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: 5-Hour Tour with a Professional Photographer Guide

    2. 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

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

    4. 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

    5. 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

    6. 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.

  • Dubai Half-Day Tour: The City in Motion

    7. Dubai Half-Day Tour: The City in Motion

    Explore the traditions and modern life of Dubai on a half-day city tour that takes in all the main sites of the contemporary metropolis, and traces back to its past as a small outpost on the Persian Gulf. Following a pick-up from your hotel, transfer to the Palm Jumeirah, stopping outside Atlantis The Palm to take photos of the 1st resort to be built on the reclaimed land of the island. Next, admire the billowing sails structure of the Burj Al Arab, Dubai’s 1st 7-star hotel. Continue to the Jumeirah Mosque, said to be the most photographed mosque in the city. Go to the 18th-century Al Fahidi Fort, location for Dubai Museum and the oldest existing building in the city. Watch the world go by at Dubai Creek, where you can take photos of the many boats before boarding a traditional abra (water taxi) to cross the creek. Finally, soak up the sounds and scents of the gold and spice ...

  • Dubai City: Full Day Private Tour

    8. Dubai City: Full Day Private Tour

    Discover the contrast of the city of Dubai and admire not only the historical quarters of the city but also the modern, futuristic Dubai during this 8 hours tour.

    Admire the unique architecture and skyline of Dubai during a photo stop at Burj Khalifa, which is the world's tallest building at 828 meters, with the world's fastest elevator. Travel 124 floors into the sky in less than a minute.

    Afterward, a visit to the Souk Madinat, an Arabic-style shopping center with many shops and restaurants. This place offers an interesting mixture of tradition and modernity and invites you to the majestic view of the luxury hotel Atlantis on Palm Island.

    Finally, dive into the history and culture of Dubai heritage by taking a traditional water tour through Dubai Creek to a typical Arabian spice and gold market. Let yourself be enchanted by the fragrance of the Orient and the g...

    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.

  • Dubai City Half-Day Tour

    9. Dubai City Half-Day Tour

    Take this 4-hour sightseeing tour and get a great orientation of Dubai, the 2nd-largest emirate of the United Arab Emirates. Traveling in comfortable air-conditioned vehicles, you will begin the tour with a photo stop at Dubai Creek, the lifeblood of Dubai. See the colorful dhows and the busy water taxis, as well as elegant yachts and speedboats on the azure horizon. Drive through the Bastakiya, Al Fahidi Fort, Ruler's Court, the Old Mosque, Textile Street, the Central Bank, and Ministry of Finance. Soak up the scents and sounds of the desert at the spice and gold souks. Dubai’s skyline is ever changing, but you will get a sense of the past at the Dubai Museum. Proceed towards Jumeirah Road, passing by the Dry Docks Dubai and the historical Union House, with photo stops at the beautiful Jumeirah Mosque. Continue on for a look at the arresting Burj Al Arab, the first 7-star hotel, desi...

    It’s amazing tour for someone that what’s to know more about Dubai, see most important points and take very stunning pictures. We’ve loved our driver which talked a lot about culture, history and facts about Dubai.

  • Dubai: City Highlights Bus Tour with Dubai Museum and Transfer

    10. Dubai: City Highlights Bus Tour with Dubai Museum and Transfer

    Start your city tour of Dubai with pickup straight from your hotel. Then, dive into the city and compare and let your guide surprise you with the contrasts of old and new Dubai. See the city's traditional side and watch colorful abras sail along the Dubai Creek. Soak up the vibrant atmosphere and the exotic scents at the Spice Market and Gold Souk. Visit the historic Bastakiya district and make your way to the Dubai Museum, located in the old Al Fahidi Fort. Learn about how the city blossomed into a trading center. Then, go out and see the Dubai of today and marvel at the world's first 7-star hotel, the Burj Al Arab. Gaze up at the elegant towers of the Grand Mosque of Jumeirah. Head back to your accommodation with a better orientation of the city and a deeper insight into Dubai's many layers of history.

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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.

Our first day in Dubai did not disappoint. Our tour guy Syed kept us informed and so polite the entire time we were together. Not once did we feel rushed in fact he took his time to make us enjoy every part of the tour at every location. He also was the photographer of our group because he wanted us to remember our fabulous experience. Our tour offered the restaurant Al Khayma Heritage Restaurant as a lunch and I couldn’t have been more happy. From the ambiance, to the service , to the mouthwatering food… everything here is absolute perfection. Thilina took care of us in a private fully air conditioned room and I couldn’t have wished for anything more perfect. He was so attentive with us and I was so grateful. His service was what pushed this restaurant as one of the best I have ever been to. The food was just as fantastic. If you have an opportunity to add on the lunch here you will not be disappointed at all.

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.

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