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  1. United Arab Emirates
  2. Dubai
  3. Dubai Spice Souk

Dubai: Old and Modern Dubai City Tour with Blue Mosque Visit

Product ID: 62730
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Explore the best of both old and new Dubai in this sightseeing tour. Visit some of the city’s finest attractions, such as the Atlantis, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Blue Mosque, and many more! You can’t help but admire the charm of the Gulf’s world city!
About this activity
Duration 4.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese

Pickup included

Pickup will be within 45 minutes of your booked time. If there are any changes, you will be notified by email. Pickup is available from any Dubai central hotel. Pickup from Movenpick Ibn Battuta, Al Maha Resort, Bab Al Shams, Jabel Ali, Sport, Motor, Investment Cities and Silicon Oasis City or any hotels far from Dubai Central is available only as a private option. Pickup is available from Port Rashid, or Dubai Airport from the Holiday Inn Express Dubai Airport (take a local taxi or the hotel shuttle bus to reach the Holiday Inn Express, at your own expense). Pickup Sharjah City or Al Qusais area is available only from Pullman Hotel Deira city center. Pickup from Naif, Gold Souq and Al Sabkha area is available at Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel Deira. The duration of the tour includes the pickup and drop-off times.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

Select participants, date and language:



  • Visit some of the city’s world-renowned attractions
  • Head to Palm Jumeirah island to view the Atlantis
  • Marvel at the Souk Madinat Jumeirah
  • Admire the architecture of Blue Mosque
  • Stop and shop at the gold and spice souks
Full description
To start your tour, you will be be picked up from your hotel or selected location by an air-conditioned vehicle. Your first visit for the day will be the Palm Jumeirah - a man-made island built in the shape of a palm, where you can stop by the luxurious Atlantis hotel for a photo session. From Palm island, you can also catch a glimpse of the Dubai Marina, a beautiful waterfront with some stunning and luxurious communities in the background.

Next, head to Souk Madinat Jumeirah. This Souk gives you an authentic cultural experience of the Middle East. A lovely place to visit, Souk Madinat Jumeirah gives you a feel of what it was like to live in Dubai a few hundred years ago. From the Souk, see the world-famous luxury hotel, the Burj Al Arab which you can capture more incredible photographs of. 

From here drive to the Blue Mosque, known as the Al Farooq Omar Bin Al Khattab Mosque. This religious shrine was inspired by Ottoman and Andalusian styles of architecture and can accommodate around 2000 worshippers. It has wonderful interiors decorated with beautiful chandeliers and a library that is home to a collection of almost forty thousand books related to different religions.

Once you have explored the Blue Mosque, your sightseeing in modern Dubai comes to an end. Now, it is time to head to old Dubai to understand the origins and evolution of this wonderful city. Drive to Old Dubai and the Creek side, where it all began. Hop in an abra (water taxi), the city's oldest mode of transportation, to cross the Creek. Visit the Gold and Spice Souk for quick shopping. The Gold Souk is renowned for its wide collection of gold jewellery, while the Spice Souk brims with aromatic spices, herbs, nuts, oil, saffron and so on. At the end of your tour, stay on your own at the souk or be transferred back to your hotel or selected location.
  • Pick-up and drop off at selected hotels and locations
  • Transfers by clean, air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional, licensed tour guide
  • Admission fees to the attractions mentioned above
  • Cold mineral water
  • Abra water taxi fees
What’s Not Included
  • Any extra services or expenses not mentioned above
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Please note, the tour duration will be between 4 and 5.5 hours, depending on traffic
• This tour may be conducted in two different languages simultaneously
• This trip is not wheelchair accessible
• The tour duration included the pickup and drop off
Customer reviews
Overall rating
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Product ID: 62730