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Madinat Jumeirah: Our most recommended tours and activities

Dubai by Night with Burj Khalifa Entrance Ticket

1. Dubai by Night with Burj Khalifa Entrance Ticket

The first stop on your tour is the impressive Dubai Marina, where you’ll find most of the city’s skyscrapers. Next, head to the Palm Jumeirah, the original of the 3 islands, where you can take photos of Atlantis, and The Palm hotel. Marvel at the Madinat Jumeirah, a 5-star property and the largest resort in the emirate. In a 40-hectare garden setting and designed to resemble a traditional Arabian town, the resort has 2 hotels, features a courtyard of 29 summer houses, and has more than 40 restaurants and bars in the complex. The evening wouldn’t be complete without seeing the Burj Al Arab, standing on an artificial island 280 meters from Jumeirah Beach and connected to the mainland by a private curving bridge. The shape of the structure is designed to resemble the sail of a ship. Before your tour ends, visit the Dubai Mall, the largest shopping mall in the world, and part of a 20-billion-dollar complex. The Mall boasts 1,200 shops and the Dubai Fountain, where you’ll be able to see one of the dancing water shows. Finally, conclude your tour by entering Burj Khalifa and heading up to the 124th and 125th floors.

Dubai by Night 4-Hour Tour

2. Dubai by Night 4-Hour Tour

Get a different perspective of Dubai on a 4-hour evening tour, and discover a city that truly never sleeps. Start in the upmarket resort of the Madinat Jumeirah, and meander along avenues lined with luxury apartments. See lantern-lit hallways and narrow waterways. Then, go to Dubai Marina for a glimpse at one of the city’s most exciting residential districts, and to take the “Dubai Marina Walk.” Enter Downtown Dubai to see the Burj Khalifa skyscraper illuminated for the night. Admire the advanced light displays at the fountains of Dubai Mall, designed to create a visual spectrum of over 1,000 abstract lights. The beam of light shining up from the fountains can be seen from over 20 miles away. It is said to be visible from space, making it the brightest spot in the Middle East, and quite possibly in the entire world!

Dubai Transit City Tour With Burj Khalifa Ticket

3. Dubai Transit City Tour With Burj Khalifa Ticket

Make the most of your stopover in Dubai, and take a transit tour with round-trip transportation from Dubai Airport. Marvel at the beautiful skyline of the Dubai Marina and visit the sail-shaped Burj Al Arab. Following a meet and greet at the airport, transfer to the city center and head toward Madinat Jumeirah, a complex of three luxurious hotels and home of several bars and restaurant. Join your luxury car again and take a drive by the palaces of the royal family of Dubai and reach The Palm Jumeirah. Afterward, you will have a photo stop at the majestic Atlantis surrounded by the Palm. Then, head to the iconic Burj Khalifa, currently the world’s tallest building. Ascend to the observation floor via the world’s fastest lift, and see the city from above. Transfers are available from any of the Dubai airport terminals, and tours can be customized to suit your tastes, time, and interests. Explore more of modern Dubai with your guide. Learn more about the Bedouin way of life, and more. Then, transfer back to Dubai Airport in time for your onward flight.

Dubai: Private Stopover City Tour with Burj Khalifa Ticket

4. Dubai: Private Stopover City Tour with Burj Khalifa Ticket

Make the most of your transit through Dubai International Airport, and see the highlights of the city on a short stop-over tour. Following a pick-up from Dubai International Airport, sit back and relax in an air-conditioned coach or minivan as you drive towards New Downtown Dubai. Stop at the Burj Khalifa to admire the world’s tallest building. Observe Dubai and world from 124th/125th floor entrance tickets. Look up at the space-age tower as it soars to a height of 2,772 feet (828 meters). Lean back and peer upwards; you might just see the top! Drive along the 16-lane Sheikh Zayed Road, passing many of the high rise buildings that have changed the city landscape in the last few years. Your local tour guide will tell you facts about the skyscraper-packed city and its recent developments. See the iconic Burj Al-Arab Hotel on its own artificial island. Continue to the manmade island of Palm Jumeirah, designed in the shape of a palm tree. Discover luxury villas and exclusive hotels with enviable views of the gulf. Marvel at The Atlantis The Palm Hotel - arguably the island’s most famous building - imperiously perched on the edge of the Persian Gulf. Look at the promenade and yacht-filled Dubai Marina, and imagine life as an international billionaire. Visit the Dubai's oldest spice and gold souks and get a chance to relive the ancient historic culture of the region. On the way you have structures dating back to the 18th century. See the spectacular Jumeirah Beach Residence, home to dozens of franchise restaurants and cafés, and close to some of the best beach hotels and resorts in the city. Then, transfer back to the airport in time for your connecting flight.

Dubai Full-Day Spanish Language Tour - City of Contrasts

5. Dubai Full-Day Spanish Language Tour - City of Contrasts

Explore Dubai with a Spanish-speaking guide on this full-day tour and see the city’s famous contemporary architecture. Discover artificial island developments, as well as more historic sites, such as Al Fahidi Fort and Gold Souq. The 8-hour tour will begin with a photo stop at Al Farooq Mosque. Continue to the billowing sail-like construction of the Burj Al Arab, considered the world's most luxurious hotel. Next, you will explore one of the city’s most attractive shopping malls at Madinat Jumeirah, before crossing to Palm Jumeirah, an artificial island shaped like a palm tree. Proceed to Dubai Marina, one of the most modern areas of the city with its sea channel and skyscrapers.  Go to the traditional district of Bastakiya and walk around its ancient streets. Then, visit Dubai Museum at Al Fahidi Fort. Stroll through the fabric souk to the dock, where you will board a traditional abra water taxi to the other side of the creek. Here, smell a huge variety of aromas from Iran, India, Syria and Lebanon at the Spice Souq. Continue to the Gold Souq and enjoy the wonderful water displays of Dubai Fountain, before glimpsing the world’s tallest building at the Burj Khalifa.

Dubai: Half-Day Sightseeing Tour in English or German

6. Dubai: Half-Day Sightseeing Tour in English or German

Get a look at Dubai Creek before going to the historic Al Bastakiya area to see the wind tower houses. Then, cross to Deira Dubai by abra water taxi. Stroll through the spice and gold souks, and then marvel at the Jumeirah Mosque and 7-star Burj Al Arab hotel. Get some free time in the traditional Madinat Jumeirah souk, before heading to Palm Jumeirah to visit the Atlantis the Palm Hotel. Watch the marine life of the Ambassador Lagoon at the Aquarium. Go for a stroll along Marina Walk, and then drive along Sheikh Zayed Road for stunning views of the skyscrapers. Pause at Dubai Mall and marvel at the Burj Khalifa before drop off at your hotel.

Dubai: 5-Hour Tour with a Professional Photographer Guide

7. Dubai: 5-Hour Tour with a Professional Photographer Guide

Take a half-day photography tour of both old and modern Dubai with a professional photographer. After pickup from your hotel, stop at Palm Jumeirah for a photoshoot. Then visit Atlantis, The Palm to have your photo taken. Enjoy the waterfront views of Dubai Marina from Palm Island. Proceed to Souk Madinat Jumeirah and get wonderful snaps of the traditional bazaar. Continue to Jumeirah Beach to take photos with the famous Burj Al Arab in the background. Next head to the Blue Mosque. Visit its library and capture mesmerizing photographs of the mosque’s blue tiles. Next, head to old Dubai to explore the history of the city. Take a water taxi ride across Dubai Creek and visit the world’s largest market for gold and spices. Get some splendid photos as you walk along the winding streets. Finally, visit the Al Khayma Heritage House, located in the Al Fahidi Historical District. Here, experience authentic Emirati hospitality and a cup of traditional tea or coffee as you learn more about the history and development of the United Arab Emirates. Spend some time exploring the house's traditional architecture and decor, from the old Emirati bedroom to the tent and Arish residences. After the tour, get dropped off back at your hotel.

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What people are saying about Madinat Jumeirah

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 1,129 reviews

This was worth every penny. Excellent guide with a wonderful personality. Intelligent commentary all the way through the tour. Deeply appreciated the attentiveness to my comfort. One of the best guided tours I have taken over the years. Don't miss this opportunity to get to know Dubai.

It was an awesome experience. The driver called me when he arrived at my hotel. He was patient at every stop to make sure we all had good pictures and memory of each location. Dubai is definitely gives off a different vibe at night and I love it.

Very interesting personalized tour. Our guide Zeeshan was very engaging and thorough.

Adnan, the guide and photographer was amazing. I would totally reccomend this tour.

He did an excellent job in the shortened time frame.