A local's guide to Dubai's hidden gems & bustling souks
Wander the streets of old Dubai with me stopping by many enchanting sights and witnessing the city's dynamic history woven by its people. My goal is to take you through a journey of tales to show you just how the small Arab village became a top destination city throughout the sands of time. We'll learn about the city's leadership and people as well as Emirati hospitality and traditions. We'll walk through its bustling souks and alleys. We'll enjoy one of Dubai's best eats where we can eat, drink tea, and be merry.
Old Dubai Tour Itinerary
The tour will begin at 10AM (flexible) in old Dubai, known as Deira, at the Al Ras Metro Station. 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 near the Al Fahidi Metro Station.
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 Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Al Ras Metro Station in Deira, outside Entrance No.2. Both entrances are nearby, so no worries if you get dropped off at the other.
End location: Al Fahidi Metro Station in Bur Dubai, where you can grab a cab or hop on the metro for the ride back.
Duration: 4 hours 30 min.
The duration of the tour is around 4.5 hours. It may be affected during the Holy Month of Ramadan, where the restaurant stop may be substituted with another sight depending on the time of the day.
This is a walking tour in old Dubai and also includes a abra boat ride. There are plenty of taxis around (standard and UBER), as well as metro stations. Hired transportation can be provided at an additional cost.
The guided tour, admission fees to all selected sights, and a meal are included.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 Dirhams - Drinks if you get thirsty along the way.
Admission fees to any unscheduled sights will be an extra expense.
Hired transportation can be provided at an additional cost.
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 excellent! Very knowledgable and friendly, the tour in Old Dubai was fantastic! We enjoyed every minute of it and it is the highlight of our stay in Dubai. You cannot go wrong by booking with her, she is the best!!!!!