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Culture Coffee and Colourful Souks Small Group Dubai Tour

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    Our tour begins with a gentle stroll to the historic Alfahidi district, one of the oldest heritage sites in Dubai. As we journey through its narrow lanes we will start to discover more about what life was like here before the skyscrapers came. 
    Our first stop is a traditional Bedouin tent where we will share a coffee and chat with our Emeriti friend Abo and find out more about the life of the Bedouin people. We will meet Abo’s pet falcon who is treated with love and respect by his owner (falcons are no longer used for hunting in the UAE).  At a neighbouring tent, we will learn more about the national dress of the country and take a look at some traditional abaya dresses and kandoura.
    In the Islamic world, calligraphy is a highly revered art form. So, we will admire some beautiful artwork at the Calligraphy Museum before learning how to write your name in Arabic, fancy pen-in-hand.
    Time for another drink and this time our coffee will come with a side of history as we visit the Coffee Museum to learn about local coffee customs. We will sample some delightful Arab blends in the cute café before moving on to soak up a little more culture before the shopping extravaganza commences.
    The local art gallery we are visiting is nestled in a beautiful old Persian house, displaying many unique local ceramics, glassware, and sculptures as well as paintings and photography. 
    Visit the oldest existing building in Dubai, Al Fahidi Fort, which dates back to 1787 and has recently been converted into a museum where visitors can learn more about life of Dubai before the skyscrapers arrived.   
    Recharge your batteries and stop for a quick street food bite (doner kabab or falafel sandwich). 
    Time to indulge in Dubai’s favourite pastime now with a spot of shopping. Our first souk stop will be the vibrant textile souk, not far from the creek, where we will enter a world of multicoloured cashmere, fine silks, and the art of bartering for your treasures. 
    At the nearby Abra stop, we will take a water taxi to the other side of the creek where a delicious surprise awaits us. Luscious dates covered in creamy white chocolate made from camel milk, a local delicacy and a must-try while you are visiting the old town.
    You will probably be able to smell our next stop before you see it. At the spice souk, we will learn about the different spices used in Arabic, Iranian, and Indian cuisine. Our final stop on our cultural and commercial journey will be the largest gold souk in the Middle East. A feast for the eyes, the gold souk features incredibly lavish Arabic jewellery and dazzling displays of gold and other stones.
    We will end our whirlwind journey through the culture and exotic souks of Dubai at the Al Ras metro station. If you want any hints or tips on what else to do during your trip, be sure to quiz your guide before you go.     
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    Reviewed June 14, 2019

    An incredible walking tour with Urban Adventures. My husband and I visited Dubai for three nights and during our stay we completed the walking tour with Urban Adventures. Due to the summer season, not many tourist want to walk around the city however we had...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Ashleigh S
    Reviewed May 8, 2019 via mobile

    Hoda is a sensational guide, we seen some amazing interesting sites of Dubai that we would not have seen touring on our own. Highly recommend

    Thank U370NXannap
    Hudaa596, Owner at Dubai Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2019

    Hi Anna, Thank you so much for your kind words, looking forward to having you as urban adventure friend in any of urban adventure worldwide destinations. Kind Regards hoda afifi

    Reviewed May 1, 2019 via mobile

    We have just completed this tour today and thoroughly enjoyed it. Rehab was extremely informative regarding the history of Dubai and gave us plenty of time to spend looking at the various places of interest. Would highly recommend

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank ak00pman
    Hudaa596, Owner at Dubai Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2019

    Hi Dear, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a good review. We are incredibly grateful that you booked the tour with us! We would love to see you again at Urban Adventures tours Regards

    Reviewed April 4, 2019 via mobile

    This was an excellent tour. We really enjoyed visiting the coffee museum, the calligrapher and seeing the old Dubai. The souks were amazing and Hoda, our fantastic guide took us to a lovely spice shop. Hoda enchanted us with wonderful historical stories about the Emirate....More

    Thank tracybuk2016
    Hudaa596, Owner at Dubai Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2019

    Dear Tracy, Thank you for taking the time to share your great review about culture tour, we are really happy that you enjoyed your experience, looking forward to meeting you next time you visit Dubai. Regards

    Reviewed March 30, 2019 via mobile

    I had the chance to stop in dubai for two days and i was lucky enough to do the amazing walking tour with Duabi Urban Adventures . I thought that i will be only visiting shopping malls in Dubai , but this tour changed my...More

    Thank 453hendm
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