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  • Dubai: Old and Modern Dubai City Tour with Blue Mosque Visit

    1. Dubai: Old and Modern Dubai City Tour with Blue Mosque Visit

    Start the tour by getting picked up from your hotel or selected location in an air-conditioned vehicle. Then, stop by The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah, to admire the charm of Atlantis, The Palm Hotel, before the Burj Al Arab photo stop from the beachside. Later on, proceed to the Blue Mosque, known as the Al Farooq Omar Bin Al Khattab Mosque. This religious shrine was inspired by the Ottoman and Andalusian styles of architecture. It has wonderful interiors, decorated with beautiful chandeliers and a library that is home to almost forty thousand books related to different religions. Now it is time to explore Old Dubai and the Creekside, where it all began. Hop on the Abra water taxi, the city's oldest mode of transportation, to cross the Creek. Visit the Gold Souk, renowned for its wide collection of gold jewelry, while the Spice Souk brims with aromatic spices, herbs, nuts, oil, saffron and s...

    Such a great tour to do to see the whole of Dubai! Our tour guide was amazing and so informative! I would highly recommend this tour.

  • Dubai: Full-Day Tour with Optional Lunch

    2. Dubai: Full-Day Tour with Optional Lunch

    Discover the spectacular sights of Dubai, and learn how it developed from a small fishing village on Dubai Creek to the lively metropolis of today. Visit the old district of Bastakyia, and enter Dubai Museum in the ancient fortress of Al-Fahidi. Ride an abra (water taxi) across Dubai Creek and enjoy superb views of the city en route to Deira. Be enchanted by the exotic spices on sale in the famous Spice Souk. Then, ponder whether to buy any of the glittering souvenirs in the Gold Souk. Stop to take photos of the Jumeirah Grand Mosque, built in the medieval Fatimid tradition. Take a photo of the iconic Burj Al Arab, before going to the Burj Khalifa for an optional lunch around the musical fountains. Head to Dubai Mall, where more than 1,200 stores and a host of world-class designers can be found. Continue to Palm Islands to see the famous Atlantis Hotel, located at the crescen...

    A great tour full of activity and great stops. Our tour guide was excellent, knowledgeable, patient, and friendly

  • Dubai Full-Day Spanish Language Tour - City of Contrasts

    3. Dubai Full-Day Spanish Language Tour - City of Contrasts

    Explore Dubai with a Spanish-speaking guide on this full-day tour and see the city’s famous contemporary architecture. Discover artificial island developments, as well as more historic sites, such as Al Fahidi Fort and Gold Souq. The 8-hour tour will begin with a photo stop at Al Farooq Mosque. Continue to the billowing sail-like construction of the Burj Al Arab, considered the world's most luxurious hotel. Next, you will explore one of the city’s most attractive shopping malls at Madinat Jumeirah, before crossing to Palm Jumeirah, an artificial island shaped like a palm tree. Proceed to Dubai Marina, one of the most modern areas of the city with its sea channel and skyscrapers.  Go to the traditional district of Bastakiya and walk around its ancient streets. Then, visit Dubai Museum at Al Fahidi Fort. Stroll through the fabric souk to the dock, where you will board a traditional abra...

  • 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.

  • Dubai: Al Fahidi Walking Tour with Abra Ride

    5. Dubai: Al Fahidi Walking Tour with Abra Ride

    Explore the vibrant history of Dubai by walking through the lanes and alleyways of the Al Fahidi district. Marvel at the ancient buildings and enjoy the unique Arabian style of architecture. Proceed through the captivating textile souk and see the colorful fabrics. Continue to the perfume, spice, and gold souks and get a glimpse of Dubai’s past as a trading outpost. Ride across Dubai Creek on a traditional abra boat and enjoy views of the city from the water. Once you have finished the guided tour, feel free to explore more on your own.

  • Historic Gems of Dubai Walking Tour

    6. Historic Gems of Dubai Walking Tour

    Uncover the little-known treasures of Dubai on this 2-hour walking tour of Old Dubai and its various souks (markets). You will walk with a premium guide through the Al Fahidi historical neighborhood, through the perfume, spice, and gold souks which will stimulate your senses. You will also enjoy breath-taking views from the abra (traditional boat) ride that will take you back in time. You will get to understand Dubai from the perspective of its history, people, food, culture and etiquette. This tour is a terrific introduction to Dubai’s story from a desert-to-a-global destination city. Your Old Dubai tour delves into the city’s heritage and explores what early life was like in this desert trading town.

    We always thought that Dubai is only about shopping and dessert but with Ricky we were able to see a very different side of thr city. We looked at some Arabic architecture and heritage, visited locak markets. All in all it was a fun experience, if you really want to get to know a city well, this is the right way to do it.

  • Sights of Dubai: Fahidi Fort, Abra and Islamic Art

    7. Sights of Dubai: Fahidi Fort, Abra and Islamic Art

    There is no better way to start the wonderful Dubai Experience than to pay a visit to the Famous “AL Fahidi Fort”, the Dubai National Museum. This is the place where once rulers of Dubai lived, today it’s a must to see! Next, take a ride aboard the authentic ferry boat – abra - to Dubai's famous old market known as Spice and Gold souk. Take a short walk through the narrow alleys of the old town and find The Treasure House, a unique spot for shopping for an exclusive collection of leather and fur materials. Leave the old town as you get to the bus to the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Palace – Dubai’s Ruler, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates. Take some memorable photos! Continue passing the world trade Centre of Dubai along the 2nd December Street to the union house, an edifice reminder of the bravery of the grandfathers and their decision to create t...

  • Dubai: Beautiful Sites and Delicious Bites Food Tour

    8. Dubai: Beautiful Sites and Delicious Bites Food Tour

    Meet your guide at the exit of the metro station to begin the tour. Start with 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, a street-food snack, before heading to Abra Station, where you will hop aboard a traditional boat and cross to the other side. 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. 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, hummus, tabouleh, and two to three main courses plus dessert and Arabic tea. The tour ends at the metro station or a nearby taxi stop.

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What people are saying about Dubai Spice Souk

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 380 reviews

This is a great overview of Dubai! Our guide was very passionate and knowledgeable about Dubai’s history and development into its modern state. We saw the key attractions of old and modern Dubai, with photo opps at each stop. Whenever we had the opportunity to explore, our guide did not rush us and even took photos of everyone in the group. Definitely recommend this tour.

Adnan was wonderful and treated us to a day around the city. Very professional, respectful, and knowledgeable about Dubai. Very happy to have spent the day with Adnan and look forward to going back to these areas on our own!

Very nice and competent tour guide Ramadan, he has incredible knowledge, decency and respect and explains everything calmly and in great detail. 4.5 hours were planned but it turned out to be 7. Again any time

Such a great tour to do to see the whole of Dubai! Our tour guide was amazing and so informative! I would highly recommend this tour.

A great tour full of activity and great stops. Our tour guide was excellent, knowledgeable, patient, and friendly