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Dubai City Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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icon4 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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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 tour Guide in selected language
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transport by air-conditioned coach or minivan (depending on group size)
Dubai Museum Entrance Ticket
Abra ride across the Creek ( Traditional water taxi)
Photo Stop from outside Burj Al Arab & Jumeirah Mosque
Visit Gold Souq and Spice Souq
Bottled water in the coach
Infant seat below 5 years old
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.
• 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.
• 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:  
Jumeirah Public Beach
Start your 4.5-hour Dubai city tour with a pickup from your 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 ( Photos Stop only from Outside)
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
Stop At:  
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:  
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:  
Abra Boat Service to Bur Dubai
Board an abra and enjoy the views as you cross Dubai Creek
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Dubai Gold 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
  • Minimum 02 adults required.Pickup will be in a Suitable vehicle on sharing basis from different hotels.
  • 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) : Monday AM & Friday PM ( The guide will speak both languages during the tour)
  • Tour schedule & Language - English only : Saturday AM & Wednesday PM
  • Due to the ongoing COVID-19 preventative measures, Dubai Museum is still closed. In this case we will have additional photo stops ( outside) at “The Pointe ( at Atlantis The Palm) , Zabeel Palace and at Burj Khalifa”.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Orient Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. 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 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
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Dubai City Half-Day Sightseeing Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Dubai City Half-Day Sightseeing 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 Sightseeing Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Dubai City Half-Day Sightseeing Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Dubai City Half-Day Sightseeing Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Dubai City Half-Day 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 Half-Day Sightseeing Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Dubai City Half-Day Sightseeing Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 45 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Dubai City Half-Day Sightseeing Tour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Do not be put off taking the tour but be aware of the timings!" See review
  • "Regarding all tours, tour company should confirm via email as customer must incur additional cost to confirm via phone even local call from hotel." See review
  • "I thought it was by car or van but it's by bus so it's took longer time." See review

Reviews

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1,223 Reviews
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star-3
Good trip if in Dubai for a few days
Vikki_H
, Jul 2020
I'm glad that I did this tour to see different sites and more authentic parts of Dubai than where I was staying but there was quite a lot of hanging around at the spice and gold markets. I understand that this is to encourage spending but I felt it was too long and ended up going back to the guide to wait with him. Both markets are a sight to behold though and I couldn't believe the amount of gold in a smallish place as well as some of the displays. Photos don't do it justice. Although the group I was with were friendly I was the only solo traveller, I think it would be better if you had a companion to talk to while waiting around as I got a bit bored at times. The guide we had was fantastic, very knowledgeable and fun.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2020
Dear Vikki_H, Thank you for leaving such a nice review. We are glad that you loved our services! Our dedicated staff will be pleased to learn of your high praise. Thank you, once again, for your kind words. Best Regards, Sarah P. Dubke Manager Guest Services ORIENT TOURS LLC
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Dubai city tour
ken_T
, Apr 2020
The tour guide was excellent and overall a good tour. The tour is done in a coach bus, not an open top bus so not easy to see the sights.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2020
Dear, Thank you for leaving such a nice review. We are glad that you loved our services! Our dedicated staff will be pleased to learn of your high praise. We take pride in giving outstanding service to our customers and we're overjoyed to receive your compliments and appreciation. Our company values put customer satisfaction as top priority and we are committed to our customers. Thank you, once again, for your kind words. Best Regards, Sarah P. Dubke Manager Guest Services ORIENT TOURS LLC
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star-4
Bravo
wim_b
, Mar 2020
Very pleasant guide and driver. Whatever was promised, was delivered...bravo. personally, i could have done with less time in the gold and spice souqs.
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Half day Dubai tour
JJK
, Mar 2020
The tour was both in English and German. Would suggest only one language to be used during the tour.
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star-5
Wonderful tour
raymond_n
, Mar 2020
Excellent tour,the tour guide was so wonderful the height of information .would recommend as better than the cruise ship one that was more expensive. 0
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star-2
Waste of time and money.
Vijay_K
, Mar 2020
They will give driving tour of inner dubai and free tour of mosque and museum. It’s all waste of time but guide was nice and well knowledgeable about their legal system.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Dear Vijay_K, Thank you for sharing your valuable feedback about our Dubai City Tour that you have recently joined with us. We apologize for not having fully met your expectations. We are glad however, that you rate our guide as "nice and well knowledgeable about the legal system". We would like to see you joining one of our tours/safaris soon again! Thank you for choosing ORIENT TOURS and taking the time to review us! Best Regards, Sarah P. Dubke Manager Guest Services ORIENT TOURS LLC
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star-5
Cracking little trip
Johnny_Boy
, Feb 2020
Started off a little slow with shuttle buses meeting up with the main coach but once it got going it proved to be well organised. In fact it was a cracking little trip with lots of interesting facts thrown in by the tour guide. Apologies I can’t remember his name but he was Serbian. He was very pleasant and his language skills second to none. We visited the Jumeirah Mosque, the Dubai museum which were both enjoyable. Then we crossed the creek on a traditional boat and visited the Souk. Probably robbed blind by the traders but an enjoyable experience. I find the UAE very safe with everyone respectful. Got back to the hotel in JBR a little later than expected but this couldn’t be helped as the traffic is horrendous. All in all it was great value, well run and everyone of the staff were pleasant and helpful. Would recommend this trip to anyone who wanted an interesting afternoon learning a few facts about the country you are visiting.
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Nice
Dimitrios
, Feb 2020
On time pickup, the guide was explaining all. it's a tour that you can see the old town and that's worth it.
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Dubai museum and Jumerieh Mosque
Ruhel
, Feb 2020
It was a very good tour, the female guide was very good and informative about the location and she was very helpful, apologies I do not remember her name but she did say she was from South America
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Pleasant half day tour
Despina_D
, Feb 2020
This is a good half day tour to get your bearings around Dubai and also some history about the city. My one criticism is that the sound system on the coach wasn't very good and we couldn't always hear the commentary.
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Product code: 2168DXB002

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