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$29.09 Tours & Sightseeing

Sharjah City Sightseeing Tour - The Pearl of the Gulf

After pickup from your Dubai hotel, drive just 25 minutes north to Sharjah, the third-largest city in the United Arab Emirates, perched on the Persian Gulf.Visit Sharjah Fort (Al Hisn Sharjah), a renovated fortification originally constructed in 1820 as the royal residence for Sheikh Sultan bin Saqr Al Qasimi. A masterpiece of traditional Arab architecture, the fort has withstood many social, political, commercial and military developments and changes in the region. Today it is open to the public as a museum.A highlight of your tour is Faisal Mosque, the largest of the 300 mosques in the emirate of Sharjah, sprawling over 39,370 square feet (12,000 sq m).Continue to the Sharjah Heritage Museum, which gives you unique insight into Arab culture. Each gallery focuses on a different aspect of local life, including religious values, marriage celebrations, burial rituals and desert life.Take time to wander the adjacent market, Souq Al Arsah, one of the oldest souks in the country. Where traders from Persia, India and surrounding Arab nations would once stock up on supplies, now you'll find local vendors selling artisan goods such as pashminas, dallahs (coffee pots), herbs, spices and jewelry to tourists. It's a great place to pick up some authentic wares.If nothing here quite catches your eye, you'll have another chance to get souvenirs at Souq Al Markazi, a treasure trove of Middle Eastern carpets, jewelry and handicrafts.You'll be returned to your Dubai hotel to conclude your tour.

$285 Tours & Sightseeing

Dubai Tour: Burj Khalifa, Burj Al-Arab, and Dubai Fountain

Start your experience with a pickup from your centrally located Dubai hotel. Settle into your seat aboard an air-conditioned coach with your guide, who doubles as your driver, and head to the Burj Al-Arab, a glitzy hotel that stands on its own man-made island in the Persian Gulf. Admire the 1,053-foot-high (321 meter) Dubai showpiece from outside, and then head inside for a delicious open buffet lunch at Al Iwan , house water , soft drinks and signature drink of ice tea. Next, return to your coach and drive to Dubai Marina to view a cluster of skyscrapers along the shoreline. Then, marvel at more high-rises as you cruise along the multilane Sheikh Zayed Road to the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. Crane your neck to see its syringelike peak puncturing the sky before you and your guide get in a high-speed elevator to ‘At the Top,’ its 124th-floor observation deck. Here, stand wide-eyed at the thrilling views over the city, desert and ocean far below. Once you have fully appreciated the views, descend back to the ground and walk to Burj Khalifa Lake with your guide to experience the Dubai Fountain show. Watch the dancing waters shoot up some 500 feet (152 meters) in the air to the sounds of classical and Arabic music. The splashy show, illuminated by 6,600 flashing lights and lasers, offers you plenty of photo ops. Your tour ends at nearby Dubai Mall, where you can enjoy dinner or some shopping on your own. Alternatively, your guide can provide suggestions and directions to other must-see spots around the glamorous city.

$137.50 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Dubai 2-Hour Small-Group Palm Jumeirah Speedboat Cruise

Start your experience with a pickup from your centrally located Dubai hotel. Then, travel by comfortable minivan to Dubai Marina Yacht Club where your speedboat, the sleek Sea Breeze awaits.Hop aboard and enjoy the views over the skyscrapers as your boat leaves the Marina for the Persian Gulf. Feel the coastal breezes as the aptly named Sea Breeze picks up speed — it can reach over 40 miles (64km) per hour, so it’s an exhilarating feeling!As you cruise, enjoy unlimited complimentary water and sodas. Then, watch as the Palm Jumeirah comes into view. The incredible man-made archipelago is designed to resemble a palm tree and is home to exclusive villas and hotels that look out over the water’s edge.Zoom around the Palm and have your camera ready as you approach its outermost point, where the Atlantis The Palm rises high into the sky. Take snaps of this spectacular hotel, known by many as the Palm’s showpiece building.Then, your boat turns eastward to see The World, a collection of man-made sand islets shaped to resemble a map of the globe. Admire the archipelago, which is still unfinished, and identify the countries and continents the islands represent before your boat turns around and heads back. On your return, your captain will slow your boat as you approach the Burj Al-Arab. This sail-shaped hotel is an icon of Dubai and another essential snap for your photo album.After time to admire this magnificent building, cruise back around the Palm and moor at the marina. Your experience ends with a drop-off at your hotel.

$27.08 Tours & Sightseeing

Dubai Modern Development Tour

Your tour starts with a pickup from your Dubai hotel. Relax in your comfortable, air-conditioned coach or minivan and listen as your guide tells you facts and stories about this skyscraper-packed city and its recent development.Drive along the vast, 16-lane Sheikh Zayed Road, craning your neck to see the passing high rises. Admire Souk Madinat Jumeirah, an extravagant recreation of a traditional Arabian marketplace. Then, view the iconic Burj Al-Arab hotel. The building stands on an artificial island and soars to a height of 1,053 feet (321 meters), making it a must for your photo album. Continue to Palm Jumeirah, the man-made island that is one of Dubai’s signature landmarks. Designed in the shape of a palm tree, the sandy archipelago is fringed with luxury villas and exclusive hotels. Pause at Atlantis The Palm hotel — arguably the island’s most famous building — that stands imperiously on the edge of the Persian Gulf. Next, head to Ski Dubai, the first indoor ski resort to be built in the Middle East. View its giant ski runs through the glass exterior and learn how powerful snow guns renew the snow on the slopes every night, fresh for the next day. Afterward, stop at Burj Khalifa, one of the world’s highest buildings. Dwarfing Dubai’s skyline, this space-age tower stands at a remarkable 2,772 feet (828 meters). Lean back, peer upwards and you might just see the top! Continue to Burj Khalifa Lake to see the Dubai Fountain Show. Stretching across the water, these performing fountains were designed by WET, the company behind the famous Bellagio fountains in Las Vegas. During a show, they put on a dazzling 5-minute display of theatrical sprays illuminated by 6,600 lights and lasers. Watch spellbound as the fountains dance, twist and shoot water high in the air in time to Arabic and classical music.After the show, rejoin your coach or minivan and finish your tour with a hotel drop-off.

$55 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Dhow Dinner Cruise Dubai Marina with Transfer

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Dubai Marina, Dubai, Emirate of DubaiEnjoy entertainment shows while cruising on the beautiful Dubai Marina. Duration: 2 hours

$125 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Dubai Street Food Tour

Meet your guide at 4:30pm at the main entrance of Dubai Museum, which is located in Al Fahidi Fort in Bur Dubai in the heart of “old” Dubai. Every taxi driver knows it and it is only 5 – 7 minutes walk from the nearest Metro station, Al Fahidi station.You will be walked through the Indian market. India is the most important trading partner of the region. Long before oil, the pearls found on the sandbanks in the Persian Gulf were the most important source of income of the region and there was a high demand for those pearls in India. So already centuries ago, pearls were exported to India and many goods were imported from India, such as textiles, building materials, food and spices. Since then Indian cuisine has a strong influence in what people eat in Dubai. On our way through Souq Al Khabeer, today the textile market, we will have our first Indian snack.We cross the Creek via Abra, a wooden water taxi and reach the spice market. We try some traditional ice cream, have a refreshing juice and sample some chocolate dates. All while the friendly merchants explain their spices that are mainly from Iran. Here you also have a good opportunity to buy authentic souvenirs and gifts that are not “Made in China”, such as camel milk soap, camel milk chocolate, Saffron, Vanilla from Madagasgar, Frankincense, Myrre etc.The most famous Street Food however is “Shawerma” – the Gulf regions answer to Burrito or wrap. Of course you get to try it.The highlight of our tour is a visit to one of the oldest restaurants in town, where you get to try a secret Persian family recipe for mutton kebab, while marveling at the eccentric interior decoration of old newspaper clips of Dubai, hundreds of photos of famous and not so famous guests and a collection of around 5000 different bank notes from all over the world left behind by visitors. Bon appetite!

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