In the last decade Dubai has been drastically transformed into a luxurious and modern mega polis yet it gently holds on to its heritage and this tour will certainly give one a glimpse of this fascinating blend.
In this tour, we will try and take a look in the older parts of Dubai and provide a lot of historical information that will put the growth and development into the context of time.
We will go over some key historical landmarks and our tour guide will provide you a lot of well research information to add to the visuals you will be absorbing. Take a look at the itinerary below for a more detailed explanation of what you can expect on this tour.
- $350 (AED 1280) – Toyota Previa (upto 6 people)
- $400 (AED 1460) – Hyundai H1 (upto 8 people)
- $450 (AED 1640) – Porche Cayenne (upto 4 people)
- $500 (AED 1825) – BMW 7 Series (upto 4 people)
The price above is quoted for a private tour, car & tour guide.
The Tour will last approximately 4-5 hours.
Additional Costs (Optional)
- We have suggested a suggested stop of dinner at Camel House Restaurant, which is one of the few places in UAE where you can try camel meat. The cost will be as per your order, settled directly with the restaurant.
$350 (AED 1280)
$400 (AED 1460)
$450 (AED 1640)
$500 (AED 1825)
Suggested Start at 3 PM.
Stop 1# – Jumeirah Mosque
Dubai’s most iconic mosque, this mosque is one of the original mosques and has a lot of ambience of the olden ways about it. We will start our Tour at this sight.
Stop #2- Sheikh Mohammed Palace
Next, we will pass by the palace of the ruler of Dubai, His Highness Mohammed Bin Rashid al Maktoum. Obviously, we will not be able to enter the palace territory, but nonetheless we will be able to observe this grand palace from the outside.
Stop #3 – Photostop at Dubai Creek
Dubai’s creek lies at the heart of the History of Dubai and has a lot of important significance. The city originally started along this creek and a lot of the trade that went on would be based here. Laden Dhows full of goods from Iran would arrive here and get spread out to the markets or sent onwards.
Stop #4 – Dubai Museum
This museum perhaps is the only true monument to History available in Dubai. The concept of the museum is to show artefacts aswell as recreations of the oldern ways through decorations and wax figures.
Stop #5 – Bastakiya
Bastakiya is another fascinating area that is very near to the Dubai Museum. Named after the Bastak area in Iran from where many of the original settlers came from, this area one of the original settlements in Dubai that started around the 18th century.
Stop 6# – Camel Meat Dinner (optional)
Camels have been integral part of the bedouin lifestyle in the past. It was used as transportation, a source of milk and a source of meat. Nowadays however, the sale of camel meat is very restricted and there are only a handful of restaurants in the entire country where you can try this kind of meat.
If you are a fan of trying different kinds of meat, its definitely for you. The restaurant has a very different vibe and is located in an awesome setting. Definitely recommend a camel burger there along with some strong arabic coffee.
Stop #7 – Heritage Village
This area is a living museum that tries to recreate a historical setting in a seemingly natural way. You are likely to find local Emirati women cooking traditional snacks as well as a lot of interesting architecture and various museums.
Stop #8 – Gold Souq
Gold has always carried a certain significance in the region, like in the whole world really. Gold is and was very popular as both a form of storing value and a beautiful decoration. Dubai is known as one of the most popular and cheapest places to purchase gold in. A visit to this market will explain why.
Finish the Tour at around 7-8 pm.
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Terms & Conditions
1. Payment can be made in cash, USD or AED at the beginning of the tour.
2. We suggest that you take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions section.
3. The base price above is quoted based on an estimated tour time of 4-6 hours.
4. Incase of extending the tour beyond 6 hours, there will be a charge of $50 (180 AED) per hour
5. The pick up time is completely upto you. You can see our VIP section for per hour pricing on all cars.