Private Tour: Dubai City Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

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  • Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2168PDXB02
If you’re looking for things to do in Dubai, head out to discover the city’s main sights and cosmopolitan culture on a private sightseeing tour! This comprehensive Dubai city tour showcases a collection of top Dubai attractions, from beautiful Jumeirah Mosque to famous landmarks like the sail-shaped Burj Al Arab hotel. From a private vehicle, see picturesque Dubai neighborhoods, and then explore Dubai's old quarter, Al Bastakiy, and Dubai Museum by foot. Cross Dubai Creek by 'abra' (water taxi) to Deira, visit the famous spice souk and enjoy free time to shop in Dubai Gold Souk. Plus, learn fascinating details about the city from a private guide!

Highlights

  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Comprehensive tour of the city
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
After a pickup from your centrally located Dubai hotel, relax in your comfortable private vehicle and hear little-known tales and fun facts about the city of Dubai, as well as the emirate of the same name, from your private guide.

Head first to Jumeirah Beach, where you'll get a great view of the striking sail-shaped Burj Al Arab hotel, one of the tallest hotels in the world, at 1,053 feet (321 meters). Continue along Jumeirah Beach shoreline to Jumeirah, one of Dubai's upmarket residential areas. With your private guide, wander through its winding lanes and hidden courtyards, and take in views of the mud-brick homes topped by traditional wind towers, designed to catch cooling offshore breezes.

Back in your vehicle, head to Al Bastakiya's old Al Fahidi Fort – one of the city’s oldest buildings – and take a walk around its traditional courtyard houses. The site is also home to Dubai Museum, so head inside for a look around with your guide. Browse the collection of local antiquities, cannons, fortified walls and turrets of the old city, and learn about life in the emirate state before the oil boom.

Next, hop aboard a traditional water taxi called an abra, and cross Dubai Creek to the neighborhood of Deira. On this side of Dubai Creek, which is Dubai's central waterway, follow your guide toward the spice souk to soak up the colors and perfumes of the city, and then continue to the legendary Dubai Gold Souk to shop for souvenirs or glimmering accessories.

Your tour then finishes with a drop-off at your Dubai hotel.

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Pick up from centrally located Dubai hotels
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Returns to original departure point

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Private Tour: Dubai City Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Private Tour: Dubai City Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Inclusions:
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Entrance fees: Dubai Museum
  • Water Taxi
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
Additional Information:

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • It is considered offensive to photograph Arab women
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Neil H, Australia, September 2014

This tour was a great way to get introduced to Dubai and having it as a private tour certainly enabled us to get well-acquainted with the city. Our guide Mahareef was terrific. If you do this tour, and I would highly recommend it, ask for Mahareef. He was a very pleasant and informative young man who was extremely professional and nothing was too much trouble for him.
If you do no other tour in Dubai, then do this one as a must.

Reviewed by: Katherine S, August 2014

A private guide is the way to go. Our guide was talkie and knowledgeable. If you can afford this it is well worth it. YOU will love the air-conditioning in their cars! LOL

From AUD58.12

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Tour code: 2168PDXB02