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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai City Half-Day City Tour

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icon4 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Overview

Discover the best of Dubai on a half-day Dubai sightseeing tour with an expert guide. Traveling by comfortable coach or minivan, take in Dubai’s top landmarks as you absorb the cosmopolitan atmosphere. Snap photos of the Burj Al-Arab, the sail-shaped hotel on its own artificial island; learn about local history at the Dubai Museum, ride an ‘abra’ water taxi across Dubai Creek, and much more. Sign off with a visit to the Deira Spice Souk and free time to explore the brilliant Gold Souk.
  • Half-day Dubai city tour with a local guide
  • Enjoy a photo by Burj Al-Arab hotel, on Jumeirah Beach
  • Take in views of the white marble dome and minarets of Jumeirah Mosque
  • Tour the old quarter of Dubai with your local guide
  • Enjoy a water-taxi ride across Dubai Creek
  • Visit the exciting Spice Souk and shop for bargains in Deira Gold Souk
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Professional and License tour Guide well knowledgeable
Pick up and Drop Off from Dubai City Hotel by air-conditioned vehicle
Abra ride across the Creek ( Traditional water taxi) and Dubai Museum Entrance Ticket
Photo Stop from outside Burj Al Arab & Jumeirah Mosque
Visit Gold Souq and Spice Souq
Bottled water in the coach
Gratuities
Food and drinks

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
• Your centrally located Dubai, Sharjah hotels or Dubai Port Rashid ( cruise terminal)
• For guest staying in any Private Residence or Villas in Dubai , pick up can be arranged from any nearby hotels.
• Pick up service from Jebel Ali Hotels, Bab Al Shams or from Al Maha Desert Resort or others locations ( which is not in City limit) are available only with additional cost upon request based on your location.
• For Transit guest, pick up can be arranged from any nearby Airport Hotels ( without luggage)
>> Departure time : -
Morning Dubai City tour - Between 07:00 am and 07:30 am approximately
Afternoon Dubai City tour - Between 13:30 pm and 14:00 pm approximately

Ports

  • Dubai Port Rashid Cruise Terminal


Start your Dubai city tour with a pickup from your central Dubai hotel. Hop inside your air-conditioned coach or minivan and travel to your first stop.

Along the way, hear about Dubai’s history from your expert guide. Then, arrive at Jumeirah Beach to take snaps of the glittering Burj Al-Arab hotel.

Hear how the hotel’s sail-shaped design has made it one of Dubai’s signature sights and learn how it stands at a remarkable 1,053-foot (321-meter) high.

Drive through exclusive Jumeirah, one of Dubai’s most upscale residential districts. See the plush villas and hotels, and continue into the old quarter to get a glimpse of Dubai’s past.

Navigate past mudbrick courtyards and houses with wind towers that circulate the cooling breeze. See the 18th-century Al Fahidi Fort, the city’s oldest building and home to Dubai Museum, as your guide tells you about its historical fortifications.

Board an abra and enjoy the views as you cross Dubai Creek. Arrive in Deira and stroll with your guide around the vibrant Spice Souk. Scan the colorful stalls of perfumed spices, herbs, and sweets, and then head for the nearby Gold Souk.

Enjoy free time to explore the gold and jewelry stores, and finish your tour with a hotel drop-off.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Jumeirah Public Beach
Start your 4.5-hour Dubai city tour with a pickup from your hotel. Hop inside your air-conditioned coach or minivan and travel to your first stop. Along the way, hear about Dubai’s history from your expert guide.Then, arrive at Jumeirah Beach to take snaps of the glittering Burj Al-Arab hotel ( Photos Stop only from Outside)
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Burj Al Arab
Hear how the hotel’s sail-shaped design has made it one of Dubai’s signature sights and learn how it stands at a remarkable 1,053-foot (321-meter) high. Drive through exclusive Jumeirah, one of Dubai’s most upscale residential districts. See the plush villas and hotels, and continue into the Jumeirah Mosque ( Photos Stop only from Outside)
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Jumeirah Mosque
The Jumeirah Mosque, which is large enough to hold up to 1,200 worshippers, was built entirely from white stone in the medieval Fatimid tradition, with towering twin minarets framing a large central dome. When it's lit up at dusk, the intricate artistry and true beauty are highlighted.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Dubai Museum & Al Fahidi Fort
Navigate past mudbrick courtyards and houses with wind towers that circulate the cooling breeze. See the 18th-century Al Fahidi Fort, the city’s oldest building and home to Dubai Museum, as your guide tells you about its historical fortifications.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Abra Boat Service to Bur Dubai
Board an abra and enjoy the views as you cross Dubai Creek
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Dubai Gold Souk
Arrive in Deira and stroll with your guide around the vibrant Spice Souk. Scan the colorful stalls of perfumed spices, herbs and sweets, and then head for the nearby Gold Souk. Enjoy free time to explore the gold and jewelry stores, and finish your tour with a hotel drop-off.
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum 02 adults required.Pickup will be in a Suitable vehicle on sharing basis from different hotels in Dubai.
  • Children below 5 years old must be seated in a child seat while traveling in any kind of vehicle in UAE. If you have a child below 5 years joining the tour, please mention in the remarks.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Dress code: 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.
  • Guests visiting the UAE during the Summer months (June – September) are advised that peak daytime temperatures sometimes reach 42 – 45 degrees Celsius. Humidity levels can also exceed 90 percent during this period. We recommend all our guests to take adequate precaution.
  • If you want to book this tour on private basis,please search the activity, product code : 2168PDXB02 - Private Tour: Dubai City Half-Day Sightseeing Tour
  • 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.
  • The duration of the actual tour takes 4 – 4.5 hour but the driving time from Dubai hotel and return may take another 60 – 90 minutes depending on traffic conditions and time of day.
  • Tour schedule & Language - English / German ( bilingual) Morning Tour - Saturday,Monday & Thursday :Afternoon Tour -Sunday,Tuesday & Wednesday ( The guide will speak both languages during the tour)
  • Tour schedule & Language - English only : All Friday afternoon
  • Due to the ongoing COVID-19 preventative measures, Dubai Museum is still closed and in this case we have photo stops at “Palm West Beach with Marina/Ain Dubai, Zabeel Palace and Burj Khalifa.”
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Orient Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Dubai City Half-Day City Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Dubai City Half-Day City Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Dubai City Half-Day City Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Dubai City Half-Day City Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Dubai City Half-Day City Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Dubai City Half-Day City Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Dubai City Half-Day City Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Dubai City Half-Day City Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Dubai City Half-Day City Tour?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 45 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Dubai City Half-Day City Tour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "It was very hot - if you have a battery operated fan, take it along for the times you're not on the tour bus." See review
  • "It’s a nice 4 hour tour that allows you to see many sights without the constraint of it consuming the whole day." See review

Reviews

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1,254 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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star-5
Great guide!
Siobhan_E
, Sep 2021
Great tour, guide was very knowledgable! Perfect amount of time at each stop off. I would recommend!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Dear Siobha..., Greetings from ORIENT TOURS! Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about our Dubai City Tour that you have recently joined with us. Appreciate your positive words about our tourist guide Mr. Nimesh. We have forwarded your praises to him to motivate him to offer the same service level to his future guests. Looking forward to seeing you back in the UAE soon! Best Regards, Sarah P. Dubke Manager Guest Services ORIENT TOURS LLC
star-5
Very happy trip
iolanda_J
, Aug 2021
All the experience às great, all the place i have Ben os fantastic. The guide Nimesh as the star of this experience. Very friendly, só candy, a big humain being. Always very atencious, very well comunicate whit US. Hi knows very well Dubai e aroud Dubai. I really apriciate that
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Dear iolanda_J, Greetings from ORIENT TOURS! Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about our Dubai City Tour that you have recently joined with us. Appreciate your positive words about our tourist guide Mr. Nimesh. We have forwarded your praises to him to motivate him to offer the same service level to his future guests. Looking forward to seeing you back in the UAE soon! Best Regards, Sarah P. Dubke Manager Guest Services ORIENT TOURS LLC
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Dubai City Half-Day City Tour
Kenny
, Aug 2021
The tour guide was excellent, he is very friendly and patient to listen to customer,s questions. He take care of customers for photograph shot. He is a professional guide, he always counted enough customers on broad the bus after each sightseeing point. Thank you for his great service.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Dear Kenny, Greetings from ORIENT TOURS! Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about our Dubai City Tour that you have recently joined with us. Appreciate your positive words about our tourist guide Mr. Nimesh. We have forwarded your praises to him to motivate him to offer the same service level to his future guests. Looking forward to seeing you back in the UAE soon! Best Regards, Sarah P. Dubke Manager Guest Services ORIENT TOURS LLC
star-2
Bad
Aemm
, Aug 2021
Bad places to do pictures. Stops was very short. Bad expérience. Good car, with a lot of water to drink
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Dear Aemm, Greetings from ORIENT TOURS! Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about our sharing basis Dubai City Tour you have recently booked with us. We regret that you were not able to rate the visited places "as good places for taking pictures". The places we have stopped as were as per the tour description. Our guide has given the time at all photo-stops as per our itinerary, however, due to being summer, all guests returned back to the meeting point earlier than being asked for so he continued the tour. We love reading that you liked our vehicle and the water on board. For future, we would suggest you booking a private tour with us during which we can bring you to all "instagrammable" photo-spots and assist you in taking the best pictures of your trip. Looking forward to seeing you back in the UAE soon! Best Regards, Sarah P. Dubke Manager Guest Services ORIENT TOURS LLC
star-5
Great experience
Grace_M
, Aug 2021
They picked us up right on time. Nimesh was an excellent tour guide. He was very calm and patient. Would highly recommend this tour.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Dear Grace_M, Greetings from ORIENT TOURS! Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about our Dubai City Tour that you have recently joined with us. Appreciate your positive words about our tourist guide Mr. Nimesh. We have forwarded your praises to him to motivate him on offering the same level of service to his future guests. Looking forward to seeing you back in the UAE soon! Best Regards, Sarah P. Dubke Manager Guest Services ORIENT TOURS LLC
star-3
First timer in dubai
akito_hatakeyama
, Jul 2021
Good for sightseeing in Dubai city. For the time being, you can go around the spots in the city. However, some members of the tour did not keep time. It may be better than turning around by yourself.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Dear Akito_h…, Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable feedback about our sharing Dubai City Tour. We are glad that you enjoyed our Dubai City Tour and the sights visited during the tour. In general, worldwide sharing basis tours occasionally might have some delays due to the traffic and pick-ups. However, the sharing group tours are offered at a very competitive price. If you wish to do a tour at your own pace we suggest you booking an exclusive private tour next time that would certainly suit your requirements better. We hope to see you here again with your friends and family. Looking forward to seeing you back in the UAE soon! Best Regards, Sarah P. Dubke Manager Guest Services ORIENT TOURS LLC
star-5
Nice Tour!
Marusa_S
, Jul 2021
Very good tour in this unbearable heat! Knowledgeable tourist guide and good sightseeing points. Recommend!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Dear Marusa_S, Greetings from ORIENT TOURS! Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about our Dubai City Tour that you have recently joined with us. Appreciate your positive words about our tourist guide Mr. Nimesh. We have forwarded your praises to him to motivate him on offering the same level of service to his future guests. Looking forward to seeing you back in the UAE soon! Best Regards, Sarah P. Dubke Manager Guest Services ORIENT TOURS LLC
star-5
Fabulous and enjoyable!
Mwayabo_JC_Kazadi
, Jun 2021
The Dubai city tour was fabulous and enjoyable with an excellent guide. The guide was very knowledgeable of town, as he was able to provide all needed info and answering to all questions.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Dear Mwaya..., Greetings from ORIENT TOURS! Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about our Dubai City Tour that you have recently joined with us. Appreciate your positive words about our tourist guide Mr. Nimesh. We have forwarded your praises to him to motivate him on offering the same level of service to his future guests. Looking forward to seeing you back in the UAE soon! Best Regards, Sarah P. Dubke Manager Guest Services ORIENT TOURS LLC
star-5
Very nice experience!
Luciana_Silva
, Apr 2021
The experience was fantastic! Snezhana was our tour guide and she was extremely helpful, patient and polite. Due to COVID 19, some of the attractions were closed, but she did everything on her hands to make sure we would see everything and have a great experience! She and the driver picked me up at the hotel on time, the vehicle was great (air conditioning on!!!) and she was very knowledgeable and answered all the questions we had about Dubai! I am glad I had the Old Cory tour with then - I don’t recommend going on your own as I think you can feel a bit disappointed, so the best option is to have a city tour like this - it’s cheaper than going on taxis on your own and you can see a lot of the city in one afternoon! The highlight of the tour was the last stop where she took us to see Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Fountain from a very good spot! It was also really good that we were a group of only 4 people, so we could everything on time without having to wait for a big group! I highly recommend this tour and I can’t think of anyone better than Snezhana as a tour guide :)
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Dear Luciana..., Thank you for leaving such a nice review. We are glad that you loved our services! We have informed our Tour Guide, Ms. Snezhana, about your kind words and she was so motivated to provide the same level of services to his future guests. We take pride in giving outstanding service to our customers and we're overjoyed to receive your compliments and appreciation. We hope to see you here again and please bring all your friends and family. We will ensure they all enjoy the same quality of service as you have. Thank you, once again, for your kind words. Best Regards, Sarah P. Dubke Manager Guest Services
star-5
Loved it!
Leila_G
, Apr 2021
It was a great experience! Got to learn a lot, in a short amount of time! Highly recommend it if you don't have a lot of time in the city!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Dear Leila_G, Thank you for leaving such a nice review. We are glad that you loved our services! Our dedicated staff will be pleased to learn of your high praise. We take pride in giving outstanding service to our customers and we're overjoyed to receive your compliments and appreciation. We hope to see you here again and please bring all your friends and family. We will ensure they all enjoy the same quality of service as you have. Thank you, once again, for your kind words. Best Regards, Sarah P. Dubke Manager Guest Services ORIENT TOURS LLC

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