Full-Day Traditional to Modern Dubai City Tour

Tours & Sightseeing in Dubai

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Experience the contrast between old traditions and the modern side of Dubai with a local guide on this full-day tour. Discover the city’s heritage and be amazed by its opulence. Just your group and your guide will take this private tour through the city and see some of the major sites in Dubai intertwined with history and tradition.
Experience a full-day private tour and discover the traditional and spectacular Dubai. Wondering where to go and what to see while you’re here? Your local host has you covered! Have your private driver worry about finding a suitable parking spot every time you make a stop. Save time and enjoy this experience at its fullest! Start from Al Fahidi Quarter also known as Al Bastakiya and explore the city’s oldest quarter. See the mud-built wind towers and after, head towards the Coffee Museum. Your local guide will tell you more about the origins of coffee and the Arabic traditions behind of the rituals on how they drink it. After you have discovered Al Fahidi Quarter, your personal driver will take you to Al Shindagha historic neighborhood. Here you’ll visit the Sheik Saeed al Maktoum house. Check out the collection of authentic jewelry, coins, stamps and other items that date back to Dubai’s historic era. Hear all of the stories behind Dubai’s history and development, straight from your local guide. Hop on an abra and enjoy the views as you cross Dubai Creek. Let your private guide show you the Spice & Gold Souk and get amazed by exotic aromas and glittering gold jewelry. If you wish, you can buy a souvenir. Then continue to Mosque al-Farooq Omar Bin al-Khattab. A hidden gem of Dubai, the mosque impresses with its whitewashed walls decorated with gold and blue ornaments, and four 60 m minarets topped with gold crescent moons. You won’t believe your eyes when you see such spectacular designs! Feeling hungry? Let your local host take you to a very cool spot and enjoy an Arabic lunch (at your own expense). With the beach right next to you, enjoy a relaxing moment and ask your host more about the places you have visited. Next stop will be the famous hotel Burj Al-Arab, one of the world’s most luxurious hotel. Your local journey will continue to Souk Madinat Jumeirah, a traditional Middle Eastern bazaar with stalls & restaurants under a wooden covered arcade. After that, you and your local guide will move on to the Dubai Marina, a cosmopolitan area with spectacular views. What would Dubai be without its fabulous malls? In the Dubai Mall you’ll find over 1200 stores plus the largest suspended aquarium in the world. You can take a look at it from the mall and be ready to take some pictures of the Sand Tiger sharks. Your private tour will end with a spectacular view of the Burj Khalifa where you will enjoy the famous Dubai dancing fountains starting at 6 PM. After such a visual feast, your local host can take you back to your hotel or you can stay there and enjoy the rest of your day.

What’s included

  • Pickup at designated meeting point
  • Private guide/driver
  • Entrance tickets
  • Traditional coffee
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel drop-off

What’s not included

  • Hotel pickup
  • Personal expenses
  • Lunch

Highlights

  • Comprehensive tour of the city
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
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