Dubai’s historic and modest beginnings tell a story like no other. We’ll start the day by marching (not literally, just light walking involved) the streets of old Dubai stopping by a few enchanting sights and witnessing the city’s dynamic history woven by its people.  My goal is to take you through a journey of tales to show you just how the small Arab village became a top destination city throughout the sands of time.

We'll learn about the emirate’s incredible leadership, people, and traditions. We’ll wander the souqs, meet the owners, and learn the secrets behind some of the world’s most expensive traded items. We'll hop on a traditional wooden abra boat (think Arabian gondola minus the singing) and cross over the magnificent Dubai Creek. Once we’ve explored the historic neighborhoods and their unique architecture, I guarantee our stomachs will be grumbling loud enough to guide us themselves to one of Dubai’s best eats where we can break bread, drink tea, and be merry. 

  • Price: The price per person, 12 y/o and above, is 376 Dirhams. Children, between 7 and 11 y/o inclusive, are on the house (free of charge)!

  • Duration: 4 hours. This duration doesn't include travel time. Morning Tour: 10AM. Afternoon Tour: 4PM*

    *Afternoon tours are only available during summer time (June to October).

  • Number of wanderers: I can accommodate up to 12 wanderers in 1 tour. (Have a bigger group or corporate event? Let me know here!)

  • When: Available on select days of the week, Fridays excluded (that's the holy day and some places are closed). Click on the book button to check availability.

  • Where: The meeting point is the Al Ras Metro Station, Entrance #2 in Deira. The farewell point is near the Al Fahidi Metro Station in Bur Dubai.

  • Transportation: This tour does not include transportation. Both our meeting and farewell points are located right by metro stations so you can get around easily and inexpensively by metro or cab. Click here for my guide to the Dubai Metro.

  • Refunds and Exchanges Policy: Please review in full here.

  • Tour: 4 hours of wandering in Dubai's old streets and souqs. Includes admission fees to sights included in the itinerary, a pre-ordered local meal, and bottled water during the meal.

  • Guide: A fantastic tour with a local guide who's happy to show you around the city and answer all your questions.

  • Meals: The tour includes lunch or dinner as the grand finale which is pre-ordered and served on a sharing basis. Vegetarian options are minimal but are available so please do ensure to note the same when booking. Anything additional will be covered at your own cost e.g. soft drinks, additional food.

  • Haggling Tips: A few tips and tricks on how to haggle for your souvenirs.

  • My 2 fils: From the time of booking until the return home, I will be happy and available to provide any recommendations or general help for your stay here.

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