Start with a hotel pickup in central Dubai, and hop inside your private, climate-controlled vehicle with an expert driver-guide at the wheel. Then, sink into the comfortable seats and enjoy the views as you set out on your 4-hour tour around old and new Dubai’s main landmarks.
Travel to Palm Jumeirah, the artificial island that juts out from the coastline, and is designed in the shape of a palm tree. Take in this glittering masterpiece, the largest man-made island ever built, and gaze at the luxury villas that line it as you head to Atlantis The Palm, the gigantic hotel that rises from its outer edges.
Enjoy a photo stop outside the hotel and then return to Jumeirah to take pictures of the equally stunning Burj Al Arab. This 7-star, sail-shaped hotel is topped with a helipad, and stands on its own small island off Jumeirah Beach.
Next, head to Jumeirah Mosque, and pause outside to admire the gleaming ensemble of domes and minarets. Learn how the mosque’s design blends traditional and contemporary Islamic architecture, and enjoy time to capture its beauty on camera.
From here, continue into the older part of Dubai, set around winding Dubai Creek. Head for Deira and delve into the Gold Souk and Spice Souks, two of the city’s oldest marketplaces.
Be introduced to the souks by your guide, and then enjoy free time to scout around the 500 and more stalls crammed into the maze-like lanes. Trawl the glittering gold, silver and jewelry outlets of the Gold Souk for gifts and treats, and soak up the vibrant colors and aromas of the Spice Souk, where the stalls are piled with herbs, spices and sweets.
After around four hours’ exploring, your private tour finishes with a hotel drop-off.