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  1. United Arab Emirates
  2. Dubai
  3. Bastakia Quarter

Magical Dubai 8-Hour Tour with Burj Khalifa Experience

Product ID: 57662
Experience the sites of old Dubai and the ultra-modern attractions of the new city on a comprehensive full-day tour. A city that blends the old with the new, Dubai has lots to discover, from its traditional souks to ground-breaking architecture.
About this activity
Duration: 8 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, German

Pickup included

Your hotel lobby or the cruise port. Pick-up will be within 15 minutes of your booked time. Pick-up is available from all Dubai Hotels except Bab Al Shams Resort & Al Maha Resort. Pick-up from Dubai International Airport Terminal 1, Terminal 2 and Terminal 3 is at Roda Al Bustan Hotel, located opposite of Dubai Airport Terminal 1. Pick-up from Sharjah City Hotels is available for $30 per booking. Pick-up from Ajman City Hotels is available for $40 per booking. Pick-up from Port Rashid is available for $15 per booking.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Experience the history of Dubai at the Al Fahidi Museum and Spice and Gold souks
  • Ride an abra, or water taxi, and cross from the upper to the lower city
  • Stop to admire the view of Atlantis The Palm
  • Enjoy some free time at the Dubai Mall and see the dancing fountains
  • Visit the Burj Khalifa and the Aquarium
Full description
Start your full-day tour with a quick view of Dubai Creek before exploring the heritage area of Bastakaya with its Arabian wind towers. Visit the historic Dubai museum, located in the 225-year-old Al Fahidi Fort and learn about the art, ancient history, culture, and lifestyle of the Arabs.

Cross from Bur Dubai to Deira Dubai by traditional water taxi, or abra and then take a walk through the spice and gold souks to marvel at the variety of goods on offer.

You’ll then continue on to the Jumeirah Mosque and Burj Al Arab, the world’s most luxurious hotel, known for its distinctive silhouette resembling a billowing sail. Enjoy some free time for tea or coffee at Madinat Jumeirah Souk, an authentic re-creation of an ancient marketplace with traditional Middle Eastern style and ambiance. 

After a break, head to the crescent-shaped man-made Palm Jumeirah Island and stop in front of Atlantis The Palm Hotel, which is 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 Dubai Aquarium. 

Experience the unique beauty of Dubai from the Dubai Marina Walk, called by many a small Manhattan due to the many skyscrapers. You’ll 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.

You’ll 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 you’ll be dropped off back at your hotel.
  • Transfer from/to the hotel or the cruise port of Dubai or Abu Dhabi
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Native guide
  • Tickets for the Museum and abra ride
  • Ticket for the Aquarium
  • Ticket for the Burj Khalifa
  • 1 bottle of soft drink and water
What’s Not Included
  • Meals

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There are 2 separate buses: 1 operates in English and 1 in German.
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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 1091 reviews

Review summary

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    4.5 / 5
  • Organization
    4.4 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.2 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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Great tour. The schedule was very flexible which was perfect for our large family of 7. The guide was eager to answer questions and elaborate on topics, very friendly too. The greatest part was probably their helpful mentality. We were very stressed out about our luggage situation since our cruise had come to an end and we had a whole day to spend, before our flight at 2AM. They held onto our luggage in a separate bus and let us explore Dubai Mall for several hours after the tour had ended before picking us up and dropping us off at the airport. Praiseworthy service by Sindbad Tourism!

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March 4, 2020

We had a great day, well organised. Our driver was great and our guide Amira was amazing, I even felt a bit sad when she left us at the end of the day. We ( husband & son) had a great time and our group was good which was a plus. Mounia from London

September 13, 2019

I live in Abu Dhabi and bring visiting guests on this tour so they get the full flavour of Dubai. A planned lunch would be a plus but our guide was knowledgeable and extremely friendly. I recommend good walking shoes and plenty of stamina!

January 29, 2020

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Sindbad Tourism L.L.C

Product ID: 57662