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  • Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Duration:  3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Learn about the culture and heritage of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on a 3.5-hour tour of two Dubai neighborhoods: Deira and Bur Dubai. With a local guide, visit Bait Al Banat Women’s Museum to learn about the lives of Emirati women, and then ogle the bling at Deira’s impressive Gold Souk. After browsing the opulent wares, hop aboard a traditional water taxi for a ride across the creek to a Bur Dubai’s heritage village. Finish with a ride on Dubai’s ultra-efficient metro and a photo stop by Burj Khalifa.


  • 3.5-hour UAE culture and heritage tour in Dubai
  • Visit Bait Al Banat Women’s Museum in Deira to gain insights into the lives of Emirati women
  • Scout out bargains at Deira Gold Souk and learn how to haggle for bargains
  • Ride on an abra across Dubai Creek to Bur Dubai
  • Explore a Dubai heritage museum and sample traditional Emirati treats
  • Stop for photos in front of Burj Khalifa, one of the world’s tallest towers

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

I think this is a great way to explore some of the oldest parts of Dubai. See where the city’s trading prowess began at the traditional souks, and then compare the sights of traditional and modern Dubai on a water taxi ride.

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What You Can Expect

Dubai Culture Tour: Deira Gold Souk and Bur Dubai Village

See the Gold Souk on this culture and heritage tour

Meet your guide in Deira, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Dubai, and head inside Bait Al Banat Women’s Museum to learn about women in the UAE as well as local culture and traditions. Browse an extensive collection of burqas, traditional dresses and photos, and learn how daily life for Emirati women has changed over the years.

The museum is close to Deira’s bustling Gold Souk, where you'll head to next to hear haggling tips from your guide to help you bargain. The colorful market is home to hundreds of stalls selling an impressive array of gold jewelry; even if you’re not in the market for shopping, a scout around the souk’s different alleyways is a must.

Continue to the port and hop aboard an abra (traditional water taxi) to cross Dubai Creek, admiring the glitzy modern buildings jutting up from the waterfront. Step back onto dry land on the Bur Dubai side of the creek and take a stroll through one of the heritage villages to learn about the country’s traditional culture. See recreated architecture and learn about the UAE’s pearl-hunting heritage – an activity that established trading in the area – while enjoying local sweets and authentic Emirati snacks.

Wander out of the village and take a ride on the metro to experience the slick and modern side of the city – Dubai’s metro service is renowned as one of the most efficient in the world. Hop off at Dubai Mall, and then finish your tour with a photo stop outside Burj Khalifa – one of the world’s tallest towers.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2014

Wonderful walk and gives you a lot of information about the souks the woman museum is a must

4 star rating: Recommended November 2013

We started our holiday off with this tour which was a smart choice as we got to see the local ways and see other sites other then the usual Dubai attractions.

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