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$69.60 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

5-Star Premium Rustar Dhow Cruise Dubai

Begin your evening with hotel pickup from your Dubai hotel. The boarding starts between 8pm-8:30pm with the cruise departure scheduled at 9pm. Experience a warm welcome with drinks from the onboard staff. As your cruise leaves the dock, the buffet will be ready with live music in the background. See the glittery area of Deira, passing sites such as the National Bank of Dubai, Sheraton Dubai Creek, Dubai Chamber of Commerce, Rolex Towers, the traditional souks in Bur Dubai, and more. Tanoura and Emirati youwla dancers will provide live entertainment on board, and a cash bar is available to order additional drinks. There will also be a henna painter if you're in the mood for a decorative tattoo. After two hours of entertainment, dining, and sightseeing, you will be dropped off back at your hotel when selecting the options with transfers. Upgrade your ticket to include private pickup and drop-off.

$42 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Dubai Tour by Land and Water

Join up with your 'amphibus' in Bur Dubai at your choice of the available departure times. The bright yellow bus is a specially modeled amphibious vehicle similar to what are sometimes known as ‘ducks’, and turns from bus to boat to give you brilliant views of the city from both Dubai Creek and dry land.Climb aboard the bus and set off on land, with a professional driver at the wheel. As you travel hear from your guide how Dubai transformed from a tiny fishing village to futuristic metropolis in just a few decades. Travel through Bur Dubai, passing traditional wind-towers, the Shindagha Heritage Village — a recreation of the old fishing village — and the Shindagha Tower, one of Dubai's old defensive watchtowers.When you reach Dubai Creek, get ready for your water tour. Hold on tight as you drive down into the Creek, entering the water with a humungous splash. With your bus now transformed into a boat, enjoy a fun cruise along the Creek, passing Dubai’s waterfront landmarks. Glide by the Old Souk, Gold Souk and Spice Souk, and admire the Grand Mosque and Deira Twin Towers. You’ll also catch great views of Al Maktoum Bridge and the Creek’s water traffic as wooden dhows, yachts and abras (wooden water taxis) drift by your window.After 30 minutes on the water, return to dry land and view more of the city’s sights as you take a different route back. Your tour ends at your starting point when you leave the vehicle.

$119 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!

$88.88 Cultural & Theme Tours

Ahlan Dubai - Dubai Cultural Private Tour

This tour offers you the unique opportunity to understand the Emirati culture and heritage in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. Begin your morning with a pickup from your hotel or place of stay. First we will visit the beautiful Jumeirah Mosque, built in the impressive Fatimid style. During the visit your qualified guide will answer your questions and you will learn about the religion and traditions of the locals. Continue with a stroll through the Old Souk in Bur Dubai, an Arabic inspired market theme within the buzzing quarters of the city. See the vibrant colours and themes of textile offered within. Enjoy a traditional Emirati lunch at Al Bastakiya in the perfect ambience of the courtyard, explore the surrounding on your visit. Your tour will conclude here and you will be dropped off back to your hotel or place of stay. Return with a good impression on the blend of culture, customs and heritage of Dubai.

$80 Cultural & Theme Tours

Dubai Old City Small-Group Walking Tour During Ramadan

You’ll start the day, after meeting your guide at the Al Ras Metro Station in Deira, by walking the streets of Old Dubai, stopping by a few enchanting sights and witnessing the city’s dynamic history woven by its people. Your guide's goal is to take you through a journey of tales to show you just how the small Arab village became a top destination city throughout the sands of time. Learn about the city's incredible leadership, people, and their traditions and livelihoods in when you visit both the Women's Museum and the Dubai Museum. Pass by the Gold, Spice, and textile souks where once upon a time, vendors were only known by their names so you would often find a buyer shouting out ‘ALI’ in search for his trusted vendor. There, you can practice your haggling skills and have the 'kteer ghalee' (very expensive) debate to score your best price for your souvenirs. Afterwards, hop on a traditional abra boat and cross over to the other side of Dubai to enjoy some additional exploring. This 3-hour tour in old Dubai is designed to capture the old city's magic and the local culture from the eyes and experience of a local. The farewell point will also be near the markets in Bur Dubai should you wish to return for additional shopping at your own leisure after the conclusion of the tour around 2pm.

$105 Cultural & Theme Tours

Dubai Old City and Jumeirah Mosque Small-Group Walking Tour During Ramadan

You’ll start the day, after meeting your guide at the Jumeirah Mosque, by learning about the holy month of Ramadan and facets of the Islamic faith. Later, you'll enjoy walking the streets of Old Dubai, stopping by a few enchanting sights and witnessing the city’s dynamic history woven by its people. Your guide's goal is to take you through a journey of tales to show you just how the small Arab village became a top destination city throughout the sands of time. Learn about the city's incredible leadership, people, and their traditions and livelihoods when you visit the Women's Museum. Pass by the Gold, Spice, and textile souks where once upon a time, vendors were only known by their names so you would often find a buyer shouting out ‘ALI’ in search for his trusted vendor. There, you can practice your haggling skills and have the 'kteer ghalee' (very expensive) debate to score your best price for your souvenirs. Afterwards, hop on a traditional abra boat and cross over to the other side of Dubai to enjoy some additional exploring. This 4.25 hour tour in old Dubai is designed to capture the old city's magic and the local culture from the eyes and experience of a local. The farewell point will also be near the markets in Bur Dubai should you wish to return for additional shopping at your own leisure after the conclusion of the tour around 2:15pm.