Old Dubai 101 - A Heritage Walk

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 2 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    4PM on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays
  • Departure Details :
    Meet Guide in Orange outside the Local House Restaurant, in the Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood, at the entrance of Bastakiya.  If you plan on coming by metro, please get down on Al Fahidi st.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Tour ends at the Gold Souk, Diera Nearest Metro: Al Ras Metro Station
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund


On this 2-hour walking tour in the evening we will walk through the Bastakiya, old Dubai heritage houses, Al Fahidi Fort and the famous textile, spice and gold souks (markets). We will also take a traditional wooden boat trip during the tour. This tour is a terrific introduction to Dubai's story from a desert-to-a-global destination city.

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Our Old Dubai and Souk Tour begins on the Bur Dubai side of the Dubai Creek outside the Al Fahidi District. Guests can easily get here by Metro or by taxi. After walking through Al Fahidi Courtyard Houses, we walk over to the Dubai Museum, pass by the Rulers Court and then experience the famous Hindi Lane. After learning about the Old Textile Souk, Meena Bazaar and the Indian communitys influence on Dubai, we get to the Creek Waterfront Abra Taxi Stand. Here we learn about the historic trading activities that go on even till today in the Spice Souk and the Gold Souk. The tour ends at the Gold Souk. The Al Ras Metro is close by and provides connectivity to the rest of the city.
Sights we see or talk about on our Old Dubai Tour:

  • Bastakiya
  • Coffee Museum
  • Dubai Museum (from the outside)
  • The Rulers Divan
  • Textile Souk 
  • House of Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum (closed for renovation)
  • Al Shindaga Watchtower
  • Heritage & Diving Village (closed for renovation)
  • Gold Souk
  • Spice Souk
  • Traditional Abra Ride (wooden boat) to ride across the creek
  • Dubai Creek


  • Professional guide


  • No hotel transfer are provided
    No meals or drinks are provided

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

A moderate amount of walking is involved

Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair

Not wheelchair accessible

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