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Dubai City Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

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Experience the historical sites and vibrant cosmopolitan life of Dubai on this comprehensive sightseeing tour of the city. See Dubai's famous landmarks such as the sail-shaped Burj Al-Arab hotel and beautiful Jumeirah Mosque, and learn interesting details about each attraction from a local guide. Take in views of the city's most picturesque palaces and residential areas, and venture into Bastakiya, Dubai's inspiring old quarter. Cross Dubai Creek by 'abra' (water taxi) and visit the Spice Souq. The tour also includes free time to shop in the glistening Deira Gold Souq!
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  • 1
    Jumeirah Public Beach
    Stop: 45 minutes -
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  • 2
    Burj Al Arab
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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  • 3
    Jumeirah Mosque
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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  • 4
    Dubai Museum & Al Fahidi Fort
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 5
    Abra Boat Service to Bur Dubai
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 6
    Dubai Gold Souk
    Stop: 40 minutes -
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  • 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
  • Convenient and flexible departure times and hotel pickup and drop-off
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 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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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
• Your centrally located Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman hotels or Dubai Port Rashid ( cruise terminal)
• 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.
• For Transit guest, pick up can be arranged from any nearby Airport Hotels ( without luggage)
>> Departure time : -
Morning Dubai City tour - Between 07:00 am and 07:30 am approximately
Afternoon Dubai City tour - Between 13:30 pm and 14:00 pm approximately

Dubai Port Rashid Cruise Terminal
4h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Professional tour Guide in selected language
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach or minivan (depending on group size)
  • Dubai Museum Entrance Ticket
  • Abra ride across the Creek ( Traditional water taxi)
  • Photo Stop from outside Burj Al Arab & Jumeirah Mosque
  • Visit Gold Souq and Spice Souq
  • Bottled water in the coach
  • Infant seat below 5 years old
  • Entry/Admission - Dubai Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Abra Boat Service to Bur Dubai
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Pickup will be in a Suitable vehicle on sharing basis from different hotels.
  • Children below 5 years old must be seated in a child seat while traveling in any kind of vehicle in UAE. If you have a child below 5 years joining the tour, please mention in the remarks.
  • Near public transportation
  • 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.
  • Languages: the public tour is in English and in German. The guide will speak both languages during the tour.
  • If you want to book this tour on private basis,please search the activity, product code : 2168PDXB02 - Private Tour: Dubai City Half-Day Sightseeing Tour
  • 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.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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The guide made sure we saw all of the major attractions and helped us out with great pictures and all the vantage points to insure everything was perfect .. Dubai can be done without a guide .. But the guide made it a lot easier
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Good content. Well timed hotel pick-up. Multilingual guide. Excellent value for money. This tour provides a true flavour of Dubai for any first time visitor.
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Guide was excellent. He had knowledge and was friendly. Sites were interesting and worth visiting. Museum well laid out.
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The guide was well organized and made a comprehensive presentation. The only quibble I have is that the mic usage on the bus was not ideal - it should have been made clear to the participants that if you need it loud sit forward and if you value your hearing sit toward the back.
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Overall great experience. I loved going to the spice market and the ferry ride. Our tour guide Ashraf was very knowledgeable.
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By: Orient Tours - Day Tours
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My driver made the trip, he was considerate, friendly and had good explanations for my many questions.
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Fantastic trip
Great from start to finish. Driver was bang on time and kept us informed of what happened next throughout the day.
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Must do when in Dubai
If you are trying to decide between the skip the line vs the basic ticket, definitely choose this one. The Lines
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Fantastic tour
Fantastic tour. Lots of experiences. Getting to see the landscape of the Emirates outside of Dubai was amazing.
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Smooth ride
Great and smooth airport transport, our flight arrived at 23:00 local time and unboarding and baggage claim took
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Chennai (Madras), India
Family Vacation
Burj Khalifa, the largest building in the world, is quite amazing to see from the outside. It just takes 77
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Best Group Tour Experience in Dubai & Abu Dhabi
My group of 16 people had a great experience with tour guide Romina and driver Tamim. They were able to get us
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Great guide & driver
Romina and Tamim was perfect from top to bottom ensuring that everyone has a great time in AUH and DXB. Romina
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Romina and Tamin were excellent company. Romina was very knowledgeable and able to answer all questions and help
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Romina And Tamim are wonderful guides!! Such great knowledge of the culture, history and geography! I appreciate
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Incredible Experience
We were caught up in the hotel at 13:45 sharp, as the tour says. The vehicle was - 4x4 Toyota extremely clean
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New York City, New York
The Guided tour is better
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Nice view
Very long journey to the top and back down but worth it. Aquarium was also awesome. It is good that the top,
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Milan, Italy
Hotel/airport transfer
Driver in time, clean car, service very professional! Everything was so clear in the communication we had by mail.
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Perth, Australia
Amazing Place to see
My view was that Buying Tickets for a Booked time would be the way to go but reality, We bought Tickets for 5.00pm
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Key Details
  • Duration: 4h 30m
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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, German
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