Private Old Dubai Walking Tour: Forts, Souks, and Boats

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Journey with us on this private two-hour walking tour to explore the city as you have never seen it. We will guide you through the middle east markets, traditional houses, and historic by lanes of the old city. You will go back in time to see what life was like on the sleepy banks of a pearling and fishing village. The tour includes a visit to a Fort, a boat ride across the creek, and visits to the famous textile, spice and gold souks (markets).

Along the way, you will hear the story of the men and women who transformed this regional trading outpost into the global juggernaut that it is today. Elements of Emirati culture will be seen up-close as we explained the nuanced ways that the traditions still thrive.

Far away from the glass skyscrapers of modern Dubai, this tour will introduce you to the real, and fascinating, heart and soul of the town. You simply cannot miss this side of Dubai!

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Duration: 2 hours
Starts: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours



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Journey with us on this private two-hour walking tour to explore the city as you have never seen it. We will guide you through the middle east markets, traditional houses, and historic by lanes of the old city. You will go back in time to see what life was like on the sleepy banks of a pearling and fishing village. The tour includes a visit to a Fort, a boat ride across the creek, and visits to the famous textile, spice and gold souks (markets).

Along the way, you will hear the story of the men and women who transformed this regional trading outpost into the global juggernaut that it is today. Elements of Emirati culture will be seen up-close as we explained the nuanced ways that the traditions still thrive.

Far away from the glass skyscrapers of modern Dubai, this tour will introduce you to the real, and fascinating, heart and soul of the town. You simply cannot miss this side of Dubai!

Itinerary
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Stop At: Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood, Dubai United Arab Emirates

Featuring heritages homes transformed into cafes, museums, art galleries and hotels – a close look at Dubai’s first settlement

Duration: 35 minutes

Stop At: Dubai Museum & Al Fahidi Fort, Al Fahidi area, Dubai United Arab Emirates

A walk through the Dubai Museum to understand our pearl diving past and our growth story in this desert to destination city

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Hindi Lane, off Ali bin Abi Talib St, Dubai United Arab Emirates

A hidden gem in Old Dubai – a tucked in temple lane

Pass By: Textile Souk, Bur Dubai Near Bur Dubai Abra Station, Dubai 75157 United Arab Emirates

Discover fabrics and swatches initially forming the core of the trade in the middle east

Stop At: Dubai Gold Souk, Old Baladiya St., Dubai United Arab Emirates

Go Big or Go Home is the motto of our expansive Gold Souq in Dubai

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Dubai Creek, Mashraf Building, Dubai United Arab Emirates

This boat ride is the most fun way to arrive at the Spice and the Gold Souq on our tours

Duration: 3 minutes



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