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Traditional Dubai City Tour

Highlights
  • Visit several landmarks and attractions on one tour

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included

  • Experienced local tour guide to lead the way

Traditional Dubai City Tour
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Overview
A great way to get an overview of the city's history, this half-day tour hits several Dubai neighborhoods and attractions including the opulent Zabeel area, Ruler's Palace, Dubai Creek, the Al Fahidi Fort, and Dubai Museum. You will also ride in a traditional water taxi called an abra, and witness traditional trading at the Gold Souk and the Spice Souk. This tour includes something to make everyone happy—glimpses into everyday life in Dubai, history, culture, and some lighthearted shopping.
What to Expect

In the afternoon you will depart your central Dubai hotel by air-conditioned bus.  Your knowledgeable and experienced guide will show you points of interest, as you head towards the beautiful and striking Jumeirah Mosque, stopping for a photo outside

Next you pass through the Zabeel area, home to many opulent palaces .  We stop for photos outside the Ruler’s palace before arriving in the traditional centre of Dubai around the Dubai Creek.  You pass the Al Fahidi Cultural Neighbourhood with its famous wind-tower architecture and cobbled streets. Meander through the Dubai Museum, housed in the Al-Fahidi Fort which dates back to 1787, the oldest building in the city. You'll encounter colourful exhibits depicting everyday life in the days before the discovery of oil. The museum features galleries that recreate historic Arab houses, mosques, Souks, date farms and desert and marine life. It also includes an exhibit on pearl diving, with sets of pearl merchants’ weights, scales and sieves.

In keeping with tradition, take what was once the only option to cross the Creek before the construction of bridges, an Abra or water taxi.   Follow your entertaining guide to the famous old Souks of Dubai.  Here you witness traditional trading, savour the fragrant and colourful sights of the Spice Souk and the dazzling gold and jewels of the Gold Souk. 

Enjoy browsing the Souks before your tour ends with a return transfer to your hotel.

Reviews (22)
1 - 5 of 22 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago
Traditional Dubai Tour

This was an interesting, informative and entertaining tour, provided by our guide Nabil, who was extremely knowledgable and funny. Given the limited time we were staying ( day and a half stopover) it gave us a good overview of the old town/ traditions. The only...More

Thank SkibunnyDurham
Reviewed 2 October 2018
Traditional Dubai Tour - Take it or leave it

This was one of our first tours we conducted when in Dubai recently and although our guide Hassan was very informative and knowledgeable, not much of a sight seeing tour. A lot of the tour was pointing at landmarks from a distance, whilst driving and...More

Thank Gino D
SimonMead, Manager at Arabian Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

Hi Gino D, Thank you for your review of the Traditional Dubai City Tour . Your comments are noted. Our guide Hassan will be so pleased to read your review. We look forward to welcoming you back on a tour or a safari again. Best...More

Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile
Okay tour, only a short tour and gives you a glimpse of Dubai culture

This tour is really about a number of quick experiences about Dubai and some history. It doesn’t give you the time to really experience the culture or locations properly. It is cheap forever and probable better than a hop on hop off bus tour. The...More

1  Thank Mark W
SimonMead, Manager at Arabian Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

Hi Mark W, Thank you for your feedback about the Traditional Dubai City Tour. It is a four hour afternoon tour that shows visitors glimpses of the old part of Dubai . We look forward to welcoming you back on a tour or a safari...More

Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile
Traditional Dubai City Tour

We had a great afternoon getting a taste of old and new Dubai, with our guide Mohammed Labeeb and our driver Prakesh. The tour provided a great introduction to Dubai and provided insight on the history of Dubai. We were greatly entertained by Mohammed who...More

Thank natashav849
SimonMead, Manager at Arabian Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

Hi Natasha V, Thank you for your kind and detailed review of the Traditional Dubai City Tour - we really appreciate it and I’m sure that this detailed account will be useful information for our readers. Our guide Mohammed and driver Prakesh will be so...More

Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile
Wonderful tour

Picked up on time at our airport hotel in a van and brought to central location where we got on an airconditined coach. Our tour guide Nabil was an attraction all by himself. He's from Syria and speaks good English. At bathroom stops, he tell...More

Thank noproblemSetx
SimonMead, Manager at Arabian Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

Hi noproblemSetx, Thank you for your kind and detailed review of the Traditional Dubai City Tour - we really appreciate it and I’m sure that this detailed account will be useful information for our readers. Our tour guide Nabil will be so pleased to read...More

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