1. United Arab Emirates
  2. Dubai
  3. Dubai Spice Souk

Traditional Dubai Half-Day City Tour

Product ID: 56194
Enjoy a fascinating tour of the traditional side of Dubai and learn about its rich history. Stop at the Jumeirah Mosque, travel along Dubai Creek in a water taxi, visit the Dubai Museum, and shop in the famous Dubai gold and spice markets.
About this activity
Duration: 4 hours
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Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English, German, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian

Pickup included

Your hotel lobby. Pick-up is from select hotels only. The mentioned starting time is an approximate time. After booking you will receive an email from the supplier with the exact time of the pick-up from your hotel.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Visit the Dubai Museum and admire the Jumeirah Mosque
  • Travel along Dubai Creek by traditional water taxi and shop in the lively souks
  • Drive past the Al Fahidi cultural neighborhood to see the famous wind-tower architecture
Full description
Explore the traditional side of Dubai on this half-day tour that begins with a pick-up at your Dubai hotel and  travels through the historic neighbourhoods of Dubai.

Stop to admire the Jumeirah Mosque before continuing to the Dubai Creek area where you’ll enjoy a guided walk through the cultural neighborhood to see the well-known wind-tower architecture.

Take a stroll past the art galleries and handicraft stores. Visit the Dubai Museum for a glimpse into the history and traditions of Dubai.

Next you’ll cross Dubai Creek by abra, a traditional water taxi, and then visit the famous old souks of Dubai. Explore the Gold and Spice souks at your leisure and perhaps stop for a traditional Arabic fruit cocktail. 

After leaving the Creek area, you’ll drive past the Zabeel Palaces before being dropped off back at your hotel.
  • Guided tour
  • Hotel transfers (from selected hotels)

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Shorts
  • Sleeveless shirts
Know before you go
• Please note that pick-up is only available from selected hotels in Dubai
• Modest dress is recommended
• Walking shoes are recommended
• Tours operate year round
• The tour guides carry mobile phones and are trained in first aid
• Vehicles are fitted with GPS
• During the holy month of Ramadan the Dubai Museum is closed on Fridays and therefore will not be visited
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 56 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.3 / 5
  • Organization
    4.3 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.2 / 5
  • Safety
    4.6 / 5
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This trip is one of the best as it gives you a good view of Dubai that you would probably not have time to do on your own. There is so much to do in Dubai and if, like us, you go for only a few nights you would miss a lot.

February 21, 2020

Great Way to Experience Dubai!

I really enjoyed this tour! As a female, solo-traveler, I wanted a group tour of the old city. The bus was comfortable, medium-size (not one of those huge tour buses) and the guide was very nice and knowledgeable. The tour takes you too several locations and you have time to explore around and take pictures. I would recommend this to anyone wanting to see Dubai beyond the glitz and glamour.

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July 11, 2018


Staying in Deira I was a bit surpriced that I was taken to Jumeira for a traditional city tour. But some of the traditional things was on the way to the old town centre. Guide was very informative and pleasant. I highly recommend this tour if you want to know a bit of the history of Dubai- the museum is a must and an Abra tour crossing the creek is fun. I do think a walk through the Souqs is lovely- however would prefer not to stay too long

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February 12, 2016

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Arabian Adventures

Product ID: 56194