Sightseeing in Dubai

There are many spots for sightseeing in Dubai and your host will know exactly where to take you so you can have the best time ever! Here are some examples of the places we love!

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From city highlights to hidden gems.
From food essentials to home dinners.
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Dubai Sightseeing

  • Burj Khalifa
    The absolute most breathtaking view of all of Dubai is at the top of Burj Khalifa from the 125th floor of the tallest building in the world. This massive skyscraper is actually fascinating to see, it is so high up that when you are at the top you can actually see how the earth curves! Have a private tour of Burj Khalifa with one our hosts and you won’t regret it.
  • Old Dubai Creek
    A gem, the Old Dubai Creek in the Bur Dubai/Deira area that makes up the old historic area of Dubai is a real local gem. It is often referred to as the “heart and soul” of this ultra modern city. And a top sightseeing attraction! Your host will be happy to show you the winding gold, spice, and textile markets. Enjoy a local meal on the water and take in the beautiful view of the creek.
  • Palm Jumeirah
    The Palm Jumeirah Island is best seen with a local who can explain and show you the full architectural genius of this unique Island that is literally shaped like a perfect Palm tree. The view from every side is beautiful and not to be missed. Your host will give you the full tour of the Island and also share the exciting backstories and controversies behind how this Island came to be.
  • The Desert
    The United Arab Emirates is blessed with miles of gorgeous desert, incredible sand dunes, and beautiful desert oases. Your trip to Dubai would not be complete without a visit to the enchanting desert. You must experience an authentic Desert safari tour with one of our local hosts. It is an experience you will always remember!

Top sightseeing tours in Dubai

The Ultimate Layover Dubai Tour

NEW! WITHLOCALS ORIGINALS

from

€98.00 p.p.

Contrasts of Dubai: From Spices to Skyscrapers

NEW! WITHLOCALS ORIGINALS

from

€107.50 p.p.

The Origin of Dubai Tour: Souks, Sheiks & Spices

NEW! WITHLOCALS ORIGINALS

from

€33.00 p.p.

This is what guests are saying about our hosts

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Liz Gomez
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Private Shore Excursion: Dubai in One Day

We had an excellent day in Dubai with Jose! Me and Alex were so happy to see the whole city, it's is incredible to discover a city with a local. We visited places we would never had the chance to go, Jose always took nice photos of us and was all the time very accommodated. He had a very nice car and also a driver who was all the time super kind and super good driver. We felt very comfortable all the time and we even had a couple of amazing snacks on the way. We highly recommend Jose, and also as part of the Withlocals family, we can say we enjoyed very much visiting Dubai with a fellow colleague (we both are WL hosts in Berlin) thanks Jose!

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Krista Dubai
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The Origin of Dubai Tour: Souks, Sheiks & Spices

Traveling by myself for a number of weeks, it took me a couple of days to figure out the lay of the land and create a schedule for my trip. First on my list was the 3 hour walking tour of the Cultural Village with Kasim, whose nickname at the time was Mr. Street Smart. Totally wrong. He was an outstanding ambassador for this city, the culture and the people. With some serious trepidation (I don't generally travel on my own) I arrived to meet my tour guide. Kasim showed up with a huge smile on his face and I started to relax. He introduced himself and told me about himself and asked me to introduce myself and impart similar background information. Information like my family, my hobbies, what i did for work etc. We began our tour. Right off the bat, Kasim was sharing information about the culture, religion and people through some really interesting history! The cultural village is a great place to gain understanding of this city, which is a true melting pot. At one point, the information he asked me to share at the beginning of the tour kicked in. He paused at a corner and said, "i don't generally turn here, but i think there is something you would like to see." He couldn't have been more right. Thank you to Kasim for sharing your culture and history with me, broadening my understanding of this wonderful city! I'm starting the campaign to change his name to Kasim, Mr Ambassador!

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Roberta Melwyn
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A customized trip with Melwyn

My tour with Melwyn was amazing and totally worth it. He was very flexible and adapted everything according to what I wanted. I only had 1 day in Dubai so he provided me an inspection tour where I could see a little bit of everything and spend more time on the places I preferred, without losing any time. He is very knowledgeable about the city and the locals and explained me a lot during the tour. He even provided some extras, like showing me some places that were not in the itinerary, recommending me places to go after the end of the tour and including my lunch in the package. It was all great, thank you Melwyn!