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history walk

Old Dubai, Abra Ride and Photoshoot

history walk

Old Dubai, Abra Ride and Photoshoot

2 reviews
Paused until 14 June. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Tickets, Equipment
Hosted in
English
history walk

Old Dubai, Abra Ride and Photoshoot

history walk

Old Dubai, Abra Ride and Photoshoot

2 reviews
Paused until 14 June. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Tickets, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

We will meet you at Burjuman metro station and take you to the historic district of Bastakiya- the oldest standing residential area of Dubai that dates from the 1890s. Many of the buildings in Bastakiya are topped with wind towers that pre-dates the arrival of airconditioning and is surprisingly effective in the summer heat of Dubai. Next, we will walk down to Dubai Creek-which is not the city’s most important trading port anymore but will always be the heart of Dubai. Here you will see buildings made of coral, mud, gypsum and palm wood. We'll capture a few shots against these amazing backgrounds, very different from the modern and contemporary Dubai full of skyscrapers. Then we'll take a round trip ride on the Dubai Abra, the city's most traditional mode of transport. These are small motorized water taxis used to travel between Deira and Bur Dubai. For centuries, it has remained one of Dubai’s most frequented modes of transport, making it the symbol of the city ’s history and heritage. We will click beautiful pictures on the Abra too. We're sure you would wish to spend some more time at this beautiful & serene place. You will get 20 professionally clicked & edited digital pictures of the tour mailed within 3 days.

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Your host

Learn more about Sonica

Sonica

I love to travel around the world, learn about new cultures and traditions and make new friends. I have been hosting through Airbnb since 2015 in India and Dubai. I and my friend Milind have been running a creative agency in Dubai since 2010. We are expert photographers and videographers. We love Dubai and enjoy sharing our experiences with like-minded visitors. We believe memories are made up of many little moments. We capture yours while you enjoy the views. We will take you around the most photogenic and culturally rich photoshoot locations in old Dubai- Bastakiya, Creek and on Abra water ride (motorized water taxis). We will click professional pictures and make a video of your expperience while you enjoy. You'll go back with rich experience and memories, we'll get to make new friends!

What's included

Tickets
Abra Ride (Motorized Waterboat) fee included.
Equipment
We will click your pictures and videos with professional Sony / Canon cameras / Iphones.

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Where you'll be

Me and Milind love to share our Dubai experience of 16 years with visitors. You will see historic Dubai and get artistically clicked pictures against backdrops you could not imagine to find in Dubai- Bastakiya, Creek and traditional Abra ride. 2 hours with us will give you lots of insights about Dubai and enrich your journey for sure.

Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Sunblock , sunglasses , hats and some Dirhams if you wish to buy souvenirs..
Sonica
Old Dubai, Abra Ride and Photoshoot
2 reviews
$118/person
2 reviews
$118/person