Dubai City Tour Excursion Reviews

Embark on a tour of Dubai, the second largest of the seven Emirates and considered to be the commercial capital of the Middle East. Its blend of East and West is apparent in its mosques, museums and modern skyline.
it was supposed to be easy as most of the people were seniors.
Sail Date: March 2019
it was supposed to be easy as most of the people were seniors. Most had a hard time keeping up due to time and never really got to take in the views.
it was supposed to be easy as most of the people were seniors. Most had a hard time keeping up due to time and never really got to take in the views. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Costa Cruises
Excellent city tour, takes you to so many interesting places.
Sail Date: December 2017
Excellent city tour, takes you to so many interesting places.
Excellent city tour, takes you to so many interesting places. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
The tour was not too long and our guide was good.
Sail Date: December 2017
The tour was not too long and our guide was good. We saw a mosque from the outside, the posh hotel shaped like a ship, and drove through the sky scrapers. Very impressive. We went to the spice souk and then on to the gold and silver souk ... Read More
The tour was not too long and our guide was good. We saw a mosque from the outside, the posh hotel shaped like a ship, and drove through the sky scrapers. Very impressive. We went to the spice souk and then on to the gold and silver souk where we were given 20 minutes to look, but were told not to buy anything as it would take too long!!! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Excellent .
Sail Date: November 2017
Excellent . Covered most things we wanted .bus sometimes stuck in traffic as roads so busy .
Excellent . Covered most things we wanted .bus sometimes stuck in traffic as roads so busy . Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We took the embarkation transfer that included a city tour of Dubai.
Sail Date: April 2017
We took the embarkation transfer that included a city tour of Dubai. They greeted us and took us to the bus, where we sat for 45 minutes without any explanation. I think they were waiting for more people from other flights, but no one ... Read More
We took the embarkation transfer that included a city tour of Dubai. They greeted us and took us to the bus, where we sat for 45 minutes without any explanation. I think they were waiting for more people from other flights, but no one told us that. There were already a bunch of people on the bus, and we could see the hotel they were taking us to from the bus, so it seemed like they could have taken us to the hotel and come back for the rest of the people. Eventually, we got to the hotel, where we were told we could have a nice, relaxing hot breakfast before our tour, but relaxing it wasn’t. We had less than half an hour to wait in line and check in for the cruise, go to another desk to check in for the tour, and have breakfast (it was a nice buffet). We were still trying to gobble down some food when they announced that we needed to get on the bus for the city tour. In the future, they should get people to the hotel faster or adjust the departure time of the tour so it isn’t so hectic. The tour itself was great, with a couple photo stops, a short visit in the bastakiya quarter, and a longer stop near the souks. We thought it was a nice overview for anyone who hasn’t been to Dubai before. When we got to the pier around 2:00 the only thing we had to do was have our pictures taken. The bags went straight from the bus to the cabin. Overall, I would recommend this if you have time to kill after your flight lands before you can get on the ship. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Dubai is extraordinary and the architecture is wonderful.
Sail Date: April 2017
Dubai is extraordinary and the architecture is wonderful. Yes it's a display of incredible wealth but well worth seeing.
Dubai is extraordinary and the architecture is wonderful. Yes it's a display of incredible wealth but well worth seeing. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Seabourn Cruise Line
We were picked up at our hotel, the Best Western Premier Deira, and went to see the Burj al Arab ...
Sail Date: March 2017
We were picked up at our hotel, the Best Western Premier Deira, and went to see the Burj al Arab hotel (outside view) and then went to the Jumeirah Grand Mosque for an outside visit. Next we went to the Dubai Museum for a tour. We ... Read More
We were picked up at our hotel, the Best Western Premier Deira, and went to see the Burj al Arab hotel (outside view) and then went to the Jumeirah Grand Mosque for an outside visit. Next we went to the Dubai Museum for a tour. We crossed Dubai Creek on a traditional boat and toured the Spice Market and then the Gold Souk. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Evening 3 hour tour in open top bus.
Sail Date: February 2017
Evening 3 hour tour in open top bus. Very good and very knowledgeable guide - Big Bus was the operator. Lots of sights and information. The only thing I'd drop is the 15 minute stop for the Wafi Light and Music show - not very good ... Read More
Evening 3 hour tour in open top bus. Very good and very knowledgeable guide - Big Bus was the operator. Lots of sights and information. The only thing I'd drop is the 15 minute stop for the Wafi Light and Music show - not very good and could be substituted by a walk through the Wafi Mall instead. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Good oversight of the city and then taken to the airport
Sail Date: February 2017
Good oversight of the city and then taken to the airport
Good oversight of the city and then taken to the airport Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
If I am in a city for the very first time I take a hop on hop off bus tour.The shuttle took us ...
Sail Date: February 2017
If I am in a city for the very first time I take a hop on hop off bus tour.The shuttle took us from the port to the Dubai Mall bus stop and there I chose the so called blue MODERN route visiting the Jumeirah Mosque,Burj Al Arab,Atlantis ... Read More
If I am in a city for the very first time I take a hop on hop off bus tour.The shuttle took us from the port to the Dubai Mall bus stop and there I chose the so called blue MODERN route visiting the Jumeirah Mosque,Burj Al Arab,Atlantis the Palm,Mall of the Emirates, e.g.he weather was glorious,the bus had a supply of bottled water and had it not been for the most uncomfortable seats, I would give the tour 5 stars. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We took this tour mainly because it gave us an overall tour of the city and dropped us off ...
Sail Date: January 2017
We took this tour mainly because it gave us an overall tour of the city and dropped us off conveniently at the airport. A nice surprise was the stop at Jumeirah Beach to view the Burj Al Arab - too bad this was not mentioned in the Shore ... Read More
We took this tour mainly because it gave us an overall tour of the city and dropped us off conveniently at the airport. A nice surprise was the stop at Jumeirah Beach to view the Burj Al Arab - too bad this was not mentioned in the Shore Excursions write-up so we didn't have to spend time visiting this earlier on our own. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The trip picked you up at 7.30am, just daylight, and progressed to a mosque for a photo stop as it ...
Sail Date: January 2017
The trip picked you up at 7.30am, just daylight, and progressed to a mosque for a photo stop as it was closed. We then drove to the Burj Al Arab for another photo stop, didnt get to see the Palm Islands. After a lengthy stop at a museum we ... Read More
The trip picked you up at 7.30am, just daylight, and progressed to a mosque for a photo stop as it was closed. We then drove to the Burj Al Arab for another photo stop, didnt get to see the Palm Islands. After a lengthy stop at a museum we headed to the Souks where we were given an amazing 10 minutes in the spice souk and 20 mins in the gold souk before the rep rushed us back to the coach, we were back on board before Noon. We couldnt take a taxi later as the ship set sail at 4pm Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Marella Cruises (formerly Thomson Cruises)
Combined 5 hrs City tour that enden at Burj Khalifa for sunset inluding fast line tickets
Sail Date: January 2017
Combined 5 hrs City tour that enden at Burj Khalifa for sunset inluding fast line tickets
Combined 5 hrs City tour that enden at Burj Khalifa for sunset inluding fast line tickets Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
not very good organized, price was okay, we got tickets for 3 days, but paid only for 2 days with a ...
Sail Date: January 2017
not very good organized, price was okay, we got tickets for 3 days, but paid only for 2 days with a lot of extra perks. traffic was so huge, that every route took so long and we could not visit all the places, we wanted to see. Every time ... Read More
not very good organized, price was okay, we got tickets for 3 days, but paid only for 2 days with a lot of extra perks. traffic was so huge, that every route took so long and we could not visit all the places, we wanted to see. Every time had to wait so long for the next bus to change the route. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Spent a lot of time in traffic jams.
Sail Date: December 2016
Spent a lot of time in traffic jams.
Spent a lot of time in traffic jams. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Our last day and the worst excursion.
Sail Date: November 2016
Our last day and the worst excursion. We just drove past a some of the sites. We stopped at the Burj al arab hotel, but the guide told us as we got off 'we wont belong - it isnt a very good view from here' - so why stop there? ... Read More
Our last day and the worst excursion. We just drove past a some of the sites. We stopped at the Burj al arab hotel, but the guide told us as we got off 'we wont belong - it isnt a very good view from here' - so why stop there? The museum was just a bit strange and we spent much of the time in the souk trying to find people who were lost. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Dubai is not really built for a bus.
Sail Date: October 2016
Dubai is not really built for a bus. The old city is best seen by walking. For transportation, I would suggest the metro as we spent a lot of time sitting in traffic.
Dubai is not really built for a bus. The old city is best seen by walking. For transportation, I would suggest the metro as we spent a lot of time sitting in traffic. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
I rate this terrible, due to the horrendous traffic, hours on the bus and the uninformative tour ...
Sail Date: October 2016
I rate this terrible, due to the horrendous traffic, hours on the bus and the uninformative tour guide. We started out late--no apology whatsoever, this put us in 5 p.m. traffic. Spent oh so long on drive to the palm islands, which we ... Read More
I rate this terrible, due to the horrendous traffic, hours on the bus and the uninformative tour guide. We started out late--no apology whatsoever, this put us in 5 p.m. traffic. Spent oh so long on drive to the palm islands, which we could not see. During the long, long bus ride we receive no information on the city or country except Dubai, has a lot of money, construction is high and they have the biggest, best, etc. Boring!! We finally reach the mall where the tallest building is located, spent over an hour and half, mostly getting and out. Beautiful at night, but for me not worth the time. We did not go to the Souk as stated in the description. We returned 2 hours later than stated. The guide didn't appear to know exactly where he was going, since he kept checking his phone for information or directions. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Azamara
Saw quite a lot of Dubai, a fair bit of walking involved
Sail Date: May 2016
Saw quite a lot of Dubai, a fair bit of walking involved
Saw quite a lot of Dubai, a fair bit of walking involved Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Did our own via private taxi.
Sail Date: May 2016
Did our own via private taxi. Very fascinating
Did our own via private taxi. Very fascinating Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
informative
Sail Date: May 2016
informative
informative Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We took the city tour with airport drop off, as we had time to fill in before our flight.
Sail Date: May 2016
We took the city tour with airport drop off, as we had time to fill in before our flight. It was rather rushed, specially the museum, which we only had time to walk through quickly, and we missed the shopping mall, but this was due to very ... Read More
We took the city tour with airport drop off, as we had time to fill in before our flight. It was rather rushed, specially the museum, which we only had time to walk through quickly, and we missed the shopping mall, but this was due to very heavy traffic, and some passengers needed to get to the airport early. However this was not the fault of the tour operator, and we had a very informative guide who gave us lots of information. It was a good introduction to Dubai. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
With two days here, we spent the first day on our own at the Dubai Mall and going to the very top ...
Sail Date: April 2016
With two days here, we spent the first day on our own at the Dubai Mall and going to the very top of Burj Khalifa. It's best to wait and see if it's a clear day before committing the $$$ to go up. The clouds lifted and we had an ... Read More
With two days here, we spent the first day on our own at the Dubai Mall and going to the very top of Burj Khalifa. It's best to wait and see if it's a clear day before committing the $$$ to go up. The clouds lifted and we had an amazing experience. On day two we chose the city tour with airport drop off. Our guide was excellent and we saw all the major sites in old and new Dubai before arriving at the airport. **Be aware, the airport does not allow any check-ins until 3 hours before your flight-even business class where you could hang out in the lounge. Therefore, you can store your luggage and take off or book a room at the airport hotel for the day and hang out at the pool and shower before your flight. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Azamara
Good for orientation of this fantastic city although guide a bit abrupt and rude sometimes.
Sail Date: February 2016
Good for orientation of this fantastic city although guide a bit abrupt and rude sometimes.
Good for orientation of this fantastic city although guide a bit abrupt and rude sometimes. Read Less
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In the morning we completed the city tour, again great service, very informative and great guide, ...
Sail Date: November 2015
In the morning we completed the city tour, again great service, very informative and great guide, visit to the souks was a bonus. Would do this tour again.
In the morning we completed the city tour, again great service, very informative and great guide, visit to the souks was a bonus. Would do this tour again. Read Less
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