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Al Khayma Heritage Restaurant: Our most recommended tours and activities

Dubai: Tour of Creek, Markets and Emirati House with Tea

1. Dubai: Tour of Creek, Markets and Emirati House with Tea

Enjoy a guided tour of Dubai’s famous sights, seeing Al Fahidi Historical District, Al Seef street, and the Gold Souk. Take the chance to try some traditional tea and coffee at Al Khayma Heritage Restaurant and ride the Abra water taxi down Dubai Creek.  Be welcomed with Arabic tea at Al Khayma Heritage Restaurant, where later you will also test the Arabian culture luqaimat, Ragag, and camel milk. While witnessing the traditional architecture and interiors, listen to the transformation of the UAE, from just a desert with tents, to reaching mars. Take the opportunity to explore the Emirati bedroom with its antiques, admiring the architectural development from the tent replica located at the restaurant, to traditional Arish buildings made from the leaves of date palms, to the megastructure. Take the chance to try your hand at henna painting while indulging in the traditional Arabic Makeover. Then, head towards Al Fahidi Historical District. Wander alongside the water on Al Seef street and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere with local stores. Stop at the Coffee Museum, celebrating an important part of Arabic culture. See a nearby mosque and admire the architectural style. Take a trip on the Abra water taxi along Dubai Creek. Watch the ships and buildings of Dubai’s skyline pass you by. Leave the water taxi and enter into the Gold Souk, exploring the collections of gold jewellery.

Emirati Authentic Cooking Classes at AlKhayma Heritage House

2. Emirati Authentic Cooking Classes at AlKhayma Heritage House

Experience an Emirati cooking class and upon arriving at Al Khayma Heritage House, try the local dates and gahwa coffee before touring the place, admiring its rich heritage and architectural beauty. Don’t miss this opportunity to make traditional Emirati cuisines by taking part in a cooking class option, either a breakfast class, machboos class or longer cooking class where you can learn how to cook machboos, regag bread and luqaimat. Being eco-friendly, this tour supports the notion of responsible tourism, showcasing handmade and eco-friendly elements done by various skilled craftsmen.

Dubai: Ethnic Emirati Dining Experience

3. Dubai: Ethnic Emirati Dining Experience

Immerse yourself in Emirati culture through its cuisine with this tasting experience. Visit a traditional Emirati house for lunch, or dinner and witness its spectacular architecture. This is a perfect opportunity for clicking fascinating pictures of the Old Emirati house, Artifacts, Al Khayma; the tent, Areesh, enjoying the traditional Emirati vibes. You shall also enjoy indulging in a traditional Arabic makeover and try henna painting. Then sit down to a once-in-a-lifetime dining experience. Choose the dining experience that best suits your needs, from a traditional breakfast tray to a 4-course dinner.

Dubai: 5-Hour Tour with a Professional Photographer Guide

4. Dubai: 5-Hour Tour with a Professional Photographer Guide

Take a half-day photography tour of both old and modern Dubai with a professional photographer. After pickup from your hotel, stop at Palm Jumeirah for a photoshoot. Then visit Atlantis, The Palm to have your photo taken. Enjoy the waterfront views of Dubai Marina from Palm Island. Proceed to Souk Madinat Jumeirah and get wonderful snaps of the traditional bazaar. Continue to Jumeirah Beach to take photos with the famous Burj Al Arab in the background. Next head to the Blue Mosque. Visit its library and capture mesmerizing photographs of the mosque’s blue tiles. Next, head to old Dubai to explore the history of the city. Take a water taxi ride across Dubai Creek and visit the world’s largest market for gold and spices. Get some splendid photos as you walk along the winding streets. Finally, visit the Al Khayma Heritage House, located in the Al Fahidi Historical District. Here, experience authentic Emirati hospitality and a cup of traditional tea or coffee as you learn more about the history and development of the United Arab Emirates. Spend some time exploring the house's traditional architecture and decor, from the old Emirati bedroom to the tent and Arish residences. After the tour, get dropped off back at your hotel.

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What people are saying about Al Khayma Heritage Restaurant

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 477 reviews

I had the most wonderful experience touring Old Dubai by Shakil. The experience was smoothly run, I was picked up in the morning and he took me around the creek, the souks and the Emirati House with Tea. At the end of the tour I was delighted to be served some delicious traditional treats. I was in awe of the beauty and culture within Old Dubai. Shakil was a fantastic host guide. He was kind, took great photos and taught me so much about the history of Dubai. I really enjoyed his company and being toured by him. I highly recommend booking this tour, it's such great value for money!

Abdul was fantastic, very knowledgeable and took the time to tell us all about the history of Dubai. Very prompt and was happy to take photos of us during our tour. Would highly recommended Abdul if you’re looking for a small group tour in great air conditioned transport, refreshments and some food sampling also included during the tour. The ice cream was particularly delicious. Thanks again for a great first day in Dubai !!

Shakil was super friendly & knowledgeable & educated us throughout the trip! He was patient when questions were asked & was very Professional & Courteous! He made sure that there was absolutely no wait time for the boats to cross the creek both ways & we greatly enjoyed the tour! I would certainly recommend Shakil to anyone for future trips! Looking forward to come back again some day!

Abdul was the perfect guide, he made us discover the old and authentic part of Dubai and was also a great photographer! We had a wonderful afternoon

Must do excursion to know something about the history of Dubai and the Emirates. Very interesting