After pickup from your Dubai hotel, set off on your 4-hour sightseeing tour with a knowledgable local guide. On route, hear about Dubai’s history and culture, and admire the skyscrapers and monuments of this high-octane city.
Make your first stop at Dubai Museum, housed in the picture-postcard 18th-century Al Fahidi fort. Enjoy around 30 minutes to chart the city’s history through the artifacts and exhibits, including antique weaponry, costumes and photographs.
Next, board a wooden abra to cross Dubai Creek to Deira. Savor the city panoramas as your boat bobs over the waters, and go ashore to visit the Gold and Spice Souks. Dive into the bustling bazaars, and enjoy free time to peruse and purchase whatever takes your fancy (own expense).
Then, travel onward to Jumeirah, an upscale residential district of the city. Admire the exclusive villas here, and stop for photos outside Jumeirah Mosque, built in 1979 in traditional and modern Islamic architectural styles.
Pause to watch Dubai’s residents go about their daily lives, and continue to the Burj Al Arab, the iconic 7-star hotel perched off Jumeirah Beach. Snap pictures of the glittering, sail-shaped hotel from the sands before finishing your tour with a hotel drop-off.