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Morning Old Dubai Walking Tour

  • Hassle-free tour of Old Dubai, ideal for first-timers and history buffs
  • Cruise over Dubai Creek and shop at Deira’s souks with a guide's help
  • See Al Bastakiya’s wind towers and have lunch as you uncover Dubai’s past
Morning Old Dubai Walking Tour
From US$103,00
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Morning Old Dubai Walking Tour
From US$103,00
Exploring Old Dubai alone can be difficult if you’re unfamiliar with its districts and transportation systems. Ideal for first-timers, this guided, small-group walking tour steers you around the sights, while you can absorb the city's atmosphere and focus the area’s terrific shopping. Bargain-hunt at Deira’s souks, view Al Bastakiya’s wind towers, cruise Dubai Creek, and savor an Emirati lunch. A choice of departure times adds extra flexibility.
What to Expect
Book your desired departure time and meet your guide in Deira in Old Dubai. This bustling district is home to several colorful souks and street markets.
Stroll to the Gold and Spice souks, visiting landmarks and uncovering Dubai’s history as a pearl trading town. Then, peruse the shops’ gold, silver, souvenirs, and spices. Practice haggling with pointers from your guide, learning to say “ktir ghalee” (too expensive) when vendors quote their first price.
Next, ride an abra (water taxi) across Dubai Creek. Admire the panoramic views as you sail, and disembark on the southern bank to explore the Al Bastakiya (Al Fahidi) quarter, where Persian merchants first settled in the late 1800s.
Delve into the lanes to see the restored wind towers and houses, and afterward, savor a traditional Emirati lunch at one of Dubai’s best-loved restaurants. Your tour concludes in the Bur Dubai district.
Reviews (71)
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Do not leave Dubai without doing a tour with Nada!

One of the most enjoyable, informative and fun tours we have ever taken. Nada felt like family from the minute we met her. She took the time to get to know us and what we hoped to get out of the day. She then tailored...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Gmh679
WanderWithNada, Manager at Wander with Nada, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Gmh679, Thank you so much for your kind words and recommendation. You were all an absolute pleasure to show around and I couldn't have had better company. I am thrilled to hear that you enjoyed learning about the UAE's history and insight into life...More

Reviewed 20 December 2018
Highlight of our time in Dubai! Nada is the perfect guide.

My wife and I just spent a fantastic morning and lunch with Nada in old Dubai. The tour was seamlessly executed, informative, fun, and everything we ate or tasted was delicious. Nada was a wealth of information on the curated topics for the tour. Equally...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank F4144GRandrews
WanderWithNada, Manager at Wander with Nada, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear F4144GRandrews, Thank you so much for your kind words. I am thrilled to hear that our experience together was the highlight of your time in Dubai. It was an absolute pleasure showing you both around and I much enjoyed both hearing and answering your...More

Reviewed 18 December 2018
Best kept secret in Dubai

I searched everywhere for cultural things to do in Dubai that was not the usual touristy things and I was so delighted that Nada had a tour available on the day that my best friend, from Ireland, was in town. I have lived in the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AneesaAlly
Reviewed 10 December 2018
Excellent tour of the old town!

First of all, you have to visit this part of town when in Dubai, and when you do visit this part of town, do it with Nada! This walking tour is one of the highlights of our one-week stay in Dubai! Nada was wonderful! Professional,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sweetdumpling
Reviewed 8 December 2018
The best walking tour I've ever taken anywhere

Nada's Morning Old Dubai Walking Tour was the best I've ever experienced anywhere. I can't say enough good things -- from beginning to end, Nada was terrific to work with. Her directions to the meeting spot were perfect and easy to find, her knowledge of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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6 August 2018|
Response from Robert F | Reviewed this property |
While not absolutely necessary unless you want to visit mosques, but a blouse with short sleeves would be fine.
17 May 2018|
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Response from bstrvl55711 | Reviewed this property |
It is getting very warm now. Sunrise is at 5:30 AM, so although "cooler" in the morning, it is not that cool.