Dubai

Discover Dubai Full Day Live Guide Tour

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Emirati Art and Cultural tour
  • 9 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Discover traditional Emirati culture and art on a 4-hour tour of old Dubai, with a local guide. See the mud-brick wind towers and courtyards of Al Bastakiya and Al Fahidi, visit boutique art galleries, and admire the beautiful Diwan Mosque. Savor Arabic coffee and fresh dates during a fascinating interactive question and answer session about Emirati life and culture; see Deira’s glittering Gold Souk, and explore women’s role in Emirati life and art at Dubai’s Women’s Museum. Numbers are limited to 15 for a small-group experience.
  • 4-hour Emirati art and culture tour of old Dubai, with an expert guide
  • Explore the Al Bastakiya and Al Fahidi quarters, Dubai’s oldest areas
  • View the courtyards and wind towers and learn how the towers circulate cool breezes
  • Admire Emirati and international art at the area’s boutique galleries
  • Enjoy a Q&A session over Arabic drinks and dates at the Sheikh Mohammed Cultural Centre
  • Visit the Gold Souk and Women’s Museum to learn how women have shaped Emirati culture
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 15 people ensures more personalized attention from a guide

What's Included

  • Transportation round trip
  • Licensed English Guide
  • Crossing the Creek in Abras
  • Visit in Palm by Monorail
  • Personal expenses
  • Food and drinks
  • Burj Khalifa & Burj Al Arab Entrance
  • Entrance to Ski Dubai

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

09:00 AM

Pickup details

Tour Start time: 09.00 hrs. Pickup: We pickup all the guests from their hotel within Dubai City limits between (30 - 60 minutes) before the tour start time. Drop off will be back to your hotel.

What To Expect

Start with a hotel pickup and travel into Dubai’s Al Bastakiya quarter, the city’s oldest residential district, to learn about its roots as a simple fishing village and trading port.

Hop out of your air-conditioned vehicle and see the mud-brick wind tower houses and courtyards that characterize the area. Visit some local art galleries that showcase Emirati and international art and culture, such as the Majlis Gallery and XVA Art Gallery Hotel. View the colorful art and crafts on show, and soak up the traditional courtyard settings that recall the area's Persian mercantile heritage.

Continue to the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding, and enjoy a walking tour around the Al Fahidi historic district. Delve into the narrow lanes and hear about the area’s Persian-inspired wind towers — designed to capture and direct cool breezes down into the buildings’ interiors.

Head inside the beautiful Diwan Mosque to admire its Islamic calligraphy and plays on Fatimid architecture, and then return to the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for a fascinating question and answer session. Take a seat and enjoy some reviving Arabic tea, coffee and dates as you ask local experts anything you wish about Emirati life, architecture and culture.

Afterward, travel to the bustling Gold Souk in Deira. See the glittering gold, silver and jewelry outlets crammed into the maze-like lanes, and pay a visit to the nearby Women’s Museum. Admire the art, exhibits and multimedia displays, and learn how women have helped to shape Emirati society, culture and arts down the centuries.

After around four hours’ exploring, your tour concludes with a drop-off back at your hotel.

Dubai Internet City

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Umm Al Qwain Open Beach

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

New Lewan Islamic Art Gallery

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Jumeirah Mosque

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Etihad Museum (Pass By)

Bur Dubai Abra Station

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Dubai Frame (Pass By)

Dubai Spice Souk

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

The Dubai Mall

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

The Pointe

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Dubai Marina Walk

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Mall of the Emirates

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • TOUR DEPARTURE TIME: Tour starts @ 09:00 hrs.
  • DURATION : Approximately 9 hours
  • CHILDREN POLICY : Discount 30% up to 11.99 years
  • LANGUAGES: Tour is operated with guide in ENGLISH .
  • CANCELLATION: Cancel Free of charge Up-to 72 hours from date of service local Time, after that full charge.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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