Dubai City Half-Day Sightseeing Tour
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Dubai City Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Half Day
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About this activity
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.
That unforgettable travel activity lasts minimum 4h30. That activity is an extremely popular activity in the city. It is considered as a half day experience. In addition to that, you will receive an instant confirmation.
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  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from select central Dubai hotels
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach or minivan (depending on group size)
  • Dubai Museum Entrance Ticket
  • Abra ride
Not included
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A current valid copy of your passport is required on the day of travel
  • 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.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Dress code is smart casual
Judit L
5 | 2019-08-14

The tour was very informative with just the right amount of interesting facts about historical Dubai thanks to our great guide, Chamil from Sri Lanka. It is well organized tour with lots of stops. The tour organizer did a high quality service in every aspect, especially we are grateful to them as we left our camera in the bus and they brought it to us back the following morning to the hotel! This is something which we will never forget. Thank you!

5 | 2019-08-05

We cover a long re cap of very interesting thing to see during this trip.Very good explanation of the old time and the museum was georgous .the driver and and the guide was very competent.

Robert A
4 | 2019-07-16

A very interesting tour with a well organized very informative guide whose knowledge was incredible. Very punctual and professional service which I would recommend to everyone.

Jubilant K
4 | 2019-07-15

Good bus driving and interpreting. Nice shopping market and reasonable free time. This was the first activity we did immediately after landing in Dubai.

Larry O
5 | 2019-07-03

Our tour guide was informative and entertaining. Part of the tour is a walking tour and even a quick ride in a boat crossing Dubai Creek. Many great photo opportunities. Hotel pick up and drop off makes the tour very convenient.

5 | 2019-07-03

Excellent guide, very friendly and informative.....great way to get an overview of the City....picked up and dropped back on schedule!

Carol S
4 | 2019-07-03

Our guide was very knowledgeable, helpful and pleasant. Enjoyed what we were shown. Did not enjoy sitting waiting at the beach for 45 minutes in 42 degree heat for the bus to turn up. We sat in the air conditioned car that had picked us up from our hotel, but for 10 people to sit in two cars for that long was ridiculous. The company need to fix the timing issue they seem to have.

Janice B
5 | 2019-07-03

We were picked up on time. The driver in that vehicle was friendly and informative. We were taken to a large coach and then our tour began. The coach driver drove really well and kept the coach lovely and cool for us. Our guide, Dejan, was terrific. Dejan was extremely knowledgeable and kept the tour to time. A great tour for the price. Thanks to Dejan we feel we know a lot more about Dubai, UAE, it's people and cultures. Highly recommended.

2 | 2019-05-13

Our tour guide was great but this tour was so disorganized. The tour began 35 minutes late. We then traveled 30 minutes to pick up another small tour. So this tour began 1 1/2 hours late. The group we picked up had some German speaking guests, so our guide gave a multi lingual tour. He did a great job but do to the very late nature of the start time, we had to leave the tour 1/2 way through. We didn’t get to see the spice siq, the gold siq or take the boat ride. We were with the tour for 31/2 hours and still didn’t see it all. Victor was not accommodating at all. We were disappointed with Viator and their customer service.

Roger H
5 | 2019-05-06

With only a few days in Dubai, this tour took us to places we would never have seen on our own. Well organised and punctual, these guys us showed old and new Dubai in a very effective manner.

5 | 2019-04-29

Was a great tour. The Tour guide was explicit, very nice and cheerful. Had a good experience cross to to market in the old boat.

David H
5 | 2019-03-25

Perfect for half a day because I already did all the other parts of the city on my own. Highly recommended!

Anshu K
3 | 2018-11-21

With having to wait almost half an hour waiting for latecomers, we felt rushed for the best parts of individual exploration portions of the tour. Guide was friendly and helpful, but the English was difficult to understand even from the front row. As far as the review-type goes, there is no option for our family which included seniors (no kids, no teens).

3 | 2018-10-29

The location of the tour and the places we were brought to we’re very interesting and we really enjoyed the tour to that effectUnfortunately the tour guide was more invested in the people at the front of the bus and did not engage so well with the people at the back of the bus. It felt like the people in front had their own personal guide and we had to strain to hear responses to their personal questions when we were all interested in knowing the answers

Beata S
5 | 2018-09-09

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

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