Dubai Spice Souk
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  • Dubai: Old Town, Dubai Creek, Souks, and Street Food Tour

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

    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 about the religion and the beliefs of the area. Afterwards, visit the most famous art gallery in the Emirates, where you'll see Dubai in the past and the present through the eyes of the 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.  Shopping time starts after in the local markets (souks). Before your visit, get tips from your guide about prices and tricks of bargaining with the local merchants. Then its time to tak...

    It is a must to understand this fabulous city (country) and their development. You can also apreciate how inmigrants contribute and live in Dubai, the newest first world city.. Mohamed , the tour guide, did a great job.

  • Dubai Half-Day Tour: The City in Motion

    2. Dubai Half-Day Tour: The City in Motion

    Explore the traditions and modern life of Dubai on a half-day city tour that takes in all the main sites of the contemporary metropolis, and traces back to its past as a small outpost on the Persian Gulf. Following a pick-up from your hotel, transfer to the Palm Jumeirah, stopping outside Atlantis The Palm to take photos of the 1st resort to be built on the reclaimed land of the island. Next, admire the billowing sails structure of the Burj Al Arab, Dubai’s 1st 7-star hotel. Continue to the Jumeirah Mosque, said to be the most photographed mosque in the city. Go to the 18th-century Al Fahidi Fort, location for Dubai Museum and the oldest existing building in the city. Watch the world go by at Dubai Creek, where you can take photos of the many boats before boarding a traditional abra (water taxi) to cross the creek. Finally, soak up the sounds and scents of the gold and spice ...

  • Dubai Icons: Dubai Museum, Gold Souk and Water Taxi

    3. Dubai Icons: Dubai Museum, Gold Souk and Water Taxi

    Enjoy a unique half-day tour of Dubai, exploring its old neighborhoods as well as some of the more traditional bazaars and souks. Following a pickup from your hotel, transfer to experience a magnificent view of Dubai Creek, passing through the heritage area of Bastakiya. See the charming wind-tower houses built by the wealthy merchants of old Dubai. Continue to Al Fahidi Fort, the city’s oldest building and now home to Dubai Museum. See some of the city’s archives and exhibits that chronicle the development of the city. Next, climb aboard a traditional wooden abra water taxi and cross Dubai Creek to the Spice Market and Gold Souk. Soak up the scent of exotic spices, and see some of the best jewelery in town.  Re-board your transfer vehicle and drive to Jumeirah Mosque for a photo opportunity outside one of Dubai’s most important landmarks. End with a drive past the ultra-luxur...

    Too much driving around and waiting before the trip actually started. Tour guide was bit nervous because of the wasted time and he left out the women’s museum from the program without any explanation.

  • Dubai: City Highlights Bus Tour with Dubai Museum and Transfer

    4. Dubai: City Highlights Bus Tour with Dubai Museum and Transfer

    Start your city tour of Dubai with pickup straight from your hotel. Then, dive into the city and compare and let your guide surprise you with the contrasts of old and new Dubai. See the city's traditional side and watch colorful abras sail along the Dubai Creek. Soak up the vibrant atmosphere and the exotic scents at the Spice Market and Gold Souk. Visit the historic Bastakiya district and make your way to the Dubai Museum, located in the old Al Fahidi Fort. Learn about how the city blossomed into a trading center. Then, go out and see the Dubai of today and marvel at the world's first 7-star hotel, the Burj Al Arab. Gaze up at the elegant towers of the Grand Mosque of Jumeirah. Head back to your accommodation with a better orientation of the city and a deeper insight into Dubai's many layers of history.

  • Dubai: Bus Tour with Transfer

    5. 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

    6. 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.

  • Dubai Guided City Tour Full-Day

    7. Dubai Guided City Tour Full-Day

    You'll start your day with a visit to the Dubai Museum in the 18th century Al Fahidi Fort. Then, drive on to the Grand Jumeirah Mosque to learn more about Emirati culture and religion. You'll also visit Burj Al Arab for a photo stop followed by lunch at Souk Madinat Jumeirah, an authentic recreation of an ancient marketplace with traditional Middle Eastern style and ambience. After lunch, it's onwards to Jumeirah to enjoy a photo-worthy stop outside Atlantis the Palm before continuing to the Walk JBR. You'll also visit Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, where you can enjoy a spectacular fountain show. Wander along Dubai Creek, stop at the Textile Souk and cross a historic waterway in a traditional Abra boat to explore the Gold Souk and Spice Souk on the other side.

    Our guide,Osman, was knowledgeable, patient and made enjoy the experience. Everything was a pleasure. I would highly recommend this tour and the Osman.

  • Dubai: Private City Highlights Van Tour with Dubai Museum and Transfer

    8. Dubai: Private City Highlights Van Tour with Dubai Museum and Transfer

    Get your bearings and cover lots of ground on a sightseeing tour of Dubai with a private guide. Travel in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle from famous spot to spot. Explore Al Bastakiya, the oldest district in the city, as well as Al Fahidi Fort, the oldest building in the city and home to the Dubai Museum. Enter the museum to dive deeper into the past of the "city of merchants." Stop at the elegant Jumeirah Mosque, the largest and most spectacular mosque in the country. Visit Dubai Creek and see the traditional dhows and colorful water taxis. Witness Dubai's ever-changing cityscape and its record-breaking architecture. Admire the modern, sail-like form of the Burj Al Arab, the first 7-star hotel. Gaze up at the heavens as you pass the tallest building in the world, the monumental Burj Khalifa.

  • Dubai: Private City Highlights Van Tour with Transfer

    9. Dubai: Private City Highlights Van Tour with Transfer

    Start your private city tour of Dubai with convenient pickup from your accommodation. Discover a city of contrasts, from historic monuments to contemporary skyscrapers. Explore the old town with its traditional souks. See the vibrant water taxis cruising down the Dubai Creek. Experience the beating heart of this coastal city at the Dubai Marina. Admire the super yachts and the man-made islands such as the Palm Jumeirah. Allow yourself to get swept up in the hustle and bustle of downtown Dubai. Gaze up at the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, and stop to take photos in front of other modern architectural masterpieces. At the end of your tour, relax as your private guide takes care of taking you back to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Dubai Spice Souk

One of our favorite activities of the entire trip! Mohamed is an amazing guide and will answer all of your questions. I learned so much about the old town architecture, culture, religion, and how to successfully negotiate pricing in the souks. If you plan on shopping the souks this tour is a must! Also, you get to try Arabic coffee, which my husband ended up loving and he does not like coffee! Love that we got to experience new things and learn so much. Thank you Mohamed.

this was the best activity we have done so far during our dubai trip. we learned a lot about the culture, ate wonderfully, and had the opportunity to shop in the souk. but most importantly: we met abdullah, a great guide who gave us valuable tips on everything to do with shopping. He spoke very fluently German and English. We felt very comfortable in the group and can highly recommend this activity!

It is a must to understand this fabulous city (country) and their development. You can also apreciate how inmigrants contribute and live in Dubai, the newest first world city.. Mohamed , the tour guide, did a great job.

Mohammed is one of my favorite guides that we had during our visit. He is so informative and gave us information in great detail. I would definitely tour with him again.

Really nice experience, the guide was nice, he explain and show us many things. It was really interesting. I recommend