Al Khayma Heritage Restaurant, Dubai

Al Khayma Heritage Restaurant: Our most recommended tours and activities

Dubai: Frame Tickets, Creek, Souks & Blue Mosque Guided Tour

1. Dubai: Frame Tickets, Creek, Souks & Blue Mosque Guided Tour

Embark on an adventure of Dubai in the comfort of an air-conditioned minivan, discovering many of the city's highlights with a licensed guide. See the Palm Jumeirah, the Blue Mosque, Dubai Creek, and more up close. Visit the iconic Dubai Frame at your own pace, marveling at its grandeur. Begin your tour with pickup from your hotel. Start by stopping by The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah, our first attraction, and witness the magnificent view of Atlantis, The Palm Hotel before enjoying a Burj Al Arab photo stop from the beachside. Then, be driven to Al Farooq Omar Bin Al Khattab Mosque, popularly known as the Blue Mosque. The mosque’s design, inspired by the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, combines Andalusian and Ottoman architecture and can accommodate about 2000 worshippers at the same time. Visit the Dubai Creek and enjoy an Abra Ride (ancient water transport system) to cross the Creek. Stroll through the Gold and Spice Souks, lined with shops and stalls selling exquisite gold and spice items. Next, head to Al Khayma Heritage House at Al Fahidi Historical District. Enjoy Emirati hospitality with a welcome tea/coffee. Explore the old Emirati lifestyle as you tour the traditional house, learning more of UAE’s journey, starting with the desert from the tents to reaching Mars. Before concluding the house visit, explore the traditional Emirati bedroom with its antiques, observing the architectural expansion of the authentic house from the tent replica at the restaurant to Arish palm front houses finally to the megastructures. Then move to the last stop of the tour—the Dubai Frame. Witness the 150-meter building that replicates the shape of a photo frame. With 2 lofty towers connected by a glass bridge, you can see Old Dubai on one side and modern Dubai on the other. After the tour concludes, be dropped back to your selected location.

Dubai: Walking Tour, Creek, Abra Taxi, Souks, & Emirati Meal

2. Dubai: Walking Tour, Creek, Abra Taxi, Souks, & Emirati Meal

Enjoy a guided tour of Dubai’s famous sights, including the Al Fahidi Historical District, Al Seef street, and the Gold Souk. Take the chance to try some traditional tea and coffee at Al Khayma Heritage Restaurant and ride the Abra water taxi down Dubai Creek.  Be welcomed with Arabic tea at Al Khayma Heritage Restaurant, where later you will also try luqaimat (Arabic sweet dumplings), Ragag (traditional Emirati homemade bread), and camel milk ice cream. Explore more flavors of Emirati cuisine by upgrading to the breakfast or lunch option. Later, explore this Michelin Bib Gourmand-awarded restaurant further and learn more about the Arabian culture and lifestyle. Admire the traditional interiors and architecture. Listen to your expert guide as they tell stories on how UAE has developed from a desert with tents to reaching Mars. Explore the Emirati bedroom with its antiques, admiring the architectural development from the tent replica at the restaurant to traditional Arish buildings made from the leaves of date palms to the megastructure. Try your hand at henna painting while indulging in a traditional Arabic makeover. Then, head towards the Al Fahidi Historical District. Wander alongside the water on Al Seef street and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere with local stores. Stop at the Coffee Museum, celebrating an important part of Arabic culture. See a nearby mosque and admire the architectural style. Take a trip on the Abra water taxi along Dubai Creek. Watch the ships and buildings of Dubai’s skyline pass you by. Leave the water taxi and enter into the Gold Souk, exploring the collections of gold jewellery.

Dubai: Emirati Cooking Class at Al Khayma Heritage House

3. Dubai: Emirati Cooking Class at Al Khayma Heritage House

Experience an Emirati cooking class and upon arriving at Al Khayma Heritage House, try the local dates and gahwa coffee before touring the place, admiring its rich heritage and architectural beauty. Don’t miss this opportunity to make traditional Emirati cuisines by taking part in a cooking class option, either a breakfast class, machboos class or longer cooking class where you can learn how to cook machboos, regag bread and luqaimat. Being eco-friendly, this tour supports the notion of responsible tourism, showcasing handmade and eco-friendly elements done by various skilled craftsmen.

Dubai: Ethnic Emirati Dining Experience

4. Dubai: Ethnic Emirati Dining Experience

Immerse yourself in Emirati culture through its cuisine with this tasting experience. Visit a traditional Emirati house for lunch, or dinner and witness its spectacular architecture. This is a perfect opportunity for clicking fascinating pictures of the Old Emirati house, Artifacts, Al Khayma; the tent, Areesh, enjoying the traditional Emirati vibes. You shall also enjoy indulging in a traditional Arabic makeover and try henna painting. Then sit down to a once-in-a-lifetime dining experience. Choose the dining experience that best suits your needs, from a traditional breakfast tray to a 4-course dinner.

Dubai: Al Fahidi walking tour with Photo-Shooting &Abra ride

5. Dubai: Al Fahidi walking tour with Photo-Shooting &Abra ride

See the best of the historic Al Fahidi district on a walking tour as you learn about the culture and history of the UAE. Visit markets, museums, and charming neighborhoods, and take a ride in a traditional Abra water taxi. Meet your guide and begin by enjoying a welcome drink of Arabic tea with dates at Al Khayma Heritage Restaurant in the Al Fahidi district. You can also try out luqaimat, ragag, and camel milk. Tour a traditional house and learn about the history of the UAE. See a traditional Emirati bedroom, a tent replica located at the restaurant, arish palm front houses, and also the megastructures. After admiring the buildings in the Al Fahidi and Al Seef districts, head to the Middle East's largest coffee museum. Enjoy a live Arabic coffee-making session and learn about how coffee has become a crucial part of the UAE's culture. Stop by a Mosque and check out the distinctive architecture as you learn more about Islam. Then, hop on a traditional Abra water taxi for a quick creek tour. Admire the old trading ships and take some photographs to show friends and family. Visit the gold souk, the area where the majority of Dubai's jewelry stores are to be found. Then, discover the spice souk, where there are all manner of aromatic spices, herbs, nuts, oil, saffron, and other things to excite the senses.

Dubai: 5-Hour Tour with a Professional Photographer Guide

6. Dubai: 5-Hour Tour with a Professional Photographer Guide

Take a half-day photography tour of both old and modern Dubai with a professional photographer. After pickup from your hotel, stop at Palm Jumeirah for a photoshoot. Then visit Atlantis, The Palm to have your photo taken. Enjoy the waterfront views of Dubai Marina from Palm Island. Proceed to Souk Madinat Jumeirah and get wonderful snaps of the traditional bazaar. Continue to Jumeirah Beach to take photos with the famous Burj Al Arab in the background. Next head to the Blue Mosque. Visit its library and capture mesmerizing photographs of the mosque’s blue tiles. Next, head to old Dubai to explore the history of the city. Take a water taxi ride across Dubai Creek and visit the world’s largest market for gold and spices. Get some splendid photos as you walk along the winding streets. Finally, visit the Al Khayma Heritage House, located in the Al Fahidi Historical District. Here, experience authentic Emirati hospitality and a cup of traditional tea or coffee as you learn more about the history and development of the United Arab Emirates. Spend some time exploring the house's traditional architecture and decor, from the old Emirati bedroom to the tent and Arish residences. After the tour, get dropped off back at your hotel.

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What people are saying about Al Khayma Heritage Restaurant, Dubai

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 1,928 reviews

Great Introduction to Dubai. Fantastic photo opportunities. The Blue Mosque interesting, the view from the Frame great! And the video shown at the Frame amazing! The markets worth the visit with the guide and ours Hassan was very helpful and obliging! I do recommend this tour.

it was a great experience!!! Good location, cooking area, accomodating staff and of course very friendly superb Chef sanjay!! enjoyed the food i cooked, i'll definitely recommend this class to my friends❤️

Maaz Khan, our tour guy was excellent from the beginning till the end. He really know the history and he made it comfortable for us. I would recommend him 100%

Abdul was an excellent guide. Very knowledgeable and considerate I learned so much and will recommend the tour as a must do. Thanks

I would like to leave a positive review for Adnan who took us on a tour around Dubai - Photography was amazing. Thankyou