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

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

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Discover a unique side of Dubai with a local and explore the culture and history through the Old Town and its bustling souks. Experience special tastings while visiting the highlights of the area.

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Duration 3 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
English, German, Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Pickup optional
Please wait for the driver 10 minutes before the scheduled time. The driver will wait for you maximum of 10 minutes after the scheduled time.

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about Arabia, history, culture and get all your questions answered
  • Discover the old-world charms of Dubai before the oil rush in the Grand Souk
  • Cruise Dubai creek by traditional "abra" to soak up the aromas of the spice souk
  • Feast your eyes on gold and jewelry in Dubai’s biggest and oldest Gold souk
  • Savor traditional street food snacks and sip on local tea
Full description

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.

Includes
  • Entrance fees to several Museums
  • Live guide
  • Abra boat ride
  • Tea
  • Arabic coffee
  • Arabic street food (vegetarian available)
  • Bottled water
  • Fresh juice
  • Dates with camel milk chocolate
  • Pickup (if option booked)
  • Private tour
  • German tour (If option booked)
  • French tour (If option booked)
  • English tour (If option booked)
  • Drop-off
  • Tips (optional)

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Meeting point

Meet at the entrance of Al Seef Heritage Hotel by Curio, Bay 1. The nearest metro station is Burjuman. Make sure to arrive at the Al Seef Heritage Hotel by Curio, not at Hotel Canopy.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • As part of ongoing COVID-19 virus preventative measures, the activity will now be a small-group experience
  • Museums may be closed for maintenance or due to holidays
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 3769 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Service
    4.9/5

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The tour was very nice especially due to the fact that the guide Hamza explained us a lot of interesting facts and insights about Dubai, and took care of us explaining the correct prices and correct negociations in the markets. Hamza also gave us snaks, fresh juice, water and coffee. Highly recommend!

December 2, 2022

Picked up from hotel at time stated Met by our guide Hamza at the old town who was lovely friendly very knowledgeable and answered all our questions. Visiting the old town we were shown a traditional style home where we were given a tea to try. Hamza took us to the different souks showed us around first explained how to deal with the sales people and get best deals then we had enough time to shop. At the souks we tried some great tasting street food which was plentiful also a choice of fresh juice. Then Goat chocolate covered dates and saffron tea. We had a great time learnt a lot and had fun. Hamza was a great guide would definitely recommend well worth the price of the tour

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December 2, 2022

What a great way to start our visit to Dubai. We learned about the culture and early days of the city, we sampled traditional coffee, fresh juice, tea in the spice market. We got tips on how to bargain in the textile market and some time to visit the stalls. We saw a mom and baby camel (so cute). Our guide, Mosab, was knowledgeable and handled our many questions. He brought us all together and we laughed and had a lot of fun as a group. This was our favourite activity in Dubai.

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December 1, 2022

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