Day trip

Dubai: Full-Day Sightseeing Tour From Abu Dhabi

Activity provider: Emirates Tours & Safari

Dubai: Full-Day Sightseeing Tour From Abu Dhabi

Activity provider: Emirates Tours & Safari

From US$ 85 per person

Discover the Old and New Dubai on a day trip from Abu Dhabi. Travel to the neighboring emirate by air-conditioned bus and explore its history, culture, and 21st-century architecture.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
• Pickup from any hotel or any mall within Abu Dhabi city limits • Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.


  • Behold the spectacular Burj Khalifa, the world’s highest building
  • See Dubai's most popular attractions including the Palm Jumeirah and Burj Al-Arab
  • Visit Dubai Museum and sail Dubai Creek on a wooden abra
  • Stroll and shop your way around Deira's colorful Gold and Spice Souks
  • Learn all about Dubai’s rise to prominence and its architectural wonders
Full description

Start your full-day Dubai adventure by meeting your guide in your hotel in Abu Dhabi. After a short meet and greet you will set off to discover one of the world's most fascinating, modern cities - Dubai.  Begin your tour with a drive to Dubai from Abu Dhabi - along the way, whilst heading through the outskirts of Dubai along the main highway you will witness one of the largest concentrations of skyscrapers in this region, and the third-largest concentration in the world.

This tour will showcase the difference between Old Dubai and New Dubai, giving you some insight into this multi-faceted city. Visit popular tourist locations in Old Dubai such as the Dubai Museum, Spice Market, Gold Souk, and the Abra Ride water taxi.

Follow this with a trip to New Dubai where you will pause for photo stops at landmarks such as the Burj Al Arab, Palm Jumeriah, Dubai Mall, and Burj Khalifa. End your journey through Dubai with a convenient and relaxing car ride back to your hotel in Abu Dhabi. 

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned bus
  • Entrance fee for Dubai Museum
  • Free to the Abra Ride taxi
  • Photo stops at the Burj Al Arab, Palm Jumeriah, and the Burj Khalifa
  • Food and beverages
  • Lunch
Covid-19 precautions
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
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • All participants 12 and older must present physical or digital proof that they've been fully vaccinated with a FDA or WHO-approved vaccine administered at least 14 days before the performance date. Children between 5-11 years old must present proof that they've received at least one dose of a FDA or WHO-approved vaccine and be accompanied by a vaccinated adult meeting the theater's entry requirements. Guests whose last vaccine dose (excluding boosters) was fewer than 14 days before the performance date must also present either a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the performance starts or a negative antigen test taken no more than 6 hours before the performance starts
  • Masks are strongly recommended for anyone indoors regardless of vaccination status. Unvaccinated participants are required to wear a mask while indoors
  • All participants aged 5 and older must present either proof of initial vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Please note that no lunch is included on this tour
  • This tour is non-refundable
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 145 reviews

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The tour was well organized, although a little more time in Dubai would have been great. (Then better leave out the 30 min carpet market, this event unnecessary! Who wants to buy a carpet on a day tour?) Better to use the time to see the Fountains Show at the Dubai Mall. That would have been great and would have rounded off a day in Dubai. Otherwise the day was well structured and well organized. We were picked up from the hotel on time and got a little insight into the mega city of Dubai. Although the tour was offered in English, our guide also spoke German, which was great!

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October 15, 2019

Great day from Abu Dhabi to Dubai

Thomas our guide was very informative throughout our trip.Lots of stops for photos ect, ending our day with a 90min stop at Dubai Mall. My only complaint was the 30min stop at the spice souk which I felt was a waste of time and we couldn’t get out of there quick enough as we were absolutely hounded by the stall owners.The others on the trip agreed with that.I would have given this review 5stars had it not been for this.

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June 27, 2019

Decent activity with somewhat wasted potential

We chose this activity because we wanted to visit Dubai for one day to see its most important landmarks and get to know its history and culture a bit better. While our guide was friendly and tried his best to make the activity more enjoyable, we felt like it could have been organized much better and like there was much wasted potential.

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June 8, 2019

Product ID: 187608