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history walk

The Heart of Old Dubai

history walk

The Heart of Old Dubai

97 reviews
Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
4 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Drinks
Hosted in
English, Arabic
history walk

The Heart of Old Dubai

history walk

The Heart of Old Dubai

97 reviews
Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
4 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Drinks
Hosted in
English, Arabic

What you'll do

Explore old Dubai with your local guide covering the most interesting parts of Al Fahidi Historical neighbourhood, Dubai musuem, boat ride , textile market, spice and gold souks. Our tour is mix of culture, fun, shopping and walking. This starts with Bastakia district which includes coffee museum, where you will experience an Emirati hospitality with Local Emirati coffee and learn about the coffee ceremony. Next you will know how to write your name in Arabic by visiting the Arabic Calligraphy museum. In addition, we also visit one of the old houses that was converted into an Art Gallery ( non profitable organization ) allowing young talented artists to show their work. Next, the Dubai museum is a place where we will learn about the way of life in the UAE before the discovery of oil . The kabab and falafel restaurant will be our pit stop to recharge our energy. We will pass the textile market to experience a short Abra ride (wooden boat) to the famous Gold and Spice souk (a century old trading heritage of Dubai). This is where your negotiation and bargaining skills will come in handy. Inclusion: Water , Arabic coffee, Boat ride , Kebab sandwich, Dubai museum entry fees.

Your host

Learn more about Hoda

Hoda

My name is Hoda. I am a fully licensed tour guide working in the UAE (Dubai / Abu Dhabi). I love meeting new people from all walks of life, sharing and exchanging culture, talking about history and future, blending with local ways of life and following their daily routine. Sharing my knowledge with stories and facts, I love taking guests to an uncharted area which is often missed out in the typical guidebook. I have been a tour guide for nearly 14 years and guiding is not just a job. To me its the greatest passion! Based on Availability I or any of my Collages who have some excellent reviews might be running your experience the day before your tour i will send you a message to confirm who will be running your experience.

What's included

Food
Doner kabab sandwich During Ramadan the fasting month we won't be able to offer any meals only coffee and water served at…
Drinks
arabic coffee Water

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Where you'll be

we will cover Bastakia district away from fancy Wealthy Dubai a great place with different atmosphere you will get to see an authentic part of the city and will get to meet with local Emarati . walk into the back streets of old markets not just the touristy areas visit the hindu lane

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 6 and up can attend. this is a walking tour guest must wear comfortable shoes

What to bring

hats and sunscreen especially at summer time May to October and wear comfortable shoes

More tips

this is a walking tour we do not provide transportation we will meet you inside al fahidi metro station next to the ticket office you can either come by metro or taxi this tour last 3: 4 hours, kindly note that the Arabic calligraphy museum is closed on Saturdays

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Hoda
The Heart of Old Dubai
97 reviews
$60/person
97 reviews
$60/person