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Private Tour: Dubai City Tour

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  • 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

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.
  • See Dubai's famous sights like the Burj Al-Arab hotel near Jumeirah Beach
  • Admire the white marble dome and minarets of beautiful Jumeirah Mosque
  • Learn about the city while visiting Dubai Museum in the city's old quarter
  • See Dubai from the water on a water-taxi ride across Dubai Creek
  • Discover the spice market and Gold Souk in Deira with a private guide

What's Included

  • Private professional English/ German speaking guide (as per the selection)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in a Private Vehicle
  • Abra ride across the Creek ( Traditional water taxi)
  • Photo Stop from outside Burj Al Arab & Jumeirah Mosque
  • Visit Gold Souq and Spice Souq
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks

Departure & Return

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Please Note

• Your centrally located Dubai Hotels. • For guest staying in any Private Residence or Villas in Dubai , pick up can be arranged from any nearby hotels. • Pick up service from Jebel Ali Hotels, Bab Al Shams or from Al Maha Desert Resort or others locations ( which is not in City limit) are available only with additional cost upon request based on your location. >> Departure time : - As per guest selection

What To Expect

Start your experience with a pickup from your central Dubai hotel. Hop inside your private, air-conditioned vehicle with your private guide and begin your tour.

As you travel, view Dubai’s futuristic buildings and hear how it transformed from a sleepy fishing village into today’s cosmopolitan city after the oil boom of the 1950s.

Drive to Jumeirah Beach and take photos of the Burj Al-Arab hotel, rising like a sail from just off the shore. Hear how the hotel is one of the world’s highest at 1,053 feet (321 meters) tall.

Travel into Jumeirah, one of Dubai's most upscale residential neighborhoods. View the exclusive villas and Jumeirah Mosque, and continue to the old district near Dubai Creek.

Stroll down the narrow lanes past courtyards and traditional mud-brick houses. View the wind towers of the homes as your guide explains how they were designed to maximize the cool breezes.

Next, visit the Dubai Museum, set inside Dubai’s oldest building: the 18th-century Al Fahidi Fort. Explore the displays and models that chart the city’s history, and then ride an abra across Dubai Creek to Deira.

Delve into the Spice Souk to discover the stalls selling perfumed spices, herbs and nuts, and finish your retail sorties at the maze-like Gold Souk.

Browse the stores for bright gold, silver and jewelry and afterward, finish your tour with a hotel drop-off.

Jumeirah Public Beach

Start your experience with a pickup from your Dubai hotel. Hop inside your private, air-conditioned vehicle with your private guide and begin your tour. As you travel, view Dubai’s futuristic buildings and hear how it transformed from a sleepy fishing village into today’s cosmopolitan city after the oil boom of the 1950s.

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

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)

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Pickup will be in a Private suitable air-conditioned vehicle with Private Guide.
  • Children up to 5 years of age must be provided with a child safety seat. Kindly let us know if you have an infant 5 years and below joining the tour. Infant seat will be provided without any additional charges.
  • Infant seats available
  • Dress code: lightweight summer clothing is suitable for most of the year, but sweaters or jackets may be needed for the winter months, especially in the evenings. Good quality sunglasses are advised. Hats are advisable when in direct sunlight.
  • Guests visiting the UAE during the Summer months (June – September) are advised that peak daytime temperatures sometimes reach 42 – 45 degrees Celsius. Humidity levels can also exceed 90 percent during this period. We recommend all our guests to take adequate precaution.
  • The local tour operator reserves the right to cancel any part of the scheduled programs because of government decisions, public holidays, weather conditions, or other similar circumstances.
  • Please note, the tour duration subject to change depending on traffic.The stated tour duration includes pick-up and drop off times.
  • As part of ongoing COVID-19 virus preventative measures, some of the Tourist sites which are included in the given itinerary remain closed, so alternate visits / photo stops will be arranged.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Guest can discuss with our tour guide and customize the itinerary, guest have to pay directly if any additional entrance ticket applicable which is not included in the above itinerary.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Tour: Dubai City Tour?

A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Private Tour: Dubai City Tour?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Private Tour: Dubai City Tour?

A:The policy on social distancing is:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Tour: Dubai City Tour?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

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224 reviews
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Excellent guide an excellent experience.
Michael_H, Apr 2022
We enjoyed the entire tour. It’s fascinating to see both the old and the new Dubai. The boat right across the canal to the old town was very interesting.
Outstanding
Schneider_K, Apr 2022
Faisal was an excellent guide who made sure myself and my family were comfortable on the tour. He was very patient with us and answered all our questions. I definitely recommend this tour.
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Dear Schnei, Thank you for your kind words. We are glad that you had a great time during the tour. Our guides are always humble and good at having knowledge regards to the country and will be always happy to share with our guests. Thank you we highly appreciate your recommendation. We look forward to welcome you back soon again. Thank you, once again, for your kind words. Best Regards, Sarah P. Dubke Manager Guest Services ORIENT TOURS LLC
Great day!
Oliver_E, Apr 2022
Excellent tour to see all the fascinating parts do Dubai! Our guide Imran was very knowledgeable and friendly and created a great day and agenda for us. I would recommend this for everyone.
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Dear Oliver_E , Thank you for leaving such a nice review. Dubai is one of the amazing destination for a vacation. We are glad that you loved our services! Our guides are well trained and certified by the UAE government. Thank you for the amazing feedback for our guide Imran, We as a team always look forward to welcome you soon. Best Regards, Sarah P. Dubke Manager Guest Services ORIENT TOURS LLC
Excellent tour
Ethel_J, Apr 2022
Excellent tour guide. Very patient but professional. Provided water, showed us historic places. Gave us shopping tips.
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Dear Ethel_J, Thank you for leaving such a nice review. We are glad that you liked our service, we are happy to hear that our guide served the excellent service to you with the great knowledge regards to the city and helped you by sharing shopping tips. We will share your kind words with our guide. We look forward to welcome you again with the same positivity. Thank you, once again, for your kind words. Best Regards, Sarah P. Dubke Manager Guest Services
1 traveler found this review helpful
Getting to know in one day we’re you visiting?
Gal_B, Apr 2022
The tour guide was incredible, we we’re disappointed that the Dubai museum was closed due the Covid situation, but all rest was very good.
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Dear Gal_B, 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. Unfortunately any closure or opening of the site and attractions are not in our hand, even we are sad with this that the beautiful Dubai museum which is with a lot of information is closed down for time being. Our team always make sure that to make our guests happy with other sites. We hope to see you here again and please bring all your friends and family. We will ensure they all enjoy the same quality of service as you have. Best Regards, Sarah P. Dubke Manager Guest Services ORIENT TOURS LLC
A very pleasant and rich in information tour with an excellent guide.
Liliana_H, Mar 2022
The excellent guide adjusted to my interests and needs and I was satisfied with exploring Historical Dubai. Thank you.
Enjoyable
Natasha_V, Mar 2022
The Tour was very Interesting the guide was very helpful and very knowledgeable We enjoyed the tour and would recommend to friends and family
Great City Tour
Sam_L, Mar 2022
Great city tour. Recommend for your first day to get the feel of the city. Learned about the people, architecture and blend of the culture.
The guide was awesome!...
Eigenia_W, Mar 2022
The guide was awesome! Learned a lot about Dubai and UAE. Visited all the main sites. Thank you for a wonderful experience.
Very good!
Julio_G, Feb 2022
It exceeded our expectations, our guide, very professional showed us each step of the itinerary with patience and professionalism, in addition to showing extensive knowledge of all the contents of the package included in the tour. Very good experience, highly recommended.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Perfect tour around Dubai
Leanne_T, Feb 2022
Private tour for our family was the way to go. Our tour guide, Muhammad Jamil, was very friendly and did great job showcasing the highlights on the city tour. Best way to get to quickly see a number of locations and learn about culture, politics and history.
Very nice trip!
Rick_S, Feb 2022
Our guide Faisal was great. He did good a good job showing us around and informing us about interesting facts of Dubai.
An Amazing Tour of the Highlights of Dubai
RICHARD_R, Feb 2022
The tour was exceptionally informative and our Guide Rahim and Driver Mr Ismayil showed us both highlights of the New Dubai and the old city. This was reflected by the abra Dubai creek crossing. The tour offered us the opportunity to see what we wished to see and they knew where the best photo opportunities are situated. All in all an 8* rating out of 5
If you have half a day to...
James_U, Feb 2022
If you have half a day to explore and want to get a good feeling for Dubai, this is a great option. You get quickly around (by car and boat) and see the main sites, with enough time to learn a lot about each. The tour guide Rahim is very friendly with lots of interesting facts and the driver Ismayil is great company as well. A seven star tour :-)
1 traveler found this review helpful
Highlight of our week!
marc_d, Feb 2022
Faizel was an amazing guide, we saw so much in 4 hours! We are hiring him for another tour this week! The Palm, Atlantis, Burj Al Arab souk, mosque, old town Dubai, gold and spice souk downtown were the highlights. We were in a comfortable van. Would book again! A great way to see an overwhelmingly large city!
Excellent trip, highly recommend
Johanna_B, Jan 2022
Excellent interaction from our Guide, who was very friendly and knowledgeable of Dubai. He listened to our requests and was happy to tailor our excursion to best suit what we wanted to do and see
Response from Host, Jan 2022
Dear Johann, Thank you for leaving such a nice review. We look forward to serving you again. Thank you, once again, for your kind words. Best Regards, Sarah P. Dubke Manager Guest Services ORIENT TOURS LLC
Excellent
Jorge_M, Jan 2022
Fantastic guides, explaining everything so clear and very open to make adjustments to the program. Really great experience
Perfect tour with kids
birgitlenhardt, Dec 2021
We had this tour because we wanted to be more flexible with our ten year old. Ibrahim,our guide was very good german speaking and it was fun and interesting to hear what he has to say. The tour was packed but perfect for kids. We had tickets for the Burj Kalifa afterwards so the driver brought us there directly and not back to the hotel. Very recommendetly.
Worth Every Penny
Pablo_R, Dec 2021
Tour was a great experience and a must-have for any first time visitors. We were picked up from our hotel and we were driven to multiple historical makers. Yukiko was a great guide and helped show all of the different spots and what to look out for, and even helped us out when we were shopping in the spice and gold souks! Overall fantastic service and well worth the expense.
Response from Host, Dec 2021
Dear Pablo_R, Greetings from ORIENT TOURS! Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about our Dubai City Tour that you have recently joined with us. Appreciate your positive words about our tourist guide Ms. Yukiko. We have forwarded your praises to her to motivate her to offer the same service level to her future guests. Looking forward to seeing you back in the UAE soon! Best Regards, Sarah P. Dubke Manager Guest Services
Fabulous and enjoyable.
Barbara_S, Nov 2021
Our guide Snezhana very knowledgable and driver were both excellent and made it interesting and enjoyable. Loved the Abra and skyline. Would recommend to all.
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