1. United Arab Emirates
  2. Dubai
  3. Dubai Creek

Old Dubai: Dubai Museum, Dubai Creek and Souks Tour

Product ID: 60955
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Explore Old Dubai on a walking tour. Visit the Dubai Museum and see how it all started and learn a lot about the history and culture in Al Bastakiya. Cruise Dubai Creek on a traditional Abra to the Gold Souk Dubai and Spice Souk.
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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the oldest building in Dubai at the Al Fahidi Fort, Dubai Museum
  • Learn about Arabia, history, culture and get all your questions answered
  • Discover the old-world charms of Dubai before the oil rush in the Grand Souk
  • Cruise Dubai creek by traditional "abra" to soak up the aromas of the spice souk
  • Feast your eyes on gold and Jewelry in Dubai’s biggest and oldest Gold souk
  • Get the best deals in the markets by the help of your guide, picking up spices, gold or shawls
Full description
Meet your guide at the entrance of the Arabian Courtyard Hotel next to the Dubai Museum at the chosen time for your small group 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! As you make your way to the Dubai Museum, stop in front of a mosque and learn more about Islam. Then, at the Dubai Museum, learn about the history of the city and how it developed so quickly. 

Shopping time starts after the Dubai Museum 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 take a walk through the old souk, known for clothing, textiles, souvenirs and Kashmir scarves at the best prices. Follow this with a boat ride to the Spice Souk and Gold Souk, where your guide will explain the different products and you can even try them too!
Includes
  • Admission to several museums
  • Food tasting
  • Tea on request
  • Mineral water
  • Professional guide
  • Boat ride
  • Street food tasting
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities are not included, but it is recommend to tip the guide at the end of the tour

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Meeting point

At the entrance of the Arabian Courtyard Hotel next to the Dubai Museum.

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Important information
Know before you go
• As part of ongoing COVID-19 virus preventative measures, the activity will now be a small-group experience
• Museums may be closed for maintenance or due to holidays
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