Private Tour: Dubai Layover Sightseeing Tour With Round-Trip Airport Transfers

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 Hrs 30 Mins
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  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Private pick up from Dubai Airport Terminal 1, 2 , 3 or Dubai Cruise Terminal ( port Rashid)
    Private pick up and drop of can be arranged from Dubai City - Deira / Bur .. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Faced with a layover at Dubai airport? Check out Dubais highlights on a 4.5-hour private layover tour, with round-trip airport transfers included. Travel in a private vehicle with your own guide and admire spectacular landmarks including the sail-shaped Burj Al-Arab, Burj Khalifa and more. Plus, see the citys old wind-tower houses, visit Dubai Museum, cross Dubai Creek on an abra water taxi, and visit the Spice and Gold Souks. With a flexible itinerary and just five miles (3 km) between the airport and the city, its an ideal stopgap between flights.


  • Comprehensive tour of the city
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

Know More about this tour

Start your layover tour with a pickup from Dubai International Airport at a time that suits your flight arrival. Hop inside your air-conditioned private vehicle and set off on your tour of Dubais highlights. Chat to your guide about any sights you want to see more or less of as this a private tour, the itinerary can be tailored around you.
As you travel, hear fascinating facts about Dubai and its incredible transformation from a fishing port to the city it is today, all since the discovery of oil in the mid-20th century.
Snap photos of the sail-shaped Burj Al-Arab, one of the worlds tallest hotels, and catch glimpses of the soaring 2,716-foot (828 meter) Burj Khalifa, the worlds highest building.
Continue into Jumeirah, one of Dubais upmarket residential areas, and admire Jumeirah Mosque before driving to the Al Bastakiya quarter, home to a cluster of restored courtyard houses with traditional wind-towers. Stretch your legs around the narrow lanes as your guide explains how the towers capture and circulate cool breezes, and hear how the area was first settled by pearl and textile merchants in the 1900s.
Stay on in Bastakiya to visit Dubai Museum, housed in the 18th-century Al Fahidi Fort. Head inside with your guide to chart Dubais history through the interesting exhibits and learn about life here before the oil boom.
Next, board a traditional abra water taxi to sail across Dubai Creek, the central waterway, to the Deira district. Absorb the city views from the water and breathe in the heady aromas around the colorful spice and herb stalls of the traditional Spice Souk. From here, head to the Gold Souk and browse for bargains at the myriad of shops glittering with gold, platinum and gemstones.
Then, when the time comes, your tour ends with a drop-off at Dubai International Airport.


Local guide

Airport pickup and drop-off

Transport by private air-conditioned vehicle

Abra water taxi ride



Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Infants must sit on laps

Itinerary may be altered due to layover time in Dubai

Minimum 6-hour layover required

A current valid copy of your passport is required on the day of travel

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

  • 07-Oct-2019

    This was the perfect solution for a long layover. It gives you the opportunity to see and learn about the amazing city of Dubai and its evolution.

  • 01-Apr-2018

    Excellent overview tour of Dubais main attractions. A few extras were thrown in because we had time it was Saturday and traffic was relatively light. Regina was iformative, congenial, accommodating and efficient. The driver ?Habib was also effective and timely. I was picked up at my hotel right on schedule, and dropped off at the airport with plenty of time to catch my flight. Overall, a memorable experience.

  • 11-Jan-2018

    Not enough time to see everything. Too many lines to get to see all the main events.

  • 12-Jul-2016

    Accommodating, pleasant and caters to our needs. Highly recommended.

  • 28-Mar-2016

    Our tour guide was absolutely the best! I would HIGHLY recommend this tour to anyone! There was a contact person holding up a sign at the airport with our name on it. He connected us with our tour guide and driver. The van was nice and had air conditioning. Our guide listened to our requests and did his best to accommodate our requests! This tour was fantastic!

  • 05-Feb-2016

    Very promptly received at Dubai airport as per plan and provided superb arrangements with personal touch. Ms.carla guide is awesome and excellently explained all places.

  • 08-Nov-2015

    Excellent guide.

  • 18-Oct-2015

    We had a great tour! Our guide Mr. Mehul was very knowledgeable and very friendly, he accommodated all our request and made our trip very memorable, we are very grateful to him. We enjoyed all the places we visited and enjoyed shopping at gold souk.