Guided tour

Dubai: Old Town, Dubai Creek, Souks, and Street Food Tour

Dubai: Old Town, Dubai Creek, Souks, and Street Food Tour

From US$ 45 per person

Choose between a shared and a private tour and explore Old Dubai. Enjoy a walking tour and cruise Dubai Creek on a traditional Abra boat. Visit the gold and spice souks, and taste local street food.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 3 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
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Live tour guide
English, German, French
Pickup optional
Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. Drivers will wait no longer than 5 minutes after the scheduled pickup time.
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about Arabia, history, culture and get all your questions answered
  • Discover the old-world charms of Dubai before the oil rush in the Grand Souk
  • Cruise Dubai creek by traditional "abra" to soak up the aromas of the spice souk
  • Feast your eyes on gold and jewelry in Dubai’s biggest and oldest Gold souk
  • Savor traditional street food snacks and sip on local tea
  • Choose between a shared or a private tour
Full description

Explore Old Dubai on a shared or private tour. Enjoy an informative walking tour, cruise along Dubai Creek on a traditional boat, and peruse local markets.

Your tour begins with a visit to the historical quarter of Al Fahidi (Bastakiya). There you will have several stops where your guide will tell you about the history of Dubai and the UAE, its culture, life in Dubai, and the religion and the beliefs of the area. Afterward, visit the most famous art gallery in the Emirates, where you'll see Dubai in the past and the present through the eyes of a wide range of talented artists. While you're at it, sample ice cream made from camel milk.

Then continue to the coin museum, where you will see the ancient coins of Arabia and Dubai. You can also admire fantastic views across Bastakiya from the roof! Stop in front of a mosque and learn more about Islam.  Following the mosque, shop in the local markets (souks). Before your visit, get tips from your guide about the prices and tricks of bargaining with the local merchants. Then walk through the old souk, known for clothing, textiles, souvenirs, and Kashmir scarves at the best prices.

Follow this with a boat ride to the Spice Souk and Gold Souk, where your guide will explain the different products and you can even try them too!

Includes
  • Entrance fees
  • Local guide
  • Abra boat ride
  • Tea
  • Arabic coffee (by request)
  • Street food
  • Bottled water
  • Fresh juice
  • Pickup (on request)
  • Gratuities (recommend to tip the guide at the end of the tour)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

Know before you go

  • As part of ongoing COVID-19 virus preventative measures, the activity will now be a small-group experience
  • Museums may be closed for maintenance or due to holidays
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 1234 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Service
    4.9/5

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I could not recommend this tour enough. It was great to learn about the history of Dubai through this street tour and it gives you a different experience of Dubai. This tour was arguably one of the highlights of my trip and my tour guide Kausar was really engaging and got some additional food and drink extras during the tour, it's not to be missed!

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January 16, 2022

Great tour! This tour covered so many different locations and topics, the guide was great and answered all our questions extending the tour by one whole hour. He gave us a briefing on how to behave and negotiate on the markets which was really valuable. I would recommend the tour to anyone travelling to Dubai!

January 15, 2022

Tauseef was an amazing guide and superb in answering and clarifying any questions we might have had. He gave great advice on how to haggle so that the vendors would not take advantage of our ignorance. This was an amazing tour and it didn’t even feel like we were walking forever. I would recommend that everyone visiting Dubai for the first time do this tour, so you can understand the culture of the city. I learned so much that even upon returning home, I couldn’t wait to share these facts with friends and co-workers. Again an amazing tour and Tauseef was the best guide ever. Ask all the questions and engage as much as you can with the tour, you will leave it knowing so much more than you bargained.

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January 10, 2022

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