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Dubai: Old Town, Dubai Creek, Souks, and Street Food Tour

1. Dubai: Old Town, Dubai Creek, Souks, and Street Food Tour

Explore Old Dubai on a shared or private tour. Enjoy an informative walking tour, cruise along Dubai Creek on a traditional boat, and peruse local markets. Your tour begins with a visit to the historical quarter of Al Fahidi (Bastakiya). There you will have several stops where your guide will tell you about the history of Dubai and the UAE, its culture, life in Dubai, and the religion and the beliefs of the area. Afterward, visit the most famous art gallery in the Emirates, where you'll see Dubai in the past and the present through the eyes of a wide range of talented artists. While you're at it, sample ice cream made from camel milk. Then continue to the coin museum, where you will see the ancient coins of Arabia and Dubai. You can also admire fantastic views across Bastakiya from the roof! Stop in front of a mosque and learn more about Islam.  Following the mosque, shop in the local markets (souks). Before your visit, get tips from your guide about the prices and tricks of bargaining with the local merchants. Then walk through the old souk, known for clothing, textiles, souvenirs, and Kashmir scarves at the best prices. Follow this with a boat ride to the Spice Souk and Gold Souk, where your guide will explain the different products and you can even try them too!

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Dubai: Small-Group City Tour with Dubai Frame Tickets

2. Dubai: Small-Group City Tour with Dubai Frame Tickets

Embark on an adventure of Dubai in the comfort of an air-conditioned minivan, discovering many of the city's highlights with a licensed guide. See the Palm Jumeirah, the Blue Mosque, Dubai Creek, and more up close. Visit the iconic Dubai Frame at your own pace, marveling at its grandeur. Begin your tour with pickup from your hotel. Start by stopping by The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah, our first attraction, and witness the magnificent view of Atlantis, The Palm Hotel before enjoying a Burj Al Arab photo stop from the beachside. Then, be driven to Al Farooq Omar Bin Al Khattab Mosque, popularly known as the Blue Mosque. The mosque’s design, inspired by the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, combines Andalusian and Ottoman architecture and can accommodate about 2000 worshippers at the same time. Visit the Dubai Creek and enjoy an Abra Ride (ancient water transport system) to cross the Creek. Stroll through the Gold and Spice Souks, lined with shops and stalls selling exquisite gold and spice items. Next, head to Al Khayma Heritage House at Al Fahidi Historical District. Enjoy Emirati hospitality with a welcome tea/coffee. Explore the old Emirati lifestyle as you tour the traditional house, learning more of UAE’s journey, starting with the desert from the tents to reaching Mars. Before concluding the house visit, explore the traditional Emirati bedroom with its antiques, observing the architectural expansion of the authentic house from the tent replica at the restaurant to Arish palm front houses finally to the megastructures. Then move to the last stop of the tour—the Dubai Frame. Witness the 150-meter building that replicates the shape of a photo frame. With 2 lofty towers connected by a glass bridge, you can see Old Dubai on one side and modern Dubai on the other. After the tour concludes, be dropped back to your selected location.

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Dubai: Luxury Canal Dinner Cruise with Optional Transfers

3. Dubai: Luxury Canal Dinner Cruise with Optional Transfers

Experience Dubai from a different perspective on a cruise along the Dubai Water Canal. Pass through the commercial districts of Dubai Creek, where the sophistication of the 21st-century complements the simplicity of a bygone age. Climb aboard a glass-encased dhow that keeps traditions in a contemporary design. Awaken your senses as you gently cruise down the artificial canal, unveiled in October 2013 to connect the Business Bay area to the Persian Gulf through Safa Park and Jumeirah. Marvel at iconic attractions of the Dubai skyline, such as the Business Bay Bridge, Dubai Festival City Mall, Burj Khalifa, Dubai Water Canal Bridge, JW Marquis Hotel and Westin Hotel. Get a welcome kahwah (Arabic coffee) on arrival followed by an assortment of chilled refreshments and dates. You will then be escorted to your table where you will be served welcome drinks and start to feel the gentle sway of the waves and romance of the boat as you set sail. Experience the city's bustling atmosphere as you pass through the Business Bay area while soothing Arabic music serenades you along the way. Indulge yourself with a sumptuous feast of Arabic appetizers, grilled meat, fresh salads and delicious sweets from Arabia, along with hot beverages. Be mesmerized by the saxophone performance.

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Dubai: Old and Modern Dubai City Tour with Blue Mosque Visit

4. Dubai: Old and Modern Dubai City Tour with Blue Mosque Visit

Explore Dubai's past and present impressive landmarks on a guided tour by bus. Travel in comfort in an air-conditioned vehicle from point to point, learning about the rich culture Dubai has to offer from your guide. Stop to walk around or through these highlights, and enjoy a ride across Dubai Creek in a traditional abra boat. Get picked up from your hotel or desired location in an air-conditioned vehicle. Stop by The Pointe in Palm Jumeirah to admire the charm of Atlantis, The Palm Hotel, before the Burj Al Arab photo stop from the beachside. Proceed to the Blue Mosque, which was inspired by the Ottoman and Andalusian styles of architecture, with intricate interiors decorated with beautiful chandeliers and a library that is home to almost 40,000 religious books. Next, explore Old Dubai and the Creekside, where it all began. Hop on the Abra water taxi, the city's oldest mode of transportation, to cross the Creek. Visit the Gold Souk, renowned for its wide collection of gold jewelry, while the Spice Souk brims with aromatic spices, herbs, nuts, oil, saffron and so on. Then visit Al Khayma Heritage House in Al Fahidi Historical District, where you'll be treated to traditional Emirati hospitality by being served tea/coffee. While touring the home, learn more about the UAE's history, which started in the desert with tents now reaching Mars. Admire the old Emirati bedroom's antiques and architectural development of the actual house, from the tent replica at the restaurant to Arish palm front houses, and finally to the megastructures. At the end of the tour, stay on your own at the souk or be transferred back to your hotel or selected location.

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Dubai: 5-Hour Tour with a Professional Photographer Guide

5. Dubai: 5-Hour Tour with a Professional Photographer Guide

Take a half-day photography tour of both old and modern Dubai with a professional photographer. After pickup from your hotel, stop at Palm Jumeirah for a photoshoot. Then visit Atlantis, The Palm to have your photo taken. Enjoy the waterfront views of Dubai Marina from Palm Island. Proceed to Souk Madinat Jumeirah and get wonderful snaps of the traditional bazaar. Continue to Jumeirah Beach to take photos with the famous Burj Al Arab in the background. Next head to the Blue Mosque. Visit its library and capture mesmerizing photographs of the mosque’s blue tiles. Next, head to old Dubai to explore the history of the city. Take a water taxi ride across Dubai Creek and visit the world’s largest market for gold and spices. Get some splendid photos as you walk along the winding streets. Finally, visit the Al Khayma Heritage House, located in the Al Fahidi Historical District. Here, experience authentic Emirati hospitality and a cup of traditional tea or coffee as you learn more about the history and development of the United Arab Emirates. Spend some time exploring the house's traditional architecture and decor, from the old Emirati bedroom to the tent and Arish residences. After the tour, get dropped off back at your hotel.

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Dubai: Dhow Dinner Cruise along Dubai Creek

6. Dubai: Dhow Dinner Cruise along Dubai Creek

Enjoy a dinner cruise on a wonderful wooden dhow, built with every comfort in mind, and relax for a romantic evening in Dubai. Start the evening with a transfer from your hotel to the cruise hassle-free. Experience an unforgettable evening in opulent surroundings combined with Arabic traditions. Savor a sumptuous feast of Arabic and international cuisine as you sail past the illuminated buildings of Dubai. On this cruise along moonlit Dubai Creek, soak up the views of the brilliantly illuminated skyline. Relax as you enjoy the live music and entertainment. The international buffet dinner features a selection of local delicacies. At the end of the cruise, you’ll be dropped off back at your hotel.

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Dubai: Half-Day Bus Tour and Burj Khalifa Entry Ticket

7. Dubai: Half-Day Bus Tour and Burj Khalifa Entry Ticket

See the sights of Dubai on a half-day sightseeing tour by comfortable bus and marvel at all that the metropolis has to offer. Learn how a small fishing village at Dubai Creek was transformed into a futuristic city of amazing architecture and rich cultural attractions. See the man-made developments of Jumeirah and the Burj Al Arab hotel with its iconic design of billowing sails. Admire the awe-inspiring exterior of Jumeirah Mosque, built in the traditional style of the Fatimid Caliphate. Continue to the historical district of Al Bastakiya, where the Dubai Museum is located in the 18th-century Al Fahidi Fort.  Get escorted to the elevators at the monumental Burj Khalifa and ride to the observation deck on the 124th floor for stunning views of the city and its surroundings. Discover the many attractions of Dubai Mall at your own pace at the end of the tour services.

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Dubai: Scenic Helicopter Tour

8. Dubai: Scenic Helicopter Tour

Take off from the Dubai Police Academy helipad and then ascend towards the Emirates Mall, the Jumeirah Lakes, and Emirates Hills. Turn towards the Marina and see the Ain Dubai, the largest Ferris wheel in the world. Head inland to the famous 7-star Burj Al Arab Hotel. Fly over the Palm Jumeirah, Atlantis Hotel, and The World Islands Arhipelagago. As you reach the Jumeirah shoreline, admire the stunning Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world. Fly onwards to Port Rashid and finally Dubai Creek, where you will see the most historic buildings of the city situated next to modern developments.

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Magical Dubai 8-Hour Tour with Burj Khalifa Experience

9. Magical Dubai 8-Hour Tour with Burj Khalifa Experience

Explore Dubai's traditional and modern sides with a local guide on a full-day tour. Stay cool throughout the day in an air-conditioned vehicle and enjoy included entrance tickets to several attractions, as well as a hotel pickup and drop-off. After your pickup, start your tour with a quick view of the Dubai Creek before discovering the heritage area of Bastakaya with its Arabian wind towers. Then, visit the beautiful Al-Fahidi Historical Neighborhood, dating from the mid-19th century. See traditional houses built from stone, gypsum, teak, sandalwood, fronds, and palm wood. Discover the alleys, pathways, and public squares that separate the houses, making the district naturally diverse. Cross from Bur Dubai to Deira Dubai by traditional water taxi, or abra. Then walk through the spice and gold souks to marvel at the variety of goods on offer. Continue to the Jumeirah Mosque and Burj Al Arab, known for its distinctive silhouette resembling a billowing sail. Enjoy free time for tea or coffee at Madinat Jumeirah Souk, an authentic re-creation of an ancient marketplace with traditional Middle Eastern ambiance. Then, head to the crescent-shaped manmade Palm Jumeirah Island. Stop in front of Atlantis The Palm Hotel, the centerpiece of Palm Jumeirah. Palm Jumeirah is the most scenic artificial man-made island on earth and boasts facilities such as world-class accommodation, private villas, residential apartments, beaches, water sports activities, and restaurants. Next, visit the Atlantis Aquarium. Experience the unique beauty of Dubai from the Dubai Marina Walk, called by many a small Manhattan due to the many skyscrapers. Find lots of restaurants serving a variety of foods in front of the Marina Canal, where boat, yacht, and dhow rides are available. Enjoy a drive along Sheik Zayed Road, lined with more skyscrapers, and stop at the Dubai Mall to experience the fine dining and shopping on offer and enter Burj Khalifa, a magnificent steel structure rising 828 meters and the tallest building in the world. Have free time at the Dubai Mall until the evening to watch the dancing fountain. This is the world’s largest dancing fountain and is synchronized with classical, Arabic, and international music. At the end of the evening, be dropped off back at your hotel.

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Dubai: Private Tour with Locals – Highlights & Hidden Gems

10. Dubai: Private Tour with Locals – Highlights & Hidden Gems

See Dubai at its best from the eyes of a local in just 3 hours. Check out prime landmarks like the Dubai Creek Abra Station, Spice Souk, Gold Souk and hear unique insights that only a local would know. Uncover hidden gems and city secrets along the way that will show you an authentic side of the city with the help of a knowledgeable local guide. Fully experience the local flare with an included local treat to make your city tour a complete experience.

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What people are saying about Dubai Creek

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 2,601 reviews

Great tour led by Abdullah who was very friendly and fun. Good high level overview, no overload of facts and reasonable amount of walking so suitable for all abilities. The numerous food and drink samples were a nice surprise! A very relaxed and enjoyable experience.

A must to learn about culture and old side of Dubai. Tour guide was really helpful offering water, juices and some vegetables samosas. The boat ride across the Creek was fun. You can shop later at your own leisure.

Who want to know little bit about everything with small time is very good.We had good guide and good driver too .In highseason to go on top Burji Khalifa you will find big queues.

Merci à Francis qui a été parfait ! La balade s’est déroulée tranquillement avec des pauses, un en cas et plein de joli découvertes illustrées par les explications de Francis :)

The tour was entertaining and enjoyable. The route for the tour was described in detail.