Dubai

Dubai Half-Day City Tour with Visit to Dubai Gold Souk

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

From $31.50

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up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Discover the best of Dubai on a half-day Dubai sightseeing tour with an expert guide. Traveling by comfortable coach or minivan, take in Dubai’s top landmarks as you absorb the cosmopolitan atmosphere. Snap photos of the Burj Al-Arab, the sail-shaped hotel on its own artificial island; learn about local history at Dubai, ride an ‘abra’ water taxi across Dubai Creek, and much more. Sign off with a visit to the Deira Spice Souk and free time to explore the brilliant Gold Souk.
  • Half-day Dubai city tour with a local guide
  • Enjoy a photo by Burj Al-Arab hotel, on Jumeirah Beach
  • Take in views of the white marble dome and minarets of Jumeirah Mosque
  • Tour the old quarter of Dubai with your local guide
  • Enjoy a water-taxi ride across Dubai Creek
  • Visit the exciting Spice Souk and shop for bargains in Deira Gold Souk

What's Included

  • Professional and License tour Guide well knowledgeable
  • Pick up and Drop Off from Dubai City Hotel by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Abra ride across the Creek ( Traditional water taxi)
  • Photo Stop from outside Burj Al Arab & Jumeirah Mosque
  • Visit Gold Souq and Spice Souq
  • Bottled water in the coach
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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Pickup details

• Your centrally located Dubai, Sharjah hotels or Dubai Port Rashid ( cruise terminal) • For guest staying in any Private Residence or Villas in Dubai , pick up can be arranged from any nearby hotels. • For Transit guest, pick up can be arranged from any nearby Airport Hotels ( without luggage) >> Departure time : - Morning Dubai City tour - Between 08:00 am and 08:30 am approximately Afternoon Dubai City tour - Between 13:30 pm and 14:00 pm approximately

What To Expect

Start your Dubai city tour with a pickup from your central Dubai hotel. Hop inside your air-conditioned coach or minivan and travel to your first stop.

Along the way, hear about Dubai’s history from your expert guide. Then, arrive at Jumeirah Beach to take snaps of the glittering Burj Al-Arab hotel.

Hear how the hotel’s sail-shaped design has made it one of Dubai’s signature sights and learn how it stands at a remarkable 1,053-foot (321-meter) high.

Drive through exclusive Jumeirah, one of Dubai’s most upscale residential districts. See the plush villas and hotels, and continue into the old quarter to get a glimpse of Dubai’s past.

Navigate past mudbrick courtyards and houses with wind towers that circulate the cooling breeze. See the 18th-century Al Fahidi Fort, the city’s oldest building and home to Dubai Museum, as your guide tells you about its historical fortifications.

Board an abra and enjoy the views as you cross Dubai Creek. Arrive in Deira and stroll with your guide around the vibrant Spice Souk. Scan the colorful stalls of perfumed spices, herbs, and sweets, and then head for the nearby Gold Souk.

Enjoy free time to explore the gold and jewelry stores, and finish your tour with a hotel drop-off.

Souk Madinat Jumeirah

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Atlantis, The Palm

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Jumeirah Mosque

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Al Sabkha Marine Transport Station - Information & Ticket Office

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Dubai Gold Souk

40 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Burj Khalifa (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Minimum 02 adults required.Pickup will be in a Suitable vehicle on sharing basis from different hotels in Dubai.
  • Children below 5 years old must be seated in a child seat while traveling in any kind of vehicle in UAE. If you have a child below 5 years joining the tour, please mention in the remarks.
  • Dress code: lightweight summer clothing is suitable for most of the year, but sweaters or jackets may be needed for the winter months, especially in the evenings. Good quality sunglasses are advised. Hats are advisable when in direct sunlight.
  • Guests visiting the UAE during the Summer months (June – September) are advised that peak daytime temperatures sometimes reach 42 – 45 degrees Celsius. Humidity levels can also exceed 90 percent during this period. We recommend all our guests to take adequate precaution.
  • If you want to book this tour on private basis,please search the activity, product code : 2168PDXB02 - Private Tour: Dubai City Half-Day Sightseeing Tour
  • The local tour operator reserves the right to cancel any part of the scheduled programs because of government decisions, public holidays, weather conditions, or other similar circumstances.
  • The duration of the actual tour takes 4 – 4.5 hour but the driving time from Dubai hotel and return may take another 60 – 90 minutes depending on traffic conditions and time of day.
  • Tour Language - English / German ( bilingual) or English / Spanish ( bilingual)The guide will speak both languages during the tour)
  • Tour schedule - English / German : Afternoon Tour -Monday, Tuesday, Thursdays, Friday & Saturday
  • Tour schedule - English / Spanish : Afternoon Tour -Sunday & Wednesday
  • Burj Al Arab photo-stop changed to Madinat Jumeirah (no more photostop in Open Beach due to construction)
  • If any given tourist sites are closed an alternate attraction in case of the venue's closure
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Traveler Tips


It was very hot - if you have a battery operated fan, take it along for the times you're not on the tour bus.
It’s a nice 4 hour tour that allows you to see many sights without the constraint of it consuming the whole day.
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Nice experience
Kelly_V, Feb 2024
Anura our guide was very helpful, kind, willing to explain everything we ask… he was very professional. The same for our driver….
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Dear Kelly_V, Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable feedback about our Half-Day Dubai City Tour. We are glad that you loved our services! Our dedicated staff guides & drivers have years of experience in flawlessly completing all the city's attraction sites, and of course, they are always friendly & cooperative with their guests. We hope to see you return soon to the U.A.E. so you can try some of our other highly-rated safaris Kind regards, Nicole Raijmakers Guest Services Executive ORIENT TOURS LLC
Very good tour
AnaCristina_B, Feb 2024
Very interesting tour, with a variety of places and experiences, the guide gave us very nice details of the city/country and kept us interested all the time! Thank you, it was really worth it
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Dear AnaCristina_B, Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable feedback about our Half-Day Dubai City Tour. We are glad that you loved our services! Our dedicated staff guides & drivers have years of experience in flawlessly completing all the city's attraction sites, and of course, they are always friendly & cooperative with their guests. We hope to see you return soon to the U.A.E. so you can try some of our other highly-rated safaris Kind regards, Nicole Raijmakers Guest Services Executive ORIENT TOURS LLC
Comprehensive, good value for money.
Godfrey_B, Feb 2024
Very knowledgeable guide , accommodating and helpful for the whole trip. Enjoyed trip to the old historic quarter, water taxi, Gold and Spice Souks.Visit to the Mosque.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Dear Godfrey_B, Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable feedback about our Half-Day Dubai City Tour. We are glad that you loved our services! Our dedicated staff guides & drivers have years of experience in flawlessly completing all the city's attraction sites, and of course, they are always friendly & cooperative with their guests. We hope to see you return soon to the U.A.E. so you can try some of our other highly-rated safaris Kind regards, Nicole Raijmakers Guest Services Executive ORIENT TOURS LLC
Great value for money superb trip
Andrea_W, Feb 2024
Great value for money Tour guide and driver very professional and listened and understood our needs The tour itself gave a great insight into the old and modern city of Dubai
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Dear Andrea_W, Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable feedback about our Half-Day Dubai City Tour. We are glad that you loved our services! Our dedicated staff guides & drivers have years of experience in flawlessly completing all the city's attraction sites, and of course, they are always friendly & cooperative with their guests. We hope to see you return soon to the U.A.E. so you can try some of our other highly-rated safaris Kind regards, Nicole Raijmakers Guest Services Executive ORIENT TOURS LLC
Dubai tour
leelin_d, Jan 2024
Our tour guide was excellent. He was professional and took his job seriously. He was very proud of his city. We enjoyed our time very much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Dear leelin_d, Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable feedback about our Half-Day Dubai City Tour. We are glad that you loved our services! Our dedicated staff guides & drivers have years of experience in flawlessly completing all the city's attraction sites, and of course, they are always friendly & cooperative with their guests. We hope to see you return soon to the U.A.E. so you can try some of our other highly-rated safaris Kind regards, Nicole Raijmakers Guest Services Executive ORIENT TOURS LLC
Top trip!
Sabiha_B, Jan 2024
Vikram was a very good host. He gave us much information as possible which was great. It exceeded my expectation. Definitely recommend
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Dear Sabiha_B, Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable feedback about our Half-Day Dubai City Tour. We are glad that you loved our services! Our dedicated staff guides & drivers have years of experience in flawlessly completing all the city's attraction sites, and of course, they are always friendly & cooperative with their guests. We hope to see you return soon to the U.A.E. so you can try some of our other highly-rated safaris Kind regards, Nicole Raijmakers Guest Services Executive ORIENT TOURS LLC
Dubai's finest and worst...
DonnaPatricia_B, Jan 2024
There was riot coming down because of undisciplined tourists however, the view was spectacular........
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Dear DonnaPatricia_B, Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable feedback about our Half-Day Dubai City Tour. We Regret to read about your experience. Kindly allow us to investigate this matter leave us a detailed description of your tour with the date and hotel at guestservices@orienttours.ae We hope to see you return soon to the U.A.E. so you can try some of our other highly-rated safaris Kind regards, Nicole Raijmakers Guest Services Executive ORIENT TOURS LLC
Positive, safe and clean
Louise_d, Jan 2024
The old part of Dubai set against the modern new Dubai- fascinating!! Anu was our guide and he gave clear explanations and managed the group very well. Very pleasant experience!
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Dear Louise_d, Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable feedback about our Half-Day Dubai City Tour. We are glad that you loved our services! Our dedicated staff guides & drivers have years of experience in flawlessly completing all the city's attraction sites, and of course, they are always friendly & cooperative with their guests. We hope to see you return soon to the U.A.E. so you can try some of our other highly-rated safaris Kind regards, Nicole Raijmakers Guest Services Executive ORIENT TOURS LLC
Effective, Efficient Way to See Dubai…. If arrived in AM, do PM tour 👍👍👍
Donald_T, Jan 2024
Anu was our tour manager…. A Sri Lankan, he spoke both impeccable English & German on our tour (I speak both) GREAT way to see highlights of the city. Efficient in by passing lines / queues… Anu’s communications pre trip to arrival and upon departure were EXCELLENT. His knowledge in explaining UAE history and introducing us to Dubai was 👍👍👍👍 A PERFECT way to see highlights THEN follow up on specific areas afterwards. We did the 1pm pickup afternoon tour which was PERFECT as we arrived at 8am and while jet lagged, it was a great way to acclimate Well done.
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Dear Donald_T, Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable feedback about our Half-Day Dubai City Tour. We are glad that you loved our services! Our dedicated staff guides & drivers have years of experience in flawlessly completing all the city's attraction sites, and of course, they are always friendly & cooperative with their guests. We hope to see you return soon to the U.A.E. so you can try some of our other highly-rated safaris Kind regards, Nicole Raijmakers Guest Services Executive ORIENT TOURS LLC
Excellent introduction to Dubai
Catherine_C, Jan 2024
Right trip for us being our first time to Dubai. Our guide John was very knowledgeable and patient with everyone. Would recommend this excursion. Hotel pickup was easily arranged.
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Dear Catherine_C, Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable feedback about our Half-Day Dubai City Tour. We are glad that you loved our services! Our dedicated staff guides & drivers have years of experience in flawlessly completing all the city's attraction sites, and of course, they are always friendly & cooperative with their guests. We hope to see you return soon to the U.A.E. so you can try some of our other highly-rated safaris Kind regards, Nicole Raijmakers Guest Services Executive ORIENT TOURS LLC
4 hours tour in Dubai
Juliana_M, Jan 2024
The tour was great, the guide Nitind was super gentle and helped to explain the remarks of Dubai history while guiding/driving through the city. I would definitely recommend this tour to friends visiting Dubai.
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Dear Juliana_M, Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable feedback about our Half-Day Dubai City Tour. We are glad that you loved our services! Our dedicated staff guides & drivers have years of experience in flawlessly completing all the city's attraction sites, and of course, they are always friendly & cooperative with their guests. We hope to see you return soon to the U.A.E. so you can try some of our other highly-rated safaris Kind regards, Nicole Raijmakers Guest Services Executive ORIENT TOURS LLC
Our SriLankan guide was excellent
Sujoy_K, Dec 2023
He offered very practical advice for going around; felt safe with him around The trip was on time, thanks to the group
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Dear Sujoy_K, Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable feedback about our Half-Day Dubai City Tour. We are glad that you loved our services! Our dedicated staff guides & drivers have years of experience in flawlessly completing all the city's attraction sites, and of course, they are always friendly & cooperative with their guests. We hope to see you return soon to the U.A.E. so you can try some of our other highly-rated safaris Kind regards, Nicole Raijmakers Guest Services Executive ORIENT TOURS LLC
An enjoyable half day in Dubai!
Tanya_J, Dec 2023
We really enjoyed the history and how he and his team took opportunity to make sure we had a good experience. We were picked up in time and finished in a timely manner. I recommend this tour to anyone.
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Dear Tanya_J, Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable feedback about our Half-Day Dubai City Tour. We are glad that you loved our services! Our dedicated staff guides & drivers have years of experience in flawlessly completing all the city's attraction sites, and of course, they are always friendly & cooperative with their guests. We hope to see you return soon to the U.A.E. so you can try some of our other highly-rated safaris Kind regards, Nicole Raijmakers Guest Services Executive ORIENT TOURS LLC
Worth doing and good value
Brett_P, Dec 2023
The stops were on point. Guide Anu very knowledgeable. Tour felt a little rushed and the time from our pick up to the tour starting was and hour and a half (we were the first picked up). Overall a good half day tour to see the sights.
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Dear Brett_P, Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable feedback about our Half-Day Dubai City Tour. We are glad that you loved our services! We are also very dissapointed to read that you felt the tour was rushed and that you had to wait such a long time with pick-up for our other guests. please keep in mind that this is a sharing basis tour. We hope to see you return soon to the U.A.E. so you can try some of our other highly-rated safaris Kind regards, Nicole Raijmakers Guest Services Executive ORIENT TOURS LLC
Amazing half day Dubai tour
Louie_C, Dec 2023
The tour guide shared with us the history and rich culture of UAE. The tour is simply amazing and informational. Awesome half day activity.
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Dear Louie_C, Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable feedback about our Half-Day Dubai City Tour. We are glad that you loved our services! Our dedicated staff guides & drivers have years of experience in flawlessly completing all the city's attraction sites, and of course, they are always friendly & cooperative with their guests. We hope to see you return soon to the U.A.E. so you can try some of our other highly-rated safaris Kind regards, Nicole Raijmakers Guest Services Executive ORIENT TOURS LLC
Excellent and well organized.
Syed_A, Dec 2023
Very professional and courteous guide and driver. They took care of everything. I would recommend this trip to friends and acquaintances to get a feel for Dubai in half a day.
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Dear Syed_A, Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable feedback about our Half-Day Dubai City Tour. We are glad that you loved our services! The souk can indeed be a little intimidating and we are happy to read you felt safe Our dedicated staff guides & drivers have years of experience in flawlessly completing all the city's attraction sites, and of course, they are always friendly & cooperative with their guests. We hope to see you return soon to the U.A.E. so you can try some of our other highly-rated safaris Kind regards, Nicole Raijmakers Guest Services Executive ORIENT TOURS LLC
Thank you Nimesh
Nadia_A, Dec 2023
Our tour guide Nimesh was so helpful, he guided us through each and every stop. He advised us how to negotiate the price at the gold souq and he gave us ample information about each and every place we visited. The company is so professional and organized. I’ll book with them again.
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Dear Nadia_A, Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable feedback about our Half-Day Dubai City Tour. We are glad that you loved our services! The souk can indeed be a little intimidating and we are happy to read you felt safe Our dedicated staff guides & drivers have years of experience in flawlessly completing all the city's attraction sites, and of course, they are always friendly & cooperative with their guests. We hope to see you return soon to the U.A.E. so you can try some of our other highly-rated safaris Kind regards, Nicole Raijmakers Guest Services Executive ORIENT TOURS LLC
Our guide was fantastic,...
Jade_V, Nov 2023
Our guide was fantastic, he knew everything there was to know about Dubai. Would suggest this to anyone who is looking for a quick tour of Dubai. 10/10
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Dear Colette_C Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable feedback about our Half-Day Dubai City Tour. We are glad that you loved our services! Our dedicated staff guides & drivers have years of experience in flawlessly completing all the city's attraction sites, and of course, they are always friendly & cooperative with their guests. We hope to see you return soon to the U.A.E. so you can try some of our other highly-rated safaris Kind regards, Nicole Raijmakers Guest Services Executive ORIENT TOURS LLC
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Karina_T, Nov 2023
I liked that this tour gave an overview of the city, guide was really good and informative, it was a great afternoon
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Dear Colette_C Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable feedback about our Half-Day Dubai City Tour. We are glad that you loved our services! Our dedicated staff guides & drivers have years of experience in flawlessly completing all the city's attraction sites, and of course, they are always friendly & cooperative with their guests. We hope to see you return soon to the U.A.E. so you can try some of our other highly-rated safaris Kind regards, Nicole Raijmakers Guest Services Executive ORIENT TOURS LLC
Great tour
Colette_C, Nov 2023
Great tour. Loved the old town. We will have to come back again to see more of Dubai and do our shopping in The Old Town area as it is much cheaper.
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Dear Colette_C Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable feedback about our Half-Day Dubai City Tour. We are glad that you loved our services! Our dedicated staff guides & drivers have years of experience in flawlessly completing all the city's attraction sites, and of course, they are always friendly & cooperative with their guests. We hope to see you return soon to the U.A.E. so you can try some of our other highly-rated safaris Kind regards, Nicole Raijmakers Guest Services Executive ORIENT TOURS LLC
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