Private Old Dubai Walking Tour: Forts, Souks, and Boats

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

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  • 2 hours
  • Dubai
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


Journey with us on this private two-hour walking tour to explore the city as you have never seen it. We will guide you through the middle east markets, traditional houses, and historic by lanes of the old city. You will go back in time to see what life was like on the sleepy banks of a pearling and fishing village. The tour includes a visit to a Fort, a boat ride across the creek, and visits to the famous textile, spice and gold souks (markets).

Along the way, you will hear the story of the men and women who transformed this regional trading outpost into the global juggernaut that it is today. Elements of Emirati culture will be seen up-close as we explained the nuanced ways that the traditions still thrive.

Far away from the glass skyscrapers of modern Dubai, this tour will introduce you to the real, and fascinating, heart and soul of the town. You simply cannot miss this side of Dubai!

This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

Featuring heritages homes transformed into cafes, museums, art galleries and hotels - a close look at Dubai's first settlement

Duration: 45 minutes

Pass By: Dubai Museum & Al Fahidi Fort, Al Fahidi, Dubai United Arab Emirates

Dubai Museum is currently closed for renovation. We will understand the museum, the wall of Old Dubai and the Al Fahidi Fort from the outside.

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

A hidden gem in Old Dubai - a tucked in temple lane

Duration: 5 minutes

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

Discover fabrics and swatches initially forming the core of the trade in the middle east - there is always time for shopping! Cashmere, anyone!

Duration: 15 minutes

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

This boat ride is the most fun way to arrive at the Spice and the Gold Souq on our tours

Duration: 10 minutes

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

Go Big or Go Home is the motto of our expansive Gold Souq in Dubai

Duration: 10 minutes

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

Here is where we learn about the kinds of spices, saffron and vanilla, be wowed by the range of teas and taste some dates and camel milk chocolates!

Duration: 15 minutes

  • Professional guide
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Entry/Admission - Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood
  • Entry/Admission - Dubai Creek
  • Entry/Admission - Dubai Spice Souk

  • No hotel transfer are provided
  • Gratuity
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Please wear a face mask on this tour
  • 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
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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

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


2 hours

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

User's Reviews


16 Nov, 2022

OMgosh Pri was so amazing! I truly loved all the information she had and she gave such a lovely experience. She is professional, knowledgeable and fun! She was the best!


30 Oct, 2022

My company, Fit & Fly, hosts women's retreats around the world. So when we were hosting a retreat in Dubai this September, we knew we wanted to have a tour of Dubai from a female perspective. Our tour guide, Pri, was wonderful. She gave us a tour of the souk, allowing our guests ample time to shop and explore. We then had lunch at a traditional restaurant. We would highly recommend Pri and this tour for anyone interested in learning more about Dubai!


27 Oct, 2022

This was one of the most enjoyable school field trips I have been part of! Richard and Priyanka took very good care of us and were a wealth of knowledge. Richard told our kids we were traveling through a portal back in time and that immediately got them hooked and made the experience of exploring Old Dubai more enjoyable! The highlight for the students was seeing the camels and the falcon. Definitely worth visiting to see another side of Dubai away from the tall buildings.


27 Oct, 2022

My favorite part was the camel and falcon. Then the people before history what AC they’re using. The tower those olds stone.


27 Oct, 2022

The tour around Old Dubai was a great opportunity for children as we are learning different communities in our unit of inquiry. We thank Ms. Pri and Mr. Richard for their huge amount of effort and for being so accommodating.

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