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Private Ultimate Layover Tour of Dubai

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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icon5 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
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
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Overview

Experience the best of Dubai with a personal guide on this private 5-hour tour. See the wind tower houses of Al Fahidi and historical collections at Sheik Saeed Al Maktoum House, and visit the Coffee Museum. Ride an ‘abra’ boat across Dubia Creek to shop at the Gold and Spice souks, and enjoy a sightseeing tour of modern Dubai, viewing Dubai Marina, the Burj Khalifa, and more. Entrance fees, snacks, and private air-conditioned transport included.
  • Private 5-hour tour of Dubai
  • Explore the Al Fahidi quarter of wind tower houses and visit the Coffee Museum
  • Chart Dubai’s recent history at the Sheik Saeed al Maktoum House
  • Ride an abra across Dubai Creek and shop at the Gold and Spice souks
  • Visit Al-Farooq Omar Bin Al-Khattab Mosque, Dubai Marina, and Dubai Mall
  • Gaze at the Burj Khalifa, the world’s highest tower
  • Private transport, snacks, entrance fees, and hotel pickup and drop-off included

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This private tour covers Dubai’s historic neighborhoods and modern landmarks in just five hours.
Private guide
Private driver
Transport by air-conditioned car
Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Arabian ice cream
Traditional Arabian snack
Bottled water
Personal expenses
Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
The host will pick you up at your accommodation, the airport or cruise port t in Dubai. Please communicate what hotel are you staying in when you book us.

Airports

  • Dubai Airport, Dubai United Arab Emirates


Ports

  • Port Rashi - Dubai Cruise Port


Meet your private guide at your Dubai hotel and set off by private, air-conditioned vehicle for Al Fahidi, the city's oldest quarter.

Stroll the lanes to see the wind tower houses, and learn how the area was inhabited by Persian merchants during the 1800s. Visit the Coffee Museum to uncover the origins of this age-old beverage, and learn about local coffee-drinking etiquette.

Next, continue to the Al Shindagha neighborhood, where Dubai’s royals settled in the 1900s, and visit Sheik Saeed Al-Maktoum House, once a home of the ruling Al-Maktoum family, and now a museum.

View the artifacts that chart Dubai’s 20th-century history here, and ride an abra across Dubai Creek to Deira’s Gold and Spice souks. After perusing both of these bustling bazaars, look around the Al-Farooq Omar Bin Al-Khattab Mosque, one of Dubai’s most beautiful buildings.

Afterward, see the glitzy yachts and high-rises at Dubai Marina, and visit Dubai Mall, the world’s largest retail mall. Gaze at some of the marine creatures of Dubai Aquarium through the mall viewing windows, and then head for the Burj Khalifa.

Marvel at this soaring tower — the world’s highest — from outside before your tour finishes with a hotel drop-off.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Coffee museum
Visit one of the oldest heritage sites in Dubai
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood
Explore the neighbourhood prized for its coral-clad houses, traditional wind towers, and heritage attractions
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Sheikh Saeed al-Maktoum's House
Explore the neighborhood prized for its coral-clad houses, traditional wind towers, and heritage attractions
Duration: 50 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Bur Dubai Abra Dock
Cross the Creek on a traditional Abra boat
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Dubai Spice Souk
Wander through traditional spice markets and visit the Gold souk - the biggest gold market in the world!
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
The Al Farooq Omar Bin Al Khattab Mosque And Centre
Be amazed by a spectacular monument of architecture
Duration: 50 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Dubai Marina Yacht Club
Check out the largest man-made marina in the world and one of the best-established modern districts in town
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
The Dubai Mall
Visit one of the world's largest shopping malls in UAE.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo
Explore the oldest zoo in the Arabian Peninsula.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Burj Khalifa
Do not skip the world famous Burj Khalifa and get a stunning view of the tallest building in the world
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Withlocals

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 Ultimate Layover Tour of Dubai?
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
See all safety measures taken by Private Ultimate Layover Tour of Dubai.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Private Ultimate Layover Tour of Dubai?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Private Ultimate Layover Tour of Dubai.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Ultimate Layover Tour of Dubai?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Private Ultimate Layover Tour of Dubai.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Private Ultimate Layover Tour of Dubai?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Private Ultimate Layover Tour of Dubai.

Traveler Tips


  • "His SUV is new and very comfortable; he is an expert driver." See review

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Outstanding tour; phenomenal guide!
Colleen_G
, Feb 2020
Melwyn is an outstanding guide! He has vast and deep knowledge of Dubai history and culture, economics, society and politics and he conveys this information in superb English and boundless enthusiasm. He makes Dubai fascinating! He has created a tour that shows that there's much more to Dubai than tall buildings, though he did an excellent job of showing me them too, timing our tour to make sure we arrived on site in time to see the LED light show on the world's tallest building and the "better than the Belagio" fountain display. Dubai has an interesting history, and Melwyn ensured that I experienced it--through seeing the Dubai History Museum, original fort/settlement wall, and traditional houses and buildings. The ferry boat ride across "the Creek" and Camel milk ice cream were a special treat--truly Dubai as the locals live. He also knows all the best places for photos! While he has an excellent itinerary planned, he is also extremely accommodating and willing to tailor the tour to your interests in advance or on the spot. His SUV is new and very comfortable; he is an expert driver. I highly recommend him--his tour is definitely great value for money. He will absolutely be in charge of any future trip I make to Dubai.

Product code: 24380P252

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