Visit Dubai’s most interesting museums and its old districts on a private walking tour. Discover the city's origins and enjoy exploring the old town's narrow streets. Stop for lunch at a traditional restaurant and take a ride on an abra, or water taxi.
What to Expect
Your 6-hour cultural tour of Dubai begins with a transfer by private luxury car to the historic Al Fahidi district, characterized by its narrow streets. In years past, the area attracted merchants from Iran, India, the east of Africa, and beyond.
As you’ll see on your walking tour, the district is now home to art galleries and restaurants, but you’ll still get a sense of Dubai as it was at the turn of the 20th century.
Continue to Al Fahidi Fort, which was converted to a museum in 1971 to preserve the culture and the heritage of the city. Experience the traditional style of local life, and see how the wind towers were used to cool most Bedouin summer houses.
Your walking tour will take you along the narrow streets, where you’ll see Indian temples and the old market, or Mina Bazar. Visit the Sheikh Saeed House, the former home of the grandfather of Dubai’s current ruler. The house was built in 1896, and features 2 stories and 4 wind towers.
From 12:30-13:00 you’ll have a chance to relax in one of the local restaurants to enjoy a delicious taste of Arabia. Afterwards, the second part of your tour will begin with a visit to the Camel Museum, and then the Horse Museum, Heritage Village, and the Diving Village.
Your historical tour will end as you cross Dubai Creek by traditional abra (water taxi). Your luxury private car will be waiting near the Spice Market to transfer you to your hotel or one of the malls for some shopping.
- Tour guide
- Water and soft drinks during the tour
- Lunch at a traditional restaurant
- Admission to museums and heritage centers
- Private abra (water taxi) ride
Know Before You Go
Please note that this tour does not operate on Fridays.
On Saturdays the tour operates, but there is limited access to some museums (the government days off are Fridays and Saturdays).