Dubai: Souks, Sheiks and Spices Private History Tour

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$183
per group
This event has no refund options
Private
3 h.
Group size up to 8 persons
English
Explore Dubai's old residential area and souks, and learn about the city's history and culture with your knowledgeable guide. • Learn about Dubai's culture, history and architecture with your knowledgeable guide • Ride an abra, a traditional boat, across Dubai Creek • Admire the authentic sand-colored houses and wind towers • Enjoy the aromas of the colorful spice market • Visit Dubai's oldest gold souk
Reviews by travellers
Jo
My son and I had some time before we needed to catch our flight and we had asked for some assistance with our luggage and transfers to airport and requested some special details. We got everything we wanted! The tour was absolutely fascinating! We learned so much about Dubai and UAE culture and lifestyle. We could have asked questions for days!
Annett
about 1 year ago
The private tour guides enthusiasm, life time experiences,history of the city and the UAE, patriotism to his country made the difference in the tour. The best tour guide of any country I have been too. Thanks for the experience
Deborah
about 1 year ago
Very flexible and really local guide, adjusting the tour with some extras like going into a hindu temple participating in a ceremony, yet visited all the souks and made it a very authentic and unforgettable experience
Karen
about 1 year ago
Very flexible guide, adjusting the tour and made some extras like going into a hindu temple participating in a ceremony, yet visited all the souks and made it a very authentic and unforgettable experience
Audrey
about 1 year ago
The tour is really good...my only suggestion is that it should be at least 4 hours. As 3 hours is very rushed. Especially as the souks are last and there was next to no time to really look.
Justin
about 1 year ago
Sruthy was knowledgeable about Dubai and fun to tour with. As advertised, it was a close to the ground experience from a local perspective.
Mo
about 1 year ago
Even with the hot day and shops and main touristic spots are Closed we Could have a great experience with our guide
Peter
about 1 year ago
We really enjoyed our history tour. We learned so much about the culture and history of Dubai.
Jasmine
about 1 year ago
if I ever come back to Dubai I hope I can book a tour with him again!!
Penny
about 1 year ago
The tour was wonderful our guide Scuthy was exceptional.

Start your tour from Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood as you explore one of the oldest areas of Dubai with your guide. Stroll along its narrow streets, and admire sand-colored houses topped with wind towers.

As you listen to your guide tell local stories about the quarter, make your way to the Coffee Museum. Here, learn about the world's history of coffee. Taste traditional Ethiopian or Turkish coffee prepared by the staff in traditional clothing.

Next, head to the Dubai Museum. Hear more about the city's old economy and how life was before oil was discovered. Continue on to the Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum House to show artifacts from Dubai's history.

Next, ride an abra across Dubai Creek to admire Deira's high rises from the water. Step into the narrow alleyways of Deira's covered souks. Check out the outlets selling spices, souvenirs, gold and silver. Learn how to bargain from your local guide.

At the end of the tour, either go to the Al Ras Metro Station or stay at the souk if you want to do some more shopping.

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People with mobility impairments
Wheelchair users

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Adult
Offer for 1 person
$183
per group
Offer for 2 persons
$192
per group
Offer for 3 persons
$199
per group
Offer for 4 persons
$209
per group
Offer for 5 persons
$262
per group
Offer for 6 persons
$313
per group
Offer for 7 persons
$366
per group
Offer for 8 persons
$418
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For any payment method you must book a ticket through the booking form below and receive confirmation by e-mail and (or) SMS.
What is included in activity

• Local guide
• Private guide
• Entrance fees
• Abra boat ride
• Date tasting

What is not included

• Pickup or drop-off at your accommodation
• Food or drink

Activity schedule

daily 8.30 am - 6.30 pm

What places will you see

• Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood
• the Coffee Museum
• the Dubai Museum
• Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum House
• Dubai Creek
• the souk

Activity book period
You can book tour up to 6 hours in advance.
Refund info
This event has no refund options
Languages in what activity is performed
English
Directions to meet your guide

Al Fahidi Metro Station, exit 1

How long your tour will be
3 h.
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Reviews by travellers
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Jo
about 1 year ago
My son and I had some time before we needed to catch our flight and we had asked for some assistance with our luggage and transfers to airport and requested some special details. We got everything we wanted! The tour was absolutely fascinating! We learned so much about Dubai and UAE culture and lifestyle. We could have asked questions for days!
Jasmine
about 1 year ago
if I ever come back to Dubai I hope I can book a tour with him again!!
Justin
about 1 year ago
Sruthy was knowledgeable about Dubai and fun to tour with. As advertised, it was a close to the ground experience from a local perspective.
Deborah
about 1 year ago
Very flexible and really local guide, adjusting the tour with some extras like going into a hindu temple participating in a ceremony, yet visited all the souks and made it a very authentic and unforgettable experience
Peter
about 1 year ago
We really enjoyed our history tour. We learned so much about the culture and history of Dubai.
Penny
about 1 year ago
The tour was wonderful our guide Scuthy was exceptional.
Annett
about 1 year ago
The private tour guides enthusiasm, life time experiences,history of the city and the UAE, patriotism to his country made the difference in the tour. The best tour guide of any country I have been too. Thanks for the experience
Karen
about 1 year ago
Very flexible guide, adjusting the tour and made some extras like going into a hindu temple participating in a ceremony, yet visited all the souks and made it a very authentic and unforgettable experience
Audrey
about 1 year ago
The tour is really good...my only suggestion is that it should be at least 4 hours. As 3 hours is very rushed. Especially as the souks are last and there was next to no time to really look.
Mo
about 1 year ago
Even with the hot day and shops and main touristic spots are Closed we Could have a great experience with our guide
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