Walking Tour in Old Dubai


Tour Number

Activity Level



City, Museums / Culture, Other


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 8



English (fluent), Dutch (fluent)

Discover the history and culture of old Dubai

Note, this is a walking tour, slow walking for about 4 hours in open area.

It's all about culture and heritage! The tour starts at Al Fahidi / Bastakya to get inspired by the architecture brought to Dubai around 1900. After visiting an art gallery we walk through the textile souk and visit the Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum House, the former home and government seat of the ruling family, built in 1894. Inside, you can admire the most beautiful pictures of old Dubai and get a real glimpse of the ancient trading Port. We take a watertaxi to enjoy the wonderful Creek, the natural inland from the Arabian Gulf. After visiting the spice- and gold souk, we explore the Women's Museum, a hidden gem in Deira. It's newly opened and dedicated to everything related to Emirati women and their role in society. Here is where the tour ends. From here you can shop and have some food or drinks in the local neighbourhood. Afterwards you can take a taxi back to your hotel.


Bastakya, Art gallery, Textile souk, Museum Sheikh Saeed House, Watertaxi, Creek, Spicesouk, Goldsouk, Women's Museum

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: outside "The Majlis Gallery", Al Musalla Roundabout, Bur Dubai. Close to Metro station Green Line nr. 25 Al Fahidi.

End location: The tour ends in Deira where you can take the metro or taxi to go back to the place where you stay. I will assist you to find a taxi or the metrostation.

Duration: 4 hours 30 min.

Normally this tour can be done in 4,5 hours.
The tour can start flexible but not later than 1 PM.
On Fridays this tour can not be held.Because in certain months the weather is too warm for this tour, only between November 1st and April 15th this tour is available.


This is a walking tour. Participants must be able to slow walking for about 4,5 hours in open area with in between stops.

What’s Included

Other: Guide, watertaxi, entrance Museum Sheikh Saeed House and Women's Museum

Estimated Local Cash Needed

150 AED - For taxi to go back to your hotel, drinks or some food


I am a licensed tourguide in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah. I am not allowed to drive the tourist car myself so I always work with qualified drivers in modern airconditioned cars or minivans.

A Recent Review of this tour

Hetty was personable and professional. Taking us to things off the beaten path. She has a definite passion and love for her home away from home. Definitely someone to consider for your guide in Dubai or Abu Dhabi
Jean Marc De Silva

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