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Old Dubai Gold Souk and Water Taxi
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Old Dubai Gold Souk and Water Taxi

By Desert Gate Tourism L.L.C.
from
₱2,513.97
per adult
from
₱2,513.97
per adult

Lowest price guaranteeReserve now & pay laterFree cancellation

Ages 0-90, max of 25 per group
Duration: 4h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
English


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Driver/guide
  • Entry/Admission - Bastakia Quarter
  • Entry/Admission - Jumeirah Mosque
  • Entry/Admission - Old Souk
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities


Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • ALL Dubai Hotels/ Dubai Port
  • Ports:
  • Port Rashid
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 19101P2

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • A minimum of two travelers is required per booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Water Taxi not wheelchair accessible and infants required to sit on laps.
  • Infant seats available upon request.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Which attractions will I visit with Old Dubai Gold Souk and Water Taxi?
How much is Old Dubai Gold Souk and Water Taxi?
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What is the Old Dubai Gold Souk and Water Taxi cancellation policy?
Old Dubai Gold Souk and Water Taxi cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Old Dubai Gold Souk and Water Taxi on Tripadvisor
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If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 19101P2

Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See departure details
  • Pass by
    Dubai Creek
  • 1
    Bastakia Quarter
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Jumeirah Mosque
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Old Souk
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

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silviahanina
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Amazing experience
I'm really enjoying every single time with desert gate.. I was solo traveler and thanks a lot for Mr. Ayad Yahya, h
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Best desert trip
Amazing desert ride with my family. This was our first time trying dune bashing. The kids where afraid at the begin
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Amazing Experience
The best desert safari experience we had! Super convenient when you have Hatim fetch you from the comfort of your
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Brilliant safari and entertainment in the Dubai Desert
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Wonderful Desert Experience in Dubai
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Desert tour
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Early morning desert tour
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Amazing day
Samad was exceptional, he is a good driver. He is friendly and patient driver!! Our day were wonderful with him.
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Filled with fun and food.
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uniquely_sue
Baltimore85 contributions
Nov 2021 • Friends
We went to the Gold and Spice Souks via water taxi 3 times. The first time we went with a guide and were unfamiliar and had time limitations. The 2nd and 3rd times we went on our own. We were experts at haggling by our last trip. The souks (markets) are very busy with vendors clamoring for your attention to get your business. They are friendly enough but aggressive. You have to know how to say no and know how to bargain to get the best price. The 1st time that I went...I didn't want to offend on how much I wanted to spend. By the 3rd day I ended up bring their prices down to what I wanted to pay for my gold, spices, and souvenirs. I found...they will only refuse your offer if it is too low and most of the time they will accept it. Going to the souks is exciting! We got everything that we wanted at the prices that WE were willing to pay. The water taxis ride was only 1 Dirham (about .50 cents) one way and it is a nice little ride to get to each side.
I would recommend if you are looking for good deals on gold, spices, and souvenirs.
Written 6 December 2021
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Dona M
3 contributions
The tour guide was very informative and friendly. The only downside was the shop at the souk he took us to - they took us for a ride price wise - a typical
High pressure act Quico busy busy sales experience. But everything else was amazing!
Written 4 December 2022
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Dear Dona, Greetings from Desert Gate! We're glad to hear that you had a great experience with our tour guide. Thank you for telling us about the shop and we'll make sure to let our team know accordingly. We appreciate every feedback we receive as it helps us improve our services and we look forward to seeing you again. Best regards, Desert Gate Tourism
Written 10 December 2022
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T3925RLjuliar
London, United Kingdom4 contributions
Feb 2018 • Family
This was a good tour overall and a lot was covered in four hours. However, we were picked up over half an hour late and then had to wait additional time at a further two hotels for other people to join the tour. We did not visit the Women's Museum or the Bastakiya District.
Written 28 February 2018
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Dear, We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us hope to see you back soon in UAE :) please let us know if any services are needed in the future. Regards, Akram Hajjar
Written 11 March 2018
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Merja J
Llanelli, UK8 contributions
Feb 2022
We bought this excursion recommended by the rep in the lobby of Hilton Jumeirah Beach. She stated this would be suitable for us - elderly with walking difficulties- as it was a private one for only a few people.
The vehicle was a small minibus and totally inappropriate for us as it was difficult to get in and out and to move around because of it's shape and size.
We were 10 people onboard of various nationalities; the guide spoke English, French and German, but not well. We stopped by a mosque which we were not allowed to visit, then to an art factory where they tried to sell us their goods, then by the Heritage Village (not impressive) and finished eventually after a water taxi trip outside of a gold and spice souk. We had an introductory chat outside of a tea and spice shop run by a company called Model Training LCC that was over charging for their products.
Written 6 April 2022
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Leena S
3 contributions
Aug 2022 • Solo
Amazing day in old dubai!!!! I had a great time with the guide Ahmedabad alla ... Higley recommended
Written 21 August 2022
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desertgate
thank you for the review!
Written 1 September 2022
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Sbtraveler13
Augusta, GA39 contributions
Feb 2022
Tour guides were good. The Gold Souk very busy and the merchants are unrelentless!
Enjoyed water taxi. An hour late getting back to destination is the reason for a four rating.
Written 16 February 2022
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Dorene L
Beverly Hills, CA1 contribution
Nov 2019 • Couples
Dubai is an amazing city... so modern... a city that has everything and more. It is not only a beautiful city but it is the cleanest city... more clean than Beverly Hills... If someone drops a paper on the street they get fined $2000.00... The Dubai Museum is fascinating... very historical. The gold souk is fun to see. I want to go back to see more of Dubai and just hang out... Great great city!
Written 28 November 2019
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Dear, We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us hope to see you back soon in UAE :) please let us know if any services are needed in the future. Regards, Akram Hajjar Desert Gate Tourism
Written 23 March 2020
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Pika
Edmonton, Canada67 contributions
Me from Canada and my sister in law from UK visited the Dubai Museaum and learned so much about the old Dubai.It was quite informative and interesting if you like to know more about the old days and culture of dubai.

Very well planned lots of things which take you to the old days ,we njoyed it and must be visited if you have kids.

Thanks

Pika from Canada
Written 26 March 2019
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Dear, We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us hope to see you back soon in UAE :) please let us know if any services are needed in the future. Regards, Akram Hajjar
Written 15 May 2019
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Lokesh Singh
Munger, India79 contributions
Jun 2018 • Family
Good tourist attraction and very neat and clean place to visit Dubai Museum Gold Souk and Water Taxi. You can visit with your family and best for half day tour.
Written 4 September 2018
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Dear, We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us hope to see you back soon in UAE :) please let us know if any services are needed in the future. Regards, Akram Hajjar
Written 10 September 2018
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Merelyn D
5 contributions
May 2018
Dubai Museum is small, but interesting enough. The old fort is great, and the underground reconstructions are interesting, but the artifacts are the main attraction. The gold souk is awe inspiring and overwhelming. I didn't relise there was so much gold in existence. The water taxi is a step back in time, and a great experience after weeks of jet travel and luxury trains/coaches etc.
Written 21 June 2018
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