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Historic Forts, Boats and Pearls of Old Dubai Walking Tour

1. Historic Forts, Boats and Pearls of Old Dubai Walking Tour

Uncover the little-known treasures of Dubai on this 2-hour walking tour of Old Dubai, its original residential community and its various souks (markets). This is the most comprehensive tour of Old Dubai covering all major sites and highlighting the three major souks of textiles, spices and gold. Our tour is award winning with wide coverage in the Gulf News, Khaleej Times and CNN Travel. 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. You will walk away with souvenirs from the tour, and we know you will enjoy our trivia!

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. Cool down after game with an icy sweet Persian dessert. 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, try some crunchy snacks from one of the oldest cafeterias in the area and learn about the souk's history from your guide. Next, visit an Indian street side window to 'pop' a delicious sweet-tangy treat. This dish can be as mild or spicy as you request! (This tasting is not included during the summer months, May to September)   Visit the historic Fahidi neighborhood where you will learn about the traditional architecture of the area. Sit down for a fulfilling Emirati meal in a traditional home and finish out with sweet dumplings drizzled with date syrup.

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What people are saying about Bur Dubai Souk Market

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 20 reviews

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.

Our guide Pia was helpful and friendly. She told us about the history of Dubai while roaming around Al Fahidi. It was a great experience with a small group of 4 persons.

Our guide was very knowledgeable and gave a great insight to the area and the time lines to get there. She was very warm and humorous

Best tour we could have find! We recommend both GYG app and the Dubai by foot experience with them. Fantastic Tour!!!

Very private, small group. The nicest tour guide who completely amended the tour to the groups needs.