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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: Walking Tour with Souks, Museum & Street Food

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

Explore Dubai with a guide and learn more about the history and the impressive architecture of the old city. Visit Dubai Museum, pass the Coffee Museum, see the oldest mosque in Dubai, and try street food as you stroll through the typical souks. Start in the bustling area of Al Seef and make your way to the Al Fahidi District to admire the oldest houses in Dubai. Learn more about the local currency with free access to the Coins Museum. Soak up knowledge about the Emirati lifestyle with a visit to Dubai Museum. Pass by the Coffee Museum before going through the Arabian Tea House, a famous restaurant that provides local food. Admire Dubai's oldest mosque as your guide shares religious facts with you. Spend free time at the Grand Souk to taste the street food, tea, and camel milk chocolate. Cross to another side of Dubai by traditional Abra to the Spice and the Gold Souk which is one of the largest markets in the world, where the tour will finish.

Dubai: Half-Day Bus Tour and Burj Khalifa Entry Ticket

3. Dubai: Half-Day Bus Tour and Burj Khalifa Entry Ticket

See the sights of Dubai on a half-day sightseeing tour by comfortable bus and marvel at all that the metropolis has to offer. Learn how a small fishing village at Dubai Creek was transformed into a futuristic city of amazing architecture and rich cultural attractions. See the man-made developments of Jumeirah and the Burj Al Arab hotel with its iconic design of billowing sails. Admire the awe-inspiring exterior of Jumeirah Mosque, built in the traditional style of the Fatimid Caliphate. Continue to the historical district of Al Bastakiya, where the Dubai Museum is located in the 18th-century Al Fahidi Fort.  Be escorted to the elevators at the monumental Burj Khalifa and ride to the observation deck on the 124th floor for stunning views of the city and its surroundings. Discover the many attractions of Dubai Mall at your own pace at the end of the tour services.

Dubai: Top City Attractions Photo Stop Car Tour

4. Dubai: Top City Attractions Photo Stop Car Tour

Make the most out of your visit to Dubai with a photography tour by car to the city's most iconic landmarks. Travel to Palm island and capture shots of the Burj Al Arab. Get Instagram-worthy views of unmissable sights like the Atlantis hotel, the Burj Khalifa Tower, Jumairah Mosque, and Old Dubai. Enjoy the convience of being picked up from your the Dubai airport (DXB) or your hotel. Relax as your guide takes you on a tour to explore the city's extravagant atmosphere and modernism. Head to downtown to the Deira district.  Go to the bottom of the Burj Khalifa to snap pictures of its musical fountains. Continue towards the Palm, a man-made island shaped like a palm tree. Admire stunning panoramic views of the Burj Al Arab from the island.  Pass by several luxury hotels on the way to Atlantis hotel, where you can stop for some selfies. Head back to the Jumairah area to see the iconic Burj Al Arab for another photo stop. Drive along Jumairah road and see the Jumairah Mosque before making your way to the Dubai Museum.  Visit Old Dubai and see the traditional boats crossing the creek before being dropped off in the city center of Dubai. 

Dubai: Full-Day Tour with Optional Lunch

5. Dubai: Full-Day Tour with Optional Lunch

Discover the spectacular sights of Dubai, and learn how it developed from a small fishing village on Dubai Creek to the lively metropolis of today. Visit the old district of Bastakyia, and enter Dubai Museum in the ancient fortress of Al-Fahidi. Ride an abra (water taxi) across Dubai Creek and enjoy superb views of the city en route to Deira. Be enchanted by the exotic spices on sale in the famous Spice Souk. Then, ponder whether to buy any of the glittering souvenirs in the Gold Souk. Stop to take photos of the Jumeirah Grand Mosque, built in the medieval Fatimid tradition. Take a photo of the iconic Burj Al Arab, then, if the option is selected, you can go to the Burj Khalifa for an optional lunch around the musical fountains. Head to Dubai Mall, where more than 1,200 stores and a host of world-class designers can be found. Continue to Palm Islands to see the famous Atlantis Hotel, located at the crescent of Palm Jumeirah. Take a stroll past the luxury yachts of Dubai Marina, before driving through the ultra-modern Jumeirah Lake Towers complex en route to the Barsha area with its famous Emirates Mall and permanent skiing facility.

Dubai: Guided Sightseeing Tour and IMG Theme Park Ticket

6. Dubai: Guided Sightseeing Tour and IMG Theme Park Ticket

Discover the captivating charm of Dubai’s historical and new neighborhoods on a full-day guided city tour. Travel by air-conditioned vehicle and get to know modern Dubai. See the Dubai Marina, the Burj Al Arab, and the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest man-made structure. Delve into the historical Dubai at the Gold and Spice Souk and you take in the aromas of spices and the glint of gold. Take a trip to the picturesque Jumeirah Beach, mysterious Atlantis, Palm Island, mind-blowing sail-shaped Burj Al Arab, and Souk Madinat. Visit the largest indoor theme park in the world, the IMG World of Adventure at the end of your tour. Experience the breathtaking rush of speed on the Velociraptor rollercoaster at 120KM/h. Test your driving skills on one of the many simulators. Enjoy a variety of performances, marvel at the impressive dance and acrobatic shows or prepare to be spun like a chicken on a rotisserie on the Thor Thunder Spin.Take a walk through the Haunted Hotel and negotiate a maze of corridors and changing scenery. Explore Dubai's sights and enjoy it's most thrilling attractions in the same day with this city tour and theme park excursion.

Dubai: Full-Day Sightseeing Tour From Abu Dhabi

7. Dubai: Full-Day Sightseeing Tour From Abu Dhabi

Start your full-day Dubai adventure by meeting your guide in your hotel in Abu Dhabi. After a short meet and greet you will set off to discover one of the world's most fascinating, modern cities - Dubai.  Begin your tour with a 95-minute drive to Dubai from Abu Dhabi - along the way, whilst heading through the outskirts of Dubai along the main highway you will witness one of the largest concentrations of skyscrapers in this region, and the third-largest concentration in the world. This tour will showcase the difference between Old Dubai and New Dubai, giving you some insight into this multi-faceted city.  Visit popular tourist locations in Old Dubai such as the Dubai Museum, Spice Market, Gold Souk, and the Abra Ride water taxi. Follow this with a trip to New Dubai where you will pause for photo stops at landmarks such as the Burj Al Arab, Palm Jumeriah, Dubai Mall, and Burj Khalifa. End your journey through Dubai with a convenient and relaxing car ride back to your hotel in Abu Dhabi. 

Dubai Full-Day Spanish Language Tour - City of Contrasts

8. Dubai Full-Day Spanish Language Tour - City of Contrasts

Explore Dubai with a Spanish-speaking guide on this full-day tour and see the city’s famous contemporary architecture. Discover artificial island developments, as well as more historic sites, such as Al Fahidi Fort and Gold Souq. The 8-hour tour will begin with a photo stop at Al Farooq Mosque. Continue to the billowing sail-like construction of the Burj Al Arab, considered the world's most luxurious hotel. Next, you will explore one of the city’s most attractive shopping malls at Madinat Jumeirah, before crossing to Palm Jumeirah, an artificial island shaped like a palm tree. Proceed to Dubai Marina, one of the most modern areas of the city with its sea channel and skyscrapers.  Go to the traditional district of Bastakiya and walk around its ancient streets. Then, visit Dubai Museum at Al Fahidi Fort. Stroll through the fabric souk to the dock, where you will board a traditional abra water taxi to the other side of the creek. Here, smell a huge variety of aromas from Iran, India, Syria and Lebanon at the Spice Souq. Continue to the Gold Souq and enjoy the wonderful water displays of Dubai Fountain, before glimpsing the world’s tallest building at the Burj Khalifa.

Dubai: Al Fahidi Historical Area Walking Tour & Abra Ride

9. Dubai: Al Fahidi Historical Area Walking Tour & Abra Ride

This historic walking tour will show you the best of the Al Fahidi District as you learn all about the culture and history of the UAE. You’ll also take a ride in a traditional Abra water taxi that will show you the city from a unique perspective.  Meet your guide and begin by enjoying a welcome drink of Arabic tea with dates at Al Khayma Heritage Restaurant in the Al Fahidi Historical District. You can also try out luqaimat, ragag, and camel milk. Tour the traditional house and learn about the history of the UAE. Visit a traditional Emirati bedroom, see a tent replica located at the restaurant, arish palm front houses, and also the megastructures. You will get an opportunity to try your hands at henna painting while indulging in the traditional Arabic Makeover. Admire the buildings in the Al Fahidi District and the Al Seef area before you 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 see 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. At the Spice Souk, you’ll find all manner of aromatic spices, herbs, nuts, oil, saffron, and more.

Dubai 4-Hour Traditional City Tour

10. Dubai 4-Hour Traditional City Tour

On this 4-hour tour you’ll experience Dubai from its beginnings as a small fishing village at the Dubai Creek to the spectacular metropolis it has become. Start out in the historic and engaging Bastakiya district, where you’ll visit the Dubai Museum, located in the ancient Al Fahidi Fort. Afterwards you’ll take a water taxi, or abra, across the Dubai Creek and enjoy spectacular views of the city as you head to the Deira district. Once you arrive you’ll marvel at the amazing variety of exotic spices in the Spice Souk. You might like to shop for a special souvenir when you visit the Gold Souk. You’ll have a photo stop at the awe-inspiring Grand Mosque of Jumeirah, built in the medieval Fatimid tradition, and another photo stop at the Burj Al Arab Hotel.

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What people are saying about Dubai Museum "Al Fahidi Fort"

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 5,039 reviews

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.