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Heritage Old Dubai, Souks & Hidden Gems

history walk

Heritage Old Dubai, Souks & Hidden Gems

176 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
2 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Drinks, Tickets, Transport, Equipment
Hosted in
English
history walk

Heritage Old Dubai, Souks & Hidden Gems

history walk

Heritage Old Dubai, Souks & Hidden Gems

176 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
2 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Drinks, Tickets, Transport, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Journey with us in this two-hour action-packed historical walking tour where it all began. We will guide you through the middle east markets, traditional houses, and historic by lanes of the old city. You will go back in time to see what life was like on the sleepy banks of a pearling and fishing village. The tour includes a visit to a Fort, a boat ride across the creek, and visits to the famous textile, spice and gold souks (markets). Along the way, you will hear the story of the men and women who transformed this regional trading outpost into the global juggernaut that it is today. Elements of Emirati culture will be seen up-close as we explained the nuanced ways that the traditions still thrive. Far away from the glass skyscrapers of modern Dubai, this tour will introduce you to the real, and fascinating, heart and soul of the town. You simply cannot miss this side of Dubai!

Your host

Learn more about Pri & Ricky

Pri & Ricky

We are Dubai's local, passionate, certified premium hosts who have made this remarkable city our home. Old Dubai is our hood – we know its ins and outs, its secret hidden gems (or shall we say pearls!), its alleys and sikkas. Everyday guests worldwide trust us to show them the Arabian experience they are looking for. Always on the lookout for engaging new attractions & interesting titbits of history – we bring this sense of culture to our walking tours. As dynamic and bubbly personalities, we are known for experiences with a twist and for keeping our audience in stitches. As history nerds, we introduce you to this region’s pearl diving past, and it’s tremendous journey as a nation. We are also incredibly quick to respond and to help set up private experiences for groups, families with young children and for students - so hit us up.

What's included

Drinks
Coffee Tasting
Tickets
Boat Ride & Entrance Abra (Boat) Ride; Dubai Museum & Coffee Museum Entrance Tickets
Transport
Traditional abra boat ride across the Dubai Creek to arrive at the Spice Souk
Equipment
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Where you'll be

We will meet in the oldest neighbourhood of Dubai, Bastakiya which was home to Iranian traders in the past. We will visit Dubai Museum to understand Dubai's history as a pearl diving village. Making our way through the Hindi Lane we will enter the old alleys and souks and eventually hop on a traditional abra boat across the Dubai Creek. After this, we will take in the lovely fragrances at the Spice Souk and wind up outside the Gold Souk.

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 10 guests ages 6 and up can attend. Families with young children and those needing walking assistance or wheelchairs are encouraged to contact us for a private experience.

What to bring

Water

More tips

Please plan to get to Start location yourself using Metro/Taxi. Tours start exactly on time and guides are unable to contact late comers. Google Co-ordinate of meeting point: (25.2634° N, 55.2999° E)

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

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    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

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    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

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Pri & Ricky
Heritage Old Dubai, Souks & Hidden Gems
176 reviews
$54/person
176 reviews
$54/person