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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!
You'll get picked up
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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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You'll return to the starting point
  • 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
  • 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 & Al Fahidi Fort
  • 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
  • The duration of the actual tour takes 4 – 4.5 hour but the driving time from Dubai hotel and return may take another 60 – 90 minutes depending on traffic conditions and time of day.
  • 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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We were picked up at right time and covered all the prominent places of Dubai. Largely a Photo opportunity outside Burj-Al-Arab & Jumeira Mosque, Museum with entry tickets, Water taxi, Spice Souk, Gold Souk and round of city. Pick up & drop of other guests waste some time but a
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Too much time standing around. We were picked and waited over 30 minutes at another hotel because the couple to be picked up were given the wrong time. We get dropped off at the Sail hotel only to asked to wait another 20 minutes while the people who were already on the bus
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We lost 20 minutes looking for our pick up looking for a hotel I was not able to localise and the agent over the phone explaining me where to go as if I knew the city. We finally found our pick up driver and join the bus group 20 minutes late. Beside this, tour gave a good
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Very disappointing . Very long tiring day mostly on coach with inefficient pick ups . We were picked up at hotel at 12pm and were still in taxi due to traffic and pick ups at 1.30pm. then we had to wait for 20 mins for transfer to another bus. Then we were on bus going through
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The tour of the city gave a good overview and if you visit Dubai for the first time you know what is where. The start time should have been earlier in the afternoon since you have to drive from one point to the other. Pick up time was 2 pm at our hotel. The time at each
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About the operator
By: Orient Tours - Day Tours
Amit J
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Good Glimpses of Dubai Main Attractions
We were picked up at right time and covered all the prominent places of Dubai. Largely a Photo opportunity outside
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South San Francisco, California
Skip the line
I purchased this ticket thinking it did take us to the 148 floor but when I got it on the mobile it was only to
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John C
Too much time standing around. We were picked and waited over 30 minutes at another hotel because the couple to
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John C
Burj Khalifa
A great chance to see the full extent of the city of Dubai. We went to the 125th level and more than high enough
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Nairobi, Kenya
Saved by the guide
We lost 20 minutes looking for our pick up looking for a hotel I was not able to localise and the agent over the
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john p
Great trip must do
Great day great trip plenty of thrills and spills for everyone Great opportunity for photos sand dunes and great
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Adam W
Underwhelming and disappointing
We had booked on line before we travelled out, chose a time slot to At the Top of 7pm on the Sunday evening, went
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Demetrius G
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Too many lines to wait in
The Burj Khalifa and the Underwater Aquarium were great. However, the advertisement of not having to stand in line
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Tracy L
Driffield, United Kingdom
I did it!!!!!
I so didn’t want to do the Zipline as it really isn’t my thing but my 15 year old son was desperate so I was made
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Underwater Aquarium
See all kind of fish from underneath via a tunnel. See sharks, manta's , clown fishs and many more othe fishs.
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Key Details
  • Duration: 4h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, German
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