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Dubai: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

1. Dubai: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Discover all of Dubai's stunning sights on an unlimited hop-on hop-off bus tour. With a 24-hour, 48-hour, or 72-hour pass, you can explore this great destination at your leisure. You'll have access to two sightseeing routes, which showcase all the main sights of this fabulous city. Drive past the Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab, Dubai Marina, the Palm Jumeirah, the Dubai Mall, the Dubai Frame, and The Walk at JBR the Beach. Enjoy unrivaled 360-degree views from the open-top deck, and learn about Dubai's heritage and culture through the multilingual audio tour commentary.  Historical Route (Red Route) stops: 1. Dubai Mall 2. Museum of the Future 3. Al Seef Contemporary Area 4. Al Seef Heritage Area (Dhow Cruise) 5. Al Fahidi Historical District 6. Dubai Museum 7. Old Souk 8. Al Shindagha Museum 9. Gold & Spice Souk 10. Riviera Hotel 11. Dubai Creek 12. Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers 13. The Dubai Frame Marina Route (Blue Route) stops: 1. Dubai Mall 2. Souk Madinat Jumeirah 3. Atlantis The Palm 4. Fairmont The Palm 5. Dubai Marina Mall 6. JBR The Beach 7. Marina Promenade 8. Grosvenor House Dubai 9. Infinity Tower 10. Mina Seyahi 11. Mall of the Emirates Sunset and Night Tour (not a hop-on hop-off tour): 1. The Dubai Mall 2. Mina Seyahi 3. Atlantis The Palm 4. Madinat Jumeirah 5. Mall of the Emirates

Dubai: Sightseeing Helicopter Ride from The Palm

2. Dubai: Sightseeing Helicopter Ride from The Palm

Enjoy bird’s-eye views of the expansive city of Dubai on board a luxury helicopter. Admire Dubai’s iconic buildings and magnificent skyline from a unique perspective. Each helicopter has 6 seats, including 3 window seats for maximum views.  First, fly for 12 minutes from Atlantis The Palm and see Burj Khalifa from the sky, flying over Burj Al Arab and the Dubai Coastline. Alternatively, choose the 15-minute flight that will include World Islands viewed from the South Pole, Port Rashid, and Palm Jumeirah. Then, choose between a 17- or 25-minute flight to see all the main landmarks of Dubai: Atlantis, Palm Jumeirah Island, Burj Al Arab Hotel, Dubai coast, Burj Khalifa, and the upcoming Lagoon Project. On the 25-minute option, you'll also see Ski Dubai, the Jebel Ali horse track, Media and Internet City, Dubai Marina, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Emirates Livings. Return to The Atlantis The Palm to land and continue your adventures of Dubai on your own from here with your new perspective of the city.

Dubai: Guided Old Town Tour with Souks, Tastings & Boat Tour

3. Dubai: Guided Old Town Tour with Souks, Tastings & Boat Tour

Explore Dubai on this guided tour to the old town with a boat tour along Dubai Creek. Admire the historic neighborhoods of the city, see heritage houses and museums, and try some street food at the local markets. Begin your experience by taking a stroll at the neighborhood of Al Seef, located along Dubai Creek. There, your guide will introduce you to the royal family, their history, lifestyle, and culture. Then, pay a visit to the historical neighborhood of Al Fahidi where you can see the heritage houses and museums and experience how the locals' ancestors used to live their daily lives. Enter some of the houses and try Arabic coffee and tea while learning about Islam and the culture practiced by locals. Continue your journey through the Grand Souk of Bur Dubai and try local street food and fresh juice of your choice. After tasting some local cuisine, head on to Dubai Creek for a scenic cruise on a traditional boat called Abra. Enjoy some of the highlights of Deira Dubai including the Spices Souk and Gold Market.

Dubai: Discover Dubai's Creek and Souks with Street Food

4. Dubai: Discover Dubai's Creek and Souks with Street Food

Delve into the rich history of Dubai's Al Fahidi district on a guided walking tour. Admire the views of Dubai Creek on a traditional abra boat ride, savor local street food, sip Arabic coffee at the Al Khayma Heritage House, and visit the Coffee Museum and Coins Museum. Meet your guide at the Al Khayma Heritage House and sip on a hot cup of Arabic coffee with dates, snacks, and tasty street food. Then, make your way to the Coffee Museum and discover the cultural importance of coffee in the United Arab Emirates. Stroll along the Al Seef promenade and marvel at the quaint mosque. Navigate the narrow alleyways of the Al Fahidi district while admiring the architectural splendor of historic buildings contrasting with modern constructions. Pass the Grand Souk and hop aboard a traditional abra water taxi for a sightseeing journey around Dubai Creek. Soak in the panoramic views of huge trading ships and the towering skyscrapers of the Dubai skyline as you sail. Arrive at the Spice Souk and experience the enticing smells and vibrant colors of the plethora of spices and ingredients on offer. You can also try your hand at haggling with local merchants. Finally, step inside the Gold Souk and marvel at the array of fine jewelry, silver, and precious stones. Bid farewell to your guide and leave Dubai with a greater understanding of its traditional culture and history beyond the glitz and glamour.

Dubai: Frame Tickets, Creek, Souks & Blue Mosque Guided Tour

5. Dubai: Frame Tickets, Creek, Souks & Blue Mosque Guided Tour

Your much awaited experience begins with a prompt pick-up from the hotel. The first stop of this tour is Souk Madinat Jumeirah, offering a blend of cultural richness. Enjoy a quick photo stop at the Burj Al Arab and capture its mind-blowing architectural brilliance. Next comes your chance to be amazed by the beautiful Blue Mosque. Discover the history, culture, customs, and religion of this cultural landmark as you explore its interiors. Step back in time as you hop into the traditional Abra taxi ride across the renowned Dubai Creek. Take a leisure stroll through the vibrant streets of Dubai's Gold and Spice Souks, where you can purchase unique souvenirs or simply enjoy the views. At Al Khayma Heritage House, learn more about the culture and life of Emiratis. Pass by the Museum of the Future, an architectural marvel. Strike a pose against the backdrop of both Old and New Dubai from the Dubai Frame, a 150-meter structure that replicates a Photo Frame. With loads of memories, enjoy your ride back to the hotel.

Dubai: City Tour with Old Dubai Markets, Food and Abra Ride

6. Dubai: City Tour with Old Dubai Markets, Food and Abra Ride

Prepare for a unique and enchanting journey in the heart of Dubai, as our tour in Old Dubai takes you to a world of heritage and history. Visit the Al Seef Area and Al Fahidi Historical neighbourhoods, wiping away the traces of time in heritage houses, Tents for the Nomads , Old Market historical museums. In Bur Dubai Old market, find yourself in the midst of vibrant activity, where you can shop and experience traditional street foods. Enjoy the flavours of local cuisine and traditions Emirati coffe that take you on an unforgettable taste journey. In Deira Dubai With our specialised local guide, gain a unique insight into Arab culture and the history of Dubai. Let them take you on a charming boat tour on a traditional abra along Dubai Creek, revealing prominent landmarks such as the Spice Souk and Gold Souk from a new perspective.

Dubai: Go City Explorer Pass - Choose 3 to 7 Attractions

7. Dubai: Go City Explorer Pass - Choose 3 to 7 Attractions

See more and spend less with an Explorer Pass and get up to 50%* off admission to your choice of 3, 4, 5, or 7 top Dubai attractions. Pay nothing at the gate, and choose as you go over 70 Dubai attractions, including a 1-day ticket for the hop-on and hop-off Dubai Big Bus tour. Choose a day of fun at the Aquaventure waterpark at Atlantis the Palm, or cruise the Dubai Creek on a dhow boat while feasting on a delicious dinner, and much more. Get your pass instantly delivered by email to print out, or you can use it directly from your phone. Take time to see all your chosen attractions. You will have up to 60 days to explore from the first redemption. Attractions you can choose with the Dubai Explorer Pass include: Tours and Cruises • Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Dubai Tour: 1-Day Ticket • Desert Safari and BBQ Dinner in Dubai • Morning Desert Safari in Dubai • Morning Desert Safari in Abu Dhabi • Dhow Royal Dinner Cruise at Dubai Marina • Dhow Dinner Cruise Dubai Creek • Dhow Dinner Cruise at Abu Dhabi Yas Island • Sunset Dinner Cruise Dubai Marina • Yas Island Sightseeing Cruise by Tour Dubai • Speed Boat Sightseeing Tour • Palm Jumeirah Kayak Tour • Dubai Opera House Tour • Dubai Marina Yacht Tour • Dubai guided tour: 30+ top attractions • Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum and Grand Mosque Tour Dubai • 75-Minute Atlantis Panoramic Speedboat Tour • 90-Minute Adrenaline Fun Speedboat Tour of Dubai • Full Day Explore Dubai City Tour • Elite Pearl Yachts Charter Theme Parks and Rides • Aquaventure Waterpark at Atlantis the Palm • Motiongate™ Dubai • Legoland® Dubai • Ski Dubai - Snow Classic • IMG Worlds of Adventure • Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi • KidZania Abu Dhabi • iFly Dubai Indoor Skydiving • E-kart Zabeel • Legoland® Water Park Landmarks and Other Experiences • At the Top - Burj Khalifa • The View at the Palm • Qasr Al Watan • Arabian Culinary Experience at Al Hallab Restaurant • Lost Chambers Aquarium at Atlantis The Palm • Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo – Explorer Experience • 4X4 Quad Bike Ride in the Desert (Sahara Adventures) • Stand-up Paddle Lesson & Tour • Dubai Ice Rink • Museum of the Future • Flying Cup VIP Experience • Sky Views Observatory and Glass Slide • Dubai Frame • Dubai Butterfly Garden • Ethnic Emirati Cuisine at Al Khayma Heritage House And more! Attractions and tours are subject to change. Please check the digital guide included on your confirmation voucher for the full list of inclusions, opening times, and reservation instructions, when applicable, before you go. *Savings based on sample itineraries on Go City website.

Magical Dubai 8-Hour Tour with Burj Khalifa Experience

8. Magical Dubai 8-Hour Tour with Burj Khalifa Experience

Explore Dubai's traditional and modern sides with a local guide on a full-day tour. Stay cool throughout the day in an air-conditioned vehicle and enjoy included entrance tickets to several attractions, as well as a hotel pickup and drop-off. After your pickup, start your tour with a quick view of the Dubai Creek before discovering the heritage area of Bastakaya with its Arabian wind towers. Then, visit the beautiful Al-Fahidi Historical Neighborhood, dating from the mid-19th century. See traditional houses built from stone, gypsum, teak, sandalwood, fronds, and palm wood. Discover the alleys, pathways, and public squares that separate the houses, making the district naturally diverse. Cross from Bur Dubai to Deira Dubai by traditional water taxi, or abra. Then walk through the spice and gold souks to marvel at the variety of goods on offer. Continue to the Jumeirah Mosque and Burj Al Arab, known for its distinctive silhouette resembling a billowing sail. Enjoy free time for tea or coffee at Madinat Jumeirah Souk, an authentic re-creation of an ancient marketplace with a traditional Middle Eastern ambiance. Then, head to the crescent-shaped manmade Palm Jumeirah Island. Stop in front of Atlantis The Palm Hotel, the centerpiece of Palm Jumeirah. Palm Jumeirah is the most scenic artificial man-made island on earth and boasts facilities such as world-class accommodation, private villas, residential apartments, beaches, water sports activities, and restaurants. Next, visit the Atlantis Aquarium. Experience the unique beauty of Dubai from the Dubai Marina Walk, called by many a small Manhattan due to the many skyscrapers. 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. 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, be dropped off back at your hotel.

Dubai: 24-48 Hour or 5-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus with Cruise

9. Dubai: 24-48 Hour or 5-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus with Cruise

Jump on-board this hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour to discover the best of Dubai. Travel on two different routes taking you to Dubai's most iconic city sights and the beaches of Jumeirah. Learn about Dubai's rich cultural heritage with engaging audio commentary in 6 languages while taking advantage of unrestricted views from the open-top bus. See top sights and landmarks including: Red Route Burj Khalifa Dubai Mall The Dubai Fountain Museum of the Future Royal Palace Bastakiya Old Village Al Fahidi Fort Heritage Village Gold & Spice Souk Dubai Creek Dubai Frame Blue Route Sheikh Zayed Road Mall of the Emirates Ain Dubai Madame Tussauds Media City Palm Jumeirah Atlantis the Palm Aquaventure Lost Chambers of Atlantis Dubai Marina Souk Madinat Jumeirah Burj Al Arab Select from three ticket options, each providing fantastic additional benefits. 24-hour hop-on, hop-off ticket Including 1-hr Arabian dhow cruise 48-hour hop-on, hop-off ticket Including entry to the Lost Chambers Aquarium and the Ambassador Lagoon Arabian dhow cruise 5-day hop-on, hop-off ticket Including Desert Sunset Tour Entry to the Lost Chambers Aquarium and the Ambassador Lagoon Entry to Madame Tussauds 1-hr Arabian dhow cruise

Dubai: Half-Day City Tour with Blue Mosque, Creek, and Souks

10. Dubai: Half-Day City Tour with Blue Mosque, Creek, and Souks

Explore Dubai's impressive landmarks on a guided bus tour. Travel in comfort in an air-conditioned vehicle, while learning from your guide about the rich culture Dubai has to offer. Stop at the highlights, and enjoy a traditional Abra boat ride across Dubai Creek. Start your journey by visiting the Souk Madinat Jumeirah, where you can admire the charm of the traditional Arabian marketplace while enjoying stunning views of the iconic Burj Al Arab, the 7-star luxury hotel in Dubai. Pay a visit to the Blue Mosque, inspired by Ottoman and Andalusian architecture, featuring intricate interiors, beautiful chandeliers, and a library housing almost 40,000 religious books. Afterward, explore Old Dubai and its Creekside. Visit the Gold Souk, renowned for its wide collection of gold jewelry, while the Spice Souk brims with aromatic spices, herbs, saffron, and more. Hop on the Abra water taxi, the city's oldest mode of transportation, to cross the Creek. Finally, visit the Al Khayma Heritage House in Al Fahidi Historical District, where you'll be treated to traditional Emirati hospitality with tea or coffee. While touring the home, learn more about the UAE's history, which began in the deserts. At the end of this tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel or selected location.

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4.5 / 5

based on 23,898 reviews

we had a great tour guide- Saif. Competent, friendly and cares about the guests. it was a fantastic day. Ask for Saif if it is possible. we would always make a tour with him again

Very nice tour! Saif was the best guide ever! Thank you! Very nice food, handy tips about markets, a lot of knowledge about history of Dubai and Emirates. Highly recommend!

I don't think there is anything to improve on the guide (great) and this price is perfect, I recommend it.

Very professional and very charismatic people Will definitely come back

It was a nice walk. Guide was very nice and friendly.