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Explore the Backstreets of Old Dubai with an Insider provided by Wander with Nada

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Updated 06/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Exploring Old Dubai alone can be difficult if you’re unfamiliar with its districts and transportation systems. Ideal for first-timers, this guided, small-group walking tour steers you around the sights, while you can absorb the city's atmosphere and focus the area’s terrific shopping. Bargain-hunt at Deira’s souks, view Al Bastakiya’s wind towers, cruise Dubai Creek, and savor an Emirati lunch. A choice of departure times adds extra flexibility.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Al Ras Metro Station 1
    DeiraAl Ras - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
    Outside the Al Ras Metro Station, Entrance #2 in the area 'Deira' on Al Khor Street. Guests can also be dropped off at the other entrance #1 and walk to the nearby entrance #2.
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    Women's Museum Bait al Banat
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Dubai Gold Souk
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Dubai Spice Souk
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 4
    Dubai Creek
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
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  • 5
    Textile Souk
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
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  • 6
    Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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  • You'll end at
    Al Fahidi Metro Station
    Dubai - United Arab Emirates
    Near the Al Fahidi Metro Station in Bur Dubai.
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Highlights
  • Hassle-free tour of Old Dubai, ideal for first-timers and history buffs
  • Cruise over Dubai Creek and shop at Deira’s souks with a guide's help
  • See Al Bastakiya’s wind towers and have lunch as you uncover Dubai’s past
  • Choice of departure times; tour limited to 12 for more intimate atmosphere
What to Expect
Book your desired departure time and meet your guide in Deira in Old Dubai. This bustling district is home to several colorful souks and street markets. Stroll to the Gold and Spice souks, visiting landmarks and uncovering Dubai’s history as a pearl trading town. Then, peruse the shops’ gold, silver, souvenirs, and spices. Practice haggling with pointers from your guide, learning to say “ktir ghalee” (too expensive) when vendors quote their first price. Next, ride an abra (water taxi) across Dubai Creek. Admire the panoramic views as you sail, and disembark on the southern bank to explore the Al Bastakiya (Al Fahidi) quarter, where Persian merchants first settled in the late 1800s. Delve into the lanes to see the restored wind towers and houses, and afterward, savor a traditional Emirati lunch at one of Dubai’s best-loved restaurants. Your tour concludes in the Bur Dubai district.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Al Ras Metro Station 1, DeiraAl Ras - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Duration
4h
Return Details
Al Fahidi Metro Station, Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Inclusions
  • Meal as per itinerary and bottled water in restaurant
  • Entry/Admission - Women's Museum Bait al Banat
  • Entry/Admission - Dubai Gold Souk
  • Entry/Admission - Dubai Spice Souk
  • Entry/Admission - Dubai Creek
  • Entry/Admission - Textile Souk
  • Entry/Admission - Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Soda/Pop
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking, as lunch is pre-ordered and is served on a sharing platter basis. Dishes include both chicken and mutton kebabs, and a vegetarian option on request.
  • It is recommended that you bring water and sunglasses
  • It is recommended that you wear light clothing and comfortable shoes
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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carolarmstrong wrote a review Apr 2020
northern ireland66 contributions7 helpful votes
Had a wander with Nada in mid February with my husband and eleven year old daughter. Well what can I say it was one of our favourite days ever! Nada is an amazing lady and her love of Dubai is so very evident on her trip. It’s casual, informative and fun with a delicious lunch
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FergusL wrote a review Mar 2020
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When you go on a tour with Nada, you get so much more than a guided tour around Dubai. You get the best tour guide, you get knowledge and passion, you get advice and suggestions for your holiday, you get to share your passion for travel, you have fun, and above all in our case
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from WanderWithNada, Manager at Explore the Backstreets of Old Dubai with an Insider
Responded 30 Mar 2020
Dear Fergus, Thank you so much for your wonderful review and kind recommendation. I am so excited and happy to have made such incredible life long friends, and to have contributed in any way to your memorable experience in Dubai. I would like to extend my deepest thanks to you and your family for your amazing hospitality. I sincerely hope I have the opportunity to welcome you back soon to your home away from home! Until the next time. :) My warmest regards.
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Suzanna Brosey wrote a review Mar 2020
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If Dubai is on your bucket list of places to visit, you must wander with Nada! My sister and I are not world travelers by any means, but when our flight was passing through Dubai on the way to the Philippines for a wedding, we decided to stay for a few days. At first it was
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from WanderWithNada, Manager at Explore the Backstreets of Old Dubai with an Insider
Responded 21 Mar 2020
Dear Suzanna, Thank you so much for your kind words. I am absolutely thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our wanders in both Dubai and Abu Dhabi. I know there's plenty to cover in both emirates so it can often be a matter of how much you can squeeze in during your time here. I personally feel blessed to have had the opportunity and honor of wandering with both of you lovely ladies and hope you know you will always have a friend in Dubai. My warmest regards to you both. Until the next time!
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Ty T wrote a review Mar 2020
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I was lucky to experience a number of excellent events in Dubai, but my tour with Nada was by far my best memory. When someone asks me about my trip to Dubai, I inevitably find myself telling stories about my tour of Old Dubai. Nada is like your favorite college professor or
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Response from WanderWithNada, Manager at Explore the Backstreets of Old Dubai with an Insider
Responded 21 Mar 2020
Dear tyt975, Thank you so much for your kind words and recommendation. I am absolutely thrilled to hear that our tour was your most memorable experience in Dubai. Your words are truly touching and I am honored to have contributed in any way to your perspective. Can't say I could have done it without such wonderful company as yourself. Once again, thank you for your valuable time in sharing your experience. I sincerely hope I have the opportunity to wander with you again in the near future. Until then, my warmest regards.
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Rima P wrote a review Mar 2020
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Absolutely enjoyed every part of this tour - would highly recommend...especially if it’s your first time in Dubai. Nada is super insightful, fun and will keep you wandering for more info and sights as she teaches you new things. I recommend all my friends to tour with her when
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from WanderWithNada, Manager at Explore the Backstreets of Old Dubai with an Insider
Responded 19 Mar 2020
Dear RimaP524, Thank you so much for your kind words and lovely recommendation. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed every part of our tour together, and found it to be super insightful and fun. It was an absolute pleasure showing you around and thank you again for recommending my tours to your friends. My warmest regards.
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FergusL50
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Excellent tour!
Great day spent with Nada exploring old Dubai. Very informative and enjoyable tour would highly recommend!
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539brycew
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Not to be missed!
People who visit Dubai get the chance to take in some of the most incredible architecture and see the tallest build
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pip_mr
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An absolute gem of a tour guide - highly recommend!!!
I was very lucky to have an amazing full day tour with Nada to Abu Dhabi then back to Dubai in November last year.
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Tour624342
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You couldn't ask for a better guide in Dubai
We were very fortunate to have Nada escort our group of 16 women travelers on a tour of the UAE. Our tour was based
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321shirleyv
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Dubai was nothing like I had expected. It was much more!
Dubai and our guide Nada were one of the best tours I've been on, and I have traveled over 80 countries. Nada spea
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lws1515
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Great Guide for our Week in UAE
We had Nada for our tour of Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and the many sights of the UAE. She is knowledgeable and interesting
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Nada made our trip to the UAE fabulous!
Nada was our guide during a one week tour of the UAE and I can not say enough positive things! She brought the cult
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This was a great tour. Nada you were brilliant. Learnt a lot, seen loads and thoroughly enjoyed. Highly recommend.
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A fantastic tour with great guide
This was a top notch experience with a really knowledgeable and friendly guide. Nada knows her stuff, answers all q
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TonyJuniper
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A walk through the old part of Dubai
What a fantastic way to spend a few hours! I felt properly acquainted with Dubai after this trip, and not only some
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Lyn B
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Amazing tour in Old Dubai
Nada was a terrific tour guide. Knowledgeable, enthusiastic and super friendly, Nada was the best tour guide we've
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rockhopperhills
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Fun and informative
We had a great time wandering with Nada. She is friendly and informative and shows you a side of Dubai away from t
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Mrs
I have travelled to many locations around the world but I have never encountered a better tour guide as Nada. She i
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Walk with Nada in Old Dubai
Walking with Nada in Old Dubai. A most fascinating visit. Nada is interesting, informative and very articulate. She
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A unique Experience visiting Old Dubai
We had a wonderful experience yesterday morning with Nada touring the older part of Dubai. We got to see places we
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