An insider's guide to Dubai's hidden gems & bustling souqs
Dubai's historic and humble beginnings tell a story like no other. We'll start the day with a meet and greet at your hotel before heading off to explore the streets of old Dubai, stopping by several enchanting sights and witnessing the city's dynamic history woven by its people. My goal is to take you through a journey of tales and show you just how the small Arab village became a top destination throughout the sands of time. We'll learn about the emirate's incredible leadership, people, and local traditions. We'll wander the souqs, meet the owners, and learn the secrets behind some of the world's most expensive traded items. We'll hop on a traditional wooden abra boat (think Arabian gondola minus the singing) and cross over the magnificent Dubai Creek. Once we've explored the historic neighborhoods in Al Fahidi and their unique architecture, I guarantee our stomachs will be grumbling loud enough to guide us themselves to one of Dubai's best eats where we can break bread, drink tea, and be merry.
Old Dubai Tour Itinerary with Transportation
The tour will begin at 9AM (flexible) with a pick-up from your accommodation and drive over to Old Dubai. From there, we will wander the city's streets and make stops at various museums and markets, and hop on a boat ride to the other side of the city, Bur Dubai.
The trip includes a fantastic lunch at one of Dubai's oldest and best restaurants. The tour will end at around 2PM, and guests will then be dropped off to their accommodation.
This is a walking tour and covers around 1. 8 miles. It involves moderate and evenly paced walking so comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 6 hours
Weather, traffic, and time on site all determine the actual length of the tour.
Hired transportation will be provided and includes pick-up and drop-off to hotels or pre-agreed points in Dubai. Cars will be comfortable, will accommodate the number of passengers, and will be air-conditioned.
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
- Admission Tickets
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 Dirhams - Drinks if you get thirsty along the way
- Personal Expenses
I am not a driver. I can arrange for transportation with a driver, and accompany you throughout the journey from beginning to end.
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Nada is an amazing tour guide!! She is very knowledgeable, informative, and interesting. She is a delightful person with a warm, friendly, congenial personality. She had an excellent rapport with our group of seven. We all highly recommend her!