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Dubai: Private Tour with Locals – Highlights & Hidden Gems

1. 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.

Dubai City Tour

2. Dubai City Tour

Enjoy a fascinating historical excursion in Dubai. The route takes you from Dubai’s landmark hotel, Burj Al Arab, to Majlis Ghorfat Umm Al Sheif, a magnificent structure built in 1955 and recently restored. The Majlis was originally the summer residence of Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum. Then drive past modern palaces, and stop at the Jumeirah Mosque for a photo opportunity. Continue on to the cultural district of Al Fahidi Cultural district to admire the old wind-tower houses built by wealthy merchants, passing the magnificent Zabeel Palace on the way. Visit Al Fahidi Fort, a 200-year-old structure that houses the Dubai Museum and records the city’s past as an important pearl diving and trading center. Float across Dubai Creek on a traditional abra boat, admiring stunning views of the modern metropolis with splendid architecture on its banks. End the tour by exploring the gold and spice souks (markets).

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based on 179 reviews

In-Depth Tour of Deira Souks (Actual Tour Date 23 November)

My husband and I had a wonderful time with Manish K. on the Dubai "Souks, Sheiks and Spices Private History Tour" November 23. Be sure to ask for Manish by name. We asked him to customize the tour and so he did, taking us on an in-depth adventure in all the Deira Souks, from the Spice Souk to the Textile Souk to the Gold Souk. Manish knows so much history and is very warm and friendly as well as intelligent. We heard all about the founding of Dubai, how the pearl fishers started the economy, and saw Heritage House, the first real house built in Dubai by the ruling family. Manish answered our questions about the beautiful Emirati architecture with old-style wind tunnels used to cool the air. We didn't mean to shop but he also got us amazing bargains and enough snacks for a whole week in the souks. Finally he helped us hire a private 30-minute ride on an Abra ferry at Deira Old Souk Marine Station which allowed us to see everything from river (Dubai Creek) and land on the other side in B

Highly recommend for anyone visiting Dubai to get some truly local insight of its history. Orlina, our local guide was sharing lot’s of her insights and answering any questions we had during our walk. Totally personable and we truly enjoyed the one-on-one w/ a local one just won’t get in a conventional city tour.

Vibbha was an excellent guide who gave us a lot of information about old Dubai. She guided us through the Al Fahidi district, the different souks and helped with shopping. With her excellent knowledge of German, we felt very well accompanied.

Beautiful visit! The girl was very kind and super helpful, she showed us a beautiful part of Dubai. I recommend everyone to take this private tour!

Had a fantastic day its nice to get to see the culture of the place your holidaying at nice people overall our guide was excellent as so the tour