Dubai Souks, Food & Culture Walking Tour | La Vacanza Travel

Dubai Souks, Food & Culture Walking Tour

Duration: 4 hours
Destination: United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Dubai

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  • 4 hours
  • Dubai
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable


Dive into the heart of Old Dubai on a captivating 4-hour journey that showcases the city's soul beyond the usual tourist paths.

Begin with a nostalgic treat hidden in the souk's alleys, igniting your adventure. Engage in our own exhilarating spice game, SPINGO, where you'll explore and learn, crowned by an icy delight to refresh your senses.

Experience the charm of Dubai Creek on a traditional abra, leading you to the vibrant textile souk of Bur Dubai. Wind down the evening by savoring a beloved Indian street snack before indulging in an authentic Emirati feast in a historic home from the early 1900s. Our spread will feature a sumptuous rice and lamb pilaf, a hearty vegetable stew, and dumplings sweetened with decadent date molasses.

Join us to experience Old Dubai's must-dos, from spice souks to dinner in Fahidi, in a way that feels like exploring with friends.

Note: One eating stop is skipped from May - September.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

Fuel up with an Old Dubai nostalgic treat washed down with sweet milky tea in the back alleys of the souk.

Duration: 20 minutes

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

Play our proprietary spice game, "SPINGO" in the souk! Cool down after with an icy Iranian treat doused with rosewater, fruit cordial and lemon juice.

(SPINGO is replaced with another activity during Ramadan)

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Deira Old Souk Abra Station, Baniyas Road Near Dubai Spice Souk, Dubai United Arab Emirates

Cross the creek from Deira to Bur Dubai in a traditional wooden boat.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Textile Souk, Bur Dubai Near Bur Dubai Abra Station, Dubai 75157 United Arab Emirates

Take a quick walk through the vibrant textile souk and enjoy freshly fried Indian snacks.

Stop At: Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood, Dubai United Arab Emirates

Enjoy a sit-down traditional Emirati meal featuring a meat and rice pilaf, a rich vegetarian stew and our favourite sweet dumplings.

Duration: 45 minutes

  • Bottled water
  • 4 snack stops and 1 sit-down meal
  • Abra ride across the creek
  • Professional guide
  • Use of audio receiver and free earphones to hear the tour guide clearly.
  • Entry/Admission - Dubai Spice Souk
  • Entry/Admission - Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood
  • Entry/Admission - Deira Old Souk Abra Station

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Substitutions in case of allergies/restrictions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 8 years
  • Please advise us at least 48 hours in advance of the tour in case of serious food allergies, including gluten, nuts and dairy
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved, approximately 3.4km
  • Near public transportation
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Tour may be cancelled if there are less than 3 participants and rescheduling options or full refund provided.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • All food is ordered in advance and we may be unable to provide substitutions in case of allergies/restrictions.
  • Please do message us after booking if you have any dietary restrictions/allergies.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

Jafer Biman Ali Cafeteria., In front of Gold Souk - 779X+427 - Old Baladiya St - Deira - Al Ras - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Return Details

Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood, Dubai - Al Fahidi - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


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User's Reviews


20 Apr, 2024

A delicious and unique way to learn about Dubai history and culture through the amazing fusion of food tastes and cultures . Would highly recommend!


14 Feb, 2024

Our group of 5 absolutely loved our tour.The food, the smells, the back alleys and the entire vibe was just amazing.Now I can finally call Dubai home after this amazing tour. Can’t wait for the next tour


21 Jan, 2024

Arva is extremely knowledgeable and kept the group so engaged. Excellent food picks and amazing dinner to follow. A definite must do if you’re in Dubai.


15 Jan, 2024

Arva has masterfully curated a food tour like no other. We tasted flavors, explored alleyways that we had no idea existed in Dubai. We also learned a lot about the history of the UAE that explained much of what was on offer at the old souks. As a long-time resident of the city, I felt like I was discovering it for the first time.


05 Jan, 2024

I did the Dubai Souks and Creekside Food Walk tour with my mom and cousins. Prior to the tour, I already had high expectations due to the good reviews I read. Suprisingly, it did not disappoint! I enjoyed every bit of it, learning about the history of Dubai and knowing more about the food and spices! Was really insightful! Arva made the tour interactive and fun. Never a boring moment, but also not overwhelming with too much info. Highly recommended! I would have love to book another tour with them if only we have longer vacation days and $$$. LOL! But will definitely do if I come back in Dubai. Thanks Arva and team for the wonderful experience!

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