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Dubai: Old Town, Dubai Creek, Souks, and Street Food Tour

1. Dubai: Old Town, Dubai Creek, Souks, and Street Food Tour

Explore the streets of Old Dubai on a guided walking tour. Have the option to choose between a shared or private tour. Visit the coin museum, try delicious local food and drinks, cruise along Dubai Creek on a traditional boat, and peruse spices and gold at local markets. Your tour begins with a visit to the historical quarter of Al Fahidi (Bastakiya). There you will have several stops where your guide will tell you about the history of Dubai and the UAE, its culture, life in Dubai, and the religion and the beliefs of the area. Then continue to the coin museum, where you will see the ancient coins of Arabia and Dubai. You can also admire fantastic views across Bastakiya from the roof. Stop in front of a mosque and learn more about Islam.  Following the mosque, shop in the local markets (souks). Before your visit, get tips from your guide about the prices and tricks of bargaining with the local merchants. Then walk through the old souk, known for clothing, textiles, souvenirs, and Kashmir scarves at the best prices. Take your time to shop and sample fresh juice, street food, and local tea. Follow this with a boat ride to the Spice Souk and Gold Souk, where your guide will explain the different herbs and medicines and try the camel milk chocolate! The tour continues to the biggest market for gold in the Middle East where you can admire intricate metalwork.

From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Full-Day Trip with Louvre & Mosque

2. From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Full-Day Trip with Louvre & Mosque

Enjoy a two-in-one day trip to two UAE essentials. Marvel at architectural and artistic wonders new and old on this inclusive excursion from Dubai. After pickup, sit back and enjoy the journey to the Mosque. On arrival, admire its shining exterior surface of white Greek and Macedonian tiles. Step inside and see the world’s largest hand-woven carpet, large crystal chandeliers, and glass panels studded with thousands of Swarovski crystals. Next, visit the Louvre Museum on Saadiyat Island. The largest museum in the Gulf region, enjoy displays of both classic and modern works of cultural and sociological significance from all over the world. Admire pieces from French museums such as the Louvre, Pompidou Center, and Musee d’Orsay. Linger at the Children’s Museum, relax for a bite to eat in the cafe, or browse in the boutique. After the tour, enjoy the drive back to your hotel in Dubai.

Dubai: Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Tour with Photographer

3. Dubai: Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Tour with Photographer

Depart from Dubai for the majestic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque located in Abu Dhabi. You will be accompanied by a professional photographer to capture the best moments of your journey. The contemporary Islamic architecture accommodates thousands of visitors at a time. This tour offers an exclusive photoshop with the mosque as the backdrop, allowing you to get some beautiful snapshots. The interior of the mosque welcomes you with floral patterns and indigenous calligraphies. The exterior surfaces are composed of Sivec marble from Greece and Macedonia which makes it as grand as the name suggests. The main dome of the mosque persists as one of the largest mosque domes in the world. The photographer will get some amazing shots of these architectural wonders and you are free to pose in front of these structures to get photographed. It would be a privilege to get the professional photographs of world’s largest hand-woven carpet, largest marble mosaic floral design, largest chandelier, and glass panels studded with Swarovski crystals which are some of the infinite attractions of the mosque. You can see the reflective pools surrounding the mosque adding to its glory. You will never get tired of exploring and capturing every angle of this beautiful architecture. It is the photo sessions at each and every angle of the Grand Mosque that makes this trip memorable.

Dubai: Full-Day Tour with Optional Lunch

4. Dubai: Full-Day Tour with Optional Lunch

Discover the spectacular sights of Dubai, and learn how it developed from a small fishing village on Dubai Creek to the lively metropolis of today. Visit the old district of Bastakyia, and enter Dubai Museum in the ancient fortress of Al-Fahidi. Ride an abra (water taxi) across Dubai Creek and enjoy superb views of the city en route to Deira. Be enchanted by the exotic spices on sale in the famous Spice Souk. Then, ponder whether to buy any of the glittering souvenirs in the Gold Souk. Stop to take photos of the Jumeirah Grand Mosque, built in the medieval Fatimid tradition. Take a photo of the iconic Burj Al Arab, then, if the option is selected, you can go to the Burj Khalifa for an optional lunch around the musical fountains. Head to Dubai Mall, where more than 1,200 stores and a host of world-class designers can be found. Continue to Palm Islands to see the famous Atlantis Hotel, located at the crescent of Palm Jumeirah. Take a stroll past the luxury yachts of Dubai Marina, before driving through the ultra-modern Jumeirah Lake Towers complex en route to the Barsha area with its famous Emirates Mall and permanent skiing facility.

From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Small-Group Day-Tour with Lunch

5. From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Small-Group Day-Tour with Lunch

Discover the historic monuments and modern developments of Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirate and one of the most forward-looking cities in the Arabian Gulf, on a full-day tour from Dubai. Following a pickup from your hotel or accommodation, transfer to Abu Dhabi, a drive of approximately 1-hour. Stop to admire the golden minarets of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, the largest mosque in the UAE, located at the entrance to the capital. Continue to the leaning Capital Gate Hyatt Hotel. Next, discover one of the landmarks of the city at the stunning Emirates Palace Hotel, boasting 1.3 kilometers of private beach and 85 hectares of gardens. Next, experience the more traditional side of the city at Heritage Village, where the museum details the customs of the Arabs before the discovery of oil. Enjoy a delicious lunch at one of the city’s luxurious 4 star hotels. After lunch, marvel at the dynamic developments of Saadiyat Islands. Then, en route back to Dubai, see the world’s only theme park dedicated to the Ferrari marque, along with the UAE’s high-tech Formula 1 racing circuit at Ferrari World on Yas Island.

Dubai 4-Hour Traditional City Tour

6. Dubai 4-Hour Traditional City Tour

On this 4-hour tour you’ll experience Dubai from its beginnings as a small fishing village at the Dubai Creek to the spectacular metropolis it has become. Start out in the historic and engaging Bastakiya district, where you’ll visit the Dubai Museum, located in the ancient Al Fahidi Fort. Afterwards you’ll take a water taxi, or abra, across the Dubai Creek and enjoy spectacular views of the city as you head to the Deira district. Once you arrive you’ll marvel at the amazing variety of exotic spices in the Spice Souk. You might like to shop for a special souvenir when you visit the Gold Souk. You’ll have a photo stop at the awe-inspiring Grand Mosque of Jumeirah, built in the medieval Fatimid tradition, and another photo stop at the Burj Al Arab Hotel.

From Abu Dhabi: Dubai Full-Day Tour with Optional Lunch

7. From Abu Dhabi: Dubai Full-Day Tour with Optional Lunch

On this tour, have the opportunity to discover the spectacular and lively metropolis of Dubai. The city, developed from a small fishing village at the Dubai Creek, presents itself today as a glamorous metropolis of the Arabian Gulf. Your visits starts with photo-stops of some iconic hotels such as the famous 7 star Burj Al Arab, and The Palm Island which is home to the Atlantis Hotel respectively. Then, proceed to the awe-inspiring Grand Mosque of Jumeirah for another photo-stop. If selected  enjoy lunch at the Dubai Mall in a restaurant. You will be just under the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest tower, and will spend 2 hours in the world's largest shopping mall, “The Dubai Mall,” where you can enjoy shopping and exploring the mall's many attractions. After that, start your journey back to Abu Dhabi passing the famous Emirates Mall. Reaching Abu Dhabi after a 1.5 hour drive.

Big Bus Classic Abu Dhabi and Dubai Hop-on Hop-off Ticket

8. Big Bus Classic Abu Dhabi and Dubai Hop-on Hop-off Ticket

This Abu Dhabi and Dubai twin city ticket provides you with access to classic hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus with a 1-day ticket in both of these iconic cities. Explore Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE, and see Dubai's most famous sights, from the Burj Al Arab hotel and the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, to the traditional souks along the Dubai Creekside. Buses depart regularly between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM and you can hop-on and off as many times as you like during the validity of your ticket. Digitally recorded commentary in 12 languages is available on the buses, and the Dubai tour also includes a Dhow river cruise and free entry to both the Dubai Museum and Sheikh Saeed al Maktoum’s House. Dubai City Tour stops include: City Tour Red Route Wafi, The Pyramids Entrance Dubai Mall Dubai Fountain Burjuman Dubai Museum Old Souk Heritage Village Gold Souq Spice Souk Riviera Baniyas Road  Dhow Wharfage Deira City Center Beach Tours Green Route Dubai Mall City Walk Union House Jumeirah Mosque Mercato Jumeirah Kite Beach Jumeirah Public Beach Burj Al Arab Souk Madinat Atlantis the Palm Al Ittihad Park Mall of the Emirates Marina Tours Blue Route Mall of the Emirates Dubai Marina Marina Mall Pier 7 The Beach Marina Promenade  Marina Quays Boulevard Bayside Tallest Block Media City Souk Madinat Museums Dubai Museum Coin Museum Shindagha Museum Horse Museum Spice & Gold Souk District Museum of Poet Al-Oqaili and more Dhow Cruises Creek Dhow Cruise  Marina Dhow Cruise Water Bus Marina Water Bus Abu Dhabi: 2 Routes in 1 Ticket Explore Abu Dhabi at your own pace and according to your preferred schedule with a 1-day pass to the city’s open-top, climate-controlled sightseeing bus. On board, you will learn about the United Arab Emirate’s rapid development and cultural history via the prepared commentary in 8 languages. The Big Bus ticket combines the choice of 2 routes: the Red Route (City Tour), which lasts 2 hours without hopping off, and the Island Shuttle (Yas Island) which is 2 hours. Tickets are valid for 1 day or 2 days, depending on the ticket purchased. There are 22 stops on the Big Bus Abu Dhabi itinerary. Red Route stops includes: Marina Mall Etihad Tower Etihad Gallery The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Eastern Mangroves Abu Dhabi Mall Saadiyat Island Exhibition Centre Abu Dhabi Corniche Souk WTC Al Hosn Fort Markaziyah Park Public Beach Heritage Centre Dhow Corniche Cruise Island Shuttle stops includes: Manarat Al Saadiyat Ferrari World Theme Park & Yas Mall Yas Plaza Masdar City Yas Viceroy Yas Marina Yas Marina Circuit Yas Waterworld park Free shuttles depart from WAFI Mall in Dubai and return from Marina Mall Abu Dhabi back to Dubai 6 days a week, except Friday. Arabian charm blends into futuristic fantasy on our Abu Dhabi sightseeing tour. Hop on board and discover both the rich historic and modern scenic views including the Presidential Palace, Emirates Palace, Heritage Village, and the famous Louvre museum to name a few.There are 14 stops with a one-hour frequency for the Abu Dhabi itinerary.

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What people are saying about Grand Mosque, Dubai

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 4,277 reviews

Hardly ever write a review but just got back from one of the best trips I’ve ever done and wanted to share. Mohammed was our guide and he was fabulous, knowledgable and interesting with the right amount of humour. The street food was lovely and the tips for buying in the souks gave us confidence to haggle and buy (I can see why the stall owners may not appreciate him and what he does). Normally we avoid souks as feel uncomfortable but we actually really enjoyed the experience. So much so, we bought all sorts and only had our taxi fare home to tip (which wasn’t expected at all, we had to chase after him, but we felt was worth doing), so we got a metro back to the hotel which is so easy to navigate. It was worth every penny and more. If you’re in two minds, do it, for the money it’s brilliant. I will do it again if I’m back any time soon.

Absolutely brilliant and informative tour. Muhammad was our guide, he was excellent, so knowledgeable and a great sense of humour. A great way to see the old town and souks with the guidance of a local assisting alongside the way. A great tours, would definitely recommend

Very informative guide. We learned so much about the Muslim culture and realised how many misconceptions we had about it. Our guide was also very helpful with tips for shopping in the markets.

It was a great time with the travel guide. He gave us a lot of information about Abu Dhabi. He was very nice to us.

Great trip, very knowledgeable guide, informative overall great value.