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Dubai: Old and Modern Dubai City Tour with Blue Mosque Visit

Dubai: Old and Modern Dubai City Tour with Blue Mosque Visit

From $49 per person

Explore the best of both old and new Dubai in this sightseeing tour. Visit some of the city’s finest attractions, such as The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah, the Blue Mosque, Old Emirati House and many more.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 4 - 5 hours
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Live tour guide
German, French, English, Spanish
Pickup included
Pickup is included from hotels and apartments in Dubai. Pickup from DXB Airport is available from the Holiday Inn Airport Hotel.

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit some of the city’s world-renowned attractions
  • Stop by The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah, to view the Atlantis.
  • Admire the architectural beauty of the Blue Mosque.
  • Shop at the well-known Gold and Spice Souks.
  • Explore the traditional charm of Al Khayma Heritage House.
Full description

Covid-19 Update

Due to health and safety regulations, this itinerary may change. See Know before you go for the latest updates.

Start the tour by getting picked up from your hotel or selected location in an air-conditioned vehicle. Then, stop by The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah, to admire the charm of Atlantis, The Palm Hotel, before the Burj Al Arab photo stop from the beachside. Later on, proceed to the Blue Mosque, known as the Al Farooq Omar Bin Al Khattab Mosque. This religious shrine was inspired by the Ottoman and Andalusian styles of architecture. It has wonderful interiors, decorated with beautiful chandeliers and a library that is home to almost forty thousand books related to different religions. Now it is time to explore Old Dubai and the Creekside, where it all began. Hop on the Abra water taxi, the city's oldest mode of transportation, to cross the Creek. Visit the Gold Souk, renowned for its wide collection of gold jewelry, while the Spice Souk brims with aromatic spices, herbs, nuts, oil, saffron and so on. Then visit Al Khayma Heritage House in Al Fahidi Historical District, where you'll be treated to traditional Emirati hospitality by being served tea/ coffee. While touring the home, you'll learn more about the UAE's journey, which started in the desert with tents now reaching Mars. Before ending the house tour, stroll through the old Emirati bedroom with its antiques, and appreciate the architectural development of the actual house, from the tent replica at the restaurant to Arish palm front houses, and finally to the megastructures. At the end of your tour, stay on your own at the souk or be transferred back to your hotel or selected location.
Includes
  • Pick-up and drop off at selected hotels and locations
  • Transfers by clean, air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional, licensed tour guide
  • Admission fees to the attractions mentioned above
  • Cold mineral water
  • Abra water taxi fees
  • Al Khayma Heritage House visit
  • Any extra services or expenses not mentioned above
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Due to the ongoing COVID-19 preventative measures, some days the Blue Mosque is closed. In this case you will stop there for a photo opportunity.
  • Please note, the tour duration will be between 4 and 5.5 hours, depending on traffic
  • This tour may be conducted in two different languages simultaneously
  • This trip is not wheelchair accessible
  • The tour duration included the pickup and drop off
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 1234 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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This is a great overview of Dubai! Our guide was very passionate and knowledgeable about Dubai’s history and development into its modern state. We saw the key attractions of old and modern Dubai, with photo opps at each stop. Whenever we had the opportunity to explore, our guide did not rush us and even took photos of everyone in the group. Definitely recommend this tour.

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September 11, 2021

Wow the best experience by far!! Maaz Khan our Tourist guide took us to the most important points through the city, he was very knowledgeable of the history and culture, Answered all of our questions. It was a plus that Khan is also a photographer and took Amazing pictures of us, We felt V.I.P. This company is the best…

August 30, 2021

Fawad was our guide and he was amazing! He was VERY knowledgeable about the city its history and the mosque and its significance. He explained everything very well and ensured we remained hydrated and not too hot throughout the day even in the scorching sun. He took amazing pictures for us and pointed out great photo areas! This tour was the highlight of my trip here in Dubai

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July 29, 2021

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