Dubai: Old and Modern City Tour with Blue Mosque Visit by OceanAir™️

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1,198 reviews   (4.97)

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Departs: Dubai, Dubai

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

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Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Take complete advantage of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore the iconic destination in Dubai with a sightseeing tour. Join us to admire the breathtaking beauty of the finest edifices like the Blue Mosque, Old Emirati House and many more.


Explore some of the most iconic destinations in Dubai.
Admire Atlantis, The Palm; the world's Largest Artificial Island.
Breathe in the architectural beauty of the well-known Blue Mosque.
Enjoy a memorable shopping experience at the Gold and Spice Souks.
Explore Al Khayma Heritage House, enjoying the fascinating tradition.

What's Included

Abra water taxi fees

Al Khayma Heritage House visit

Clean and air-conditioned vehicle

Cold mineral water during the tour

Pick-up and drop-off from the selected hotel/location in Dubai

Professional and licensed tour guide of your selected language

What's Not Included

Any extra services or expenses not mentioned above


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 3
  • CHILD: Age: 4 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 80

Additional Info

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • The pickup time will be from 8:00 AM to 8:45 AM. Make sure to be ready at the hotel lobby by 8:00 AM. On Fridays, you will be picked up from 14:00 PM to 14:45 PM
  • This trip is not wheelchair accessible
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • The pickup time will be from 8:00 AM to 8:45 AM. Make sure to be ready at the hotel lobby by 8:00 AM. On Fridays, you will be picked up from 14:00 PM to 14:45 PM
  • This trip is not wheelchair accessible

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Palm Jumeirah
Are you excited to explore the iconic destinations of Dubai? A short drive in an air-conditioned vehicle will transfer you to Dubai for stopping by our first attraction, The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah, from where we shall breathe in the charm of Atlantis, The Palm Hotel, before enjoying a Burj Al Arab photo stop from the beachside.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

The Al Farooq Omar Bin Al Khattab Mosque And Centre
Later we shall tour the Blue Mosque, known for its fascinating architectural brilliance built by taking inspiration from the Turkish Blue Mosque in Istanbul and its capacity to accommodate 2000 worshippers at the same time. Walking around, observe the beautiful walls and exteriors decorated with blue tiles.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Dubai Creek
Continuing to the Creek, we shall take an Abra ride for exploring the Gold and Spice Souks, where we have the opportunity to shop to our heart’s content admiring the different aromatic spices and jewellry.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Arriving at Al Khayma Heritage House located at Al Fahidi Historical District, we shall enjoy the Emirati hospitality by getting welcomed with local tea/coffee. Touring the traditional house, use the chance to know more of UAE's journey, starting with the desert from the tents to reaching Mars.

Before concluding the trip, visit the old Emirati bedroom with its antiques. Witness the structural development of the authentic house from the tent replica located at the restaurant to Arish palm front houses finally to the megastructures

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

As the Old and Modern Dubai city tour concludes, we shall drop you off at your selected location or hotel in Dubai.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


A good starter tour for your Dubai visit
waynay6405, 28-09-2022
An interesting small-group tour led by very personable tour guide Abdul Bashir. A moderate amount of walking required. Plenty of bottled water provided. Hotel pickup/dropoff provided. Included the Palm, Blue Mosque, gold and spice souks and ending at Dubai Frame. Good value and very informative! Better than previous Dubai city tours. Highly recommended!
Amazing experience in Dubai!!
javiergH5619CD, 29-09-2022
The guide Mohamed Alí speaks Spanish perfectly and he is very friendly, he explained us with details all places we visited and see: The Palm Jumeira area, gold and spices market, Blue Mosque, etc... We enjoyed a great day!
Thiago C, 29-09-2022
I had an amazing tour with Abdul. He was super friendly, easy to talk to, very knowledgeable and was willing to answer all of my random questions! Totally recommend this tour.
Superb Tour with Excellent TourGuide
echafebrika, 28-09-2022
We decided to take part in the half day Dubai Tour + Dubai Frame. What got our attention is – apart from the planned tour – the high rate of positive reviews with OceanAir.
Our Tour guide was Mohamed Ali. He was an awesome guide and did an amazing job in making this half-day tour unforgettable. He explained many details and informed us about life in Dubai, the UAE, history, Islam, traditions, etc..
It was a funny and interesting tour. The communication the day before was very guide as they informed us about the tour again and when our pick-up time at the hotel will be (within 15 minutes timeslot). The guide picked us up on-time. The tour went a little bit longer than planned, but that was no issue at all. The guide gave us enough time at every stop to explore things, go around and to shop when it comes to the souk area.
The restaurant at the end was amazing. We went for the tour with the lunch option in advance, so we had lunch already included, which consisted of a soup, a salad, and a main course of our choice for a fair price. If you think you are hungry at the end of the tour, the food option that is offered with the tour is a good choice and cheaper than ordering the food there without having chosen the lunch option that is offered with the tour.
A big shoutout to OceanAir and Mohamed Ali for this amazing experience. We had an amazing time.
Amazing Adventure
Lovell F, 29-09-2022
The guide Muhammed Ali was very knowledgeable and made the tour exciting....i love the view from the frame it gave me the opportunity to see both the new and old Dubai.....
City tour im Dubai
LucasVarao, 19-12-2022
Great guide, speak many languages including Portuguese.
We got a city tour, looking for old and new Dubai. The highest point was the visit do Blue Mosque. Great.
It was a pleasure to explore Dubai with Hassan.
Tour around Dubai!
miguelz521, 19-12-2022
We had a very special day thanks to our guide, Muhamed. He was very considered all the time and the tour was just perfect. We had a great time!
Great for layovers
Naomi_K, 16-12-2022
The tour guide was very knowledgeable on history of the area, a good photographer, friendly. It was a great option during a long layover. There was some time to shop at the Souk and grab a snack. I would recommend for a quick look at sights around the city.
Amazing and insightful experience
Tamanna_ahad, 12-12-2022
This was a very insightful and fun tour. A massive shout out to our guide Maaz Khan who made this tour very entertaining. He was funny, patient and informative about each place we went to and knew all the photo stops and took really good photos of us. The Blue mosque was beautiful and they also provide clothes to enter the mosque. The souks were also interesting and in the Al Khayma Heritage House Maaz explained to us in detail of how Dubai has become the city it is now which was really interesting and the food there was also really good. Would definitely recommend this tour!
GrandTour41597751213, 11-12-2022
My group had a very great experience with this tour. I host yearly international trips and this by far was the best location and best tour ever. The guide was so helpful and nice and I will recommend this company to others.
Very memorable experience
suryani x, 11-01-2023
We were having family holiday in Dubai last week and we booked with Ocean Air Travel, our guide is Maaz Khan, he is very kind, very patient and he told us lots of history about Dubai City. We were really having great time with him. Thankyou Khan and Ocean Air for creating such a memorable holiday for my family :)
Great Firos
993rania, 11-01-2023
Excellent service from Firos a great navigator and also communication very well, an outstanding experience
robertomC6184LB, 08-01-2023
The guide was amazing!!! They help us in everything and explain all perfect.Totally recomended the tour.
Very lovely experience
Michaela T, 07-01-2023
Enjoyed experience in Mosque that I could use the outfit. Felt really authentic :))) our Guide Maaz Khan was very nice and professional and also knew a lot of things about history and answered all the questions. I recommend 100%
Beautiful sights, culture & snacks!
CollinsJean, 06-01-2023
Had an extremely fun trip! Learned a lot about Dubai’s history (Spoiler alert. It wasn’t boring!), seen all the great landmarks and had the chance to see… and taste some of the local culture.

If you’re lucky, you will get Riah, hands down the best guide I’ve had!
Faces of Dubai.
Freedom554158, 11-01-2023
An excellent tour. The tour guide ( Ramadam) was exremely informative about all aspects of Dubai. He was particularly knowledgeable concerning the growth and expansion of the Emerates as well as the Muslim religion and procedures in the mosques. He guided us from the Atlantis to the souks and we felt we had definitely seen Dubai on our trip.
mixalhsh2020, 26-01-2023
Everything was amazing . Thank you . The service was amazing and the people so kind and professional . Strongly recommend it.
Excellent expérience
pierreaz0ulay, 26-01-2023
Blue mosque, heritage restaurant and Burj Al Arab.
I appreciate very much the explanations of our guide David, very clear and well documented
Great value for money
Esteraishere98, 26-01-2023
The trip was great, the driver Firos was very careful and nice. Overall a great experience. Everything was perfect.
The guide was excellent and he made the tour much more enjoyable.
759traveller, 25-01-2023
The visit to the heritage restaurant. I would have liked more time here. We were late arriving so time was short.
I am not sure if those booked for a photography tour and those not should be in the same group.

There was, in my opinion some disrespect shown at the mosque in terms of taking photographs and posing for photographs in the mosque.
Dubai in a nutshell
Adele S, 26-01-2023
We had a lovely day with our guide, David
David was very personable, knowledgeable, friendly & interesting.
The driver was very pleasant & reliable

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