Guided tour

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

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

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Choose between a shared and a private tour and explore Old Dubai. Enjoy 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

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Duration 3 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
German, English, Spanish, French
Pickup optional
Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. The driver will arrange with you before coming with car details. Drivers will wait no longer than 10 minutes after the scheduled pickup time
Private group available

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

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.

Includes
  • Entrance fees
  • 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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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 2423 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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Hamza did an exceedingly good job. Great value for money. Evening well spent and though it is hot (this is Dubai in summer) we were well hydrated throughout the tour. Great for those who want someone to guide you through the souks and teach you a few cultural points along the way.

June 28, 2022

The experience has been great. Our guide has been attentive and kind, and he knew a lot about everything and if you notice that he has a long experience. He has explained to us many things about the local culture, but he missed more history in general than unfunny comments about marriages and how expensive they are. There were many women and he has paid for the activity so it was not very funny. The rest has been great.

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June 26, 2022

This is an amazing tour. A must do when visiting Dubai. Our tour guide Hamza was excellent at explaining the history and culture in Dubai as we visited many different areas in Dubai’s old city. Hamza made sure we were all comfortable in the high Dubai temperatures by providing lots of water and making good use of the shade. This is a great way to see a different side to Dubai. Highly recommended!

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June 25, 2022

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