Discover the history and culture of Dubai on this city tour. Dubai is a city that provides a new setting at every turn, blending together the old and the new facets of the Middle East. Dubai is a city of grand opulence and splendour that rises out of the desert and crowns the gulf coast with its presence. Take a tour of the Bastakia area to view the traditional wind towers and the old Fahidi Fort, which is today the Dubai History Museum.
Discover Dubai’s history with a visit to the 1787 AD Fahidi Fort that has vivid depictions of life before the discovery of oil. This tour takes you on a journey of the old and the new aspects of dazzling Dubai.
You will be picked up in an air-conditioned coach from your hotel in Fujairah and taken on a tour of the cosmopolitan hub of Dubai. A guide (English/ German - speaking) will you accompany you on this tour. With its unique confluence of history and modern living enmeshed to create new heights of opulence, Dubai has emerged as a global tourist destination.
On this tour of Dubai city we go through the spice market, fruit and vegetable market then you will visit:
• The famous Gold Souk, where there are thousands of varieties of gold jewellery on display, creating a festive atmosphere.
• The Bastikia area, where you’ll find the highest concentration of traditional old wind-tower houses in Dubai. Built in the early 20th century, wind-towers were traditionally constructed to funnel cool air down into houses.
• The old Fahidi Fort, which was built around 1787 AD and is today known as the Dubai History Museum. Its colourful, life-size models vividly depict everyday life in the days before the discovery of oil. One of the more spectacular exhibits is of pearl diving, including sets of pearl merchants’ tools. Also on display are artefacts from several excavations in the emirates, recovered from graves that date back to the third millennium BC.
Stop for a photo shoot at the stunning Jumeirah mosque, an architectural landmark in Dubai. It is one of the few mosques that allow non-Muslims an entry.
After exploring the highlights of Dubai city, you will be dropped back to your hotel in Fujairah.
Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays
Start time: 0720h (07:20am). Hotel pick-up starts at 0720h (07:20am), depending on hotel location
Duration: 8 hours
Your hotel in Fujairah. (Please advise your hotel at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)
Your hotel in Fujairah
Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all departure details. A fax confirming the pick-up time will be sent 24 hours in advance.
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