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Half Day Dubai City Tour

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Key Highlights

  • Enjoy a guided Dubai tour and experience the fascinating contrasts of modern Dubai and its rich past
  • Visit Dubai Museum, a museum that showcases Dubai’s past as a vital pearl diving & trading center
  • Visit Jumeirah Mosque, Dubai largest mosque and a wonderful example of Islamic architecture
  • Discover Deira, the commercial center of Dubai and explore the bustling alleys of the gold and spice souks
  • See the palace of Sheikh Mohammed, the ruler of Dubai in the Zabeel area
  • Enjoy photographing the cutting-edge architecture of this modern metropolis
  • Enjoy the convenience of pick-up and drop-off from your hotel in Dubai
  • Overview

    You’ll gain an insight into the fascinating contrasts of modern Dubai and its beginnings as a center for pearl diving and commodity trading!

    At the Dubai Museum, you’ll learn how the finest pearls in the world were found in the waters of the Arabian Gulf and why the ancient pearling industry provided the only real income.

    The Creek will give the perfect opportunity to take photographs of the amazing skyline of Dubai. Contrast this view with the history of the creek, which was first settled in the 19th century by members of the tribe that established the Al Maktoum dynasty in the city.

    Wander through the bustling alleys of the gold and spice markets in Deira. As you meet merchants of every description, you’ll get a glimpse of what life in Dubai was like before the discovery of oil wrought an incredible transformation.

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?

    Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday

    Duration

    Approx 4 hours

    Start time

    Hotel pick-up starts at 2pm - 3:30pm

    Meeting Point

    Good news! You can get picked up from your hotel in Dubai, just give us the details at the time of booking. Don’t worry if you have not booked your hotel yet, you pass them onto the operator when you are ready.

    Ending Point

    At the end of the tour you will be dropped off back at your Dubai hotel.

    Itinerary

    The Dubai City Tour gives you a taste of the fascinating contrasts of Dubai as it balances traditional and modern ways of life.

    The adventure begins when you are met at your Dubai hotel by our air-conditioned coach.

    As we drive along Jumeirah Beach Road, with exclusive residential neighborhoods of villas, mansions and palaces set on the coast of the Persian Gulf, you will get an insight of today’s wealth in vibrant Dubai.

    Our first stop will be a photo stop at the marvelous Jumeirah Mosque, the largest in the city and a wonderful example of Islamic architecture. Built in the medieval tradition with the interior decorated with elaborate Arabic calligraphy, it is one of few mosques in the city open for visits by non-Muslims.

    After a short break, we continue our journey to the Zabeel area, an impressive part of Dubai, to see the palace of Sheikh Mohammed, the ruler of Dubai. The palace is situated among many other majestic and opulent residences.

    Next we reach the banks of the Creek, where you’ll catch sight of the amazing skyline of Dubai. This is the perfect opportunity to take photographs of a modern metropolis with its splendid architecture. Just a few minutes away is the Al Fahidi Fort (Dubai Museum), a museum that records the city’s past as an important pearl diving and trading center. Built in 1787, the fort is the oldest existing building in Dubai. The museum first opened in 1971 with presentations of the traditional way of life in Dubai. It includes local antiquities as well as artifacts from African and Asian countries that traded with Dubai.

    By Abra, a type of a water taxi, we reach the opposite bank of the Creek, a suburb called Deira, the commercial center of Dubai. Here you can mix and mingle with merchants of all origins in the bustling alleys of the gold and spice souks. You will experience the amazing contrast of a city with traditional shopping juxtaposed with those of the modern world.

    Upon completion of the tour, you’ll return via air-conditioned coach to your Dubai hotel.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
    • English or German guide (as per option chosen)
    • Entrance fee to Dubai Museum
    • Abra water taxi trip

    Exclusions

    • Meals
  • Please note

    Voucher Information: Sorry, but we will need you to print a paper version of your booking voucher (we're working on changing this). At this time no refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    So there’s no last-minute rush please arrive at the start point 10 minutes early. The driver will leave after waiting for ten minutes. Cancellation or refund is not allowed if you miss your pick-up time.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised  activity to reconfirm.

  • Customer Reviews
    • Everything is fine....

      Teciu Marius, Romania, 03/May/2018
    • Great Tour which covers the essence of Dubai

      The tour was great and it almost covered everything which a person needs to see in a half day tour. The guide had great knowledge and he was accommodating, some tour guides start...

      Praveen Mishra, India, 22/Jan/2018
    • Truly an hassle free experience. Booked it directly and this was my first such booking without any help from tour operators in my country, must say they did not disappoint me a...

      MANISH KUMAR, India, 05/Dec/2017
    • Great price, good tour & guide, but missed out the palm area.

      Vicki Thomas, United Kingdom, 24/Mar/2018
    • Good knowledge from the guide very experienced in the culture very much enjoyed it

      Jenna kesic, United Kingdom, 27/Jul/2017
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