Dubai Full Day Tour with Entry Ticket to Burj Khalifa at the Top

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai traditional tour with lunch and Burj Khalifa visit
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  • 9 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Offered in: English


Discover the traditional side of Dubai and ascend the spectacular Burj Khalifa on an 8-hour sightseeing tour. With an informative guide, explore the old Al Bastakiya quarter and ride an ‘abra’ boat cross Dubai Creek. Visit Jumeirah Mosque, capture photos of the Burj Al Arab. Finish at the ‘At the Top’ viewpoint on the 124th floor of the Burj Khalifa, marveling at the breathtaking views down over the city.
  • 6-hour old Dubai sightseeing tour and Burj Khalifa visit, with air-conditioned transport
  • Step back in time at the old Al Bastakiya quarter
  • Cross Dubai Creek on an ‘abra’ boat and explore Deira’s Spice and Gold Souks
  • Visit beautiful Jumeirah Mosque and stop for photos of the iconic Burj Al Arab
  • Visit the Burj Khalifa and experience the awesome views from ‘At the Top’ on the 124th floor

What's Included

  • Audio guiding in Multiple languages and licensed English guide.
  • Entry Ticket to Burj Khalifa At the top 124 floor
  • Entry tickets to Abra and Mono Rail
  • Pickup & Drop off from Your Hotel by an Air conditioned vehicle
  • Food and drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities

Meeting and Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

09:00 AM

Pickup details

Hotel Pick up & Drop off provided with in the city limits. Tour Start time: 09.00 hrs. Pick up start time : 08:00 to 08:15 hrs. Pickup: We pickup all the guests from their hotel within Dubai City limits between (30 - 60 minutes) before the tour start time.

What To Expect

Begin your 8-hour tour with a pickup from your Dubai hotel. Hop inside your air-conditioned minivan and set off to explore the city’s must-see landmarks.

As you travel, hear from your guide how Dubai began life as a humble fishing village before a 20th-century oil boom saw it grow into one of the world’s most dynamic cities.

Explore its roots with a visit to Al Bastakiya, the city’s oldest quarter. See the mud-built wind towers along the narrow lanes, and then chart more of Dubai’s history at the Dubai Museum, housed inside the 18th-century Al Fahidi fort. Stroll around the historical artifacts and trace the city’s lightning-speed development through the interesting scale models, photos and multimedia displays.

Having explored here, take a scenic abra ride across Dubai Creek to Deira’s souks. Absorb the exotic aromas and colors of the Spice Souk and then dive into the Gold Souk, a maze of glittering gold, silver and jewelry outlets.

If you wish, buy a souvenir from the souk (own expense), and then continue to Jumeirah Mosque, one of Dubai’s must-sees. Admire the gleaming domes and minarets of this magnificent modern mosque, and learn how its design echoes the medieval Fatimid style.

Stop for photos of the sail-shaped Burj Al-Arab hotel, and make your way into Dubai Mall to head up the Burj Khalifa, the world’s highest tower.

Ride a high-speed elevator to the ‘At the Top’ observatory on the 124th floor, and marvel at the incredible, bird’s-eye views. Walk around the full-height glass walls to fully appreciate the panoramas before descending back to ground level.

Your tour then concludes with a drop off in Emirates Mall.

Jumeirah Public Beach

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Jumeirah Mosque

25 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Al Fahidi

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Dubai Spice Souk

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

The Dubai Mall

1 hour 15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

At The Top, Burj Khalifa

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Souk Madinat Jumeirah

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Palm Jumeirah

1 hour 15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

The Marina

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • CANCELLATION: Cancel Free of charge Up-to 72 hours from date of service local time, after that full charge.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • CHILDREN POLICY : Discount 30% up to 11.99 years
  • DURATION : approximately 9 hours
  • Important info:**The stop at the Jumairah Mosque does not include a guided entrance of the Mosque , but should guests want to enter , the Mosque is only open on Saturdays, Sundays, Tuesdays and & Thursdays from 08h45 till 09h45 AM only. On Mondays & Wednesdays from 09h00 to 10h00 AM and from 10h15 to 11h15 AM.The mosque is closed on Fridays.Ladies visiting the Mosque are required to cover their head with scarf and do not wear shorts, beachwear or sleeveless outfits as they are to be fully covered.Men visiting the Mosque should wear long trousers.** Our tour operates every day including Friday .
  • Near public transportation
  • TOUR DEPARTURE TIME: Tour Starts @ 09:00hrs.
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 49 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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The whole day was memorable and informative. The tour guide was very helpful and patient. Took us to places of interest and where to buy things and get the best price.


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Ikram is a legend !
Rod_W, Apr 2024
The desert safari was a brilliant day & Ikram is the best tour guide we have ever had the pleasure to travel with. Always willing to help, and with a smile on his face ! His priority was to make sure we had fun & enjoyed the desert experience & we certainly did ! Just a ripping guy & a legend of a driver on the dunes ! Thank you for a great day Ikram !
Fantastic 1 day tour of the city attractions
Kelvinau, Apr 2024
This tour got you to most of the attractions around the city in 9 hours. You would probably spend another day at the Debai Mall on your own.
Tourist Trap
Cherlin_C, Apr 2024
Did this tour on my 20h layover thinking it would be a efficient way to discover Dubai. After 2h into the tour I started regretting it. They pretty much give you 10 to 15 min stop for every stop and then when it’s time to pressure sell you something they give you 45 min stop (a waste of time). The art museum is just a souvenir shop selling expensive stuff, the first piece they shown us was selling for $ 7000 USD. Then they proceded to bring you to a spice shop trying to sell you a couple grams of tea and spice for hundreds of US dollar. The Burj Khalifa is 1h + of line up for 10 min of picture at the top (if you did others skyscraper like the one in Japan, you will notice this one isn’t even worth it). The best is to skip this tour and just to the main attractions of Dubai by yourself. This tour is a pure waste of money.
Comfortable tour to most important tourist sites in the city
yangyang, Apr 2024
We saw Burj Al Arab, traditional art, souq via abras boat, palace, burj khalifa / dubai mall, atlantis / palm jumeirah, modern souq, dubai marina. It was a bit hot so taking pics was for a limited time only. Automated tour guide was informative. Live tour guide gave clear instructions and also helped us when we got scammed at one of the stores in the souq.
There are better tours.
Greg_S, Apr 2024
This full day tour took us to many of Dubai’s highlights. However, the tour is basically done without a guide, but instead relies on taped messages experienced through ear phones that are difficult to use and hear, especially if your hearing is not the best. This detracted from the experience a lot. The person conducting the tour was not helpful with information about the sights or answering questions. Although the tour took us to places we wanted to visit, I would choose a different style of tour next time.
Comprehensive Dubai
James_H, Apr 2024
Saw all the parts of Dubai I really wanted to see. Visit to second souk not necessary. Guide was very helpful and patient with a difficult customer
Matthew_W, Apr 2024
If you want an overview of the Dubai in one day I guess this is OK. It's a Greyline tour which wasn't really revealed until after I booked. You get off briefly at the beach. They take you to a couple other places where people try to sell you things. You're invited to take pictures through the window of local landmarks or allowed briefly off the bus to take a picture of them from the parking lot. At the mall you can either shop for an hour or take the trip to the top of the Burj Kalifa but not both. Be sure and eat a good breakfast as next opportunity for food is at the mall.
Informative trip
Jennifer_C, Apr 2024
The whole day was memorable and informative. The tour guide was very helpful and patient. Took us to places of interest and where to buy things and get the best price.
Definitely not worth the money
Julie_B, Apr 2024
I would not recommend this tour although we saw alot experienced cultural area went to several places and the Burj Khalifa the tour guide was very rushed. No time to eat or use restroom. Was not a relaxing tour but rather intense. Not worth the money. Half way through the tour my son and I couldn’t wait to get back to the hotel. We came back and my son fell asleep for 5 hours. Exhausting experience. Definitely not recommend for younger children or older adults. My son and I were 6 minutes late to the meeting point in the Dubai Mall and the tour bus almost left us!
Jalena_D, Apr 2024
Everything was very beautiful. The group was very friendly as well as the tour guide. The ride was comfortable and very informational.
Claudia_H, Apr 2024
The tour was good. However the time to visit the Bazar across the river is too short. The guide explained very well and open to any questions.
Seeing the sights
David_O, Apr 2024
The tour took us to the popular “must see” destinations in Dubai, however it was spoiled by continual time constraints caused by both guests being late to meet at appointed times and the tour bus not being ready for pick up.
A good introduction to Dubai
William_D, Mar 2024
Burj Khalifa was a stand out. Overall found it a bit rushed. Felt that a little less time at the craft/shopping stops would allow for a more relaxed tour.
Ahmed was the best your guide!
Carmen_C, Mar 2024
Ahmed, our Tour guide, was great! Very knowledgeable too. This trip was filled with lots of things to do. However, I feel that we needed more time at the Burj Khalifa since it was a long wait time to the top. Had to take quick pictures and get down quickly to join the group. Perhaps remove the mosque visit since we could only see it from the outside.
joseph_b, Mar 2024
The trip was greyhound. Viator needs to better inform who you will be traveling with. The burj Khalifa was a mess as the lines were long and by the time we got to the top we had to get back in a line to go back down to meet our guide and never was able to get lunch. I would advise those who are on a layover to consider the hop on hop off bus as it will get you to all the places on your own time.
Congratulations Viator
Magda_C, Mar 2024
All my experience in Dubai full day tour it was very nice, but I can to put ligth in the competence of the guide and in the kindness of the customer service Kaleen.
Mike_J, Mar 2024
Getting no chance to have a break for a drink or food for 7 hours. Queueing for hours at the Burj. Taking 2 hours to get back to the hotel after the trip. 11 hour trip of terror.
Don’t pick this excursion
David_C, Mar 2024
Was promised a pickup from the cruise terminal, the meet times were agreed weeks ago, 12 hours before we were due to go, messaged to change the time 750 am the ship wasn’t docking until 9 am. We were then told would have to take a taxi to the meet point costing us a further 87 AED, but of a con the same ship docks there every week. Tickets for the Burg Khalifa had to queue for an hour to go up and an hour to come back down, leaving hardly any time at the top and no time to get lunch, not a great experience
It was too rushed up. Hardly 10 mins given for lunch that too after 3pm. We reached Burj khalifa ticket counter at 1pm and was asked to immediately enter the que and then finish the top floor view and lunch and return by 3.15pm. the que took us 1.45 hours. We stayed at top for hardly 10 mins and rushed back. Lunch time was 10 mins where we somehow managed to take burger and eat whole walking back to bus. The bastakiya quarters and fort was not visited. Souk was rushed through. Marina walk we were given 5 mins to take photo. We could not even enjoy the views of a place before we were driven like cattles to the other. Guide walked like wind immaterial whether old people can catch to the pace of not. While returning there was chaos because our car was not there to drop to hotel (I had taken pick up drop service). After standing for 15 mins under the scorching heat a car came to drop us. It was unplanned and not worth the money. Rather take another tour operator which is cheaper. They did not cover dubai fountain and dubai frame which are the main ones. Atlantis, whatever view you get from monorail that is the only thing they show. They don't give photostop to take photo of Atlantis. It's waste of money and time. Guide wS not at all good.
Was with it 😊
makaw1, Mar 2024
A comprehensive tour of Dubai. Our travel guide was great with additional tips and tricks. The commentary was informative and relevant. We did 15000 steps.

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