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Seeking out Hidden Gems – Old Dubai and Souks Tour

  • When does it run?

    Jun to Mar - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday at 10:00am

  • Start time

    Jun to Mar: Daily except for Friday at 10.00am

  • Duration

    2hrs

Inclusions
  • Arabic coffee at Coffee Museum
  • Tickets to Dubai Museum
  • Abra Ride (wooden boat ride)
  • English speaking guide
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Key Highlights

  • Discover hidden gems in Old Dubai
  • Visit the famous Souks – we’re talking Gold, Spice and Textiles – perfect places for souvenirs
  • Admire the traditional architecture
  • Take an Abra Ride (wooden boat) across the Creek

Overview

There’s a lot to be said for new places, futuristic buildings, state-of-the-art attractions. Now and then though it’s nice to take a look back, go and see the old, how a place once was. A trip to Old Dubai and its famous souks – that’ll be gold, spice and textiles is the perfect place to take a step back in time. See the area that helped to create the modern architecture that the city is now famous for. This tour takes you on a walk to discover those hidden gems. Old buildings, the markets and life on the Creek. You may like being in the past so much you might not want to return to the modern!


About Your Supplier:

As travellers, we are curious, wanting to learn, discover. Dubai by Foot look to take these travel passions and create tours to cater to travellers needs. From historical, art and pictures, interwoven with stories – they seek to give you a personalised tour that maximises your Dubai time.


Here’s the plan:

Get set to explore the authentic side, away from the flashing lights, futuristic city that you know of Dubai. This is a tour to explore its heritage, its beginnings. Enjoy a walk, take in the sights and experience a different kind of city. Along the way your tour will include:

• Explore the Bur Dubai side outside the Al Fahidi District – walking through the Hindi lane and looking at the Dubai museum.

• You’ll learn about the old textile souk, Meena Bazaar and the Indian community’s influence

• Take an Abra boat (old wooden boat) across the Dubai Creek

• Enjoy the sparkle and fragrances of the Gold and Spice Souks

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Jun to Mar - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday at 10:00am

  • Duration

    2hrs

  • Start time

    Jun to Mar: Daily except for Friday at 10.00am

  • Meeting Point

    Make your way to the outside of Arabian Tea house restaurant in the Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood. Your guide will be dressed in orange. So there’s no last-minute rush please arrive at the start point 20 mins early.

  • Ending Point

    Gold Souk

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Arabic coffee at Coffee Museum
  • Tickets to Dubai Museum
  • Abra Ride (wooden boat ride)
  • English speaking guide
  • Hotel transfers

Please note

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised activity to reconfirm.

Voucher information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other devices. (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)

We will send you a detailed guide and location details upon booking confirmation.

Yay! This tour is for everyone