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Dubai Museum Tours

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Dubai Museum
Set inside Al Fahidi Fort, the Dubai Museum recounts the Emirates’ history up until the oil boom, which forever altered its skyline. Dioramas and artifacts convey what daily life was like for Dubai’s earliest communities, while life-sized re-creations of the city’s early souks and wharfs bring the past to life. 

The Basics
Housed in Dubai’s oldest structure—built in 1787—the Dubai Museum gives visitors insight into a side of the city hard to imagine amid all the ultramodern skyscrapers. The museum is a highlight on many city tours, along with other popular Dubai attractions such as the Jumeirah Mosque, Burj Al Arab, Burj Khalifa, Dubai Creek, and the Gold and Spice souks. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Dubai Museum is a must-see for history buffs.
  • See the museum as part of a city sightseeing tour, with stops at several other popular attractions.
  • The Dubai Museum is accessible to wheelchair users, but there are some steep walkways that may require assistance for manual wheelchairs.

How to Get There
To reach the Dubai Museum, either walk along Al Fahidi Street through the backstreets of Bastakia or make your way there from Bur Dubai Souq. The Dubai Museum is a short walk from both the Bhubaiba and Fahidi bus and metro stations. Limited free public parking is also available.

When to Get There
The museum is open daily (limited hours on Fridays) except for during Ramadan, when the museum remains closed on Fridays. Despite being in the oldest building in Dubai, the museum is completely air-conditioned, making it a perfect way to spend an hour or so during the hottest part of the afternoon.

History of Al Fahidi Fort
Located on the southern shores of Dubai Creek, the 200-year-old Al Fahidi Fort was built at what was then the edge of urban Dubai to lend protection to the city. Throughout its history, the building served as an arsenal for weapons and artillery, and as a prison before it became a museum in 1971.
Address: Al Fahidi Fort, Al Fahidi Street, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Admission: 3 AED
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Bateaux Dubai Dinner Cruise

Bateaux Dubai Dinner Cruise

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Glide along Dubai Creek and admire Dubai’s skyline over a gourmet dinner on this Bateaux Dubai evening cruise. Walk the red carpet onto the sightseeing boat and savor a welcome drink and canapés as you admire the floodlit landmarks from the glass-enclosed or outdoor decks. Pass top Dubai attractions including the Clock Tower and Al Maktoum Bridge, and enjoy a 4-course gourmet dinner serenaded by a pianist. Choose a selection of sodas to accompany your meal, or upgrade to a package of house wines and more.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$117.24
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$117.24
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Dubai City Tour with Guide - Old and New Dubai sightseeing tour

Dubai City Tour with Guide - Old and New Dubai sightseeing tour

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Discover the landmarks of Dubai old and new on a half-day guided city tour. Traveling by air-conditioned vehicle, get to know modern Dubai, seeing Dubai Marina, the Burj Al Arab, and meg-tall Burj Khalifa, the world’s highest tower. Plus, delve into historical Dubai with visits to Al Bastakiya, Dubai Museum, and the Gold and Spice Souks, plus an ‘abra’ water taxi ride on Dubai Creek. Hotel, port, and central pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$39.00
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$39.00
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Big Bus Dubai Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Big Bus Dubai Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Explore Dubai at your own pace on a double-decker, open-top Big Bus Dubai tour. Admire top Dubai attractions including the Burj Khalifa, Burj Al-Arab, and Old Dubai, and hop on and off at any of the stops around the city to visit souks, malls, and museums as you please. Choose from a 1-day Classic, 2-day Premium, or a Deluxe 5-day unlimited attraction pass. Tickets include an array of extras like a Dubai Creek cruise, admission to Dubai Museum, shopping discounts and more.
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  • 2 hours 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$39.04
$61.00
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$39.04
$61.00
$21.96 savings
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Dubai Museum Gold Souk and Water Taxi

Dubai Museum Gold Souk and Water Taxi

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Explore Dubai’s old neighborhoods, including its traditional bazaars and souks, on this unique 4-hour tour. Visit the small Bastakiya quarter, full of merchant houses, art galleries, cafés and boutique hotels. Discover the Dubai Museum, located in the oldest existing building in Dubai. Then take a water taxi across Dubai Creek to the Spice Market and Gold Souk. Visit the Women’s Museum, watch a private fashion show, take pictures outside Jumeirah Mosque and drive by the luxurious Burj Al Arab hotel. Entrance fees plus a hotel or port pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.00
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$45.00

Dubai Street Food Tour

Dubai Street Food Tour

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Give Dubai’s hotel menus a miss and experience the city's lively street food scene on an evening walking tour. Delve into Dubai’s oldest districts, and stroll through souks and neon-lit markets to visit the locals’ favorite food haunts, admiring the city lights on route. Sample a hot Indian snack and scrumptious 'shawarma' wrap, scout for goodies at the Spice Souk, and enjoy a mutton kebab for dinner at a popular restaurant. Tastings, dinner, and water included.
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  • 3 hours
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$125.00
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$125.00

Dubai City Tour and Desert Safari

Dubai City Tour and Desert Safari

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Combine the highlights of Dubai with an evening desert expedition on this two-part, 12-hour tour. Enjoy a morning city tour, taking in must-sees like the old Al Bastakiya quarter, riding an ‘abra’ boat across Dubai Creek, and admiring landmarks including the Burj Al Arab and Burj Khalifa. After a break at your hotel, ride a 4x4 to a desert camp for a fun-filled evening and barbecue buffet dinner.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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$99.00
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Private Tour: Dubai City Sightseeing Tour

Private Tour: Dubai City Sightseeing Tour

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Explore Dubai’s old and newest sights on a half-day sightseeing tour. With a private guide, travel by air-conditioned minivan between the city’s must-see sights. Admire top Dubai attractions such as Jumeirah Mosque and the iconic Burj Al-Arab and head inside Dubai Museum to trace the city’s history. Lastly, cross Dubai Creek on a traditional ‘abra’ water taxi, and explore the Spice and Gold souks as your guide provides commentary.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$153.49
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Classic Dubai City Tour

Classic Dubai City Tour

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Whether it’s your first time in Dubai or you have limited time in the city, this half-day tour provides the ideal introduction, with photo opportunities at some of Dubai’s most memorable landmarks. Stop at Burj Al Arab, Palm Atlantis, and Sheikh Mohamed Palace; cruise across Dubai Creek in a traditional Abra water taxi; visit Dubai Museum; and browse the gold and spice souks.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$38.00
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$38.00

Private Tour: Full Day Dubai City Excursion Including Dubai Museum

Private Tour: Full Day Dubai City Excursion Including Dubai Museum

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Enjoy a private tour of Dubai with your friends or family members and a knowledgeable guide. On this full day excursion, you will hit the most important landmarks and neighborhoods of the city, including Zabeel Palace, Burj Khalifa (the world’s tallest structure), Dubai Mall, Ski Dubai, Palm Jumeira Island, Dubai Marina, and much more. Visit the Dubai Museum and the souk markets to test your haggling skills. Along the way, learn about the city's journey from quaint fishing village to international metropolis and take advantage of the many great photo opportunities. 
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$174.29
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$174.29
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Dubai half day tour with Entry ticket to Burj Khalifa at the Top

Dubai half day tour with Entry ticket to Burj Khalifa at the Top

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Hop aboard a tour bus for this half-day guided tour of Dubai. The itinerary highlights include stops at the Dubai Creek, Grand Mosque of Jumeirah, and Burj Al Arab. You’ll also be able to cross the creek by boat in an authentic motorized "abra.” The tour wraps up with a stop at the Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa, where you can travel up to the 124th floor.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.80
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$60.80
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Dubai : Old and Modern Dubai city tour with Blue Mosque visit, Museum, Boat ride

Dubai : Old and Modern Dubai city tour with Blue Mosque visit, Museum, Boat ride

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Discover the highlights of modern and old Dubai on this half-day guided tour. Designed for travelers who want to see the top tourist attractions in a short amount of time, this tour includes entry into the Dubai Museum plus a traditional abra boat ride across the Dubai Creek. Also stroll through the popular gold and spice souks.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$39.00
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$39.00
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Dubai full day tour without lunch from Dubai

Dubai full day tour without lunch from Dubai

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Ideal for first-time visitors to Dubai or travelers on a budget, this shared bus tour takes in all the highlights in one day. Enjoy spectacular views of Palm Jumeirah island, Sheikh Zayed road, and Burj Khalifa; visit the Grand Mosque of Jumeirah, Dubai Marina, and Dubai Museum (entrance included); ride a traditional abra across Dubai Creek; and enjoy free time for lunch and shopping at Dubai Mall.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$66.00
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$66.00
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Dubai full day tour with Entry ticket to Burj Khalifa at the Top

Dubai full day tour with Entry ticket to Burj Khalifa at the Top

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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 Dubai Museum, 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. Numbers are limited to 15 people for a small-group experience.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$111.00
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$111.00
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Dubai City Tour with Dubai Museum Ticket

Dubai City Tour with Dubai Museum Ticket

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Get to know the biggest, fastest, tallest, and highest features of Dubai on this half-day city tour. Hotel pickup and drop-off included. See key landmarks including Burj al Arab, the Dubai Frame, and the world's tallest building, Burj Khalifa.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.00
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$45.00
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Private Exiting Dubai City Tour with Dubai Museum entry and Abra Ride

Private Exiting Dubai City Tour with Dubai Museum entry and Abra Ride

Most authentic historic tour conducted by professional tour guides. They will explain entire history of Dubai and new developments happening. most flexible guides and operations team to ensure you have a wonderful experience with us. This tour will cover the old and new part of Dubai and will give you maximum exposure of city with in the time frame. Its one of the most affordable tour available with highest standard of service.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$141.12
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$141.12
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All-Inclusive Desert Safari, Dubai City Tour and Dhow Cruise Along the Marina

All-Inclusive Desert Safari, Dubai City Tour and Dhow Cruise Along the Marina

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Enjoy a trio of Dubai’s top activities with this package covering a desert safari, romantic nighttime cruise and half-day city tour. Experience the desert landscape during a safari trip that includes shisha-pipe smoking, a BBQ dinner and belly dance show. Then enjoy glittering evening views of the Dubai skyline and a buffet dinner aboard a traditional dhow boat. Cap it all off with a half-day city tour covering the Dubai Museum, towering Burj Khalifa skyscraper and much more. This package of three excursions also covers entrance fees and round-trip hotel transport each day.
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  • 2 days
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$130.00
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$130.00

Dubai Walking Tour

Dubai Walking Tour "Fahidi Area, Dubai Museum, Souks"

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Our Walking Tour in Dubai is done by our professional tour guides team who will enhance your walking tour with a lot of info as well photos & will reply all of your questions
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$38.00
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$38.00

Dubai City Tour

Dubai City Tour

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Maximise your time in one of the world’s most popular destinations with an incredible afternoon combining Dubai’s rapid development with its rich commercial past. Palm Jumeirah is an artificial archipelago and architectural marvel, with five-star hotels,stylish homes and entertainment attractions. It is in front of the famous Atlantis Hotel that we stop for an opportunity to snap some spectacular pictures before moving on to Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, another icon of luxury hospitality. We drive by Jumeirah Beach Road, as well as the Jumeirah Mosque, the illustrious Zabeel district. and Zabeel Palace, home to His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The Al Fahidi Fort was built in the late 18th century to defend against invasion and now plays host to the Dubai Museum, Dubai Creek represents the historic heart of the city, where trading began in the early 1900s;.Finally, cross the creek on a traditional abra (water taxi) to enjoy shopping at Deira’s bustling gold and spice souks.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$26.06
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Dubai City Pass: Free admission to Dubai’s top attractions incl. Desert Safari

Dubai City Pass: Free admission to Dubai’s top attractions incl. Desert Safari

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Maximize your time in Dubai and enjoy big savings with this great-value Dubai City Pass. Choose between a 1-, 2-, 3-, or 7-day pass including admission to top attractions like Burj Khalifa and Dubai Museum, a hop-on hop-off bus tour of the city, a traditional Dhow cruise along Dubai Creek, and a 4WD Desert Safari including a BBQ dinner.
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  • 1 to 7 days
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$150.40
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Private Tour: Dubai City Sightseeing Including Burj Khalifa 'At the Top' Visit and Monorail Ride

Private Tour: Dubai City Sightseeing Including Burj Khalifa 'At the Top' Visit and Monorail Ride

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Discover the impressive beauty of Dubai from all angles with a private city tour. Your personal guide will accompany you on a sightseeing extravaganza through the emirate, taking in top attractions and exquisite views. Cross Dubai Creek in a traditional “abra” boat, follow your nose through the Spice Souk, ride a monorail to the glitzy Atlantis, The Palm hotel and soar to the 124th floor of towering Burk Khalifa for an 'At the Top' experience. Your 6-hour excursion also includes visits to the Dubai Museum and Bastakiya historic quarter.
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  • 6 hours
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$273.55
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$273.55
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Dubai Traditional city tour from Dubai

Dubai Traditional city tour from Dubai

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Discover the modern metropolis of Dubai and uncover its history and traditions on this half-day tour. Explore the historic neighborhood of Bastakyia and learn more about the city’s humble beginnings at the Dubai Museum, ride across Dubai Creek in an ‘abra’ water taxi, and marvel at architectural wonders including Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab, and Jumeirah Mosque. Your tour ends at Dubai Mall, where you can spend the rest of the day shopping, purchase lunch, or watch the famous Dubai Fountain show.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$22.80
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$22.80
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Dubai Half-Day City Tour with Burj Khalifa Ticket

Dubai Half-Day City Tour with Burj Khalifa Ticket

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Discover the highlights of Dubai on a half-day tour with an informative local guide. Glimpse the history of Dubai at the Dubai Museum, which is located in the 18th-century Al Fahidi Fort. Then take a water taxi to Deira to see traditional gold and spice shops. Stop for photos of the iconic Burj Al-Arab, the super-luxe hotel on the Arabian Gulf, then see the artificial islands of the Palm Jumeirah. Finally, head up to the observation deck at Burj Khalifa, the tallest skyscraper in the world.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$189.00
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$189.00
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Exclusive Dubai City Tour - Burj Khalifa, Museum, Jumeirah Mosque, Palm Islands

Exclusive Dubai City Tour - Burj Khalifa, Museum, Jumeirah Mosque, Palm Islands

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Cover all Dubai’s sights and enjoy time to explore some of them rather than just pass them by on this private tour. Skip time-consuming research and guidebooks; and see the landmark attractions in a day with no transport hassles and a guide for narrative. Admire the Burj Al-Arab and Burj Khalifa; cross Dubai Creek by “abra” boat, see the Atlantis, and explore Dubai Museum and Deira’s Gold and Spice Souks.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$249.67
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$249.67
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Private Dubai Traditional Tour with Museum and Abra

Private Dubai Traditional Tour with Museum and Abra

Experience Dubai’s history and traditions, as well as its modern landmarks on this half-day tour and enjoy the personal touch of a private tour. Travel in the comfort of a private vehicle and stop to explore Dubai Museum, visit the Heritage Village, ride a traditional abra water taxi across Dubai Creek, and browse the gold and spice souks. You will also enjoy photo stops at the Grand Jumeirah Mosque and Burj Al Arab hotel.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$215.00
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$215.00
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