Private Old Dubai Walking Tour: Forts, Souks, and Boats | La Vacanza Travel

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
  • Not-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. Sikkad Al Khail Rd, 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 - Dubai Spice Souk
  • Entry/Admission - Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood
  • Entry/Admission - Dubai Creek

  • No hotel transfer are provided
  • Gratuity
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • 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
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

Arabian Tea House Restaurant & Cafe - Al Fahidi, Dubai, Bastakiya Opposite Musalla Post Office - Al Fahidi St - Bur Dubai - Al Fahidi - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Return Details

Dubai Gold Souk, Dubai - Deira - Al Ras - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Voucher info

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


2 hours

User's Reviews


09 May, 2024

Pri was an excellent & friendly guide for me, we explored most stunning wonders about the Old Dubai. It was interesting. She shows us the great spots for shopping and food ;) I will recomend again with her for any tour!


09 May, 2024

This was a fabulous informative 2 hour tour with Pri. She is extremely knowledgeable and fun loving. It was one of the highlights of our time in Dubai. My family and I highly recommend this private tour.


04 May, 2024

Our conversations with Pri. She was knowledgeable about the old Dubai and UAE. We gained valuable knowledge and we have a new appreciation for the people and the UAE.


07 Apr, 2024

We absolutely loved my walking tour of Old Dubai! Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable, providing fascinating insights into the city's rich history and culture. From the bustling souks to the stunning architecture, every moment was captivating. The tour was well-paced, allowing us to soak in the sights and sounds of this vibrant area. I highly recommend it to anyone looking to explore the authentic charm of Dubai!


04 Apr, 2024

Had an excellent tour with Pri. Will definitely recommend to make contact with her if you looking for a tour of old Dubai.

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Can strongly recommend


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I visit so many places was very nice like coffee museum with coffee cup was very testy then traditional museum_Abra_spices and g




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"Best Trip Ever!" rated by the students


A balanced and international perspective of the life and history of Dubai


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This tour was a highlight!


Great tour to get a deep feeling for this city


The perfect introduction to Dubai


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