Day Tour

Dubai - A City of Architecture and Culture (12 Hours)

Desert Gate - UAE

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Valid for Travel Now Through: 11 Apr 2019

Dubai - A City of Architecture and Culture (12 Hours )

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Tour Features


  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Sightseeing



Recommended Ages

All Ages

Activity Level



Pickup from your hotel at 0900 for a full day discovery with a renowned local architect.

We will be in a airconditioned modern van with English speaking driver. Water and cold towels will be supplied. The proposed itinerary includes but is not limited to the following stops and points of interest.

Visit the presentation centre of the government-owned development company Nakheel to get to know all about the Palm and The World Islands projects. These will be presented and discussed with the aid of models and satellite plans.

Reach Aquaventure Waterpark via Monorail followed by a short tour and explanation of the iconic Atlantis The Palm Hotel and its situation on the famous Palm Jumeirah project.

Explore by foot Dubai Marina, a city within the city, Marina Walk and Jumeirah Beach Residence with guidance.

Visit the Business Bay presentation centre and tour through this vast area where more than 230 towers are, under construction or have been finished and delivered. We will also see the new Dubai Canal project, which has recently been finished connecting the Dubai Creek “the long way round” to the sea. Although there is not a lot to see yet, we can park close to the St Regis Dubai hotel and walk a little along the canal to get a feeling of how it will be when totally finished.

Move on to Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC), which has attracted high-profile companies from all over the world. The architecture of the American-English office, Gensler, gives the DIFC area an appearance of the highest international standards. Walk through the area to get a better understanding of the level of architecture and commerce that has been attracted, including Ritz Carlton and Four Season hotels

Experience Burj Khalifa & the observation deck "At the Top" at level 124 where we have tickets for PrimeTime. Designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, Burj Khalifa is the tallest structure in the world (828 meters high) and has been the backdrop for many movies.

Explore Downtown Dubai. Surrounding Burj Khalifa, master developer Emaar has created Dubai‘s new downtown ensemble, complete with the world‘s largest shopping mall, the Dubai Opera and a new ‘old town’ quarter. Walk around the central lake and enjoy the Dubai Fountain show.

After a long day, time Dinner at a selected restaurant (according to your culinary taste) in the Downtown Area with a renowned Arabian Cultural expert. He will discuss business culture and Simply Culture 101.

After a wonderful dinner, head back to your hotel for a night of well earned rest

About Us

For 14 years, Desert Gate has been delivering memorable experiences to guests coming to the UAE from all around the globe. Desert Gate is a full service Premium Experience Provider with the ability and expertise to deliver wonderful lifelong memories to even the most demanding guest. From the moment you are greeted by our Welcome Concierges and are handed your highly personalized information folder, your trip becomes our highest priority and we will assign you a Specialist to make sure that every element of your stay is simply beyond expectations.

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Valid for Travel Now Through 30 Jun 2019
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Seeing Dubai.

By: GL

Reviewed on: 28 Nov 2017

Desert Gate did an excellent job of delivering an incredible introduction to Dubai for us as first time visitors. The Dubai Cultural Tour, the Desert Safari, and the early morning hot air balloon ride all exceeded our expectations.
Travel Advisor:  Jen Mitchell

Tour of all 7 Emirates

By: Steve Guinn

Reviewed on: 16 Feb 2018

Fantastic all the way around. Our guide, Tatiana, was one of the best we've ever had. Great attitude and knowledge of the country. She and driver had never toured all 7 Emirates in the same day...14 hours, so it was quite an accomplishment, in my view, all the way around....Tatiana/Driver, Desert Gate, Catherine Conn and us for trying to do it and accomplishing it. What an impressive Tatiana had a lot to work with. Would highly recommend this Operator, tour guide, driver, travel planner, etc.
Travel Advisor:  Catherine Conn

Great Trip

By: Mikee

Reviewed on: 25 Apr 2018

Everything went smooth once we arrived in the UAE. It was awesome and all of our guides were nice and helpful. We got to experience everything on our wish list
Travel Advisor:  Andrew Butler

Did not stay - cancelled for health reasons

By: Shanetella

Reviewed on: 22 Oct 2018

Did not stay - cancelled for health reasons
Travel Advisor:  Joyce Krichman