You’ll gain an insight into the fascinating contrasts of modern Dubai and its beginnings as a center for pearl diving and commodity trading! And in the evening, you’ll enjoy a dinner cruise along Dubai Creek!
At the Dubai Museum, you’ll learn how the finest pearls in the world were found in the waters of the Arabian Gulf and why the ancient pearling industry provided the only real income.
The Creek will give the perfect opportunity to take photographs of the amazing skyline of Dubai. Contrast this view with the history of the creek, which was first settled in the 19th century by members of the tribe that established the Al Maktoum dynasty in the city.
Wander through the bustling alleys of the gold and spice markets in Deira. As you meet merchants of every description, you’ll get a glimpse of what life in Dubai was like before the discovery of oil wrought an incredible transformation.
Your tour concludes with an unforgettable trip along Dubai Creek in a traditional wooden dhow. You’ll enjoy a delicious on board dinner with music and entertainment. This is surely the stuff of Arabian Nights!
We have a range of special rates for this tour. Advance bookings (more than 67 days) will receive a discount of 12% while bookings received for summer 2015 dates will benefit from 8% discount. (Please note these savings cannot be combined)
The Dubai Evening City Tour & Dhow Cruise with Dinner gives you a taste of the fascinating contrasts of life in Dubai.
The adventure begins when you are picked up in the afternoon at your hotel in Dubai by an air-conditioned coach.
As we drive along Jumeirah Beach Road, with exclusive residential neighborhoods of villas, mansions and palaces set on the coast of the Persian Gulf, you will get a glimpse of the enormous wealth in vibrant Dubai.
The first stop will be at the marvelous Jumeirah Mosque, the largest in the city and a wonderful example of Islamic architecture. Built in the medieval tradition with the interior decorated with elaborate Arabic calligraphy, it is one of few mosques in the city open for visits by non-Muslims. Special tours are conducted to help promote the understanding of Islam and guides are happy to answer your questions.
After a short break, you will continue your journey to the Zabeel area, an impressive part of Dubai, to see the palace of Sheikh Mohammed, the ruler of Dubai. The palace is located among many other majestic and opulent residences.
Next you’ll stop at the banks of the Creek, where you’ll catch sight of the amazing skyline of Dubai. This is the perfect opportunity to take photographs of a modern metropolis with its splendid architecture. Just a few minutes away is the Al Fahidi Fort (Dubai Museum), a museum that records the city’s past as an important pearl diving and trading center. Built in 1787, the fort is the oldest existing building in Dubai. The museum first opened in 1971 with presentations of the traditional way of life in Dubai. It includes local antiquities as well as artifacts from African and Asian countries that traded with Dubai.
By Abra, a type of a water taxi, you’ll reach the opposite bank of the Creek, a suburb called Deira, the commercial center of Dubai. Here you can mix and mingle with merchants of all origins in the bustling alleys of the gold and spice souks. You will experience the amazing contrast of a city with traditional shopping juxtaposed with those of the modern world.
Next you’ll board a traditional wooden dhow for an unforgettable trip along Dubai Creek and a delicious onboard dinner with music and entertainment. During your cruise, enjoy a delicious onboard buffet dinner with complimentary soft drinks and mineral water.
At the end of your delightful evening, you’ll return via air-conditioned coach to your Dubai hotel.
Found this tour a great way to get to know Dubai and some of the historic background of this amazing city. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and made the ride to the various...D Acosta-Pagliari
Booked online pretty blind via website & reviews ...so always a bit dubious, especially as the most competitive priced Dont worry. Picked up promptly as indicated, great city...Mr jonathan eva
Excellent timing.great guide.we knew nothing about dubai but we had locals of dubai who joined us..they also told us that this tour took us to so many places which they also did...MAHESH NAIK
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Operating times: Hotel pick-up approx 1530h (3:30pm) depending on your hotel location. Please confirm your exact pick up time with the local activity operator on arrival in Dubai.
Note: During the holy month of Ramadan, from 18th June until 17th July, Dubai City Tour will be conducted in the morning. For more information, kindly refer to the "Please note" section.
Your hotel in Dubai.
Please mention your hotel details at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 48 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details. Please make sure you are waiting in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before that time.
At the end of the tour you will be dropped off back at your Dubai hotel.
Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the start of the tour to confirm all departure details.
There should be minimum 4 passengers for guaranteed departure. Should this number not be met for your chosen date you will be offered an alternative date or a full refund.
The maximum waiting time for the hotel pick-up is 10 minutes. The driver has to leave after this time has elapsed. Cancellation or refund is not allowed if you miss your pick-up time.
During the holy month of Ramadan, from 18th June until 17th July, Dubai City Tour will be conducted in the morning and the guests will be dropped back to the hotel. In the evening they will be picked up for dhow cruise. The tour will start as below:
Deira hotels: 08:00am
Bur Dubai/Sheikh Zayed Road hotels: 08:30am
Al Barsha hotels: 08:30am
Jumeirah Beach hotels: 08:45am
Marina hotels: 09:00am
The Palm Hotels: 09:15am
Atlantis The Palm: 09:30am
Sharjah/Ajman hotels: 7:15 am
We have 2 special rates available for this tour:
Summer Special:Discount of 8% when you travel between 01 May 2015 to 30 Sep 2015 (Not combinable with Early Bird).
Early Bird:Discount of 12% when you book 67 days in advance. Valid for all travel dates not covered by the summer special.
See the Cancellation policy for this product