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Cultural Tour Of Dubai

From US$ 89 per person
Excellent 4.7
Based on 2 Reviews
  • Free Cancellation
  • No booking or credit card fees
  • E-ticket/Mobile voucher
  • Explore top attractions: Dubai fountain show, Burj Khalifa & longest driverless metro line
  • Cross the Dubai Creek on an abra
  • Indulge in an Arabic Mandi
  • Visit some of the oldest parts of Dubai to learn about its traditions and culture
There's so much more to Dubai than ultra-modern shopping malls. Head to the old ports, souks, and heritage villages to learn about pearl hunting, the gold trade and sweet making, on this Dubai tour that mixes the modern with the old.

Our Dubai tour beings in Deira, one of the oldest parts of Dubai. In the Women's Museum, local ladies will teach you about local culture and traditions, paying particular attention to the role of women in Dubai and the UAE. The cultural lesson will be followed by a nice finjan (small cup) of Arabic coffee and dates to get a taste for the sweet life before we continue on. From here, we’ll head to the souk area, where you may catch a few bargains as you wander around the golden lanes of the Gold Souk. Visiting the Spice souk is surely an experience for all your senses, just look at those colours and smell the spices and incense burning. This is the best place to pick up souvenirs and saffran or Arabic oud, so be sure to make note of your favourite shops to come back to.

Next on this Dubai city tour we’ll go to the small, but busy port where we’ll jump on the Abra, which is used to cross the Dubai Creek. In our opinion, the best way to see the many amazing and impressive buildings that have sprung up along the Dubai Creek is from the waterway itself.

We’ll continue through the oldest market in the city, the Textile souk where the best designers buy their fabric. This road leads us to the Bastakya area, the first settlement in Dubai. After a quick history lesson, it’ll be time for well-deserved refreshments and the chance to sample traditional Arabic Mandi, made for sharing! Be prepared to eat with your hands for the authentic experience!

To reach our final stop on this cultural Dubai tour we will hop on the metro to experience flip-side of Dubai – ultra modernity. After the ride on the super modern public transport running along the city, we’ll show you the biggest “modern souk” in Dubai, known as the Dubai Mall. We won’t spend much time here (just enough to taste our favourite cheesy treat and learn about the sweets of the Middle East) because we have something a little more fascinating to stare at…and it just might be the tallest building in the world.
what’s included
  • Local english-speaking guide
  • A bottle of plain mineral water
  • Arabic mandi
  • Arabic coffee
  • Kunafa
  •  metro ticket (one way)
  • Abra ride
  • Entrance to the museum.
what’s excluded
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities for your guide
  • Transfers to and from meeting/end points. 
Tour details
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 4 hours
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English
meeting/Start point Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Good to know Dress standard: Cover up from the sun outside, but be prepared for the air conditioning inside, and dress respectfully (no shorts, please).

Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.
customer reviews
4.7 - Excellent Based on 2 reviews
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4.5 - Excellent
“Can highly recommend the tour. Had a fantastic time exploring the city. It was quite a personal experience as I was the only one on the tour. One comment would be that I had trouble recognizing the tour guide at the train station, particularly as he was also late and wearing plain clothes blending in to the general traveler population, and I was not sure I was in the right location. I have been on other Urban Adventures tours and the guides were wearing red t-shirts stating they were from Urban.”
From At
5 - Excellent
“We were only in Dubai for a short period of time so this was a great way to see Dubai with limited time. Our guide Hassan was very passionate about the culture/lifestyle of the emirates”
Cancellation Cancellation for this product is free up to 48 hours before the chosen start date - full refund will be given.
If cancelling less than 48 hours before the chosen start date no refund applies.
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