Experience the culture and heritage of Dubai on an acclaimed “Tales from the Past” tour around the Khor Dubai area, especially created by the Dubai Government to show off the historical district that will have almost 100 new projects before 2020.
Covering an area of 1.5 square kilometers, this fascinating tour is based on the tradition, heritage, trade, and origins of Dubai’s early settlers. To give a stamp of authenticity, all the tour guides are local Emiratis whose families have connections to the history of Dubai.
Following a pick-up from your hotel, transfer to the Al Fahidi, Shindagha and Deira neighborhoods of Bur Dubai. Go to the Heritage Village to look at examples of traditional Emirati architecture and crafts. Visit the royal residence of Shaikh Saeed House, and stroll through one of the oldest souks in the city to capture the scents of the spices on sale.
Along the way, experience locals going about their everyday lives. Watch elderly Emiratis baking traditional raqaq
bread, or preparing coffee in a Majlis
. Learn about traditional types of construction used by the coastal and mountain communities, as well as the nomadic Bedouin of the desert.
Finally, enjoy a traditional Emirati lunch in the authentic Al Ahmedia guest house