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Modern and historic Dubai highlights

Dubai City Tour
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Shore excursion of the categorie "Culture & History"

4 hrs.
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Immerse yourself in the history of Dubai with us and discover how the former fishing village has become the dazzling metropolis of modern times.

SKU: DXB-004-00-EN

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Overview of the highlights

  • Historic district of Bastakiya
  • A ride on the Abra boat
  • Arab markets (Souks)
  • Burj Al Arab
  • Jumeirah Mos


Tour description

Your local guide will pick you up when you leave the ship and will welcome you on your exciting excursion in Dubai

Although the village of pearl divers and fishermen has long since been transformed into a modern and luxurious city with the help of contemporary architecture, you can still find traces of the historic city that existed 40 years ago. The “Traditional Dubai City Tour” will take you on a cultural journey back in time through a mini maze of buildings, narrow streets and meandering lanes of lively souks.

Highlights of the City Tour include a visit to the historically protected area of ​​Bastakiya and the 225-year-old Al Fahidi Fort, which also houses the Dubai Museum. You’ll also cruise the scenic Dubai Creek on a traditional Abra boat. Furthemore, you will visit the Spice Souk and Gold Souk with their alluring scents and shimmering jewels. After that you will be taken to the famous Burj Al Arab. The hotel’s silhouette resembles a sail of a boat. This iconic place has redefined the luxury standard in the hotel industry worldwide. We also take a look at the Jumeirah Mosque from outside.

Your tour guide will then bring you back to your ship at the agreed time.

We wish you an exciting shore excursion in Dubai!

Please note that the program and different destinations may also vary slightly in the process.


Excursion duration

4 hours


Start time in the afternoon at 01:30 p.m., additionally in the morning at 08:00 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays & Saturdays (you will be told the exact time). Please advise your chosen time when booking.


English/German (bilingual)

Difficulty level

Easy (panoramic tour with walks)



What to bring

Light clothing and comfortable, solid shoes. Don’t forget your camera, sunscreen and sufficient water.

Services not included

Min. number of participants

This tour requires a minimum of 5 passengers to run.

Important note

This is a shared tour. The group size may vary.

Your guide will await you right behind the security checkpoint inside the terminal or directly at the pier of you cruise ship. You will recognize your guide by a paging board with the note My Cruise Excursion.

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