Guided tour

Dubai: Old Town, Dubai Creek, Souks, and Street Food Tour

Dubai: Old Town, Dubai Creek, Souks, and Street Food Tour

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Choose between a shared and a private tour and explore Old Dubai. Enjoy a walking tour and cruise Dubai Creek on a traditional Abra boat. Visit the gold and spice souks, and taste local street food.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 3 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
German, English, French
Pickup optional
Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. Drivers will wait no longer than 10 minutes after the scheduled pickup time.
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • 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
  • Savor traditional street food snacks and sip on local tea
  • Choose between a shared or a private tour
Full description

Explore Old Dubai on a shared or private tour. Enjoy an informative walking tour, cruise along Dubai Creek on a traditional boat, and peruse local markets.

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 the religion and the beliefs of the area. Afterward, visit the most famous art gallery in the Emirates, where you'll see Dubai in the past and the present through the eyes of 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! Stop in front of a mosque and learn more about Islam.  Following the mosque, shop in the local markets (souks). Before your visit, get tips from your guide about the prices and tricks of bargaining with the local merchants. Then 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
  • Entrance fees
  • Local guide
  • Abra boat ride
  • Tea
  • Arabic coffee
  • Street food
  • Bottled water
  • Fresh juice
  • Pickup (if option selected)
  • Tips (recommend)
  • Drop-off
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Date

Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

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 2029 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Service
    4.9/5

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We booked the german tour. The guid was really nice and helpfull. He knew alot of things to tell us about Dubai & religion & kultur. The location is great and completly different to the rest of dubai. At the end its very touristy especially if you happen to join a large group.

April 24, 2022

First of all I would like to thank the entire team of Mr. Mohamed Mawla, especially our guide Francis A Guide with very good knowledge of the culture of this beautiful country, very friendly, super attentive and fun! We loved this experience I recommend it promptly We wish you all the best And see you one day Best regards Sérgio Lourenço “Bird” Portugal

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April 20, 2022

I had such a lovely morning with our Guide through Old Dubai, visiting the Souks, crossing the Creek and taking in so much of the atmosphere! Couldn’t have asked for a more knowledgeable guide and was very grateful for the patience with which he answered our unending questions! This is a must do!!

April 20, 2022

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