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Old Dubai 101 - A Heritage Walk

Category: Cultural Tours
Price From $ 30
Old Dubai 101 - A Heritage Walk


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.

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 Ruler’s Court and then experience the famous Hindi Lane. After learning about the Old Textile Souk, Meena Bazaar and the Indian community’s 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 Ruler’s 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