Dubai Gold Souk Architecture

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Dubai: Frame Tickets, Creek, Souks & Blue Mosque Guided Tour

1. Dubai: Frame Tickets, Creek, Souks & Blue Mosque Guided Tour

Embark on an adventure of Dubai in the comfort of an air-conditioned minivan, discovering many of the city's highlights with a licensed guide. See the Palm Jumeirah, the Blue Mosque, Dubai Creek, and more up close. Visit the iconic Dubai Frame at your own pace, marveling at its grandeur. Begin your tour with pickup from your hotel. Start by stopping by The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah, our first attraction, and witness the magnificent view of Atlantis, The Palm Hotel before enjoying a Burj Al Arab photo stop from the beachside. Then, be driven to Al Farooq Omar Bin Al Khattab Mosque, popularly known as the Blue Mosque. The mosque’s design, inspired by the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, combines Andalusian and Ottoman architecture and can accommodate about 2000 worshippers at the same time. Visit the Dubai Creek and enjoy an Abra Ride (ancient water transport system) to cross the Creek. Stroll through the Gold and Spice Souks, lined with shops and stalls selling exquisite gold and spice items. Next, head to Al Khayma Heritage House at Al Fahidi Historical District. Enjoy Emirati hospitality with a welcome tea/coffee. Explore the old Emirati lifestyle as you tour the traditional house, learning more of UAE’s journey, starting with the desert from the tents to reaching Mars. Before concluding the house visit, explore the traditional Emirati bedroom with its antiques, observing the architectural expansion of the authentic house from the tent replica at the restaurant to Arish palm front houses finally to the megastructures. Then move to the last stop of the tour—the Dubai Frame. Witness the 150-meter building that replicates the shape of a photo frame. With 2 lofty towers connected by a glass bridge, you can see Old Dubai on one side and modern Dubai on the other. After the tour concludes, be dropped back to your selected location.

Dubai: Half-Day Private City Tour with Burj Khalifa Tickets

2. Dubai: Half-Day Private City Tour with Burj Khalifa Tickets

Experience Dubai, old and new, on a comprehensive half-day city tour, and visit the traditional Gold Souk, before going to the top of the world’s tallest building. Following a pick-up from your hotel, transfer to Dubai Creek on the way to the heritage area of Bastakiya. See the famous wind-tower houses in the city’s first neighborhood. Go to Dubai Museum at the 225-year-old Al Fahidi Fort, and learn about Arabic arts, history, culture and lifestyle. Take a traditional water taxi from Bur Dubai to Deira Dubai, and stroll through the Spice Market and Gold Market. Stop to take a photo of the Jumeirah Mosque and the sail-like façade of the grand Burj Al Arab Hotel. Enjoy some free time for a tea or coffee at Madinat Jumeirah Souk, an authentic recreation of an ancient Middle Eastern marketplace. Next, visit the manmade Palm Jumeirah Island and stop in front of the Atlantis Hotel. Marvel at the world-class accommodation, villas, and residential apartments of the crescent-shaped island, and see the site of Dubai Aquarium. Experience the beauty of Dubai’s skyscrapers from the Dubai Marina Walk, and admire the yachts of millionaires alongside traditional dhows. Drive along Sheikh Zayed Road, between yet more imposing skyscrapers, and head to Dubai Mall for a view of the Burj Khalifa. Enter the world’s tallest building to ride the fastest elevator on the planet. Go to the 124th-floor observation deck for panoramic city views. Take free time in Dubai Mall to watch the fountain dancing in sync with classical, Arabic, and world music, or to indulge in some fine dining before your drop-off in the Dubai Mall.

Dubai: Full-Day Tour with Optional Lunch

3. Dubai: Full-Day Tour with Optional Lunch

Discover the spectacular sights of Dubai, and learn how it developed from a small fishing village on Dubai Creek to the lively metropolis of today. Visit the old district of Bastakyia, and enter Dubai Museum in the ancient fortress of Al-Fahidi. Ride a water taxi across Dubai Creek and enjoy superb views of the city en route to Deira. Be enchanted by the exotic spices on sale in the famous Spice Souk. Then, ponder whether to buy any of the glittering souvenirs in the Gold Souk. Stop to take photos of the Jumeirah Grand Mosque, built in the medieval Fatimid tradition. Take a photo of the iconic Burj Al Arab, then, if the option is selected, you can go to the Burj Khalifa for an optional lunch around the musical fountains. Head to Dubai Mall, where more than 1,200 stores and a host of world-class designers can be found. Continue to Palm Islands to see the famous Atlantis Hotel, located at the crescent of Palm Jumeirah. Then take a stroll past the luxury yachts of Dubai Marina. Drive through the ultra-modern Jumeirah Lake Towers complex en route to the Barsha area with its famous Emirates Mall and permanent skiing facility.

From Abu Dhabi: Dubai Full-Day Tour with Optional Lunch

4. From Abu Dhabi: Dubai Full-Day Tour with Optional Lunch

On this tour, have the opportunity to discover the spectacular and lively metropolis of Dubai. The city, developed from a small fishing village at the Dubai Creek, presents itself today as a glamorous metropolis of the Arabian Gulf. Your visits starts with photo-stops of some iconic hotels such as the famous 7 star Burj Al Arab, and The Palm Island which is home to the Atlantis Hotel respectively. Then, proceed to the awe-inspiring Grand Mosque of Jumeirah for another photo-stop. If selected  enjoy lunch at the Dubai Mall in a restaurant. You will be just under the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest tower, and will spend 2 hours in the world's largest shopping mall, “The Dubai Mall,” where you can enjoy shopping and exploring the mall's many attractions. After that, start your journey back to Abu Dhabi passing the famous Emirates Mall. Reaching Abu Dhabi after a 1.5 hour drive.

Dubai: Private Stopover City Tour with Burj Khalifa Ticket

5. Dubai: Private Stopover City Tour with Burj Khalifa Ticket

Make the most of your transit through Dubai International Airport, and see the highlights of the city on a short stop-over tour. Following a pick-up from Dubai International Airport, sit back and relax in an air-conditioned coach or minivan as you drive towards New Downtown Dubai. Stop at the Burj Khalifa to admire the world’s tallest building. Observe Dubai and world from 124th/125th floor entrance tickets. Look up at the space-age tower as it soars to a height of 2,772 feet (828 meters). Lean back and peer upwards; you might just see the top! Drive along the 16-lane Sheikh Zayed Road, passing many of the high rise buildings that have changed the city landscape in the last few years. Your local tour guide will tell you facts about the skyscraper-packed city and its recent developments. See the iconic Burj Al-Arab Hotel on its own artificial island. Continue to the manmade island of Palm Jumeirah, designed in the shape of a palm tree. Discover luxury villas and exclusive hotels with enviable views of the gulf. Marvel at The Atlantis The Palm Hotel - arguably the island’s most famous building - imperiously perched on the edge of the Persian Gulf. Look at the promenade and yacht-filled Dubai Marina, and imagine life as an international billionaire. Visit the Dubai's oldest spice and gold souks and get a chance to relive the ancient historic culture of the region. On the way you have structures dating back to the 18th century. See the spectacular Jumeirah Beach Residence, home to dozens of franchise restaurants and cafés, and close to some of the best beach hotels and resorts in the city. Then, transfer back to the airport in time for your connecting flight.

Dubai: Private City Highlights Van Tour with Dubai Museum and Transfer

6. Dubai: Private City Highlights Van Tour with Dubai Museum and Transfer

Get your bearings and cover lots of ground on a sightseeing tour of Dubai with a private guide. Travel in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle from famous spot to spot. Explore Al Bastakiya, the oldest district in the city, as well as Al Fahidi Fort, the oldest building in the city and home to the Dubai Museum. Enter the museum to dive deeper into the past of the "city of merchants." Stop at the elegant Jumeirah Mosque, the largest and most spectacular mosque in the country. Visit Dubai Creek and see the traditional dhows and colorful water taxis. Witness Dubai's ever-changing cityscape and its record-breaking architecture. Admire the modern, sail-like form of the Burj Al Arab, the first 7-star hotel. Gaze up at the heavens as you pass the tallest building in the world, the monumental Burj Khalifa.

Dubai: Private City Highlights Van Tour with Transfer

7. Dubai: Private City Highlights Van Tour with Transfer

Start your private city tour of Dubai with convenient pickup from your accommodation. Discover a city of contrasts, from historic monuments to contemporary skyscrapers. Explore the old town with its traditional souks. See the vibrant water taxis cruising down the Dubai Creek. Experience the beating heart of this coastal city at the Dubai Marina. Admire the super yachts and the man-made islands such as the Palm Jumeirah. Allow yourself to get swept up in the hustle and bustle of downtown Dubai. Gaze up at the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, and stop to take photos in front of other modern architectural masterpieces. At the end of your tour, relax as your private guide takes care of taking you back to your hotel.

Dubai City: Full Day Private Tour

8. Dubai City: Full Day Private Tour

Discover the contrast of the city of Dubai and admire not only the historical quarters of the city but also the modern, futuristic Dubai during this 8 hours tour. Admire the unique architecture and skyline of Dubai during a photo stop at Burj Khalifa, which is the world's tallest building at 828 meters, with the world's fastest elevator. Choose to travel 124 floors into the sky in less than a minute with this optional ticket. Afterward, a visit to the Souk Madinat, an Arabic-style shopping center with many shops and restaurants. This place offers an interesting mixture of tradition and modernity and invites you to the majestic view of the luxury hotel Atlantis on Palm Island. Finally, dive into the history and culture of Dubai heritage by taking a traditional water tour through Dubai Creek to a typical Arabian spice and gold market. Let yourself be enchanted by the fragrance of the Orient and the glitter of gold.

Dubai City Tour with Burj Khalifa Visit

9. Dubai City Tour with Burj Khalifa Visit

Discover the bustling metropolis of Dubai with its dazzling skyline and pristine beaches. This 6-hour tour of the city of contrasts includes visits to Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, one of the largest aquariums in the world and the glittering sights of Dubai Marina, one of the trendiest spots in town. Your day begins with a pick-up at your hotel and a short drive to the rendezvous point. From there, you will be driven to the Dubai Mall, and then continue on to Burj Khalifa. A swift 50-second elevator ride takes you to the top of this iconic monument. Take in awe-inspiring views from the observation deck on the 124th floor. After your Burj Khalifa visit, you’ll have time to browse the Dubai Mall at your leisure and dine at any of the 500 restaurants available, before meeting your guide at the pre-designated location and pre-set time to continue the rest of your tour. Continue on to the Dubai Marina, one of the most fashionable neighborhoods in the city. Admire the moored yachts and the impressive skyscrapers and Marina Promenade. Next on the itinerary is Palm Jumeirah, aptly named for its unique shape. This manmade island caught the world’s attention and is now home to many luxurious hotels, restaurants and private residences. Take some photos during a stop across from Atlantis The Palm, home to sunken aquatic chambers, submerged ruins, and exhilarating water rides, before moving on to Souk Madinat Jumeirah. Shop at the Gold and Spice souks before continuing on to Jumeirah Mosque and the world’s most luxurious hotel, Burj Al Arab, for photo opportunities. After your day exploring the city, the coach will drop you off at your hotel.

Traditional Dubai City Tour

10. Traditional Dubai City Tour

This route takes you to the magnificent view of Dubai Creek, passing by the heritage area of Bastakia, with its old wind towered houses built by wealthy merchants. Stop at the 180-year-old Fort Al Fahidi, the city's oldest structure, and home to the Dubai Museum. Continue your journey by Abra, a traditional boat, and cross the creek toward the Spice Market followed by the Gold Souk. On your way to the most luxurious hotel in the world, Burj Al Arab, stop to take some photos next to Jumeirah Mosque, an architectural landmark of Dubai.

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What people are saying about Dubai Gold Souk

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 229 reviews

Hassan did a very good job getting us around and liaising with our driver and other providers. We would have loved to know beforehand that garments will be provided before going into the mosque. Some in our group had dressed in long sleeves which turned out completely unnecessary.

Great Introduction to Dubai. Fantastic photo opportunities. The Blue Mosque interesting, the view from the Frame great! And the video shown at the Frame amazing! The markets worth the visit with the guide and ours Hassan was very helpful and obliging! I do recommend this tour.

Picked up from hotel on time. Trip was excellent And great value in our opinion. This excursion took us to sights we wished to see easily and with fantastic information from our guide Hassan who was very informative and helpful and took great care of the group

Abdul was an excellent guide. Very knowledgeable and considerate I learned so much and will recommend the tour as a must do. Thanks

It was a very good experience, my guide was very friendly. Dubai frame was lovely.