Private Tour: The Origins of Dubai & Old Historical District with Local Expert

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Dive deep into the fascinating history of the Arabian Peninsula with this guided tour to the heritage neighborhoods of Dubai. Leave the fancy skyscrapers and vibrant plazas behind and uncover the hidden magic of Emirati history.
Visit the two most history-rich neighborhoods of Dubai, Al Fahidi and Al Shindagha. Wander the museums of these areas and enjoy your fascinating time as your guide sheds light on the rich cultural and historical heritage of Dubai.

• Uncover the less glossy but way more fascinating side of Dubai
• Learn the rich history and traditions of the Arabian Peninsula
• Visit the museums full of pre-historic artifacts, including Dubai Museum and Saruq Al Hadid Archaeology Museum
• Listen to your expert guides insights about the cultural heritage of Dubai

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Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Starts: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours



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Dive deep into the fascinating history of the Arabian Peninsula with this guided tour to the heritage neighborhoods of Dubai. Leave the fancy skyscrapers and vibrant plazas behind and uncover the hidden magic of Emirati history.
Visit the two most history-rich neighborhoods of Dubai, Al Fahidi and Al Shindagha. Wander the museums of these areas and enjoy your fascinating time as your guide sheds light on the rich cultural and historical heritage of Dubai.

• Uncover the less glossy but way more fascinating side of Dubai
• Learn the rich history and traditions of the Arabian Peninsula
• Visit the museums full of pre-historic artifacts, including Dubai Museum and Saruq Al Hadid Archaeology Museum
• Listen to your expert guides insights about the cultural heritage of Dubai

Itinerary
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Stop At: Dubai, Dubai, Emirate of Dubai

Meet with your guide at the Al Fahidi Metro Station and delve deep into the narrow streets of the old Al Fahidi neighborhood. Pass by the fascinating galleries and museums of this area and reach the ancient Al Fahidi Fort.

Get into the oldest building of Dubai and uncover the archeological treasures of Dubai Museum where you will find artifacts dating to the 3000 BC. Proceed your exciting history-driven journey to the traditional center of Dubai, Al Shindagha Heritage district. Stroll along the same alleys and streets that were walked by the young Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum, the most important man in the Emirati history and the former great ruler of Dubai.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Dubai, Dubai, Emirate of Dubai

Visit his house and learn about his role in the fascinating transformation of Dubai from rural village into today’s cosmopolitan city. End your marvelous day at the Saruq Al Hadid Archaeology Museum. Here you will continue exploring the ancient history of Dubai and examine numerous treasures of the metalworking heart of this region, named Saruq Al Hadid, or the ‘Way of Iron’.

Duration: 10 minutes

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

Begin your journey in the narrow streets of the old Al Fahidi neighborhood, which history dates to the end of 19th century. Here you will find several notable attractions including Dubai Museum in the Al Fahidi Fort and the atmospheric Coffee Museum. You will also pass by the dozens of teahouses and fascinating galleries such as XVA Gallery and Mawaheb Gallery.

Duration: 20 minutes

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

Explore the oldest building of Dubai, the 18-century Al Fahidi Fort. Get inside the Dubai Museum and learn about the fascinating transformation of the city from a small fishing village to the majestic metropolis that it is today. The museum’s galleries are filled with numerous ancient artifacts that display the culture of this land and its people, some of which are dating to 3000 BC.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Savannah Historic District, 301 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Savannah, GA 31401-4217

Proceed to the traditional center of Dubai, Al Shindagha district. Stroll along the same alleys and streets that were walked by the young Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum, the most important man in the Emirati history and the former great ruler of Dubai. Here you will also visit several notable sites, such as Saruq Al Hadid Archaeology Museum and Sheikh Saeed al-Maktoum’s House.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Saruq Al Hadid Archaeology Museum, AL Shindagha – 311, Dubai United Arab Emirates

Examine the fascinating artifacts of the Iron Age Arabian Peninsula at the historic building of Saruq Al Hadid Archaeology Museum. Named after Saruq Al-Hadid, which means ‘the Way of Iron’, this museum possesses the numerous treasures of the metalworking heart of this region. Learn about the history and traditions of local craft as well as observe the accomplishments of the ancient craftsmen.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Sheikh Saeed al-Maktoum’s House, Al Khaleej Rd Bur Dubai, Dubai United Arab Emirates

Be a guest at the house of Sheikh Saeed al-Maktoum. Witness the residence of the great former ruler of this city and learn about his role in the fascinating transformation of Dubai from rural village into today’s cosmopolitan city. This is also the birthplace of his sons and grandsons, who would later become sheikhs and emirs of Dubai.

Duration: 20 minutes



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