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The Sights and Smells of Old Dubai: Evening Walking Tour with Dinner

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Start time

    4pm, 5pm, 6pm, 7pm and 8pm

  • Duration

    3 hours

Inclusions
  • Abra ride across Dubai Creek
  • Middle Eastern dinner
  • Guide
  • Bottled water
COVID-19 Safety guidelines

Key Highlights

  • Discover Old Dubai at night and enjoy the sights and aromas of the markets
  • Enjoy an abra ride from Dubai Creek to Bur Dubai
  • Visit the oldest traditional markets in the Emirates
  • Breathe in the aroma of spices and herbs at Spice Souk
  • See shops selling precious gold, rubies, emeralds, sapphires and other precious gems at Gold Souk
  • Your guide will share interesting insights about this part of the city
  • Savour a traditional Middle Eastern dinner
  • Both printed or smartphone vouchers accepted

Overview

While Dubai’s modern and futuristic glamour is hard to ignore, there is a side of the city which still retains its old world charm with traditional residential and souk quarters. A night tour of the old quarters will make your Dubai sightseeing wholesome and enriching.

After meeting your guide, you will visit one of the oldest structures in the city – Dubai Museum. Then you will take an abra (water taxi) from Dubai Creek to Bur Dubai where the experience gets more interesting and authentic. Make your way to the oldest traditional markets in the Emirates – Spice Souk and Gold Souk and soak up the frankincense-infused Arab atmosphere.

The Spice Souk dates back to centuries when Dubai was at the epicenter of the spice trade, which brought various kinds of herbs and spices to the city. Take in the sights and smell of the souk as you walk through the stalls selling different herbs and spices. Your guide will help you get the best bargains on your purchases.

Next, continue your tour to the Gold Souk housed within the Deira area of Dubai. It has been THE place of gold trade since the early 1900s, when traders and entrepreneurs from India and Iran pitched their stalls in this area. Take a stroll inside the souk and learn about its fascinating history from your guide. See the shops lining the souk with window upon window crammed with bracelets, necklaces, rings, diamonds, emeralds, rubies and sapphires. It is truly a golden feast for the senses!

After all that sights and smell, hunger pangs are bound to kick in. To conclude the evening, you will head to a popular restaurant for a Middle Eastern dinner.

About the Supplier: Key 2 Destinations aims to provide high quality sightseeing tours in Dubai at reasonable prices. Their tour guides are city experts and handpick the best things to do in town.

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Duration

    3 hours

  • Start time

    4pm, 5pm, 6pm, 7pm and 8pm

  • Meeting Point

    Make your way to the Arabian Courtyard Hotel (outside) – Opposite Dubai Museum – Bur Dubai.

  • Ending Point

    Gold Souk

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Abra ride across Dubai Creek
  • Middle Eastern dinner
  • Guide
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel transfers (we’ll see you there)
  • Gratuities (if you wish to, go on then!)

Please note

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised activity to reconfirm.

Voucher information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other devices. (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)

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