Saeed Al Maktoum House

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Dubai: City Highlights Bus Tour with Dubai Museum and Transfer

1. 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: Private Tour with Locals – Highlights & Hidden Gems

2. Dubai: Private Tour with Locals – Highlights & Hidden Gems

See Dubai at its best from the eyes of a local in just 3 hours. Check out prime landmarks like the Dubai Creek Abra Station, Spice Souk, Gold Souk and hear unique insights that only a local would know. Uncover hidden gems and city secrets along the way that will show you an authentic side of the city with the help of a knowledgeable local guide. Fully experience the local flare with an included local treat to make your city tour a complete experience.

Dubai: Private City Highlights Van Tour with Transfer

3. Dubai: Private City Highlights Van Tour with Transfer

Start your private city tour of Dubai with convenient pickup from your accommodation. Discover a city of contrasts, from historic monuments to contemporary skyscrapers. Explore the old town with its traditional souks. See the vibrant water taxis cruising down the Dubai Creek. Experience the beating heart of this coastal city at the Dubai Marina. Admire the super yachts and the man-made islands such as the Palm Jumeirah. Allow yourself to get swept up in the hustle and bustle of downtown Dubai. Gaze up at the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, and stop to take photos in front of other modern architectural masterpieces. At the end of your tour, relax as your private guide takes care of taking you back to your hotel.

Big Bus Classic Abu Dhabi and Dubai Hop-on Hop-off Ticket

4. Big Bus Classic Abu Dhabi and Dubai Hop-on Hop-off Ticket

This Abu Dhabi and Dubai twin city ticket provides you with access to classic hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus with a 1-day ticket in both of these iconic cities. Explore Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE, and see Dubai's most famous sights, from the Burj Al Arab hotel and the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, to the traditional souks along the Dubai Creekside. Buses depart regularly between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM and you can hop-on and off as many times as you like during the validity of your ticket. Digitally recorded commentary in 12 languages is available on the buses, and the Dubai tour also includes a Dhow river cruise and free entry to both the Dubai Museum and Sheikh Saeed al Maktoum’s House. Dubai City Tour stops include: City Tour Red Route Wafi, The Pyramids Entrance Dubai Mall Dubai Fountain Burjuman Dubai Museum Old Souk Heritage Village Gold Souq Spice Souk Riviera Baniyas Road  Dhow Wharfage Deira City Center Beach Tours Green Route Dubai Mall City Walk Union House Jumeirah Mosque Mercato Jumeirah Kite Beach Jumeirah Public Beach Burj Al Arab Souk Madinat Atlantis the Palm Al Ittihad Park Mall of the Emirates Marina Tours Blue Route Mall of the Emirates Dubai Marina Marina Mall Pier 7 The Beach Marina Promenade  Marina Quays Boulevard Bayside Tallest Block Media City Souk Madinat Museums Dubai Museum Coin Museum Shindagha Museum Horse Museum Spice & Gold Souk District Museum of Poet Al-Oqaili and more Dhow Cruises Creek Dhow Cruise  Marina Dhow Cruise Water Bus Marina Water Bus Abu Dhabi: 2 Routes in 1 Ticket Explore Abu Dhabi at your own pace and according to your preferred schedule with a 1-day pass to the city’s open-top, climate-controlled sightseeing bus. On board, you will learn about the United Arab Emirate’s rapid development and cultural history via the prepared commentary in 8 languages. The Big Bus ticket combines the choice of 2 routes: the Red Route (City Tour), which lasts 2 hours without hopping off, and the Island Shuttle (Yas Island) which is 2 hours. Tickets are valid for 1 day or 2 days, depending on the ticket purchased. There are 22 stops on the Big Bus Abu Dhabi itinerary. Red Route stops includes: Marina Mall Etihad Tower Etihad Gallery The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Eastern Mangroves Abu Dhabi Mall Saadiyat Island Exhibition Centre Abu Dhabi Corniche Souk WTC Al Hosn Fort Markaziyah Park Public Beach Heritage Centre Dhow Corniche Cruise Island Shuttle stops includes: Manarat Al Saadiyat Ferrari World Theme Park & Yas Mall Yas Plaza Masdar City Yas Viceroy Yas Marina Yas Marina Circuit Yas Waterworld park Free shuttles depart from WAFI Mall in Dubai and return from Marina Mall Abu Dhabi back to Dubai 6 days a week, except Friday. Arabian charm blends into futuristic fantasy on our Abu Dhabi sightseeing tour. Hop on board and discover both the rich historic and modern scenic views including the Presidential Palace, Emirates Palace, Heritage Village, and the famous Louvre museum to name a few.There are 14 stops with a one-hour frequency for the Abu Dhabi itinerary.

Dubai City Tour

5. Dubai City Tour

Enjoy a fascinating historical excursion in Dubai. The route takes you from Dubai’s landmark hotel, Burj Al Arab, to Majlis Ghorfat Umm Al Sheif, a magnificent structure built in 1955 and recently restored. The Majlis was originally the summer residence of Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum. Then drive past modern palaces, and stop at the Jumeirah Mosque for a photo opportunity. Continue on to the cultural district of Al Fahidi Cultural district to admire the old wind-tower houses built by wealthy merchants, passing the magnificent Zabeel Palace on the way. Visit Al Fahidi Fort, a 200-year-old structure that houses the Dubai Museum and records the city’s past as an important pearl diving and trading center. Float across Dubai Creek on a traditional abra boat, admiring stunning views of the modern metropolis with splendid architecture on its banks. End the tour by exploring the gold and spice souks (markets).

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In-Depth Tour of Deira Souks (Actual Tour Date 23 November)

My husband and I had a wonderful time with Manish K. on the Dubai "Souks, Sheiks and Spices Private History Tour" November 23. Be sure to ask for Manish by name. We asked him to customize the tour and so he did, taking us on an in-depth adventure in all the Deira Souks, from the Spice Souk to the Textile Souk to the Gold Souk. Manish knows so much history and is very warm and friendly as well as intelligent. We heard all about the founding of Dubai, how the pearl fishers started the economy, and saw Heritage House, the first real house built in Dubai by the ruling family. Manish answered our questions about the beautiful Emirati architecture with old-style wind tunnels used to cool the air. We didn't mean to shop but he also got us amazing bargains and enough snacks for a whole week in the souks. Finally he helped us hire a private 30-minute ride on an Abra ferry at Deira Old Souk Marine Station which allowed us to see everything from river (Dubai Creek) and land on the other side in B

Highly recommend for anyone visiting Dubai to get some truly local insight of its history. Orlina, our local guide was sharing lot’s of her insights and answering any questions we had during our walk. Totally personable and we truly enjoyed the one-on-one w/ a local one just won’t get in a conventional city tour.

Vibbha was an excellent guide who gave us a lot of information about old Dubai. She guided us through the Al Fahidi district, the different souks and helped with shopping. With her excellent knowledge of German, we felt very well accompanied.

Beautiful visit! The girl was very kind and super helpful, she showed us a beautiful part of Dubai. I recommend everyone to take this private tour!

Had a fantastic day its nice to get to see the culture of the place your holidaying at nice people overall our guide was excellent as so the tour