Dubai: Old Town, Dubai Creek, and Souks Tour

Dubai: Old Town, Dubai Creek, and Souks Tour

From US$ 44 per person

Explore Old Dubai on a walking tour and cruise Dubai Creek on a traditional Abra boat to the Gold Souk Dubai and Spice Souk.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Small group
Limited to 10 participants
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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
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Experience

Highlights
  • 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
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! Stop in front of a mosque and learn more about Islam.  Shopping time starts after 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
  • Entrance fees
  • Local guide
  • Abra boat ride
  • Food tasting
  • Tea on request
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities are not included, but it is recommend to tip the guide at the end of the tour
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Meeting point

At the entrance of Al Seef Heritage Hotel Dubai, Curio Collection by Hilton. The nearest metro station is Sharaf DG metro station, on the green line.

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Important information

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  • 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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 601 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9 / 5
  • Transportation
    4.3 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.8 / 5
  • Service
    4.9 / 5
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I truly recommend! It was an amazing experience, I got to know a lot about the local culture and the visited places were stunning! I really enjoyed walking around the peaceful area as well as markets, the cruise and local food were great. The tips about buying the products are really good and I would never get informed about them if not the very professional tout guide. Everything was perfectly on time, very interesting and helpful

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16 January 2021

I would recommend this tour to anyone. Our guide did an excellent job explaining everything we saw, and did a great job explaining the historical and cultural significance of Dubai as a whole. We were fortunate to have a small friendly group of six and Mohammad was happy to give everyone individual attention and answer questions. We covered a lot of ground at a comfortable pace, and it was really great to look at the older part of the city through this lens.

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13 January 2021

This tour was excellent - fun, interesting and the guide, Mahmoud, was LOVELY. I would have been a bit lost to visit all these areas on my own so the tour is the best way to go and it's really worth it. También habla español con fluidez y fue súper platicar con él en los dos idiomas. Si necesitas un tour en español Mahmoud es una opción excelente. Este tour es especialmente dívertido xq nos llevó a lugares que no habría podido explorar tan fácilmente estando sola. Altamente recomendado!

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12 January 2021

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