Dubai Aladdin Tour: Souks, Creek, Old Dubai and Tastings ( Small-Group)

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

From USD 32.00

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours
  • 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

    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

    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

    What To Expect

    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 travellers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
    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 cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    1,641 reviews
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    Fantastic tour and guide
    Zoe_W, Sept 2023
    Fantastic tour - learnt a heap, both about the culture, beliefs, law & history of the area, and about practical tips for haggling in different markets and what prices were reasonable (which we would get some free time to practice!) Hamza was a great guide, knew a lot and very open to questions. Suggest taking the tour early in your trip so you know for later
    Great for a solo...
    Adele_B, Sept 2023
    Great for a solo traveler! Hasmy was a great guide, very knowledgeable. Enjoyed the whole tour. Would highly recommend.
    Yvette_T, Sept 2023
    Wonderful experience. Hamaz was kind, professional and very knowledgeable. I enjoyed everything about this excursion. I recommend to all that are visiting Dubai. Shopping was inexpensive. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
    Ask for Hamza if possible
    Olga_K, Sept 2023
    Great , unique experience! Everything on time , excellent guiding,thanks for everything!We ll recommend this tour to our friends for sure!
    Exceptional tour and great value for money
    Susie_F, Sept 2023
    Our guide was exceptional! Absolutely 5***** for knowledge humour and friendliness 😜 Highly recommend this tour for anyone wanting to know more about the Dubai and UAE history and an insight into the old town and souks The guide also gave us tips on bargaining at the markets and we used WhatsApp to communicate! Fantastic value for money and the food was delicious!
    Awesome experience in Dubai.
    Juan_A, Sept 2023
    My wife and I did a private tour with Adham. He was very friendly and knowledgeable about the culture and custom of Dubai. I highly recommend Adham as a tour guide. The only reason why I did not give 5 starts is because the “tastings” could be improved. It would be better to try a few traditional foods and not just a dry chicken shawarma.
    Fun, knowledgeable and interesting
    shannon_m, Sept 2023
    An amazing morning spent. We had the loveliest tour guide moose, he felt like a friend we’d known for years. He was really fun, knowledgeable and we felt very comfortable around him. The tour was incredible from start to finish. I would highly advise booking this tour if you want to learn all about old Dubai and be shown the authenticity of it all.
    Excellent experience
    hpc888sg, Sept 2023
    It is very interesting and enjoyable to listen from the guide on the culture and living in dubai. We like to visit the textile and spices markets.
    Souked up...
    Iain_Y, Sept 2023
    The guide was very good. Walking about getting harassed in the Souks does not equal a good trip. Waiting for late arrivals in the heat was not great. We should have left them.
    Response from Host, Sept 2023
    Dear Iain Thank you so much for your feedback!! Before we visit the local markets, we give the tips about how to act and what to look out for, we can’t control the merchants in the makers if they offer or talk to the guests About the heat I wish I can do something about it
    Book this Tour! The best way to see Old Dubai with a Fantastic Tour Guide
    Arna_L, Sept 2023
    I booked this tour last minute and so glad I did! Best way to see Old Dubai and experience the Souks’s with fantastic advise and support from Hamza the tour guide! He told us what was the fair price to pay for goods and how to confidently work our way through all of the areas. He also explained about the Muslim culture and the UAE and it was certainly a refreshing experience! Book this tour, it is worth the money spent and the amazing experience.
    Old Dubai souk tour
    Angela_E, Sept 2023
    A great way to experience Old Dubai when limited for time. Highlights were the explanation of Dubai / Emirati history and culture, and the ‘spice tutorial’ and demonstration by the guide. The ‘inside intel’ on the market prices and negotiation tactics would be useful for those planning to buy. The ‘street food’ lunch was surprisingly good.
    Had the best guided tour experience with Hamza
    Sanjay_D, Sept 2023
    Hamza was a fantastic guide, loaded with historical facts and stories, and very entertaining. Loved the Soulk Walks and Abra ride.
    Karen_F, Sept 2023
    Hamza was an excellent guide - funny, engaging, informative, and very welcoming of questions. He was respectful and helpful, and had a lot of cultural knowledge to share in a way that made the experience feel much more personal. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend his tour!
    Souks and creeks
    Sarah_S, Sept 2023
    Mousab our guide was very friendly and so knowledgeable with a witty sense of humour that made the trip even better .
    Excellent way to spend an evening
    Joanne_C, Sept 2023
    This tour was amazing and really informative thanks to our great guide Hamza. He was very friendly and knew so much about not only Dubai but the other emirates and the history of UAE as well. He shared a lot of information about the Muslim and Islamic faiths which I wasn’t aware of too. The free drinks and food were fantastic, especially the samosa. Had plenty of time to browse the souks and felt comfortable doing so armed with Hamza’s hints and tips. Most excellent way to spend a few hours on an evening. May not be very interesting or entertaining for younger children but definitely for anyone who can listen to their guide. Thank you Hamza.
    Magic Carpet Moments 🇦🇪
    Jill_D, Sept 2023
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Rubbed the lamp, and guess what? Out popped our amazing tour guide on a magic carpet ride! 🪔✨ The Aladdin Souk tour in Dubai was a true Arabian adventure. Our guide, more enchanting than the genie, led us through a labyrinth of treasures and tales. With his wit and wisdom, he turned shopping for trinkets into a comedic masterpiece. Trust me, folks, this guide is the real treasure of the tour! 🧞‍♂️🕌🌟” • Jill
    Fantastic but a bit to much walking for older people.
    Susan_H, Sept 2023
    The whole experience was fantastic. Hamza was a brilliant guide and looked after the whole group very well.Fantastic
    Interesting tour with friendly huide
    Alastair_C, Sept 2023
    This is a very interesting tour. Our guide was friendly and welcoming and informative about the history of Dubai. He gave us advice on what to pay for items in the souks. I found going in the old house particularly interesting.
    Insightful aharing
    chee_t, Sept 2023
    The sharing from Hamza is very good and make us understand better on UAE histrionics. Definitely will recommend to other friends
    Must do trip - learn so much
    Philip_N, Sept 2023
    Hamza was. Such a goo$ guide, interesting and knowledgeable. We learned so much about the history of UAE, Dubai’s incredible growth, their faith all done with a sense of humor.

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