Private Historic Old Dubai and Souks Walking Tour featuring Hidden Gems

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From $101.77

18 reviews   (5.00)

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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Uncover the little-known treasures of Dubai on this 2-hour walking tour of Old Dubai and its various souks (markets). You will with a local guide through traditional architecture, museums, street art, and ancient forts. Your walk through the perfume, spice, and gold souks will stimulate your senses and the breathtaking views from the abra (traditional boat) ride will take you back in time. This tour is limited to a maximum of 20 passengers.  

What's Included

Professional guide

Tastings of traditional Emirati tea or coffee

Traditional boat ride

What's Not Included

Food and drinks

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 5
  • CHILD: Age: 6 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 75

Additional Info

  • Dress comfortably with walking shoes
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult. Children under the age of 6 are free. Children 6 and above who can walk for the duration of the tour have a reduced price ticket. We are a very child friendly tour.
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Public transportation options are available nearby

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
We start by weaving in and out of the heritage homes inside the original residential district of Dubai built by Iranian traders

40 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Alserkal Cultural Foundation
One such house is restored and houses the art collection of the Alserkal Culture Foundation - a real hidden gem of Old Dubai

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Coffee museum
Lets understand how closely linked coffee is to the Emirati spirit of hospitality

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Dubai Museum & Al Fahidi Fort
The site of the original Al Fahidi Fort guarding our pearl diving history

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Textile Souk
Souk, Al Kabeer or Meena Bazaar

• Admission Ticket Free

Dubai Creek
Boat ride in a traditional wooden boat across the Creek

• Admission Ticket Free

Dubai Spice Souk
Lets have a close encounter with Saffron and Vanilla Bean - the original kings of spices

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Dubai Gold Souk
In true Dubai style, go big or go home with all that glitters in this souq

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Included


Great learning experience beautiful setting
UphanKumar, 28-09-2021
Samy is a dubai local gem and made sure we had a terrific experience overall! An exciting period for Uae which you will appreciate more after this tour
Great for families
MuneebM11, 09-09-2022
Our kids and us adults enjoyed this tour it was very family friendly. The guide gifted kids really cool stickers which they absolutely loved. Perfect morning in old charming dubai.
Old Dubai Souk tour with Clarion School
perpsn2022, 03-03-2022
Priyanka and Richard are amazing guides.
I loved their proactive spirits during the tour. The Best❤️
compact and scenic
shivmohans2022, 23-08-2022
Precise compact Dubai old city tour you can enjoy thoroughly. No questions are off limit on his small intimate experience. Safe to recommend,,!
Great experience
hithashetty81, 24-08-2022
Old dubai is an amazing experience, understood historic and culture of UAE. Exactly what we looking for museums,culture and souks.
A view of the "Old" Dubai
161juancarlosv, 30-11-2022
This is a great opportunity to see the contrast from what Dubai was only 50 years ago to what it is today. The tour begins in the older section of Dubai which has been converted into a living museum of sorts, and progresses through and across the Dubai Creek and through the Souks ending at the famous gold souk of Dubai. Lina, our tour guide was excellent. She was very friendly and knowledgeable and kept the tour at a comfortable pace. It was a private tour and she was particularly attentive to keep our teenager engaged and interested. She filled in all the historical details and introduced us to the UAE philosophy of tolerance and coexistence. She guided us through the souks and made us feel very comfortable and safe throughout the visit. I highly recommend this tour and, if you can, request Lina as the tour guide. She will not fail to impress you.
Was the best!
12aftonp, 30-10-2022
We were extremely pleased with the Old Dubai Walking Tour. Our guide Pri was excellent and very knowledgeable about the area we visited. She was also very personable and managed our time very well so we could see all that the tour described. We never felt pressured. She spoke fluent English and was very easy to communicate with her.
She gets 5 stars in our book and we would recommend her and request her as a guide the next time we visit Dubai.
Afton Pereira

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