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: Old and Modern Dubai City Tour with Blue Mosque Visit

    2. 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 Half-Day Tour: The City in Motion

    3. 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 City: Full Day Private Tour

    4. Dubai City: Full Day Private Tour

    Discover the contrast of the city of Dubai and admire not only the historical quarters of the city but also the modern, futuristic Dubai during this 8 hours tour.

    Admire the unique architecture and skyline of Dubai during a photo stop at Burj Khalifa, which is the world's tallest building at 828 meters, with the world's fastest elevator. Travel 124 floors into the sky in less than a minute.

    Afterward, a visit to the Souk Madinat, an Arabic-style shopping center with many shops and restaurants. This place offers an interesting mixture of tradition and modernity and invites you to the majestic view of the luxury hotel Atlantis on Palm Island.

    Finally, dive into the history and culture of Dubai heritage by taking a traditional water tour through Dubai Creek to a typical Arabian spice and gold market. Let yourself be enchanted by the fragrance of the Orient and the g...

    We are completely satisfied. Professional, informative guidance, assistance, tailored to our needs. We had every help on the go, during a great day full of experiences.

  • 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.

  • Historic Gems of Dubai Walking Tour

    8. 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.

  • Dubai: Beautiful Sites and Delicious Bites Food Tour

    9. 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

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4.5 / 5

based on 1,908 reviews

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!

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!

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.

We are completely satisfied. Professional, informative guidance, assistance, tailored to our needs. We had every help on the go, during a great day full of experiences.

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.