Contrasts of Dubai Tour: From Spices to Skyscrapers

Contrasts of Dubai Tour: From Spices to Skyscrapers

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  • Discover the hidden gems of Dubai
  • Visit the exciting Spice & Gold Souk
  • Admire the Burj-Khalifa
  • Savor a traditional Karak tea
  • Enjoy a water-taxi ride across Dubai Creek
  • Personal guide + a private driver included

You will meet here: Al Fahidi Station

What you can expect

Experience a full-day private tour and discover the traditional and spectacular Dubai. Wondering where to go and what to see while you’re here? Your local host has you covered! Have your private driver worry about finding a suitable parking spot every time you make a stop. Save time and enjoy this experience to its fullest!

Start by walking with your local guide to Al Fahidi Quarter also known as Al Bastakiya and explore the city’s oldest quarter. See the mud-built wind towers and after, head towards the Coffee Museum. Your local guide will tell you more about the origins of coffee and the Arabic traditions behind of the rituals on how they drink it.

After you have discovered Al Fahidi Quarter, move on to your next stop: Al Shindagha historic neighborhood. Here you’ll visit the Sheik Saeed al Maktoum House. Check out the collection of authentic jewelry, coins, stamps and other items that date back to Dubai’s historic era. Hear all of the stories behind Dubai’s history and development, straight from your local guide.

Hop on an abra and enjoy the views as you cross Dubai Creek. Let your private guide show you the Spice & Gold Souk and get amazed by exotic aromas and glittering gold jewelry. If you wish, you can buy a souvenir. Meet your personal driver here and continue to Mosque al-Farooq Omar Bin al-Khattab. A hidden gem of Dubai, the mosque impresses with its whitewashed walls decorated with gold and blue ornaments, and four 60 m minarets topped with gold crescent moons. You won’t believe your eyes when you see such spectacular designs!

Feeling hungry? Let your local host take you to a very cool spot and enjoy an Arabic lunch. With the beach right next to you, enjoy a relaxing moment and ask your host more about the places you have visited.

Next stop will be the famous hotel Burj Al-Arab, one of the world’s most luxurious hotels. Be stunned by its beauty and breathtaking design. Then, your local journey will continue to Souk Madinat Jumeirah, a traditional Middle Eastern bazaar with stalls & restaurants under a wooden covered arcade. After that, you and your local guide will move on to the Dubai Marina, a cosmopolitan area with spectacular views.

What would Dubai be without its fabulous malls? In the Dubai Mall, you’ll find over 1200 stores plus the largest suspended aquarium in the world. You can take a look at it from the mall and be ready to take some pictures of the Sand Tiger sharks.

Your private tour will end with a spectacular view of the Burj Khalifa where you will enjoy the famous Dubai dancing fountains starting at 6 PM. After such a visual feast, your local host can take you back to your hotel or you can stay there and enjoy the rest of your day.

This tour's perfect for a layover between your flights. You can ask your host to personalize this tour for you and your friends, it's 100% possible.

Pick your favorite local host for the ultimate discovery tour of Dubai.

*Note Dubai fountains show starts at 18.00 PM, in order to see it choose the starting time from 12 PM

This is the plan

Meet your guide at Al Fahidi metro station.
Stop 1
Al Fahidi district - one of the oldest parts of Dubai with authentic architecture and historic sights.
Stop 2
Coffee museum where you will learn all about coffee drinking traditions and history.
Stop 3
Al Shindagha neighborhood prized for its coral-clad houses, traditional wind towers & historical monuments.
Stop 4
Coffee stop at a charming local boutique cafe.
Stop 5
Traditional abra ride to cross the Dubai Creek.
Stop 6
Spice souk - famous spice market.
Stop 7
Gold souk - the biggest gold market in the world with unique jewelry pieces and luxurious items.
Stop 8
Al Farooq Omar Bin al Khattab Mosque known for its beautiful architecture. Learn about Islam, traditions & culture.
Stop 9
Lunch break.
Stop 10
Burj al Arab - Be amazed by its amazing design.
Stop 11
Souk Madinat Jumeirah - fabulous place where you can find locally crafted goods & Arabic carpets.
Stop 12
Dubai Marina with its beautiful architecture and skyscraper skyline.
Stop 13
Dubai Mall - retail heaven of the city.
Stop 14
Burj Khalifa - Enjoy a spectacular view where you can enjoy the fountain show.
Stop 15
Famous fountain show starting at 6 PM
Drop off at your hotel and goodbyes.

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

City tour details

Private City tour
Mode of transport
Car (cost included)
7 hours
Nr. of guests
1 - 8 persons
Meeting point
Al Fahidi Station
Guest pick-up
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
checkTraditional coffee
checkBottled water
checkAbra boat ride

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  • Experience the heart
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  • 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.