Dubai has a rich history built upon pearl diving and fishing, and initially began as a small fishing village on the banks of Dubai Creek. It was the discovery of oil in 1966 that really saw the city take off and grow into the vibrant city we see today with towering skyscrapers and world-famous attractions.
With so much to explore where do you start? We’ve put together some of the best sightseeing tours of Dubai that offer a unique experience and will make your next trip to Dubai truly memorable.
Tour with your tummy
If you love food then this unique tour is sure to appeal! Enjoying a local meal can uncover more about a culture than you might first imagine. Frying Pan Adventures offer guided ‘food walks’ through Middle Eastern and Indian cuisines prevalent throughout Dubai. You’ll try a variety of foods throughout and learn about the history of each dish. You’ll savour delicious smells and get an authentic taste of Arabic culture on this sightseeing tour of Dubai tour.
Sightsee from the sky on a seaplane adventure
Feel the thrill of a breath-taking water take off then soar above the city on a seaplane tour of Dubai. Every seat is a window seat so you can sit back, relax and enjoy unparalleled views of Dubai’s most iconic attractions. The Palm Jumeirah, Burj Khalifa and World Islands are all easily covered with this exciting tour. There are several tours and locations to choose from – the ultimate tour to do is Seawings Silver which is a 45 minute scenic flight. As well as the usual sights you’ll get to see Dubai’s newest landmarks Ain Dubai – which is set to be the world’s largest observation wheel and the Dubai Frame which stands on the border of ‘old Dubai’ and the city’s futuristic downtown heart. This sightseeing tour of Dubai is a must-do experience.
Discover Dubai's past on a Private Heritage Tour Dubai
Seawings offer an intimate year-round heritage tour with expert guides, finishing with a full traditional Arabic meal in Dubai’s oldest neighbourhood. Discover ‘old’ Dubai and take in the historic heart of the city on foot and by boat. Feast your senses in the city’s glorious spice and gold souks, enjoy a traditional Abra boat ride and explore Dubai’s past in local museums. There’s no better way to understand a culture than through its food, and this colourful tour concludes with a traditional Arabic meal in the famous Al Bastikiya precinct. The beauty of this tour is that groups are no larger than six people. We also offer this tour as a package with our Seawings Silver tour. Visit www.seawingslifestyle.ae
Join the gang for a motorcycle ride
If you’ve always wanted to ride a motorbike, this tour is for you! Flybike offer a range of motorcycle tours of Dubai’s most popular neighbourhoods. Don’t worry you won’t need your license, you’ll be driven by a professional driver on a Honda Gold Wing motorcycle or tricycle. Sit back and relax in the comfortable seat (that’s more like an armchair) and enjoy the sights! Each helmet is equipped with radio so you’re in constant contact with your driver while you go on this fun sightseeing tour of Dubai.
Cruise Dubai Creek while enjoying dinner
Bateaux Dubai has been sailing Dubai Creek for a decade, and it remains a firm traveller favourite today. While Dubai is known for being a desert city, the historic creek has played a key role in the city’s development, establishing it as a key trading port many years ago. You’ll take in the sights of Dubai while enjoying a sumptuous meal in air conditioned comfort. The boat design features extensive glass so that you can simply relax and enjoy the views while listening to the live band. See the floating bridge, Deira Clock Tower, Dhow Wharf and more as you cruise along the waterway that circle Dubai’s downtown heart. Visit www.seawingslifestyle.ae
Of all the sightseeing tours of Dubai, we think our Silver Seawings tour is the best! Join us for an exhilarating adventure from the sky and book in with us today.