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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: Full-Day Tour with Optional Lunch

3. 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: Al Fahidi Historical Area Walking Tour & Abra Ride

4. 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.

From Abu Dhabi: Dubai Full-Day Tour with Optional Lunch

5. From Abu Dhabi: Dubai Full-Day Tour with Optional Lunch

On this tour, have the opportunity to discover the spectacular and lively metropolis of Dubai. The city, developed from a small fishing village at the Dubai Creek, presents itself today as a glamorous metropolis of the Arabian Gulf. Your visits starts with photo-stops of some iconic hotels such as the famous 7 star Burj Al Arab, and The Palm Island which is home to the Atlantis Hotel respectively. Then, proceed to the awe-inspiring Grand Mosque of Jumeirah for another photo-stop. If selected  enjoy lunch at the Dubai Mall in a restaurant. You will be just under the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest tower, and will spend 2 hours in the world's largest shopping mall, “The Dubai Mall,” where you can enjoy shopping and exploring the mall's many attractions. After that, start your journey back to Abu Dhabi passing the famous Emirates Mall. Reaching Abu Dhabi after a 1.5 hour drive.

Dubai: Emirati Cuisine Guided Food Tour with Dinner

6. Dubai: Emirati Cuisine Guided Food Tour with Dinner

Taste the best of Emirati Cuisine on this unique food tour. Visit 3 different restaurants, each one serving a different course of your meal. Try an appetizer in the Spice Souk. Explore the Abra. Savor your starters and main course in the Textile Souk. End your tour with a visit to the Al Fahidi Fort and the Dubai Museum. Smell the beautiful spices and aromas drifting through the Spice Souk. Learn about the spices used in UAE as you sip a hot Arabian Tea with dates. Stop in the Abra and enjoy stunning views of the Dubai Creek. Walk through Textile Souk and enjoy starters such as stuffed vine leaves, moutabel (a delicious dip made from eggplant), taboulleh, kibbeh, cheese and spinach sambousek, and falafel and hummus. Continue your walk through the Textile Souk. Along the way, your guide will explain to you the culture of the souks. Stop in a local shop before making your way to the main course. At your final restaurant, enjoy machboos deyay (a spicy chicken and rice dish), saloona (a meat stew), and kebabs. For dessert, try a crunchy luqaimat, a Middle Eastern Specialty. Visit the Al Fahidi Fort and Dubai Museum after dinner and learn about the history of pearl diving in Dubai.

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

My Mum and I did the tour based on reading great reviews and they proved to be right. I definitely recommend this tour if this is your first visiting Dubai. Mohamed was super in explaining Dubai’s history and culture. The Souks were also an experience in itself!

Amazing half day spent!! What a wonderful way of starting my trip. Mohamed was absolutely brilliant, friendly and knowledgeable. I strongly recommend this event with Mohamed.

Perfect and complete visit, our guide Francis is very professional and attentive and explains the history of the city of Dubai very well. Very pleasant morning thank you!

Very interesting! We had the tour in German with Abdalla abdo :-)! Everything relaxed and informative. It was really great ☀️

Very good tour guide very happy with the tour had a nice day