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Dubai: Private Old Town, Heritage & Souks Walking Tour

Activity provider: Dubai by Foot

Dubai: Private Old Town, Heritage & Souks Walking Tour

Activity provider: Dubai by Foot
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From US$ 81.40 per person

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Uncover little-known treasures on a guided walking tour of Old Dubai and its various souks. Walk with a guide through the Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood, and pass by souks selling textiles, spices, and gold.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Hindi
Private group


  • Experience breath-taking views from the abra (a traditional boat), that will take you back in time
  • Learn of Dubai’s story from a desert-to-a-global destination city
  • Delve into the city’s heritage and explores what early life was like in this desert trading town
Full description

Walk through the streets of Old Dubai and explore its vibrant souks on this guided tour of the Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood.

Your tour begins from the old Al Fahidi Courtyard Houses in the Bastakiya District. From there, walk through the Coffee Museum, coin, and Dubai Museum. 

Then, be guided through the textile souk to arrive at the Dubai Creek and Dhow for breathtaking views.

Enjoy an Abra Ride across the Creek, which involves a traditional boat taking you across to the Deira side of Dubai. Once there, explore the various souks (markets), such as the Spice Souk, and Gold Souk in the city. 

Shop for a range of products from inexpensive knickknacks to diamond necklaces. Later on, encounter the Al Shindaga Watchtower, one of the 3 watchtowers used to guard Dubai. 

Your tour includes all entrances to museums as well as your abra ride and finishes in the Al Ras district.

  • Guide
  • Museum entrances
  • Abra ride
  • Souvenir gift
  • Pickup and drop-off
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Outside Arabian Tea house restaurant in Bastakiya (Al Fahidi Historic Neighbourhood)

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunscreen
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 44 reviews

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Phenomenal tour by Pri! This walking experience around Old Dubai was educational and very entertaining. The Abra ride especially was fantastic. Pri was an amazing tour guide - she answered all of our questions with detail, engaged us in conversation, and connected us with local vendors to buy spices and gold. 10/10 recommend

January 3, 2023

Our guide Pri melded Dubai past and present for us during our informative tour of old Dubai. Having a local expert help us navigate old Dubai while educating us was a very efficient way to enjoy this area in a two-hour period. Seeing Dubai without the old town would be like reading a book but skipping the first chapter. The tour also included a fun private boat ride across Dubai Creek. This tour with Pri as your guide is highly recommended.

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March 17, 2022

We were so delighted with our Dubai Old Town tour with Pri. She is knowledgeable, passionate, and fun, and full of useful information and insights that enriched our experience. She is also well connected and respected by many of the merchants and venues that we met on the tour, making the whole experience enhanced and easy. We would recommend her without question. We had a private old town tour. when we come back to Dubai we hope to book Pri for her Art of Dubai and Cuisine of Dubai tours. Thank you Pri.

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January 12, 2022

Product ID: 210057