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Dubai City Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Highlights
  • See the highlights of Old and New Dubai on a half-day tour
  • Hop between sights with ease and hear their history from a guide
  • Visit Deira’s souks, see the Burj Al Arab, and sail across Dubai Creek
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Dubai City Half-Day Sightseeing Tour
From US$38.80
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Dubai PM Tour
Dubai Afternoon Half day Tour are conducted daily, between 1pm and 2.30pm.
From US$38.80
Dubai AM Tour
Dubai Morning Half day Tours are conducted only on Mondays, Wednesday & Saturdays, between 8am and 8.30am.
From US$38.80
Overview
Sightseeing in Dubai can be challenging, with different transport systems and often high temperatures to negotiate. Check off the sites smoothly and comfortably on this half-day tour. View must-sees, such as the Burj Al Arab and Al Bastakiya, cross Dubai Creek by abra boat, and scour the Spice Souk and Gold Souk, all while uncovering the city’s history. A choice of time slots and hotel transfers add extra convenience.
What to Expect
Book your preferred departure and leave your central Dubai hotel by air-conditioned vehicle. As you travel, hear interesting snippets on Dubai’s history and culture from your guide.

Hop out at Jumeirah Beach for photos of the sail-shaped Burj Al Arab and drive by the upscale villas and palatial hotels of the Jumeirah neighborhood.

Head into Old Dubai and take in Al Bastakiya (Al Fahidi), home to restored mudbrick courtyards and wind tower houses, and learn how they were originally built by Persian traders in the late 1800s. Admire Al Fahidi Fort, Dubai’s oldest building and home to Dubai Museum.

Cross Dubai Creek aboard an abra (traditional boat) and take a guided stroll around the spice, sweet, and herb stalls of Deira’s aromatic Spice Souk. Then, continue to the Gold Souk for free time to shop at the gold, silver, and jewelry stores.

Your tour concludes with a hotel drop-off.
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Reviewed yesterday
Uninformed guide, could've taken a cab for all the insight we got from driver

This was a terrible tour. It started out with our driver being a half hour late. When we called to find out where he was, we were informed that the (rare) rain storm in Dubai that morning made traffic a nightmare. That's fine and understandable,...More

Thank myszka0611
Reviewed 6 days ago
Not all as advertised

One of the visits was posted as an Art Gallery, which in itself was great. Handmade rugs and carpets with precious stones and gold thread were totally beautiful. Their history was explained in great detail, along with the significance of the gift, Then came the...More

1  Thank Colin W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bit disappointed

The abra ride was just across the creek thought it would be longer thought we would've seen more of Dubai took up too much time waiting for people to join our tour from another bus and getting back to hotel choose a more extensive tour...More

Thank Ann F
OrientTours, Guest Relations Manager at Orient Tours - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Ann F, Thank you for sharing your valuable feedback. It was our pleasure having you on board. Kindly note that you had booked a seat in basis tour, with pickups from several hotels and depending on the final bookings for the particular day, pick-up...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Traditional meets modern

We enjoyed this half day tour because we saw traditional life in the old fort museum and abra boat ride as well as modern Dubai with its skyscrapers. Dillon was very informative and most competent as guide. His use of 2 languages was impressive.Jamil, the...More

Thank George L
OrientTours, Guest Relations Manager at Orient Tours - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear George L, Thank you for sharing your valuable feedback about your excursion you recently joined with us. It was a pleasure having you with us. We are glad to read that you enjoyed the tour and with our tour guide Dilan and driver Jamil....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Visit to the city packed with wonder

We were fist time visitors and wanted our trip to start with an overview of the city. We were collected promptly with friendly staff that was a wealth of information, saw jaw dropping landmarks and sky-scrapers. The visit to the museum was amazing but the...More

Thank Rix1604
OrientTours, Guest Relations Manager at Orient Tours - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Rix1604, Thank you for sharing your valuable feedback about your excursion you recently joined with us. It was a pleasure having you with us. We are glad to read that you enjoyed the tour and with our tour guide. We shall forward your amazing...More

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Bindi B
12 May 2018|
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Response from myszka0611 | Reviewed this property |
It's supposed to be about 4.5 hours
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mary b
2 May 2018|
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I will be staying at Sheraton Bur Dubai. Will be picked up at reception ?
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