1. United Arab Emirates
  2. Dubai
  3. Dubai Creek

Dubai Icons: Dubai Museum, Gold Souk and Water Taxi

Product ID: 51742
Experience Dubai from unique perspectives on a 5-hour tour. Explore the traditional Bastakya district, learn more about the city at Dubai Museum in Al Fahidi Fort, go to the Spice Market and Gold Souk, catch a traditional water taxi, and more.
About this activity
Duration: 5 hours
Starting time 8:30 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, German, Spanish, Czech, French, Italian

Pickup included

Pick-up from your hotel in Dubai.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Explore the heritage area of Bastakiya
  • Learn more about the rapid development of Dubai at Dubai Museum
  • Cross Dubai Creek by traditional water taxi
  • Go to the Spice Market and Gold Souk
  • Take photos of city icons, such as the Burj Al-Arab and Jumeirah Mosque
Full description
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-luxury and ultra-contemporary Burj Al Arab to compare and contrast old and new, traditional and modern Dubai.
  • Transfer
  • Abra (water taxi) ticket
  • Entrance to Dubai Museum
What’s Not Included
  • Food
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 34 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.3 / 5
  • Organization
    3.9 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.1 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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The reception was very punctual, they arrived even earlier at the hotel where I was staying. I enjoyed the ride, I just did not find the transport used comfortable, an old and suffering vehicle, the air conditioning was not enough. Other than that, the guide's work was excellent, the places visited quite surprising. It is worth visiting the old city, which is essential to know the history of the destination.

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March 7, 2020

Sehr ansprechende Tour mit sehr gutem Guide

Organisation perfekt mit Rückbestätigung am Vorabend, Abholung, Führung mit Absetzen und wieder Aufnehmen der Tln., Rückfahrt und Absetzen der Teilnehmer am Ende. Wir konnten eine sehr gute Auswahl von Attraktionen sehen und teilweise auch besichtigen. Das Museum mit Multimedia show und die Souks fand ich am interessantesten. Unser Guide Moes sprach flüssig deutsch, aber er hielt die Führung wegen der entsprechenden Sprach-kenntnisse der übrigen Teilnehmer auf englisch und italienisch fast genauso perfekt , Dabei war er humorvoll, konnte gut erklären und uns die Kultur des Landes näher bringen. Vollkommen ohne erhobenen Zeigefinger, erklärte er z.B. die Gebote für Muslime im Ramadan, und erzählte wie es ihm persönlich damit geht.

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June 1, 2018


nice excursion, essential to know the real Dubai

November 2, 2019

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Desert Gate Tourism LLC

Product ID: 51742