Best of Dubai Private Layover Tour

Best of Dubai Private Layover Tour

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( 198 reviews ) star Layover tour Dubai 1 - 8 watch_later 5 hours
  • Get the max out of your layover
  • Explore new & old Dubai and learn about its history
  • Be amazed by the Burj Khalifa
  • Ride a wooden ‘abra’ boat across Dubai Creek
  • Taste authentic local flavors, packed in an ice cream
  • Your private guide + a personal driver are included!

You will be picked up anywhere in: Dubai

What you can expect

Get the best out of Dubai on this 5 hours car tour and get a taste of the traditional and modern side of this city. Join your private guide and learn all about the city’s history. See futuristic buildings, browse the stores for gold & spices, plus enjoy other cool things to do!

Start your tour with a pickup from your hotel or cruise terminal and hop inside your private vehicle. Begin your journey with a warm welcome from your local host and get ready for an experience to remember. Your first stop is the Al Fahidi area, with its fascinating old wind-towered houses built by wealthy merchants. Here you’ll pass by the Coffee Museum where your private guide will tell you all about the origins of their local coffee and the rituals behind how they drink it.

After getting insights about the coffee origins, head to the Al Shindagha historical area and visit the Sheik Saeed al Maktoum house. Now a museum, the house used to be the former home of the ruling Al Maktoum family. The museum displays a big and rare collection of historic and official documents concerning the emirate of Dubai. Your private guide will explain all about Dubai’s history while you check out this incredible museum.

Then your journey continues by abra - a traditional boat - to cross the Creek towards the Spice and Gold Souk. Breathe in the aromas from the spice souk and browse for gemstones and jewelry made from precious metals in Gold Souk.

Once the shopping is done, it’s time to visit the Mosque al-Farooq Omar Bin al-Khattab, where your local host will tell you about the values of Islamic and Arabic civilization. After visiting the mosque, get ready for a ride to Dubai Marina a nice & lively area. Walk along to see the stunning yachts, elegant restaurants and architectural wonders. Your personal driver is waiting for you to bring you to your next amazing stop.

Stop at the Dubai Mall, the world's largest shopping, entertainment, and leisure destination. From here you can see a part of the Aquarium & Underwater Zoo and be amazed by what you see: the largest suspended aquarium in the world with over 140 species of fishes.

Before ending your tour, take in the amazing view of the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. It is definitely worth a picture! Finish your tour with helpful recommendations from your local host of more amazing things to do in Dubai. At the end of the tour, your private guide will drop you off at your hotel or cruise terminal and it will be time to say: Until next time!

The tour can be customized around your needs and your schedule. This makes this tour perfect for airport layovers and cruise visitors. Simply choose your favorite guide above and contact him!

This is the plan

Pick up from airport, cruise port or hotel
Stop 1
Al Fahidi - historic neighborhood, one of the oldest heritage sites in Dubai
Stop 2
Al Shindagha - the charming neighborhood prized for its coral-clad houses, traditional wind towers, and heritage attractions.
Stop 3
Cross the Creek on a traditional Abra boat.
Stop 4
Spice souk - traditional spice market.
Stop 5
Gold souk - the biggest gold market in the world where you can see unique jewelry master pieces and luxurious items.
Stop 6
Mosque al Farooq Omar Bin al Khattab - spectacular monument of architecture.
Stop 7
Dubai Marina - largest man made marina in the world and one of the best-established modern districts in town.
Stop 8
Dubai Mall - retail heaven of the city.
Stop 9
Burj Khalifa - stunning view of the tallest building in the world.
Drop off where you like and goodbye!

Feel free to personalize this offer with the host of your choice

Layover tour details

Private Layover tour
Mode of transport
Car (cost included)
5 hours
Nr. of guests
1 - 8 persons
Meeting point
Guest pick-up
included (free of charge)
instant confirmation
  • checkFree cancellation up to 14 days before experience date
  • closeNo refunds within 14 days of experience date

What's included
checkEntrance tickets
checkPrivate guide
checkA/C Car
checkArabian ice-cream
checkTraditional local snack
checkBottled water

about Withlocals Originals

  • Experience the heart
    of the city

  • With the host of
    your choice

  • Private. Affordable.
    And 100% You.


How it works:

  1. 1 Choose the theme of your tour.
  2. 2 Pick your favorite local as your private guide.
  3. 3 Let your guide personalize anything you like.


Now you can enjoy the true heart of the city in the most personal and unique way.