What you'll do
Our signature tour, this is Dubai as it once was... Regional architecture, classic souks, historical mosques, and life spent sailing on the creek. We will take you back to a simpler era where free time was for sipping coffee with friends and family. Your guide will lead you through the lanes and alleyways to discover this city’s origins, its customs, and its mysteries. Experience old Arabia with us, and imagine a past that still exists… On this 2-hour walking tour we will walk through the Bastakiya, old Dubai heritage houses, Al Fahidi Fort and the famous textile, spice and gold souks (markets). We will also take a traditional wooden boat trip during the tour. We will understand Dubai from the perspective of its history, people, food, culture and etiquette. This tour is a terrific introduction to Dubai's story from a desert-to-a-global destination city.
Pri & Ricky
We are a group of Dubai's most passionate tour guides. Always on the lookout for engaging new attractions & interesting titbits of history – we bring this sense of culture to our walking tours. As dynamic and bubbly personalities, we are known for giving walking tours with a real flavor of the Dubai and for keeping our audience in stitches. Being able to tell people facts about Dubai and UAE is great fun. Lots of interaction on this walking excursion will make it more interesting. We have read countless books and attended many talks on Dubai—so we have many delightful stories to share.
Boat Ride & Entrance Abra (Boat) Ride; Dubai Museum & Coffee Museum Entrance Tickets
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Where you'll be
We will meet in the oldest neighbourhood of Dubai, Bastakiya which was home to Iranian traders in the past. We will visit Dubai Museum to understand Dubai's history as a pearl diving village. Making our way through the Hindi Lane we will enter the old alleys and souks and eventually hop on a traditional abra boat across the Dubai Creek. After this, we will take in the lovely fragrances at the Spice Souk and wind up outside the Gold Souk.
Keep these in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 10 guests ages 6 and up can attend.
Please plan to get to Start location yourself using Metro/Taxi. Tours start exactly on time and guides are unable to contact late comers. Google Co-ordinate of meeting point: (25.2634° N, 55.2999° E)
Old Dubai 101 - Heritage Walk