Half-Day Souks, Food & Culture Walking Tour
4 hours 30 minutes
Cover the Old Dubai 'must-do's' - the spice souk, abra ride, textile souk and food tastings in Fahidi - along a well-paced 4.5 hour route. Experience Old Dubai like our friends would, only the stuff you have to see and eat rather than a standard touristy checklist.
Start off with a popular old timer’s treat in the souk’s back alleys and then play a round of our fun and educational spice game, SPINGO.* Once our SPINGO champ is crowned, bob across the Dubai creek in a traditional wooden abra and then experience religious tolerance at its best in the alleys of Bur Dubai’s textile souk.
With the souks behind us, transition into a “food walk” mode with a 3-stop tasting that includes: sweet Emirati dumplings doused with date molasses, Indian sweet-spicy “water balloons” and Iranian dill-scented soup and succulent kebabs.
Morning and evening routes and foods vary.
*SPINGO is replaced with a “Dates (the fruit)” quiz during Ramadan though we still walk through the Spice Souk briefly.