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Dubai: Old Town, Creek, Souks and Street Food Guided Tour

1. Dubai: Old Town, Creek, Souks and Street Food Guided Tour

Explore the streets of Old Dubai on a guided walking tour. Have the option to choose between a shared or private tour. Visit the coin museum, try delicious local food and drinks, cruise along Dubai Creek on a traditional boat, and peruse spices and gold at local markets. 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 the religion and the beliefs of the area. 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. Stop in front of a mosque and learn more about Islam.  Following the mosque, shop in the local markets (souks). Before your visit, get tips from your guide about the prices and tricks of bargaining with the local merchants. Then walk through the old souk, known for clothing, textiles, souvenirs, and Kashmir scarves at the best prices. Take your time to shop and sample fresh juice, street food, and local tea. Follow this with a boat ride to the Spice Souk and Gold Souk, where your guide will explain the different herbs and medicines and try the camel milk chocolate! The tour continues to the biggest market for gold in the Middle East where you can admire intricate metalwork.

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

2. 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.

Middle Eastern Food Trail - Walking Tour

3. Middle Eastern Food Trail - Walking Tour

Indulge in some of the popular Middle Eastern flavors on this journey by foot around Old Dubai. Starting in the Old Quarter of Al Bastakiya, you will visit the region’s only Coffee Museum for an interesting insight into regional and global coffee history. A cup of Gahwa, Arabic coffee kickstarts your tour. The next stop will be at a traditional Café, which serves as a cool and relaxed contrast to its busy street location. Try a Lebanese breakfast favorite, cheese or zaatar Manakesh. Stroll past Al Fahidi Fort into the bustling Souk Al Kabeer. Stop briefly for a delightfully refreshing lemon and mint juice before discovering a hidden gem. Dig into a shared platter of Arabic Mezzeh whilst watching Abra boats tirelessly cross the Dubai Creek. Later on, take a traditional wooden craft across the Creek to Deira. A pleasant stroll brings you to a popular creek-side restaurant for a taste of Shawarma and Falafil, the most ubiquitous of Arab street foods. No Middle Eastern journey is truly complete without exploring Emirati cuisine. Your final stop is at a renowned Emirati restaurant where the subtle flavors of the Orient will seduce you.

Dubai: Al Fahidi Walking Tour and Abra Ride with Photography

4. Dubai: Al Fahidi Walking Tour and Abra Ride with Photography

See the best of the historic Al Fahidi district on a walking tour as you learn about the culture and history of the UAE. Visit markets, museums, and charming neighborhoods, and take a ride in a traditional Abra water taxi. Meet your guide and begin by enjoying a welcome drink of Arabic tea with dates at Al Khayma Heritage Restaurant in the Al Fahidi district. You can also try out luqaimat, ragag, and camel milk. Tour a traditional house and learn about the history of the UAE. See a traditional Emirati bedroom, a tent replica located at the restaurant, arish palm front houses, and also the megastructures. After admiring the buildings in the Al Fahidi and Al Seef districts, head to the Middle East's largest coffee museum. Enjoy a live Arabic coffee-making session and learn about how coffee has become a crucial part of the UAE's culture. Stop by a Mosque and check out the distinctive architecture as you learn more about Islam. Then, hop on a traditional Abra water taxi for a quick creek tour. Admire the old trading ships and take some photographs to show friends and family. Visit the gold souk, the area where the majority of Dubai's jewelry stores are to be found. Then, discover the spice souk, where there are all manner of aromatic spices, herbs, nuts, oil, saffron, and other things to excite the senses.

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What people are saying about Coffee Museum, Dubai

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 2,341 reviews

Definitely made the right choice booking this as our first tour on our second day in Dubai. Got the privilege to learn about the history and culture of Dubai (both old and new). Mr. Hamzah did amazing guiding us, giving clear instructions and precautions when we went to different venues. He also could answer quite hard questions about Dubai as a country, its people and beliefs, and culture (bravo, Mr. Hamzah!). During the tour, we got to visit one of the local houses in Al Fahidi, visit many booths of garments, food and spices. We also rode the Abra boat. Will I recommend this tour to people? For sure! Thank you for being a part of our meaningful Dubai memories

This experience the one of them the best in Dubai! Guide is professional and friendly! We learnt a lot of things about history of Dubai and about the culture, family, religious so if you want to check this area (oldtown and souks) and if you want to know more you want choose him!

This tour was just the best. Our guide Hamza was amazing. He was informative and went out of his way to help everyone with their wants in the Souks. Highly recommend this tour to everyone. Best day in Dubai.

Great experience with a great guide! Apart from the tour we heard interesting stories and facts about Dubai and their people. Clear recommendation for this tour!

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