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Dubai: Discover Dubai's Creek and Souks with Street Food

1. Dubai: Discover Dubai's Creek and Souks with Street Food

Delve into the rich history of Dubai's Al Fahidi district on a guided walking tour. Admire the views of Dubai Creek on a traditional abra boat ride, savor local street food, sip Arabic coffee at the Al Khayma Heritage House, and visit the Coffee Museum and Coins Museum. Meet your guide at the Al Khayma Heritage House and sip on a hot cup of Arabic coffee with dates, snacks, and tasty street food. Then, make your way to the Coffee Museum and discover the cultural importance of coffee in the United Arab Emirates. Stroll along the Al Seef promenade and marvel at the quaint mosque. Navigate the narrow alleyways of the Al Fahidi district while admiring the architectural splendor of historic buildings contrasting with modern constructions. Pass the Grand Souk and hop aboard a traditional abra water taxi for a sightseeing journey around Dubai Creek. Soak in the panoramic views of huge trading ships and the towering skyscrapers of the Dubai skyline as you sail. Arrive at the Spice Souk and experience the enticing smells and vibrant colors of the plethora of spices and ingredients on offer. You can also try your hand at haggling with local merchants. Finally, step inside the Gold Souk and marvel at the array of fine jewelry, silver, and precious stones. Bid farewell to your guide and leave Dubai with a greater understanding of its traditional culture and history beyond the glitz and glamour.

Dubai: Premium Walking Tour with Water Taxi and Emirati Food

2. Dubai: Premium Walking Tour with Water Taxi and Emirati Food

Enjoy a guided tour of Dubai’s famous sights, including the Al Fahidi Historical District, Al Seef street, and the Gold Souk. Take the chance to try some traditional tea and coffee at Al Khayma Heritage Restaurant and ride the Abra water taxi down Dubai Creek.  Be welcomed with Arabic tea at Al Khayma Heritage Restaurant, where later you will also try luqaimat (Arabic sweet dumplings), Ragag (traditional Emirati homemade bread), and camel milk ice cream. Later, explore this Michelin Bib Gourmand-awarded restaurant further and learn more about the Arabian culture and lifestyle. Admire traditional interiors and architecture. Listen to your expert guide as they tell stories on how UAE has developed from a desert with tents to reaching Mars. Explore the Emirati bedroom with its antiques, admiring the architectural development from the tent replica at the restaurant to traditional Arish buildings made from the leaves of date palms to the megastructure. Try your hand at henna painting while indulging in a traditional Arabic makeover. Then, head towards the Al Fahidi Historical District. Wander alongside the water on Al Seef street and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere with local stores. Stop at the Coffee Museum, and celebrating an important part of Arabic culture. See a nearby mosque and admire the architectural style. Take a trip on the Abra water taxi along Dubai Creek. Watch the ships and buildings of Dubai’s skyline pass you by. Leave the water taxi and enter into the Gold Souk, exploring the collections of gold jewellery.

Dubai: Guided Old Dubai Tour With Dubai Creek Cruise

3. Dubai: Guided Old Dubai Tour With Dubai Creek Cruise

Explore Dubai on this guided tour to the old town with a boat tour along Dubai Creek. Admire the historic neighborhoods of the city, see heritage houses and museums, and try some street food at the local markets. Begin your experience by taking a stroll at the neighborhood of Al Seef, located along Dubai Creek. There, your guide will introduce you to the royal family, their history, lifestyle, and culture. Then, pay a visit to the historical neighborhood of Al Fahidi where you can see the heritage houses and museums and experience how the locals' ancestors used to live their daily lives. Enter some of the houses and try Arabic coffee and tea while learning about Islam and the culture practiced by locals. Continue your journey through the Grand Souk of Bur Dubai and try local street food and fresh juice of your choice. After tasting some local cuisine, head on to Dubai Creek for a scenic cruise on a traditional boat called Abra. Enjoy some of the highlights of Deira Dubai including the Spices Souk and Gold Market.

Dubai: Authentic Old Dubai, Souks, and Tasting Tour

4. Dubai: Authentic Old Dubai, Souks, and Tasting Tour

Experience the essence of traditional Dubai's history, culture, and souks (local markets) on a guided trip from Dubai. Discover the captivating charm of old Dubai (Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood). Ride on a traditional abra boat and taste local drinks and sweets. Immerse yourself in the culture and history through captivating stories and anecdotes as you explore alongside your guide. Explore ancient traditional houses and immerse yourself in the fascinating lives of the local inhabitants from days gone by. Uncover the secrets of local architecture and trace the remarkable journey of Dubai’s development. Indulge in a sensory and culinary experience as you savor local sweets, tea, and other delicacies. Learn the secrets of preparing traditional tea and explore the world of spices. Later, unwind as you cross the river on a traditional Abra boat. Visit spice and gold souks for a taste of local life. Discover the hidden treasures of local souks as you look, explore, and shop for local products. Get the best tips to avoid scams and "tourist traps". See where ancient tales come to life.

Dubai: Guided City Walking Tour to Spice and Gold Souk

5. Dubai: Guided City Walking Tour to Spice and Gold Souk

Dive into Dubai's past with a visit to the heritage district located on the banks of the Dubai Creek. You can still have a glimpse of traditional dhows being used for business purposes. Your tour starts at the Arabian Tea House & Restaurant in Al Fahidi, Bastakiya opposite Musalla Post Office. Bastakiya is the Historic District of Dubai and its construction dates back to 1890's. You have first stop at the famous Coffee Museum Old City Wall, where the traditional coffee will be served in a traditional way to you. After that moving through the Dubai Museum (currently closed for renovation) you will have your next stop at the textile souk. There are products from several civilizations for you to witness. Its time for a traditional ride now. You will cross the creek by the famous Abra ride to get onto other side into the historic Dubai Spice Souk. You will be welcomed by the the fragrances of spices for around the globe. At last you have a chance to visit the largest Gold Souk right next to the the spice souk. Constantly being checked by Dubai Government Authorities this souk has the purest gold. You can get to see various designs of this precious metal. This tour ends at the Dubai gold souk.

Dubai: Explore City Like a Local Tour

6. Dubai: Explore City Like a Local Tour

Join this 3 Hours Walking Tour through the dynamic streets of Old Dubai. Many tourists fixate on Dubai’s modern architecture, and miss its charming older city as a result. With this small-group walking tour, get to know the older districts with a guide who’ll show you its landmarks and hidden delights; and share local stories. Admire the 19th-century wind towers of the Al Fahidi quarter, (AL Fahidi historical Village) visit AL Fahidi Fort,(Grand Bazar(Souq) Bur Dubai) and ride an “abra” water taxi across Creek canal browse the Spice Souq and Gold Souk, Perfume Souq. Deira and Burdubai

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What people are saying about Al Fahidi Fort, Dubai

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I signed up for the trip spontaneously, the guide was maaz khan, he was awsome! excellent! Throughout the tour we stopped in rvery spot and maazthe guide explained about the area, the history and the present. We were drinking coffee and tea, we tasted and ate delicios local dates and other local food. The guide is very nice, clear, with great knowledge about Dubai! Kind, polite. We received recommendations on other places in Dubai and I am looking forward to the next tour. Thanks maaz!

I had really enjoyable day with walking tourguide Abdul. He is very knowlegable of dubai history, old dubai and etc. and also he is very welcoming with the warm arabian hospitality. Thank you for your tour Abdul and I hope to enjoy other tours with ocean travel. Thankyou.

Excellent tour. Our guide Maaz Khan was interesting, professional and friendly with endless patience. He made sure everyone was comfortable during the walking tour by pointing out seating and rest rooms whenever possible. The food was delicious and the boat ride was fun!

Abdul was brilliant. Really friendly and informative, gave us some good tips for the souk and clearly very knowledgeable on Dubai's rich heritage. We had such a brilliant time, thank you so much!

Excellent tour all around. Our group was only 4 people. Shakil is very knowledgeable and accommodating. He answered all our questions. I would recommend this tour.