Meet your guide in Deira, one of Dubai’s oldest quarters, in the early evening. Then, set off on your 4-hour tour to delve into Dubai’s historical heritage and modern-day life.
Hear a fascinating insight into Dubai past and present from your local guide, and start with a visit to the Women’s Museum at Bait Al Banat. Step inside and chart the role of women in the UAE down the ages through the interesting collections of photographs, documents and traditional dress.
Next, head for the Gold Souk, Dubai’s best-known and most popular souk. Meander through the narrow, covered lanes that house some 300 gold and jewelry outlets and, if you wish, snap up some of the great-value wares (own expense) along the way.
Then, ride a traditional abra boat across the waters of Dubai Creek. Soak up the views of Deira’s landmarks as you sail, and step ashore at Bur Dubai, on the south bank of the creek.
Take a stroll through the bustling textile souk, Dubai’s oldest market, and pay a visit to Dubai Museum, set inside the beautifully preserved, 18th-century Al Fahidi Fort.
Walk around the exhibits that chronicle Dubai’s history and its lightning-speed rise from fishing port to wealthy metropolis.
After learning about Dubai’s history here, take a break to sample some traditional Emirati snacks. Be ready to eat with your hands in true local style — it’s all part of the authentic experience!
Then, take a ride on Dubai’s state-of-the-art metro network to witness the height of 21st-century Dubai. Visit The Dubai Mall, one of the world’s largest shopping malls and an iconic symbol of today’s city. Be dazzled by the mall and take a break to enjoy a local sweet treat and cup of refreshing Arabic coffee.
Finish on a high note, with a photo stop outside the soaring Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building and another emblem of modern Dubai. After taking snaps, your tour comes to a close here.