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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai City Half-Day City Tour
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icon4 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more

Overview

Discover the best of Dubai on a half-day Dubai sightseeing tour with an expert guide. Traveling by comfortable coach or minivan, take in Dubai’s top landmarks as you absorb the cosmopolitan atmosphere. Snap photos of the Burj Al-Arab, the sail-shaped hotel on its own artificial island; learn about local history at the Dubai Museum, ride an ‘abra’ water taxi across Dubai Creek, and much more. Sign off with a visit to the Deira Spice Souk and free time to explore the brilliant Gold Souk.
  • Half-day Dubai city tour with a local guide
  • Enjoy a photo by Burj Al-Arab hotel, on Jumeirah Beach
  • Take in views of the white marble dome and minarets of Jumeirah Mosque
  • Tour the old quarter of Dubai with your local guide
  • Enjoy a water-taxi ride across Dubai Creek
  • Visit the exciting Spice Souk and shop for bargains in Deira Gold Souk
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Professional and License tour Guide well knowledgeable
Pick up and Drop Off from Dubai City Hotel by air-conditioned vehicle
Abra ride across the Creek ( Traditional water taxi) and Dubai Museum Entrance Ticket
Photo Stop from outside Burj Al Arab & Jumeirah Mosque
Visit Gold Souq and Spice Souq
Bottled water in the coach
Gratuities
Food and drinks

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
• Your centrally located Dubai, Sharjah 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.
• 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

Ports

  • Dubai Port Rashid Cruise Terminal


Start your Dubai city tour with a pickup from your central Dubai hotel. Hop inside your air-conditioned coach or minivan and travel to your first stop.

Along the way, hear about Dubai’s history from your expert guide. Then, arrive at Jumeirah Beach to take snaps of the glittering Burj Al-Arab hotel.

Hear how the hotel’s sail-shaped design has made it one of Dubai’s signature sights and learn how it stands at a remarkable 1,053-foot (321-meter) high.

Drive through exclusive Jumeirah, one of Dubai’s most upscale residential districts. See the plush villas and hotels, and continue into the old quarter to get a glimpse of Dubai’s past.

Navigate past mudbrick courtyards and houses with wind towers that circulate the cooling breeze. See the 18th-century Al Fahidi Fort, the city’s oldest building and home to Dubai Museum, as your guide tells you about its historical fortifications.

Board an abra and enjoy the views as you cross Dubai Creek. Arrive in Deira and stroll with your guide around the vibrant Spice Souk. Scan the colorful stalls of perfumed spices, herbs, and sweets, and then head for the nearby Gold Souk.

Enjoy free time to explore the gold and jewelry stores, and finish your tour with a hotel drop-off.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Souk Madinat Jumeirah
Sample historic sites and the vibrant cosmopolitan life of Dubai on this tour starting in the popular Jumeirah district. Make a stop at the traditionally recreated Madinat Souk for stunning photos of the iconic Burj Al Arab Hotel
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Atlantis, The Palm
Then drive onto the man-made Palm Jumeirah island, an incredible architectural marvel for a closer look at another icon, the Atlantis Resort.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Jumeirah Mosque
Continue along Jumeirah Beach, the picturesque palace and residential area of Dubai to a photo-stop at the famed Jumeirah Mosque.The Jumeirah Mosque, which is large enough to hold up to 1,200 worshippers, was built entirely from white stone in the medieval Fatimid tradition, with towering twin minarets framing a large central dome. When it's lit up at dusk, the intricate artistry and true beauty are highlighted.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Zabeel Palace
Next drive to Zabeel district for a few clicks outside the Dubai Ruler’s Palace before heading to Al Bastakiya, the old part of Dubai.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Abra Boat Service to Bur Dubai
A brief stop at the ruling family’s former residence, Al Fahidi Fort is followed by a short Abra (water taxi) sailing across Dubai Creek.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Dubai Gold Souk
Disembark at the Spice Souk where the fragrances of the orient come together then there is time to shop in one of the most visited sites of Dubai – the Gold Souk.
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Burj Khalifa
Finally, your journey ends in the new heart of Downtown Dubai where you will see the magnificent Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum 02 adults required.Pickup will be in a Suitable vehicle on sharing basis from different hotels in Dubai.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Tour schedule & Language - English / German ( bilingual) Morning Tour - Monday & Thursday : Afternoon Tour -Sunday,Tuesday & Friday ( The guide will speak both languages during the tour)
  • Tour schedule & Language - English / Spanish ( bilingual) Afternoon Tour -Wednesday & Saturday ( The guide will speak both languages during the tour)
  • If any given tourist sites are closed an alternate attraction in case of the venue's closure
  • Burj Al Arab photo-stop changed to Madinat Jumeirah (no more photostop in Open Beach due to construction)
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Orient Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Dubai City Half-Day City Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Dubai City Half-Day City Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Dubai City Half-Day City Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Dubai City Half-Day City Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Dubai City Half-Day City Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Dubai City Half-Day City Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Dubai City Half-Day City Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Dubai City Half-Day City Tour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "It was very hot - if you have a battery operated fan, take it along for the times you're not on the tour bus." See review
  • "It’s a nice 4 hour tour that allows you to see many sights without the constraint of it consuming the whole day." See review

Reviews

4.0
star-4
1,272 Reviews

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star-4
I loved learning about...
Carrie_K
, Nov 2021
I loved learning about the history and seeing all the great sites. Would have liked a little more time to shop at the souks and learn how to barter to get the spices I wanted and maybe a gold piece or two. Our guide was fabulous and told us all the history of the old city and took us to great picture opportunities. A great introduction to what we needed to explore more in depth
star-2
Could be better
Ada_W
, Nov 2021
We had a tour guide who was impatient. Too many people to make for a meaningful experience. The stops were too short
star-3
Great to be there but just so so.
Stephen_M
, Nov 2021
Great way to get some perspective of Dubai history. But more could have been shared on that. Sound system on bus was poor making it hard to hear the guide. You realise there is very little of old Dubai culture left now.
star-2
No way…stay away…
Michael_K
, Nov 2021
The guide was a very nice man however the tour was almost laughable. We never had any idea where we were and why with the exception of early on. Toward the end of the tour we took a boat (that was ok) to old Dubai. We were exposed to pushy sales people left and right. This just wasn’t what we were hoping for…
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Dear Michael, Greetings from ORIENT TOURS! Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We regret that you were not satisfied with our services. The experience you had is definitely not up to our standards. Kindly share your booking details with us by private message to allow us having a closer look to investigate. Let us know when you are next time in town! Best Regards, Sarah P. Dubke Manager Guest Services
star-5
Great tour with amazon guide
sharelle_T
, Nov 2021
our guide Mr. Nimesh was amazing. He was very knowledgeable and friendly. We saw many sights on our afternoon tour and had a enjoyable afternoon. I would recommend this tour to anyone in Dubai that is looking to learn.
star-4
The tour guide made the tour.
Carla_H
, Oct 2021
George the tour guide was exceptional. Friendly professional, informative and kind when my wife wasn’t feeling too well. He 100% made the tout worth going on and is the reason for 4stars. The trip on the river taxi was the highlight for us and Georges information and chat were great throughout. Not sure about the stops to take pics of two hotels from a distance, I’d rather have visited somewhere for longer than quick stops there as for me taking pics of a hotel - even a famous one - was a bit weird. That said it was a great way to spend a 1/2 day and was excellent value for money.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Dear Carla_H, Greetings from ORIENT TOURS! Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about our Dubai City Tour that you have recently joined with us. Appreciate your positive words about our tourist guide Mr. George. We have forwarded your praises to him to motivate him to offer the same service level to his future guests. Besides pointing out sights during the tour, our guides do also point out hotels if they are of interest to our valuable guests such as the Atlantis The Palm hotel which is one of the most famous landmarks of the city as well. Looking forward to seeing you back in the UAE soon! Best Regards, Sarah P. Dubke Manager Guest Services
star-5
Wonderful experience.
Jaka_B
, Oct 2021
Everything was fantastic and both drives was perfect in explaining things. I love the places that they took us and I will miss Dubai.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
DearJaka_B, Greetings from ORIENT TOURS! Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about our Dubai City Tour that you have recently joined with us. Appreciate your positive words about our service. Looking forward to seeing you back in the UAE soon! Best Regards, Sarah P. Dubke Manager Guest Services ORIENT TOURS LLC
star-3
Interesting trip, could be improved
Martyn_G
, Sep 2021
A part of this trip was very interesting, Dubai Creek and market, ending at the Burj. But the first part was not as good. The stop at the Burj Al Arab has no sense as it was too far from the hotel and could not be seen. The gude did not explain where we were sometimes and I had to ask him.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Dear Martyn_G, Thanks for sharing your valuable Feedback about the sharing basis Dubai City Tour which you recently joined with us. We regret that you didn’t rate the excursion with five stars. Please note it is not allowed to stop in front of the Burj Al Arab Hotel as per hotel management for the privacy of their guests. The open beach next to the hotel has a construction site so from where we have conducted the photos-stop is the most beautiful area for the best pictures. For a personalized tour experience, we would like to invite you to join one of our private excursions, it will suit your expectations. We are looking forward to seeing you back in UAE soon! Best Regards, Sarah P. Dubke Manager Guest Services ORIENT TOURS LLC
star-5
Great tour
William_S
, Sep 2021
Very informative tour. Great summary of all the main attractions on Dubái. Our guide Nimesh Kumara was very knowledgeable and had many anecdotes that helped us understand better the local culture. Well recommend tour if your first time in Dubái and wanted to have a sense of what the city is about and it’s history.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Dear William_S, Thank you for leaving such a nice review. We look forward to serving you again. Thank you, once again, for your kind words. Best Regards, Sarah P. Dubke Manager Guest Services ORIENT TOURS LLC
star-5
Great guide!
Siobhan_E
, Sep 2021
Great tour, guide was very knowledgable! Perfect amount of time at each stop off. I would recommend!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Dear Siobha..., Greetings from ORIENT TOURS! Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about our Dubai City Tour that you have recently joined with us. Appreciate your positive words about our tourist guide Mr. Nimesh. We have forwarded your praises to him to motivate him to offer the same service level to his future guests. Looking forward to seeing you back in the UAE soon! Best Regards, Sarah P. Dubke Manager Guest Services ORIENT TOURS LLC

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