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Historic Gems of Dubai Walking Tour

1. Historic Gems of Dubai Walking Tour

Uncover the little-known treasures of Dubai on this 2-hour walking tour of Old Dubai and its various souks (markets). You will walk with a premium guide through the Al Fahidi historical neighborhood, through the perfume, spice, and gold souks which will stimulate your senses. You will also enjoy breath-taking views from the abra (traditional boat) ride that will take you back in time. You will get to understand Dubai from the perspective of its history, people, food, culture and etiquette. This tour is a terrific introduction to Dubai’s story from a desert-to-a-global destination city. Your Old Dubai tour delves into the city’s heritage and explores what early life was like in this desert trading town.

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Dubai: Souks, Boat Ride and Walking Food Tour

2. Dubai: Souks, Boat Ride and Walking Food Tour

Meet your guide near the Spice Souk start your tour by tasting a local egg and cheese roll washed down with hot chai tea. Then explore the alleys and stalls of the Spice Souk and learn about the many exotic spices and ingredients that are sold here. Take part in a fun game organized by your guide which can help you identify the various spices, with a prize for the winner. After leaving the Spice Souk, cross the creek using a traditional wooden abra boat to reach Bur Dubai Souk. Walk through the Bur Dubai Souk and learn about its history from your guide.  Visit the historic Fahidi neighborhood where you will learn about the traditional architecture of the area. Sample some popular Emirati snacks in the restored home of a pearl-diving merchant. Then, visit a small Indian restaurant where you will try a popular sweet and spicy street snack. Finally, visit a 1970s Iranian restaurant that is very popular with locals, and is known for its delicious soups and kebabs.

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What people are saying about Bur Dubai Souk Market

The tour provides great information about history, culture and food that we would not have learned otherwise. The small group helped us to be fully engaged with the guide, who gave us brilliant stories not just about Dubai but the entire region. We spent some time at the souks and the textile market as well. All in all good 2 hours spent.

Dubai By Foot is perfect to get to know Dubai's old town and souks on foot with a very personable and well-informed guide (Dear Pri). You discover corners that you wouldn't see on your own .... You learn a lot about the history and the origins and Pri answers every question patiently. I highly recommend this tour to everyone ....

We always thought that Dubai is only about shopping and dessert but with Ricky we were able to see a very different side of thr city. We looked at some Arabic architecture and heritage, visited locak markets. All in all it was a fun experience, if you really want to get to know a city well, this is the right way to do it.

Great walking tour to get a feel of Old Dubai. Guide Sameh was

Very informative interesting tour through the old Dubai