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Old Dubai Walking Tour with an Insider

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Take a morning trip in Old Dubai to witness the city's unique marvels. Travel back in time to its old bustling souks, walk its narrow lanes, learn much about Emirati culture and history, and grab a delicious bite to savor the city's fantastic food and spices.
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You'll start at
Al Ras Metro Station 1
Dubai - United Arab EmiratesOutside the Al Ras Metro Station, Entrance #2 in the area 'Deira' on Al Khor Street. Guests can also be dropped off at the other entrance #1 and walk to the nearby entrance #2.
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    Old Souk
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    The many narrow lanes and corners of old Dubai where its earliest residents lived and worked.
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You'll end at
Al Fahidi Metro Station
Dubai - United Arab EmiratesNear the Al Fahidi Metro Station in Bur Dubai.
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Highlights
  • 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
  • Choice of departure times; tour limited to 12 for more intimate atmosphere
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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Al Ras Metro Station 1, Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Duration
4h
Return Details
Al Fahidi Metro Station, Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Inclusions
  • Meal as per itinerary and bottled water in restaurant
  • Entry/Admission - Old Souk
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Soda/Pop
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking, as lunch is pre-ordered and is served on a sharing platter basis. Dishes include both chicken and mutton kebabs, and a vegetarian option on request.
  • It is recommended that you bring water and sunglasses
  • It is recommended that you wear light clothing and comfortable shoes
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Nada was an amazing guide. So informative, so knowledgeable and helpful. She even followed up with an email to our inquiries. Who does that??! First rate, with great stops and a feast for lunch. Highly recommended😀
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We had a personal tour with Nada who was very knowledgeable and open both with Dubai and her family life. We had a wonderful time with her and would thoroughly recommend, especially the lunch... Many thanks Nada.
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Our walking tour with Nada was very definitely the highlight of our recent visit to Dubai. As an experienced traveller, I believe that it was the most informative, fascinating and enjoyable holiday destination tour that I have ever done. The small group allowed us all to be
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Nada is patient, knowledgable, considerate and creative in her tours. The size of the was small enough where Nada could divide her attention among all of us. In her tour, she established a framework for the culture and history of UAE which allowed me to navigate much more easily
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Out family joined Nada for the walking tour. Nada doesn’t charge for younger kids, but still made sure to engage our 9 year old boy with a scavenger hunt. Nada even rewarded him with the particular chocolates he was desiring from the spice souk at the end of the tour. We thought
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da3jayz
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Excellent, Excellent, Excellent!
Nada was an amazing guide. So informative, so knowledgeable and helpful. She even followed up with an email to
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Ingesurf
San Diego, California
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I have travelled to many locations around the world but I have never encountered a better tour guide as Nada. She
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Explorer760467
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Fabulous tour
We had a personal tour with Nada who was very knowledgeable and open both with Dubai and her family life. We had a
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79did
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This is a tour not to be missed.
Our walking tour with Nada was very definitely the highlight of our recent visit to Dubai. As an experienced
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Helen M
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Walk with Nada in Old Dubai
Walking with Nada in Old Dubai. A most fascinating visit. Nada is interesting, informative and very articulate.
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martinekalaw
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Every UAE Visitor Should Wander With Nada!
Nada is patient, knowledgable, considerate and creative in her tours. The size of the was small enough where Nada
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bill m
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Brilliant Walking Tour of Old Dubai
Out family joined Nada for the walking tour. Nada doesn’t charge for younger kids, but still made sure to engage
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FergusL50
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Outstanding walking tour of old Dubai
My family and I had the privilege of joining Nada on a tour of old Dubai during our recent stay. We booked the
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522selmar
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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A unique Experience visiting Old Dubai
We had a wonderful experience yesterday morning with Nada touring the older part of Dubai. We got to see places
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ArtemisTX
Texas
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Delightful and informative
Nada is the perfect person to introduce newbies to Dubai! If you're looking for an introduction, look no
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See Dubai or Abu Dhabi with a Pro!
We wandered with Nada a few years ago when we were in Dubai, so naturally we contacted her when our travel plans
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ecoltrane
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Highly Recommend
Nada is great! Very knowledgeable and personable. She really gives you a great sense of old dubai and new dubai.
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Jan H
Toronto
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A wonderful wander!
We recently had a wonderful wander in Dubai with Nada. Nada is an excellent guide and shares a wealth of
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Alex_DXB_Resi
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7 year resident ventures North of the river (Creek) for the 1st time
Dubai really does have it all, glitz, glamour AND culture. If like me you've been a resident in Dubai for many
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Achimovic
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If your wanderings bring you to Dubai, you NEED to wander with Nada!!
Our private walking tour with Nada was one of the highlights of our trip! We landed in Dubai, went to our hotel to
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  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Languages Offered: English
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