Ruler's Court

Ruler's Court: Our most recommended tours and activities

4-Hour Luxury Dubai Tour

1. 4-Hour Luxury Dubai Tour

Whether you're just passing through Dubai, or here for a longer stay, this inclusive tour will give you a great idea of how to plan the rest of your time in this glorious city. Dubai is a city of juxtapositions, and its luxury and ultra-modern buildings are all the more impressive when surrounded by the harsh surrounding desert. Perhaps you've just arrived for a short trip in the city, and you're interested in seeing some of Dubai's world-famous sights. This tour brings you to the most impressive and important landmarks of the city on a 4-hour luxury tour. Dubai is the second-largest Emirates in the UAE, and this drive will pick you up from your hotel before taking you to the Dubai Creek for a gorgeous photo stop. From here, drive to Al Bastakiya which is one of the oldest residential areas of Dubai. Here you can enjoy a look at what life has been like in the city since the 1890s. Then venture on to Al Fahidi Fort, which houses the Dubai Museum, and take a look at one of the oldest forts (and buildings) in Dubai, built in 1787! Then move on to the Ruler's Court and Old Mosque of Dubai. This huge mosque can hold nearly 1200 worshipers at a time, and is a privilege to see. No day in Dubai would be without a bit of shopping. Take the chance to explore Textile Street, and the Central Bank of Dubai as well. Here you can have a look at the bustling commercial life of the city before heading on to the Ministry of Finance and Heritage Village. The day allows you plenty of chances to take photos of the beautiful and famous sites, including the Jumeriah Mosque, the world's tallest 7-star hotel, and the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa!

Dubai: Private City Highlights Van Tour with Dubai Museum and Transfer

2. Dubai: Private City Highlights Van Tour with Dubai Museum and Transfer

Get your bearings and cover lots of ground on a sightseeing tour of Dubai with a private guide. Travel in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle from famous spot to spot. Explore Al Bastakiya, the oldest district in the city, as well as Al Fahidi Fort, the oldest building in the city and home to the Dubai Museum. Enter the museum to dive deeper into the past of the "city of merchants." Stop at the elegant Jumeirah Mosque, the largest and most spectacular mosque in the country. Visit Dubai Creek and see the traditional dhows and colorful water taxis. Witness Dubai's ever-changing cityscape and its record-breaking architecture. Admire the modern, sail-like form of the Burj Al Arab, the first 7-star hotel. Gaze up at the heavens as you pass the tallest building in the world, the monumental Burj Khalifa.

Dubai: City Highlights Bus Tour with Dubai Museum and Transfer

3. 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.

Dubai: Bus Tour with Transfer

4. Dubai: Bus Tour with Transfer

Start with pickup from your accommodation in Dubai and head to the old town. Experience the historical side of Dubai and learn about the foundations of this metropolis. Stroll around the 18th-century Al Fahidi Fort, home of the Dubai Museum and the oldest existing building in the city. See the Jumeirah Mosque, known for its 8th-century Islamic architecture and said to be the most photographed mosque in the city. Watch the world go by at Dubai Creek and take photos of the traditional water taxis. Wander through the famous markets and gold and spice souks to absorb the bustling atmosphere. At the end of a day of sightseeing, enjoy the convenience of being dropped back off at your hotel.

Dubai: Guided City Walking Tour to Spice and Gold Souk

5. Dubai: Guided City Walking Tour to Spice and Gold Souk

Dive into Dubai's past with a visit to the heritage district located on the banks of the Dubai Creek. You can still have a glimpse of traditional dhows being used for business purposes. Your tour starts at the Arabian Tea House & Restaurant in Al Fahidi, Bastakiya opposite Musalla Post Office. Bastakiya is the Historic District of Dubai and its construction dates back to 1890's. You have first stop at the famous Coffee Museum Old City Wall, where the traditional coffee will be served in a traditional way to you. After that moving through the Dubai Museum (currently closed for renovation) you will have your next stop at the textile souk. There are products from several civilizations for you to witness. Its time for a traditional ride now. You will cross the creek by the famous Abra ride to get onto other side into the historic Dubai Spice Souk. You will be welcomed by the the fragrances of spices for around the globe. At last you have a chance to visit the largest Gold Souk right next to the the spice souk. Constantly being checked by Dubai Government Authorities this souk has the purest gold. You can get to see various designs of this precious metal. This tour ends at the Dubai gold souk.

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What people are saying about Ruler's Court

Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 32 reviews

Interesting, diverse, well-organized & inexpensive combination tour

Very cheap price compared to the individual tours. Well organised: pick-up from the hotel is always punctual and reliable. The highlights as indicated in the description. Only the food was Indian on both tours, but tasty and plentiful. The Dhow Tour: approx. 2 hours. Nice atmosphere at Dubai Creek. The half-day city tour (approx. 4.5 hours) only offers photo stops in addition to the short visit to the Heritage Village and Gold Souks, but it is ok for a first impression of Dubai. The actual desert tour takes about 1 hour, remaining time: arrival/departure, sandboarding/photo stops, dinner, camel rides and dances. Also suitable for children aged 6+, although no child rate is offered.

All in one a very good value for money.

This is a very good combination tour, value for money is very good, but please speak English. Due to Ramadan, the appointment had to be postponed, so I had to make several phone calls in Dubai and also to Germany, which caused me additional costs, so I had to organize the appointment myself, this is the only disruptive factor, otherwise the excursions are very well organized and very interesting. The food is also very good, so you can't complain about the excursions, what was promised and described was fully complied with.

Worthwhile 1.5 day program, covers the biggest highlights

Very courteous service. Before the transfer they always informed us of the exact pick-up time. The two buffets were Indian but very nice and ample. Overall I'd definitely recommend it!

Must have if you are visiting Dubai

Very nice dhow cruise with very tasty food and the city guide was very informative. But the best part was the desert safari with a very skilled driver and the barbecue was excellent.

worth every penny, excellend two days.

Excellent from start to finish, prompt pick up, looked after by guides throughout, would definitely recommend.