Depart from the Hotel and cross over 'Garhoud Bridge' towards to the link of Arab tribes called the ‘Creek’ for a snap stop of 'Bur Dubai' and also 'Deira' on the far side. Both areas display charming wooden dhows gently sailing for transportation, sightseeing and cargo purposes. Subsequently head further into Bur Dubai towards the early settlement of Baniyas Tribes ‘Bastakiya’, where you can view houses built nearly 200 years ago which are topped with ‘Wind towers’.
The defense fort which was converted into the ‘Dubai Museum’ is the best compilation of exhibits which show the incredible escalation of Dubai. You can enjoy these exhibits at the museum for up to 30 minutes (museum entry fee included in your tour) before entering the 'Shindaga Tunnel' under the water to arrive at Deira and the mouth of the Creek.
You are promptly met with bustling streets and lovely aromas blowing across the narrow lanes of ‘Spice Market’ and the glittering ‘Gold Souk’ which is responsible for giving the city of Dubai its other alias ‘City of Gold’. Next drive to the shoreline of Dubai 'Jumeirah' District where other vital landmarks of Dubai are positioned. The sensational sightseeing continues to ‘Jumeirah Mosque’ for a photo stop and a drive past all the boutiques and malls sprawled along the beach road. The largest of the beach malls 'Mercato Mall' approaches as you near Jumeirah Beach Park where there is a pit stop at Jumeirah open beach (for a hand picked spot to acquire a glorious photograph of 7 Star Hotel ‘Burj Al Arab.’
Next is a crossing into the Man made ‘Palm Jumeirah Island.’ Drive down the entire centre of the island until reaching Atlantis Hotel (located on the crown of the crescent). Upon exiting the Palm Island catch the important high way 'Shiek Zayed Road' (Dubai’s main highway connecting the city with its Capital City – Abu Dhabi), and cross the 'Mall of the Emirates', (the world's first mall to have a inbuilt artificial ski resort, called 'Ski Dubai)'. On the way view the cosmopolitan developments and the main skyscrapers of the city until reaching to Down Town Dubai where the ‘Burj Khalifa’ the tallest tower in the World stands proud along with the 'Dubai Mall' structure.
Choose to end the tour and remain at the Dubai Mall for a shopping, dining and entertainment experience larger than life or head back to hotel continue which your day.
Dubai Half Day City Tour - Guest Reviews
We were delighted to have been picked up and dropped off at the specified time. Our guide for this tour was really nice and he had good knowledge of the places included in the tour. Thus visiting Dubai city with him was a brilliant idea rather than working it out on our own. I was in Dubai for holidays with my husband and we both spoke English only. The tour guide was multilingual which a great help was for all the people in the tour as he could well coordinate with all. I would surely recommend anyone travelling to Dubai to opt for this tour to make the most of your trip to Dubai city.
Michael Dany, Posted on: 08/17/2012
We spent 7 days in Dubai city and we booked this Half Day tour of Dubai city and it was worth all the money we paid for this tour. We were picked up directly from the hotel we stayed in and were taken too many different tourist attractions of Dubai city through air conditioned mean of transport. The bus stopped at various places where we enjoyed taking photos. We would recommend this sightseeing opportunity to all the visitors of Dubai city and here you would be amazed to visit all the famous attractions of the city in one go with a tour guide. We were more than satisfied and enjoyed a lot at this trip and it was worth it.
Mary Keryl, Posted on: 07/20/2012
I was here in Dubai city with my friends for 2 days only and it was a great idea to book this tour to visit all the famous tourist attractions of the city. We were taken too many different places including most popular Dubai Museum, Gold Souk, Jumeirah Beach and many other interesting attractions. Thus in a little time we had a fantastic tour of major attractions of the city with ease and comfort of travelling. The price we paid for this tour was absolutely worth it! Our tour guide was also really nice and had all the information that one may require to enjoy visiting these attractions.
Joseph James, Posted on: 08/15/2012
This was a great way to explore and learn more about Dubai city and it was the most informative tour we had for Dubai city. However we have been to Dubai before as well but this time the idea of booking this half day city tour really worked out well for us. The guide of the tour told us all about culture and customs of the city. Visit to Dubai Creek and Gold Souk was a delight and we enjoyed shopping there. We had a great and most enjoyable day with this tour and were really happy with the comfort we were given throughout the trip.
Shezza, Posted on: 07/05/2012
This half day city tour was fantastic with a perfect guide there to give us all the relevant information about the major tourist sites we visited through this trip. He was an experienced man who had been guiding people since last 10 years in UAE and thus it was a learning and enjoyable tour for us. Dubai Museum was part of this trip and it was the most interesting place to visit. Other famous attractions were gold souks and spice souks. We enjoyed lavish shopping there. Our tour was the most memorable one and we got a chance to see many interesting places.
Raj, Posted on: 05/08/2012
We were really grateful to our tour guide and driver who made all possible efforts to make our trip the most memorable one. We enjoyed travelling around Dubai city through this half day city tour of Dubai city. We were picked up from just outside our hotel in a well air conditioned transport. There were people belonging to different regions in the trip and the guide of the trip was well trained to handle each and every one really well. Price we paid for this tour was reasonable and we would surely like to do it again for our next trip to Dubai city. We would highly recommend this tour to all the leisure travelers of the city. Great job done!
Michael Dany, Posted on: 08/17/2012
We had a fantastic time through this half day city tour of Dubai city which included a visit to all the major tourist sites of the city. This trip was a great idea rather than visiting all these places on our own. This trip was well managed and thus in a limited time period we were able to visit all the famous places including Dubai Museum, Bur Dubai, Jumeirah Beach Park, Gold Souks and many other interesting places. The tour was well organized and everything was in order for a comfortable trip. Pick up and drop off facility from and to the hotel added more comfort to our trip and thus we didn’t had to face hassle of travelling back on our own. We had almost nothing to worry about and the price was also affordable for the value we received.
Anite Ahmed, Posted on: 07/09/2012
This tour was quite interesting one and we received above expectation value and service throughout this trip of Dubai city. This half day tour included a visit to all the famous places of Dubai city. Our guide was polite and helpful. He also had good knowledge of Dubai city which made our trip more interesting. We were really happy and overjoyed with the comfort of travelling in an air conditioned mean of transport. Our guide and driver looked professionally trained and they made our trip most enjoyable one. Overall we had a wonderful time.
Steely, Posted on: 07/16/2012
This half day city tour of Dubai city was quite interesting. I was here for a business meeting with an associate and thus had limited time of 2 days in Dubai city. This tour proved to be the most ideal one for us as in a short time frame we were able to visit all the major highlights of Dubai city. Pick up and drop off point was convenient. In around 4 hours or so we were able to visit many different places with a guide with us to present all the important information throughout our tour. This tour was surely worth it!
Patricia James, Posted on: 04/02/2012
The Half Day City Tour is the most ideal way to enjoy the layout of Dubai city with complete comfort and hassle free travelling. The tour guide was polite and professional. He guided us throughout the tour with introduction and details given about each attraction we visited. We were also given appropriate time to stop by and take pictures at these places. Overall this trip was the most memorable one!
Alan Joyce, Posted on: 08/18/2012
Our driver and guide for this tour were excellent and quite informative. Bus was completely air conditioned and quite comfortable one. This tour was an excellent one through which we were taken to many interesting places around Dubai city. Nothing was done in a hurry and we had plenty of time at each place to enjoy. This trip lasted for around 4 hours and it was completely worth it. Hotel pick up and drop off was done at the specified time and we really appreciated it.
We enjoyed visiting ancient Bastakiya Distrcit, Jumeirah Beach, spice and gold souks, Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall and many other places. Thus it was the most entertaining trip we had in Dubai city.
Peter Carlos, Posted on: 07/06/2012
This trip was a well organized one where we were able to view spectacular highlights of Dubai city. Our trip was amazing and we enjoyed completely. Price charged for this trip was worth each penny and we were guided with friendly and well trained guides with air conditioned transport system. For all those planning a visit to Dubai city, I would recommend them to book for this Half Day Dubai city tour. You would surely have a tremendous and exciting outing with this city tour.
Karen Margaret, Posted on: 06/05/2012
Price paid for this trip was quite reasonable and affordable. Moreover it was worth to pay this much money for all the entertainment and information we received during this trip. We visited many famous tourist attractions and our guide was knowledgeable. We spent quality time here through this trip and we would recommend others as well to book this tour. Hotels pick up and drop off facility was excellent. We would say that this tour is the most amazing way of exploring the city of Dubai with all its charms discovered within a short time frame.
Nikie Mesh, Posted on: 07/12/2012
Our tour of half day in Dubai city is the most memorable time we spent in Dubai city. if you are in Dubai city for the first time, this city tour is the most appropriate one for you. Here you can enjoy visiting famous attractions of the city and it is a guided tour where professionally trained, informative and experienced guide will accompany you for all the information and assistance you may need throughout the trip. It was around 4 hour’s trip and we were taken to many different places in Dubai city with convenience and comfort. We enjoyed every single moment of it.
Ronald D, Posted on: 08/18/2012
It was completely a worth tour of Dubai city when you consider the price you would pay for it. There are only some tour operators offering this kind of value and services for a reasonable charge. We were taken too many interesting sites and the most beneficial thing was that the trip began and ended on specified time. The major highlights of this trip were Dubai Museum, Burj Khalifa and Gold Souk. We would recommend all those travelling to Dubai city to book this Half Day City Tour and you will surely have a good time in Dubai city.
Dianne Wilson, Posted on: 03/29/2012