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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai City Tour with Guide - Old and New Dubai sightseeing tour

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icon6 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Overview

Discover the landmarks of Dubai old and new on a half-day guided city tour. Traveling by air-conditioned vehicle, get to know modern Dubai, seeing Dubai Marina, the Burj Al Arab, and meg-tall Burj Khalifa, the world’s highest tower. Plus, delve into historical Dubai with visits to Al Bastakiya, Dubai Museum, and the Gold and Spice Souks, plus an ‘abra’ water taxi ride on Dubai Creek. Hotel, port, and central pickup and drop-off included.
  • See top Dubai sights including the Burj Khalifa and Burj Al Arab
  • Visit Dubai Museum and ride an ‘abra’ boat across Dubai Creek
  • Learn about Dubai’s history and culture
  • Air-conditioned transport, museum entrance fee, plus hotel, port, and central pickup and drop-off included

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Short stops mean that this tour fits as much as possible into one morning—ideal for first-time visitors.
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Air conditioned vehicle with Professional guide English speaking
Hotel pickup and drop-off (Please see the important note)
Photopstop outside Atlantis the Palm
Abra boat ride across the creek
Tour is a complete tour of Dubai that covers both old and modern Dubai.
Drivealong and photostop at Palm Island - eighth wonder of the world
Photostop for Burj Al Arab - the luxury 7 star hotel
Stop at the Jumeira beach
Blue Mosque visit - Mosque of Jumeirah
Dubai Marina and the Marina walk
Ski Dubai (outside)
Dubai Skyline , Downtown Dubai
Photostop Burj Khalifa - worlds tallest building
Drivealong and photostop the Zabeel Rulers Palace
Dubai Frame photo
Deira creek photostop
Ancient cooling systems - the wind towers
Admission included to the Dubai Museum - understand the culture and tradition of the Arabs
Walking through the famous Dubai gold souk
Walk through the Aromatic spice souk of Dubai
BLUE WATERS AND AIN DUBAI - WORLD'S LARGEST GIANT WHEEL
Food and drinks
Souvenir photos - The souks one must BARGAIN - Check price only during tour. BUY IN HURRY YOU LOSE
INDIVIDUAL GUEST PICKUP :- If the booking is for one person the guest will be requested to come to a close by common pick up hotel which will be one of the centrally located hotels. If the guest request to have pick up from the hotel of their stay will be charged USD 8 per person and they can pay locally. This is only applicable for those guest staying at centrally located hotels. However, if there is more than one booking from the same hotel we will pickup up from the same hotel. The agency do not accept any claim or compensation in this regard.
Entry inside Burj Al Arab, Burj Khalifa, Dubai Frame, Ski Dubai
ENTRY TO AIN DUBAI - THE GIANT WHEELS

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
If the number of guest are 2 or more, we do pick up from all hotels in the Emirates Dubai. Please remember Dubai is a city with many hotels are next to each other - therefore we stop at a known p;lace and guide you to the vehicle. The locations included in our pickup area are Deira area, Bur Dubai, Down town including Burj Khalifa areas, all around Sheikh Zayed road, Barsha, T-com, Media city, Dubai Marina, Palm Jumeirah, Jumeirah Beach Residents and Jumeirah Lake Towers,

Outside city limit participants and individuals (one person bookings) pickup locations and their pickup points:-
Ghusais, Nahada, Muhaishna and other emirates report at Ibis Al Rigga or Hyatt Place Al Rigga,
Silicon Oasis, Discovery garden, DIP, Jebel Ali, Studio city, J.village, Arabian raches, Dubai Land international city and all outskirts locations must report at the Marina mall main entrance.

IMPORTANT:- Since we are not charging supplements for booking with one person, therefore hotel pickup is not offered; whereas we suggest a close by hotel or come to common pickup point as mentioned above. Our apologies unable to bear the relocation cost or accept claims as the products sold at a very budget price.

Ports

  • Dubai Cruise Terminal (pickup start anytime between 08.20AM to 09.00AM)
  • The pickup start at 8 AM to 08-45 AM for guest staying in JBR, Palm Island, Barsha, JLT, Down town then transfer to Deira- all the other guest will be picked up from 08.00AM to 09.15 AM depend on hotel location.


Departure Time

8:00 AM
After pickup from your Dubai hotel, travel by air-conditioned vehicle to your first landmark: Dubai Marina, where high-rise residences frame an artificial waterway.

View the palm-dotted Dubai Marina Walk, and admire the Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR), where cloud-piercing residential towers gaze over the Arabian Gulf. Continue to palm-shaped Palm Jumeirah island, and view the upscale boulevards of villas here before snapping photos of the sail-shaped Burj Al Arab hotel.

Call at the Blue Mosque, modeled on Istanbul’s Blue Mosque, and enjoy a guided interior tour (subject to prayer times and festival closures) to admire its Ottoman-inspired architecture. Marvel at the Burj Khalifa, the planet’s tallest building, and Dubai Mall, and pass landmarks including the Dubai World Trade Center and royal palace on route to old Dubai.

Here, discover the wind towers and courtyards of Al Bastakiya, Dubai’s oldest quarter, and chart the city’s history at Dubai Museum. Take in the Heritage Village and Souk Al Kabeer, and ride an abra across Dubai Creek to Deira’s souks. Stroll through the traditional Gold Souk and Spice Souk, perhaps purchasing goodies (own expense) on route.

Your tour then finishes back at the original start point.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Burj Al Arab
The one and the only 7 star hotel - made in the shape of sail located in a man made island on the Arabian sea. We will stop for a photo shoot.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
The Dubai Heritage Village
This is the historical city of old Dubai - the birth place of Dubai. We will visit the Al fahidi fort which is turned into Dubai museum. We will see the ancient air conditioning system. We will walking passing through the old city of Dubai. We will make a visit to the Dubai museum
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Dubai Gold Souk
Worlds largest and historical souk - which has billions of dollar gold and diamonds displayed. The beauty is great and you will not feel to return.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Palm Jumeirah
It is a man made Island in the shape of a Palm tree in the middle of Gulf of Arabia. It has a lenth of 6 KMS and got a water breaker with 12 KMS of length. Our tour offer from the beginning to end of the Plam Island. It is an unbelievable creation of the 21st century therefore we call it as the 8th wounder of the world.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Burj Khalifa
This is the place where world's tallest building the Burj Khalifa is located. We will make the photo of the Burj Khalifa. We will passing the most beautiful boulevards of the down town. Down town is one of most beautiful smart cities in the world
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Dubai Museum & Al Fahidi Fort
The Dubai Museum which is built in the Al Fahidi fort - century old fort build to collect the tax. The museum has good collections, well maintained and it is as beautiful as British museums. The museum currently under construction. It is only a photo stop to see the Al Fahidi fort.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Pass By:  
Sheikh Zayed Road
The so called "mini Manhattan" as days passed Dubai with its beauty continued is construction pace now the existing Manhattan is mini and Dubai became the home of so many world's most beautiful building. We will be driving through these area to see the most modern city of Dubai
Pass By:  
Dubai Spice Souk
It a place to see variety of spices in one place. It located in the historic place the old city of Dubai. Once must bargain at least 5 shops to buy one item. We do not suggest shopping during the tour as you will lose. You need couple of hours to understand the price therefore simply see it.
Stop At:  
Ain Dubai
World's highest observation point built as giant wheel. Do not miss the technical advancement. It is a must to see place. The visit is only a photo stop entry cost additonally.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Zabeel Palace
An outside visit to see the lavish place of the rule of Dubail.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Dubai Marina Walk
To view the architectural talent of Dubai and once again prove that nothing is impossible to built smart cities and sky scrappers.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Dubai Frame
An outside visit to the building that look like a photo frame built to see both old and new Dubai. Inside visit cost additionally.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
The Al Farooq Omar Bin Al Khattab Mosque And Centre
The replica of blue mosque. You get a chance to enter in this most beautiful and largest mosque in Dubai.Located in Jumeirah.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Free pickup and drop off offered from almost 500 hotels in Dubai. Dubai Museum is closed on Friday . Inside museum visit is not possible on Friday's, however you can see the forts from outside and we will take you thee for a photostop. On friday some of the shops inside spice and gold souk will be closed.
  • Hotel pickups commence between 8am - 930am approx. All days except Fridays, the 8 AM pickup start from new Dubai and transfer to old Dubai.
  • No pickup is offers from Arabian ranches, Jebel Ali, Silicon Oasis, Dragon mart area, Mirdif, Al Nahda, Muhaisnah, Ghusais, Mamzar, Naif, Sabka, Al Ras these places are far from city limit.
  • Tour operators buses are prohibited by law to pickup the guests from residence.
  • INDIVIDUAL GUEST PICKUP :- If the booking is for one person the guest will be requested to come to a close by common pick up hotel which will be one of the centrally located hotels. If the guest request to have pick up from the hotel of their stay will be charged USD 8 per person and they can pay locally. This is only applicable for those guest staying at centrally located hotels. However, if there is more than one booking from the same hotel we will pickup up from the same hotel. The agency do not accept any claim or compensation in this regard.
  • Luggage transfers are not included in the tour prices, if any luggage must be informed in advance supplementary charges apply
  • Infant seat available, charges apply
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • If the booking is for one person guest are requested to contact us at least 24 hrs prior to the tour - so that we will be able to let the guest know which is their pickup. The agency will not be held responsible - if you are not aware of your location or if you are unable to join the tour
  • Tour is offered only tourist . The tour is restricted to people holding UAE residence visa - due to insurance issues.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
  • OPERATED BY ABC Tourism LLC
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.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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 Tour with Guide - Old and New Dubai sightseeing 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
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Dubai City Tour with Guide - Old and New Dubai sightseeing tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Dubai City Tour with Guide - Old and New Dubai sightseeing tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Dubai City Tour with Guide - Old and New Dubai sightseeing tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Dubai City Tour with Guide - Old and New Dubai sightseeing tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Dubai City Tour with Guide - Old and New Dubai sightseeing tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Dubai City Tour with Guide - Old and New Dubai sightseeing 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 Tour with Guide - Old and New Dubai sightseeing tour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Get your cameras ready as the bus doesn’t stop at all famous locations." See review
  • "It is a good start when you don't spend much time in the city." See review
  • "I would highly recommend doing this at the start of your trip as they also provide a few handy translations and info about traditions and local customs which are good to know as you go around :" See review
  • "I would highly recommend doing this at the start of your trip as they also provide a few handy translations and info about traditions and local customs which are good to know as you go around :" See review

Reviews

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159 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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star-5
Great photo opp tour
Glenn_B
, Dec 2021
Excellent tour guide and driver, very knowledgeable and very clear at explaining what was happening during the morning. A. Great way to see the sights for some photo opportunities.
star-5
Excellent tour especially with Rafiq
Saqab_Z
, Dec 2021
Excellent tour around the city with a small pleasant boat ride across the creek. Rafiq guide was great with the info and funny too. Very recommended
star-3
Good overview of Dubai...
Nikhil_M
, Nov 2021
Good overview of Dubai Viator's itinerary and the actual tour differed - should not be the case Guide should share more knowledge and stories
star-5
Great and interesting tour, and no shopping which was great.
JANET_O
, Nov 2021
Very informative tour because it was a Friday the roads were very quiet. Very good quide, perfect English. Would definitely recommend. Also very good value for money £29
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Thank you so much for your wonderful review.. We are happy to see your 5 Star.. We wish you all the best!
star-5
Excellent!
Elaine_C
, Oct 2021
This a Great tour for starting your visit at Dubai. You can see the main touristic places and the guide was great too!
star-5
They like everything Big
Malinda_W
, Oct 2021
This trip was great. Learned so UCB about the development of Dubai and its culture. Very knowledgeable guide wish I could remember his name.
star-4
Nice tour
Andrea_B
, Sep 2021
Nice tour with knowledgeable guide. Good value for the price. Would be willing to pay a bit extra for admission into a few stops on the tour. Ie. Dubai frame
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thanks for your review.. Noted your suggestion and we will definitely add a new product with entry to main attractions. We really appreciate your time for writing us back with a review. We wish you all the best!!
star-5
Dubai tour
Yara_S
, Sep 2021
The blue mosque, cause it was the first time that I had been in a mosque and it was very nice. I liked it very much.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thanks so much for your feedback! We are more than happy to see your positive words, we really appreciate the time you took to write such a detailed review! ... We wish you all the best!!
star-5
Brillant expereince & the best way to see all the famous horspots in one trip!
Christine_M
, Sep 2021
Our tour Guide was Raquif and our driver was Bosna? both men were very friendly & helpful full of knowlefge about all the places we visited, all very informative! Raquif was very funny also and kept a good atmosaphere! and very good at taking photos!! The jeep was well air conditioned evrytjme we got back in! great hints&tips along the way! would highly reccomend!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thanks so much for your feedback! We are more than happy to see your positive words, we really appreciate the time you took to write such a detailed review! ... We wish you all the best!!
star-5
Excellent
Tekeshia_S
, Sep 2021
Great tour definitely a must do. We saw everything from old to new Dubai. Our tour guide Rafiq was great and took lots of pictures
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thanks so much for your feedback! We are more than happy to see your positive words, we really appreciate the time you took to write such a detailed review! ... We wish you all the best!!
1 traveler found this review helpful

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