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The Golden City - Half Day Dubai City Tour

The Golden City - Half Day Dubai City Tour

From US$ 27.54 per person

Sample the historic sites and cosmopolitan life of Dubai on this comprehensive 4-hour guided tour. Pass all the famous landmarks, such as the Burj Al Arab, cruise the creek in a water taxi, take some beautiful photos, and shop in the gold souk.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German
Pickup included
From hotels in Dubai. Please reconfirm your arrival time after booking to arrange for the exact pick-up time and location.
Private or small groups available


  • See the historic sites of Dubai
  • Stop to take photos of the famous Burj Al Arab
  • Take an abra cruise (water taxi) to the spice souk
  • Shop in the gold souk
Full description
Explore the historic sites and modern architecture of Dubai on a scenic 4-hour sightseeing tour by luxury air-conditioned bus or private vehicle. You will be in the company of an experienced guide, and will be picked up from your central Dubai hotel. Sample the sites of old Dubai as you soak up the vibrant, cosmopolitan life of the modern city. The tour starts with a stop at the iconic landmark of Dubai, the Burj Al Arab Hotel, where you will have time to take some photos of the sail-like building before proceeding to Jumeirah, the picturesque palace and residential area of Dubai that is also home to the impressive Jumeirah Mosque. Continue to Al Bastakiya to explore the old part of Dubai, and reach the museum of Al Fahidi Fort. Then, climb aboard an abra, one of Dubai’s iconic water taxis, and cross Dubai Creek to the spice souk. Savor the scents of the souk before your return, where you will be given time to shop at Dubai’s famous gold souk.
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Air-conditioned bus or private vehicle (with private option only)
  • Experienced guide
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Due COVID-19 preventive measures, the Dubai Museum is closed. The visit will be replaced with photo stops at Palm West Beach including Marina/Ain Dubai, Zabeel Palace, and Burj Khalifa.
  • The public tour is in English and German. The guide will speak both languages during the tour
  • 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. The United Arab Emirates has conservative dress traditions. Swimwear should be confined to the beach and hotel pools. Men and women should ensure shoulders and knees are covered when in public, especially in souks, shops, and villages
  • 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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 670 reviews

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They came to pick us from the hotel, transfer us to our tour bus (the timeing hasn't been the best). After departing from Burj al Arab we had the best guide, both in english and german. From there we had a nice tour. Drop-off at the hotel was included as well. Good value for money.

February 28, 2020

It took a while to get going, think it did not start till mid afternoon once all had been picked up from various hotels. It was not perfect listening to the commentary in both German and English, would have preferred an English audio. May have been better to stop at Al Fahidi rather than the Gold Souk, a more interesting area. However trip on the abra boat was good, and visits to the Dubai Museum and other stops also good.

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January 29, 2020

Loverly Experience Of Dubai

It was a good experience and I got a chance to learn a lot from our tour guide Ashraf about Dubai. They provided us with water and allowed us to take some pictures and explore numerous of the places talked about. Tour to the museum was amazing, learnt a lot about Dubai and its history. I think the visit to the mosque should be removed there was no access to the place in the afternoon and most tours are usually in the afternoon. Overall, it was a wonderful experience

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August 7, 2019

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