Explore Old Dubai

Connect with authentic Arabian culture and tradition, in the city's vibrant, original neighbourhood

Check-in/Check-out
Adults
2
Children
0
Check-in/Check-out

The historical heart of Dubai

Be enchanted by Dubai’s bustling souks, mesmerising Creek and timeless Bedouin traditions. You’ll tour Old Dubai in a classic car, delving into the pulse of a city alive with heritage and hospitality. Be charmed, inspired and enlightened by a glimpse into the lifestyles of past generations and the accomplishments of Dubai’s visionary leaders.

Discover Dubai Creek

Legendary Dubai Creek is best explored via a traditional abra boat as you cross from Deira to Bur Dubai. Watch the world float by, and be transfixed by the gentle ease with which fisherman and merchants traverse the calm waters in their traditional dhows. Pass by the Gold Souk, home to 300 merchants keeping their century-old trade alive for future generations.

The past, perfectly preserved

Escape to a bygone era in the Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood, also known as Bastakiya, rich with traditional Arabian architecture.

Al Fahidi

History

Once home to affluent merchants, discover wonderfully maintained courtyards, houses and wind towers nestled within a maze of narrow alleys. 

History

Once home to affluent merchants, discover wonderfully maintained courtyards, houses and wind towers nestled within a maze of narrow alleys. 

Al Fahidi Fort

Connect

Connect with history at the 18th-century Al Fahidi Fort, the city’s oldest building and home to the informative Dubai Museum.

Connect

Connect with history at the 18th-century Al Fahidi Fort, the city’s oldest building and home to the informative Dubai Museum.

Arabian Tea House

Authentic

Experience authentic and delicious Emirati cuisine at the Arabian Tea House.

Authentic

Experience authentic and delicious Emirati cuisine at the Arabian Tea House.

The Spice Souk

Breathe in the rich aromas of the Spice Souk, a traditional marketplace of local herbs, spices, seasonings and the most fragrant of teas. Speak with passionate sellers about the history and origins of local ingredients, including the world’s most coveted blends of saffron, as you stock up on original gifts for loved ones at home. Here, you will find local tea varieties, including a mint blend particularly favoured by locals. 

The Perfume Souk

Shop traditional fragrances

In shaded alleys, uncover the Perfume Souk. Home to oils, fragrances and Dubai’s traditional, scented sandalwood shavings known as bakhoor, the air is perfumed with the signature scent of Emirati oud and Turkish rose. Custom-make your own special blend of perfumes, to be sealed in an ornate glass flask – a lasting reminder of your Arabian adventure.

You May Also Like

Adventures and Activites

Our carefully curated excursions will intrigue and delight with desert adventures and historical tours revealing the heart of Dubai.

Desert Safari

Live your own Arabian adventure with a once-in-a-lifetime hot air balloon ride or an authentic private dinner in Dubai's iconic desert.