Historic Old Dubai & Souk Walking Tour

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86 reviews   (4.90)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 2 hours

Departs: Dubai, Dubai

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Journey with us in this two-hour action packed historical walking tour where it all began. 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!

What's Included

Abra Ride

Coffee and/or Tea

Licensed Guide

What's Not Included

Drop off


No meals are provided

Pick up

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 5 - 75

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Please wear face masks
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Service animals allowed
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood

Coffee Museum

Old City Wall

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Dubai Museum & Al Fahidi Fort
Pearl Diving Display

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Textile Souk
Walk through textile souk

• Admission Ticket Free

Dubai Spice Souk
Walk through Spice Souk

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Dubai Creek
Private abra boat ride on the stunning Dubai Creek bringing the past to life - this is the highlight activity of the tour!

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Dubai Gold Souk
Tour ends at Gold Souk

• Admission Ticket Free


Three times and always great
272nirajj, 05-06-2022
We have done this tour 3 times as faculty of a Spanish University and always enjoyed it . Really well and professionally conducted
Great concise souk experience
Seiyi G, 20-04-2022
Priya was a excellent guide. Hospitable n knowledgeable. Tour a little short though. Suggest you do more in your own after.
Ride across old dubai
753sajjadh, 09-09-2022
Fantastic tour extremely detailed and fun. Couldnt have asked for a better tour guide! Abra was the hit.
Very nice tour of dubai
waqasb535, 12-09-2022
Our favorite part was the old district and the coming together many religious cultures in one area. We loved Dubai through the eye of the guide and we can recommend this tour to all visiting Dubai. We had a quick bite to eat at Arabian tea house which was a perfect add on.
Good experience
229shamims, 22-09-2022
It was good to learn and see about culture and history of UAE. Great tour coffee museum and delicious food. Really enjoyed
Dubai’s best tour guide….Pri
Tanigirl, 22-12-2022
Highly recommend this walking tour of old Dubai with the most fabulous tour guide Pri.
From start to end, Pri was amazing! She was friendly, informative and very knowledgeable. Pri is engaging and keeps the tour fun and interesting. Pri was happy to answer any questions and gave the most insightful and detailed answer. She was also very attentive to our needs and what we wanted to see. I couldn’t recommend this walking tour enough.
I also recommend heading back to the Arabian Tea house and restaurant to finish the day with some traditional Arabian food. Delicious!
Pri, the great guide
Mannu_K, 19-12-2022
Great walking tour. Pri was knowledgeable about the history of Dubai, and provided a great experience throughout the entire tour.
Pri was amazing. She has...
Faimata_A, 10-12-2022
Pri was amazing. She has such great knowledge and is very engaging. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour as we learnt a lot about the history of old Dubai. The spice market was amazing.
Great Dubai background!
Jean_W, 10-12-2022
Our guide’s knowledge of the history and salient contemporary information of culture eg economics of the country.
Old Dubai was lovely.
Erika_P, 07-11-2022
Learning about the history of Dubai and the gold souq. It was just a great day. Arlin’s was an excellent tour guide. Very knowledgeable and kind.
Old Dubia tour
Richie2015, 09-01-2023
Knowledgeable guide. Gave us a different dimension of how young the city really is and how they changed in the last 50 years. Loved the old town and sook. The boat ride through the creek felt like Grand Canale on Venice....Highly recommend Priyanka.

Thanks again!!
Tour was excellent and Pri was the best!
Dwain_F, 09-01-2023
Went on the tour with my family which also included my old in-laws. Pri was our guide and she was absolutely fantastic. The information regarding the Emirati culture and history was an eye opener, and all my family enjoyed the visit to the souks. Pri was the most kind and mindful regarding my in-laws age. She made sure there were ample places to rest at areas of interest and the walk was leisurely without putting any pressure on them. Highly recommended for all age groups. Massive thank you to Pri on the wonderful morning and a lovely experience.
Best Tour Experience
Goldin_F, 09-01-2023
We had a very interesting and complete journey through the old city. Our guide Orlina had plenty of knowledge about Dubai in both aspects of history as well as modern day Dubai. The culture was explained extensively and she showed us how the ancient culture and customs of the Emirati people are intertwined in this very new and modern city. The walk itself was very comfortable as there was plenty of shade and the route was mainly in pedestrian areas. The arabic coffee and the boat ride that were included added a nice touch to the vibrant feel of the city. Overall a wonderful tour! Highly recommended!
Cannot rave enough about...
Sangeetha_S, 08-01-2023
Cannot rave enough about what a great totally fantastic eye opening and learning experience this was. Check it out for yourself!!
Old Town Tour
Tejas H, 07-01-2023
Pri was a amazing guide, it was even better as the weather was perfect to walk around in. Highly Recommended.
A good historical tour
RAJSHEKHAR_V, 22-01-2023
Pri is an engaging guide with a wealth of knowledge about the history and culture of Dubai. She is also very passionate about Dubai. The tour covers the heritage village in al Fahidi and the three souks. The Dubai museum is closed and is unlikely to open for a few more years. Highly recommend the tour for those with an interest in learning about how Dubai has evolved over the years and the present art scene in Dubai.
Memorable experience on this tour with a great guide!
rupali, 13-01-2023
Amazing tour! The guide was so informative - well versed on Old Dubai- and very friendly. It was a truly memorable experience! Definitely recommend !

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