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Dubai: Private Old Town, Heritage & Souks Walking Tour

Dubai: Private Old Town, Heritage & Souks Walking Tour

From US$ 81.40 per person

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

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Hindi
Private group

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
  • Pickup and drop off
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • 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

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 27 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.9/5
  • Service
    5/5
  • Organization
    5/5

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We were so delighted with our Dubai Old Town tour with Pri. She is knowledgeable, passionate, and fun, and full of useful information and insights that enriched our experience. She is also well connected and respected by many of the merchants and venues that we met on the tour, making the whole experience enhanced and easy. We would recommend her without question. We had a private old town tour. when we come back to Dubai we hope to book Pri for her Art of Dubai and Cuisine of Dubai tours. Thank you Pri.

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January 12, 2022

We had a very lovely private tour experience with Pri. She was very passionate and knowledgeable about Dubai and it’s history. During our tour she was very accommodating, and patient in explaining the history. Pri was very personable, it felt like we were taking a tour with our local friend. Overall experience was excellent !!!!

December 26, 2021

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

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