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

Dubai 4-Hour Traditional City Tour

Product ID: 59764
Explore old Dubai and the lively new metropolis on a half-day guided tour. Begin in the old town and visit the Museum and Al Fahidi Fort. Cross Dubai Creek by abra to the Gold and Spice souks. Stop for photos of the Burj Al Arab Hotel.
About this activity
Duration: 4 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Audio guide/headphones
Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian

Pickup included

Your hotel in Dubai.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit old Dubai and the ancient Al Fahidi Fort
  • Cross Dubai Creek by traditional abra
  • Take a walk through the Gold Souk and Spice Souk
Full description
On this 4-hour tour you’ll experience Dubai from its beginnings as a small fishing village at the Dubai Creek to the spectacular metropolis it has become.

Start out in the historic and engaging Bastakiya district, where you’ll visit the Dubai Museum, located in the ancient Al Fahidi Fort. Afterwards you’ll take a water taxi, or abra, across the Dubai Creek and enjoy spectacular views of the city as you head to the Deira district.

Once you arrive you’ll marvel at the amazing variety of exotic spices in the Spice Souk. You might like to shop for a special souvenir when you visit the Gold Souk.

You’ll have a photo stop at the awe-inspiring Grand Mosque of Jumeirah, built in the medieval Fatimid tradition, and another photo stop at the Burj Al Arab Hotel.
Includes
  • Transportation
  • Audio guidance
  • Entrance fee to Dubai Museum
  • Abra crossing
  • Professional English-speaking guide
What’s Not Included
  • Food and beverages
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• The stop at the Jumairah Mosque does not include a guided entrance of the Mosque but should guests want to enter the Mosque, it is only open on Saturdays, Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:45 AM to 9:45 AM only. On Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00 to 10:00 AM and from 10:15 to 11:15 AM. The mosque is closed on Fridays
• Ladies visiting the Mosque are required to cover their head with a scarf and are not allowed to wear shorts, beachwear or sleeveless outfits as they are to be fully covered
• Men visiting the Mosque should wear long trousers
• The tour operates every day including Friday, but on Friday the National Museum of Dubai is closed in the morning ,and guests will not be able to visit it (no refund will be given)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.7 / 5

based on 242 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    3.9 / 5
  • Organization
    3.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.8 / 5
  • Safety
    4.3 / 5
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Overall the journey is satisfactory. Our guide Malik was a nice, knowledgeable and considerable guy. He managed the tour professionally and gave us a joyful memory about Dubai. Also he took nice photos for us. A 4 hours journey which take me to several must-go attractions to take nice pictures and also time was given to visit places like museum, water taxi and local market for herbs and gold. This is a value for money deal and one shall take it as a starter to explore Dubai.

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July 23, 2019

Good city tour, but with a touch of sales tour

Very good city tour, enough time for pictures, great experience driving an old Abra across the creek. Great guide Kumar, went out of his way to be very committed. Good all round, unbeatable for the price. On the spice market you were led into a shop where all spices and teas were presented. However, this came across as if you wanted to “turn everything on” and sell as much as possible, in which case I was tapped and bought tea for € 100.

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September 10, 2018

Mr Malik was an amazing tour guide! Thank you for walking us through the history sir.

January 5, 2020

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Gray Line UAE & OMAN

Product ID: 59764