Private Dubai Culture Tour - Bur Dubai’s Bazaar, Boat Trip, Gold & Spice Souks

Duration: 2 hours
Destination: United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Dubai
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  • 2 hours
  • Dubai
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Learn everything about Dubai history and culture on our walking tour of the most significant heritage sights. Wander through Al Fahidi area with its wind towers, find something for you at Bur Dubai’s bazaars, and take a traditional “abra” boat.
Explore the places that are often off the radar for those who come here for the first time, and reveal the secrets of Dubai’s past. Experience the immersion which you wouldn’t do traveling without a guide.

• Discover the oldest districts of Dubai
• Hear some interesting facts and stories about the history of Dubai
• Visit must-sees of the metropolis on the walking tour
• Don’t worry about getting lost following your professional guide

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

Stroll through the historic neighborhood of Al Fahidi to make a trip back in the past. Leaving the bustling concrete jungle you will see how Dubai looked like in the middle of the 19th century. This is a well-preserved part of the old town and is located on the shore of Dubai Creek. Marvel at traditional windmills built of stone, teak, gyps, palm, and sandalwood. Every street and every house is filled with a rich history, culture, and traditions of the emirate. Immerse yourself in the bygone life of Dubai. Meandering through the neighborhood’s streets you will find dozens of cultural landmarks, museums, art galleries, and traditional cuisine restaurants.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Dubai Museum & Al Fahidi Fort, Al Fahidi, Dubai United Arab Emirates

Visit the Dubai Museum to watch colorful dioramas and historic installations. The museum is situated in the historic building of Al Fahidi Fort, a fortress constructed in 1787 to defend Dubai against invaders. The oldest building in the city also housed sheiks residence, prison, and armament depots. In 1971 it was restored and now it houses the Dubai Museum. Here you can learn about the heritage of Dubai before the oil deposits were found. See restored traditional Arab houses, markets, date plantations, as well as sea and desert landscapes. Get to know about a pearl production.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Hindi Lane, off Ali bin Abi Talib St, Dubai United Arab Emirates

Wander through the Hindi Lane to find a temple located at a narrow and colorful alleyway. It is full of vendors who offer different religious goods. Just a little off the main road and you are in another part of the world. Appreciate a unique Asian atmosphere imagining you are somewhere in India.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Textile Souk, Bur Dubai Near Bur Dubai Abra Station, Dubai 75157 United Arab Emirates

Feel an embarrassment of riches as you visit Textile Souk in the old town. You may look through the endless rolls of natural silk, cotton, and embroidered cloth. Find something that you’ve always been dreaming about amid this rich choice. Dubai Creek shores are filled with traditional oriental bazaars and each of them will give you an unforgettable experience. Every unit is unique here and will liven up your clothes.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Dubai Gold Souk, Old Baladiya St., Dubai United Arab Emirates

Even if you aren’t going to buy gold, you should visit the Gold Souk. Be dazzled by the quality and quantity of the gold here. In the biggest gold market in the world, you will see jewelry and decorations with precious stones from Dubai, India, and other countries. The government closely regulates the quality of all goods to be sold, therefore you can be sure about their authenticity. Strolling through the glittering rows you will also find diamonds, pearls, platinum, and silver. Don’t hesitate to bargain, it is a part of a nice tradition.

Duration: 20 minutes

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

All the principal bazaars are located on the shores of a saltwater Dubai Creek, which can be easily mistaken for a river. This is the main inner waterway of the city that for a long time was the only natural haven welcoming ships from India, Iran, Oman, and Eastern Africa. It is still filled with boats, ships, and water taxis, which transfer about 20,000 locals and tourists every day. Take a traditional boat across the Creek to admire beautiful views of the city from the water. This is a perfect way of transportation between souks which are located on both shores. Situated in the heart of Dubai the creek divides the city into two parts forming Deira district of old Dubai, representing the historic origins, and Bur Dubai with its modern futuristic skyscrapers.

Duration: 20 minutes

Inclusions
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Customizable itinerary
  • Friendly local guide
  • Private walking tour
  • Multiple start times available
  • Must see and off the beaten path
  • Iconic places for photoshoot
  • Expert advice where to go and what to do after the tour
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Entry/Admission - Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood
  • Entry/Admission - Dubai Museum & Al Fahidi Fort
  • Entry/Admission - Textile Souk
  • Entry/Admission - Dubai Creek

Exclusions
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • We are serious about taking extra precautions to stop the spread of this virus by practicing regular hand washing and sanitization. We practice social distancing measures through providing private tours only.This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Departure Point

Arabian Tea House Restaurant & Cafe - Al Fahidi, Bastakiya Opposite Musalla Post Office - Al Fahidi St - Bur Dubai - Al Fahidi - Dubai - United Arab Emirates


Return Details

Dubai Gold Souk, Gold Corner Building, 3rd Floor - Gold Souq - Deira - Al Ras - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Voucher info

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Duration

2 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

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