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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

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star-4
1,289 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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star-5
Our guid, buss driver and...
GABRIELA_D
, Jan 2022
Our guid, buss driver and places they showed us was amazing. Very recommended! Worse the money! All just the way we expected.
star-5
Such a great tour
Christiano_E
, Jan 2022
We gelas such a great time. Our lovely guide Снежанка was just the best. We recommend this tour with her to everyone.
star-5
A very Nice tour with a...
Antonio_L
, Jan 2022
A very Nice tour with a very good guide. Se visitar the most importante parts do Dubai. Thanks a lot
star-5
Snow white is a amazing tour guide
Johan_D
, Jan 2022
Very professional staff. Highly recommended for everyone. You can see all top 5 landmarks of Dubai in half a day.
star-5
The tour was really...
Saa_V
, Jan 2022
The tour was really informative, we would recommend it to people coming for the first time to Dubai.. The guide Snežana was really nice, professional, all in all a good guide.
star-3
Very Limited time at stops it looks like speed dating set up!
Hamid_B
, Dec 2021
When four was over we got dropped off dubia mall super nice place / fountain area the tour itself was ok but I don’t recommend it
star-5
Great experience!
GABRIELLE_T
, Dec 2021
Tour guide was very polite and professional. I would recommend that tour on your first day to be able to learn about the city and top destinations.
star-2
bad directions on where to meet up
Franklin_P
, Dec 2021
We never connected with the tour guide. The directions were very vague. They said meet at cruise terminal.. they had 3 and we went to all three and didnt know who or what we was looking for. We asked all around and no one knew anything. We didnt have cell and when I finally found wifi, we had been there for 2 hours running up and down the three terminals so we just left.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Dear Franklin, Greetings from ORIENT TOURS! Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We do clearly remember your case of last week. Our online team had sent you several messages via WhatsApp and the Viator Extranet to check at which Terminal we have to pick you up as your booking request stated only "Port Rashid". Unfortunately, we did not get any reply. After having waited for more than 20min at the port, we tried contacting you and when we eventually received a reply went to that Terminal. Unfortunately, also there no one responded to our paging. Our driver paged for you for more than 40min in total, which is more than double of our waiting time. You had booked a sharing basis tour with other guests participating in the tour and we are not able to delay the start not to upset the other participants as everyone has to follow the scheduled timings on such a sharing basis tour. Best regards, Sarah P. Dubke Manager Guest Services
star-5
demi journée à dubai
AGNESADEKEMI_A
, Dec 2021
great guide : cool temper and professional. On time to pick us at the hotel. Visit was great. The guide knows a lot on Dubai : thank you
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Dear AGNES, 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-4
Fun half day tour
rachel_s
, Dec 2021
Picked up promptly from our hotel. Great guide (Snow white!), Who was very informative, approachable and friendly. Stopped off for many photo opportunities and shopping for spices in the souk. we were also given the option of staying on at the Dubai mall for shopping at the end of the tour. Would have liked the chance to see the palm from a high vantage point . Highly recommend this company and tour.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Dear Rachel_s, 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. Snezhana. We have forwarded your praises to her to motivate her 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

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