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Dubai City Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
Destination: United Arab Emirates, Dubai Emirate, Dubai
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Experience the historical sites and vibrant cosmopolitan life of Dubai on this comprehensive sightseeing tour of the city. See Dubai's famous landmarks such as the sail-shaped Burj Al-Arab hotel and beautiful Jumeirah Mosque, and learn interesting details about each attraction from a local guide. Take in views of the city's most picturesque palaces and residential areas, and venture into Bastakiya, Dubai's inspiring old quarter. Cross Dubai Creek by 'abra' (water taxi) and visit the Spice Souq. The tour also includes free time to shop in the glistening Deira Gold Souq!


  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water

What You Can Expect

After a pickup from your centrally located Dubai hotel, relax in your comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle on the way to your first Dubai city stop: the striking Burj Al-Arab hotel. Located on the sands of Jumeirah Beach, on an artificial island, the luxury hotel is one of the tallest in the world, standing at roughly 1,053 feet (321 meters). Stop for a photo, and then continue with your guide along the shoreline to Jumeirah, one of Dubai's upmarket residential areas.

Next, head to Bastakiya to see the contrast between the two neighborhoods. Explore the winding lanes that lead to hidden courtyards and the mud-brick homes topped by traditional wind towers, designed to catch cooling offshore breezes. Continue to old Al-Fahidi Fort, home to Dubai Museum, and take in views of the fort’s cannons, turrets and fortified walls. Then, cross Dubai's central waterway, Dubai Creek, in a traditional abra; it’s a must-do activity in Dubai!

On the Deira side of Dubai Creek, soak up the colors and perfumes of the famous Spice Souq. Then enjoy free time to shop for souvenirs or glimmering accessories in the nearby Deira Gold Souq before returning to your hotel.

Cancellation Policy

Package is cancellable prior to three days from the commencement of the service.


  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from select central Dubai hotels
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach or minivan (depending on group size)


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Anantara Qasr al Sarab, Anantara Desert Islands, Tilal Liwa Hotel and Liwa Hotel
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid copy of your passport is required on the day of travel
  • Wheelchair accessible - if assistance is required, passenger must provide their own carer
  • Please note: Not all of the sights visited during this tour are wheelchair accessible. As a result, passengers in wheelchairs will unfortunately miss some sections of the itinerary, including selected rooms in the Dubai Museum and the water taxi ride.

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Departure Point

Your centrally located Dubai hotel

Departure Time

Morning between 7:00am and 8.00am
Afternoon between 1pm and 2:30pm

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.


4 hours 30 minutes

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Tour Options

Dubai PM Tour

Code: Afternoon Departure

Dubai Afternoon Half day Tour are conducted daily, between 1pm and 2.30pm.
Dubai AM Tour

Code: Morning Departure

Dubai Morning Half day Tours are conducted only on Mondays, Wednesday & Saturdays, between 8am and 8.30am.

User's Reviews

Image - 10 Dec 2018 -


The guide was very informative. He had a lot of information about Dubai and its culture. He was also very friendly and a well mannered person. We stopped at the beach overlooking the 7 star hotel, Jumeriah mosque as well as the gold and spice souks. Very worthy of the price we paid as well.

Image - 03 Dec 2018 -


My tour guide was excellent. He was quite informative and funny. A professional the entire time and enthusiastic to share his knowledge for his country. I enjoyed it.

Image - 09 Sep 2018 -

Beata S

The tour was great. We did it on our first day in Dubai. It was a good opion to get to know the city.

Image - 08 Sep 2018 -

Christie E

Great Experience

Image - 14 Aug 2018 -

Nigel R

Great tour to see the old part of Dubai. Water is supplied but take an extra bottle. Strongly suggest the you carry local currency for the markets and not use a credit card. Our tour guide Husain was brilliant and ensured we were all accounted for after each stop. Enough time was given at stops to do you own thing and take photos. The ferry trip was an experience when being transported over to the markets.

User's Picture Gallery


The Jumeirah Mosque

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Dubai Museum


Correy visiting the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah


On the way down.


Dubai Museum exhibit


Biggest gold ring that is not for sale


Gold Souk


Abra Crossing of the Creek


Dubai Museum


Al Fahidi Fort / Dubai Museum


Dubai Museum


Jumeira Grand Mosque photo stop


Sights of Dubai on the transfer to the tour bus


Photo stop for Burj Al Arab hotel





Gold Souk. Picture is 90 degrees out.


Water Taxi

Water taxi to the Spice Souk and Gold Souk. Was fun to see the waterfront area by boat. Very nice short ride. Our guide and van met us on the other side.


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