GetYourGuide uses cookies to give you the best possible service. If you continue browsing, you agree to the use of cookies. More details can be found in our privacy policy.

Close
  1. United Arab Emirates
  2. Dubai
  3. Bastakia Quarter

Old Dubai: Dubai Museum, Dubai Creek and Souks Tour

Product ID: 60955
Explore Old Dubai on a walking tour. Visit the Dubai Museum and see how it all started and learn a lot about the history and culture in Al Bastakiya. Cruise Dubai Creek on a traditional Abra to the Gold Souk Dubai and Spice Souk.
About this activity
Duration: 3 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, German
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

Select participants, date and language:

Loading...

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the oldest building in Dubai at the Al Fahidi Fort, Dubai Museum
  • Learn about Arabia, history, culture and get all your questions answered
  • Discover the old-world charms of Dubai before the oil rush in the Grand Souk
  • Cruise Dubai creek by traditional "abra" to soak up the aromas of the spice souk
  • Feast your eyes on gold and Jewelry in Dubai’s biggest and oldest Gold souk
  • Get the best deals in the markets by the help of your guide, picking up spices, gold or shawls
Full description
Meet your guide in front of the entrance of the Arabian Courtyard Hotel next to the Dubai Museum at 10:30 am or 2:30 pm for your small group 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! As you make your way to the Dubai Museum, stop in front of a mosque and learn more about Islam. Then, at the Dubai Museum, learn about the history of the city and how it developed so quickly. 

Shopping time starts after the Dubai Museum 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 take a walk through the old souk, known for clothing, textiles, souvenirs and Kashmir scarves at the best prices. Follow this with a boat ride to the Spice Souk and Gold Souk, where your guide will explain the different products and you can even try them too!
Includes
  • Admission to several museums
  • Food tasting
  • Tea on request
  • Mineral water
  • Professional guide
  • Boat ride
  • Street food tasting
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities are not included, but it is recommend to tip the guide at the end of the tour

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

At the entrance of the Arabian Courtyard Hotel next to the Dubai Museum.

Open in Google Maps ⟶
Important information
Know before you go
• As part of ongoing COVID-19 virus preventative measures, the activity will now be a small-group experience
• Museums may be closed for maintenance or due to holidays
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 547 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.9 / 5
  • Organization
    4.9 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.8 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
Sort by

Only 8 of us in the group which was a good size, we had the option to miss things out on the tour or spend more time looking at certain things if we wanted to, the guide was very knowledgeable Andy would answer any questions that we had, he told us lots of history and helped us to understand the way of life and culture in the UAE, well worth the money

Read more

March 8, 2020

The guide gave a great talk at the start giving an insight into the culture and history of the area. He gave great advice on each Souk, talking through what you can get there and how to buy it for the best deal, he was great at looking after everyone in the group but also giving you the space to shop by yourself. He was both entertaining and very professional. Got to see all the things listed on the tour and more, it’s the best way to be introduced to the Souks and old Dubai.

Read more

February 28, 2020

Very nice tour and guide. Was very informative and even bought us a snack that was absolutely on time. We were so hungry because we just got to tour from aeroport

March 9, 2020

Organized by