Private tour

Dubai: Private Old Town, Heritage & Souks Walking Tour

Activity provider: Dubai by Foot
Private tour

Dubai: Private Old Town, Heritage & Souks Walking Tour

Activity provider: Dubai by Foot

From US$ 81.41 per person

Uncover little-known treasures on a guided walking tour of Old Dubai and its various souks. Walk with a guide through the Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood, and pass by souks selling textiles, spices, and gold.

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Duration 2 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
English, Hindi
Private group


  • 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

Walk through the streets of Old Dubai and explore its vibrant souks on this guided tour of the Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood.

Your tour begins from the old Al Fahidi Courtyard Houses in the Bastakiya District. From there, walk through the Coffee Museum, coin, and Dubai Museum. 

Then, be guided through the textile souk to arrive at the Dubai Creek and Dhow for breathtaking views.

Enjoy an Abra Ride across the Creek, which involves a traditional boat taking you across to the Deira side of Dubai. Once there, explore the various souks (markets), such as the Spice Souk, and Gold Souk in the city. 

Shop for a range of products from inexpensive knickknacks to diamond necklaces. Later on, encounter the Al Shindaga Watchtower, one of the 3 watchtowers used to guard Dubai. 

Your tour includes all entrances to museums as well as your abra ride and finishes in the Al Ras district.

  • Guide
  • Museum entrances
  • Abra ride
  • Souvenir gift
  • Pickup and drop-off
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

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

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunscreen
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 50 reviews

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Pri was absolutely amazing from start to finish. Not only was she so knowledgeable about Dubai and the souk area, but she was also so lovely which made for a very enjoyable tour. She even helped us haggle when we got to the souks, helping us get the best price for the goods we wanted. I definitely recommend this tour!

March 10, 2023

We had a fantastic tour. Very good organzied and very well communicated. Our tour guide Pria is a joyful personality with so much interesting knowledge. It was real fun to learn about the history of Dubai and a lot of other things, like modern art in Dubai. She is well connected and knows so many great places. We felt extraordinary good organised and very well cared for. Amazing afternoon.

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March 9, 2023

Phenomenal tour by Pri! This walking experience around Old Dubai was educational and very entertaining. The Abra ride especially was fantastic. Pri was an amazing tour guide - she answered all of our questions with detail, engaged us in conversation, and connected us with local vendors to buy spices and gold. 10/10 recommend

January 3, 2023

Product ID: 210057