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., 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
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Please wear a face mask on this tour
  • 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
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • 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, Bastakiya Opposite Musalla Post Office - Al Fahidi St - Bur Dubai - Al Fahidi - 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.


2 hours

User's Reviews


20 Mar, 2023

We experienced the old souq tour last week with Pri. She was a fantastic tour guide, she provided us with wonderful explanations on any topic we inquired about. The tour itself showed me parts of dubai I would never have seen on my own! Highly recommend it!


20 Mar, 2023

We have now completed three successful school field trips with Dubai on Foot in Old Dubai in the farm and in New Dubai, as a large GEMS school with 370 students in our age group. This is a clear testament to how much we value their organizing abilities their way of engaging students and their content delivery. Our students often ask us to go back to these field trips! We recommend them to all teachers for various age groups.

Ange H

15 Mar, 2023

Favorite was Pri being the tour guide for my in laws, it's their 1st time visiting Dubai and had a great time with Pri showing them around Old Dubai, they enjoy the tour thoroughly. It was such a last minute arrangement from our side and Pri was so kind and accommodating.


12 Mar, 2023

Fantastic local knowledge!! Pri was so welcoming and really helpful with all the souks! Highly recommend taking this tour to enhance your Dubai experience!!


12 Mar, 2023

Super engaging tour of Old Dubai! We learned about its history and culture. Overall, great way to see the area and buy gifts for people back home

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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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