Half-Day Souks, Food & Culture Walking Tour

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  • 3.5 hr

Cover the Old Dubai 'must-do's' - the spice souk, abra ride, textile souk and food tastings in Fahidi - along a well-paced 3.5 hour route. Experience Old Dubai like our friends would, only the stuff you have to see and eat rather than a standard touristy checklist. Start off with a popular old timer’s treat in the souk’s back alleys and then play a round of our fun and educational spice game, SPINGO.* Once our SPINGO champ is crowned, cool down with an icy treat and then bob across the Dubai creek in a traditional wooden abra to visit Bur Dubai’s textile souk. We then enjoy one of the neighborhood's favourite Indian street snacks and then wind down at a traditional Emirati eatery housed in a historic home from the 1950s. Our meal will include a fragrant rice and lamb pilaf, a rich vegetable stew and delicious sweet dumplings that are a firm Dubai favourite. *SPINGO is replaced with a “Dates (the fruit)” quiz during Ramadan though we still walk through the Spice Souk briefly.

Itinerary Details

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Stop At: Dubai Spice Souk

Fuel up with an Old Dubai nostalgic treat washed down with sweet milky tea in the back alleys of the souk.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Dubai Spice Souk

Play our proprietary spice game, "SPINGO" in the souk! Cool down after with an icy Iranian treat doused with rosewater, fruit cordial and lemon juice. (SPINGO is replaced with another activity during Ramadan)

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Deira Old Souk Abra Station

Cross the creek from Deira to Bur Dubai in a traditional wooden boat.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Textile Souk

Take a quick walk through the vibrant textile souk and witness religious tolerance firsthand in Dubai.

Stop At: Meena Bazaar

Sample a beloved Indian street food: tangy chutney and lentil filled crisp ‘puris.’

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood

Enjoy a sit-down traditional Emirati meal featuring a meat and rice pilaf, a rich vegetarian stew and our favourite sweet dumplings.

Duration: 45 minutes
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