Experience the sites of old Dubai and the ultra-modern attractions of the new city on a comprehensive full-day tour. A city that blends the old with the new, Dubai has lots to discover, from its traditional souks to ground-breaking architecture.
What to Expect
Start your full-day tour with a quick view of Dubai Creek before exploring the heritage area of Bastakaya with its Arabian wind towers. Visit the historic Dubai museum, located in the 225-year-old Al Fahidi Fort, and learn about the art, ancient history, culture, and lifestyle of the Arabs.
Cross from Bur Dubai to Deira Dubai by traditional water taxi, or abra, and then take a walk through the spice and gold souks to marvel at the variety of goods on offer.
You’ll then continue on to the Jumeirah Mosque and Burj Al Arab, the world’s most luxurious hotel, known for its distinctive silhouette resembling a billowing sail. Enjoy some free time for tea or coffee at Madinat Jumeirah Souk, an authentic re-creation of an ancient marketplace with traditional Middle Eastern style and ambiance.
After a break, you’ll head to the crescent-shaped man-made Palm Jumeirah Island and stop in front of Atlantis The Palm Hotel, which is centerpiece of Palm Jumeirah. Palm Jumeirah is the most scenic artificial man-made island on the earth, and boasts facilities such as world-class accommodation, private villas, residential apartments, beaches, water sports activities, and restaurants. Next you’ll visit the Dubai Aquarium.
Experience the unique beauty of Dubai from the Dubai Marina Walk, called by many a small Manhattan due to the many skyscrapers. You’ll find lots of restaurants serving a variety of foods in front of the Marina Canal, where boat, yacht, and dhow rides are available.
Enjoy a drive along Sheik Zayed Road, lined with more skyscrapers, and stop at the Dubai Mall to experience the fine dining and shopping on offer, and enter Burj Khalifa, a magnificent steel structure rising 828 meters, and the tallest building in the world.
You’ll have free time at the Dubai Mall until the evening to watch the dancing fountain. This is the world’s largest dancing fountain and is synchronized with classical, Arabic, and international music.
At the end of the evening you’ll be dropped off back at your hotel.
- Transfer from/to the hotel or the cruise port of Dubai or Abu Dhabi
- Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
- Native guide
- Tickets for the Museum and abra ride
- Ticket for the Aquarium
- Ticket for the Burj Khalifa
- 1 bottle of soft drink and water
Know Before You Go
There are 2 separate buses: 1 operates in English and 1 in German.