Cultural Tour: A Modern Glimpse of the Past from Dubai

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

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


Discover the cultural side and traditional sites of Dubai and get to know the Bedouin customs and traditions. Learn about the early days of settlement in Dubai and visit Dubai’s most interesting museums and its old districts.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

It was converted to a museum in 1971 to preserve the culture and the heritage of the city. Experience the traditional style of local life, and see how the wind towers were used to cool most Bedouin summer houses.

Duration: 45 minutes

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

This district, owing to its strategic location at Dubai Creek (Khor Dubai), played an important role in managing Dubai and organizing its trading. characterized by its narrow streets, that dates back to 1890s .

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Meena Bazaar, 34 Al Nahdha St Bur Dubai Al Fahidi, Dubai United Arab Emirates

Meena Bazaar is a traditional shopping area (souk)located close to Khalid Bin Waleed Street in Bur Dubai.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: The Dubai Heritage Village, Entrance of the Dubai Creek, Dubai United Arab Emirates

The Heritage Village was restored 1997 at Al Shindhaga Historical Neighborhood in Dubai, close to the Diving Village, to embrace the heritage events and to display a live image of the old traditional life in Dubai .

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Dubai Spice Souk, Sikkat Al Khail Road Al Ras, Dubai 75157 United Arab Emirates

Enjoy the different aromas at the surroundings .

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Browse for more than 600 hundred gold shops .

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Deira, Deira, Dubai, Emirate of Dubai

Enjoy a traditional lunch at one of the typical restaurants .

Duration: 1 hour

  • Local professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • water on-board
  • Entry/Admission - Dubai Museum & Al Fahidi Fort

  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • 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
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Semi Private Tours Guaranteed and hygiene is a priority.
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We do pick ups from anywhere in Dubai hotels .
We do pick ups from any of Dubai Ports .
We do pick ups from any of the Dubai airports


  • Dubai Airport, Dubai United Arab Emirates


  • Cruise Terminal 2, Port Rashid - Dubai, Dubai - Port Rashid - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Voucher info

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


4 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Leanne K

14 Sep, 2016

This tour was great, excellent value for the money. It would be especially good for single travelers or those that don't want to negotiate their way around the old city. I ended up including a friend at the last minute and this was not a problem. Our guide Mounir was very knowledgeable, and flexible. He was great about dealing with the extreme heat outside by balancing activities inside and out. He gave as much or as little time in any given area. He also added on lunch at a traditional restaurant which was a great experience. Highly recommend this tour.

jennifer c

01 Jun, 2016

This was a fantastic tour. Mounir picked me up at my hotel exactly on time. I didn't realize it was a private tour but I'm glad it was because Mounir let me change my itinerary as I pleased. He is extremely informative and I literally asked me over 50 different questions - from religion, equality of women to everyday life in Dubai. We pretty much explore all the areas listed on the site. I did however really wanted to try local food and Mounir was kind enough to take me to a place even though it wasn't on the itinerary! It was great! While I did to get to see the top highlights of Old Town, what I really value about this tour is the deep knowledge that Mounir has about Dubai culture and his ability to really impart that to me. If you are a historian or an avid traveler, this trip is well worth it.


08 Apr, 2016

Great tour guide, fun times and I highly recommend this to anybody visiting Dubai

Carmen P

12 Apr, 2017

The tour was goodand very informative. We enjoyed it very much

Judith M

17 Sep, 2017

We would never recommend nor use this tour. Better screening needs to be done by the agency.
Not only were we robbed of our money, over 400.00. This guide showed us the slum of Dubai,
top garage level loaded with pigeon waste, but was just as vulgar.
How I wish we had gone on our own, using the hop on hop off tour, and saved ourselves
the time and money. Saw very little of the culture and highlights. Perhaps the museum was best.
We read the information ourselves. Guide presented little if any information.
Dubai is checked off our list. Never to be visited.
Curious to see if La Vacanza Travel would even post this review. Not a tour company I would use.

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