Old Dubai: Dubai Museum, Dubai Creek, and Souks Tour

Explore Old Dubai on a walking tour. Visit the Dubai Museum and see how it all started and learn a lot about the history and culture in Al Bastakiya. Cruise Dubai Creek on a traditional Abra to the Gold Souk Dubai and Spice Souk.
Mini group
3 hrs
Group size up to 5 persons
Full refund for cancellations up to 48 hours
You can get the full amount back when paying online
English

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, visit the most famous art gallery in the Emirates, where you'll see Dubai in the past and the present through the eyes of the 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! 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. 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!

This
excursion
in a mini-group
Small group
There will be a maximum of 10 members in the group with you
More benefit
It will cost less than an individual one, but will pass in the same comfort
Guide near
In a small group, you will get more attention from the guide
$42
per person
Full refund for cancellations up to 48 hours
Online Booking
Price
Ticket
$42
per person
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

Admission to several museums
Food tasting
Arabic coffee
Professional guide
Boat ride
Water

What is not included

Hotel pickup and drop-off
Gratuities are not included, but it is recommend to tip the guide at the end of the tour

Activity schedule

Starting times 10:30 AM, 2:30 PM

What places will you see

•Visit the oldest building in Dubai at the Al Fahidi Fort, Dubai Museum
•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
•Get the best deals in the markets by the help of your guide, picking up spices, gold or shawls

Activity book period
You can book tour up to 6 hours in advance.
Languages in what activity is performed
English
Directions to meet your guide

Arabian Courtyard Hotel next to the Dubai Museum

How long your tour will be
3 hrs
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