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Dubai City & Desert 2-Day Combo Package

1. Dubai City & Desert 2-Day Combo Package

This special combination package will give you an insight into the traditions of the desert outside of Dubai, as well as a close up look at the exciting modern architecture and historic sites of the city. You will go on a sightseeing tour of the city center, head for the desert on a 4WD Land Cruiser safari, and hit the Gulf on board an evening dhow dinner cruise. Dubai is one of the 7 emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates. It is rather like an independent city-state and is the most modern and progressive emirate in the UAE, developing at an unbelievable pace in the tourist and trade sectors especially. The second largest of the 7 Emirates, Dubai city is a bustling metropolis, while outside the city itself the Emirate is sparsely inhabited and characterized by desert vegetation. Day 1 Take a memorable evening cruise along Dubai Creek on board a traditional wooden dhow. Cruise by the stunning illuminated skyline, offering sights of traditional and modern architecture. See water taxis, old trading dhows, luxury yachts and modern architecture, such as the National Bank of Dubai, Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Sheikh Saeed's House, and Heritage Village. Enjoy a blend of Arabic and International music, along with a sumptuous buffet dinner, serving a wide array of continental and oriental dishes, and an excellent selection of beverages. Day 2 (City Tour is not available on Fridays) Take a Dubai city tour to get an excellent city orientation, with a stop at Dubai Creek, before a drive through the Bastakiya, Al Fahidi Fort, Ruler’s Court, Old Mosque, Textile Street, Central Bank, Ministry of Finance, Heritage Village, and the spice and gold souks. Proceed along Jumeirah Road, passing by the Dry Docks, Historical Union House, the beautiful Jumeirah Mosque, the Burj Al Arab - the world’s tallest 7-star hotel - and the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa. In the afternoon, you will go on a thrilling desert drive over the golden sand dunes of the Emirate, deep into the heart of the desert. Arrive at a traditional Arabic desert camp and enjoy the authentic ambiance of a typical Bedouin campsite, with traditional Arabian carpets, low tables and cushions for comfortable seating. Go on a camel ride, get a traditional henna painting, or simply enjoy the aromatic shisha pipe. Enjoy a sumptuous buffet meal with a wide variety of barbecue meats, salads, main-course, and desserts. The climax of the evening is a stunning performance by an exotic belly dancer, tanoura dancer, and fire dancer, all under a star-filled sky. Please note that supplement charges apply during Christmas and New Year's.

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Dubai: City Highlights Bus Tour with Dubai Museum and Transfer

2. Dubai: City Highlights Bus Tour with Dubai Museum and Transfer

Start your city tour of Dubai with pickup straight from your hotel. Then, dive into the city and compare and let your guide surprise you with the contrasts of old and new Dubai. See the city's traditional side and watch colorful abras sail along the Dubai Creek. Soak up the vibrant atmosphere and the exotic scents at the Spice Market and Gold Souk. Visit the historic Bastakiya district and make your way to the Dubai Museum, located in the old Al Fahidi Fort. Learn about how the city blossomed into a trading center. Then, go out and see the Dubai of today and marvel at the world's first 7-star hotel, the Burj Al Arab. Gaze up at the elegant towers of the Grand Mosque of Jumeirah. Head back to your accommodation with a better orientation of the city and a deeper insight into Dubai's many layers of history.

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Dubai: Bus Tour with Transfer

3. Dubai: Bus Tour with Transfer

Start with pickup from your accommodation in Dubai and head to the old town. Experience the historical side of Dubai and learn about the foundations of this metropolis. Stroll around the 18th-century Al Fahidi Fort, home of the Dubai Museum and the oldest existing building in the city. See the Jumeirah Mosque, known for its 8th-century Islamic architecture and said to be the most photographed mosque in the city. Watch the world go by at Dubai Creek and take photos of the traditional water taxis. Wander through the famous markets and gold and spice souks to absorb the bustling atmosphere. At the end of a day of sightseeing, enjoy the convenience of being dropped back off at your hotel.

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4-Hour Luxury Dubai Tour

4. 4-Hour Luxury Dubai Tour

Whether you're just passing through Dubai, or here for a longer stay, this inclusive tour will give you a great idea of how to plan the rest of your time in this glorious city. Dubai is a city of juxtapositions, and its luxury and ultra-modern buildings are all the more impressive when surrounded by the harsh surrounding desert. Perhaps you've just arrived for a short trip in the city, and you're interested in seeing some of Dubai's world-famous sights. This tour brings you to the most impressive and important landmarks of the city on a 4-hour luxury tour. Dubai is the second-largest Emirates in the UAE, and this drive will pick you up from your hotel before taking you to the Dubai Creek for a gorgeous photo stop. From here, drive to Al Bastakiya which is one of the oldest residential areas of Dubai. Here you can enjoy a look at what life has been like in the city since the 1890s. Then venture on to Al Fahidi Fort, which houses the Dubai Museum, and take a look at one of the oldest forts (and buildings) in Dubai, built in 1787! Then move on to the Ruler's Court and Old Mosque of Dubai. This huge mosque can hold nearly 1200 worshipers at a time, and is a privilege to see. No day in Dubai would be without a bit of shopping. Take the chance to explore Textile Street, and the Central Bank of Dubai as well. Here you can have a look at the bustling commercial life of the city before heading on to the Ministry of Finance and Heritage Village. The day allows you plenty of chances to take photos of the beautiful and famous sites, including the Jumeriah Mosque, the world's tallest 7-star hotel, and the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa!

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

5. 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.

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What people are saying about Ruler's Court

Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 47 reviews

It was a great experience and my family and myself had a great time. The only issue would be that our half day city tour which was initially scheduled for the first was postponed to the 2nd day with desert in the afternoon, and that is really not a good option since between the city tour and pick up time for safari the time is really short and we nearly missed lunch. Also it would have been wiser to inform us through a phone call to inform us of the change in schedule as we only became aware of same when we called them after waiting nearly 1 hour for pick up. The package in itself was a very good one and it helped us know more about DUBAI. Thanks You

Good organised tour with lot of commercial moments

The ctity sightseeing would be interstive if the tour guide Mr. Kamran Abbas had be more interestnig and not so boring speech with a lot of numbers about invested money. We had to stop 3 times at shops becouse of provision our tour guide. Because of the sightseeing éasted more than 5 ours. The desert safari was better, we had just 1 compulsory shopping stop.

Worthwhile 1.5 day program, covers the biggest highlights

Very courteous service. Before the transfer they always informed us of the exact pick-up time. The two buffets were Indian but very nice and ample. Overall I'd definitely recommend it!

Must have if you are visiting Dubai

Very nice dhow cruise with very tasty food and the city guide was very informative. But the best part was the desert safari with a very skilled driver and the barbecue was excellent.

worth every penny, excellend two days.

Excellent from start to finish, prompt pick up, looked after by guides throughout, would definitely recommend.