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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; venture into the traditional Al Bastakiya district, 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. Dubai sightseeing at its easiest and best!


  • 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, Bastakiya, with your local guide
  • Enjoy a water-taxi ride across Dubai Creek
  • Visit the exciting Spice Souq and shop for bargains in Deira Gold Souq

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What You Can Expect

Dubai City Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

See the Jumeriah Mosque on this half day tour of Dubai

Start your 4.5-hour 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 Al Bastakiya 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.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

This was an amazing tour with and exceptional guide who spoke good English. The itinerary was comprehensive - making us aware of both the old and the new in Dubai. The journey includes a boat ride across the river and is very pleasant. The old Souk is not interesting for travelers like me who come from Asia and have see similar markets but the commentary made the journey worthwhile.

the show at the end of the trip was amazing - I was glad they had included it. Recommended this tour to anyone who has less time in Dubai. Would also recommend the night tour on the hop-on-hopoff bus - you do not get down for 2.5 hours and get to see all the bright lights of Dubai!

Briana F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

This tour was amazing!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

a good half day tour of dubai and knowledgable guide

Azizul H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

Good tour, the guide was funny and the number of people per tour seemed not too big so felt me personal.

Robert M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

Great tour with a very knowledgable guide. Best way to get a brief insight into Dubai life.

Mark H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Great short trip taking in some of the highlights of Dubai. Norma was our guide and very knowledgeable and informative. It was very interesting to also learn about what life is like living in Dubai.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Very good tour and guide was very knowledgeable- good way to get a view of the city


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Got to see and experience most Dubai in just half a day. Amazing tour and guide. Highly recommended. We started at the beach by Burj Al Arab in background. Then we were off to the Jumeirah Mosque, then the Dubai Museum. We next took a water taxi to the the spice and gold souk.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

A truly excellent tour. We were picked up on time from the ship and driven by car to join the rest of our party on a small bus which had picked up the rest of the group from the hotels. The half day tour lasted from our 1.30pm pick up to 7.00pm when we were dropped off at the ship again by car. We hit all the hot spots and our tour guide spoke perfect English and made sure none of his party was lost in the spice and gold souks. The tour was not hurried at any stage and was most enjoyable. It exceeded our expectations and was good value.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Great tour. Highly recommend.

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