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

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 4 - 5 hours
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Live tour guide
Italian, French, English, Spanish, German
Pickup included
Meet your guide in your hotel lobby. Your pickup will be within 40 minutes of your selected time as per your location.


  • 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.
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Covid-19 Update

Due to health and safety regulations, this itinerary may change. See Know before you go for the latest updates.

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 1503 reviews

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Abdul Our guide was just great, there were only 5 of us in a mini van. He answered all questions well, drove us very safely through the city, provided us with cool mineral water and was there on time. It was a very informative journey from the beginnings of Dubai to the current state of modernity. Old times and stops were kept, sometimes there was something to try like dates or coffee. I recommend this city tour to anyone who wants to learn more about the history in half a day.

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June 2, 2022

This tour is really good if you are not staying long in Dubai. You can see some great parts of the town. For me was a big plus that we had transportation with air conditioning picking us up at the hotel and driving us to each location since everything is so far away in Dubai, and it is refreshing to relax in the car as well to drink some cold water before arriving to next location. Our guide Samih was full of information and answered all our questions. The only bad thing is that if you plan to buy something at the bazar, such as souvenirs, there is not much time to look around, find what you like, negotiate the price and return on time to the meeting point (we had 15 minutes). So either be really quick or plan to come again on your own. But I would definitely recommend it, we had an amazing time!

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April 20, 2022

This is a great sightseeing tour of Dubai for half day. Our guide Riah was excellent. Knowledgeable and nice and patient- we liked her very much. The tour and pick up left on time and even early. The guide communicated with us the pick up location and time one day before the twin and answered our questions regarding dressing etc’. Overall - great tour and great guide. Recommend!

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April 9, 2022

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