Guided tour

Dubai: Al Fahidi Walking Tour, Creek, Souks & Street Food

Activity provider: OceanAir Travels

Dubai: Al Fahidi Walking Tour, Creek, Souks & Street Food

Activity provider: OceanAir Travels
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Discover the traditional side of Dubai on a guided walking tour around Al Fahidi, including the gold and spices souks. Upgrade to relish the flavors of street food and ride an abra on Dubai creek.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, Italian, French
Pickup optional
Pickups are available from any Dubai city hotel or apartment. A pickup from Dubai Airport is also available from the Holiday Inn Airport Hotel. Meet your guide/driver at your hotel up to 40 minutes before your selected time as per your location.


  • Roam the Al Fahidi Historical District with a guide and see the real Dubai
  • Learn about the heritage of Dubai while exploring the popular Al Seef area
  • Sample unique varieties of tasty Emirati street food (if option selected)
  • Enjoy a short Abra ride to see the sights of Dubai creek from the water
  • Visit the gold and spices souks to enjoy a memorable shopping experience
Full description

Explore Dubai's historic Al Fahidi district on a walking tour with a licensed guide. Admire the old buildings and architecture, visit the Coffee Museum, and discover the gold and spice souks. Try local snacks and/or take a ride on an abra boat, if you select one of the upgraded options.

After meeting your guide, get your first taste of Dubai's traditional side by sampling Arabic tea with dates. Then, walk around Al Fahidi and take in the area's splendor.

Moving on, take a stroll in the alleyways of Al Seef, an essential place in Dubai's heritage. Get insights into the area's history from your guide before heading to the next destination, the Coffee Museum. There, learn about coffee's role in shaping UAE history and culture.

Afterward, get a henna tattoo and adorn Arabic attire. Upgrade to the food option and explore the flavors of Emirati street food such as Emirati bread Ragag, Luquimat, Karak tea, falafel, veg samosa, and Camel milk ice cream.

Later, hop on a traditional Abra water taxi and take a quick ride around Dubai creek. Soak in the panoramic views of huge trading ships and the beautiful architecture of the buildings as you sail across. You will also enjoy a 30-minute Abra ride if you choose the option during the booking.

Moving on, visit the spice souk to learn about the various spices, and shop for the finest deals at the local markets. Next, head to the gold souk to marvel at the fine jewelry made from gold, silver, and precious stones before ending the walking tour.

  • Local licensed tour guide
  • Arabic tea with dates
  • Entry to the Coffee Museum
  • Bottle of water
  • Arabic makeover and henna painting
  • Abra water taxi ride (if option selected)
  • Emarati bread ragag, Luquimat, Karak tea, falafel, veg samosa, Camel milk ice cream (if food option selected)
  • Fresh juice (if option selected)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Tips (not mandatory, but appreciated)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet your guide outside the Al Khayma Heritage Restaurant.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • The venues mentioned in the itinerary could be closed unexpectedly for special events. The availability of these venues for visits is conditional 
  • You must hold a valid phone number so you can be contacted easily
  • For non-English tours, the tour may take place in two different languages simultaneously
  • The Coffee Museum will be closed at 5:00 PM, if you choose the evening time (5:30 PM or 6:00 PM), the museum visit will not be available
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 74 reviews

Review summary

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This tour is a turn back in time in the history of Dubai and the UAE. The fantastic tour by Abdul Bashir was time a capsule where he explains in detail the beginnings, the present and the future of this great country. Abdul did not rush us, in the contrary, he was very patience, taking enough time in each stop and willing to take picture for us. For any one looking to learn more outside the glitz and glam of Dubai this will be a no brainer tour to take…

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November 29, 2022

We did a tour with the guide Noor and it was very informative and fun. Noor is a really cool guy and he made us feel very comfortable by giving us food and beverages and answering every question. Especially the Al Khayma restaurant was great! Nice place to eat and relax:)

November 21, 2022

Adnan was absolutely amazing, not only he told us about UAE history but also important subjects related to UAE society and religion. On top of that, we had great food and topped it off with a cool boat ride. I strongly recommend you do this tour in case you are into having fun!

November 18, 2022

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