1. United Arab Emirates
  2. Dubai
  3. Al Bastakiya

Dubai: Half-Day Sightseeing Tour in English or German

Product ID: 117001
Discover the historic sites of old Dubai and the ultramodern skyscrapers along Sheikh Zayed Road on a half-day sightseeing tour. Explore the gold and spice souks and get some time for a tea or coffee at Madinat Jumeirah.
About this activity
Duration: 5 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, German

Pickup included

Pick-up possible from your hotel, or at the port or airport in Dubai.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Learn the history of Dubai in the heritage area of Al Bastakiya
  • Cross to the gold and spice souks by traditional water taxi
  • Visit the aquarium at the Atlantis the Palm Hotel
  • Admire monuments such as the Jumeirah Mosque and Burj Al Arab
  • Go to Dubai Mall at the Burj Khalifa
Full description
Get a look at Dubai Creek before going to the historic Al Bastakiya area to see the wind tower houses. Then, cross to Deira Dubai by abra water taxi. Stroll through the spice and gold souks, and then marvel at the Jumeirah Mosque and 7-star Burj Al Arab hotel.

Get some free time in the traditional Madinat Jumeirah souk, before heading to Palm Jumeirah to visit the Atlantis the Palm Hotel. Watch the marine life of the Ambassador Lagoon at the Lost Chambers Aquarium.

Go for a stroll along Marina Walk, and then drive along Sheikh Zayed Road for stunning views of the skyscrapers. Pause at Dubai Mall and marvel at the Burj Khalifa before drop off at your hotel.
  • Pick-up and drop off
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local guide
  • Ticket for the abra (water taxi) boat ride
  • Entry ticket for the aquarium at the Atlantis the Palm Hotel
  • 1 bottle of water or soft drink
What’s Not Included
  • Meals
  • Tips

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• There are 2 separate buses for this tour. One operates in English and the other operates in German
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From US$ 90 US$ 67.50 per person

Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 75 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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Thanks a lot for your concern, it was very interesting experience, Mrs. Ameera our lovely guide did her best to make our tour wonderful and full with happiness, I greatly recommended such tour program which will be more remarkable if your tour guide is Mrs. Ameera (GOD bless her) with all my respect

February 3, 2020

Great tour of the city. Definitely recommended to do this tour at the beginning of the vacation. Dubai is huge. It takes a lot more time to go sightseeing on your own. With this tour you get to know the city and its hotspots in a very interesting and informative tour, including a trip by water taxi to the souks. We had a very nice personable tour guide who told us a lot about the culture and history of the country. The tour offers a great overview of the sights, country and people of this city.

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January 9, 2020

I booked this tour for a 12 hour stopover in Dubai. I booked the half day tour but by contacting the agency by phone I asked for the possibility to modulate the activity according to my needs, so I managed together with the group that was made up of 8 people to get on the bourj khalifa at 124 -125 plan by paying the cost of the ticket that the agency had purchased for me the day before at my request, although this activity was not included in the package. The tour started at 9:30 am and ended at 6:15 pm, the group consisted of 8 adults. The guide explained in German and English, a very nice and professional person. The tour is scheduled in order to respect the times, sometimes time is counted but just ask and for any need they are very available and flexible in the organization. I am very satisfied with the tour which allowed me to make the most of the time available pending the next flight.

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May 14, 2018

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Sindbad Tourism L.L.C

Product ID: 117001