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Dubai: Aladdin Tour with Old Town, Souks, and Tastings

1. Dubai: Aladdin Tour with Old Town, Souks, and Tastings

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.

Dubai: Guided Walking Tour with Creek, Souks, & Street Food

2. Dubai: Guided Walking Tour with Creek, Souks, & Street Food

Step back in time as explore the Al Fahidi district and learn about the history of the UAE on this guided walking tour. Savor some local street food and sip on Arabic coffee. Cross Dubai creek on a traditional Abra and barter for deals at local souks.  Be greeted by your guide and begin your Al Fahidi walking tour at the Al Khayma Heritage House to explore the historical and traditional side of Dubai. Start your experience with welcome Arabic coffee and dates. Stroll around Al Fahidi Historical District, strolling through its narrow alleyway and witness the architectural splendor of the old buildings.  Lend your ears to the the tour guide as they tell you about the beautiful gallery of photos placed in the Emirati House. Hear the story of the UAE and its incredible journey going from a desert tent to exploring Mars. Continuing the tour, discover the flavors of Emirati street food such as Emirati bread Ragag and sweets from the Al Fahidi. Don’t miss out on fresh juice and tasty snacks. While at Al Fahidi, get a henna tattoo and adorn yourself in Arabic attire. At the coffee museum, accompanied by your tour guide, have the chance to learn more about how coffee has played a role in shaping UAE history and culture. Later, hop on a traditional Abra water taxi and take a ride around Dubai creek.  Soak in the panoramic views of huge trading ships and astonishing buildings as you sail. Once at the spice souk, learn about the various spices, and try bargaining for deals at the local shops. Finally, visit the gold souk, which sells fine jewelry as well as silver and precious stones.

Dubai: Walking Tour, Creek, Abra Taxi, Souks, & Emirati Meal

3. Dubai: Walking Tour, Creek, Abra Taxi, Souks, & Emirati Meal

Enjoy a guided tour of Dubai’s famous sights, including the Al Fahidi Historical District, Al Seef street, and the Gold Souk. Take the chance to try some traditional tea and coffee at Al Khayma Heritage Restaurant and ride the Abra water taxi down Dubai Creek.  Be welcomed with Arabic tea at Al Khayma Heritage Restaurant, where later you will also try luqaimat (Arabic sweet dumplings), Ragag (traditional Emirati homemade bread), and camel milk ice cream. Explore more flavors of Emirati cuisine by upgrading to the breakfast or lunch option. Later, explore this Michelin Bib Gourmand-awarded restaurant further and learn more about the Arabian culture and lifestyle. Admire the traditional interiors and architecture. Listen to your expert guide as they tell stories on how UAE has developed from a desert with tents to reaching Mars. Explore the Emirati bedroom with its antiques, admiring the architectural development from the tent replica at the restaurant to traditional Arish buildings made from the leaves of date palms to the megastructure. Try your hand at henna painting while indulging in a traditional Arabic makeover. Then, head towards the Al Fahidi Historical District. Wander alongside the water on Al Seef street and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere with local stores. Stop at the Coffee Museum, celebrating an important part of Arabic culture. See a nearby mosque and admire the architectural style. Take a trip on the Abra water taxi along Dubai Creek. Watch the ships and buildings of Dubai’s skyline pass you by. Leave the water taxi and enter into the Gold Souk, exploring the collections of gold jewellery.

Dubai: Guided City Walking Tour to Spice and Gold Souk

4. Dubai: Guided City Walking Tour to Spice and Gold Souk

Dive into Dubai's past with a visit to the heritage district located on the banks of the Dubai Creek. You can still have a glimpse of traditional dhows being used for business purposes. Your tour starts at the Arabian Tea House & Restaurant in Al Fahidi, Bastakiya opposite Musalla Post Office. Bastakiya is the Historic District of Dubai and its construction dates back to 1890's. You have first stop at the famous Coffee Museum Old City Wall, where the traditional coffee will be served in a traditional way to you. After that moving through the Dubai Museum (currently closed for renovation) you will have your next stop at the textile souk. There are products from several civilizations for you to witness. Its time for a traditional ride now. You will cross the creek by the famous Abra ride to get onto other side into the historic Dubai Spice Souk. You will be welcomed by the the fragrances of spices for around the globe. At last you have a chance to visit the largest Gold Souk right next to the the spice souk. Constantly being checked by Dubai Government Authorities this souk has the purest gold. You can get to see various designs of this precious metal. This tour ends at the Dubai gold souk.

Dubai: Private Tour with Locals – Highlights & Hidden Gems

5. Dubai: Private Tour with Locals – Highlights & Hidden Gems

See Dubai at its best from the eyes of a local in just 3 hours. Check out prime landmarks like the Dubai Creek Abra Station, Spice Souk, Gold Souk and hear unique insights that only a local would know. Uncover hidden gems and city secrets along the way that will show you an authentic side of the city with the help of a knowledgeable local guide. Fully experience the local flare with an included local treat to make your city tour a complete experience.

Dubai: Al Fahidi walking tour with Photo-Shooting &Abra ride

6. Dubai: Al Fahidi walking tour with Photo-Shooting &Abra ride

See the best of the historic Al Fahidi district on a walking tour as you learn about the culture and history of the UAE. Visit markets, museums, and charming neighborhoods, and take a ride in a traditional Abra water taxi. Meet your guide and begin by enjoying a welcome drink of Arabic tea with dates at Al Khayma Heritage Restaurant in the Al Fahidi district. You can also try out luqaimat, ragag, and camel milk. Tour a traditional house and learn about the history of the UAE. See a traditional Emirati bedroom, a tent replica located at the restaurant, arish palm front houses, and also the megastructures. After admiring the buildings in the Al Fahidi and Al Seef districts, head to the Middle East's largest coffee museum. Enjoy a live Arabic coffee-making session and learn about how coffee has become a crucial part of the UAE's culture. Stop by a Mosque and check out the distinctive architecture as you learn more about Islam. Then, hop on a traditional Abra water taxi for a quick creek tour. Admire the old trading ships and take some photographs to show friends and family. Visit the gold souk, the area where the majority of Dubai's jewelry stores are to be found. Then, discover the spice souk, where there are all manner of aromatic spices, herbs, nuts, oil, saffron, and other things to excite the senses.

Middle Eastern Food Trail - Walking Tour

7. Middle Eastern Food Trail - Walking Tour

Indulge in some of the popular Middle Eastern flavors on this journey by foot around Old Dubai. Starting in the Old Quarter of Al Bastakiya, you will visit the region’s only Coffee Museum for an interesting insight into regional and global coffee history. A cup of Gahwa, Arabic coffee kickstarts your tour. The next stop will be at a traditional Café, which serves as a cool and relaxed contrast to its busy street location. Try a Lebanese breakfast favorite, cheese or zaatar Manakesh. Stroll past Al Fahidi Fort into the bustling Souk Al Kabeer. Stop briefly for a delightfully refreshing lemon and mint juice before discovering a hidden gem. Dig into a shared platter of Arabic Mezzeh whilst watching Abra boats tirelessly cross the Dubai Creek. Later on, take a traditional wooden craft across the Creek to Deira. A pleasant stroll brings you to a popular creek-side restaurant for a taste of Shawarma and Falafil, the most ubiquitous of Arab street foods. No Middle Eastern journey is truly complete without exploring Emirati cuisine. Your final stop is at a renowned Emirati restaurant where the subtle flavors of the Orient will seduce you.

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What people are saying about Coffee Museum, Dubai

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 4,351 reviews

Hamza was an amazing guide. Super friendly and extremely knowledgeable. It was a relaxed and enjoyable guided tour and I truly learnt a lot about the emirati culture as well as Dubai. I recommend a guided tour with Hamza for sure!

A very informative tour! Hamza was very knowledgeable and relatable, we learned a lot about the culture and religion of Dubai. Highly recommend for any first timers to Dubai and the region.

We did a great tour of the old town today. We learned a lot about the people, the culture and Dubai. For us it was the perfect experience for one of the first days in Dubai.

Great tour, Mohammed was a great guide who brings the country, people and culture closer. We recommend.

Great tour with a lot of information about culture and history and tips on what to do in the souks.