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Dubai: Old and Modern City Tour with Blue Mosque Visit by OceanAir™️ provided by OceanAir Travels

Dubai: Old and Modern City Tour with Blue Mosque Visit by OceanAir™️

Dubai: Old and Modern City Tour with Blue Mosque Visit by OceanAir™️
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
4–5 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
200
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    4–5 hours
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    200
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4-5 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Awards
Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best
2022
Available languages
German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
What to expect
Awards
Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best
2022
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4-5 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Pick-up and drop-off from the selected hotel/location in Dubai
  • Clean and air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional and licensed tour guide of your selected language
  • Abra water taxi fees
  • Al Khayma Heritage House visit
  • Cold mineral water during the tour
  • Entry/Admission - The Al Farooq Omar Bin Al Khattab Mosque And Centre
  • Entry/Admission - Dubai Creek
Exclusions
  • Any extra services or expenses not mentioned above
  • Gratuities
Duration
4–5 hours
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Complimentary pickup is available from Dubai city hotels, apartments, and Cruise terminal Dubai ( Port Rashid ). Dubai Airport is available from the Holiday Inn Airport hotel. Pickup from Bab Al Shams, Al Maha resort, Sports City, Dubai Investment Park, and Jebel Ali is available for an additional fee.
  • Ports:
  • Cruise Terminal 2, 77CH+QXG - Port Rashid - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
  • Dubai Harbour, Dubai Marina - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please note, the tour duration will be between 4 and 5 hours, depending on traffic and pickup and drop off
  • This tour may be conducted in two different languages simultaneously
  • This trip is not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • The pickup time will be from 8:00 AM to 8:45 AM. Make sure to be ready at the hotel lobby by 8:00 AM. On Fridays, you will be picked up from 14:00 PM to 14:45 PM
  • Kindly share your WhatsApp number for easy communication during the pickup
  • Blue Mosque ( Photos Stop Conditions will apply if it’s Closed Due to COVID-19 pandemic)
  • Some visits might be closed due the COVID-19 Pandemic.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 200 travellers
Inclusions
  • Pick-up and drop-off from the selected hotel/location in Dubai
  • Clean and air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional and licensed tour guide of your selected language
  • Abra water taxi fees
  • Al Khayma Heritage House visit
  • Cold mineral water during the tour
  • Entry/Admission - The Al Farooq Omar Bin Al Khattab Mosque And Centre
  • Entry/Admission - Dubai Creek
Exclusions
  • Any extra services or expenses not mentioned above
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Complimentary pickup is available from Dubai city hotels, apartments, and Cruise terminal Dubai ( Port Rashid ). Dubai Airport is available from the Holiday Inn Airport hotel. Pickup from Bab Al Shams, Al Maha resort, Sports City, Dubai Investment Park, and Jebel Ali is available for an additional fee.
  • Ports:
  • Cruise Terminal 2, 77CH+QXG - Port Rashid - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
  • Dubai Harbour, Dubai Marina - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4–5 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please note, the tour duration will be between 4 and 5 hours, depending on traffic and pickup and drop off
  • This tour may be conducted in two different languages simultaneously
  • This trip is not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • The pickup time will be from 8:00 AM to 8:45 AM. Make sure to be ready at the hotel lobby by 8:00 AM. On Fridays, you will be picked up from 14:00 PM to 14:45 PM
  • Kindly share your WhatsApp number for easy communication during the pickup
  • Blue Mosque ( Photos Stop Conditions will apply if it’s Closed Due to COVID-19 pandemic)
  • Some visits might be closed due the COVID-19 Pandemic.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 200 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Palm Jumeirah
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    The Al Farooq Omar Bin Al Khattab Mosque And Centre
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Dubai Creek
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Al Khayma Heritage Restaurant | مطعم الخيمة التراثي
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Dubai
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Dorothy
Toronto, Canada1 contribution
Jan 2022 • Couples
I love taking small group city tours every time I travel, but it’s always a gamble as there are so many companies out there and quality isn’t consistent. Well, this tour was so incredibly worth it and I would recommend to anyone looking for a guided tour of the city. The group was really small at 7 people (it was Jan.1st) we had a small bus that would drop us off as close as possible to the stops; an expert guide, Maaz Khan, who gave us so much great information about everything we were seeing, took phenomenal pictures of us at every stop and not to mention we were first at every location before the majority of tourists arrived. Everything was so well planned and thought of it almost felt like a private tour. Excellent experience overall.
Written 2 February 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Angie S
Cortlandt Manor, NY119 contributions
The tour was amazing. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the Emirati culture. His experience added rich depth to our experience. We were also impressed with how much we covered in what seemed like a quick 6 hours. They even included a short boat ride which I was not loving at first since I get sea sick but in the end it was short and well worth it. I also recommend them because the large bus gave us the opportunity to spread out especially during these COVID times even though we are all vaccinated.

I can’t say enough. Highly recommend this tour. This is my second time in Dubai and it’s been 10 years since my last visit and his insight as a tour guide brought us up to date with changes since the last time we were here.

I also like that they take our questions and respond to our curiosity even about Islam and more. It was an enriching experience.
Written 15 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Voyage240655
2 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
A must do tour if you visit Dubai! It was made even more memorable by our awesome, extremely knowledgeable and jovial tour guide - Mr. Adnan!!

He was patient and welcomed our questions, took the time to explain and clarify anything we requested. There’s soo much about the history of UAE that I was not aware about and I left richer in knowledge and most grateful for the knowledge he imparted on my children who I had travelled with.

Besides the knowledge, there were spectacular spots where we took the professional pictures and he also took time to snap us photos with our phones. The tours and sightseeing were not rushed, we had a shared ride and he gave ample time and accommodated our children and those of the family we travelled with. I wanted a picture at the Dubai Frame and he incorporated into the tour and got us shots there.

Thank you Adnan for being a part of our DBX adventure and capturing lovely moments! We received our photos within 2 days of the tour which was exciting as we could see them even before we left the country. At the end of the trip, we tasted coffee & dates plus Ragag (Delish), what a way to be immersed in culture!

So if you visit Dubai, we would recommend this tour, the response time is timely and all instructions are provided well in advance. Ask for Adnan, he’s great!

With his permission; I’ve shared a picture of Adnan serving coffee, dates and Ragag to us. 🙏🏾
Written 21 April 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kacey S
New York City, NY4 contributions
Feb 2022
We did the 5 hour Dubai city tour with our guide/photographer Maaz Khan and had a great time! We booked the tour through Get Your Guide, and it was run by a local company called OceanAir Travels.

The night before the tour, OceanAir sent us detailed information regarding pickup and things to expect/bring for the tour. Khan then sent us a separate WhatsApp to give us an approximate time he would pick us up and to answer any questions we had.

The morning of the tour, we were picked up from our hotel and was greeted by Khan waiting for us in the lobby. I loved that the tour was kept as a small group because of COVID and because it allowed for Khan to give us more time and attention, instead of being herded around like cattle on one of those big bus tours. We were able to visit some of the known sites in the city without the hassle of having to find our way around. At each site, we were able to explore on our own a little bit and Khan patiently waited if we wanted more time.

Khan was very knowledgeable about each of the sites and gave us lots of information and great conversation. He also took lots of photos of us on his camera as well as on our phones, which is great because its always hard to stop others to help you take photos while on vacation and they are not as patient in terms of getting a good shot. Khan took us to great photo spots, walked us through poses that he knew looked good, and took other shots based on our own preferences/suggestions.

TLDR: all in all, good tour to get a brief summary and information on what the city has to offer and get great photos without the hassle of flagging strangers down or lugging your own gear. Not for if you want to spend a lot of time at one place, but this will help you narrow down things to do or places to revisit.
Written 14 February 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Julz
Madrid, Spain1 contribution
Communication:
I was on a solo trip to Dubai. I booked this tour as a last minute activity and communications with the tour agency was good. They informed me of when I should expect to be picked up for the tour. On the day of the tour, my guide was Shakil and he called/messaged before the pickup time.

The Tour & Tour Guide:
Together with two other tour participants (also travelling solo), we were shown around Dubai by Shakil and he suggested places to see and take photos…with interesting fun facts along the way. He was immensely helpful in taking photos with his camera and our phones. At the end of the tour, I came away with lots of photos and good memories. It felt more like a private tour with equal attention given to each participant, customised photo sessions, photos spots and poses. For me, it was important to be shown around or photographed by someone who had a friendly personality, as well as good knowledge of the city and its people…an important factor to look out for if you’re planning to do this activity.

The Photos:
A couple of days after the tour, the photos were shared with me via Google drive and the quality was impressive. Still good experience with comms from the agency.
I would’ve preferred sunnier weather but oh well…my trip was in January and I booked the tour on what turned out to be a rainy and windy day.

Tip: Take a change of clothes if you wish.

I am happy I took this tour and would recommend it. My activity was on a rainy, cloudy, and windy day, but thankfully Shakil had a commendable personality to encourage smiling during the photoshoots. Oh, and he came prepared with bottles of water, umbrella, and abaya for the ladies during the Mosque visit.

I hope you book it and I hope you have a pleasant experience.
Written 19 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

gruenspecht
Berlin, Germany12 contributions
Jan 2022 • Solo
Our friendly city guide and photographer Adnan picked up all group participants on time from their respective hotels. We were a colorful mixed group of singles and a couple from different countries. Adnan managed to quickly establish a pleasant atmosphere in our group, so we often laughed during our tour. On the way to the individual stops, Adnan told us a lot about the individual sights / attractions not only of Dubai, but of the Emirates as a whole. Not monotonously, but in a casual way, which always included us.We could also ask questions at any time, which he has competently answered to the best of his knowledge and conscience. He was impressed by his many years of experience. What I also found very good is that he always included us in the stops and asked for special stops on the way to the stops, so that every tour participant had the opportunity to propose his attration he will see. Even as a photographer I can only recommend Adnan without hesitation. He didn’t just take excellent pictures of me. Even by own pictures, he often gave all group participants competent support for poses and light, which was noticeable in the originality and quality of the pictures. His knowledge of Islamic culture and faith were outstanding. It was impressive to see how safe, competent and convincing he performed it in an ever more relaxed atmosphere. Although I have often travelled to the Emirates, I found the tour with Adnan as guide totally enriching and informative. Adnan was a friendly and knowledgeable guide during the whole tour. I also met him as a very likable person.
Written 14 March 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Netali
1 contribution
Apr 2022 • Family
הזמנו דרך סוכן חיצוני סיור לעיר העתיקה והחדשה של דובאי להיום 25/4/22 .
אנחנו זוג פלוס ילד בן 5.5 ,אנחנו חייבים לציין לטובה קודם כל את המדריך שלנו rizwan שהיה מדוייק בזמנים .
אסף והחזיר אותנו למלון וכל הסיור הועבר בהסברים מפורטים ובנועם ובסבר פנים יפות.
היה לנו ממש כייף ונהננו מאוד מחברתו שאפילו שיתפנו
נושאים אחרים בנינו.
לסיכום אנחנו מנקדים את הכל מההתחלה ,האווירה ועד לסוף הסיור כציון 10/10.
תודה על הכל עד לפעם הבאה בדובאי.

We booked through an external tour of Dubai's old and new city for today 25/4/22.
We are a couple plus a 5.5 year old child, we must mention first of all our guide rizwan which was accurate at times.
Collected and took us back to the hotel and the whole tour was passed with explanations and kindness and beautiful hospitality.
He had a lot of fun and we really enjoyed his company that we even shared
Other issues.
In conclusion we score everything from the beginning, the atmosphere to the end of the tour as a 10/10 score.
Thanks for everything until next time in Dubai
Written 25 April 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Justyna
11 contributions
Apr 2022 • Friends
I highly recommend the Old and New Dubai tour.😊 The Maaz khan guide gave us a lot of knowledge about the origin of the city, buildings and culture, and about the present day Ramadan. Thanks to this trip I fell in love with Dubai and will definitely be back. We would like to thank our guide for care during the trip, for empathy and kindness, and for new knowledge.Girls grom Poland recommend 🥰❤️🇵🇱
Written 18 April 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

OmegaManUltra
Alberta, Canada31 contributions
Jan 2022
Salma, from OceanAir Travels, was very courteous and thorough answering all our questions in preparation for our tour. Zeeshan, our guide, was very knowledgeable and courteous as well. He is fluent in Spanish, so we were very comfortable speaking in our mother language. The tour went on, even when nobody else booked for that day, so we were alone in the car, which made tour even more personal. We enjoyed every minute of our experience with Zeeshan and will recommend this tour to anyone who wants an introduction to this amazing city and its culture.
Written 8 February 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Companion61333
2 contributions
My guide/photographer Maaz Khan was very friendly and professional. He knew exactly where the best photo spots are at each attraction and took a lot of nice pictures of me. He also told us the history of Dubai and the stories of each attraction. The food at the restaurant was also very delicious! Just hope the tour can be a little longer and more picture opportunities at the old district.

This was my first time joining a tour with photographer and I wish I knew about this earlier so I could have joined their other city tours and capture more nice pictures. Highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants more professional pictures for your Instagram.
Written 2 March 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Amazing day out
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Best Day Ever
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We had the best day with oceanair travels! The experience was great, guide was amazing. Would recommend!
We had the best day with oceanair travels! We were picked up from our hotel by our guide Naveed and from the minute
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Great tour and great guide!
Great tour with lots of great spots to view and take pictures. Abdul was a great guide! Very helpful and knowledgea
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It was a great experience unforgettable experience we had so much fun
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❤️❤️❤️
It was an amazing experience, my friend Abood recommended me this tour, my guide Adnan was so fun. ❤️❤️ Lovely trip
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AD My tour guide
It was the best tour ever in dubai with AD our tour guide Everything was immaculately planned and AD , our persona
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Amazing and Excellent!
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Best trip of our lives.
We had an excellent tour guide, Nishantha, who made the day the best experience. We recommend to all
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Good experience
The experience is great, we passed a nice time, and we can look the most important place in Dubai, the golden marke
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Kudos to Lala and Inam!
Lala and Inam are both amazing captains. We were a family of 8 with a 2 year old. They took care of everyone and we
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Amazing experience with siddik
The experience was marvelous and beyond expectation, the dun bashing, dinner, entertainiment was very nice, the tou
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