Private Old Dubai Walking Tour: Forts, Souks, and Boats

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  • Live Guide
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  • Private Tour
  • E-Ticket
  • 2 hr

Journey with us on this private two-hour walking tour to explore the city as you have never seen it. We will guide you through the middle east markets, traditional houses, and historic by lanes of the old city. You will go back in time to see what life was like on the sleepy banks of a pearling and fishing village. The tour includes a visit to a Fort, a boat ride across the creek, and visits to the famous textile, spice and gold souks (markets). Along the way, you will hear the story of the men and women who transformed this regional trading outpost into the global juggernaut that it is today. Elements of Emirati culture will be seen up-close as we explained the nuanced ways that the traditions still thrive. Far away from the glass skyscrapers of modern Dubai, this tour will introduce you to the real, and fascinating, heart and soul of the town. You simply cannot miss this side of Dubai!

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Dubai By Foot

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood

Featuring heritages homes transformed into cafes, museums, art galleries and hotels - a close look at Dubai's first settlement

Duration: 45 minutes

Pass By: Dubai Museum & Al Fahidi Fort

Dubai Museum is currently closed for renovation. We will understand the museum, the wall of Old Dubai and the Al Fahidi Fort from the outside.

Stop At: Hindi Lane

A hidden gem in Old Dubai - a tucked in temple lane

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Textile Souk

Discover fabrics and swatches initially forming the core of the trade in the middle east - there is always time for shopping! Cashmere, anyone!

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Dubai Creek

This boat ride is the most fun way to arrive at the Spice and the Gold Souq on our tours

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Dubai Gold Souk

Go Big or Go Home is the motto of our expansive Gold Souq in Dubai

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Dubai Spice Souk

Here is where we learn about the kinds of spices, saffron and vanilla, be wowed by the range of teas and taste some dates and camel milk chocolates!

Duration: 15 minutes
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