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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.

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Reviewed 3 days ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Dubai City Tour

We booked a private Traditional Dubai City Tour through Vanessa at Arabian Adventures. The advice that she gave us in preparing the itinerary to our requirements was excellent. Our guide on the day was Melakuh who was very knowledgeable and informative during our tour offering...More

1  Thank Vacationer144232
SimonMead, Manager at Arabian Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Vacationer144232, Thank you for your kind review of the Traditional Dubai City Tour - we really appreciate it. Our hotel representative Vanessa and our tour guide Melaku will be so pleased to read your review too! It sounds as if you had a fun...More

Reviewed 14 August 2018
See a different side to Dubai!

What a well run organisation! Collected from out hotel, a variety of vehicles met in a more central location where we all transferred onto an air conditioned coach. Excellent guide (Mohammed) and coach driver - working together as a team! Photo stops at Mosque and...More

2  Thank Ronnie560
SimonMead, Manager at Arabian Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Ronnie560, 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 will be so pleased to read your...More

Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile
Half day tour

Fantastic trip. Get to see all the sights of Dubai, old & new, by land & sea (well the creek in fact). Brilliant guide (Melaku). A hive of information & very friendly.More

1  Thank Darron B
SimonMead, Manager at Arabian Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Hi Darron B, Thank you for your wonderful 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 Melaku will be so pleased to read your...More

Reviewed 8 July 2018
Traditional Dubai

Would thoroughly recommend this to tourists. An informative tour through the traditional Dubai. Our guide Hassen and driver Yones were incredibly polite, professional, accommodating and humorous. A wonderful afternoon.More

Thank marialauraalvarez
SimonMead, Manager at Arabian Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

Hi marialauraalvarez, 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 Hassen and driver Younus will be so pleased...More

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