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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. At the end of the tour, stay on your own at the souk or be transferred back to your hotel or selected location.

Dubai: Tour of Creek, Markets and Emirati House with Tea

2. Dubai: Tour of Creek, Markets and Emirati House with Tea

Enjoy a guided tour of Dubai’s famous sights, seeing Al Fahidi Historical District, Al Seef street, and the Gold Souk. Take the chance to try some traditional tea and coffee at Al Khayma Heritage Restaurant and ride the Abra water taxi down Dubai Creek.  Be welcomed with Arabic tea at Al Khayma Heritage Restaurant, where later you will also test the Arabian culture luqaimat, Ragag, and camel milk. While witnessing the traditional architecture and interiors, listen to the transformation of the UAE, from just a desert with tents, to reaching mars. Take the opportunity to explore the Emirati bedroom with its antiques, admiring the architectural development from the tent replica located at the restaurant, to traditional Arish buildings made from the leaves of date palms, to the megastructure. Take the chance to try your hand at henna painting while indulging in the traditional Arabic Makeover. Then, head towards Al Fahidi Historical District. Wander alongside the water on Al Seef street and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere with local stores. Stop at the Coffee Museum, celebrating an important part of Arabic culture. See a nearby mosque and admire the architectural style. Take a trip on the Abra water taxi along Dubai Creek. Watch the ships and buildings of Dubai’s skyline pass you by. Leave the water taxi and enter into the Gold Souk, exploring the collections of gold jewellery.

Dubai: Full-Day Tour with Optional Lunch

3. Dubai: Full-Day Tour with Optional Lunch

Discover the spectacular sights of Dubai, and learn how it developed from a small fishing village on Dubai Creek to the lively metropolis of today. Visit the old district of Bastakyia, and enter Dubai Museum in the ancient fortress of Al-Fahidi. Ride an abra (water taxi) across Dubai Creek and enjoy superb views of the city en route to Deira. Be enchanted by the exotic spices on sale in the famous Spice Souk. Then, ponder whether to buy any of the glittering souvenirs in the Gold Souk. Stop to take photos of the Jumeirah Grand Mosque, built in the medieval Fatimid tradition. Take a photo of the iconic Burj Al Arab, then, if the option is selected, you can go to the Burj Khalifa for an optional lunch around the musical fountains. Head to Dubai Mall, where more than 1,200 stores and a host of world-class designers can be found. Continue to Palm Islands to see the famous Atlantis Hotel, located at the crescent of Palm Jumeirah. Take a stroll past the luxury yachts of Dubai Marina, before driving through the ultra-modern Jumeirah Lake Towers complex en route to the Barsha area with its famous Emirates Mall and permanent skiing facility.

Dubai: Private Tour with Locals – Highlights & Hidden Gems

4. Dubai: Private Tour with Locals – Highlights & Hidden Gems

See Dubai at its best from the eyes of a local in just 3 hours. Check out prime landmarks like the Dubai Creek Abra Station, Spice Souk, Gold Souk and hear unique insights that only a local would know. Uncover hidden gems and city secrets along the way that will show you an authentic side of the city with the help of a knowledgeable local guide. Fully experience the local flare with an included local treat to make your city tour a complete experience.

Dubai: Al Fahidi Historical Area Walking Tour & Abra Ride

5. Dubai: Al Fahidi Historical Area Walking Tour & Abra Ride

This historic walking tour will show you the best of the Al Fahidi District as you learn all about the culture and history of the UAE. You’ll also take a ride in a traditional Abra water taxi that will show you the city from a unique perspective.  Meet your guide and begin by enjoying a welcome drink of Arabic tea with dates at Al Khayma Heritage Restaurant in the Al Fahidi Historical District. You can also try out luqaimat, ragag, and camel milk. Tour the traditional house and learn about the history of the UAE. Visit a traditional Emirati bedroom, see a tent replica located at the restaurant, arish palm front houses, and also the megastructures. You will get an opportunity to try your hands at henna painting while indulging in the traditional Arabic Makeover. Admire the buildings in the Al Fahidi District and the Al Seef area before you head to the Middle East's largest Coffee Museum. Enjoy a live Arabic coffee-making session and learn about how coffee has become a crucial part of the UAE's culture. Stop by a Mosque and see the distinctive architecture as you learn more about Islam. Then, hop on a traditional Abra water taxi for a quick creek tour. Admire the old trading ships and take some photographs to show friends and family. Visit the Gold Souk, the area where the majority of Dubai's jewelry stores are to be found. At the Spice Souk, you’ll find all manner of aromatic spices, herbs, nuts, oil, saffron, and more.

Dubai Icons: Gold Souk and Water Taxi

6. 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.

Dubai: 5-Hour Tour with a Professional Photographer Guide

7. Dubai: 5-Hour Tour with a Professional Photographer Guide

Take a half-day photography tour of both old and modern Dubai with a professional photographer. After pickup from your hotel, stop at Palm Jumeirah for a photoshoot. Then visit Atlantis, The Palm to have your photo taken. Enjoy the waterfront views of Dubai Marina from Palm Island. Proceed to Souk Madinat Jumeirah and get wonderful snaps of the traditional bazaar. Continue to Jumeirah Beach to take photos with the famous Burj Al Arab in the background. Next head to the Blue Mosque. Visit its library and capture mesmerizing photographs of the mosque’s blue tiles. Next, head to old Dubai to explore the history of the city. Take a water taxi ride across Dubai Creek and visit the world’s largest market for gold and spices. Get some splendid photos as you walk along the winding streets. Finally, visit the Al Khayma Heritage House, located in the Al Fahidi Historical District. Here, experience authentic Emirati hospitality and a cup of traditional tea or coffee as you learn more about the history and development of the United Arab Emirates. Spend some time exploring the house's traditional architecture and decor, from the old Emirati bedroom to the tent and Arish residences. After the tour, get dropped off back at your hotel.

Sights of Dubai: Fahidi Fort, Abra and Islamic Art

8. Sights of Dubai: Fahidi Fort, Abra and Islamic Art

There is no better way to start the wonderful Dubai experience than to pay a visit to the famous Al Fahidi Fort. This is the place where once rulers of Dubai lived, today it’s a must to see! Next, take a ride aboard the authentic ferry boat – abra - to Dubai's famous old market known as Spice and Gold souk. Take a short walk through the narrow alleys of the old town and find The Treasure House, a unique spot for shopping for an exclusive collection of leather and fur materials. Leave the old town as you get to the bus to the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Palace – Dubai’s Ruler, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates. Take some memorable photos! Continue passing the world trade Centre of Dubai along the 2nd December Street to the union house, an edifice reminder of the bravery of the grandfathers and their decision to create the United Arab Emirates. See the Jumeirah Mosque, known for its 8th century Islamic Architecture. After a short drive, reach the Islamic Art Museum for a discovery of the savoir-faire of a great civilization. The last stop is Burj Al Arab – an amazing creation housing the region's most luxurious hotel and the world's first seven stars.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 371 reviews

Excellent tour with Maaz today we learnt so much about the history of Dubai he was so informative. It’s well worth doing and such good value for many. Had a visit to the coffee museum, lovely coffee and dates. Tea at the heritage cafe and camel ice cream which was lovely. A boat trip along the creek to the souks, the gold souk was amazing. Thank you Maaz for such a wonderful morning

Toda a digressão foi espantosa. Mohamed foi tão prestável e conhecedor. Gostei muito de aprendwr sobre as especiarias e um pouco sobre aquilo para que as usa. Um chapéu é uma boa ideia. Faria isto novamente e apenas com Mohamed. Gostei Muito e recomendaria.

a great way to introduce yourself to Dubai and some of the sites. our guide Mohamed was very informative.

Riah was an excellent guide. She arrived on time and the tour was as we expected.

Our guide Ramadan was very knowledgeable, excellent walking tour.