Historic Gems of Dubai Walking Tour

Historic Gems of Dubai Walking Tour

From US$ 74.87 per person

On this 2-hour walking tour, you will walk through Bastakiya, with its old Dubai heritage houses, Al Fahidi Fort, and the famous textile, spice, and gold souks (markets). You will also take a traditional wooden boat trip during the tour.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
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Duration 2 hours
Starting times 10:00 AM, 4:00 PM
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Live tour guide
English, Hindi

Experience

Highlights
  • Walk through the oldest neighborhood in Dubai - Al Bastakiya
  • Take an Abra Ride across the Creek
  • Visit the Spice Souk and Textile Souk
Full description
Uncover the little-known treasures of Dubai on this 2-hour walking tour of Old Dubai and its various souks (markets). You will walk with a premium guide through the Al Fahidi historical neighborhood, through the perfume, spice, and gold souks which will stimulate your senses. You will also enjoy breath-taking views from the abra (traditional boat) ride that will take you back in time. You will get to understand Dubai from the perspective of its history, people, food, culture and etiquette. This tour is a terrific introduction to Dubai’s story from a desert-to-a-global destination city. Your Old Dubai tour delves into the city’s heritage and explores what early life was like in this desert trading town.
Includes
  • Tour guide (English-speaking)
  • Coffee
  • Museum tickets
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Date

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Meeting point

Please meet your guide outside Arabian Tea House in Bastakiya; Al Fahidi Street, Bur Dubai, Bastakiya Opposite Musalla Post Office - Dubai.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 14 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5.0 / 5
  • Transportation
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.9 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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Dubai By Foot is perfect to get to know Dubai's old town and souks on foot with a very personable and well-informed guide (Dear Pri). You discover corners that you wouldn't see on your own .... You learn a lot about the history and the origins and Pri answers every question patiently. I highly recommend this tour to everyone ....

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March 5, 2020

The tour provides great information about history, culture and food that we would not have learned otherwise. The small group helped us to be fully engaged with the guide, who gave us brilliant stories not just about Dubai but the entire region. We spent some time at the souks and the textile market as well. All in all good 2 hours spent.

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February 11, 2020

This trip is a must to really understand this vibrant city. Local customs were also explained and myths busted. It was an excellent way to learn about the culture and history of old Dubai, we stayed well away from the very modern Dubai with the sky scrapers, but instead focused on the older side of the city. We took a local boat across the river, which was quite memorable and also visited a couple museums.

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February 9, 2020

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