Private Historic Old Dubai and Souks Walking Tour featuring Hidden Gems | La Vacanza Travel

Private Historic Old Dubai and Souks Walking Tour featuring Hidden Gems

Duration: 2 hours
Destination: United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Dubai

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


Uncover the little-known treasures of Dubai on this 2-hour walking tour of Old Dubai and its various souks (markets). You will with a local guide through traditional architecture, museums, street art, and ancient forts. Your walk through the perfume, spice, and gold souks will stimulate your senses and the breathtaking views from the abra (traditional boat) ride will take you back in time. This tour is limited to a maximum of 20 passengers.  

This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

We start by weaving in and out of the heritage homes inside the original residential district of Dubai built by Iranian traders

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Alserkal Cultural Foundation, Bur Dubai, Dubai, Dubai 335 United Arab Emirates

One such house is restored and houses the art collection of the Alserkal Culture Foundation - a real hidden gem of Old Dubai

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Coffee museum, 69 69 St What3words: ///roses.laying.lashed, Dubai United Arab Emirates

Lets understand how closely linked coffee is to the Emirati spirit of hospitality

Duration: 10 minutes

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

The site of the original Al Fahidi Fort guarding our pearl diving history

Duration: 10 minutes

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

Souk, Al Kabeer or Meena Bazaar

Pass By: Dubai Creek, Mashraf Building, Dubai United Arab Emirates

Boat ride in a traditional wooden boat across the Creek

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

Lets have a close encounter with Saffron and Vanilla Bean - the original kings of spices

Duration: 10 minutes

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

In true Dubai style, go big or go home with all that glitters in this souq

Duration: 5 minutes

  • Professional guide
  • Traditional boat ride
  • Coffee and/or Tea - Tastings of traditional Emirati tea or coffee
  • Entry/Admission - Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood
  • Entry/Admission - Dubai Gold Souk
  • Entry/Admission - Alserkal Cultural Foundation
  • Entry/Admission - Dubai Museum & Al Fahidi Fort
  • Entry/Admission - Coffee museum

  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult. Children under the age of 6 are free. Children 6 and above who can walk for the duration of the tour have a reduced price ticket. We are a very child friendly tour.
  • Dress comfortably with walking shoes
  • Stroller accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • 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

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

Gold Souq - Deira - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Voucher info

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


2 hours

User's Reviews


15 Oct, 2023

Eslam was a superb guide. My wide and I travel regularly and have been on every continent and more countries and cities than I can count. We use tour guides wherever we go...dome shared, most private. Before we even met, he sent texts with clear instructions where to meet. We had a prior tour so asked for a time adjustment which he was happy to accommodate. He gave us details about all the sights in Dubai we saw but we also conversed about the varied cultures and traditions of the greater Arab world. With a background in archeology and having lived in Egypt, Saudi Arabia and now the UAE, he had a wide and comprehensive understanding of how the historical and current interactions between the people of the Middle East influenced and influences this city and its development. We talked so easily that I felt like I was taking a stroll through Dubai talking with a good friend. The people we met with on our tour, some passers by, some in shops and other vendors, all were thrilled to see Eslam. That network and the camaraderie made for a broader and more unique experience than one might normally.receive at stops along a tour. In the end, Eslam's kindness, his abilities and his passion for what he does made this the best tour of our trip here and at the top of all the tours my wife and I have taken on our world travels. I strongly recommend you book him. You will not regret it.


21 May, 2023

I was very pleased with my husband's choice to choose this private guided tour. Pri is knowledgeable, warm and helpful. I feel at ease asking her questions and Pri was what my husband commented, an excellent guide and we learned some historical facts of UAE that we didn't know of. I will definitely request for Pri in my next visit and will recommend Pri to my families and friends.


15 May, 2023

We were very happy with the tour, Pri is an excellent and knowledgeable guide, we learned some historical facts of UAE that we didn't know of. She is friendly, accommodating and helpful too. She made our tour a memorable one.


29 Apr, 2023

One of the best experiences we had. Pri was knowledgeable, warm and enthusiastic. She even found ways to engage our teenage son with the tour. The sites shown were beautiful and Pri brought them to life with her descriptions. We are planning our next trip to Dubai soon, just to experience the city and its art and culture with Pri and her team.


28 Feb, 2023

I work with very high end clientele who frequently travel to Dubai for business and leisure. They expect nothing less than the best that this city has to offer. Pri and Ricky have organized exceptional walking tours with a variety of options to choose from for my clients. They keep it fun, engaging and insightful. They also organized Corporate Tours for my office teams and we just can't recommend it enough! Each member also received a souvenir in the end which made it all the more special. Thank you Pri for helping me keep all my business stakeholders happy :)

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A view of the "Old" Dubai


Old Dubai Souk tour with Clarion School


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