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Dubai City Tours and Top Tour Packages

22 September 2015

Dubai is a land of dreams and wonders. With a number of tourists flocking to the city, it has emerged as a hot visiting hub. There are a number of sightseeing as well as customized tours giving various glimpses of the city in its full colors. Fitting every pocket and suiting all interests, head on for your vacation boarding a city tour bus or flying in a helicopter. No less wonderful is seeing the marvel of the city sailing in an exotic Dhow cruise. So let's have a look at a list of tours to go for while vacationing in Dubai.

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Big Bus Sightseeing Tour

With a comfortable fleet of Hop on and Hop off Double Deck buses, the big bus sightseeing tour is a good pick to explore the city. The open bus tour takes you on a ride of the city from the mazy old markets to the towering high rises of Burj Khalifa to the majestic Burj Al Arab. There are a number of tour operators who operate different kinds of sightseeing tours with a number of packages offered. Guided by a recorded commentary in many of the buses, the tourists are told about the various landmarks they are being visited to. Many of the buses also have a short stop over at various stops allowing the tourists to shop or walk around a while.

Dubai Cruise Tour

With the tour duration varying from 30min, 45min or 90 minutes, the Dubai Cruise sightseeing tour takes you to a splendorous boat ride at the magnificent Marina. Accompanied by a tour guide, the evening excursion varies from a 30 minutes to 90 minutes ride showcasing the glitzy high rises in the Palm and the Marina. A boat has generally an accommodation capacity upto 10 people. If you are looking for some thrill and adventure, the Ultimate 30 minute Thrill Boat ride will be your pick. Following a series of twists adding to your thrill, the fast paced boat takes you on the open waters at a very high speed. You can choose from a number of cruise options available.

Helicopter Tour

Experiencing the miniatures of the architectural designs geniuses is a moment to marvel on. With an aerial view of Dubai’s high skyline, the helicopter tour sightseeing is a wonderful way to see the city from top heights. Away from the busy traffic amidst the clear skies, the helicopter tour is a luxury making your vacation touch new heights. Nothing can give a better a better view of The Palm then sitting in a helicopter and watching this man made wonder from the top of the sky. With customized 12 minutes or 22 minutes tours especially designed, you can opt for the tour you want to go for.

Dhow Cruise

Sitting under the dazzle of the starlit skies, enjoy a lovely evening followed by a sumptuous meal at the famous Dhow Cruise in Dubai. Nothing can make the evening more romantic than sailing on the waters in a beautifully decorated Dhow, a traditional boat. Embellished with shining lights, the cruise comes with a complete entertainment package from belly dancing to various entertainment shows. The Dhows can be embarked from the Deira Creek with many of the operators providing pick and drop off facilities to and fro the hotel.

Pick up Time: 7pm
Boarding: 8pm
Duration: 2 hours
Location: Deira Creek (next to Sheraton Creek Hotel)

Hot Air Balloon Flight

Slip into the tranquility of the far stretches of the desert and enjoy an adventurous ride with a hot air balloon flight. With an accommodating capacity of maximum 24 people in the basket, the hot air balloon takes you in the skies accompanied by a trained pilot. The breath taking views of the golden sands sparkling high in the morning sun is a memorable experience difficult to forget. Watch the standing dunes, camels wandering and many other beauties of the desert from your hot air balloon. There are a number of tour options available with a number of tour operators offering different package deals.

Hatta Wadi Trip


Take a journey on the off roads to the Hajjar Mountains combining a unique experience of mountains and deserts. Commencing the trip from Dubai, the Hatta Wadi trip takes you on a beautiful journey of the mesmerizing wadi landscape in Hatta. With a number of water pools at Wadi, you can swim or take a dip in the azure pure waters. After relishing the wadi moments, your experienced 4×4 driver takes on a roller coaster ride in the desert bashing in the dunes. Many tour organizers make you peep in the desert life visiting the camel farm and giving glimpses of traditional lifestyle.

The pick and drop facility from the hotel is available with the duration of the tour going up to 6 hours.

Dubai Seaplane Sightseeing Tour

Get a taste of luxury and pamper yourself with unrivalled class and style. Ascending the heights up to 1500 ft., the Dubai Seaplane Tour takes on an exciting trip to see and witness the glories of Dubai from the marvelous Palm to majestic Burj Al Arab to the architectural wonder Burj Khalifa. The 40 minutes ride gives breathtaking views of the city with the tour options varying from the standard ones to specially designed luxurious personal tours.

There are various tours available like Dubai Creek Seaplane Sightseeing Tour, Dubai Jebel Ali Seaplane Sightseeing tour with Private Dubai Creek Seaplane Sightseeing Tour and Private Jebel Ali Seaplane Sightseeing Tour. So pick your tour choice and enjoy the unparalleled luxury.

Desert Safari Tour

Get in your 4x4 wheel drive and head on to the wide stretch of the calm and serene environs of the desert. The fun and thrill packed 5 hour Desert Safari excursion will rejuvenate your spirits and enchant you in its charm. With a number of activities to be enjoyed starting from sand boarding to dune bashing to adventurous quad biking, the safari is an ultimate experience of its kind. If you are a fun seeker, then nothing can excite you more than surfing on the sands. Learn the art of balancing sitting on the camel while enjoying the views of the desert. The safari operators provide with the pick and drop off facility to and fro the hotel.

Wonder Bus Tour

Have you ever ridden on the wheels while sailing in the waters? This is not a fantasy but a dream turned into reality with Dubai’s Wonder Bus Tours. This novel experience takes you on an exotic journey in the Creek waters witnessing the change of era from the old Dubai to this modern city. It is a first land and water bus tour of its kind with an experienced tour guide on the board to give the details of the hour long tour.

Location: Burjuman
Duration: 1hour

Limousine Tour

Visit the defining landmarks of Dubai while sitting relaxingly on the cozy seats of a limo. Limo is a luxury on wheels bringing the memoirs of royalty to your mind. Covering the iconic places of Dubai, the ride takes you to the visit of places like Burj Al Arab, Dubai Creek, Madinat Jumeirah and many others in one go. The duration of the tour varies from 2 hours to 3 hours and can be selected based on your choice. With an accommodation capacity of 8 people, many of the limo tour organizers arrange for pick and drop from the hotel.

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