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!

Withlocals experiences in Dubai are

100% With locals

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The Withlocals host you book is the
host that welcomes you.

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are private, meaning exclusively
for you.

a 100% taste of the city

From city highlights to hidden gems.
From food essentials to home dinners.
Our hosts share it with you.

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

Best of Dubai Private Layover Tour



€99.00 p.p.

Contrasts of Dubai Tour: From Spices to Skyscrapers



€109.00 p.p.

The Origin of Dubai Tour: Souks, Sheiks & Spices



€33.00 p.p.

This is what guests are saying about our hosts

Withlocals guest
Withlocals host
Carola Dubai

Delicious Dubai Food Tour - The 10 Tastings

After I had discovered 'With locals' and found the tour we wanted to do I then proceeded to chose our guide and I very quickly fell for Vibha's charm and I am pleased to say that Vibha is exactly as I imagined following her presentation.
Vibha is knowledgeable, warm and funny. She 'reads' her guests well and understands what they want.
We enjoyed our tour very much and we learnt so much, not only about local food but also about life in general in Dubai.
Our 3 hours passed too quickly and we were sad to say goodbye to Vibha. It felt like we had known her for a long time, not just a few hours.
We cannot recommend Vibha highly enough, she is simply the best.
Thanks again Vibha for everything.
Ps-those dark chocolate date sweets are just wonderful and we had to buy several more bags to take home. We also retutned to have another camel milk icecream 😁

Withlocals guest
Withlocals host
Silvia Dubai

Best of Dubai Private Layover Tour

We really recommend Jose. We were picked up at the airport and after the tour dropped at the port.
Jose is passionate !!! Since it was our first visit in Dubai, we got an amazing overview in five hours.
In Dubai you will find the greatest, the largest, etc. We found with Jose the most recomendable professionell guide. The investment is worth!!

Withlocals guest
Withlocals host
Birgit Gomez

A customized trip with Gomez

Gomez is a very well informed tour guide. He knows a lot about the buildings in Dubai. He is always open for questions and has good answers to most of them.

Also he is very nice in dealing with his guests. He invests a lot of effort in the well being of his guests and is always open for suggestions. At one point I told him, I needed a break and some food, upon which he took me to a very good local (hidden) restaurant. The food was very tasty and cheap and was typical to the region, just like I requested.

Another nice thing was, that he did not hasten me to 'finish' the tour. For him it does not matter how long the tour goes on, it matters that his guests are satisfied. He will not charge extra if the tour goes on longer than expected and he will not try to stop before you want to.

His motivation to be a good tour guide became clear to much more when he told me he just had been sick. Although he was still feeling unwell, this did not strongly affect his performance.

If you are looking for a personalized tour by a considerate guide, Gomez is your man.


My mother Birgit booked this tour for me via her account on this website. So it is not Birgit, but me Sybren who is writing this review.