Guided tour

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

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

From US$ 45 per person

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.

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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German
Private or small groups 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
  • Choose between a shared or a private tour
Full description

Explore Old Dubai on a shared or private tour. Enjoy an informative walking tour, cruise along Dubai Creek on a traditional boat, and peruse 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. Afterward, visit the most famous art gallery in the Emirates, where you'll see Dubai in the past and the present through the eyes of 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.  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.

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 (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
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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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 771 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Service
    4.9/5

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Abdalla provided a brilliant tour, it was packed full of insights, charisma and positivity. I have since recommend him to many friends and business acquaintances who are stopping in Dubai. The trip is perfect for those who are extending on work travel because with only takes half day, also very convenient for solo travellers and great value for money.

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October 17, 2021

Great walking tour and very informative of the history and culture. Wonderful stops with food and air conditioning much appreciate. Mohamed is a great tour guide. Living in Dubai and taking many visitors on tours this is a great value for your money and time. Don't delay book today :)

October 14, 2021

Fun and amazing! Laughed a lot during the sightseeing but I think it’s not street food tour at all. We had a small meal from street food but I expected to dive in street food culture more than that or at least see how they cook and smth like that

October 14, 2021

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