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Morning Old Dubai Walking Tour

Highlights
  • Hassle-free tour of Old Dubai, ideal for first-timers and history buffs
  • Cruise over Dubai Creek and shop at Deira’s souks with a guide's help
  • See Al Bastakiya’s wind towers and have lunch as you uncover Dubai’s past
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Morning Old Dubai Walking Tour
From US$ 100.00
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Morning Old Dubai Walking Tour
From US$ 100.00
Overview
Exploring Old Dubai alone can be difficult if you’re unfamiliar with its districts and transportation systems. Ideal for first-timers, this guided, small-group walking tour steers you around the sights, while you can absorb the city's atmosphere and focus the area’s terrific shopping. Bargain-hunt at Deira’s souks, view Al Bastakiya’s wind towers, cruise Dubai Creek, and savor an Emirati lunch. A choice of departure times adds extra flexibility.
What to Expect
Book your desired departure time and meet your guide in Deira in Old Dubai. This bustling district is home to several colorful souks and street markets.
Stroll to the Gold and Spice souks, visiting landmarks and uncovering Dubai’s history as a pearl trading town. Then, peruse the shops’ gold, silver, souvenirs, and spices. Practice haggling with pointers from your guide, learning to say “ktir ghalee” (too expensive) when vendors quote their first price.
Next, ride an abra (water taxi) across Dubai Creek. Admire the panoramic views as you sail, and disembark on the southern bank to explore the Al Bastakiya (Al Fahidi) quarter, where Persian merchants first settled in the late 1800s.
Delve into the lanes to see the restored wind towers and houses, and afterward, savor a traditional Emirati lunch at one of Dubai’s best-loved restaurants. Your tour concludes in the Bur Dubai district.
Reviews (67)
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Reviewed yesterday
Best kept secret in Dubai

I searched everywhere for cultural things to do in Dubai that was not the usual touristy things and I was so delighted that Nada had a tour available on the day that my best friend, from Ireland, was in town. I have lived in the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AneesaAlly
Reviewed 1 week ago
Excellent tour of the old town!

First of all, you have to visit this part of town when in Dubai, and when you do visit this part of town, do it with Nada! This walking tour is one of the highlights of our one-week stay in Dubai! Nada was wonderful! Professional,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sweetdumpling
Reviewed 1 week ago
The best walking tour I've ever taken anywhere

Nada's Morning Old Dubai Walking Tour was the best I've ever experienced anywhere. I can't say enough good things -- from beginning to end, Nada was terrific to work with. Her directions to the meeting spot were perfect and easy to find, her knowledge of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank HomeIsWhereYouAre
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Excellent tour and fantastic guide.

Nada is fantastic.! I HIGHLY recommend this tour as the first on on your visit to Dubai. In addition to seeing the important historical sights she can give you the complete background on why it is the way it is. She supplements the tour with...More

1  Thank bobsxcccc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Fantastic old city tour

We were in Duabi for a couple of days during a layover, and having spent one day seeing the ‘new’ Dubai, wanted to experience the older historical part of the City. Nada (who is very knowledgable and helpful) put on an amazing tour round the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank NickHudgell
WanderWithNada, Manager at Wander with Nada, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear NickHudgell, Thank you so much for your kind words. I'm delighted to hear that you found the old city tour to be fantastic. It was certainly with great pleasure that I got to show you around and thankfully provide a more detailed insight to...More

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PerthPloppy
6 August 2018|
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Response from Robert F | Reviewed this property |
While not absolutely necessary unless you want to visit mosques, but a blouse with short sleeves would be fine.
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alan521
17 May 2018|
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Response from bstrvl55711 | Reviewed this property |
It is getting very warm now. Sunrise is at 5:30 AM, so although "cooler" in the morning, it is not that cool.
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