City Tours & Attractions

Highlights of Dubai

By Arabian Adventures
Hotel or residence pick-up included from anywhere in Dubai
From USD 1,018

Price varies by vehicle, group sizes and other selections

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    Jumeirah Mosque
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    Union House
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    Museum of the Future
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    Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood
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    Abra ride across the creek
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    The View at the Palm
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    Dubai mall and Burj Khalifa
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    Spice Souq
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    Gold Souq
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    Souk Madinat Jumeirah


The Highlights of Dubai tour is the best way to see the key attractions of the city, including the cultural symbols of the Jumeirah Mosque, the record-breaking Burj Khalifa and the iconic Dubai Mall. This full day tour includes a venture into both old and new, showcasing the heritage of the Dubai Creek – upon which the city’s story started many centuries ago – before finishing in the ambitious, modern, forward-thinking new Dubai, home to instantly recognisable structures and a city forged in the future.
Duration: 10-12 hours
Language: English Chinese Russian Japanese Italian Arabic French German Spanish

What's included

  • Transfers to and from your hotel or residence (depending on your choice of itinerary), and a designated driver/tour guide
  • Photo opportunities at Jumeirah Mosque, and a drive past the famous flag at Union House
  • Tickets to The View observation deck at the top of Nakheel Mall
  • Photo opportunities with Museum of the Future, Zabeel Palace and the Dubai Frame
  • An Abra ride across the Dubai Creek, exploring the Gold and Spice Souqs, and the Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood
  • A visit to Souk Madinat, including a lunch stop (not included in fee) and plenty of photo opportunities with Burj al Arab and the canals of the Madinat
  • A ride on the Dubai Monorail, from the trunk of the Palm Jumeirah to Atlantis The Palm
  • A photo stop on the bridge of Ain Dubai, with views across Jumeirah Beach Residence
  • A visit to the Dubai Mall, the world's largest shopping centre
  • A photo stop in front of the Burj Khalifa as part of the visit to the Dubai Mall
  • Leisure time at the Dubai Mall, or transfer back to your hotel or residence
  • NOTE: At The Top Burj Khalifa can be added to your itinerary as an optional extra. If you add this activity to the itinerary, transfer back to your hotel or residence at the end of the tour is not included

What's not included

  • The cost of lunch at Souk Madinat

Full description

The Highlights of Dubai tour showcases the very best landmarks of Dubai in one fun-filled day of adventure. Starting with a pickup from your hotel or residence, the tour takes you and your guests across the bustling city of Dubai, filled with sights and culture.

The tour begins at Jumeirah Mosque. This religious landmark is set in the old Jumeirah neighbourhood of the city, with the mosque acting as a gateway to cultural understanding amongst the local community. From here, it’s only a short drive to the Union House Flag which flies proudly above the museum beneath.

The photo opportunities continue as the drive continues past the Museum of the Future, Zabeel Palace, and the Dubai Frame. Museum of the Future was recently voted the most beautiful building in the world, Zabeel Palace is an incredible Sheikh residence, and the Dubai Frame acts as a window between Old and New Dubai.

From here, the tour heads towards the Dubai Creek, where an Abra ride across the Creek takes you to Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood and the Gold and Spice Souqs of the region. This part of the tour is very culturally enriching and enlightening about the rich history and heritage of Dubai.

Leaving the heritage of the city behind, it’s now time to explore the modern side of the city. The journey begins at Souk Madinat, home to an array of beautiful restaurants and waterways within a traditional Arabic theme. You will have the option to grab lunch in Souk Madinat at your own expense.

A drive down Jumeirah Road then takes you to the trunk of Palm Jumeirah, where we will jump on the Monorail to Nakheel Mall for The View Observation Deck. Let the view take your breath away over the Palm and towards Jumeirah Beach Residence.

The final stops of the tour take place in Jumeirah Beach Residence with a photo opportunity at Ain Dubai, followed by the Burj Khalifa and Dubai Mall. The world-renowned Dubai fountains provide a once in a lifetime spectacle, to a soundtrack of Arabic and international music, and the Dubai Mall is at your leisure to explore and shop in. There is an option to add At The Top Burj Khalifa to your itinerary at this point, or alternatively head back to your hotel or residence.

Know before you go

  • Please note, this is a full day tour lasting approximately 12 hours. Starting times for the tour are flexible between 8am – 10am, depending on guest preferences
  • We recommend wearing comfortable clothing, including walking shoes, for this tour
  • If At The Top Burj Khalifa is added to your itinerary as an optional extra, a transfer back to your hotel or residence at the end of the tour is not included
  • Please note: an AED 200 surcharge will be added for pick-ups from Abu Dhabi, Ras al Khaimah, Umm al Quwain, Al Ain and Fujairah.

Age policy

  • Adults: 12+
  • Children: 2-11

Cancellation policy

  • We understand that your plans can change. Please contact our team at least 24 hours before your activity to discuss your booking, should you wish to cancel. If you cancel less than 24 hours before your activity is due to start, we will unfortunately be unable to process a refund
  • If you would like to keep your booking but amend the day of your tour, we will work to accommodate this. However, we cannot guarantee availability
  • Our operating schedules, routes and activities may be adapted during the holy month of Ramadan, and during the summer months. Please check before you travel if your tour is during the relevant periods
  • Unforeseen circumstances beyond our or our suppliers’ control may result in cancellation without notice. We reserve the right to cancel or alter activities in such situations. Should a sudden unforeseen circumstance affect your scheduled activity, please reach out to our team to discuss next steps
  • We reserve the right to cancel your booking if full payment has not been made at least 2 days prior to your scheduled activity
  • We reserve the right to amend schedules and bookings if business operations require
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