Dubai: Old Town, Dubai Creek, Souks, and Street Food Tour

Dubai: Old Town, Dubai Creek, Souks, and Street Food Tour

From $55 per person

Choose between a shared and a private tour and explore Old Dubai. Enjoy a walking tour and cruise Dubai Creek on a traditional Abra boat. Visit the gold and spice souks, and taste local street food.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about Arabia, history, culture and get all your questions answered
  • Discover the old-world charms of Dubai before the oil rush in the Grand Souk
  • Cruise Dubai creek by traditional "abra" to soak up the aromas of the spice souk
  • Feast your eyes on gold and jewelry in Dubai’s biggest and oldest Gold souk
  • Savor traditional street food snacks and sip on local tea
  • Choose between a shared or a private tour
Full description
Your tour begins with a visit to the historical quarter of Al Fahidi (Bastakiya). There you will have several stops where your guide will tell you about the history of Dubai and the UAE, its culture, life in Dubai, and about the religion and the beliefs of the area. Afterwards, visit the most famous art gallery in the Emirates, where you'll see Dubai in the past and the present through the eyes of the a wide range of talented artists. While you're at it, sample ice cream made from camel milk. Then continue to the coin museum, where you will see the ancient coins of Arabia and Dubai. You can also admire fantastic views across Bastakiya from the roof! Stop in front of a mosque and learn more about Islam.  Shopping time starts after in the local markets (souks). Before your visit, get tips from your guide about prices and tricks of bargaining with the local merchants. Then its time to take a walk through the old souk, known for clothing, textiles, souvenirs and Kashmir scarves at the best prices. Follow this with a boat ride to the Spice Souk and Gold Souk, where your guide will explain the different products and you can even try them too!
Includes
  • Entrance fees
  • Local guide
  • Abra boat ride
  • Tea
  • Arabic coffee (by request)
  • Street food
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities are not included, but it is recommend to tip the guide at the end of the tour
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

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    Meeting point

    At the entrance of Al Seef Heritage Hotel Dubai, Curio Collection by Hilton. The nearest metro station is Sharaf DG metro station, on the green line.

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • As part of ongoing COVID-19 virus preventative measures, the activity will now be a small-group experience
    • Museums may be closed for maintenance or due to holidays
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 / 5

    based on 650 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.9/5
    • Transportation
      4.3/5
    • Value for money
      4.8/5
    • Service
      4.9/5
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    This tour is a must do for this city. There is no comparable tour as complete and detailed in cultural exposure and education as Mohammad’s tour. He is kind, considerate and cares about his guests. We loved the attention to detail that he gives, and despite the weather and heat conditions, he does not compromise the quality of his tour. Best tour to do and we highly recommend it with Mohammad.

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    June 12, 2021

    Mohammed is an excellent tour guide and photographer. I enjoyed my time with him very much! He is kind, flexible, knowledgeable about the city and the shops. He took his time answering a ton of questions from myself and the rest of the group. I learned so much! I would definitely do this tour again,

    March 31, 2021

    He is extremely knowledgeable, helpful, and kind! This was the best tour we got in Dubai, from culture, and faith all the way to shopping. Mohammed even helped with the bargaining and he knows the spots for the best quality and prices at the Souks. The way he tells the story of Dubai, and how he explains traditions is amazing. Totally recommend him!

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    March 29, 2021

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