Overview
  • Go on a vibrant Dubai tour that not just shows off the modern, but also displays the traditional side of the city
  • Ride an Abra Taxi that sails down Dubai Creek to view the city's beautiful skylines and rich culture
  • With different stops at places with both modern and nostalgic, you'll discover the city's evolution
  • The tour will start with a stop at the Jumeirah area and the famous Burj Al Arab, which is famous worldwide

What To Expect

Sometimes, in order to appreciate the new, we must look back to the past. This tour of the more traditional side of Dubai gives you a look into modern Dubai before turning your gaze to the more cultural side of the city from where its roots came. Depart from your hotel to see the world famous Burj Al Arab for a photo opportunity before heading to Jumeirah Mosque, the center of religion in the city. In Bastakyia, you’ll be able to see some of the older forms of households as well as visit the Dubai Museum that showcases valuable artifacts from the past. Now there’s a treat: You get to ride an Abra Taxi! It’s actually a boat that sails down Dubai Creek, ferrying passengers along. This area used to be a commercial hotspot in Dubai, so it’s no surprise that your next stop is at the Gold Souk, to see gold, jewels, and more on display on merchants’ stalls and tables. You also get to visit a different kind of highly valuable resource being sold: spices. The Spice Souk is a foodie’s dream, as thousands of spices from around the world can be found here. Your tour ends with a safe drop off back at your hotel.

Additional Information

  • Infants aged 0-3 may participate for free
  • The stop at the Jumeirah Mosque does not include a guided tour within the mosque
  • The tour operates every day including Friday. However, please be advised that on Fridays, the National Museum of Dubai is closed in the morning and guests will not be able to visit it
  • Smoking is prohibited in all coaches/vehicles
  • Before photographing any local residents, kindly ask for their permission
  • Photographing local ladies is strictly prohibited
  • Schedules are likely to change depending on the traffic situation of the day
  • Headphone commentary is available in the following languages: Chinese, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, German, Korean and Portuguese
  • Pick up will be from hotel and drop off is at Dubal Mall

Jumeirah Mosque Information

  • If the guests wish to enter the mosque, please be guided by the schedule accordingly
  • Saturdays, Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays: 8:45 am-9:45 am
  • Mondays and Wednesdays: 9:00 am-10:00 am, 10:15 am-11:15 am
  • Friday: Closed
  • Proper dress code for the mosque is to be strictly observed: Women and men are to wear conservative, loose fitting, non‑transparent clothing, long sleeves (wrist length), long skirts (ankle length), or trousers
  • Women will be asked to wear a headscarf and traditional robe before entering the mosque
  • Men visiting the mosque should wear long trousers
  • Participants dressed unsuitably may be denied entry

 

5 Hours 21 Jan, 22 Jan, 23 Jan, and more Dubai, Dubai
Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • Hotel pick ups are restricted within Dubai City limits and drop off at Dubal Mall
  • English speaking guide
  • Abra ride
  • Recorded headphone commentary in Chinese
  • Entrance to Dubai Museum

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Meals and beverages
  • Tips (optional)
Itinerary

8:00am-8:30am pick up from hotel
9:00am tour starts
9:30am departure from hotel, head to Burj Al Arab
9:45am arrival in Burj Al Arab (10 minute photo opportunity)
10:15am departure from Burj Al Arab, head to Jumeirah Mosque
10:30am arrival in Jumeirah Mosque (15 minute photo opportunity)
10:40am move to Bastakyia, see the old houses and visit Dubai Museum
11:10am arrival at Dubai Museum (30 minutes visit)
11:20am departure from Dubai Museum and move to an Abra Taxi
11:40am take Abra Taxi down the creek
12:10pm arrival at Spice Souk/Gold Souk (1 hour visit at both places)
1:00pm drop off back at Dubai Mall

How To Use:

  • You can present either a printed or a mobile voucher for this activity
  • The voucher is valid only on the date and time specified

Hotel Pick Up Information:

  • Please arrive in the hotel lobby 15 minutes before scheduled departure
  • The operator will reconfirm your pick up time in advance via email
  • Hotel pick ups are restricted within Dubai City limits
  • Please be patient in cases of unforeseen delays along the pick up route as this is a shared transfer
Pickup point
Directions.
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