Dubai City Highlights Private Tour

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From $118.00

11 reviews   (4.91)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 4 hours

Departs: Dubai, Dubai

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Leave your cruise ship behind at the Port of Dubai and head out to see the city highlights on a private 4.5-hour sightseeing tour! While enjoying personalized attention from a private guide, see top Dubai attractions such as Burj Al Arab, one of the world’s tallest hotels. Explore the neighborhood of Jumeirah, and then visit Dubai Museum at the Old Al Fahidi Fort. Before returning to port, travel by traditional water taxi to two legendary Dubai markets: Dubai Spice Souk and the Gold Souk.

What's Included

Abra ride across the Creek ( Traditional water taxi)

Dubai Museum Entrance Ticket

Hotel pickup and drop-off in a Private Vehicle

Photo Stop from outside Burj Al Arab & Jumeirah Mosque

Private professional English speaking guide

Visit Gold Souq and Spice Souq

What's Not Included

Food and drinks


Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 0 - 99

Additional Info

  • Children up to 5 years of age must be provided with a child safety seat. Kindly let us know if you have an infant 5 years and below joining the tour. Infant seat will be provided without any additional charges.
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Guest can discuss with our tour guide and customize the itinerary, guest have to pay directly if any additional entrance ticket applicable which is not included in the above itinerary.
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Please note, the tour duration subject to change depending on traffic.The stated tour duration includes pick-up and drop off times.
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • As part of ongoing COVID-19 virus preventative measures, some of the Tourist sites which are included in the given itinerary remain closed, so alternate visits / photo stops will be arranged.
  • Dress code: lightweight summer clothing is suitable for most of the year, but sweaters or jackets may be needed for the winter months, especially in the evenings. Good quality sunglasses are advised. Hats are advisable when in direct sunlight.
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guests visiting the UAE during the Summer months (June – September) are advised that peak daytime temperatures sometimes reach 42 – 45 degrees Celsius. Humidity levels can also exceed 90 percent during this period. We recommend all our guests to take adeq
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Pickup will be in a Private suitable air-conditioned vehicle with Private Guide.
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • The local tour operator reserves the right to cancel any part of the scheduled programs because of government decisions, public holidays, weather conditions, or other similar circumstances.

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Dubai City Tour with Tour Guide
When your ship arrives at Port of Dubai, meet your guide and hop inside your private, air-conditioned minivan. Then, set off on your 4.5-hour city highlights tour.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Burj Al Arab
Along the way, hear entertaining tales about Dubai and its history from your guide, as well as intriguing facts about its architectural wonders. Keep your camera poised to capture the forests of glitzy skyscrapers on route to Jumeirah Beach, the city’s buzzing seaside district. Stop for photos at the instantly recognizable, sail-shaped Burj Al-Arab hotel and hear how, at 1,053 feet (321 meters) high, this Dubai icon is one of the tallest hotels on the planet.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Jumeirah Mosque
Continue past the swanky hotels and villas of the residential neighborhood of Jumeirah. Take a stroll around the lanes and hidden courtyards, and admire the gleaming white domes and slender minarets of Jumeirah Mosque.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Dubai Museum & Al Fahidi Fort
Drive to Dubai’s oldest quarter, Al Bastakiya, with its mud-built wind-tower houses, and visit Dubai Museum, set inside the 18th-century Al Fahidi Fort. View the exhibits and scale models to discover how the oil boom of the 1950s and 1960s transformed Dubai from a fishing port into the high-rolling metropolis it is today.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Dubai Creek
Next, enjoy a scenic abra ride across Dubai Creek to the bustling Spice Souk.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Dubai Gold Souk
Peruse the colorful wares as you breathe in the heady aromas, and then visit the glittering Gold Souk. Perhaps up some great-value gold and jewelry here before your shore excursion ends back at the cruise terminal or Hotel in Dubai.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Pre-tour phone support very helpful...
Anthony Y, 23-11-2017

Pre-tour phone support very helpful. Pick-up as promised. Program was easy-paced. Good interaction between Guide Yesser, Driver Gamil, and Clients. Nice way to get a glimpse of Dubai with only a half-day's time.

This tour was great! You are...
Elzie A, 19-01-2015

This tour was great! You are essentially allowed to see any sights you choose, in the time allowed. My girlfriend was even allowed to shop! It's truly your private tour. Just have an idea of want you want to do prior to the tour and they will make it happen. Also, the guide was very knowledgable.

We were glad that the operator...
Ricardo_P, 25-12-2016

We were glad that the operator allowed some deviation from the original schedule to have more time in the Gold Souk. Enjoyed the shopping! Thanks!

This is the perfect tour for someone...
Leigh B, 05-07-2015

This is the perfect tour for someone who is not at all familiar with Dubai, and would like to see quite a lot in a short amount of time. We had several things we wanted to do on our list, including the Dubai Museum and seeing the spice and gold souk, and got to check those off with this tour. Very good driver and very knowledgeable tour guide who shared so much about the history of Dubai, culture, economy - we learned a lot! We were also able to easily communicate with the tour company and explain where we were staying and how to pick us up, etc. Very good experience with this company.

Excellent - great guide! Driver does...
David K, 18-03-2010
Excellent - great guide! Driver does drive fast. It was very expensive for what it offers.
Dubai great thank Mehul, top guide
BelgiantourguideLuc, 14-11-2022
I'm a Belgian freelance tour-guide and we went with a group of 20 people on a combination trip Dubai-Abu Dhabi-Oman with Orient Tours.
For Dubai we had a top guide, Mehul (Guide with form Mumbai, India, but working 20 years in Dubai).
Mehul makes the difference. He is honest, good feeling for time-management, and gooed topguide for me and my Belgian group
408shantalb, 28-10-2022

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