Delve into Dubai’s oldest quarters and markets on a 7-hour Al Bastakiya heritage area and souks walking tour. Stroll around the 19th-century lanes and wind towers of Al Bastakiya, visit Dubai Museum, and explore Deira’s traditional Gold and Spice souks. Then, enjoy photo ops at Dubai’s newer sights, including the Burj Al Arab and Burj Khalifa, before watching an evening Dubai Fountain show. Air-conditioned minivan transport and hotel pickup and drop-off included.
7-hour Al Bastakiya heritage area and souks walking tour in Dubai
Stroll around Deira's bustling Gold and Spice souks
Explore Al Bastakiya with its wind towers, and visit Dubai Museum
Take a panoramic city tour, seeing the Burj Al Arab and Atlantis The Palm
Admire the Souk Madinat and Dubai Marina
Take photos of the Burj Khalifa and watch a Dubai Fountain Show
Air-conditioned minivan transport including hotel pickup and drop-off
Why Travelers Choose This Tour
Tour historic Dubai—including the gold and spice souks—then watch the Dubai Fountain show.
After Dubai hotel pickup, travel into the city’s oldest quarters by climate-controlled minivan. Hear about Dubai’s roots as a fishing port, and enter Deira’s Gold Souk, a covered gold, silver, and platinum market. Peruse the glittering shops before delving into the nearby Spice Souk, absorbing the aromas and colors of the stalls. Continue to Dubai’s Al Bastakiya heritage area, dating from the 19th century. Hear about the area’s history as an enclave of pearl merchants, and admire the restored wind towers and courtyards. Visit Dubai Museum to chart Dubai’s history further, and then drive to the city’s newer quarters to explore. See Jumeirah Mosque and the sail-shaped Burj Al Arab, and visit the Souk Madinat, a beautiful recreation of a traditional Arabian souk. Take photos at Dubai Marina and the Atlantis the Palm on Palm Jumeirah, and then pass the Mall of the Emirates on route to downtown Dubai. Snap pictures of the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, from the Dubai Mall waterfront, and watch an early-evening Dubai Fountain show on Burj Lake. Your tour ends here, with the option to take a return hotel transfer or continue your evening independently, perhaps shopping or dining at Dubai Mall.
Reviews by Viator travelers
, Jan 2019
Meh! It was an extremely large group being that was hard to control. We were funnelled into shops that were obviously paying kickbacks, and no time to enjoy the places.