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

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

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: Tour of Creek, Markets and Emirati House with Tea

2. Dubai: Tour of Creek, Markets and Emirati House with Tea

Enjoy a guided tour of Dubai’s famous sights, seeing 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 test the Arabian culture luqaimat, Ragag, and camel milk. While witnessing the traditional architecture and interiors, listen to the transformation of the UAE, from just a desert with tents, to reaching mars. Take the opportunity to explore the Emirati bedroom with its antiques, admiring the architectural development from the tent replica located at the restaurant, to traditional Arish buildings made from the leaves of date palms, to the megastructure. Take the chance to try your hand at henna painting while indulging in the traditional Arabic Makeover. Then, head towards 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.

Middle Eastern Food Trail - Walking Tour

3. 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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Hardly ever write a review but just got back from one of the best trips I’ve ever done and wanted to share. Mohammed was our guide and he was fabulous, knowledgable and interesting with the right amount of humour. The street food was lovely and the tips for buying in the souks gave us confidence to haggle and buy (I can see why the stall owners may not appreciate him and what he does). Normally we avoid souks as feel uncomfortable but we actually really enjoyed the experience. So much so, we bought all sorts and only had our taxi fare home to tip (which wasn’t expected at all, we had to chase after him, but we felt was worth doing), so we got a metro back to the hotel which is so easy to navigate. It was worth every penny and more. If you’re in two minds, do it, for the money it’s brilliant. I will do it again if I’m back any time soon.

Absolutely brilliant and informative tour. Muhammad was our guide, he was excellent, so knowledgeable and a great sense of humour. A great way to see the old town and souks with the guidance of a local assisting alongside the way. A great tours, would definitely recommend

Very informative guide. We learned so much about the Muslim culture and realised how many misconceptions we had about it. Our guide was also very helpful with tips for shopping in the markets.

Amazing tour guide and amazing experience. Really learned a lot more than I imagined I would

Great trip, very knowledgeable guide, informative overall great value.