Explore Old Dubai,Al Fahidi District, Museums, Markets, Foods&Abra "Small Group"

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414 reviews   (4.81)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 3 hours

Departs: Dubai, Dubai

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Explore the real old Dubai with your tour guide and learn more about the history and the unique architecture in the old city of dubai.
I will show you the unique side of old Dubai starting from Al Seef area which is the beautiful area in old dubai that included a lot of shops and restaurant to Al Fahidi District exploring the oldest houses of dubai . We olso learn more about the dubai currency by free access to Coins museum. You will have some knowledge about the Emirati lifestyle by visiting the oldest museum of dubai " Dubai museum ".then we will pass by the Coffee Museum having information about the arabic coffe. After that we go through the Arabian Tea House which is the famous restaurant that provides the local food.
We will visit the 3 typical Souks "Market" in dubai which are Grand Souk, Spice Souk and Gold Souk.
We cross to the another side of old dubai by the Traditional Boat Ride " Abra" to the Spice and the Gold market which is one of the largest market in the world .

What's Included

Abra boat ride

Bottled water

Free explanation

Free wifi

Fresh juice

Personal tour guide


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 1 - 3
  • CHILD: Age: 4 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 100

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Public transportation options are available nearby

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood
The traditional style of life that was prevalent in Dubai from the mid 19th century till the 1970s is reflected at Al-Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood, where buildings with high air towers (Barajeel), built with traditional building materials such as stone, gypsum, teak, sandal wood, fronds and palm wood are aligned side by side, separated by alleys, pathways and public squares, which give the district a natural and beautiful diversity. This district, owing to its strategic location at Dubai Creek (Khor Dubai), played an important role in managing Dubai and organising its commercial relations overseas. Moreover, it is still the district adjacent to His Highness Monarch of Dubai's divan.

25 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Al Seef
Beautiful traditions combine with modern designs at this charming destination, showcasing the city's blend between its proud past and bright future.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Coins Museum
One of the most important museum that is
shown you the Emirati currency from 1830 to 2020.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Coffee museum
You can find it in al Fahidi District.
Built to show the people how the Arabic coffee is .

• Admission Ticket Free

which is the famous Arabic restaurant That you can try the Arabic food specialy the Emirati food

• Admission Ticket Free

Dubai Museum & Al Fahidi Fort
the oldest building in dubai that's built in 1870 like a fort and used like a museum in 1971 .
Dubai museum one of the most important attractions in Dubai that reflects the dubai history, culture and lifestyle.

25 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Textile Souk
market which you can do your shopping if you want to buy Arabic dresses or Indian silk.

• Admission Ticket Free

Old Souk
old matket is one of the most popular market in dubai. There you can buy different items like Emirati national dress, cashmina,Scarf and silk with low prices.

25 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Bur Dubai Abra Station
traditional boat ride.it used to cross to other side of old dubai which is Deira dubai to go to the spice and the gold market.

• Admission Ticket Free

Dubai Spice Souk
One of the popular spice market in UAE ,you can find spices ,souvenir and the famous Iranian saffron.

25 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Dubai Gold Souk
Gold market is the largest market in the world.,there you can buy Gold ,silver, and diamond.the tour ends in the end of the gold market .

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Wonderful tour
malinagabriell, 28-09-2022
What a wonderful tour! It was perfect and I really enjoyed it. I loved the food in the tour and Mahmoud paid for us . The Markets were so unique. Higley recommended
Great Old City tour
840yemia, 26-09-2022
I was on my own for this tour as the others had cancelled due to the heat..so it was basically a private tour.

This is an amazing tour. Mahmoud was very knowledgeable and informative about the history of Dubai. I was able to ask questions and take photots at every sight we stopped at.

He was also very patient when I was shopping (which I done a lot of)
I would definitely recommend.
CNJ930, 27-09-2022
The best experience ever the best tour guid he was such a sweetheart , very kind and gave us a lot of information about Dubai
Old Dubai tour
nasrot2021, 24-09-2022
Mahmoud is an outstanding guide who is very knowledgeable about Dubai's history. Guys, I recommend this tour guide for your next trip to Old Dubai, you will certainly leave with unforgettable memories.
Best tour i had in dubai
paulluninab, 29-09-2022
I went to a to a historical place last week in the old dubai with Mahmoud. I had a very great experience and I was amazed the buildings and the houses. I have never thought about how people used to live before in UAE. The tour guide was amazing and have a great personality. 100% recomended
Amazing trip today
646henya, 09-10-2022
GREAT tour , very informative and kind. Great fund o knowledge on the history of Old Dubai! The tour guide was very helpful and helped us in the market how I can negotiate. All went perfect from the beginning to the end.
The best tour ever
hughs680, 10-10-2022
Amazing private tour with Mahmoud!! We booked a private tour today and it was amazing tour I have ever had!! Mahmoud was so kind and knowledgeable tour guide. Tasty food and nice views in the ristorante. Very comfortable tour for everything!! Free time in each market. Honestly the best
excellent tour
anneke_f, 09-10-2022
Great guide, he was very informative about the Dubai culture and knew a lot of information. Great snack in it. The Souls were a bit rushed and we didn't do the Dubai Fort and Museum. I would recommend this tour to other people.
Best tour with fantastic guide
adriantomathl, 11-10-2022
I would definitely recommend it!! Mahmoud our guide was so informative !! The tour was organised very well and I really enjoyed it! Highly recommended
Exceed our expectations
colet877, 12-10-2022
Was amazing tour today with Mahmoud!! He was a professional photographer even! He took us amazing pictures in old dubai.Mahmoud even is knowledgeable tour guide , explained us more about the history of UAE . Highly recommended
Highly recommended
394zulas, 15-12-2022
The tour was excellent!! It was my first time in dubai and I wasn’t expected what I have seen. Honestly I loved the old city and I learned more about Dubai history! I thought that dubai is only skyscraper and new building but I discovered that dubai has old houses and beautiful old Souqs. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone who is interested to see old dubai
Good to know about Dubai
570declanl, 14-12-2022
It was an amazing trip today! I really loved it . Our guide was very knowledgeable about Dubai. The souqs are so beautiful. Don’t hesitate to book it.
Perfect experience
francescapouln, 11-12-2022
It was amazing tour with our Guide Mahmoud . I loved it to much. This tour it was exceed our expectations.
Strongly recommended
D2624BO_, 11-12-2022
Best tour! I would definitely recommend it.A very interesting tour, showcasing the historical sights and sounds of Dubai. The Abra ride was a highlight. Our guide Mahmoud was excellent. Strongly recommended
Great experience
dohaf216, 11-12-2022
Highly recommended! Amazing morning tour with Mahmoud! I booked a private tour and it was very nice experience in old dubai! Mahmoud was very professional guide and patient person. He explained us a lot about Dubai and UAE. Great experience and recommend it to anyone
Best tour in old town
juseer, 11-01-2023
More than 5 stars tour! The tour was great and I would definitely recommend it! The guide Mahmoud was very patient with us and helped us to in the market! He offered us some food and fresh juice. Best tour in old town
Unforgettable tour
nasf2023, 11-01-2023
Honestly the best tour I have ever done! Abdul was very informative and knowledgeable tour guide. He shared a lot of things about Dubai and about the lifestyle! Recommended for all
Amazing private tour
587abell, 09-01-2023
I booked a private tour with Mahmoud who was knowledgeable and informative about Dubai! He is professional tour guide plus is very kind! The tour was amazing and was exceed our expectations! Highly recommended
Amazing trip 100% recommended
aidenm740, 09-01-2023
Mahmoud was an amazing Tour guide! I would definitely recommend it.I particularly enjoyed his stories about the local culture and traditions, and I felt like I really got a sense of the city and its people thanks to his guidance. Overall, I had a fantastic time on the tour with Mahmood and would highly recommend him to anyone visiting Dubai. He is a knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide, and I would give him a rating of 5 stars
Great tour!
Natural_Peach, 04-01-2023
Great tour! Learned a great deal and enjoyed many sights! Tour guide Noor was very knowledgeable and gave a great recommendation for a restaurant at the end.
100 % recommended
lucasmG5524II, 11-01-2023
It was a great day with Mahmoud! The tour was amazing and our guide was very knowledgeable. The old dubai was the best part I have seen in the city ! Highly recommended
Don’t hesitate to book it! Highly recommended
gohanef, 24-01-2023
We booked this tour today with Mahmoud who was our guide! Mahmoud was informative and knowledgeable tour guide. He did a great tour explaining very well his history and showed us the different angles of old dubai! The food was great specially The SHAWARMA. Mahmoud accompanied us too through the different Markets and gave us tips to how to negotiate. The coins museum was very interested for us to know more about the history of the coins. Definitely recommend it
X2928YRhenryd, 23-01-2023
Amazing tour have ever done in dubai! Old dubai it was amazing and beautiful area! Our guide Mahmoud was a professional tour guide and photographer! Highly recommended
Highly recommend
S5912RBannal, 20-01-2023
It was a nice tour for today. Our guide was verry informative. I would definitely recommend this tour.
A must-do tour when in Dubai
139maiy, 18-01-2023
Abdalla was a great guide - he was very attentive to every single participant and made sure everyone felt comfortable. He was very knowledgeable not only about the historical facts of the city but also the current trends. He was also very funny and his humor made the trip even more enjoyable- time passed so quickly!
And hear the addition of the other people from the group. I loved it, that he individualized the trip based on our interests he would wait long and some places and skip other places that we were not interested in besides that we never felt like somebody would rip us off, and I loved the whole experience.

Thanks Abdullah. 10 out of 10. You earned your helicopter ride
Fab walking tour.
Sammie_T, 22-01-2023
Our tour guide Mahmoud was very knowledgeable and the tour was really good value for money in terms of what you got and duration.

Would have like a little bit more info about the fort but information about Dubai and the general UEA was really interesting!

Definitely recommend it!

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