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  • Dubai: Old and Modern Dubai City Tour with Blue Mosque Visit

    1. Dubai: Old and Modern Dubai City Tour with Blue Mosque Visit

    Start the tour by getting picked up from your hotel or selected location in an air-conditioned vehicle. Then, stop by The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah, to admire the charm of Atlantis, The Palm Hotel, before the Burj Al Arab photo stop from the beachside. Later on, proceed to the Blue Mosque, known as the Al Farooq Omar Bin Al Khattab Mosque. This religious shrine was inspired by the Ottoman and Andalusian styles of architecture. It has wonderful interiors, decorated with beautiful chandeliers and a library that is home to almost forty thousand books related to different religions. Now it is time to explore Old Dubai and the Creekside, where it all began. Hop on the Abra water taxi, the city's oldest mode of transportation, to cross the Creek. Visit the Gold Souk, renowned for its wide collection of gold jewelry, while the Spice Souk brims with aromatic spices, herbs, nuts, oil, saffron and s...

    Such a great tour to do to see the whole of Dubai! Our tour guide was amazing and so informative! I would highly recommend this tour.

  • Dubai: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour - 24 or 48 Hours

    2. Dubai: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour - 24 or 48 Hours

    Discover all of Dubai's stunning sights on an unlimited hop-on hop-off bus tour. With a 24-hour or 48-hour pass, you can explore this great destination in your own time-frame. You'll have access to our main sightseeing route, which shows you all the main sights of this fabulous city. Along the way you'll discover all of the major landmarks, including the Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab, Dubai Marina, the Palm Jumeirah, the Dubai Mall, the Dubai Frame and much more. Enjoy unrivalled 360-degree views from the open-top deck, and learn all about Dubai's heritage by listening to the multilingual audio tour commentary as you cruise around on the double-decker bus. Tour stops: 1. Dubai Mall 2. Al Fahidi Historica Neighbourhood 3. Dubai Museum 4. Old Souk 5. Heritage Village 6. Gold & Spice Souk 7. Dubai Creek 8. Madinat Jumeriah 9. Atlantis The Palm

    The hop on hop off city bus tour was very economical if you want to visit all the major tourist hot spot. Don't use taxi because you can get around Dubai efficiently with city tour bus. I gave a 4*because the hours should be extended to about 9pm because there are so much to see, but bus stop running in most places between 5:30pm and 6pm.

  • Dubai Half-Day Tour: The City in Motion

    3. Dubai Half-Day Tour: The City in Motion

    Explore the traditions and modern life of Dubai on a half-day city tour that takes in all the main sites of the contemporary metropolis, and traces back to its past as a small outpost on the Persian Gulf. Following a pick-up from your hotel, transfer to the Palm Jumeirah, stopping outside Atlantis The Palm to take photos of the 1st resort to be built on the reclaimed land of the island. Next, admire the billowing sails structure of the Burj Al Arab, Dubai’s 1st 7-star hotel. Continue to the Jumeirah Mosque, said to be the most photographed mosque in the city. Go to the 18th-century Al Fahidi Fort, location for Dubai Museum and the oldest existing building in the city. Watch the world go by at Dubai Creek, where you can take photos of the many boats before boarding a traditional abra (water taxi) to cross the creek. Finally, soak up the sounds and scents of the gold and spice ...

  • Dubai City: Full Day Private Tour

    4. Dubai City: Full Day Private Tour

    Discover the contrast of the city of Dubai and admire not only the historical quarters of the city but also the modern, futuristic Dubai during this 8 hours tour.

    Admire the unique architecture and skyline of Dubai during a photo stop at Burj Khalifa, which is the world's tallest building at 828 meters, with the world's fastest elevator. Travel 124 floors into the sky in less than a minute.

    Afterward, a visit to the Souk Madinat, an Arabic-style shopping center with many shops and restaurants. This place offers an interesting mixture of tradition and modernity and invites you to the majestic view of the luxury hotel Atlantis on Palm Island.

    Finally, dive into the history and culture of Dubai heritage by taking a traditional water tour through Dubai Creek to a typical Arabian spice and gold market. Let yourself be enchanted by the fragrance of the Orient and the g...

    We are completely satisfied. Professional, informative guidance, assistance, tailored to our needs. We had every help on the go, during a great day full of experiences.

  • Dubai City Half-Day Tour

    5. Dubai City Half-Day Tour

    Take this 4-hour sightseeing tour and get a great orientation of Dubai, the 2nd-largest emirate of the United Arab Emirates. Traveling in comfortable air-conditioned vehicles, you will begin the tour with a photo stop at Dubai Creek, the lifeblood of Dubai. See the colorful dhows and the busy water taxis, as well as elegant yachts and speedboats on the azure horizon. Drive through the Bastakiya, Al Fahidi Fort, Ruler's Court, the Old Mosque, Textile Street, the Central Bank, and Ministry of Finance. Soak up the scents and sounds of the desert at the spice and gold souks. Dubai’s skyline is ever changing, but you will get a sense of the past at the Dubai Museum. Proceed towards Jumeirah Road, passing by the Dry Docks Dubai and the historical Union House, with photo stops at the beautiful Jumeirah Mosque. Continue on for a look at the arresting Burj Al Arab, the first 7-star hotel, desi...

    It’s amazing tour for someone that what’s to know more about Dubai, see most important points and take very stunning pictures. We’ve loved our driver which talked a lot about culture, history and facts about Dubai.

  • Dubai: City Highlights Bus Tour with Dubai Museum and Transfer

    6. Dubai: City Highlights Bus Tour with Dubai Museum and Transfer

    Start your city tour of Dubai with pickup straight from your hotel. Then, dive into the city and compare and let your guide surprise you with the contrasts of old and new Dubai. See the city's traditional side and watch colorful abras sail along the Dubai Creek. Soak up the vibrant atmosphere and the exotic scents at the Spice Market and Gold Souk. Visit the historic Bastakiya district and make your way to the Dubai Museum, located in the old Al Fahidi Fort. Learn about how the city blossomed into a trading center. Then, go out and see the Dubai of today and marvel at the world's first 7-star hotel, the Burj Al Arab. Gaze up at the elegant towers of the Grand Mosque of Jumeirah. Head back to your accommodation with a better orientation of the city and a deeper insight into Dubai's many layers of history.

  • Dubai: Bus Tour with Transfer

    7. Dubai: Bus Tour with Transfer

    Start with pickup from your accommodation in Dubai and head to the old town. Experience the historical side of Dubai and learn about the foundations of this metropolis. Stroll around the 18th-century Al Fahidi Fort, home of the Dubai Museum and the oldest existing building in the city. See the Jumeirah Mosque, known for its 8th-century Islamic architecture and said to be the most photographed mosque in the city. Watch the world go by at Dubai Creek and take photos of the traditional water taxis. Wander through the famous markets and gold and spice souks to absorb the bustling atmosphere. At the end of a day of sightseeing, enjoy the convenience of being dropped back off at your hotel.

  • Dubai: Al Fahidi Walking Tour with Abra Ride

    8. Dubai: Al Fahidi Walking Tour with Abra Ride

    Explore the vibrant history of Dubai by walking through the lanes and alleyways of the Al Fahidi district. Marvel at the ancient buildings and enjoy the unique Arabian style of architecture. Proceed through the captivating textile souk and see the colorful fabrics. Continue to the perfume, spice, and gold souks and get a glimpse of Dubai’s past as a trading outpost. Ride across Dubai Creek on a traditional abra boat and enjoy views of the city from the water. Once you have finished the guided tour, feel free to explore more on your own.

  • Dubai Guided City Tour Full-Day

    9. Dubai Guided City Tour Full-Day

    You'll start your day with a visit to the Dubai Museum in the 18th century Al Fahidi Fort. Then, drive on to the Grand Jumeirah Mosque to learn more about Emirati culture and religion. You'll also visit Burj Al Arab for a photo stop followed by lunch at Souk Madinat Jumeirah, an authentic recreation of an ancient marketplace with traditional Middle Eastern style and ambience. After lunch, it's onwards to Jumeirah to enjoy a photo-worthy stop outside Atlantis the Palm before continuing to the Walk JBR. You'll also visit Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, where you can enjoy a spectacular fountain show. Wander along Dubai Creek, stop at the Textile Souk and cross a historic waterway in a traditional Abra boat to explore the Gold Souk and Spice Souk on the other side.

    Our guide,Osman, was knowledgeable, patient and made enjoy the experience. Everything was a pleasure. I would highly recommend this tour and the Osman.

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

    10. 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.

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What people are saying about Dubai Spice Souk

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 319 reviews

This is a great overview of Dubai! Our guide was very passionate and knowledgeable about Dubai’s history and development into its modern state. We saw the key attractions of old and modern Dubai, with photo opps at each stop. Whenever we had the opportunity to explore, our guide did not rush us and even took photos of everyone in the group. Definitely recommend this tour.

Adnan was wonderful and treated us to a day around the city. Very professional, respectful, and knowledgeable about Dubai. Very happy to have spent the day with Adnan and look forward to going back to these areas on our own!

Very nice and competent tour guide Ramadan, he has incredible knowledge, decency and respect and explains everything calmly and in great detail. 4.5 hours were planned but it turned out to be 7. Again any time

We are completely satisfied. Professional, informative guidance, assistance, tailored to our needs. We had every help on the go, during a great day full of experiences.

Such a great tour to do to see the whole of Dubai! Our tour guide was amazing and so informative! I would highly recommend this tour.