Dubai Spice Souk

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  • Dubai: City Helicopter Tour

    1. Dubai: City Helicopter Tour

    Enjoy breathtaking views of the city's sights from above on a helicopter tour. Capture unobstructed, panoramic views of Dubai's record-breaking structures. Admire the world's tallest building from up high as you get closer to the Burj Khalifa. Cruise over the beaches of Dubai and see the Burj Al Arab's sail-like structure from a different perspective. Watch the Palm Jumeirah and its luxurious residences fan out below you. See the iconic facade of the Atlantis standing tall at the head of the man-made island.

  • Dubai: Hop-On Hop-Off Classic or Premium Bus Ticket

    2. Dubai: Hop-On Hop-Off Classic or Premium Bus Ticket

    Discover and explore the Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall, Bastakiya Historical Village, Al Fahidi Fort, the Old Souk Of Arabia, the Old Watchtower & Heritage Village, the Gold & Spice Souks, Dubai Creek, Atlantis The Palm, and Souk Madinat & Burj Al Arab.

    Board an open-top double-decker bus to admire fantastic views and soak up the charm of old and new Dubai. From the towering Burj Khalifa, the 7-star Burj Al Arab, and Atlantis the Palm to the exotic spice souk, you'll see a lot of Dubai's top landmarks. Pass by the Museum of the Future and admire its Arabian calligraphy-inspired architecture. This fully narrated audio tour will allow you to discover over 9 locations throughout the city, with daily departures from the starting point at the Dubai Mall. You may also join the tour from any of the stops on the route. Air conditioning is available on the lower deck and recorded com...

    We have been here in Dubai for over a month and this was the best experience we have had. The guide was excellent and made the experience memorable. We took a couple with us that had lived here for 14 years and they were amazed at the things we saw. This is a must do when traveling here.

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

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

    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 about the religion and the beliefs of the area. Afterwards, visit the most famous art gallery in the Emirates, where you'll see Dubai in the past and the present through the eyes of the 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.  Shopping time starts after in the local markets (souks). Before your visit, get tips from your guide about prices and tricks of bargaining with the local merchants. Then its time to tak...

    It is a must to understand this fabulous city (country) and their development. You can also apreciate how inmigrants contribute and live in Dubai, the newest first world city.. Mohamed , the tour guide, did a great job.

  • Dubai: Old and Modern Dubai City Tour with Blue Mosque Visit

    4. Dubai: Old and Modern Dubai City Tour with Blue Mosque Visit

    Start the tour by getting picked up from your hotel or selected location in an air-conditioned vehicle. Then, stop by The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah, to admire the charm of Atlantis, The Palm Hotel, before the Burj Al Arab photo stop from the beachside. Later on, proceed to the Blue Mosque, known as the Al Farooq Omar Bin Al Khattab Mosque. This religious shrine was inspired by the Ottoman and Andalusian styles of architecture. It has wonderful interiors, decorated with beautiful chandeliers and a library that is home to almost forty thousand books related to different religions. Now it is time to explore Old Dubai and the Creekside, where it all began. Hop on the Abra water taxi, the city's oldest mode of transportation, to cross the Creek. Visit the Gold Souk, renowned for its wide collection of gold jewelry, while the Spice Souk brims with aromatic spices, herbs, nuts, oil, saffron and s...

    Such a great tour to do to see the whole of Dubai! Our tour guide was amazing and so informative! I would highly recommend this tour.

  • Dubai: 22-Minute Helicopter Flight

    5. Dubai: 22-Minute Helicopter Flight

    Climb aboard for an exciting helicopter flight from the Dubai Police Academy, and then fly over the breathtaking wonders of Dubai, including Palm Jumeirah and the Atlantis the Palm Hotel. Look down on the unique World Islands archipelago. Cruise above the beaches of Dubai and see the Burj al Arab from a different perspective. Admire the world's tallest building from up high as you get closer to the Burj Khalifa.

    Fly over the heritage area of Al Fahidi to see the historical wind towers. Pass over the spice bazaar of the Old Souk and the monuments of Dubai Creek. Listen to a commentary from your live guide and ask any questions you may have.

    This particular 22-minute flight is perfect for someone who may be flying in a helicopter for the first time. The helicopter pilot was very professional, he used very subtle movements to while controlling the helicopters movements. A moderate speed, great view, and the pilot pointing out points of interest make this a great way to view the city, especially if viewing it for the first time. Outstanding value for the money!

  • Dubai 4-Hour Traditional City Tour

    6. 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.

    The tour was amazing, Kumar was a great travel guide. With this being my first time in Dubai, I was told this was something I needed to try. After going on the tour I leaned a lot about the history and culture, Kumar answered any questions I had and was there to assist with anything that me or my friends needed during the tour.

  • Dubai: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour - 24 or 48 Hours

    7. Dubai: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour - 24 or 48 Hours

    Discover all of Dubai's stunning sights on an unlimited hop-on hop-off bus tour. With a 24-hour or 48-hour pass, you can explore this great destination in your own time-frame. You'll have access to our main sightseeing route, which shows you all the main sights of this fabulous city. Along the way you'll discover all of the major landmarks, including the Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab, Dubai Marina, the Palm Jumeirah, the Dubai Mall, the Dubai Frame and much more. Enjoy unrivalled 360-degree views from the open-top deck, and learn all about Dubai's heritage by listening to the multilingual audio tour commentary as you cruise around on the double-decker bus. Tour stops: 1. Dubai Mall 2. Al Fahidi Historica Neighbourhood 3. Dubai Museum 4. Old Souk 5. Heritage Village 6. Gold & Spice Souk 7. Dubai Creek 8. Madinat Jumeriah 9. Atlantis The Palm

    The hop on hop off city bus tour was very economical if you want to visit all the major tourist hot spot. Don't use taxi because you can get around Dubai efficiently with city tour bus. I gave a 4*because the hours should be extended to about 9pm because there are so much to see, but bus stop running in most places between 5:30pm and 6pm.

  • Dubai: Full-Day Tour with Optional Lunch

    8. 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, before going 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 crescen...

    A great tour full of activity and great stops. Our tour guide was excellent, knowledgeable, patient, and friendly

  • The Golden City - Half Day Dubai City Tour

    9. The Golden City - Half Day Dubai City Tour

    Explore the historic sites and modern architecture of Dubai on a scenic 4-hour sightseeing tour by luxury air-conditioned bus or private vehicle. You will be in the company of an experienced guide, and will be picked up from your central Dubai hotel. Sample the sites of old Dubai as you soak up the vibrant, cosmopolitan life of the modern city. The tour starts with a stop at the iconic landmark of Dubai, the Burj Al Arab Hotel, where you will have time to take some photos of the sail-like building before proceeding to Jumeirah, the picturesque palace and residential area of Dubai that is also home to the impressive Jumeirah Mosque. Continue to Al Bastakiya to explore the old part of Dubai, and reach the museum of Al Fahidi Fort. Then, climb aboard an abra, one of Dubai’s iconic water taxis, and cross Dubai Creek to the spice souk. Savor the scents of the souk before your return, where ...

    Very good and learned a lot about Dubai history. Just wish we went to souk Madinat like shown in the picture.

  • Dubai Half-Day Tour: The City in Motion

    10. Dubai Half-Day Tour: The City in Motion

    Explore the traditions and modern life of Dubai on a half-day city tour that takes in all the main sites of the contemporary metropolis, and traces back to its past as a small outpost on the Persian Gulf. Following a pick-up from your hotel, transfer to the Palm Jumeirah, stopping outside Atlantis The Palm to take photos of the 1st resort to be built on the reclaimed land of the island. Next, admire the billowing sails structure of the Burj Al Arab, Dubai’s 1st 7-star hotel. Continue to the Jumeirah Mosque, said to be the most photographed mosque in the city. Go to the 18th-century Al Fahidi Fort, location for Dubai Museum and the oldest existing building in the city. Watch the world go by at Dubai Creek, where you can take photos of the many boats before boarding a traditional abra (water taxi) to cross the creek. Finally, soak up the sounds and scents of the gold and spice ...

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What people are saying about Dubai Spice Souk

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 7,957 reviews

this was the best activity we have done so far during our dubai trip. we learned a lot about the culture, ate wonderfully, and had the opportunity to shop in the souk. but most importantly: we met abdullah, a great guide who gave us valuable tips on everything to do with shopping. He spoke very fluently German and English. We felt very comfortable in the group and can highly recommend this activity!

Adnan was wonderful and treated us to a day around the city. Very professional, respectful, and knowledgeable about Dubai. Very happy to have spent the day with Adnan and look forward to going back to these areas on our own!

It is a must to understand this fabulous city (country) and their development. You can also apreciate how inmigrants contribute and live in Dubai, the newest first world city.. Mohamed , the tour guide, did a great job.

We are completely satisfied. Professional, informative guidance, assistance, tailored to our needs. We had every help on the go, during a great day full of experiences.

Such a great tour to do to see the whole of Dubai! Our tour guide was amazing and so informative! I would highly recommend this tour.