Burj Al Arab
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  • Dubai: Small-Group City Tour with Dubai Frame Tickets

    1. Dubai: Small-Group City Tour with Dubai Frame Tickets

    Begin your tour with pickup from your hotel. Start by stopping by The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah, our first attraction, and witness the magnificent view of Atlantis, The Palm Hotel before enjoying a Burj Al Arab photo stop from the beachside.

    Then, be driven to Al Farooq Omar Bin Al Khattab Mosque, popularly known as the Blue Mosque. The mosque’s design, inspired by the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, combines Andalusian and Ottoman architecture and can accommodate about 2000 worshippers at the same time.

    Visit the Dubai Creek and enjoy an Abra Ride (ancient water transport system) to cross the Creek. Stroll through the Gold and Spice Souks, lined with shops and stalls selling exquisite gold and spice items.

    Next, head to Al Khayma Heritage House at Al Fahidi Historical District. Enjoy Emirati hospitality with ...

    Tour was out of this world, value for money and tour guide was very informative and full of stories, fact and info. Highly recommend booking with these guys as I can thank them enough for making our trip one to remember. Thank You!

  • Dubai Marina Private Boat Tour & Palm Jumeirah Sightseeing

    2. Dubai Marina Private Boat Tour & Palm Jumeirah Sightseeing

    Climb aboard a luxury boat for a 2 hour, 90-minute, or 60-minute cruise of Dubai that covers all the major landmarks of the city, such as Dubai Marina and The Palm Jumeirah. All the boats are crewed with fully licensed captains. Cross Dubai Marina to the sail-like Burj Al Arab. Enjoy views of the Arabian Gulf on a soothing journey across its waters. Complimentary water will be provided for your comfort. Get an alternative perspective of the city’s iconic landmarks while you sit back and relax. A recorded guide will point out places of interest along the way. Enjoy on board state-of-the-art facilities, such as an audio system with amp and 6 speakers. Just plug your phone in and listen to your own music! The boat also features a front and aft ladders, and a swimming platform. Make a short stop at your own convenience to enjoy the views and take some memorable souvenir photos.

    Amazing experience throughout. The views were spectacular. The captain was very friendly and helpful in taking pictures. Would definitely recommend this experience to anyone!

  • Dubai: 5-Hour Tour with a Professional Photographer Guide

    3. Dubai: 5-Hour Tour with a Professional Photographer Guide

    Take a half-day photography tour of both old and modern Dubai with a professional photographer guide. After pickup from your hotel, stop at Palm Jumeirah for a photoshoot. Then visit Atlantis, The Palm to have your photo taken in front of this iconic hotel. Enjoy the waterfront views of Dubai Marina from Palm Island. Proceed to Souk Madinat Jumeirah and get wonderful snaps of this traditional bazaar. Continue to Jumeirah Beach to take photos with the famous Burj Al Arab in the background. Your next destination is the Blue Mosque. Visit its vast library and capture mesmerizing photographs of the mosque’s blue tiles decorating the exteriors and the elegant wall. Next, head to old Dubai to explore the history of the city. Take a water taxi ride across Dubai Creek and visit the world’s largest market for gold and spices. Get some splendid photos as you walk along the winding streets. Fina...

    This was the perfect way for us to start our Dubai Trip. We booked the tour via Getyourguide and we were contacted by our Tour Guide Adnan. He gave us clear information on timelines for pickup and drop off to and from our Hotel. We started our tour at the Zabeel Palace which was so beautiful. On our ride there Adnan was cheerful, interactive, informative and helpful. He introduced us to the culture in Dubai and made us feel at home. He gave us a lot of information on all the buildings, streets and landmarks that we passed on our way to the mosque. At the mosque, we were given religious attire in order for us to access the mosque. Adnan give us an interesting talk about the principles of Islam and engaged with us throughout the talk. We then proceeded to visit various places including the gold and spice souk, Burj Al Arab, jumeirah beach, heritage house and Atlantis the Palm. It was an amazing experience with a great guide and I would highly recommend this as your first activity.

  • Magical Dubai 8-Hour Tour with Burj Khalifa Experience

    4. Magical Dubai 8-Hour Tour with Burj Khalifa Experience

    Explore Dubai's traditional and modern sides with a native guide on a full-day tour. Stay cool throughout the day in an air-conditioned vehicle and enjoy included entrance tickets to several attractions, as well as hotel pickup and drop-off.

    After pickup, start your tour with a quick view of Dubai Creek before discovering the heritage area of Bastakaya with its Arabian wind towers. Visit the historic Dubai museum, located in the 225-year-old Al Fahidi Fort, and learn about the art, ancient history, culture, and lifestyle of the Arabs. Cross from Bur Dubai to Deira Dubai by traditional water taxi, or abra, and then take a walk through the spice and gold souks to marvel at the variety of goods on offer. You’ll then continue on to the Jumeirah Mosque and Burj Al Arab, the world’s most luxurious hotel, known for its distinctive silhouette resembling a billowing sail. Enjo...

    Ashraf was an awesome tour guide. Very knowledgeable and caring. He wanted to make sure we were well taken care of during the entire trip. The tour itself was also amazing. I think it hit on all of the places I wanted to see plus more. I would highly recommend this tour and Ashraf.

  • Dubai: Full-Day Tour with Optional Lunch

    5. 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 an abra (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, before going 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 crescen...

    A great tour full of activity and great stops. Our tour guide was excellent, knowledgeable, patient, and friendly

  • Dubai: Half-Day Sightseeing Tour in English or German

    6. Dubai: Half-Day Sightseeing Tour in English or German

    Get a look at Dubai Creek before going to the historic Al Bastakiya area to see the wind tower houses. Then, cross to Deira Dubai by abra water taxi. Stroll through the spice and gold souks, and then marvel at the Jumeirah Mosque and 7-star Burj Al Arab hotel. Get some free time in the traditional Madinat Jumeirah souk, before heading to Palm Jumeirah to visit the Atlantis the Palm Hotel. Watch the marine life of the Ambassador Lagoon at the Aquarium. Go for a stroll along Marina Walk, and then drive along Sheikh Zayed Road for stunning views of the skyscrapers. Pause at Dubai Mall and marvel at the Burj Khalifa before drop off at your hotel.

    Visiting the souqs was really great. Our guide Amira helped whenever we wanted tot buy things. She was really a nice lady

  • Snapshot: Essentials of Dubai Photo Stop Tour

    7. Snapshot: Essentials of Dubai Photo Stop Tour

    This is the ideal tour for you if you've only got limited time to see the essentials of Dubai! Get a quick taste of this city's extravagant atmosphere and modernism. This tour will take you from Deira to see amazing photo stops - the first will be the downtown area at the bottom of the Burj Khalifa with its musical fountains. Then, continue towards the Palm, an island shaped like a palm tree with amazing panoramic views of the Arabian Gulf. On the island, you'll pass by several luxury hotels to get to Atlantis hotel, where you can get some amazing shots for Instagram. Then, head back to the Jumairah area to see the iconic Burj Al Arab for another photo stop. Continue your tour along Jumairah road, discovering the famous Jumairah Mosque before heading to the Dubai Museum. Visit Old Dubai and see the traditional Abras boats crossing the creek before returning to your departure point near ...

    I was able to book this guide within 2 hours before it started. The driver was very courteous, and professional. Will book again in the future.

  • Dubai: Half-Day Private City Tour with Burj Khalifa Tickets

    8. Dubai: Half-Day Private City Tour with Burj Khalifa Tickets

    Experience Dubai, old and new, on a comprehensive half-day city tour, and visit the traditional Gold Souk, before going to the top of the world’s tallest building! Following a pick-up from your hotel, transfer to Dubai Creek on the way to the heritage area of Bastakiya. See the famous wind tower houses in the city’s first neighborhood. Go to Dubai Museum at the 225-year-old Al Fahidi Fort, and learn about Arabic arts, history, culture and lifestyle. Take a traditional water taxi (”abra” from Bur Dubai to Deira Dubai, and stroll through the Spice Market and Gold Market. Stop to take a photo of the Jumeirah Mosque and the sail-like façade of the grand Burj Al Arab Hotel. Enjoy some free time for a tea or coffee at Madinat Jumeirah Souk, an authentic recreation of an ancient Middle Eastern marketplace. Next, visit the manmade Palm Jumeirah Island and stop in front of the Atlanti...

    We were really happy we booked this private city tour of Dubai. We didn’t feel rushed the entire time and our guide had everything well prepared for us. We felt like we saw the entire city and she had amazing knowledge of everything to do with Dubai. She knew great photo stops for us and they were never crowded. The tour was a great value considering it includes tickets to the Burj Khalifa. Would definitely recommend!

  • From Dubai Port: Old and Modern City Tour with Blue Mosque

    9. From Dubai Port: Old and Modern City Tour with Blue Mosque

    After a prompt pick-up from Dubai's cruise terminal in an air-conditioned vehicle, transfer to the Palm Jumeirah artificial Island. Admire the incredible scenery and stop to take pictures of the luxury Atlantis hotel and Dubai Marina. Then, continue on to the Souk Madinat Jumeirah, a well-known marketplace in Dubai which promotes middle eastern culture. From the souk, see the world-famous luxury hotel, the Burj Al Arab where you capture more incredible photographs. Next, head over to the Blue Mosque (Al Farooq Omar Bin Al Khattab Mosque) and admire its ornate architecture that was inspired by the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey. See how the design and interiors of the mosque combine Andalusian, Turkish, Moroccan, and Ottoman styles and patterns. This incredible structure can accommodate around 2000 worshippers at one time. After this, explore Old Dubai from Dubai Creek. Cross over the...

    Excelente tour! Cumple con todo lo indicado en su detalle. Nuestro guía Adnan fue muy servicial y atento. Además de contarnos de manera muy completa la historia de Dubai nos ha sacado fotos increíbles que quedarán para nuestro recuerdo! Tks Adnan, you are the best!

  • Dubai: Modern City Tour and Burj Khalifa Entry Ticket

    10. Dubai: Modern City Tour and Burj Khalifa Entry Ticket

    Marvel at the marine life of the Ambassador Lagoon at the Lost Chambers Aquarium inside the Atlantis the Palm Hotel. Then, drive to Dubai Marina to see the luxury developments and take a 20-minute boat ride around the marina and new Dubai Water Canal. Stop at the Souk Madinat Jumeirah, before going to Jumeirah Mosque. Take souvenir photos of the Burj Al Arab, and drive along Sheikh Zayed Road for a panoramic tour of the ground-breaking architecture of downtown Dubai. Visit the Souk Al Bahar shopping mall before walking to Dubai Mall, where you will go to the top of the Burj Khalifa for panoramic views.

    Picked up on time very pleasant guide and lovely Ameria. Tour excellent packed so much in.

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What people are saying about Burj Al Arab

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 821 reviews

This was the perfect way for us to start our Dubai Trip. We booked the tour via Getyourguide and we were contacted by our Tour Guide Adnan. He gave us clear information on timelines for pickup and drop off to and from our Hotel. We started our tour at the Zabeel Palace which was so beautiful. On our ride there Adnan was cheerful, interactive, informative and helpful. He introduced us to the culture in Dubai and made us feel at home. He gave us a lot of information on all the buildings, streets and landmarks that we passed on our way to the mosque. At the mosque, we were given religious attire in order for us to access the mosque. Adnan give us an interesting talk about the principles of Islam and engaged with us throughout the talk. We then proceeded to visit various places including the gold and spice souk, Burj Al Arab, jumeirah beach, heritage house and Atlantis the Palm. It was an amazing experience with a great guide and I would highly recommend this as your first activity.

It was an awesome experience ! The guide teaches a lot about the main reasons of every local we visited which enables us not only to visit but learned as well. Addictionaly he takes excellent photos and you can have many recorded moments to go with you forever. I highly recommend this experience and maybe at your first day because then you can manage your visit with a lot of more knowledge about Dubai.

We are completely satisfied. Professional, informative guidance, assistance, tailored to our needs. We had every help on the go, during a great day full of experiences.

Raj was an excellent captain. I appreciated the cruise and the sights.

We had a great time on this tour. Hahn,was our guide.