Hidden Gems of Old Dubai and the Souks
Attractions & guided tours

Hidden Gems of Old Dubai and the Souks

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: Every day except Friday
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 2 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Bring the whole family - everyone will love it
  • Take a stroll through the streets and become part of the city
  • Discover Old Dubai with a guide
What to expect

Uncover the little-known treasures of Dubai on this two hour walking tour of Old Dubai and its various souks (markets). You will walk with your premium guide through Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood, through the perfume, spice, and gold souks which will stimulate your senses. There will be breath-taking views from the abra (traditional boat) ride that will take you back in time. Through this tour, you will understand Dubai from the perspective of its history, people, food, culture and etiquette. This tour is a terrific introduction to Dubai’s story from a desert-to-a-global destination city. This Old Dubai Tour delves into the city’s heritage and explores what early life was like in this desert trading town.

Details:

You will get to walk through the Coffee Museum, coin, and Dubai Museum. Then you will be guided through the textile souk to arrive at the Dubai Creek and Dhow for breath-taking views.

Abra Ride across the Creek

A traditional boat (abra) will get you across over to the Deira side of Dubai to explore the various souks (markets) like 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.

Highlights of Old Dubai Tour:

  • Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood, previously known as Bastakiya.
  • Coffee Museum, to learn where and how coffee originated.
  • Dubai Museum, to experience the Pearl Diving Industry.
  • The Ruler’s Divan, His Highness Ruler’s Court.
  • Textile Souk, the old trading centre of Bur Dubai.
  • House of Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum, historic building and former residential quarters of Saeed bin Maktoum Al Maktoum, former ruler of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.
  • Al Shindaga Watchtower, one of the three watchtowers used to guard Dubai.
  • Gold Souk, to see Dubai as the City of Gold.
  • Spice Souk, to take in the beautiful aroma of the spices.
  • Traditional Abra Ride (wooden boat) to ride across the creek.
  • Dubai Creek, to reach the spice souk.
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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • What's included
    • Traditional boat ride
    • Guided walking tour
    • Entrance tickets
    What's not included
    • Food and drinks
    • Personal expenses
    Where

    In front of the Old Al Fahidi Courtyard Houses in the Bastakiya District

    What to remember
    • Your guide will be dressed in orange
    • A minimum of 2 people required per booking
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    When
    • Sunday - Thursday at 10.00am and 4.00pm
    • Saturday at 10.00am
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    Provider
    Dubai By Foot Tours
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the experience begins.

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