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Dubai: Guided Old Town Tour with Souks, Tastings & Boat Tour

1. Dubai: Guided Old Town Tour with Souks, Tastings & Boat Tour

Explore Dubai on this guided tour to the old town with a boat tour along Dubai Creek. Admire the historic neighborhoods of the city, see heritage houses and museums, and try some street food at the local markets. Begin your experience by taking a stroll at the neighborhood of Al Seef, located along Dubai Creek. There, your guide will introduce you to the royal family, their history, lifestyle, and culture. Then, pay a visit to the historical neighborhood of Al Fahidi where you can see the heritage houses and museums and experience how the locals' ancestors used to live their daily lives. Enter some of the houses and try Arabic coffee and tea while learning about Islam and the culture practiced by locals. Continue your journey through the Grand Souk of Bur Dubai and try local street food and fresh juice of your choice. After tasting some local cuisine, head on to Dubai Creek for a scenic cruise on a traditional boat called Abra. Enjoy some of the highlights of Deira Dubai including the Spices Souk and Gold Market.

Dubai: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

2. Dubai: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Discover all of Dubai's stunning sights on an unlimited hop-on hop-off bus tour. With a 24-hour, 48-hour, or 72-hour pass, you can explore this great destination at your leisure. You'll have access to two sightseeing routes, which showcase all the main sights of this fabulous city. Drive past the Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab, Dubai Marina, the Palm Jumeirah, the Dubai Mall, the Dubai Frame, and The Walk at JBR the Beach. Enjoy unrivaled 360-degree views from the open-top deck, and learn about Dubai's heritage and culture through the multilingual audio tour commentary.  Historical Route (Red Route) stops: 1. Dubai Mall 2. Museum of the Future 3. Al Seef Contemporary Area 4. Al Seef Heritage Area (Dhow Cruise) 5. Al Fahidi Historical District 6. Dubai Museum 7. Old Souk 8. Al Shindagha Museum 9. Gold & Spice Souk 10. Riviera Hotel 11. Dubai Creek 12. Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers 13. The Dubai Frame Marina Route (Blue Route) stops: 1. Dubai Mall 2. Souk Madinat Jumeirah 3. Atlantis The Palm 4. Fairmont The Palm 5. Dubai Marina Mall 6. JBR The Beach 7. Marina Promenade 8. Grosvenor House Dubai 9. Infinity Tower 10. Mina Seyahi 11. Mall of the Emirates Sunset and Night Tour (not a hop-on hop-off tour): 1. The Dubai Mall 2. Mina Seyahi 3. Atlantis The Palm 4. Madinat Jumeirah 5. Mall of the Emirates

Dubai: Discover Dubai's Creek and Souks with Street Food

3. Dubai: Discover Dubai's Creek and Souks with Street Food

Delve into the rich history of Dubai's Al Fahidi district on a guided walking tour. Admire the views of Dubai Creek on a traditional abra boat ride, savor local street food, sip Arabic coffee at the Al Khayma Heritage House, and visit the Coffee Museum and Coins Museum. Meet your guide at the Al Khayma Heritage House and sip on a hot cup of Arabic coffee with dates, snacks, and tasty street food. Then, make your way to the Coffee Museum and discover the cultural importance of coffee in the United Arab Emirates. Stroll along the Al Seef promenade and marvel at the quaint mosque. Navigate the narrow alleyways of the Al Fahidi district while admiring the architectural splendor of historic buildings contrasting with modern constructions. Pass the Grand Souk and hop aboard a traditional abra water taxi for a sightseeing journey around Dubai Creek. Soak in the panoramic views of huge trading ships and the towering skyscrapers of the Dubai skyline as you sail. Arrive at the Spice Souk and experience the enticing smells and vibrant colors of the plethora of spices and ingredients on offer. You can also try your hand at haggling with local merchants. Finally, step inside the Gold Souk and marvel at the array of fine jewelry, silver, and precious stones. Bid farewell to your guide and leave Dubai with a greater understanding of its traditional culture and history beyond the glitz and glamour.

Dubai: Frame Tickets, Creek, Souks & Blue Mosque Guided Tour

4. Dubai: Frame Tickets, Creek, Souks & Blue Mosque Guided Tour

Take a guided tour of Dubai's popular icons in an air-conditioned vehicle, where comfort meets culture. Immerse yourself in the city's rich tapestry while capturing amazing moments at each stop, accompanied by an expert guide. Begin your journey with a visit to the stunning Atlantis, offering a picturesque backdrop for memorable photos. Then, prepare yourself for a photostop where the towering Burj Al Arab provides a stunning backdrop. Pause for a glimpse into the future at the Museum of the Future before admiring the architectural beauty of the Blue Mosque. Dive into Old Dubai's charm, exploring the Gold Souk and Spice Souk before crossing the historic Dubai Creek on an Abra water taxi. Drop in for a snack break at the Al-Khayma Heritage Restaurant where you'll be treated with some traditional coffee, dates and Arabic Rugag Bread. Conclude your tour with a visit to the iconic Dubai Frame, a towering structure offering panoramic views of the city's past, present, and future. Reflect on the rich cultural heritage of the UAE before being seamlessly transported back to your hotel, enriched with memories of Dubai's captivating allure.

Dubai: Old Dubai, Walking Tour, Souk Shopping, and Abra Ride

5. Dubai: Old Dubai, Walking Tour, Souk Shopping, and Abra Ride

Prepare for a unique and enchanting journey in the heart of Dubai, as our tour in Old Dubai takes you to a world of heritage and history. Visit the Al Seef Area and Al Fahidi Historical neighbourhoods, wiping away the traces of time in heritage houses, Tents for the Nomads , Old Market historical museums. In Bur Dubai Old market, find yourself in the midst of vibrant activity, where you can shop and experience traditional street foods. Enjoy the flavours of local cuisine and traditions Emirati coffe that take you on an unforgettable taste journey. In Deira Dubai With our specialised local guide, gain a unique insight into Arab culture and the history of Dubai. Let them take you on a charming boat tour on a traditional abra along Dubai Creek, revealing prominent landmarks such as the Spice Souk and Gold Souk from a new perspective.

Dubai: Half-Day City Tour with Blue Mosque, Creek, and Souks

6. Dubai: Half-Day City Tour with Blue Mosque, Creek, and Souks

Explore Dubai's impressive landmarks on a guided tour. Travel in comfort in an air-conditioned vehicle, while learning from your guide about the rich culture Dubai has to offer. Stop at the highlights, and enjoy a traditional Abra boat ride across Dubai Creek. Your first stop is the stunning Atlantis, where you'll have the perfect photo opportunity before we head to Burj Al Arab, the 7-star luxury hotel in Dubai. Stop by for a photo at the Museum of the Future giving a glimpse for what’s to come in the future. Pay a visit to the Blue Mosque, inspired by Ottoman and Andalusian architecture, featuring intricate interiors, beautiful chandeliers, and a library housing almost 40,000 religious books. Afterward, explore Old Dubai and its Creekside. Visit the Gold Souk, renowned for its wide collection of gold jewelry, while the Spice Souk brims with aromatic spices, herbs, saffron, and more. Hop on the Abra water taxi, the city's oldest mode of transportation, to cross the Creek. Finally, visit the Al Khayma Heritage House in Al Fahidi Historical District, where you'll be treated to traditional Emirati hospitality with tea or coffee. While touring the home, learn more about the UAE's history, which began in the deserts. At the end of this tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel or selected location.

Dubai: 24-48 Hour or 5-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus with Cruise

7. Dubai: 24-48 Hour or 5-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus with Cruise

Jump on-board this hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour to discover the best of Dubai. Travel on two different routes taking you to Dubai's most iconic city sights and the beaches of Jumeirah. Learn about Dubai's rich cultural heritage with engaging audio commentary in 6 languages while taking advantage of unrestricted views from the open-top bus. See top sights and landmarks including: Red Route Burj Khalifa Dubai Mall The Dubai Fountain Museum of the Future Royal Palace Bastakiya Old Village Al Fahidi Fort Heritage Village Gold & Spice Souk Dubai Creek Dubai Frame Blue Route Sheikh Zayed Road Mall of the Emirates Ain Dubai Madame Tussauds Media City Palm Jumeirah Atlantis the Palm Aquaventure Lost Chambers of Atlantis Dubai Marina Souk Madinat Jumeirah Burj Al Arab Select from three ticket options, each providing fantastic additional benefits. 24-hour hop-on, hop-off ticket Including 1-hr Arabian dhow cruise 48-hour hop-on, hop-off ticket Including entry to the Lost Chambers Aquarium and the Ambassador Lagoon Arabian dhow cruise 5-day hop-on, hop-off ticket Including Desert Sunset Tour Entry to the Lost Chambers Aquarium and the Ambassador Lagoon Entry to Madame Tussauds 1-hr Arabian dhow cruise

Dubai: Souks, Street Food, Abra, and Old Town

8. Dubai: Souks, Street Food, Abra, and Old Town

Discover the main highlights of the Old Town on this fully guided tour. Visit Dubai Creek with all its boats, cargo ships, and dhow cruises. See the popular Al Bastakiya historical quarter with its heritage houses and the museums. Start your tour by meeting your guide at the selected meeting point. Hear your guide discuss the history, culture, and lifestyle of the city of Dubai. Experience different tastings of Arabic coffee, dates, camel milk chocolate, and street food, like shawarma, falafel, and fried snacks. Visit a Spices Souk and a Gold Souk. Shop like a local, and get useful tips from an insider on how to haggle.

Dubai: Future Museum, Burj Al Arab, and Dubai Frame Tour

9. Dubai: Future Museum, Burj Al Arab, and Dubai Frame Tour

Immerse yourself in Dubai's most famous contemporary landmarks on a private or shared city sightseeing tour with a local guide, roundtrip transportation. Visit the Future Museum, the Burj Al Arab, the Dubai Frame, Zabeel Palace, Souk Madinat Jumeirah and other highlights. Your journey begins with a visit to the world-famous Palm Jumeirah. Admire the architecture and pristine beaches of this manufactured set of islands, known for its luxurious hotels and Palm Atlantis resort. Continue to the iconic Burj Al Arab, a symbol of Dubai's luxury and extravagance. The sail-shaped structure stands tall on its own island and offers great photo opportunities here you will also Indulge in a vibrant blend of traditional souk charm and modern luxury at Souk Madinat Jumeirah. The Dubai Frame is your next destination, a striking architectural marvel that uniquely combines the past and future of this ever-evolving city. The Museum of the Future, a pioneering institution, awaits next. Here, experience groundbreaking technology and visions of what lies ahead. Next you will explore the grandeur of Zabeel Palace and immerse yourself in the opulent history of Dubai's royal residence. For a moment of serenity and reflection, visit the Al Farooq Omar Bin Al Khattab Mosque, admired for its architecture and tranquil ambiance. Finally, conclude your tour at The Pointe, a dynamic waterfront destination where you can unwind and enjoy views of Dubai's skyline.

Dubai: Old Dubai & Souks Guided Tour with Tastings & Cruise

10. Dubai: Old Dubai & Souks Guided Tour with Tastings & Cruise

Experience the essence of traditional Dubai's history, culture, and souks (local markets) on a premium guided tour. Discover the captivating charm of old Dubai (Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood). Ride on a traditional abra boat and taste local drinks and sweets. Immerse yourself in the culture and history through captivating stories and anecdotes as you explore alongside your guide. Explore ancient traditional houses and immerse yourself in the fascinating lives of the local inhabitants from days gone by. Uncover the secrets of local architecture and trace the remarkable journey of Dubai’s development. Indulge in a sensory and culinary experience as you savor local sweets, tea, and other delicacies. Learn the secrets of preparing traditional tea and explore the world of spices. Later, unwind as you cross the river on a traditional Abra boat. Visit spice and gold souks for a taste of local life. Discover the hidden treasures of local souks as you look, explore, and shop for local products. Get the best tips to avoid scams and "tourist traps". See where ancient tales come to life.

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My family and I went on a guided tour of Dubai's old souks and had an unforgettable experience, all thanks to our fantastic guide- Adham. Highlights included visits to the old town, spice and gold souks, where Adham's enthusiasm was infectious. His friendly demeanor, humor, and expert guidance made the tour feel like a leisurely stroll with a friend. I highly recommend this tour for a captivating glimpse into Dubai's heritage!

Was very nice, overall it's good to see the other side of Dubai. Adham was our guide and was super welcoming, knowledgeable and answered all our extra questions. Would recommend. Thanks for the nice afternoon!

Everything was fine, we saw a lot of places. We were very satisfied, Ikram was very nice and wanted to show everything how this was possible in a short time. I can only recommend it. LG Tibor

Totally recommend this tour. Takes you round a lot of the sights of Dubai. Our guide Francis was very friendly and extremely knowledgeable about Dubai. Thank you.

That’s a fantastic tour to understand the history of Dubai and have a walk in the old town.