Old Dubai Culture, History and Souks Walking Tour

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30 EUR

Explore the history of the phenomenal city of Dubai. Visit Dubai Museum, Bastakiya, and learn all about the Culture, religion, and life in Dubai. Cruise Dubai Creek by traditional "abra" water taxi to spice souk and gold souk.

Duration: 3 hours
    Available in
  • English,
  • German
Tour by Mohamed
Local

I am an Arab man, born in the desert of Arabia , studied history, literature, philosophy and religions. I speak German, English, and Arabic and I love reading , fitness and travelling. I've been working as a tour guide in dubai since 12 years as certified by the state. I love showing people around and explaining about the life in dubai and the culture and our beliefs.

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Highlights

  • Dubai museum , bastakiya quarter , coffee museum, coins museum , old souk , spice souk, gold souk
  • See the oldest parts of Dubai. The real side of the city and how it developed so fast .
  • Enjoy a sip of Arabic coffee in the coffee museum. Take amazing pictures of an unforgettable experience in the souks .

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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, take a visit to the Coffee Museum to enjoy a cup of Arabic coffee and local dates, included in your tour. 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.

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What’s included & not included

  • Bottled mineral water
  • Arabic coffee
  • dates
  • chocodates
  • Pickup
  • Dropoff
  • Gratuity

Meeting point

In front of the entrance of Arabian courtyard hotel next to dubai museum (Al Fahidi - Dubai - United Arab Emirates)

Reviews from travellers (1)

5.0/5

J
Great time!
This was a wonderful tour with a very knowledgeable, interesting guide. I really enjoyed hearing about the city as well as the culture of the area. Our guide, Mohammed, was very informative and candid about the area. The souk was fun and he definitely helped with the shopping too.
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