to your first stop.

Along the way, hear about Dubai’s history from your expert guide. Then, arrive at Jumeirah Beach to take snaps of the glittering Burj Al-Arab hotel.

Hear how the hotel’s sail-shaped design has made it one of Dubai’s signature sights and learn how it stands at a remarkable 1,053-foot (321-meter) high.

Drive through exclusive Jumeirah, one of Dubai’s most upscale residential districts. See the plush villas and hotels, and continue into the old quarter to get a glimpse of Dubai’s past.

Navigate past mudbrick courtyards and houses with wind towers that circulate the cooling breeze. See the 18th-century Al Fahidi Fort, the city’s oldest building and home to Dubai Museum, as your guide tells you about its historical fortifications.

Board an abra and enjoy the views as you cross Dubai Creek. Arrive in Deira and stroll with your guide around the vibrant Spice Souk. Scan the colorful stalls of perfumed spices, herbs, and sweets, and then head for the nearby Gold Souk.

Enjoy free time to explore the gold and jewelry stores, and finish your tour with a hotel drop-off.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Jumeirah Public Beach
Start your 4.5-hour Dubai city tour with a pickup from your hotel. Hop inside your air-conditioned coach or minivan and travel to your first stop. Along the way, hear about Dubai’s history from your expert guide.Then, arrive at Jumeirah Beach to take snaps of the glittering Burj Al-Arab hotel ( Photos Stop only from Outside)
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Burj Al Arab
Hear how the hotel’s sail-shaped design has made it one of Dubai’s signature sights and learn how it stands at a remarkable 1,053-foot (321-meter) high. Drive through exclusive Jumeirah, one of Dubai’s most upscale residential districts. See the plush villas and hotels, and continue into the Jumeirah Mosque ( Photos Stop only from Outside)
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Jumeirah Mosque
The Jumeirah Mosque, which is large enough to hold up to 1,200 worshippers, was built entirely from white stone in the medieval Fatimid tradition, with towering twin minarets framing a large central dome. When it's lit up at dusk, the intricate artistry and true beauty are highlighted.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Dubai Museum & Al Fahidi Fort
Navigate past mudbrick courtyards and houses with wind towers that circulate the cooling breeze. See the 18th-century Al Fahidi Fort, the city’s oldest building and home to Dubai Museum, as your guide tells you about its historical fortifications.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Abra Boat Service to Bur Dubai
Board an abra and enjoy the views as you cross Dubai Creek
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Dubai Gold Souk
Arrive in Deira and stroll with your guide around the vibrant Spice Souk. Scan the colorful stalls of perfumed spices, herbs and sweets, and then head for the nearby Gold Souk. Enjoy free time to explore the gold and jewelry stores, and finish your tour with a hotel drop-off.
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Free

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Dubai city tour
ken_T
, Apr 2020
The tour guide was excellent and overall a good tour. The tour is done in a coach bus, not an open top bus so not easy to see the sights.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2020
Dear, Thank you for leaving such a nice review. We are glad that you loved our services! Our dedicated staff will be pleased to learn of your high praise. We take pride in giving outstanding service to our customers and we're overjoyed to receive your compliments and appreciation. Our company values put customer satisfaction as top priority and we are committed to our customers. Thank you, once again, for your kind words. Best Regards, Sarah P. Dubke Manager Guest Services ORIENT TOURS LLC
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Bravo
wim_b
, Mar 2020
Very pleasant guide and driver. Whatever was promised, was delivered...bravo. personally, i could have done with less time in the gold and spice souqs.
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Half day Dubai tour
JJK
, Mar 2020
The tour was both in English and German. Would suggest only one language to be used during the tour.
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Wonderful tour
raymond_n
, Mar 2020
Excellent tour,the tour guide was so wonderful the height of information .would recommend as better than the cruise ship one that was more expensive. 0
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Waste of time and money.
Vijay_K
, Mar 2020
They will give driving tour of inner dubai and free tour of mosque and museum. It’s all waste of time but guide was nice and well knowledgeable about their legal system.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Dear Vijay_K, Thank you for sharing your valuable feedback about our Dubai City Tour that you have recently joined with us. We apologize for not having fully met your expectations. We are glad however, that you rate our guide as "nice and well knowledgeable about the legal system". We would like to see you joining one of our tours/safaris soon again! Thank you for choosing ORIENT TOURS and taking the time to review us! Best Regards, Sarah P. Dubke Manager Guest Services ORIENT TOURS LLC
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Cracking little trip
Johnny_Boy
, Feb 2020
Started off a little slow with shuttle buses meeting up with the main coach but once it got going it proved to be well organised. In fact it was a cracking little trip with lots of interesting facts thrown in by the tour guide. Apologies I can’t remember his name but he was Serbian. He was very pleasant and his language skills second to none. We visited the Jumeirah Mosque, the Dubai museum which were both enjoyable. Then we crossed the creek on a traditional boat and visited the Souk. Probably robbed blind by the traders but an enjoyable experience. I find the UAE very safe with everyone respectful. Got back to the hotel in JBR a little later than expected but this couldn’t be helped as the traffic is horrendous. All in all it was great value, well run and everyone of the staff were pleasant and helpful. Would recommend this trip to anyone who wanted an interesting afternoon learning a few facts about the country you are visiting.
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Nice
Dimitrios
, Feb 2020
On time pickup, the guide was explaining all. it's a tour that you can see the old town and that's worth it.
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Dubai museum and Jumerieh Mosque
Ruhel
, Feb 2020
It was a very good tour, the female guide was very good and informative about the location and she was very helpful, apologies I do not remember her name but she did say she was from South America
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Pleasant half day tour
Despina_D
, Feb 2020
This is a good half day tour to get your bearings around Dubai and also some history about the city. My one criticism is that the sound system on the coach wasn't very good and we couldn't always hear the commentary.
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Just a buying tour
Vanessa_C
, Feb 2020
The tour guide gave a some information about the city but it felt like all they really did was take us around to places that they are affiliated with and encourage us to by things
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Dear Vaness, Thank you for sharing your valuable feedback about our Dubai City Tour that you have recently joined with us. We apologize for not having fully met your expectations. Please note that the excursion was conducted as per our tour description. We are very strict that none of our tourist guides visits any "affiliated place" as you mention in your review. It is correct that we visit the spice souq as an example but our guide will approach a random shop where he/she can explain the offered spices and their use. Afterwards all guests have free time to walk around and purchase if they want at whichever shop they would like to. We have frequent mystery shopping/spot checks in place to ensure this is followed by all our team members. We regret that you still felt that the tour is a shopping tour. We would like to see you joining one of our tours/safaris soon again! Thank you for choosing ORIENT TOURS and taking the time to review us! Best Regards, Sarah P. Dubke Manager Guest Services ORIENT TOURS LLC

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