Guided tour

Dubai: Guided Walking Tour with Creek, Souks, & Street Food

Activity provider: OceanAir Travels

Dubai: Guided Walking Tour with Creek, Souks, & Street Food

Activity provider: OceanAir Travels

From US$ 32 per person

Discover old Dubai on a guided walking tour around the Al Fahidi historical district. Learn more about its history, try its authentic street food, explore the souks, and cruise Dubai creek on an abra.

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Duration 3 hours
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German, French, English, Spanish
Small group available


  • Roam around Al Fahidi Historical district with local guide to explore old Dubai
  • Learn about the history of UAE and enjoy a guided tour inside an Emirati house
  • Relish some bites of mouth-watering street food from the Al Fahidi district
  • Take a walk along the Al Seef walkway and go on an abra ride across Dubai creek
  • Visit the gold and spices souks to enjoy a memorable shopping experience
Full description

Step back in time as explore the Al Fahidi district and learn about the history of the UAE on this guided walking tour. Savor some local street food and sip on Arabic coffee. Cross Dubai creek on a traditional Abra and barter for deals at local souks. 

Be greeted by your guide and begin your Al Fahidi walking tour at the Al Khayma Heritage House to explore the historical and traditional side of Dubai. Start your experience with welcome Arabic coffee and dates.

Stroll around Al Fahidi Historical District, strolling through its narrow alleyway and witness the architectural splendor of the old buildings. 

Lend your ears to the the tour guide as they tell you about the beautiful gallery of photos placed in the Emirati House. Hear the story of the UAE and its incredible journey going from a desert tent to exploring Mars.

Continuing the tour, discover the flavors of Emirati street food such as Emirati bread Ragag and sweets from the Al Fahidi. Don’t miss out on fresh juice and tasty snacks. While at Al Fahidi, get a henna tattoo and adorn yourself in Arabic attire.

At the coffee museum, accompanied by your tour guide, have the chance to learn more about how coffee has played a role in shaping UAE history and culture. Later, hop on a traditional Abra water taxi and take a ride around Dubai creek. 

Soak in the panoramic views of huge trading ships and astonishing buildings as you sail. Once at the spice souk, learn about the various spices, and try bargaining for deals at the local shops. Finally, visit the gold souk, which sells fine jewelry as well as silver and precious stones.

  • Guide
  • Welcome Arabic tea or coffee and dates
  • Entry to the Museums
  • Bottle of water
  • Abra water taxi ride
  • Emarati bread ragag, Emirati sweets, Karak tea, snacks, and fresh juice
  • Henna tattoo and photo in Arabic attire
  • Pickup and drop-off
  • 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

Walking tour begins once you meet our tour guide at the Al Khayma Heritage House.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Meet your guide at Al Khayma Heritage House
  • The tour duration will be about 3 hours
  • This tour may be conducted in two different languages simultaneously
  • Kindly share your WhatsApp number for easy communication at the meeting point
  • This tour is not wheelchair friendly, and or recommended for infants
  • 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 110 reviews

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This tour is an absolute MUST. We were lucky to have Maaz Khan as our guide! He was clearly very experienced and knowledgeable of the city. We covered everything in the description—the coffee museum and lunch were the best! He also gave us recommendations at the end which were really helpful. He even offered advice on how to negotiate at markets, dress in the right attire for mosques, talk to locals, meet new people, etc. In short, he was essential to ensuring we had a complete and wonderful experience in Dubai. And he was always available for any follow up questions we had.

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January 20, 2023

Our guide Abdul guided us through the tour very well! It was very informative and gave us a good insight into the culture. The tour was balanced and entertaining. Times and running distances were well calculated, we received a lot of information, but we didn't exert ourselves. We would therefore like to be guided by him again.

January 4, 2023

I signed up for the trip spontaneously, the guide was maaz khan, he was awsome! excellent! Throughout the tour we stopped in rvery spot and maazthe guide explained about the area, the history and the present. We were drinking coffee and tea, we tasted and ate delicios local dates and other local food. The guide is very nice, clear, with great knowledge about Dubai! Kind, polite. We received recommendations on other places in Dubai and I am looking forward to the next tour. Thanks maaz!

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January 4, 2023

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