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Private Tour: Dubai City Tour

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Private Tour: Dubai City Tour

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icon4 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Explore Dubai’s old and newest sights on a half-day sightseeing tour. With a private guide, travel by air-conditioned minivan between the city’s must-see sights. Admire top Dubai attractions such as Jumeirah Mosque and the iconic Burj Al-Arab and head inside Dubai Museum to trace the city’s history. Lastly, cross Dubai Creek on a traditional ‘abra’ water taxi, and explore the Spice and Gold souks as your guide provides commentary.
  • See Dubai's famous sights like the Burj Al-Arab hotel near Jumeirah Beach
  • Admire the white marble dome and minarets of beautiful Jumeirah Mosque
  • Learn about the city while visiting Dubai Museum in the city's old quarter
  • See Dubai from the water on a water-taxi ride across Dubai Creek
  • Discover the spice market and Gold Souk in Deira with a private guide
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Private professional English/ German speaking guide (as per the selection)
Hotel pickup and drop-off in a Private Vehicle
Abra ride across the Creek ( Traditional water taxi)
Photo Stop from outside Burj Al Arab & Jumeirah Mosque
Visit Gold Souq and Spice Souq
Gratuities
Food and drinks

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
• Your centrally located Dubai Hotels.
• 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.
>> Departure time : - As per guest selection

Ports

  • Dubai Port Rashid Cruise Terminal


Start your experience with a pickup from your central Dubai hotel. Hop inside your private, air-conditioned vehicle with your private guide and begin your tour.

As you travel, view Dubai’s futuristic buildings and hear how it transformed from a sleepy fishing village into today’s cosmopolitan city after the oil boom of the 1950s.

Drive to Jumeirah Beach and take photos of the Burj Al-Arab hotel, rising like a sail from just off the shore. Hear how the hotel is one of the world’s highest at 1,053 feet (321 meters) tall.

Travel into Jumeirah, one of Dubai's most upscale residential neighborhoods. View the exclusive villas and Jumeirah Mosque, and continue to the old district near Dubai Creek.

Stroll down the narrow lanes past courtyards and traditional mud-brick houses. View the wind towers of the homes as your guide explains how they were designed to maximize the cool breezes.

Next, visit the Dubai Museum, set inside Dubai’s oldest building: the 18th-century Al Fahidi Fort. Explore the displays and models that chart the city’s history, and then ride an abra across Dubai Creek to Deira.

Delve into the Spice Souk to discover the stalls selling perfumed spices, herbs and nuts, and finish your retail sorties at the maze-like Gold Souk.

Browse the stores for bright gold, silver and jewelry and afterward, finish your tour with a hotel drop-off.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Jumeirah Public Beach
Start your experience with a pickup from your Dubai hotel. Hop inside your private, air-conditioned vehicle with your private guide and begin your tour. As you travel, view Dubai’s futuristic buildings and hear how it transformed from a sleepy fishing village into today’s cosmopolitan city after the oil boom of the 1950s.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Burj Al Arab
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 Jumeirah Mosque ( Photos Stop only from Outside)
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
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.
Stop At:  
Dubai Museum & Al Fahidi Fort
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.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Bur Dubai Abra Dock
Board an abra and enjoy the views as you cross Dubai Creek
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Dubai Spice Souk
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.
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Pickup will be in a Private suitable air-conditioned vehicle with Private Guide.
  • Children up to 5 years of age must be provided with a child safety seat. Kindly let us know if you have an infant 5 years and below joining the tour. Infant seat will be provided without any additional charges.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Please note, the tour duration subject to change depending on traffic.The stated tour duration includes pick-up and drop off times.
  • As part of ongoing COVID-19 virus preventative measures, some of the Tourist sites which are included in the given itinerary remain closed, so alternate visits / photo stops will be arranged.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Guest can discuss with our tour guide and customize the itinerary, guest have to pay directly if any additional entrance ticket applicable which is not included in the above itinerary.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • 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.

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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 Private Tour: Dubai 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 Private Tour: Dubai City Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Private Tour: Dubai City Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

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

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Dubai City Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Tour: Dubai 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 Private Tour: Dubai City Tour.

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Reviews

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199 Reviews

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star-5
Worth Every Penny
Pablo_R
, Dec 2021
Tour was a great experience and a must-have for any first time visitors. We were picked up from our hotel and we were driven to multiple historical makers. Yukiko was a great guide and helped show all of the different spots and what to look out for, and even helped us out when we were shopping in the spice and gold souks! Overall fantastic service and well worth the expense.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Dear Pablo_R, 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 Ms. Yukiko. We have forwarded your praises to her to motivate her to offer the same service level to her future guests. Looking forward to seeing you back in the UAE soon! Best Regards, Sarah P. Dubke Manager Guest Services
star-5
Fabulous and enjoyable.
Barbara_S
, Nov 2021
Our guide Snezhana very knowledgable and driver were both excellent and made it interesting and enjoyable. Loved the Abra and skyline. Would recommend to all.
star-5
Awesome
Lee
, Oct 2021
A real experience - awesome tour with a fantastic guide. Knowledgeable guide who was really amenable to changing Route and bespoke what we wanted to do and see. Really highly recommended
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Dear Lee, 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-5
Great adventure!
Anastasia_K
, Oct 2021
Hussain was great and brought us to all the key parts of Dubai. He told us the history of landmarks as well as the future plans for the city. It was great and we had an amazing time.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Dear Anasta, 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. Hussain. 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
star-5
Great way to see Dubai
Gary_F
, Oct 2021
Had a fantastic time exploring 5/6 places of interest in Dubai. Our guide, 'Snow' was very knowledgeable about the places of interest and provided great background insights into the UAE and Dubai as we drove from sight to sight. The driver was great supplying water when needed. Highlight 4 me was the trip across dubai creek on the small boat. My partner picked up a few bargains in the gold and spice souks. And we've great photos from the photostops along the way. Highly recommend.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Dear Gary_F, Greetings from ORIENT TOURS! Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about our Private Dubai City Tour that you have recently joined with us. Appreciate your positive words about our tourist guide Ms. Snezhana. We have forwarded your praises to her to motivate her to offer the same service level to her future guests. Looking forward to seeing you back in the UAE soon! Best Regards, Sarah P. Dubke Manager Guest Services ORIENT TOURS LLC
star-5
Great tour of the city
Ben_M
, Sep 2021
Great tour of the city with a very informative and friendly tour guide, Snow. Would fully recommend.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Dear Ben_M.., Thank you for leaving such a nice review. We are glad that you loved our services! We have informed our Tour Guide, Ms. Snezhana, about your kind words and she was so motivated to provide the same level of services to his future guests. We take pride in giving outstanding service to our customers and we're overjoyed to receive your compliments and appreciation. We hope to see you here again and please bring all your friends and family. We will ensure they all enjoy the same quality of service as you have. Thank you, once again, for your kind words. Best Regards, Sarah P. Dubke Manager Guest Services
star-5
excellent way to discover Dubai at first visit
Christophe_C
, Dec 2020
The private tour with Sarah and driver Jamil was excellent. They discuss the tour at the start and adapt to your wishes. it's good to go for private so you can spend more or less time at places as you prefer. very good to do this in beginning of our stay. Sarah explained well Dubai history and Dubai city and gave many suggestions. thank you Sarah and Jamil!
icon Response from Host , Jan 2021
Dear Sonja_G, Greetings from ORIENT TOURS! Thank you for taking time to share your feedback about our private Dubai City Tour that you have recently joined with us. We are so glad to read that you rate our tourist guide as well as the driver as "excellent". We appreciate your kind words and are sure that your review helps others to choose ORIENT TOURS for their time in Dubai. Looking forward to seeing you back in the UAE soon! Best Regards, Sarah P. Dubke Manager Guest Services ORIENT TOURS LLC
star-5
Great tour!
Alexandra_S
, Dec 2020
This was a great city tour! We got to see a nice snap shot of Dubai. I fail to remember our tour guides name (he is a gentleman from Sri Lanka) he was amazing! Very detailed oriented, and super informative! Our driver was fantastic as well. I highly recommend this tour.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2021
Dear Alexan.. Greetings from ORIENT TOURS! Thank you for taking time to share your feedback about the Dubai City Tour you have recently booked with us. We have informed our tourist guide Mr. Nimesh about your kind words and he was so motivated to provide the same level of services to his future guests. Thank you for recommending our tour. Looking forward to seeing you back in the UAE soon! Best Regards, Sarah P. Dubke Manager Guest Services ORIENT TOURS LLC
star-5
Yes
Dennis_D
, Feb 2020
Mary articulate and Knowledgeable young man who answered all our questions is an excellent tour.Very personable
star-5
Great tour with great tourguide
simonresch1
, Feb 2020
Our tourguide George was great! He showed us a lot of places a normal tourist would never visit. He was also quite flexible as we were more interested in the old Dubai. Great hours in Dubai!

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