Spotlight on Dubai: Private and Group Tours

Allison Sodha

Did you know that Sodha Travel coordinates tours to Dubai? Dubai is a bustling, modern city and one of the seven emirates that encompass the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Only a 3.5 hour flight from India, it is also a popular stopover destination for travelers visiting South Asia. Dubai offers visitors a unique blend of modernity and traditionalism, as well as some of the most luxurious hotels in the world.

Sodha Travel offers 18 tours of Dubai and Abu Dhabi, the capital of UAE. Read on for a description of our most popular Dubai tours:


Dubai is a city of ages that rises out of the desert and crowns the gulf coast with its presence. Our route takes us to the magnificent view of Dubai Creek, passing by the heritage area of Bastakia, with its fascinating old Wind Towered Houses built by wealthy merchants. We will have our stop at the 180 year old Fort Al Fahidi. Here Dubai Museum records the city's past with all its developing stages. We continue our journey by Abra - traditional boat, to cross the Creek towards the Spice Market followed by Gold Souk. On our way to the most luxurious hotel in the world, Burj Al Arab, we will stop for a photo shoot next to Jumeirah Mosque, an architectural landmark of Dubai. The final glance of the tour is an experience of tasting one of the most delicious cuisine in a magical atmosphere of Burj Al Arab.

Burj Al Arab, Dubai Burj Al Arab, Dubai


Our safari gives you an opportunity to see the golden sand dunes of Arabia on 4-wheel drive where you experience the thrill on the sand dunes. While on the journey, stop on the highest sand dune to view the beautiful sunset for taking some breathtaking photographs and to refresh yourself with a mineral water. We then continue the drive to our Bedouin Campsite, right in the heart of the desert, where henna design, local dresses, soft drinks, water, tea or coffee are available for your enjoyment. Try your hands on some camel rides and Hubbly Bubbly (water pipe) in different flavors that suit your taste. Adding to the atmosphere of the night, an enchanting belly dancer performs a fascinating dance to a rhythm of Arabic music. A delicious buffet dinner is also served.


Named to commemorate Dubai's historic pearling heritage, this 30-minute tour starts as you gently exit the harbor where you marvel at Dubai's breath-taking collection of sights. After passing the outstanding Dubai Marina you are treated to a birds eye view of the world famous Palm Jumeirah, Burj Al Arab hotel, Downtown Dubai, Burj Dubai, and The World islands. Then, head back along the coastline for a second pass and a gentle splash back down to earth.

Palm Jumeirah, Dubai Palm Jumeirah, Dubai


When visiting the Gulf, it is worth taking time to explore the culture, heritage, art, and local cuisine. We offer you a fascinating insight into Arab culture to discover the secrets of Arabia. This tour begins with a visit to a Heritage house, built in 1890 and owned by Sheikh Ahmed bin Dalmouk, the most famous pearl merchant in Dubai at that time. It is one of the best examples of a traditional Emirati family home. We then walk to Al Ahmadia school, which was the first school in the Emirates and played a very important role in the history of education. Many members of the ruling family have studied there. On the other side of the creek we will explore the charming Bastakya, with its narrow lanes and houses with tall chimney-like structures called wind towers. We will also learn about architecture, culture and arts while visiting this part of Dubai. On the courtyard outside the Mosque we will be introducing you to the basics of Islam and our guide will perform the process of abolition traditional washing ritual that Muslims do before the prayer. Following the tour, we have arranged for a magical dinner experience at a local restaurant and one of the oldest houses of Bastakiya. Experience the true Arabic hospitality, with a lavish 4 course dinner, dates and coffee in a wonderful surrounding, almost like a guest in one’s home. After the dinner, transfer back to the hotel.

For information about tour packages in Dubai, contact a Sodha Travel Destination Specialist.

Topics: Accommodations, Luxury, Dubai, Featured Tours

Allison Sodha

Written by Allison Sodha

As the President of Sodha Travel and author of Go! Girl Guides India, Allison has spent almost two decades exploring South Asia. She has a passion for creating experiences fueled by a deeper understanding of local communities.