Guided tour

Dubai: Old and Modern Dubai City Tour with Blue Mosque Visit

Activity provider: OceanAir Travels

Dubai: Old and Modern Dubai City Tour with Blue Mosque Visit

Activity provider: OceanAir Travels
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Explore the best of both old and new Dubai in this sightseeing tour. Visit some of the city’s finest attractions, such as The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah, the Blue Mosque, and the Al Khayma Heritage House.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Duration 4 - 5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, French, German, Italian, English
Pickup included
Meet your guide in your hotel lobby. Your pickup will be within 40 minutes of your selected time as per your location.
Private or small groups available


  • Visit some of the city’s world-renowned attractions
  • Stop by The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah, to view the Atlantis.
  • Admire the architectural beauty of the Blue Mosque.
  • Shop at the well-known Gold and Spice Souks.
  • Explore the traditional charm of Al Khayma Heritage House.
Full description

Explore Dubai's past and present impressive landmarks on a guided tour by bus. Travel in comfort in an air-conditioned vehicle from point to point, learning about the rich culture Dubai has to offer from your guide. Stop to walk around or through these highlights, and enjoy a ride across Dubai Creek in a traditional abra boat.

Get picked up from your hotel or desired location in an air-conditioned vehicle. Stop by The Pointe in Palm Jumeirah to admire the charm of Atlantis, The Palm Hotel, before the Burj Al Arab photo stop from the beachside. Proceed to the Blue Mosque, which was inspired by the Ottoman and Andalusian styles of architecture, with intricate interiors decorated with beautiful chandeliers and a library that is home to almost 40,000 religious books. Next, explore Old Dubai and the Creekside, where it all began. Hop on the Abra water taxi, the city's oldest mode of transportation, to cross the Creek. Visit the Gold Souk, renowned for its wide collection of gold jewelry, while the Spice Souk brims with aromatic spices, herbs, nuts, oil, saffron, and so on. Then visit Al Khayma Heritage House in Al Fahidi Historical District, where you'll be treated to traditional Emirati hospitality by being served tea/coffee. While touring the home, learn more about the UAE's history, which started in the desert with tents now reaching Mars.

At the end of the tour, stay on your own at the souk or be transferred back to your hotel or selected location.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Tour guide
  • Entry ticket to the Blue Mosque
  • Mineral water
  • Abra water taxi fees
  • Al Khayma Heritage House tour
  • Lunch (if option selected)
  • Tips
  • Food and additional drinks (if lunch option not selected)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Due to the ongoing COVID-19 preventative measures, some days the Blue Mosque is closed. In this case you will stop there for a photo opportunity
  • A pickup from Dubai Airport is available from the Holiday Inn Airport Hotel, please inform the local supplier upon booking if you wish to be picked up here
  • A pickup from Bab Al Shams, Al Maha Resort, Jebel Ali, Sport/Motor City is available for an additional fee to be paid on the day of the tour, please inform the local supplier upon booking if you wish to be picked up here
  • A pickup at the Port Rashid Cruise Terminal in Dubai is also possible, please inform the local supplier upon booking if you wish to be picked up here
  • The tour duration is between 4 and 5.5 hours, depending on traffic
  • This tour may be conducted in two different languages simultaneously
  • The tour duration includes pickup and drop-off
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 1539 reviews

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with our guide Abdul we managed to see a lot of the sights of Dubai some of the modern part, Atlantis The Palm hotel, Burj Al Arab, Souk Madinat Jumairah, Frame… and we experienced a lot in the old part of the city, the spice market and the gold market where we arrived by boat Abra, with a very knowledgeable Abdul who told us a lot of interesting things, he is a wonderful guide. unfortunately, there is not enough time for shopping at the markets, only 10 minutes in each, but where negotiation is necessary, we could spend at least half an hour at the spice market and half an hour at the gold and clothing market, where there is really a lot of interesting thingsP

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August 7, 2022

Definitely an insightful, educational, and much-recommended tour. I traveled with my family and we were shown different sights around Dubai. Our guide, Mohamed Ali was very accommodating and knowledgeable about the place. We learned a lot about the history, culture, food, and place. We were also given ample time to explore the souks. Overall a wonderful experience. I definitely recommend this tour

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August 2, 2022

Paolo was a great guide. Organisation was easy and on time. Paolo has done his homework and had lots of great information to give a great overview on history of Dubai and culture. Paolo set a great tone for tour and the group got along well and had some great laughs along the way. Ive been to Dubai a couple of times but glad o took this tour and saw some new sights. Recommend.

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July 27, 2022

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