Water activity

Dubai: Souks, Boat Ride and Walking Food Tour

Activity provider: Frying Pan Adventures
Water activity

Dubai: Souks, Boat Ride and Walking Food Tour

Activity provider: Frying Pan Adventures

From US$ 128.07 per person

Visit the historic Spice Souk and Bur Dubai Souk with a ride on a traditional abra boat across Dubai creek. Enjoy tastings of favorite local and nostalgic foods throughout the tour.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide


  • Discover Old Dubai on a guided walking tour
  • Visit the Spice Souk, Bur Dubai Souk, and the historic Fahidi neighborhood
  • Play a fun interactive game to learn about the exotic ingredients in the Spice Souk
  • Ride on an abra boat, Dubai's oldest form of water transportation
  • Enjoy 4-5 tastings of foods popular with locals
Full description
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.
  • Headsets to hear the tour guide clearly
  • Abra" boat ride across the creek
  • 5 food tastings (only 4 tastings during Summer tours from May - Sept)
  • Wired earphones with 3.5mm pin, required to connect to our guide's audio system. Carry your own or purchase them for 35.00 dirhams in cash on the tour.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with a cold
  • People with food allergies

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the benches by the Grand Souk Information Kiosk right in front of the Spice Souk. Please arrive 5 minutes before the tour meeting time as the guide will start walking with the group as soon as the tour begins.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Headphones

Know before you go

  • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
  • This tour does not take place if there is heavy rain
  • This tour requires a minimum of 3 guests.
  • Please specify any dietary allergies or restrictions.
  • You confirm that you and all persons on this booking have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. You confirm that should you or any persons on this booking feel unwell or experienced symptoms of COVID-19 on the day of the tour, you will notify the local partner and refrain from attending.

Product ID: 366065