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

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

From $44 per person

Explore Old Dubai on a walking tour and cruise Dubai Creek on a traditional Abra boat. Visit the gold and spice souks, and taste local street food.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • 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
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 about the religion and the beliefs of the area. Afterwards, visit the most famous art gallery in the Emirates, where you'll see Dubai in the past and the present through the eyes of the a wide range of talented artists. While you're at it, sample ice cream made from camel milk. 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.  Shopping time starts after in the local markets (souks). Before your visit, get tips from your guide about prices and tricks of bargaining with the local merchants. Then its time to take a walk through the old souk, known for clothing, textiles, souvenirs and Kashmir scarves at the best prices. Follow this with a boat ride to the Spice Souk and Gold Souk, where your guide will explain the different products and you can even try them too!
Includes
  • Entrance fees
  • Local guide
  • Abra boat ride
  • Tea
  • Arabic coffee (by request)
  • Street food
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities are not included, but it is recommend to tip the guide at the end of the tour
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Meeting point

At the entrance of Al Seef Heritage Hotel Dubai, Curio Collection by Hilton. The nearest metro station is Sharaf DG metro station, on the green line.

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Important information

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 623 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Service
    4.9/5
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Mohammed is an excellent tour guide and photographer. I enjoyed my time with him very much! He is kind, flexible, knowledgeable about the city and the shops. He took his time answering a ton of questions from myself and the rest of the group. I learned so much! I would definitely do this tour again,

March 31, 2021

He is extremely knowledgeable, helpful, and kind! This was the best tour we got in Dubai, from culture, and faith all the way to shopping. Mohammed even helped with the bargaining and he knows the spots for the best quality and prices at the Souks. The way he tells the story of Dubai, and how he explains traditions is amazing. Totally recommend him!

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March 29, 2021

Mohamed is an excellent, kind and very knowledgeable guide. The tour was well organized, it included visiting several sites and a private boat trip. It also allowed me to learnt about the culture and history. It felt refreshing to have a more authentic experience after the modern parts of the city. The second half of the tour was in different souks, where I enjoyed the shopping. Mohamed was again very supportive and pointed out the pitfalls and helped with bargaining. I highly recommend this tour for everyone. It’s a must if you are in Dubai.

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March 14, 2021

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