Private Tour: Dubai City Tour

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From $138.54

235 reviews   (4.57)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 4 hours

Departs: Dubai, Dubai

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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If you’re looking for things to do in Dubai, head out to discover the city’s main sights and cosmopolitan culture on a private sightseeing tour! This comprehensive Dubai city tour showcases a collection of top Dubai attractions, from beautiful Jumeirah Mosque to famous landmarks like the sail-shaped Burj Al Arab hotel. From a private vehicle, see picturesque Dubai neighborhoods, and then explore Dubai's old quarter, Al Bastakiy, and Dubai Museum by foot. Cross Dubai Creek by 'abra' (water taxi) to Deira, visit the famous spice souk and enjoy free time to shop in Dubai Gold Souk. Plus, learn fascinating details about the city from a private guide!

What's Included

Abra ride across the Creek ( Traditional water taxi)

Hotel pickup and drop-off in a Private Vehicle

Photo Stop from outside Burj Al Arab & Jumeirah Mosque

Private professional English/ German speaking guide (as per the selection)

Visit Gold Souq and Spice Souq

What's Not Included

Food and drinks


Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 0 - 99

Additional Info

  • As part of ongoing COVID-19 virus preventative measures, some of the Tourist sites which are included in the given itinerary remain closed, so alternate visits / photo stops will be arranged.
  • 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.
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • 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 adeq
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Pickup will be in a Private suitable air-conditioned vehicle with Private Guide.
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • 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.
  • Children up to 5 years of age must be provided with a child safety seat. Kindly let us know if you have an infant 5 years and below joining the tour. Infant seat will be provided without any additional charges.
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Guest can discuss with our tour guide and customize the itinerary, guest have to pay directly if any additional entrance ticket applicable which is not included in the above itinerary.
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Please note, the tour duration subject to change depending on traffic.The stated tour duration includes pick-up and drop off times.
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival

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

Jumeirah Public Beach
Start your experience with a pickup from your Dubai hotel. Hop inside your private, air-conditioned vehicle with your private guide and begin your tour. As you travel, view Dubai’s futuristic buildings and hear how it transformed from a sleepy fishing village into today’s cosmopolitan city after the oil boom of the 1950s.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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)

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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.

• Admission Ticket Free

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.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Bur Dubai Abra Station
Board an abra and enjoy the views as you cross Dubai Creek

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Dubai Spice 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.

40 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Hussein was a fabulous...
ThomasW_O, 27-09-2022
Hussein was a fabulous tour guide that allowed us to tell him what sites we wanted to visit rather than having to stick with a set itinerary. He was extremely knowledgeable and was quite fun. I highly recommend Hussein and his tour.
Mary_v, 26-09-2022
Perfect pick your! This man was so nice we learned so much about culture and history. We saw every sight in the city and his explanations were super interesting. I would do this again. He’s a great driver also and even gave details about traffic flow and roads. What a great tour!
Excellent guide an excellent experience.
Michael_H, 26-04-2022
We enjoyed the entire tour. It’s fascinating to see both the old and the new Dubai. The boat right across the canal to the old town was very interesting.
Great tour of Dubai
SmittyJA24, 20-05-2022
I highly recommend this city tour. Travel around the city is by a comfortable air-conditioned bus. My group was escorted by Mr Muhammad Jameel who is very informative about the city of Dubai and a very pleasant group leader.
Awesome tour of old and new dubai
AuroraDevine, 10-09-2022
Thus was a wonderful tour. Our guide's Maehul was phenomenal. He is so knowledgeable and has the best spots for pictures.
Great tour
Joe_K, 07-12-2022
Chamil was a great guide. Very knowledgeable about the history of the city and saw all of the key highlights
Rained in Dubai
Ana_C, 26-11-2022
I was doing a 48 hours stop over in Dubai.
The driver and tour guide were super great, I was take to all the most import sites and I was told a good history of the being of the city of Dubai.
They got rain for the first time in a long time when I started the tour.
Sorry I didn't get the name of my tour guide, very nice lady with a excellent driver.
Thank you
Great experience
Lisa_D, 01-11-2022
Great to hear the history of the city from a knowledgable guide. Jamshed was very thorough, attentive and a wonderful tour guide
Diana was excellent!...
marleen_m, 28-10-2022
Diana was excellent! Knowledgeable, easy to be with and gave me a great overview of Dubai. This was exactly what I wanted as a first time visitor to Dubai.
An absolute must for any Dubai trip!!
Michelle_P, 15-10-2022
Fantastic experience. Loved the water taxi ride over the Creek! Loved our tour guide explaining everything to us. Highly recommend!!
Overnight in Dubai
Kyle_H, 10-01-2023
Diana was amazing!! We loved our tour and would recommend her to anyone going to Dubai!! Our driver was amazing too. Just a top notch experience!!

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