Old Dubai Walking Tour, Creek, Abra, Souks & Emirati Meal

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129 reviews   (4.96)

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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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Experience Arabian culture by touring the Al Khayma Heritage house and savoring optional Emirati food. Tour the alleyways of Al Fahidi, the Coffee Museum, and witness the fascinating history of old Dubai. Take an Abra water taxi across the creek to visit the gold and spice souks.

What's Included

3-Course Emirati lunch and Fresh juice (if option chosen)

Abra water taxi fees

Arabian welcome drinks " Arabic Tea - with Dates”

Arabic Makeover & Henna Painting

Cold mineral water during the tour

Emarati lunch and fresh juice (if option chosen)

Emirati breakfast (if option chosen)

Entry to Al Khayma Heritage House

Entry to the Coffee Museum

Professional and licensed tour guide

Rogag & Louqiamat (Local bread and sweet), Karak tea, falafel, veg samosa & Camel milk ice cream

What's Not Included

Gratuities (not mandatory, but appreciated)

Pick-up and drop-off (available on request with extra cost)

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 4 - 80

Additional Info

  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Infants are not allowed on this tour.
  • Meet your guide at Al Khayma Heritage House.
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • The Coffee Museum closes at 5:00 PM, so if you choose the 4.30 PM & 5:00 PM time slot, the visit will not be available
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Infants are not allowed on this tour.
  • Meet your guide at Al Khayma Heritage House.
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • The Coffee Museum closes at 5:00 PM, so if you choose the 4.30 PM & 5:00 PM time slot, the visit will not be available

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.

What To Expect

We begin our walking tour by meeting our tour guide at Al Khayma Heritage Restaurant located in Al Fahidi Historic District. Feel welcomed with Arabic coffee and tea with dates, where later you will also test the Arabian culture luqaimat, Ragag, and camel milk ice cream. Explore more flavors of Emirati cuisine by upgrading to the breakfast or lunch option.
Later, continue exploring this Michelin Bib Gourmand awarded restaurant and learn more about the UAE's transformation from just a desert with tents, to reach mars.
Take the opportunity to explore the Emirati bedroom with its antiques, admiring the architectural development from the tent replica located at the restaurant to traditional Arish buildings made from the leaves of date palms to the megastructure.
Take the chance to try your hand at henna painting while indulging in the traditional Arabic Makeover.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Coffee museum
While strolling through the historic alleyways of Al Fahidi, absorb the rich history and heritage at Al Seef before visiting the Middle East's largest Coffee Museum for witnessing a live Arabic coffee-making session. We shall also stop by the Mosque to admire the enchanting mosque architecture and learn more about Islam.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Bur Dubai Abra Station
Upon enjoying a traditional Abra water taxi ride to the other side of the Dubai Creek, observe the architecture and old trading ships. It is an excellent opportunity to take some stunning photos of the creekside.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Dubai Gold Souk
It is time to explore the different aromas from the spice souks and then the specially designed jewelry from the Gold Souk.

40 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Amazing & must have experience
berilo196, 19-09-2022
We were a group of 6 friends at the tour and all of us loved it! Abdul was amazing with his story telling skills, also was super kind and knowledgeable. We learned the history of UAE and had the chance to walk arounf the old town. Definently a must have experience! Ps: weather was super hot and it is a walking tour, so bring thin linen & modest clothes with you.
The Beginning of Dubai
A-Nathanfireblade, 20-09-2022
Great Experience & The Tour Guide was Really Good.I'm strongly recommended 'must visit' place & get experience.
Love the Dubai old city tour with Abdul
732patriciag, 08-10-2022
My husband an I took this tour today and Abdul did not disappoint, he is a great guide and very knowledgeable. He’s kind and gave as a really good taste of the local life of Dubai’s old city. Explained the history behind and gave us tips for when we arrive at the Souks and provided all we needed to feel comfortable. The coffee at the traditional Emirati place was amazing!
I recommend this tour all the way. Thank you for the great pictures Abdul!
Dubai Day Tour
gemgeo2022, 27-09-2022
Thank you Abdul for an amazing tour today. It was a perfectly summarised taste of Dubai's past, present and future. A highly recommended day trip for those new and not so new in Dubai!
Old Dubai
belencita2092, 07-10-2022
Amazing! I went with my sister and we had a great time. We specially loved the henna and the gold souk
Tactical highlights
allenbX701VH, 21-12-2022
Good tour of some of the key sights of Dubai, giving us some idea of where to more time visiting in the evenings (or next time)
Our guide Riah was brilliant - very knowledgeable, informative and considerate. She also was flexible in adjusting on the fly as one elderly member of our family had trouble walking long distances.
Get to know Emirati culture and Dubai
HyundamAmyG, 14-12-2022
Mr Abdul was very informative and nice and replied nicely all my questions about the Emirati culture ✅ highly recommended
A memorable experience
PrateekG10, 12-12-2022
Maaz Khan, made our trip memorable. An amazing person and guide who met us during our tour to old Dubai, he was passionate, informative and helpful throughout the tour and ensured all of us are comfortable. Amazing host and I definitely recommend him. It was an amazing experience with amazing person like Maaz Khan.
Wonderful tour, and Value for Money
angellinal2019, 11-12-2022
It was such an informative and enjoying tour! Learnt so much about Dubai, including some really interesting facts from Maaz Khan (our tour guide). The local afternoon tea was amazing, and so was the private abra ride. Maaz is very knowledgeable and interesting, and highly recommended!
Walking tour but dubai
768sanjanad, 11-12-2022
It's was such a kind and very informative tour the way you explained was so convincing and it was not tough to understand it was a walking tour even we dint feel the pain of walking @maaz khan
Great and well balanced tour of dubai‘s history
nicolaush166, 04-01-2023
It was a great Tour with our Guide Abdul. He gave us a lot of information . The meal was very good and interesting, also the boat Trip and the souks. It was a well balanced tour! We would choose Abdul again as our guide.
Eccellent!! Amazing!
balbul10, 04-01-2023
I signed up for the trip spontaneously, the guide name maaz khan was excellent! Throughout the tour we stopped and the guide explained about every area, the history and the present. We didn't stop drinking coffee and tea, we tasted and ate all kind of local food in dubai. The guide is very nice, clear, with great knowledge about Dubai! Kind, polite. We received from him recommendations on other places in Dubai and I am looking forward to the next tour. Thanks maaz!!! Its was great!!
Old dubai walking tour
Lorettam1234, 02-01-2023
Our guide was Maaz Khan, we did the walking tour with him. He was very informative and made the tour very interesting. We did the tour with our toddler who got restless ever so often, he was very accomodating and allowed us rest breaks when needed. Would really recommend the tour for gaining insight on how dubai came to be the city it is now.
Must see Old Dubai experience
Paradise400134, 02-01-2023
We had a wonderful adventure on this tour. Our guide Abdul was outstanding! He is friendly and knowledgeable regarding the history of Dubai. He was so patient in answering all our questions. The heritage house meal was delicious with excellent service. Strongly recommend this tour with OceanAir to round out your Dubai experience.
Unforgettable walking tour with the best guide - A must do at Dubai
Sameer_Joshi, 02-01-2023
This 3.5 hour walking tour (2.00-5.30pm) was undoubtedly the highlight of our trip to Dubai. Our guide Maaz Khan was the ultimate professional tour guide that one could ask for - knowledgeable, courteous, punctual and friendly.

Starting at the iconic Al Khayma Restaurant, Maaz bhai took us through the aesthetically rebuilt old town, stopping once every few minutes to either explain a few critical facts about Emirati history or to click photos. The viewpoint at the creek, the stop over at the Coffee Museum, the Bedoiun setup along with the domestic camels, the sumptuous and tasty late lunch at Al Khayma and finally the abra tour across the creek to the Souk - all together made this heritage tour a memorable experience.
An Unforgettable Journey Through Dubai’s History with Guide Maaz Khan
Princessjaqui, 22-01-2023
Maaz Khan was an outstanding guide during our tour of the old city. He was incredibly knowledgeable and always happy to answer any questions we had. The historical journey through the region, from nomadic lifestyle to space exploration, was incredibly fascinating and left a lasting impression. I highly recommend this tour and guide.
Professional guide
Malinpolen, 22-01-2023
Our guide Maaz Khan showed our group not only beautiful old Dubai. But he also told a lot about the history of Dubai and the other Emirates. He was very happy to answer all our questions.
Amazing authentic Dubai
maggiek822, 22-01-2023
Abdul was a fantastic and knowledgeable guide, answering all of our questions and treated like VIPs. To get a true experience of Dubais history this is the perfect tour and would recommend to both tourists ans residents to find out a little more and experience authentic Dubai culture. Worth every penny, thanks so much Abdul!
Superb trip, a must do!
Gal940, 21-01-2023
This was a great trip exploring Dubai with our guide Maaz Khan. We were picked up on time from our hotel in a 7 seater before picking up another couple just down the road. The trip delivered on what it said it would do and nothing was too much for Maaz, who by the way takes a wicked photo!

If you have not been to Dubai before, I would suggest doing this at the start of your break as Maaz would be able to give good advice on other places to visit and things to do .
Great tour
JakubF933, 20-01-2023
The guided tour was amazing. Our guide Maaz Khan was really professional, very kind and polite. Old Dubai was very interesting. Tasting of traditional food and boat ride made our day. We recommend this tour to everyone, who wants to know and see the old Dubai.

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