Private Tour: Highlights of Dubai

Private & Custom Tours in United Arab Emirates
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Tour description

Dubai is a city renowned for having it all; fascinating history, epic beaches, world-class shopping and a dizzying array of weird and wonderful entertainment options. If you want to see all the delights of Dubai but have no idea where to start, join us for a private tour of its most thrilling highlights. See the Burj Khalifa, grab a bargain at the spice and gold souk, explore the world’s largest mall and take a ride around the marina in your own private boat – you’re in Dubai darling, you may as well treat yourself!

Your private tour will begin with a visit to Dubai’s oldest building, the Al Fahidi Fort which has been converted into Dubai’s premier museum. This is a great place to begin our tour as it will give you a chance to learn about the history of the United Arab Emirates and what life was like before the oil discovery that changed its destiny forever.From history to shopping, next we’ll hop into a water taxi (known as an abra) to cross Dubai Creek from Bur Dubai to the Deira side to visit the famous spice and gold market.Your local guide will be able to help you with the obligatory haggling with stall owners and point you in the right direction of the best quality products as we stroll around the souk, soaking in its exotic atmosphere.From the old-style way of shopping to the new, your next stop is the world’s biggest mall, where we’ll spend half an hour exploring its many highlights, such as the aquarium, water fall, ice rink and the dancing fountain where you can take an awesome photo of the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building (828 metres, if you’re interested).The Dubai Mall boasts a tonne of tasty food options, so next we’ll stop for a bite to eat (not included) at a restaurant, café or fast food joint of your choice. After you have replenished your energy, we will head over to Palm Island, the biggest man-made island in the world, which we will discover by monorail. The island is home to a vast array of elegant buildings and fancy architecture and is the location for one of the world’s biggest and most well-known hotels, the Atlantis.Our final stop will be at Dubai Marina, where we’ll take a private boat ride for half an hour. This is a great opportunity to get closer to and take photos of some of the city’s most impressive skyscrapers, such as the Infinity Tower, which is the most twisted tower in the world and the Princess Tower which is the tallest residential tower in the world at 413 metres.After your boat trip, we’ll drive you back to your hotel after an action-packed day of sightseeing! Before you go, don’t forget to ask your local guide for tips on what else to see and do during your stay in glamourous Dubai. 

What's included

  • Local, English-speaking guide
  • Private air conditioned minivan
  • Cold water
  • Water taxi (abra) ride
  • Private boat ride around Dubai marina
  • Bottled water

What's not included

  • Food and shopping at the market and at Dubai Mall
  • Tip/gratuities for your driver and guide