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Dubai: Old and Modern Dubai City Tour with Blue Mosque Visit

1. Dubai: Old and Modern Dubai City Tour with Blue Mosque Visit

Explore Dubai's past and present impressive landmarks on a guided tour by bus. Travel in comfort in an air-conditioned vehicle from point to point, learning about the rich culture Dubai has to offer from your guide. Stop to walk around or through these highlights, and enjoy a ride across Dubai Creek in a traditional abra boat. Get picked up from your hotel or desired location in an air-conditioned vehicle. Stop by The Pointe in Palm Jumeirah to admire the charm of Atlantis, The Palm Hotel, before the Burj Al Arab photo stop from the beachside. Proceed to the Blue Mosque, which was inspired by the Ottoman and Andalusian styles of architecture, with intricate interiors decorated with beautiful chandeliers and a library that is home to almost 40,000 religious books. Next, explore Old Dubai and the Creekside, where it all began. Hop on the Abra water taxi, the city's oldest mode of transportation, to cross the Creek. Visit the Gold Souk, renowned for its wide collection of gold jewelry, while the Spice Souk brims with aromatic spices, herbs, nuts, oil, saffron and so on. Then visit Al Khayma Heritage House in Al Fahidi Historical District, where you'll be treated to traditional Emirati hospitality by being served tea/coffee. While touring the home, learn more about the UAE's history, which started in the desert with tents now reaching Mars. Admire the old Emirati bedroom's antiques and architectural development of the actual house, from the tent replica at the restaurant to Arish palm front houses, and finally to the megastructures. At the end of the tour, stay on your own at the souk or be transferred back to your hotel or selected location.

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Dubai: Hop-On Hop-Off Classic, Premium or Deluxe Bus Ticket

2. Dubai: Hop-On Hop-Off Classic, Premium or Deluxe Bus Ticket

Discover and explore the Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall, Bastakiya Historical Village, Al Fahidi Fort, the Old Souk Of Arabia, the Old Watchtower & Heritage Village, the Gold & Spice Souks, Dubai Creek, Atlantis The Palm, and Souk Madinat & Burj Al Arab. Board an open-top double-decker bus to admire fantastic views and soak up the charm of old and new Dubai. From the towering Burj Khalifa, the 7-star Burj Al Arab, and Atlantis the Palm to the exotic spice souk, you'll see a lot of Dubai's top landmarks. Pass by the Museum of the Future and admire its Arabian calligraphy-inspired architecture. This fully narrated audio tour will allow you to discover over 9 locations throughout the city, with daily departures from the starting point at the Dubai Mall. You may also join the tour from any of the stops on the route. Air conditioning is available on the lower deck and recorded commentary is available in 12 languages.

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Big Bus Classic Abu Dhabi and Dubai Hop-on Hop-off Ticket

3. Big Bus Classic Abu Dhabi and Dubai Hop-on Hop-off Ticket

This Abu Dhabi and Dubai twin city ticket provides you with access to classic hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus with a 1-day ticket in both of these iconic cities. Explore Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE, and see Dubai's most famous sights, from the Burj Al Arab hotel and the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, to the traditional souks along the Dubai Creekside. Buses depart regularly between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM and you can hop-on and off as many times as you like during the validity of your ticket. Digitally recorded commentary in 12 languages is available on the buses, and the Dubai tour also includes a Dhow river cruise and free entry to both the Dubai Museum and Sheikh Saeed al Maktoum’s House. Dubai City Tour stops include: City Tour Red Route Wafi, The Pyramids Entrance Dubai Mall Dubai Fountain Burjuman Dubai Museum Old Souk Heritage Village Gold Souq Spice Souk Riviera Baniyas Road  Dhow Wharfage Deira City Center Beach Tours Green Route Dubai Mall City Walk Union House Jumeirah Mosque Mercato Jumeirah Kite Beach Jumeirah Public Beach Burj Al Arab Souk Madinat Atlantis the Palm Al Ittihad Park Mall of the Emirates Marina Tours Blue Route Mall of the Emirates Dubai Marina Marina Mall Pier 7 The Beach Marina Promenade  Marina Quays Boulevard Bayside Tallest Block Media City Souk Madinat Museums Dubai Museum Coin Museum Shindagha Museum Horse Museum Spice & Gold Souk District Museum of Poet Al-Oqaili and more Dhow Cruises Creek Dhow Cruise  Marina Dhow Cruise Water Bus Marina Water Bus Abu Dhabi: 2 Routes in 1 Ticket Explore Abu Dhabi at your own pace and according to your preferred schedule with a 1-day pass to the city’s open-top, climate-controlled sightseeing bus. On board, you will learn about the United Arab Emirate’s rapid development and cultural history via the prepared commentary in 8 languages. The Big Bus ticket combines the choice of 2 routes: the Red Route (City Tour), which lasts 2 hours without hopping off, and the Island Shuttle (Yas Island) which is 2 hours. Tickets are valid for 1 day or 2 days, depending on the ticket purchased. There are 22 stops on the Big Bus Abu Dhabi itinerary. Red Route stops includes: Marina Mall Etihad Tower Etihad Gallery The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Eastern Mangroves Abu Dhabi Mall Saadiyat Island Exhibition Centre Abu Dhabi Corniche Souk WTC Al Hosn Fort Markaziyah Park Public Beach Heritage Centre Dhow Corniche Cruise Island Shuttle stops includes: Manarat Al Saadiyat Ferrari World Theme Park & Yas Mall Yas Plaza Masdar City Yas Viceroy Yas Marina Yas Marina Circuit Yas Waterworld park Free shuttles depart from WAFI Mall in Dubai and return from Marina Mall Abu Dhabi back to Dubai 6 days a week, except Friday. The free shuttle that runs from the cruise terminal to WAFI Mall (main starting point) is provided exclusively for cruise passengers and is available during the Cruise season in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The Dubai to Abu Dhabi shuttle is currently available on: • Departure from Dubai to Abu Dhabi: 08:30 from WAFI, arrival at approx. 10:30 at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque  • Departure from Abu Dhabi back to Dubai: 17:00 from Marina Mall Abu Dhabi • From 15 October, departures will take place every day (except Fridays when the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi is closed) The shuttle service only runs between Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

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Dubai: City Highlights Bus Tour with Dubai Museum and Transfer

4. Dubai: City Highlights Bus Tour with Dubai Museum and Transfer

Start your city tour of Dubai with pickup straight from your hotel. Then, dive into the city and compare and let your guide surprise you with the contrasts of old and new Dubai. See the city's traditional side and watch colorful abras sail along the Dubai Creek. Soak up the vibrant atmosphere and the exotic scents at the Spice Market and Gold Souk. Visit the historic Bastakiya district and make your way to the Dubai Museum, located in the old Al Fahidi Fort. Learn about how the city blossomed into a trading center. Then, go out and see the Dubai of today and marvel at the world's first 7-star hotel, the Burj Al Arab. Gaze up at the elegant towers of the Grand Mosque of Jumeirah. Head back to your accommodation with a better orientation of the city and a deeper insight into Dubai's many layers of history.

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Dubai: Bus Tour with Transfer

5. 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.

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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 glitter of gold.

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Dubai: Private City Highlights Van Tour with Transfer

7. Dubai: Private City Highlights Van Tour with Transfer

Start your private city tour of Dubai with convenient pickup from your accommodation. Discover a city of contrasts, from historic monuments to contemporary skyscrapers. Explore the old town with its traditional souks. See the vibrant water taxis cruising down the Dubai Creek. Experience the beating heart of this coastal city at the Dubai Marina. Admire the super yachts and the man-made islands such as the Palm Jumeirah. Allow yourself to get swept up in the hustle and bustle of downtown Dubai. Gaze up at the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, and stop to take photos in front of other modern architectural masterpieces. At the end of your tour, relax as your private guide takes care of taking you back to your hotel.

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Dubai City Tour with Burj Khalifa Visit

8. Dubai City Tour with Burj Khalifa Visit

Discover the bustling metropolis of Dubai with its dazzling skyline and pristine beaches. This 6-hour tour of the city of contrasts includes visits to Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, one of the largest aquariums in the world and the glittering sights of Dubai Marina, one of the trendiest spots in town. Your day begins with a pick-up at your hotel and a short drive to the rendezvous point. From there, you will be driven to the Dubai Mall, and then continue on to Burj Khalifa. A swift 50-second elevator ride takes you to the top of this iconic monument. Take in awe-inspiring views from the observation deck on the 124th floor. After your Burj Khalifa visit, you’ll have time to browse the Dubai Mall at your leisure and dine at any of the 500 restaurants available, before meeting your guide at the pre-designated location and pre-set time to continue the rest of your tour. Continue on to the Dubai Marina, one of the most fashionable neighborhoods in the city. Admire the moored yachts and the impressive skyscrapers and Marina Promenade. Next on the itinerary is Palm Jumeirah, aptly named for its unique shape. This manmade island caught the world’s attention and is now home to many luxurious hotels, restaurants and private residences. Take some photos during a stop across from Atlantis The Palm, home to sunken aquatic chambers, submerged ruins, and exhilarating water rides, before moving on to Souk Madinat Jumeirah. Shop at the Gold and Spice souks before continuing on to Jumeirah Mosque and the world’s most luxurious hotel, Burj Al Arab, for photo opportunities. After your day exploring the city, the coach will drop you off at your hotel.

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Dubai Icons: Gold Souk and Water Taxi

9. Dubai Icons: Gold Souk and Water Taxi

Enjoy a unique half-day tour of Dubai, exploring its old neighborhoods as well as some of the more traditional bazaars and souks. Following a pickup from your hotel, transfer to experience a magnificent view of Dubai Creek, passing through the heritage area of Bastakiya. See the charming wind-tower houses built by the wealthy merchants of old Dubai. See some of the city’s archives and exhibits that chronicle the development of the city. Next, climb aboard a traditional wooden abra water taxi and cross Dubai Creek to the Spice Market and Gold Souk. Soak up the scent of exotic spices, and see some of the best jewelery in town.  Re-board your transfer vehicle and drive to Jumeirah Mosque for a photo opportunity outside one of Dubai’s most important landmarks. End with a drive past the ultra-luxury and ultra-contemporary Burj Al Arab to compare and contrast old and new, traditional and modern Dubai.

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What people are saying about Dubai Gold Souk

Tour guide - Riah, is nice and helpful. Very knowledgeable and told us lots of Dubai’s history, landmarks and tips of traveling. The tour is good. 4hrs cover few important location in Dubai, very good and convenient for short trip tourist! Highly recommend!

Wow!! Totally a 5-star way to seeing the old and new Dubai. Maaz Khan is an excellent tour leader with the help of a great driver. Right from the pick-up to the drop-off; a stellar experience. There was even a special surprise for us ; )

Great excursion with Hamdi. Lots of very interesting comments. We were even able to eat together in a traditional restaurant. He took his time. A great guide and don't forget the guides. A great excursion to do

We will come back, because your service to us was perfect, excellent, friendly. See you next year. Lubomir and Vera. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

It was a great trip, I would recommend it to everyone. The best sights in Dubai, but a bit time-consuming