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Dubai City tour - Half day

This is a fascinating tour through the city of Dubai, also referred to as the City of Gold, we will explore a contrast between the past and present. The journey begins at the magnificent Jumeirah mosque and continues along the Jumeira beach road, which is the most luxurious urban area in Dubai. We pass in front of the Mercato themed shopping mall and stop for photographs at the Burj Al Arab (Arab Tower) hotel. We continue towards the Nad Al Sheeba camel and horse race tracks, where we can witness camels training.

We then head along the skyscraper area of Sheikh Zayed Road, also referred to as little Manhattan, where we pass by the Emirates Towers and Dubai World Trade Center. Then we drive along the Zabeel road, passing by the palace of Sheikh Mohammed, as well as the Sheikh Rashid palace, (No photography). We now head towards the Dubai creek, where we will stop for photographs of the creek side. We pass by the Al Bastakiya’s old-wind tower houses, which were built by the wealthy merchants of the past. Our next stop takes us to the historical Al Fahidi Fort, which has been converted into the Dubai Museum. The Museum is the 200 year-old restored Palace of Sheikh Saeed, which has important records of pearl diving and trading activities that went on. We then set out on foot as we navigate through the bustling alleys towards the spice and gold souks (markets) as you see insight of Dubai’s growth as a major trading center.