A Self-Guided Tour of Dubai’s Origins in Deira | La Vacanza Travel

A Self-Guided Tour of Dubai’s Origins in Deira

Duration: 60 to 75 minutes
Destination: United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Dubai

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  • 60 to 75 minutes
  • Dubai
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable


Are you looking for a self-guided journey through Dubai's vibrant past? Trace Dubai’s origins in Deira on this tour published by Visit Dubai, Dubai's official tourism body.

Sail on an abra across historic waterways, inhaling the aromas of the Spice Souk and meandering through Deira's picturesque alleys. Explore optional stops, like museums honouring poets and women in the UAE alongside a school that influenced Dubai's leaders. Once the heart of the pearl trade, this area shaped the city's culture and economy. The tour concludes at the Gold Souk, unfolding Dubai's rich heritage.

Please be sure to bring along 1 dirham to pay for the abra across Dubai Creek. It’s also important to start the tour’s audio before you board the abra.

Get unlimited use of this tour before your booking date and after it. You can use the virtual tour option at home, too.

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Stop At: Dubai Spice Souk, 41, 34th St Al Ras, Deira, Dubai United Arab Emirates

Start your journey through time at the Dubai Spice Souk. Immerse yourself in this historic market's vibrant colours and scents as you prepare for a breezy abra ride.

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Museum of the Poet Al Oqaili, Deira Souk Al Buteen St Sikka 15b, Al Ras, Dubai United Arab Emirates

As you glide across Dubai Creek, pass by the Museum of the Poet Al Oqaili, a tribute to poetry and culture in the UAE. Absorb the artistic essence that lingers in the air.

Stop At: Dubai Creek, Mashraf Building, Dubai United Arab Emirates

Cross Dubai Creek in an abra. Please be sure to bring along 1 Dirham to pay for the abra across Dubai Creek.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Women's Museum Bait al Banat, Al Sabkha 24 St Gold Souq, Deira, Dubai United Arab Emirates

Continue your journey through Deira, passing by the Women's Museum Bait al Banat. Delve into the history and contributions of women in the UAE, appreciating their significant roles. If you’d like to visit the Dubai Women’s Museum, it is closed on Fridays and open from 10am to 6pm for the rest of the week. The Museum of the Poet Al Oqaili is also closed on Fridays and Saturdays, and is only open from 8am to 2pm for the rest of the week. The museum is an optional stop and is not included in this tour.

Stop At: Dubai Gold Souk, Old Baladiya St. Sikkad Al Khail Rd, Dubai United Arab Emirates

Arrive at the bustling Dubai Gold Souk, the endpoint of your tour. Witness the opulence and tradition of the city's gold trade, symbolizing Dubai's cultural and economic evolution over time. Explore the glittering displays and marvel at the heritage preserved in this vibrant marketplace.

Duration: 20 minutes

  • Lifetime access to this tour in English
  • VoiceMap app for Android and iOS
  • Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata

  • 1 Dirham to pay for the abra across Dubai Creek
  • Smartphone and headphones
  • Transportation
  • Food and drink
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

Bur Dubai Abra Station, Al Fahidi - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Departure Time

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A Self-Guided Tour of Dubai’s Origins in Deira
2/5/2024 - 3/9/2025

Monday - Sunday : 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

Return Details

Dubai Gold Souk, Dubai - Deira - Al Ras - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

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60 to 75 minutes

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