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Historic Forts, Boats and Pearls of Old Dubai Walking Tour

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On this 2-hour walking tour, you will walk through Bastakiya, with its old Dubai heritage houses, Al Fahidi Fort, and the famous textile, spice, and gold souks (markets). You will also take a traditional wooden boat trip during the tour.


  • Walk through the oldest neighborhood in Dubai - Al Bastakiya
  • Take an Abra Ride across the Creek
  • Visit the Spice Souk and Textile Souk


Uncover the little-known treasures of Dubai on this 2-hour walking tour of Old Dubai, its original residential community and its various souks (markets). This is the most comprehensive tour of Old Dubai covering all major sites and highlighting the three major souks of textiles, spices and gold. Our tour is award winning with wide coverage in the Gulf News, Khaleej Times and CNN Travel. You will walk with a premium guide through the Al Fahidi historical neighborhood, through the perfume, spice, and gold souks which will stimulate your senses. You will also enjoy breath-taking views from the abra (traditional boat) ride that will take you back in time. You will get to understand Dubai from the perspective of its history, people, food, culture and etiquette. This tour is a terrific introduction to Dubai’s story from a desert-to-a-global destination city. Your Old Dubai tour delves into the city’s heritage and explores what early life was like in this desert trading town. You will walk away with souvenirs from the tour, and we know you will enjoy our trivia!


Certified Premium Tour guide (English-speaking) with 1200+ Hours of Experience and all 5-Star Rating Coffee & Dates Tasting Tastings in the Spice Souk of chocolates and dried fruits

Important Information

  • Museum tickets are included in the tour

Easy cancellation

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


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