Historic Old Dubai & Souk Walking Tour

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

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


Journey with us in this two-hour action packed historical walking tour where it all began. 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


Coffee Museum

Old City Wall

Duration: 45 minutes

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

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

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

Walk through textile souk, explore the original pashmina/cashmere scarves

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Private abra boat ride on the stunning Dubai Creek bringing the past to life - this is the highlight activity of the tour!

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Ever wondered the difference between white gold, yellow gold and rose gold? Well lets find out together!

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Walk through Spice Souk

Duration: 20 minutes

  • Licensed Guide
  • Abra Ride
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Entry/Admission - Dubai Spice Souk
  • Entry/Admission - Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood
  • Entry/Admission - Dubai Creek

  • Pick up
  • Drop off
  • No meals are provided
  • Gratuity
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please wear face masks
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • 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

Departure Time

10:00 AM

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

Florentina F

18 Mar, 2023

We absolutely loved to have a glimpse of the past of how Dubai❤️ was looking before everything that is today. We absolutely enjoyed the long walks along the old buildings and into the gold souk. You can find a lot of bargains over there you can negotiate with the vendors to buy almost everything from jewellery to teas . For me, personally experience with Abra was really cool. The boats are really old and you kinda see the history from within. If you have an eye for this kind of things .when we went onto the tour we had services of a guide which he was amazing we learned historical facts and we purchased from the market tea and white honey(yes white 😂). It is really worth it if you want to see how the past was looking . oh and not to mention that they have this ‘’ancient ‘’Starbucks . they really tried to keep the architecture exactly as it was.marvellous ! Around there, you can find really nice restaurants, one of the restaurants that we’ve been at its name was Al Khayma heritage restaurant which again was an incredible experience with traditional food.


18 Mar, 2023

I learn a lot about there culture and how they once lived. Bring me back to the country in Jamaica where I’m from.


26 Feb, 2023

Our tour guide was amazing, Old Dubai is a stark difference from present day Dubai. There is so much history to learn. This is a great place for shopping. I recommend this tour for anyone visiting Dubai!


19 Feb, 2023

Better choice to see old city on foot then bus. Meeting point in front of famous Arabian Tea House so arrive early to taste authentic flavors of this area


10 Feb, 2023

Well executed tour. Loved the whole experience and Pri was exceptional. Will recommend to everyone who visits Dubai

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A glimpse of the past




Great Walking Tour of Old Dubai!


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Pri was amazing. She has...


Old Dubai was lovely.


Fantastic informative tour


Best tour guide Ever


An amazing experience exploring UAE!


Beautiful walk in perfect weather


Authentic and memorable


Walking through the cuture and tradition


Walking tour with Dana


A Nice Contrast to Modern Dubai


So nice so helpful best tour


Dubai by Foot - a fantastic experience!


Incredible tour!


Should be on every visitor’s list!




A great walking tour


Wonderful tour


Thanks Sameh!


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