Private Dubai History and Culture Tour with Dubai Museum, Al Shindagha and Souks

Duration: 3 hours
Destination: United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Dubai

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


Soak up the majestic Arabic culture on this guided private walking tour of Dubai. Listen to the fascinating tales about the history of United Arab Emirates while wandering around the ancient Al Fahidi neighborhood.

Follow the magnificent scent of finest Arabic coffee and visit Coffee Museum, where you will sample a cup of this precious drink along with savoring delicious dates. Get inside the house of famous Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum and scan the shelves of Dubai Gold Souk.

• Explore historical areas of Dubai including Al Fahidi and Al Shindagha
• Enjoy your guide’s stories about the fascinating past of Dubai
• Sample delicious dates and coffee
• Personalize your experience by choosing preferred time of your adventure

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Dubai, Dubai, Emirate of Dubai

Meet your guide at the Al Fahidi Metro Station and head toward the exciting adventure in the oldest neighborhoods of Dubai. First location on your way is the Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood, where you will have a time to rest and appreciate the aroma and of the famous Arabic coffee, along with sampling delicious dates at the Coffee Museum.

Trace the history of this prestige drink all the way back to the 15th century and learn about coffeemaking traditions of other countries. Dive into the origins of this city while exploring its famous Dubai Museum, home to countless archeological treasures, including ancient artifacts that display the culture of this land and its people, some of which are dating to 3000 BC.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Dubai, Dubai, Emirate of Dubai

Proceed to the traditional center of Dubai, Al Shindagha district, where you a guest at the house of Sheikh Saeed al-Maktoum, former ruler of this city. Explore the fascinating place that was a starting point of Dubai’s magical journey from being a small fishing village to becoming the futuristic metropolis that it is today. Enjoy the picturesque landscapes of Dubai while crossing the creek via traditional wooden ‘abra’ water taxi.

As a grand finale of your adventure you will wander the vibrant souks of Dubai seeking multiple treasures that are hidden on the shelves of countless spice, sweet and jewelry stores.

Duration: 10 minutes

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

Start your adventures in the old neighborhood of Al Fahidi, which history dates to the end of 19th century. Here you will find several notable attractions including Dubai Museum in the Al Fahidi Fort. You will also pass by the dozens of teahouses and fascinating galleries such as XVA Gallery and Mawaheb Gallery.

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Study the history of coffee inside the atmospheric Coffee Museum. Trace the origins of this prestige drink all the way back to the 15th century and learn the legends about Moroccan mystics that discovered the vitalizing effect of coffee. Enjoy a cup of traditional Ethiopic coffee along with sampling delicious dates.

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Explore the oldest building of Dubai, the 18-century Al Fahidi Fort. Get inside the Dubai Museum and learn about the fascinating transformation of the city from a small fishing village to the majestic metropolis that it is today. The museum’s galleries are filled with numerous ancient artifacts that display the culture of this land and its people, some of which are dating to 3000 BC.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Sheikh Saeed al-Maktoum's House, Al Khaleej Rd Bur Dubai, Dubai United Arab Emirates

Proceed to the traditional center of Dubai, Al Shindagha district. There you will be a guest at the house of Sheikh Saeed al-Maktoum. Witness the residence of the great former ruler of this city and learn about his role in the fascinating transformation of Dubai from rural village into today’s cosmopolitan city. This is also the birthplace of his sons and grandsons, who would later become sheikhs and emirs of Dubai.

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Cross the Dubai Creek via traditional wooden “abra” boat. While sailing across the creek you will have plenty of time to admire the views of the city’s picturesque skyline as well as take countless photos and peacefully enjoy the atmosphere of Dubai.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Old Souk, Deira, Dubai United Arab Emirates

Your final stop is the Deira district, the historic commercial center of Dubai. Here you will introduce yourself to vibrant souks, another famous feature of Arabic countries. Explore the colorful Spice and Gold Souks with your guide and find multiple stores full of perfumed spices, herbs and sweets along with luxurious jewelry.

Duration: 30 minutes

  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Private local guide
  • Admission tickets to Sheik Saeed Al Maktoum House
  • Snacks - Date tasting
  • Abra boat ride
  • Multiple start times available
  • Must see and off the beaten path
  • Iconic places for photoshoot
  • Entry/Admission - Dubai Creek
  • Entry/Admission - Sheikh Saeed al-Maktoum's House

  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • We are serious about taking extra precautions to stop the spread of this virus by practicing regular hand washing and sanitization. We practice social distancing measures through providing private tours only.This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

Sharaf DG Metro Bus Stop 1-1, Al Raffa - 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.


3 hours

User's Reviews


13 Nov, 2022

What a great experience! Driving up to it we were confused as to how to begin but once you’ve purchased your tickets, the docents lead the way with some providing a detailed history of each themed exhibit. I cannot say enough about how helpful, courteous and pleasant all the employees were. From the security at the gate who helped us with parking to the docents who guided us from one exhibit to another, this museum is a must-visit. Our 6-yo enjoyed the space as well. Many interactive consoles, visual and other experiential exhibits, and air-conditioned spaces provide for a wonderful experience.

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