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Dubai: Souks, Boat Ride and Walking Food Tour

Dubai: Souks, Boat Ride and Walking Food Tour

From US$ 115.87 per person

Visit the historic Spice Souk and Bur Dubai Souk with a ride on a traditional abra boat across Dubai creek. Enjoy 4 tastings of favorite local foods throughout the tour.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 4.5 hours
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  • Discover Old Dubai on a guided walking tour
  • Visit the Spice Souk, Bur Dubai Souk, and the historic Fahidi neighborhood
  • Play a fun interactive game to learn about the exotic ingredients in the Spice Souk
  • Ride on an abra boat, Dubai's oldest form of water transportation
  • Enjoy tastings of foods popular with locals
Full description
Meet your guide near the Spice Souk start your tour by tasting a local egg and cheese roll washed down with hot chai tea. Then explore the alleys and stalls of the Spice Souk and learn about the many exotic spices and ingredients that are sold here. Take part in a fun game organized by your guide which can help you identify the various spices, with a prize for the winner. After leaving the Spice Souk, cross the creek using a traditional wooden abra boat to reach Bur Dubai Souk. Walk through the Bur Dubai Souk and learn about its history from your guide.  Visit the historic Fahidi neighborhood where you will learn about the traditional architecture of the area. Sample some popular Emirati snacks in the restored home of a pearl-diving merchant. Then, visit a small Indian restaurant where you will try a popular sweet and spicy street snack. Finally, visit a 1970s Iranian restaurant that is very popular with locals, and is known for its delicious soups and kebabs.
  • Headsets to hear the tour guide clearly
  • Abra" boat ride across the creek
  • 4 food tastings
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with food allergies
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must bring your own headphones

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the benches by the Grand Souk Information Kiosk right in front of the Spice Souk. Please arrive 5 minutes before the tour meeting time as the guide will start walking with the group as soon as the tour begins.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Headphones

Know before you go

  • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
  • This tour does not take place if there is heavy rain
  • This tour requires a minimum of 2 guests.
  • Please specify any dietary allergies or restrictions.
  • You confirm that you and all persons on this booking have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. You confirm that should you or any persons on this booking feel unwell or experienced symptoms of COVID-19 on the day of the tour, you will notify the local partner and refrain from attending.
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Product ID: 366065