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!
Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
After a pickup from your centrally located Dubai hotel, relax in your comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle on the way to your first Dubai city stop: the striking Burj Al-Arab hotel. Located on the sands of Jumeirah Beach, on an artificial island, the luxury hotel is one of the tallest in the world, standing at roughly 1,053 feet (321 meters). Stop for a photo, and then continue with your guide along the shoreline to Jumeirah, one of Dubai's upmarket residential areas.
Next, head to Bastakiya to see the contrast between the two neighborhoods. Explore the winding lanes that lead to hidden courtyards and the mud-brick homes topped by traditional wind towers, designed to catch cooling offshore breezes. Continue to old Al-Fahidi Fort, home to Dubai Museum, and take in views of the fort’s cannons, turrets and fortified walls. Then, cross Dubai's central waterway, Dubai Creek, in a traditional abra; it’s a must-do activity in Dubai!
On the Deira side of Dubai Creek, soak up the colors and perfumes of the famous Spice Souq. Then enjoy free time to shop for souvenirs or glimmering accessories in the nearby Deira Gold Souq before returning to your hotel.
Hotel pickup and drop-off from select central Dubai hotels
Transport by air-conditioned coach or minivan (depending on group size)
Hotel pickup and drop-off from Anantara Qasr al Sarab, Anantara Desert Islands, Tilal Liwa Hotel and Liwa Hotel
Food and drinks
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
A current valid copy of your passport is required on the day of travel
Wheelchair accessible - if assistance is required, passenger must provide their own carer
Please note: Not all of the sights visited during this tour are wheelchair accessible. As a result, passengers in wheelchairs will unfortunately miss some sections of the itinerary, including selected rooms in the Dubai Museum and the water taxi ride.
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
Local Operator Information:
Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher. Our Product Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind.
If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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!