Burj Khalifa
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  • Dubai: Half-Day Bus Tour and Burj Khalifa Entry Ticket

    1. Dubai: Half-Day Bus Tour and Burj Khalifa Entry Ticket

    See the sights of Dubai on a half-day sightseeing tour by luxury bus and marvel at all that the metropolis has to offer. Learn how a small fishing village at Dubai Creek was transformed into a futuristic city of amazing architecture and rich cultural attractions. See the man-made developments of Jumeirah and the Burj Al Arab hotel with its iconic design of billowing sails. Admire the awe-inspiring exterior of Jumeirah Mosque, built in the traditional style of the Fatimid Caliphate. Continue to the historical district of Al Bastakiya, where the Dubai Museum is located in the 18th-century Al Fahidi Fort.  Get escorted to the elevators at the monumental Burj Khalifa and ride to the observation deck on the 124th floor for stunning views of the city and its surroundings. Discover the many attractions of Dubai Mall at your own pace at the end of the tour services.

    It was a great tour for me the driver Mahir was really cool and the boat ride was ok, the only I didn't really care much for the spice market too many people heckle and hassle you to buy stuff.

  • Magical Dubai 8-Hour Tour with Burj Khalifa Experience

    2. Magical Dubai 8-Hour Tour with Burj Khalifa Experience

    Explore Dubai's traditional and modern sides with a native guide on a full-day tour. Stay cool throughout the day in an air-conditioned vehicle and enjoy included entrance tickets to several attractions, as well as hotel pickup and drop-off.

    After pickup, start your tour with a quick view of Dubai Creek before discovering the heritage area of Bastakaya with its Arabian wind towers. Visit the historic Dubai museum, located in the 225-year-old Al Fahidi Fort, and learn about the art, ancient history, culture, and lifestyle of the Arabs. Cross from Bur Dubai to Deira Dubai by traditional water taxi, or abra, and then take a walk through the spice and gold souks to marvel at the variety of goods on offer. You’ll then continue on to the Jumeirah Mosque and Burj Al Arab, the world’s most luxurious hotel, known for its distinctive silhouette resembling a billowing sail. Enjo...

    Ashraf was an awesome tour guide. Very knowledgeable and caring. He wanted to make sure we were well taken care of during the entire trip. The tour itself was also amazing. I think it hit on all of the places I wanted to see plus more. I would highly recommend this tour and Ashraf.

  • Dubai: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour - 24 or 48 Hours

    3. Dubai: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour - 24 or 48 Hours

    Discover all of Dubai's stunning sights on an unlimited hop-on hop-off bus tour. With a 24-hour or 48-hour pass, you can explore this great destination in your own time-frame. You'll have access to our main sightseeing route, which shows you all the main sights of this fabulous city. Along the way you'll discover all of the major landmarks, including the Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab, Dubai Marina, the Palm Jumeirah, the Dubai Mall, the Dubai Frame and much more. Enjoy unrivalled 360-degree views from the open-top deck, and learn all about Dubai's heritage by listening to the multilingual audio tour commentary as you cruise around on the double-decker bus. Tour stops: 1. Dubai Mall 2. Al Fahidi Historica Neighbourhood 3. Dubai Museum 4. Old Souk 5. Heritage Village 6. Gold & Spice Souk 7. Dubai Creek 8. Madinat Jumeriah 9. Atlantis The Palm

    The hop on hop off city bus tour was very economical if you want to visit all the major tourist hot spot. Don't use taxi because you can get around Dubai efficiently with city tour bus. I gave a 4*because the hours should be extended to about 9pm because there are so much to see, but bus stop running in most places between 5:30pm and 6pm.

  • Dubai: Half-Day Private City Tour with Burj Khalifa Tickets

    4. Dubai: Half-Day Private City Tour with Burj Khalifa Tickets

    Experience Dubai, old and new, on a comprehensive half-day city tour, and visit the traditional Gold Souk, before going to the top of the world’s tallest building! Following a pick-up from your hotel, transfer to Dubai Creek on the way to the heritage area of Bastakiya. See the famous wind tower houses in the city’s first neighborhood. Go to Dubai Museum at the 225-year-old Al Fahidi Fort, and learn about Arabic arts, history, culture and lifestyle. Take a traditional water taxi (”abra” from Bur Dubai to Deira Dubai, and stroll through the Spice Market and Gold Market. Stop to take a photo of the Jumeirah Mosque and the sail-like façade of the grand Burj Al Arab Hotel. Enjoy some free time for a tea or coffee at Madinat Jumeirah Souk, an authentic recreation of an ancient Middle Eastern marketplace. Next, visit the manmade Palm Jumeirah Island and stop in front of the Atlanti...

    We were really happy we booked this private city tour of Dubai. We didn’t feel rushed the entire time and our guide had everything well prepared for us. We felt like we saw the entire city and she had amazing knowledge of everything to do with Dubai. She knew great photo stops for us and they were never crowded. The tour was a great value considering it includes tickets to the Burj Khalifa. Would definitely recommend!

  • Dubai: Modern City Tour and Burj Khalifa Entry Ticket

    5. Dubai: Modern City Tour and Burj Khalifa Entry Ticket

    Marvel at the marine life of the Ambassador Lagoon at the Lost Chambers Aquarium inside the Atlantis the Palm Hotel. Then, drive to Dubai Marina to see the luxury developments and take a 20-minute boat ride around the marina and new Dubai Water Canal. Stop at the Souk Madinat Jumeirah, before going to Jumeirah Mosque. Take souvenir photos of the Burj Al Arab, and drive along Sheikh Zayed Road for a panoramic tour of the ground-breaking architecture of downtown Dubai. Visit the Souk Al Bahar shopping mall before walking to Dubai Mall, where you will go to the top of the Burj Khalifa for panoramic views.

    Picked up on time very pleasant guide and lovely Ameria. Tour excellent packed so much in.

  • Dubai City: Full Day Private Tour

    6. Dubai City: Full Day Private Tour

    Discover the contrast of the city of Dubai and admire not only the historical quarters of the city but also the modern, futuristic Dubai during this 8 hours tour.

    Admire the unique architecture and skyline of Dubai during a photo stop at Burj Khalifa, which is the world's tallest building at 828 meters, with the world's fastest elevator. Travel 124 floors into the sky in less than a minute.

    Afterward, a visit to the Souk Madinat, an Arabic-style shopping center with many shops and restaurants. This place offers an interesting mixture of tradition and modernity and invites you to the majestic view of the luxury hotel Atlantis on Palm Island.

    Finally, dive into the history and culture of Dubai heritage by taking a traditional water tour through Dubai Creek to a typical Arabian spice and gold market. Let yourself be enchanted by the fragrance of the Orient and the g...

    We are completely satisfied. Professional, informative guidance, assistance, tailored to our needs. We had every help on the go, during a great day full of experiences.

  • Dubai City Tour

    7. Dubai City Tour

    Discover the contrast of the city of Dubai and admire not only the historical quarters of the city but also the modern, futuristic Dubai during this 4 hours tour. Admire the unique architecture and skyline of Dubai during a photo stop at Burj Khalifa, which is the world's tallest building at 828 meters, with the world's fastest elevator. Travel 124 floors into the sky in less than a minute. Afterwards, a visit to the Souk Madinat, an Arabic-style shopping center with many shops and restaurants. This place offers an interesting mixture of tradition and modernity, and invites you to the majestic view of the luxury hotel Atlantis on the Palm island. Finally, dive into the history and culture of Dubai heritage by taking a traditional water tour through Dubai Creek to a typical Arabian spice and gold market. Let yourself be enchanted by the fragrance of the Orient and the glitter of gold.

  • Dubai: Bus Tour with Transfer

    8. Dubai: Bus Tour with Transfer

    Start with pickup from your accommodation in Dubai and head to the old town. Experience the historical side of Dubai and learn about the foundations of this metropolis. Stroll around the 18th-century Al Fahidi Fort, home of the Dubai Museum and the oldest existing building in the city. See the Jumeirah Mosque, known for its 8th-century Islamic architecture and said to be the most photographed mosque in the city. Watch the world go by at Dubai Creek and take photos of the traditional water taxis. Wander through the famous markets and gold and spice souks to absorb the bustling atmosphere. At the end of a day of sightseeing, enjoy the convenience of being dropped back off at your hotel.

  • Dubai Guided City Tour Full-Day

    9. Dubai Guided City Tour Full-Day

    You'll start your day with a visit to the Dubai Museum in the 18th century Al Fahidi Fort. Then, drive on to the Grand Jumeirah Mosque to learn more about Emirati culture and religion. You'll also visit Burj Al Arab for a photo stop followed by lunch at Souk Madinat Jumeirah, an authentic recreation of an ancient marketplace with traditional Middle Eastern style and ambience. After lunch, it's onwards to Jumeirah to enjoy a photo-worthy stop outside Atlantis the Palm before continuing to the Walk JBR. You'll also visit Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, where you can enjoy a spectacular fountain show. Wander along Dubai Creek, stop at the Textile Souk and cross a historic waterway in a traditional Abra boat to explore the Gold Souk and Spice Souk on the other side.

    Our guide,Osman, was knowledgeable, patient and made enjoy the experience. Everything was a pleasure. I would highly recommend this tour and the Osman.

  • Dubai: City Highlights Bus Tour with Burj Khalifa and Transfer

    10. Dubai: City Highlights Bus Tour with Burj Khalifa and Transfer

    Begin your tour with a convenient pickup from your hotel in an air-conditioned vehicle. Admire the unique architecture and the skyline of Dubai as you’re driven around the city. Visit the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building at 828 meters in height. Ride the fastest elevators in the world and ascend 124 floors in less than a minute. At the top, take in the 360-degree panoramic views of Dubai and the surrounding area. See the fascinating Palm Island and snap some photos of the luxurious Atlantis Hotel. Learn about the history of Dubai from your guide, about how it grew from a desert outpost to one of the most glittering modern cities in the world.

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What people are saying about Burj Khalifa

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 1,158 reviews

Very nice tour, its little expensive but you get what you pay." I had (Mohamed) as tour guide, he is well proffesional man & very helpfull. i realy enjoyed and had best memories in dubia. We visited diffrent places."

We are completely satisfied. Professional, informative guidance, assistance, tailored to our needs. We had every help on the go, during a great day full of experiences.

Perfect visit. A very good French guide, visiting important places of the city in one day. I recommend. Fresh water available.

It is highly recommended, we were out from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and there was nothing wrong with it

Great tour great guide great day exploring all dubai Excellent