Dubai: Emirati Heritage House Tour Experience

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Dubai: Emirati Heritage House Tour Experience

From £11.58 per person

Admire the Emirati Heritage House, experience the local lifestyle, and taste the flavors of traditional cuisine.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 1 - 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup optional
Complimentary pick-up is available from Dubai city hotels, apartments, and Dubai Cruise Terminal (Port Rashid). Pick-up will be within 30-45 minutes before your selected time as per your location.


  • Tour the traditional Emirati house with its fascinating architectural beauty
  • Witness the preparation of luqaimat, fried sugar-coated dough balls, and regag bread
  • Take part in henna tattooing, an Arabic makeover, and more
  • Taste karak tea, saffron tea or sweet camel milk ice cream
Full description
Enjoy a traditional Emirati heritage house experience, starting with a luxurious coffee and tea greeting and a photo tour through the history of Old Dubai and its massive transformation into the business hub of the world. Visit the courtyard behind the house and admire the old Khayma, the tent, and the Emirati architectural developments. See local cooks prepare Emirati regag bread and sweet luqaimat before tasting the traditional cuisine. Before continuing the trip to the upper floor, you’ll have a chance to admire the fascinating Emirati architecture and its transition through the Areesh house. On the top floor get a henna tattoo, try on Arabic attire or take a photoshoot.
  • Guided tour
  • Pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Welcome drink at the majlis (Emirati Gahwa/dates)
  • Regag and luqaimat
  • Henna painting
  • Arabic attire photo session
  • Photographer
  • Any extra expenses
  • Tips (not mandatory, but appreciated)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    Al Khayma Heritage House | an old Emarati Heritage House

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    Important information

    Not allowed

    • Smoking
    • Luggage or large bags

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    • The duration of the tour is 45 minutes
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 / 5

    based on 3 reviews

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    The whole experience was wonderful! They gave a detailed history on how the Dubai and the UAE came to be. Got to learn and see the traditional houses and architecture. Also got the chance to savor wonderful local delicacies the traditional way such as the Qahwa with dates, regag and luqaimat (made fresh right in front of you), as well as some Karak Chai. Even got my first Henna during this whole experience. All in all I had a wonderful time and would definitely recommend everyone to give this a try!

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    10 April 2021

    Friendly tour leader, excellent photos, good communication.

    7 April 2021

    8 July 2021

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