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The Spice of Life in Dubai
- 3.5 hours
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There's so much more to Dubai than ultra-modern shopping malls. Head to the old ports, souks, and heritage villages to learn about peral hunting, the gold trade and sweet making, on this Dubai tour that mixes the modern with the olden.
* Experience the bustling port of Dubai, home to old-style trading
* Jump on the Abra and cross Dubai Creek
* Explore Dubai’s heritage and traditions in the old part of the city
* Taste local Emirati snacks while sitting under the stars
* Experience modern Dubai, including travelling on the metro and staring in awe at the Burj Khalifa
What's included in this trip
Carbon Offset:Voucher exchange details
Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the tour.
Confirmation of booking
Please contact Dubai Urban Adventures to confirm your tour 24 hours prior to departure.
Cover up from the sun, and dress respectfully (no shorts please).
Children must be 6 years of age to 11 years inclusively. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.
If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides and drivers a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour.
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. 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.
Next we’ll go to the small, but busy port, where we’ll jump on the Abra, which is used to cross Dubai Creek. In our opinion, the best way to see the many amazing and impressive buildings that have sprung up along Dubai Creek is from the waterway itself.
Once we reach the Bur Dubai side, we’ll take a little walk through the heritage village, which shows the UAE's culture as it used to be. If you’re lucky, we may get the chance to try local sweets made by old ladies. After this, you’ll learn about the pearl hunting heritage, which established trading in the area. After the history lesson, it’ll be time for well-deserved refreshments and the chance to sample traditional local Emiratic snacks.
The final stop on this cultural Dubai tour is to 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 waste too much time here, though, as we have something a little more fascinating to stare at…and it just might be the tallest building in the world.