Dubai Aladdin Tour: Souks, Creek, Old Dubai and Tastings

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Old Dubai Culture History and Souks Walking Tour

From $32.00

Price varies by group size

Select Date and Travelers

up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 3 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Delve deeper into the sights and culture of traditional Dubai than you could do alone easily on this tour. Rather than spend hours researching what to see, do and eat in old Dubai, rely on a guide to save time and ensure you don’t miss anything. Shop in souks with tips from your guide, cross the creek by “abra” water taxi, visit Dubai Museum, roam the Al Fahidi quarter and enjoy street food, Arabic coffee and other tastings.
  • Roam the real old Dubai with a guide to ensure you cover the best bits
  • Explore the city’s older areas with no homework or getting lost
  • Visit Dubai Museum, haggle in souks, savor local foods and ride an “abra”
  • Get insight into local culture and history you might miss otherwise

What's Included

  • Street Food tastings
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Fresh juice from your choice ( orange, sugarcane, coconut)
  • Private Traditional boat ride ( Abra)
  • Local guide
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Bottled water
  • Free explanation
  • Snacks

    Meeting And Pickup

    You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

    Meeting point

    • Al Seef Heritage Hotel Dubai, Curio Collection by Hilton
      Dubai Creek - Al Seef St - Umm Hurair 1 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

      At the entrance of Al Seef Heritage Hotel ( Bayt 1) Dubai, Curio Collection by Hilton You can come by a taxi. The nearest metro station is Sharaf DG metro station on the green line

    Pickup points

    Select a pickup point

    End point

    • Dubai Gold Souk
      Dubai - Deira - Al Ras - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

      The tour ends by the end of gold souk in deira. I can drop you at the metro station or the taxi stop when the tour ends

    Pickup details

    We provide pickup service if the option is selected ( premium with pickup or private option)

    What To Expect

    Your journey of discovery begins when you meet your guide and your small group (maximum 15 travelers including you) at a hotel by Dubai Creek. Sip, snack and sample several different tastings, including tea, coffee, dates, chocolate, and street food, as you wander Dubai’s old town.

    Explore Al Seef, a reconstructed heritage district, then stroll along the creek to the Bastakia Quarter and Al-Fahidi Historical Neighborhood, learning about Dubai’s history and culture as you walk. Capture photos from a viewpoint, then visit the Dubai Museum, set in the fort that’s the emirate’s oldest building, and practice your bargaining at the Old Souk.

    After crossing the creek in a private abra boat just for your group, enjoy a food tasting in the Dubai Spice Souk. Your tour finishes at the Dubai Gold Souk, the perfect place to buy a romantic souvenir.

    Al Seef

    30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

    Dubai Creek

    15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

    Bastakia Quarter

    20 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

    Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood

    15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

    Museum of Illusions (Pass By)

    Dubai Museum & Al Fahidi Fort

    30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

    Old Souk

    30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

    Bur Dubai Abra Station

    5 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

    Deira Old Souk Abra Station

    10 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

    Dubai Spice Souk

    30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

    Dubai Gold Souk (Pass By)

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Operated by Mohamed Mawla Tourism LLC

    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.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    2,419 reviews
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    Excellent tour with Saif
    Wendy_G, Feb 2024
    Saif our guide was excellent. He was so informative about the Emirati culture, history and very knowledgeable. Saif was very interesting to listen to and gave us all tips and info about the souks x
    Great tour of Old Dubai
    Elizabeth_M, Feb 2024
    A very interesting tour with great information about Dubai and the the UAE past & present. All the locations were super great and Saif was an amazing tour guide who made the experience even better!
    Amazing tour with a wonderful guide.
    Jaz_B, Feb 2024
    We had the tour guide Saif - He was so welcoming and kind to our daughter. Very funny and informative. It was such a pleasant journey.
    Awesome Tour!
    Elizabeth_D, Feb 2024
    The tour was amazing! Our guide, Seif, was super friendly, knowledgeable, and he happily answered all of our questions. He cleared a lot of misconceptions us Westerners have of the Middle Eastern countries. Great tour !
    Great way to explore old Dubai
    Kaitlin_M, Feb 2024
    Saif was a great tour guide! He did a wonderful job of teaching the history of Dubai in a fun engaging way! It was a great way to explore the Souks! I would absolutely go again!
    Adventure to the Old time
    Lena_R, Feb 2024
    The trip guide Saif was excellent a lot of good stories . It was a real adventure old Dubai time . We really injoy the trip .
    Great intro trip & Hamza is a great guide
    Clare_P, Feb 2024
    Hamza was a great guide and brought Dubai to life. A good intro tour to Dubai & a nice way to spend d a half day.
    Very informative and efficient!
    Sergio_E, Feb 2024
    Loved this tour. Saif was a great guide and very informative. It was interesting learning about the history of Old Dubai and the Souks within a few hours. Definitely recommend!
    Aladdin Tour
    Mariam_I, Feb 2024
    Saif was very friendly. I really enjoyed the tour. It was equally interesting for tourist of all ages and backgrounds. Recommend 100%.
    Amazing tour with Hamza!
    Elena_F, Feb 2024
    Really well organized tour! Our guide Hamza was amazing! Very knowledgeable, accommodating and funny. Meeting point was easy to find. I really enjoyed this tour and highly recommend it!
    An excellent experience, knowledgeable tour guide
    Joel_P, Feb 2024
    A very interesting experience going into the spice/gold markets. Lots of hawkers, lots of questions. Very enjoyable to see ways of living with the Old Town
    An informative tour, but certainly not magical.
    ken_r, Feb 2024
    Our guide was very good. Hamza did a great job and was very informative. The markets were boring, no soul certainly nothing like Hong Kong. The highlight was the short boat ride and feeding the birds. Tasting was ok but we were just given a paper bag with samosas and pakoras. Fresh orange juice was good.
    Well worth the $45
    Brock_O, Feb 2024
    The first time I went to the souks I did not have a guide. When I went with a guide (ours was named Hamza), it was a lot more enjoyable because he was very informative. kind, helpful, and did a good job of making sure we did not overpay for souvenirs.
    Heidi_M, Feb 2024
    It was my first time, first day in Dubai, it was a great way to know about the culture and to get into the markets with great tips. very tasty food. Crossing the creek in the water taxi is a life experience I'll never forget, what a moment! (What a difference can make a bread #nospoilers).
    Great introduction to the souks
    AnetteMarcher_J, Feb 2024
    Very good tour with lots of interesting information about the culture, history and society of Dubai. Maybe a little too much talk about some American woman who was thrown out of the country, but our guide, Hamza, was generally very knowlegeable and happy to share this knowledge. Also, a good way to get an introduction to the older souks of Dubai.
    Great tour
    Raymond_W, Feb 2024
    Excellent tour with first class guide. Very interesting and informative. Enjoyed the street food and refreshments
    This tour was a lot of...
    Kyle_M, Feb 2024
    This tour was a lot of fun and Hamza was great! It covers a lot of ground and a lot of the history of Dubai and the UAE.
    A must do tour to understand the past
    Manoj_S, Feb 2024
    It was a wonderful tour going thru the old Dubai seeing architecture and hearing the history. The guide, Saif, was wonderful giving insights to the history and culture of not only Dubai but the entire UAE. He made the tour more interesting and informative.
    Very enjoyable
    jasman_s, Feb 2024
    Our tour guide Hamza was so informative and made our tour very enjoyable. He took the time to answer everyone’s questions and made sure we all had enough time at the markets. This tour is definitely a must when visiting Dubai
    5 STAR quality tour 👍👍👍
    Michael_P, Feb 2024
    A great value excursion… educational, amusing and entertaining. Thanks to our guide Saif (sorry if I’ve spelt that wrong), you made our tour!! Highly informative and amusing at the same time… 5 * all day long 👍👍👍

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