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

    1. 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 Half-Day Tour

    2. Dubai City Half-Day Tour

    Take this 4-hour sightseeing tour and get a great orientation of Dubai, the 2nd-largest emirate of the United Arab Emirates. Traveling in comfortable air-conditioned vehicles, you will begin the tour with a photo stop at Dubai Creek, the lifeblood of Dubai. See the colorful dhows and the busy water taxis, as well as elegant yachts and speedboats on the azure horizon. Drive through the Bastakiya, Al Fahidi Fort, Ruler's Court, the Old Mosque, Textile Street, the Central Bank, and Ministry of Finance. Soak up the scents and sounds of the desert at the spice and gold souks. Dubai’s skyline is ever changing, but you will get a sense of the past at the Dubai Museum. Proceed towards Jumeirah Road, passing by the Dry Docks Dubai and the historical Union House, with photo stops at the beautiful Jumeirah Mosque. Continue on for a look at the arresting Burj Al Arab, the first 7-star hotel, desi...

    It’s amazing tour for someone that what’s to know more about Dubai, see most important points and take very stunning pictures. We’ve loved our driver which talked a lot about culture, history and facts about Dubai.

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

    3. 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

    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 Guided City Tour Full-Day

    5. 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

    6. 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

    7. 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.

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

    8. 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...

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What people are saying about Dubai Spice Souk

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 59 reviews

great excursion with a competent guide

Very competent, German-speaking guide, who informed us about the traffic-related delay shortly before picking up via Whatsapp. We had a small group tour (5 people). Everywhere you had enough time. Many thanks to Ahmed and his driver!

It’s amazing tour for someone that what’s to know more about Dubai, see most important points and take very stunning pictures. We’ve loved our driver which talked a lot about culture, history and facts about Dubai.

The tour was really good, you saw a lot and learned a lot about the country. The guide had an answer to everything (in German). He could explain everything you wanted to know great.

Our guide collected us on time and took us on a comprehensive and interesting tour of the city which would have been impossible without a knowledgable guide and personal transport.

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