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Dubai: Al Fahidi Walking Tour, Creek, Souks & Street Food

4.9 / 5

57 reviews

Activity provider: OceanAir Travels

Dubai: Al Fahidi Walking Tour, Creek, Souks & Street Food

Activity provider: OceanAir Travels

From US$ 32 per person

Discover the traditional side of Dubai on a guided walking tour around Al Fahidi, and relish the flavors of street food. Explore gold and spices souk and cruise the Dubai creek on an abra ride.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup optional
Pickups are available from any Dubai city hotel, apartment, or at the Dubai Cruise Terminal (Port Rashid). A pickup from Dubai Airport is also available from the Holiday Inn Airport Hotel. Pickups from Bab Al Shams, Al Maha Resort, Jebel Ali, Sport/Motor City are also available for an additional fee. Meet your guide/driver at your hotel up to 40 minutes before your selected time as per your location.

Experience

Highlights
  • Roam the Al Fahidi Historical district with a guide to explore real old Dubai
  • Get a chance to learn about the heritage of Dubai while exploring Al Seef
  • Sample the unique varieties of Emirati street food from Al Fahidi streets
  • Take an abra ride to enjoy the sights of Dubai creek in a different way
  • Visit gold and spices souk to enjoy a memorable shopping experience
Full description

We shall begin the Al Fahidi Walking tour once you meet our tour guide at the location mentioned in Al Fahidi District. After meeting the guide, set out to explore the traditional side of Dubai by sampling the Arabic tea with dates. 

As you walk around the Al Fahidi Historical district, witness the splendor of the old buildings and their architecture. Moving on, take a stroll in the alleyways of Al Seef, a place closely knit with the heritage of Dubai. Get insights into the historical information related to the place from the guide before moving to the next destination, the coffee museum.

Head to the coffee museum with the company of your guide. There, you will get a chance to learn more about how coffee has played a role in shaping UAE history and culture.

Continuing the tour, explore the flavors of Emirati street food such as Emirati bread Ragag & Luquimat from the Al Fahidi streets, if this option was selected while booking the tour. Also, while at Al Fahidi, get a henna tattoo and adorn an Arabic attire.

Later, hop on a traditional Abra water taxi and take a quick ride around Dubai creek. Soak in the panoramic views of huge trading ships and the beautiful architecture of the buildings as you sail across. You shall also enjoy a 30-minute abra ride if you book the option during the booking.

Moving on, visit the spice souk to learn about the various spices, and shop for the finest deals at the local markets. Next, head to the gold souk, which sells mostly fine jewelry as well as silver and precious stones, before ending the walking tour.

Includes
  • Local Licensed tour guide
  • Arabic tea with dates
  • Entry to the Coffee Museum
  • Bottle of water
  • Arabic Makeover & Henna Painting
  • Short Abra water taxi fees (30 min ride if option booked)
  • Emarati bread ragag, Luquimat, Karak tea, Chicken shawarma, falafel, veg samosa, street (if option booked)
  • Hotel Transfers (available if option booked)
  • Tipping (not mandatory, but appreciated)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years
  • Children under 12 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Start the tour at 9:30 AM outside the Al Khayma Heritage Restaurant Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood Dubai

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Meet your guide at Al Khayma Heritage House
  • Please note, this tour is not available during the month of Ramadan as restaurants will not be open
  • The venues mentioned in the itinerary could be closed unexpectedly for any special events. The availability of these venues for visit is conditional 
  • This is a walking tour and is not suitable for people with mobility issues
  • Customers must hold a valid phone number so they can be contacted easily
  • Please note, the tour duration will be between 3 hours.
  • This tour is available in two different languages simultaneously
  • Kindly share your WhatsApp number for easy communication
  • Please avoid taking unnecessary luggage on the tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 57 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.9/5

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Dubai's old town is so overview. The bazaars and two small complexes of houses made to look old were shown. The rest of the time was spent being taken to tourist rip-off shops. Oh well. But the guide tried very hard, was friendly and told interesting things about the country, people, lifestyles and economy (i.e. Dubai nationals quite authentically). And the included breakfast was very touristy, but still quite nice.

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August 10, 2022

Wir haben einen Spaziergang durch das alte Dubai gemacht, um unsere Eltern zu verabschieden. Die Tour war einfach und sehr informativ, und meine Eltern genossen es, durch die Gänge zu laufen und praktische Aktivitäten zu machen. Sie haben auf jeden Fall viel über die Stadt gelernt. Die Rückmeldung der Eltern: " Die beste Reise aller Zeiten!"

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May 25, 2022

Deux visites en un mois : la premiere avec des amis et une autre avec la famille. Des discussions captivantes qui nous ont fait sortir de nos gonds lorsque nous nous promenions dans une vaste région rendue vivante par les commentaires du notre guide Mohammed, c'etais vraiment fantastique. Et la surprise était un ajout amusant et inattendu, Restaurant Al Khayma Heritage . Une visite qui s'est terminée par des sucreries. Bien je sens toujours que c'etait un rêve.

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May 24, 2022

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