Half day Dubai traditional city tour: Explore Traditional Gems

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Half-Day City Tour Dubai: Explore the Past of Dubai with the Present

Explore Dubai’s past and get a glimpse of the traditional Dubai city tour with our half day Dubai city tour. Join our guided 4-hour sightseeing tour of Dubai, visit the historic sites, and get a glimpse of modern Dubai. The highlight of this city tour is the perfect balance between Dubai’s heritage and its modern side. You will get to know the lifestyle of the Emirati people before experiencing the glitz and glamour of Dubai. Learn how to shop like a local by visiting the iconic markets and taking a ride in Dubai’s oldest water taxi, known as ‘Abra’. Visit Gold Souk to learn why Dubai is known as the city of gold. Capture the iconic Burj Al Arab hotel. The iconic holding-up of the Burj Al Arab photo from Jumeirah Beach is still the most popular activity during your half-day Dubai city tour.

The Good Old Days of Dubai: Explore the Past

The lifestyle of the people in Dubai has shifted remarkably. The city was once a small fishing hub, and the people were relying on natural resources to provide for their basic needs through pearl diving and agriculture. The palm trees were an integral part, with dates being the source of food, and the leaves were used to make homes. Dubai’s transition from a fishing village to a metropolis is “surreal,” for the stories may sound like a fairytale. Your day will start by exploring the Al Bastakiya Area; some of the old Dubai is still visible in these areas. Visit the Dubai Museum at Al-Fahidi Fort. The museum is one of the most popular attractions in the city. It provides a unique glimpse into the bygone era of Dubai.

Half-Day Traditional Dubai City Tour Highlights

  • Unveiling the modern face of a half day tour Dubai City and historic backstreets in Dubai in the timeframe of a few hours.
  • Admire the magnificence of Zabeel Palace, the home of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
  • Marvel at the Burj Al Arab, a sail-shaped pinnacle of opulence and architectural excellence.
  • Take a ride in a traditional abra (boat) cruising the modern Dubai Creek, immersing yourself in the history of trading in the city.
  • Take a walk through the charming lanes of Al Bastakiya Quarter and enjoy Old Dubai.
  • Visit the Gold and Spice Souks, which are lively bazaars that depict the mercantile history of Dubai.
  • Visit the Islamic Art Centre to feed your artistic soul and admire Islamic art.
  • Cruise past the iconic Etihad Museum, see the grand Jumeirah Mosque, and feel the beach vibes at The Pointe.
  • Wrap up your tour in the Dubai Mall, next to Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world.
  • On top of that, this sojourn includes the assistance of a professional throughout the entire itinerary and roundtrip hotel transfers.
  • The Half day traditional Dubai city tour is an intertwined experience of the traditional and modern worlds that showcases the ancient past and the living present. So plan your tour now and let Dubai reveal itself in front of your eyes.

Trip Itinerary

  • Half-Day Dubai City Tour Itinerary:

    Pickup Time: From 08:30 AM onwards to the respective sites.

    Pickup Locations:

    • Sahara City Centre, Dubai Side
    • Deira City Centre Metro Station
    • Burjuman Spinneys
    • Exit 2: Sharaf DG Metro Station
    • IBN Batuta ENOC Gas Station

    (Hotel & Residence pickups are available on request and at extra costs if not in locations of hotels).

    Half Day City Tour Dubai Itinerary:

    1. Dubai Museum Visit
    2. Creek Abra Drive-Thru
    3. Al Seef Photo Stop
    4. Jumeirah & Canal Drive-Thru
    5. La Mer Beach Photo Stop
    6. Introduction to the Burj Al Arab & Jumeirah Beach Drive-Thru.
    7. Art Gallery Museum Visit
    8. Photo Stop – Atlantis & Zabeel Saray the Palm.
    9. Marina Drive-Thru
    10. SZR, DT, Zabeel Palace, DT’hui.

    Drop-off: Deira City Centre, Bur Dubai, Burjuman, Dubai Mall, Dubai Frame or Metro Stations in proximity.

    Explore the allure and culture of Dubai with our half-day city tour. These itineraries guarantee capturing the spirit of this vibrant city, from its historical landmarks to its modern marvels. So book your tours now and come and experience the journey of Dubai’s Past & Present.



Half day traditional Dubai city tour inclusions:

  • Centralised or Hotel pick-up locations
  • Visit the Dubai Museum
  • Dubai Creek & Abra with Photo Stops Sightseeing.
  • Sightseeing in Gold Souq and Old Town Dubai
  • Jumeirah Mosque Sightseeing
  • Burj Al Arab Photo Stops
  • Photo Stops from Atlantis, The Palm Island.
  • Marina & JBR The Walk: Photo Stops
  • Canal View Sightseeing
  • Downtown & Dubai Mall Sightseeing
  • Burj Khalifa Sightseeing
  • Centralised or Hotel drop-off



  • Meals and beverages
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
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