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In the afternoon you will depart your central Dubai hotel by air-conditioned bus.  Your knowledgeable and experienced guide will show you points of interest, as you head towards the beautiful and striking Jumeirah Mosque, stopping for a photo outside

Next you pass through the Zabeel area, home to many opulent palaces .  We stop for photos outside the Ruler’s palace before arriving in the traditional centre of Dubai around the Dubai Creek.  You pass the Al Fahidi Cultural Neighbourhood with its famous wind-tower architecture and cobbled streets. Meander through the Dubai Museum, housed in the Al-Fahidi Fort which dates back to 1787, the oldest building in the city. You'll encounter colourful exhibits depicting everyday life in the days before the discovery of oil. The museum features galleries that recreate historic Arab houses, mosques, Souks, date farms and desert and marine life. It also includes an exhibit on pearl diving, with sets of pearl merchants’ weights, scales and sieves.

In keeping with tradition, take what was once the only option to cross the Creek before the construction of bridges, an Abra or water taxi.   Follow your entertaining guide to the famous old Souks of Dubai.  Here you witness traditional trading, savour the fragrant and colourful sights of the Spice Souk and the dazzling gold and jewels of the Gold Souk. 

Enjoy browsing the Souks before your tour ends with a return transfer to your hotel.

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Arabian Adventures
Overview
A great way to get an overview of the city's history, this half-day tour hits several Dubai neighborhoods and attractions including the opulent Zabeel area, Ruler's Palace, Dubai Creek, the Al Fahidi Fort, and Dubai Museum. You will also ride in a traditional water taxi called an abra, and witness traditional trading at the Gold Souk and the Spice Souk. This tour includes something to make everyone happy—glimpses into everyday life in Dubai, history, culture, and some lighthearted shopping.
Highlights
  • Visit several landmarks and attractions on one tour

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included

  • Experienced local tour guide to lead the way

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Reviewed 1 week ago
See a different side to Dubai!

What a well run organisation! Collected from out hotel, a variety of vehicles met in a more central location where we all transferred onto an air conditioned coach. Excellent guide (Mohammed) and coach driver - working together as a team! Photo stops at Mosque and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Half day tour

Fantastic trip. Get to see all the sights of Dubai, old & new, by land & sea (well the creek in fact). Brilliant guide (Melaku). A hive of information & very friendly.More

Thank Darron B
SimonMead, Manager at Arabian Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Darron B, Thank you for your wonderful review of the Traditional Dubai City Tour - we really appreciate it and I’m sure that this detailed account will be useful information for our readers. Our tour guide Melaku will be so pleased to read your...More

Reviewed July 7, 2018
Traditional Dubai

Would thoroughly recommend this to tourists. An informative tour through the traditional Dubai. Our guide Hassen and driver Yones were incredibly polite, professional, accommodating and humorous. A wonderful afternoon.More

Thank marialauraalvarez
SimonMead, Manager at Arabian Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2018

Hi marialauraalvarez, Thank you for your kind and detailed review of the Traditional Dubai City Tour - we really appreciate it and I’m sure that this detailed account will be useful information for our readers. Our guide Hassen and driver Younus will be so pleased...More

Reviewed June 18, 2018
Souks and the Dubai Museum were the highlights

Wonderful time, and likely saw as much of traditional Dubai as one can see in an afternoon. Would have liked to see the Jameirah Mosque as well, even if it would have made dinner later. Natalya was our guide - excellent guide (worked well with...More

Thank Galen R
Reviewed June 4, 2018
Good visit of "old" Dubai

This was one of several tours I booked with Arabian Adventures, and was fairly good overall. Pick up and drop off at hotel were on time. Good guide and driver. Interesting to see the various neighborhoods, and cross the creek in a traditional abra boat....More

1  Thank ZenaRd
SimonMead, Manager at Arabian Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2018

Hi ZenaRd, Thank you for your kind and detailed review of the Traditional Dubai City Tour - we really appreciate it. For our readers interest you can book a full day tour of The Combo Modern and Traditional Dubai City Tour. That way one can...More

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