Guided tour

Dubai: Old Town, Creek, Souks and Street Food Guided Tour

Dubai: Old Town, Creek, Souks and Street Food Guided Tour

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Discover a unique side of Dubai with a local and explore the culture and history through the Old Town and its bustling souks. Experience special tastings while visiting the highlights of the area.

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Duration 3 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
English, German, Italian, French, Spanish
Pickup optional
Pickup is from any hotel in Dubai.


  • Learn about Arabia, history, culture and get all your questions answered
  • Discover the old-world charms of Dubai before the oil rush in the Grand Souk
  • Cruise Dubai creek by traditional "abra" to soak up the aromas of the spice souk
  • Feast your eyes on gold and jewelry in Dubai’s biggest and oldest Gold souk
  • Savor traditional street food snacks and sip on local tea
Full description

Explore the streets of Old Dubai on a guided walking tour. Have the option to choose between a shared or private tour. Visit the coin museum, try delicious local food and drinks, cruise along Dubai Creek on a traditional boat, and peruse spices and gold at local markets.

Your tour begins with a visit to the historical quarter of Al Fahidi (Bastakiya). There you will have several stops where your guide will tell you about the history of Dubai and the UAE, its culture, life in Dubai, and the religion and the beliefs of the area.

Then continue to the coin museum, where you will see the ancient coins of Arabia and Dubai. You can also admire fantastic views across Bastakiya from the roof. Stop in front of a mosque and learn more about Islam.  Following the mosque, shop in the local markets (souks). Before your visit, get tips from your guide about the prices and tricks of bargaining with the local merchants. Then walk through the old souk, known for clothing, textiles, souvenirs, and Kashmir scarves at the best prices.

Take your time to shop and sample fresh juice, street food, and local tea.

Follow this with a boat ride to the Spice Souk and Gold Souk, where your guide will explain the different herbs and medicines and try the camel milk chocolate!

The tour continues to the biggest market for gold in the Middle East where you can admire intricate metalwork.

  • Entrance fees to several Museums
  • Live guide
  • Abra boat ride
  • Tea
  • Arabic coffee
  • Arabic street food (vegetarian available)
  • Bottled water
  • Fresh juice
  • Dates with camel milk chocolate
  • Pickup (if option booked)
  • Private tour
  • German tour (If option booked)
  • French tour (If option booked)
  • English tour (If option booked)
  • Drop-off
  • Tips (optional)

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Meeting point

Meet at the entrance of Al Seef Heritage Hotel by Curio, Bay 1. The nearest metro station is Burjuman. Make sure to arrive at the Al Seef Heritage Hotel by Curio, not at Hotel Canopy.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • As part of ongoing COVID-19 virus preventative measures, the activity will now be a small-group experience
  • Museums may be closed for maintenance or due to holidays
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 2934 reviews

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The tour was better than we expected it would be. We can’t praise Hamza enough. He went above and beyond as a tour guide and was not only informative but also had a good sense of humour keeping everyone entertained along the way. The thing that stuck out the most was how Hamza helped me when I said I wanted to buy a wedding ring for my wife. Even the tour had ended, he made sure to take us to the best shops and was patient throughout, helping us haggle the best price and making sure we don’t get scammed. He gave us many tips throughout the tour on how to haggle and negotiate and not get caught in any unreasonable purchases. My wife and I would definitely recommend this tour for visitors to Dubai. We will be sure to make dua’a for you and your family during our visit to the Holy Lands. Ameen. Thank you Hamza

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October 3, 2022

Our local guide Mohammed brought us not only the Arabian culture but the decent shopping guide. He is very experienced and knows the way to guide a large group of different nations. He can also speaks very good German, but we prefer the English tour, ‚cos you will get to know the local market with variety of people. We enjoyed the tour, and it‘s the fair price for the tour.

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October 3, 2022

The tour was fun and very interesting. All credit goes to our guide Mohammed who made it all worth it. I highly recommend this tour. By far the best I’ve done . Mohammed was knowledgeable and gave us an insight into the culture and traditions of Dubai. The pace was excellent and although very hot attention was given to us by offering cold water when ever necessary.

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October 3, 2022

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