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Private Modern Dubai city tour

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

Some of the architecture in Dubai defies belief and on this 5-hour Dubai architecture tour, you get to see its most incredible landmarks up close. Traveling by coach or minivan with an expert guide sharing the story of each sight, marvel at architectural feats such as the sail-like Burj Al-Arab, Burj Khalifa, stunning Palm Jumeirah archipelago and more. Learn how Dubai turned from fishing village to space-age city, gain insight into how each building was constructed, and finish at the Dubai Fountain Show — another of the city’s iconic sights.
  • 5-hour tour of Dubai’s futuristic architecture and latest developments
  • Pose for photos near the sail-shaped Burj Al-Arab hotel, just off Jumeirah Beach
  • Gaze up at the sky-piercing Burj Khalifa tower, one of the world’s tallest buildings
  • Watch the Dubai Fountain Show to see an extravaganza of dancing sprays, illuminations and lasers
  • See Ski Dubai, an indoor winter wonderland in the centre of the desert emirate
  • Learn about Dubai’s recent growth and architectural triumphs from an expert guide
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Private professional English speaking guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off in a Private Vehicle
Transport by Private vehicle.
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Photo Stop from outside Burj Al Arab
Photo stop at Ski Dubai & Burj Khalifa ( outside)
Bottled water in the coach
Food and drinks
Gratuities
Note: Dubai Fountain Management reserves the right to call off the show without prior notice
Ski Dubai Entrance & Burj Khalifa Entrance ticket

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
• Your centrally located Dubai Hotels.
• For guest staying in any Private Residence or Villas in Dubai , pick up can be arranged from any nearby hotels.
• Pick up service from Jebel Ali Hotels, Bab Al Shams or from Al Maha Desert Resort or others locations ( which is not in City limit) are available only with additional cost upon request based on your location.
>> Departure time : - As per guest selection

Airports

  • Dubai Airport, Dubai United Arab Emirates


Ports

  • Dubai Port Rashid Cruise Terminal


Begin your Dubai architecture tour with a pickup from your central Dubai hotel. Hop inside your air-conditioned coach or minivan and hear fascinating facts about the space-age city and the futuristic architecture that has become its emblem.

Gaze at the high-rises along the 16-lane Sheikh Zayed Road as you head for Jumeirah, the area of Dubai that has seen the most dramatic architectural development.

Admire the stunning Souk Madinat Jumeirah, a lavish recreation of a traditional Arabian marketplace. Then, snap photos of the spectacular Burj Al-Arab hotel. Rising up from an artificial island off the Jumeirah coast, this gleaming building is designed to resemble a billowing sail, and stands at 1,053 feet (321 meters) tall, making it one of the world’s highest hotels.
Continue to the Palm Jumeirah, the palm-tree-shaped island archipelago where rows of exclusive villas and residential complexes stretch along the man-made ‘fronds’ overlooking the Persian Gulf.
Stop to ogle the mammoth Atlantis The Palm, the archipelago’s architectural showpiece, and then head to Ski Dubai, the first indoor ski resort ever built in the Middle East.
Gawk at the giant ski runs through the glass façade, and continue to the Burj Khalifa, one of the world’s highest buildings. Lean your head back to try and see the needle-shaped top of the tower, located 2,772 feet (828 meters) in the sky.

Lastly, take in a stunning performance of the Dubai Fountain Show on Burj Khalifa Lake. Marvel at the precision choreography of the fountains and jets as they dance in time to Arabic and classical music during the 5-minute show.

Afterward, return to your coach or minivan and end your tour with a hotel drop-off.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Souk Madinat Jumeirah
Your tour starts with a pickup from your Dubai hotel. Relax in your comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle and listen as your guide tells you facts and stories about this skyscraper-packed city and its recent development.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Burj Al Arab
Drive along the vast, 16-lane Sheikh Zayed Road, craning your neck to see the passing high rises. Admire Souk Madinat Jumeirah, an extravagant recreation of a traditional Arabian marketplace. Then, view the iconic Burj Al-Arab hotel. The building stands on an artificial island and soars to a height of 1,053 feet (321 meters), making it a must for your photo album.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Palm Jumeirah
Continue to Palm Jumeirah, the man-made island that is one of Dubai’s signature landmarks. Designed in the shape of a palm tree, the sandy archipelago is fringed with luxury villas and exclusive hotels. Pause at Atlantis The Palm hotel — arguably the island’s most famous building — that stands imperiously on the edge of the Persian Gulf.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Ski Dubai
Next, head to Ski Dubai, the first indoor ski resort to be built in the Middle East. View its giant ski runs through the glass exterior and learn how powerful snow guns renew the snow on the slopes every night, fresh for the next day.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Burj Khalifa
Afterward, stop at Burj Khalifa, one of the world’s highest buildings. Dwarfing Dubai’s skyline, this space-age tower stands at a remarkable 2,772 feet (828 meters). Lean back, peer upwards and you might just see the top! Continue to Burj Khalifa Lake to see the Dubai Fountain Show. Stretching across the water, these performing fountains were designed by WET, the company behind the famous Bellagio fountains in Las Vegas. During a show, they put on a dazzling 5-minute display of theatrical sprays illuminated by 6,600 lights and lasers. Watch spellbound as the fountains dance, twist and shoot water high in the air in time to Arabic and classical music. After the show, rejoin your vehicle and finish your tour with a hotel drop-off. Note: Dubai Fountain Management reserves the right to call off the show without prior notice
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Pickup will be in a Private suitable air-conditioned vehicle with Private Guide.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children up to 5 years of age must be provided with a child safety seat. Kindly let us know if you have an infant 5 years and below joining the tour. Infant seat will be provided without any additional charges.
  • Dress code: lightweight summer clothing is suitable for most of the year, but sweaters or jackets may be needed for the winter months, especially in the evenings. Good quality sunglasses are advised. Hats are advisable when in direct sunlight.
  • Guests visiting the UAE during the Summer months (June – September) are advised that peak daytime temperatures sometimes reach 42 – 45 degrees Celsius. Humidity levels can also exceed 90 percent during this period. We recommend all our guests to take adequate precaution.
  • The local tour operator reserves the right to cancel any part of the scheduled programs because of government decisions, public holidays, weather conditions, or other similar circumstances.
  • Please note, the tour duration subject to change depending on traffic.The stated tour duration includes pick-up and drop off times.
  • Note: Dubai Fountain Management reserves the right to call off the show without prior notice
  • As part of ongoing COVID-19 virus preventative measures, some of the Tourist sites which is included in the given itinerary remain closed, so alternate visits / photo stops will be arranged.
  • Guest can discuss with our tour guide and customize the itinerary, guest have to pay directly if any additional entrance ticket applicable which is not included in the above itinerary.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Orient Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Modern Dubai city tour ?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Private Modern Dubai city tour .
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Private Modern Dubai city tour ?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Private Modern Dubai city tour .
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Private Modern Dubai city tour ?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Private Modern Dubai city tour .
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Modern Dubai city tour ?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Private Modern Dubai city tour .
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Private Modern Dubai city tour ?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Private Modern Dubai city tour .

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I waited to review this tour in the...
cameron.muhlenkamp
, Apr 2017
I waited to review this tour in the hopes that the title would be changed in response to other posts. Since it hasn't, I don't feel bad leaving three stars. This is basically a hop on hop off tour of Dubai. There is no information given, no theme of development, just driving between major places in Dubai. It was great getting to so many different locations without paying for a cab. However, don't go into this expecting to learn about Dubai.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Dear cameron, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. Our company values put customer satisfaction as top priority and we are committed to our customers. We have forwarded your feedback to the concerned department for corrective action. Best Regards, Sarah P. Dubke Manager Guest Services ORIENT TOURS LLC
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Reasonably priced and acts as a good...
Alan J
, Aug 2016
Reasonably priced and acts as a good primer for places to revisit if done at the start of your stay. My particular tour had issues with picking up another party from a different hotel meaning we were sat outside the first stop for an hour before the guide showed up. Not great fun with 3 kids in tow!
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. Our company values put customer satisfaction as top priority and we are committed to our customers. We have forwarded your feedback to the concerned department for corrective action. Best Regards, Sarah P. Dubke Manager Guest Services ORIENT TOURS LLC
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This tour certainly NOT an...
Marie Eloise B
, Jan 2016
This tour certainly NOT an architecture tour. Our tour guide was informative but not on architectural buildings. We saw more shopping venues than buildings. There are so many skyscrapers in Dubai that we thought we would learn about but we did not. This tour was more a mere sightseeing tour. How disappointing!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2020
Dear Guest, We are sorry to hear about you not being fully satisfied with our services and even more sorry to disappoint a customer. Your feedback helps to make us better. Our company values put customer satisfaction as top priority and we are committed to our customers. We look forward to serving you again. Best Regards, Sarah P. Dubke Manager Guest Services ORIENT TOURS LLC
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It was good tour to see modern Dubai...
Rakesh Saxena
, Dec 2015
It was good tour to see modern Dubai from near. Guide and car were in time. Music fountain and Burj Khalifa were excellent. Should given more time in Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa. Tour was value for money.
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About an hour late starting. Lacked...
Keith B
, Nov 2015
About an hour late starting. Lacked quantity and substance.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2020
Dear Guest, We are sorry to hear about you not being fully satisfied with our services and even more sorry to disappoint a customer. Your feedback helps to make us better. Our company values put customer satisfaction as top priority and we are committed to our customers. We look forward to serving you again. Best Regards, Sarah P. Dubke Manager Guest Services ORIENT TOURS LLC
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Id definitely recommend that you...
Rebecca H
, Oct 2015
Id definitely recommend that you ditch this tour and go for the big red bus which is slightly more expensive. The tour guide ours was a grumpy gentlemen with a gecko tattoo in his neck has to present in two different languages, which means that you miss out on hearing facts at the appropriate times. Not only this, but the tour is so rushed, that youre only allowed time to take a quick photo before being whisked to the new location i.e. our guide only gave us the bear minimum information, I get the sense that he doesnt love living in Dubai, which was a bit disspointing. Id recommend the big red bus so that you can take time to experience each location properly. Sorry Viator, this ones a fail.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2020
Dear Guest, We are sorry to hear about you not being fully satisfied with our services and even more sorry to disappoint a customer. Your feedback helps to make us better. Our company values put customer satisfaction as top priority and we are committed to our customers. We look forward to serving you again. Best Regards, Sarah P. Dubke Manager Guest Services ORIENT TOURS LLC
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Dreadful - I was really looking...
JACKIE G
, Oct 2015
Dreadful - I was really looking forward to this tour to learn more about the history of the iconic buildings but can honestly say that I learned nothing. Our guide was extremely hard to understand and read a few facts from a sheet. Predominantly we spent time in two malls and a small souk. We didn't go for any photos by the Al Berj which I was disappointed about. The tour was a complete waste of time and money - don't do it!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2020
Dear Guest, We are sorry to hear about you not being fully satisfied with our services and even more sorry to disappoint a customer. Your feedback helps to make us better. Our company values put customer satisfaction as top priority and we are committed to our customers. We look forward to serving you again. Best Regards, Sarah P. Dubke Manager Guest Services ORIENT TOURS LLC
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A very informative tour although I...
Don G S
, Sep 2015
A very informative tour although I thought very rushed. Our guide seemed pushed for time and did manage to lose two of our party. The sights we saw were magnificent with the highlight being The Dancing Fountains Another tour I would recommend.
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Was amazing.thanks Dejan... Ahmed...
Ahmed K
, May 2015
Was amazing.thanks Dejan... Ahmed Khalifa 00966543425748
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The title is very misleading, there...
duncanarthur2002
, Mar 2015
The title is very misleading, there is no 'architectural' information provided at all. It should be called Mall Visits. Not what I wanted or expected. Very boring disappointing and a waste of my valuable time.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2020
Dear Guest, We are sorry to hear about you not being fully satisfied with our services and even more sorry to disappoint a customer. Your feedback helps to make us better. Our company values put customer satisfaction as top priority and we are committed to our customers. We look forward to serving you again. Best Regards, Sarah P. Dubke Manager Guest Services ORIENT TOURS LLC
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