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The Origin of Dubai Private Walking Tour

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Private experience
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Discover the less glitzy side of Dubai on this guided private walking tour of the city. First, wander around the Al Fahidi historical neighborhood, then head to the Coffee Museum to sample traditional Ethiopian or Turkish coffee. Following that, visit the Dubai Museum and explore the Al Shindagha neighborhood. You’ll end the tour with a ride in an abra across the Dubai Creek and a stop at the souks to shop.
  • Experience the historical side of Dubai with this comprehensive tour
  • Get the best deal at the souks with advice from your guide
  • Choose between a morning or afternoon time
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off is not included; meet guide at Al Fahidi station

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Hard Trail of Old Dubai with an Emirates
Norwina M
, Sep 2019
Previsit acquintance of the guide is important and Kassim accommodate us to a tee. The visit was informative from social, cultural and architectural history. Places of interest were all within walking distance from on foot to boat ride, through the history of UAE establishment from the eyes and passion of the Emirates.Pity that it was a holiday -Muharram, for we could at least seep Emirates coffee or looking around within the internal spaces of the different residential traditional buildings. The visit of the wind tower and the understanding of how it works and where they are normally located in a home is an eye opener. Although quite sad that all old traditional spaces has been spruced up for tourism and lost its traditional lustre, the presence of this charming areas that support the conitinuum of the local businesses is good economics and social sustainability. We thank Karim for taking beyond his time to aquiant us with his home town and wish for more walking trips to meet real people that make the place.
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Like being with a friend
488kirstyc
, May 2019
Vibha was amazing! It was like strolling around with a friend. As she had lived in some of the areas in old Dubai, she really knew her stuff and was very informative and knew the secret tricks for where to go. Had an amazing time at the spice souks and got some wonderful things to take home. We couldn’t have asked for a better way to see Old Dubai and the souks. Very cultural experience.

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This experience only has a few reviews, but see what other travellers said about the provider.

Excellent tour with Lucy

star-5Susan_W
Private Tour: Multicultural Tastings of Dubai | Mar 2020
Lucy was an excellent tour guide. Not only did she fill us with knowledge and good food, but she taught us how to use the metro system, and gave us lots of insider tips on shopping and getting the most of our time in Dubai. I would highly recommend this tour, and highly recommend Lucy.
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Outstanding tour; phenomenal guide!

star-5Colleen_G
Private Ultimate Layover Tour of Dubai | Feb 2020
Melwyn is an outstanding guide! He has vast and deep knowledge of Dubai history and culture, economics, society and politics and he conveys this information in superb English and boundless enthusiasm. He makes Dubai fascinating! He has created a tour that shows that there's much more to Dubai than tall buildings, though he did an excellent job of showing me them too, timing our tour to make sure we arrived on site in time to see the LED light show on the world's tallest building and the "better than the Belagio" fountain display. Dubai has an interesting history, and Melwyn ensured that I experienced it--through seeing the Dubai History Museum, original fort/settlement wall, and traditional houses and buildings. The ferry boat ride across "the Creek" and Camel milk ice cream were a special treat--truly Dubai as the locals live. He also knows all the best places for photos! While he has an excellent itinerary planned, he is also extremely accommodating and willing to tailor the tour to your interests in advance or on the spot. His SUV is new and very comfortable; he is an expert driver. I highly recommend him--his tour is definitely great value for money. He will absolutely be in charge of any future trip I make to Dubai.
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Food tour cancelled

star-1rclemins2012
Dubai Private Food Tour Including 10 Tastings | Feb 2020
Not happy. Our guide Manish cancelled the night before. I’m travelling now but I will see full reimbursement when I get home. Not good.
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Well worth it! Great food tour with excellent opportunity to learn more about Dubai

star-5mom2amywill
Dubai Private Food Tour Including 10 Tastings | Jan 2020
This was a very enjoyable tour. The food tastings were good, interesting, and of a nice variety. They also provided nice insight into the history and culture of Dubai. Manish was an excellent guide with great communication and knowledge that he enjoyed sharing. Not only do you get to have the food experience, we also enjoyed the abra boat ride and the guided tours of the Spice and Gold Souks.
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Beautiful Dubai Tour!

star-5GrandTour07855638058
Full-Day Traditional to Modern Dubai City Tour | Jan 2019
Gabby was our guide and she was FANTASTIC! Seeing old Dubai was super interesting! The differences gave our group a greater appreciation for this beautiful place. Highly recommend requesting Gabby!
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very nice experience

star-4Joep J
Dubai Private Food Tour Including 10 Tastings | Dec 2018
nice experience .not only the food but also to see the old city and leaen more about it. Good guide, melvyn was his name
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This was a great tour, we had a...

star-5Arta F
Dubai Private Food Tour Including 10 Tastings | Jul 2018

This was a great tour, we had a great time. the guide was very genuine and personable with great local knowledge. The tour was timed perfectly with many delicious and interesting local delicacies to try. We also really enjoyed the facts and history the guide shared with us as we walked through the different souks on our way to the different tasting. I highly recommend this tour to anyone wanting to visit the historic parts of Dubai.

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Not as described. We didn't get...

star-1Po T
Dubai Private Food Tour Including 10 Tastings | Apr 2018

Not as described. We didn't get anything close to 10 tastings/stops. We walked through the gold souk, then on to the spice souk where we finally had our first tasting of a date dipped in camel milk chocolate. Then we had camel milk ice cream and took an abra across Dubai Creek to a food market area. OK, halfway through our tour and we think we're finally going to get to taste some local specialties. Nope. Our first stop is at a food stand called Bombay Times for some type of spicy/sweet puri. No real description or explanation of what we are tasting. Then we stop at a place for a falafel sandwich. Then we are handed a coffee or tea. And then off to our last stop for a camel burger, where the guide proceeded to pick french fries off our plate. Then the guide sent us off in taxis. That was our entire 3 hours. If you count the coffee/tea.. that's maybe 6 tastings... no visit to a restaurant to try the Middle Eastern favorites... no 'fresh prawns cooked in spices'... no 'stuffed vine leaves'. No visit to a Coffee Museum, and did not see any historically costumed staff or learn about this age-old beverage. The guide had nothing meaningful to say about any of the food that we tasted. Terrible food tour. Half our group went back to the hotel to have a decent meal to fill their empty stomachs. Maybe we should have something while on the tour, but honestly, I didn't print out the 'what you can expect' page, and didn't know what we were missing until we got back and re-read the tour description. I trusted the tour to deliver the experience I booked. At the end of the day, customers should not have to be the watchdogs of any tour.. it is the responsibility of the tour guide to deliver what is described.

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Excellent tour with very personable...

star-5Malcolm S
Dubai Private Food Tour Including 10 Tastings | Nov 2017

Excellent tour with very personable guide. You get a local insider's view of the best food and locations to eat it while getting a real feel for the central area of Dubai around the Creek. I defy most people not to be full after the first few tastings though.

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2 hr tour no drinks as stated or the...

star-3kirsty mick
Private Walking Tour of Dubai at Night | Jul 2017

2 hr tour no drinks as stated or the correct time expensive for what we got guy nice and friendly

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