1. United Arab Emirates
  2. Dubai
  3. Dubai Creek

Dubai: Private Old Town, Heritage & Souks Walking Tour

Product ID: 210057
Uncover the little-known treasures of Dubai on this 2-hour walking tour of Old Dubai and its various souks (markets). You will walk with a premium guide through the Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood, encountering perfume, spices, and gold souks.
About this activity
Duration: 2 hours
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Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Experience breath-taking views from the abra (a traditional boat), that will take you back in time
  • Learn of Dubai’s story from a desert-to-a-global destination city
  • Delve into the city’s heritage and explores what early life was like in this desert trading town
Full description
Your tour will begin from the old Al Fahidi Courtyard Houses in the Bastakiya District. From there, you will get to walk through the Coffee Museum, coin, and Dubai Museum. You will then be guided through the textile souk to arrive at the Dubai Creek and Dhow for breath-taking views.

Next, you will enjoy an Abra Ride across the Creek, which will involve a traditional boat taking you across to the Deira side of Dubai. Once there, you can explore the various souks (markets), such as the Spice Souk, and Gold Souk in the city. Whether you are looking for an inexpensive knickknack or a diamond necklace, you’re guaranteed to find something to suit you here.

Later on, you will encounter the Al Shindaga Watchtower, one of the three watchtowers used to guard Dubai. Your tour includes all entrances to museums as well as your abra ride, and will conclude in the Al Ras district.

Includes
  • Guide
  • Museum entrances
  • Abra ride
What’s Not Included
  • Pickup and drop off
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Outside Arabian Tea house restaurant in Bastakiya (Al Fahidi Historic Neighbourhood)

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunscreen
Know before you go
• This tour is suitable for children aged 7 and above
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 16 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.9 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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If you want to discover Dubai’s magnificent rise (from square one) then you need to meet Pri. Just let her guide you through it’s incredible old houses and streets, finding history and marvelous culture in each corner. From persian and Bedouin houses to a magnificent coffee home, several spices, gold, colors, tastes and smell. This was definitely the best guide we have ever had. She is so passionate and gifted, a truly force of nature. Discover Dubai the way it deserves: on foot! Thank you so much DC tours for this enjoyable afternoon and specially to Pri, who had it all.

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March 1, 2020

This was the best cultural and historical experience and the very highlight of our Dubai visit. Our guide was just a darling, and her enthusiasm made the tour super fun. We saw a lot of different beautiful houses and forts and the scenery on the river was amazing. Highly recommend this tour!

January 12, 2020

My husband and I had the opportunity to take this tour with Priya. She was an amazing guide. She was informative of the locations and the practices. She also offered some humorous practices that helped our adventures throughout the rest of our trip. If you have not taken this tour, it is so well worth getting an overview of the region and tips on how to interact with souk vendors. I also appreciated all the information of the region.

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November 29, 2019

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Dubai by Foot

Product ID: 210057