Al Fahidi Fort, Dubai Meet the locals

Our most recommended Al Fahidi Fort, Dubai Meet the locals

Dubai: Old Town, Walking Tour, Souks, Museum & Street Food

1. Dubai: Old Town, Walking Tour, Souks, Museum & Street Food

Explore Dubai with a guide and learn more about the history and the impressive architecture of the old city. Visit Dubai Museum, pass the Coffee Museum, see the oldest mosque in Dubai, and try street food as you stroll through the typical souks. Start in the bustling area of Al Seef and make your way to the Al Fahidi District to admire the oldest houses in Dubai. Learn more about the local currency with free access to the Coins Museum. Soak up knowledge about the Emirati lifestyle with a visit to Dubai Museum. Pass by the Coffee Museum before going through the Arabian Tea House, a famous restaurant that provides local food. Admire Dubai's oldest mosque as your guide shares religious facts with you. Spend free time at the Grand Souk to taste the street food, tea, and camel milk chocolate. Cross to another side of Dubai by traditional Abra to the Spice and the Gold Souk which is one of the largest markets in the world, where the tour will finish.

Dubai: Walking Tour, Creek, Abra Taxi, Souks, & Emirati Meal

2. Dubai: Walking Tour, Creek, Abra Taxi, Souks, & Emirati Meal

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. Explore more flavors of Emirati cuisine by upgrading to the breakfast or lunch option. Later, explore this Michelin Bib Gourmand-awarded restaurant further and learn more about the Arabian culture and lifestyle. Admire the 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, 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: Half-Day Bus Tour and Burj Khalifa Entry Ticket

3. Dubai: Half-Day Bus Tour and Burj Khalifa Entry Ticket

See the sights of Dubai on a half-day sightseeing tour by comfortable bus and marvel at all that the metropolis has to offer. Learn how a small fishing village at Dubai Creek was transformed into a futuristic city of amazing architecture and rich cultural attractions. See the man-made developments of Jumeirah and the Burj Al Arab hotel with its iconic design of billowing sails. Admire the awe-inspiring exterior of Jumeirah Mosque, built in the traditional style of the Fatimid Caliphate. Continue to the historical district of Al Bastakiya. Witness the Dubai Museum, located in the 18th-century Al Fahidi Fort.  Be escorted to the elevators at the monumental Burj Khalifa and ride to the observation deck on the 124th floor for stunning views of the city and its surroundings. Discover the many attractions of Dubai Mall at your own pace at the end of the tour services.

Dubai: Bus Tour with Transfer

4. Dubai: Bus Tour with Transfer

Start with pickup from your accommodation in Dubai and head to the old town. Experience the historical side of Dubai and learn about the foundations of this metropolis. Stroll around the 18th-century Al Fahidi Fort, home of the Dubai Museum and the oldest existing building in the city. See the Jumeirah Mosque, known for its 8th-century Islamic architecture and said to be the most photographed mosque in the city. Watch the world go by at Dubai Creek and take photos of the traditional water taxis. Wander through the famous markets and gold and spice souks to absorb the bustling atmosphere. At the end of a day of sightseeing, enjoy the convenience of being dropped back off at your hotel.

Tastes of Dubai including camel meat with pick-up service

5. Tastes of Dubai including camel meat with pick-up service

Upon picking you up from your hotel, Start our tour with a visit to one of the oldest districts in Dubai named Al Fahidi Historical neighborhood for an introduction to our history along with coffee tastings. The next bite is the juicy delicious Camel Burger along with Hommus and Arabic bread, then a visit to the Grand Souk, which is famous for textiles and shawls from Kashmir. Learn the tricks of the salespeople from your guide, so you don't get ripped off. Enjoy your first bite of street-food snack shawarma and try fresh juice from your choice before heading to Abra Station, where you will hop aboard a traditional boat and cross to the other side. Afterward, head to the main portion of the tour, which is dinner in an authentic Arabic restaurant. Indulge in a large variety of dishes including soup, salad, cheese and a main course plus dessert and Arabic tea. The tour continues with the Spice Souk, where your guide will explain the products to you, as well as the salesmen's tricks there. Check out the Gold Souk next if you wish. The tour ends at the metro station or a nearby taxi stop.

Dubai: Flavors of Arabia Souk Tour with Tastings & Dinner

6. Dubai: Flavors of Arabia Souk Tour with Tastings & Dinner

Join us for dinner meal on the best bang for your buck food tour! You will get to sample food specialties from the region. This tour brings for you most authentic traditional Emirati meal over a comprehensive Old Dubai Souk Tour and a sit-down dinner. We will weave through the Spice Souk where you can smell the beautiful aromas of different spices. We would then move to our next stop as you take the Abra with stunning views of the Dubai Creek. You will be on the other side of the city where you will walk through the textile souk for your next stop. Our guide will tell you more about the souks, the culture and you can also stop at a local shop. We move on to our next stop for the day. It is time for our main course! Enjoy traditional Machboos and much more! We will then walk to the historical neighbourhood of Bastakiya for our last stop of the day. To top it all, walk away with desert-to-go! Make sure you arrive hungry!

Dubai: Guided City Walking Tour to Spice and Gold Souk

7. 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.

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What people are saying about Al Fahidi Fort, Dubai

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

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MAHMOUD was absolutely an exceptional tour guide. He was patient, elegant, and outstanding. He had a vast amount of knowledge about the history of Dubai and Old Dubai. He tools photos for us and we also tried authentic street food. He also got a private boat for us, which was completely unexpected. His service and expertise was absolutely astounding. I will definitely book a tour with him the next time I come. I am so grateful to have met such a wonderful soul. I recommend this tour to anyone traveling to Dubai. It will exceed your expectations.

This was a very informative and fun tour. Our guide, Mahmoud, was very easy to understand, eager to answer questions and we had a small group of nice people to share the experience with which made it all that much more enjoyable! He took us to a lovely restaurant overlooking the river where we had an amazing meal, a spice store where we got to sample, sniff & find out about their unique properties and even had yummy chocolate covered dates and pistachios. If you have a few hours in Dubai, don’t miss this tour!

Mahmoud war so freundlich und sachkundig. Großes Geschichtswissen. Wir genossen arabischen Kaffee, Saft und Snacks in einem Restaurant. So eine preiswerte Tour. Schön, die Souks, Gewürze und Gold zu sehen. Mahmoud hat sich wirklich um uns gekümmert, tolles Englisch, großzügig mit seiner Zeit. Die Bootstour hat Spaß gemacht. Tolle Zeit, um 16 Uhr zu gehen. Lebendige Souks. Ich würde dies jedem empfehlen. Wir haben es geliebt. Danke Mahmoud!

One of the most exciting tour I have ever had!the tour was perfect and our guide Mahmoud very knowledgeable and informative. The market " spice and gold " were so clean and really have enjoyed it. The food , coffee, Shawrma even the view of the restaurant which we have eaten was amazing! I would definitely recommend it.

Mahmoud was the perfect tour guide from start to finish. He made us feel special and we feel like the experience was SO much better than if we had tried to visit the area on our own. From the food tasting to the excellent spice market experience, it was fantastic!