Discover the art, heritage and local cuisine of Dubai on a 6-hour afternoon tour with dinner. Walk through the enchanting streets of Bastakiya, see a heritage house built for Sheikh Ahmed bin Dalmouk, and learn the basic art and rules of Islam.
What to Expect
Get a different perspective of Dubai, away from the malls and 7-star hotels, and experience the art, culture and cuisine of the Arabian Gulf. Get a fascinating insight into Arab culture, and discover the secrets of Arabia.
Start with a visit to a heritage house, built in 1890 and owned by Sheikh Ahmed bin Dalmouk, Dubai’s most famous pearl merchant at the time. Admire one of the best examples of a traditional Emirati family home. Then, walk to Al Ahmadia School, the 1st school in the Emirate. Hear how it played a key role in the history of education in the region.
Next, discover the charms of Bastakiya on the other side of the creek. Wander its narrow lanes to see houses with tall chimney-like structures called “wind towers.” Learn about the early architecture of Dubai, along with stories about its culture and arts. On the courtyard outside the mosque, learn the basics of Islam. Your guide will demonstrate the process of ablution, the traditional washing ritual before prayers.
Lastly, enjoy a magical Arabic dinner at a local restaurant. Savor the local culinary delights in one of the oldest houses of Bastakiya. Experience true Arabian hospitality, with a lavish dinner, dates, and Arabic coffee.
Know Before You Go
• Please note that the dress code for this tour is conservative
• Please wear comfortable shoes