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Grand Mosque, Dubai

Grand Mosque, Dubai: Our most recommended tours and activities

Dubai: Old Town, Creek, Souks and Street Food Guided Tour

1. Dubai: Old Town, Creek, Souks and Street Food Guided Tour

Explore the streets of Old Dubai on a guided walking tour. Have the option to choose between a shared or private tour. Visit the coin museum, try delicious local food and drinks, cruise along Dubai Creek on a traditional boat, and peruse spices and gold at local markets. Your tour begins with a visit to the historical quarter of Al Fahidi (Bastakiya). There you will have several stops where your guide will tell you about the history of Dubai and the UAE, its culture, life in Dubai, and the religion and the beliefs of the area. Then continue to the coin museum, where you will see the ancient coins of Arabia and Dubai. You can also admire fantastic views across Bastakiya from the roof. Stop in front of a mosque and learn more about Islam.  Following the mosque, shop in the local markets (souks). Before your visit, get tips from your guide about the prices and tricks of bargaining with the local merchants. Then walk through the old souk, known for clothing, textiles, souvenirs, and Kashmir scarves at the best prices. Take your time to shop and sample fresh juice, street food, and local tea. Follow this with a boat ride to the Spice Souk and Gold Souk, where your guide will explain the different herbs and medicines and try the camel milk chocolate! The tour continues to the biggest market for gold in the Middle East where you can admire intricate metalwork.

From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Full-Day Trip with Louvre & Mosque

2. From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Full-Day Trip with Louvre & Mosque

Enjoy a two-in-one day trip to two UAE essentials. Marvel at architectural and artistic wonders new and old on this inclusive excursion from Dubai. After pickup, sit back and enjoy the journey to the Mosque. On arrival, admire its shining exterior surface of white Greek and Macedonian tiles. Step inside and see the world’s largest hand-woven carpet, large crystal chandeliers, and glass panels studded with thousands of Swarovski crystals on a guided tour. Next, visit the Louvre Museum on Saadiyat Island. Take a self-guided or audio-guided tour of the largest museum in the Gulf region, which displays both classic and modern works of cultural and sociological significance from all over the world. Admire pieces from French museums such as the Louvre, Pompidou Center, and Musee d’Orsay. Linger at the Children’s Museum, relax for a bite to eat in the cafe, or browse in the boutique. After the tour, enjoy the drive back to your hotel in Dubai.

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 a 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. Then take a stroll past the luxury yachts of Dubai Marina. Drive through the ultra-modern Jumeirah Lake Towers complex en route to the Barsha area with its famous Emirates Mall and permanent skiing facility.

From Abu Dhabi: Dubai Full-Day Tour with Optional Lunch

4. From Abu Dhabi: Dubai Full-Day Tour with Optional Lunch

On this tour, have the opportunity to discover the spectacular and lively metropolis of Dubai. The city, developed from a small fishing village at the Dubai Creek, presents itself today as a glamorous metropolis of the Arabian Gulf. Your visits starts with photo-stops of some iconic hotels such as the famous 7 star Burj Al Arab, and The Palm Island which is home to the Atlantis Hotel respectively. Then, proceed to the awe-inspiring Grand Mosque of Jumeirah for another photo-stop. If selected  enjoy lunch at the Dubai Mall in a restaurant. You will be just under the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest tower, and will spend 2 hours in the world's largest shopping mall, “The Dubai Mall,” where you can enjoy shopping and exploring the mall's many attractions. After that, start your journey back to Abu Dhabi passing the famous Emirates Mall. Reaching Abu Dhabi after a 1.5 hour drive.

The Wonders of Abu Dhabi: Private Day Trip

5. The Wonders of Abu Dhabi: Private Day Trip

Discover the must-see attractions and hidden gems of Abu Dhabi on a private full-day tour from Dubai. You’ll be picked up at your hotel in a comfortable private car or van suitable for the size of your private group. During the drive to Abu Dhabi, your guide will tell you about the city and how it developed from a humble trading port into a cosmopolitan city in just a few decades. When you arrive, your first stop will be the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Marvel at the gleaming white domes, minarets and interior ornamentation. You’ll see the world's largest carpet and the world's largest chandelier. The breathtaking interior features Mamluk, Ottoman and Fatimid styles. On your way to Tarbouche, the restaurant where you’ll stop for lunch, you’ll see the Emirates Palace, the 7-star hotel that’s one of the iconic landmarks of Abu Dhabi. After your Arabic lunch, the next stop on the itinerary will be at the harbor, where you can sit and watch the dhows, the traditional wooden cargo boats, slip off to sea. Take a small detour to visit the date market, one of the city’s hidden gems. You’ll find more than a dozen varieties of fresh dates displayed in wooden barrels. Taste the different varieties and purchase some souvenirs for friends and family back home. Then you’ll discover even more attractions! Drive over Saadiyat Island to Yas Island where you’ll stop at the Viceroy Hotel, an architectural triumph with a very futuristic design. The hotel hovers over land and water and spans the Yas Marina Circuit, the favored race track for Formula 1.

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What people are saying about Grand Mosque, Dubai

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 6,383 reviews

An experience not to forget! Smooth process from the point of booking to end. We received a message with an approximate time of being picked up from our hotel which arrived 5 mins early. Hamza our guide was amazing. Such a funny person, likeable character. We loved the education he provided us at certain points of the tour which included covering topics such as culture, religion, lifestyle, etc. We also managed to sneek in about 30 mins of shopping too! A must do tour whilst in Dubai, thank you Hamza!

our guide Mohamed was the absolute best. the information he shared was so insightful into Dubai and Muslim culture i have a whole new view and respect for it. the tour is a must do. rarely do i recommend anything so completely. a 100% must do.

My trip with Hamza was amazing. He really knows what his talking about. I have learnt about Arab history and cultures. Its best going in the evening.

Excellent walking tour. Main highlights are history and anecdotes by Hamza. Provided us with guidelines on how to purchase items at the Souks.

Tour guide Was brilliant, learned a lot about the culture wish we had done this trip first