Guided tour

Dubai: Walking Tour, Creek, Abra Taxi, Souks, & Emirati Meal

Activity provider: OceanAir Travels

Dubai: Walking Tour, Creek, Abra Taxi, Souks, & Emirati Meal

Activity provider: OceanAir Travels

From US$ 39 per person

Experience Arabian culture at the Al Khayma Heritage house, relish optional Emirati food, and ride an abra boat. Explore the iconic sights of Al Fahidi, the Coffee Museum, and souks on a walking tour.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, Italian, Spanish, French
Pickup optional
Meet your driver at your hotel.

Experience

Highlights
  • Immerse yourself in Arabian culture and life at the Al Khayma Heritage House
  • Tour the Heritage House and learn about the history of UAE from your guide
  • Try out henna painting, get an Arabian makeover, and try optional Emirati food
  • Enjoy an exclusive walking tour to explore Al Fahidi and the Coffee Museum
  • Hop on an abra water taxi to ride down the creek and visit a gold and spices souk
Full description

Enjoy a guided tour of Dubai’s famous sights, including the 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 try luqaimat (Arabic sweet dumplings), Ragag (traditional Emirati homemade bread), and camel milk ice cream. Explore more flavors of Emirati cuisine by upgrading to the breakfast or lunch option.

Later, explore this Michelin Bib Gourmand-awarded restaurant further and learn more about the Arabian culture and lifestyle. Admire the traditional interiors and architecture. Listen to your expert guide as they tell stories on how UAE has developed from a desert with tents to reaching Mars.

Explore the Emirati bedroom with its antiques, admiring the architectural development from the tent replica at the restaurant to traditional Arish buildings made from the leaves of date palms to the megastructure. Try your hand at henna painting while indulging in a traditional Arabic makeover.

Then, head towards the 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.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if hotel transfer option chosen)
  • Tour guide
  • Al Khayma Heritage House entry
  • Welcome drinks (Arabic coffee and tea with dates)
  • Arabic makeover and henna painting
  • Emirati food tasting (rogag, louqiamat, Karak tea, falafel, veg samosa, camel ice milk cream)
  • Emirati breakfast (if option chosen)
  • 3-course Emirati lunch and fresh juice (if lunch option chosen)
  • Coffee Museum entry
  • Abra water taxi fees
  • Bottle of water
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the entrance to the Al Khayma Heritage Restaurant.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • The Coffee Museum closes at 5:00 PM, so if you choose the 5:30 PM or 6:00 PM time slots, it will not be part of your trip. The museum may also be closed for maintenance or due to holidays
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 195 reviews

Review summary

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

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I booked this attraction in the last minute, nevertheless I was warmly welcomed by my guide Maaz Khan. He explained everything related to our tour and beyond, answered all my questions, and made very helpful suggestions, and was very flexible regarding timings and even suggested some hotspots for photos. Maaz gave me some tips on how to deal with sellers in the traditional Spice Market which was incredibly helpful. It was really worth it and I would definitely recommend it. The reception at the restaurant for lunch was very nice, I even went there again for dinner, only to be greeted very warmly. Don't hesitate to book this tour, and if you are lucky you will have Maaz as your guide.

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January 20, 2023

Maaz is a fantastic guide. He knows a lot and gave us very good insight in the Dubai history! He picked me up right in time and is a great chauffeur. Also the trip itself was a joy! Very divers and the food we got was very special and excellent. So thank you for a very good day. I think the agent is Oceanic so hurray for them as well.

December 27, 2022

The tour was perfectly planned. We started at noon in a traditional house. There were delicious little things and camel ice cream. You could also have henna tattoos painted. The ladies there were very talented and it was included in the price. Then we continued walking through the old town. Our guide Hakim guided us through the stations with his in-depth knowledge of Dubai and the culture. After the walking tour we had a private cruise across the creek in a private traditional boat. He then explained the difference in saffron to us in the souks and showed us several spices. He also responded to all of our requests during the tour. We were 6 people in total and our tour was in German. Hakim's German is perfect. Value for money is 100% right here. Especially when you consider that henna already costs around 100 AED at the tourist hotspots.

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January 4, 2023

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