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  1. United Arab Emirates
  2. Dubai
  3. Bastakia Quarter

Old Dubai: Dubai Museum, Dubai Creek, and Souks Tour

Product ID: 60955
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Explore Old Dubai on a walking tour. Visit the Dubai Museum and see how it all started and learn a lot about the history and culture in Al Bastakiya. Cruise Dubai Creek on a traditional Abra to the Gold Souk Dubai and Spice Souk.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, German
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the oldest building in Dubai at the Al Fahidi Fort, Dubai Museum
  • 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
  • Get the best deals in the markets by the help of your guide, picking up spices, gold or shawls
Full description
Meet your guide in front of the entrance of the Arabian Courtyard Hotel next to the Dubai Museum at 10:30 am or 2:30 pm for your small group tour. 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! As you make your way to the Dubai Museum, stop in front of a mosque and learn more about Islam. Then, at the Dubai Museum, learn about the history of the city and how it developed so quickly. 

Shopping time starts after the Dubai Museum 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
  • Admission to several museums
  • Food tasting
  • Arabic coffee
  • Professional guide
  • Boat ride
  • Water
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities are not included, but it is recommend to tip the guide at the end of the tour
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

In front of the entrance of the Arabian Courtyard Hotel next to the Dubai Museum

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• The coin museum is closed on Saturdays
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.9 / 5
based on 411 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.9/5
Organization
4.9/5
Value for money
4.8/5
Safety
4.9/5

Organized by

DALEEL & MAWLANA

Product ID: 60955