Saeed Al Maktoum House

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  • Dubai: Souks, Sheiks and Spices Private History Tour

    1. Dubai: Souks, Sheiks and Spices Private History Tour

    Start your tour from Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood as you explore one of the oldest areas of Dubai with your guide. Stroll along its narrow streets, and admire sand-colored houses topped with wind towers. As you listen to your guide tell local stories about the quarter, make your way to the Coffee Museum. Here, learn about the world's history of coffee. Taste traditional Ethiopian or Turkish coffee prepared by the staff in traditional clothing. Next, head to the Dubai Museum. Hear more about the city's old economy and how life was before oil was discovered. Continue on to the Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum House to show artifacts from Dubai's history. Next, ride an abra across Dubai Creek to admire Deira's high rises from the water. Step into the narrow alleyways of Deira's covered souks. Check out the outlets selling spices, souvenirs, gold and silver. Learn how to bargain from your loc...

    Highly recommend for anyone visiting Dubai to get some truly local insight of its history. Orlina, our local guide was sharing lot’s of her insights and answering any questions we had during our walk. Totally personable and we truly enjoyed the one-on-one w/ a local one just won’t get in a conventional city tour.

  • Dubai: City Highlights Bus Tour with Dubai Museum and Transfer

    2. Dubai: City Highlights Bus Tour with Dubai Museum and Transfer

    Start your city tour of Dubai with pickup straight from your hotel. Then, dive into the city and compare and let your guide surprise you with the contrasts of old and new Dubai. See the city's traditional side and watch colorful abras sail along the Dubai Creek. Soak up the vibrant atmosphere and the exotic scents at the Spice Market and Gold Souk. Visit the historic Bastakiya district and make your way to the Dubai Museum, located in the old Al Fahidi Fort. Learn about how the city blossomed into a trading center. Then, go out and see the Dubai of today and marvel at the world's first 7-star hotel, the Burj Al Arab. Gaze up at the elegant towers of the Grand Mosque of Jumeirah. Head back to your accommodation with a better orientation of the city and a deeper insight into Dubai's many layers of history.

  • Dubai Highlights Private VIP Tour

    3. Dubai Highlights Private VIP Tour

    Feel like royalty and explore Dubai with a personal driver and private guide. Benefit from pick-up at your hotel, and then relax in the comfort of an executive BMW 7 series sedan as you head to the district of Al Shindagha. Explore the oldest part of the city and marvel at its coral-clad houses and traditional wind towers. Continue to Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum House to see a former residence of an historic ruler of Dubai. Break for cocktails in Souk Madinat Jumeirah before taking a tour of the canals by traditional abra water taxi. Join the jet set with an optional lunch at One & Only The Palm, where a 3-star Michelin chef and his team will prepare your meal. Continue to Dubai Marina to see the skyscrapers of the largest man-made marina in the world and stroll the boardwalk to spot the luxury yachts. End on a high note and sip a gold-sprinkled cappuccino in the Armani Hotel inside the B...

    The perfect guide for your private tour! We had a lot of fun and had a lot of informations on topic we were interested in! The car mentioned in description os different, this information should change cause it can be bellow your expectations

  • Dubai: Private City Highlights Van Tour with Transfer

    4. Dubai: Private City Highlights Van Tour with Transfer

    Start your private city tour of Dubai with convenient pickup from your accommodation. Discover a city of contrasts, from historic monuments to contemporary skyscrapers. Explore the old town with its traditional souks. See the vibrant water taxis cruising down the Dubai Creek. Experience the beating heart of this coastal city at the Dubai Marina. Admire the super yachts and the man-made islands such as the Palm Jumeirah. Allow yourself to get swept up in the hustle and bustle of downtown Dubai. Gaze up at the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, and stop to take photos in front of other modern architectural masterpieces. At the end of your tour, relax as your private guide takes care of taking you back to your hotel.

  • Dubai City Tour

    5. Dubai City Tour

    Enjoy a fascinating historical excursion in Dubai. The route takes you from Dubai’s landmark hotel, Burj Al Arab, to Majlis Ghorfat Umm Al Sheif, a magnificent structure built in 1955 and recently restored. The Majlis was originally the summer residence of Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum. Then drive past modern palaces, and stop at the Jumeirah Mosque for a photo opportunity. Continue on to the cultural district of Al Fahidi Cultural district to admire the old wind-tower houses built by wealthy merchants, passing the magnificent Zabeel Palace on the way. Visit Al Fahidi Fort, a 200-year-old structure that houses the Dubai Museum and records the city’s past as an important pearl diving and trading center. Float across Dubai Creek on a traditional abra boat, admiring stunning views of the modern metropolis with splendid architecture on its banks. End the tour by exploring the gold and...

    The tour was quite interesting, and the tour guide was quite knowledgable. It would have been nice to be able to actually go into a mosque rather than visit the outside of one. Also the Dubai museum visit requires at least 1hr 30mins. Overall a good way to see Dubai and learn about its history.

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What people are saying about Saeed Al Maktoum House

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 484 reviews

The tour was amazing, strolling through the old heritage district, stt galleries, coffee museum and zouk (cloth, spices and gold) was a once in a lifetime experience. Our guide was fantastic, very caring and gave us important local hints on the culture and explained everything in great detail. We were able to customize the route and visit all shops we wanted always feeling safe and in good neighborhood. Always again!

Highly recommend for anyone visiting Dubai to get some truly local insight of its history. Orlina, our local guide was sharing lot’s of her insights and answering any questions we had during our walk. Totally personable and we truly enjoyed the one-on-one w/ a local one just won’t get in a conventional city tour.

I loved this tour. Dubai Souqs can be overwhelming, so it was so nice to go through with a guide to know some great places to stop and get an idea of the history and prices.

Lucy was amazing - so friendly and perfect informed. Overall amazing tour.

Fantastic experience. Guide was very friendly and helpful.