Dubai cultural tour

Dubai Cultural Tour: Discover Dubai’s Timeless Elegance

Cultural Tour

175 $

4 hours
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Dubai Cultural Tour: Dive into the Heart of Old Dubai

Experience the vibrant mix of the old and the new in Dubai, a city that merges its rich past with a dazzling future. Our Dubai Cultural Tour will take you through the heart of the city, introducing you to its history, traditions, cuisine, and more. Dive deep into the Emirati culture, and come away with a richer understanding of this mesmerizing metropolis.

Dubai is renowned globally as a luxurious oasis in the desert, boasting jaw-dropping skyscrapers, unparalleled luxury, and a thriving contemporary art scene. But there’s another side to this glittering city that many visitors miss out on: the rich tapestry of Old Dubai, filled with history, tradition, and cultural wonders.

For those seeking a deeper understanding of Dubai’s roots, we present the essential Dubai cultural tour, an experience that will transport you back in time to the heart of traditional Dubai. Explore, taste, and immerse yourself in the vibrant streets of the old town and its storied souks with a comprehensive guide by your side. The tour offers the perfect blend of sightseeing, local gastronomy, and history. Below, we’ve mapped out the key highlights.


1. Al Seef: A Glimpse of Dubai’s Heritage

At the entrance of Al Seef Heritage Hotel, a bustling destination that spans 1.8km, you’ll find an impeccable blend of Dubai’s rich culture and heritage. Admire the architecture and enjoy numerous instagrammable spots and an array of local food places. And, of course, don’t miss the mesmerizing view of the iconic Dubai Creek.


2. Dubai Creek: City’s Lifeline

Dubai Creek, the lifeline of Dubai city, offers stunning views, dividing Deira to the north and Bur Dubai to the south. This natural inlet is where Dubai’s legacy as a port and trading hub began.


3. Bastakia Quarter & Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood

Dive deep into the heart of olden times as you stroll through the narrow lanes of the Bastakia Quarter and Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood. Experience the region’s traditional architecture, lifestyle, and hospitality, providing a refreshing contrast to Dubai’s modernity.


4. Dubai Museum & Al Fahidi Fort

A tour to Dubai isn’t complete without a visit to the Dubai Museum & Al Fahidi Fort, the oldest standing building in the city. Dive deep into Dubai’s history, dating back to the 1780s, and discover its humble beginnings.


5. Old Souk & Abra Ride

Haggle and explore the vibrant Old Souk, a treasure trove of textiles, local snacks, and curiosities. Following your shopping spree, experience the authentic feel of Dubai as you cross the creek on a traditional abra boat.


6. Spice Souk & Gold Souk

Explore the aromatic Dubai Spice Souk with a local guide. Delight your senses with spices from around the world and indulge in some street food tastings. Just around the corner, witness the dazzling array of gold at the Dubai Gold Souk. Whether you’re buying or just window shopping, it’s a sight to behold.

All these experiences, along with the expert insights of a guide, ensure a richer understanding of Dubai’s cultural fabric. Moreover, this tour is an excellent opportunity for food enthusiasts as it includes street food tastings, aromatic Arabic coffee, and refreshing fresh juice options.

Embarking on this cultural journey allows you to see Dubai in a different light. From the historical sights to the aromatic souks, there’s no better way to experience the soul of Dubai.


Ready to Embark on this Enchanting Journey?

To truly explore and appreciate the depths of Dubai’s history and culture, embark on the Dubai cultural Tour: Souks, Creek, Old Dubai and Tastings (Small-Group). It’s an experience that promises memories for a lifetime.

Dubai cultural tour
Dubai cultural tour


Included :

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • All entrance fees to museums.
  • Local traditional lunch .
  • Water on-board and one soft drink per person.
  • Professional Licensed and friendly Tour Guide.


Not Included :

  • Gratuities (Optional)

  • 24h Free Cancelation for full refund ,no question asked .
  • Private tour with ability of adjusting the itinerary to fit a certain theme.
  • Professional licensed and friendly Tour Guide to add luster to your tour.
  • Discover the cultural side and traditional sites of Dubai.
  • Get to know Bedouin customs and traditions.
  • Enjoy lunch at a traditional restaurant near Dubai Creek.
  • Learn about the early days of settlement in Dubai.

Your friendly tour guide will meet you at the Hotel lobby . Alternatively you can wait in the room and he will call you ones he reach

Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood is a historic district in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The construction of Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood dates back to the 1890s. In its prime, the locality was capable of 60 housing units, most of which were separated by narrow, winding lanes.

Dubai Museum is the main museum in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is located in the Al Fahidi Fort, built in 1787 and is the oldest existing building in Dubai. The museum was opened by the Ruler of Dubai in 1971, with the aim of presenting the traditional way of life in the Emirate of Dubai.

The Heritage Village was created in 1997 in Al Shindagha Historical Neighborhood in Dubai, close to the Diving Village, to embrace the heritage events and to display a live image of the old traditional life in UAE.

Dubai Spice Souk is a shopping at t traditional souk, such as Dubai Spices. Souks, exposes travelers to Arab style marketplaces where goods are bought and sold. Dubai Gold Souk or Gold Souk, is a traditional market in Dubai, UAE. The souk is located in Dubai's commercial business district in Deira, in the locality of Al Dhagaya. The souk consists of over 380 retailers, most of whom are jewelry traders

The city of Dubai offers a wide range of Emirati restaurants, serving delicious Emirati food. Discover the traditional cuisine and taste UAE

At the end of the tour your friendly Tour Guide will drop you back to your hotel or any place you want within Dubai city
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5 thoughts on “Dubai Cultural Tour: Discover Dubai’s Timeless Elegance”


By Theodore (United States)

November 12, 2022 at 8:07 am

We delved into the history & origins of the culture to it’s transition to a very modern & advanced country. Our tour guide, Nauman Aziz was amazing. Puntual, knowledgeable, very thorough & accommodating. Picked us up at the airport & after the tour, Dropped us off at port for our cruise. VIP Tourism customized our tour w such ease! Thanks for making our holiday a memorable event


By Carmen (Australia)

November 12, 2022 at 8:09 am

The tour was good and very informative. We enjoyed it very much ,Nauman our guide was excellent , very polite and he loves his job .


By Leanne (United States)

November 12, 2022 at 8:10 am

This tour was great, excellent value for the money. It would be especially good for single travelers or those that don\’t want to negotiate their way around the old city. I ended up including a friend at the last minute and this was not a problem. Our guide Mounir was very knowledgeable, and flexible. He was great about dealing with the extreme heat outside by balancing activities inside and out. He gave as much or as little time in any given area. He also added on lunch at a traditional restaurant which was a great experience. Highly recommend this tour.


By jennifer (United States)

November 12, 2022 at 8:11 am

This was a fantastic tour. Mounir picked me up at my hotel exactly on time. I didn\’t realize it was a private tour but I\’m glad it was because Mounir let me change my itinerary as I pleased. He is extremely informative and I literally asked me over 50 different questions – from religion, equality of women to everyday life in Dubai. We pretty much explore all the areas listed on the site. I did however really wanted to try local food and Mounir was kind enough to take me to a place even though it wasn\’t on the itinerary! It was great! While I did to get to see the top highlights of Old Town, what I really value about this tour is the deep knowledge that Mounir has about Dubai culture and his ability to really impart that to me. If you are a historian or an avid traveler, this trip is well worth it


By Emma (United States)

November 12, 2022 at 8:12 am

Zeeshan was a Great tour guide, fun times and I highly recommend this to anybody visiting Dubai


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Dubai cultural tour
Type Cultural Tour
Duration 4 hours
Locations Dubai
Group Semi Private
Languages English, French, German
Style Switcher
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