Enjoy a Dubai walking tour in Al Fahidi Historical District

See a load of Old Dubai cultural sights on foot


Most of us are familiar with swanning around brunches and ladies’ nights enjoying everything that our wonderful city has to offer.

But while we might know all of the happy hour deals in a 20-mile radius, how many of us actually know about Dubai’s heritage?

If you feel like you could do with brushing up on your knowledge we have the perfect way for you to learn something about the city, all while getting the steps up on your Fitbit.

Visit Dubai has mapped out a comprehensive self-guided walking tour of Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood and Dubai Creek, and we have never been more excited to get educated.

The suggested starting point of the tour is Al Fahidi Street in Bur Dubai and it’s probably best to set off earlier or later in the day to avoid the mid-day heat.

The first destination on your list will be the Arabian Tea House, where you can have a cup of local karak chai, before heading into the labyrinth of the Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood.

Continue in the direction of Dubai Creek towards Al Musallah Road to reach Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding (SMCCU). With the aim of offering visitors a greater understanding of local culture. You can have a wander around here soaking up local tradition, or even better get stuck into a traditional Emirati meal.

From there move onto the XVA Art hotel for some top Instagram opportunities in the beautiful old building, before heading on to the Textile, Gold and Spice souqs to get a feel for Dubai’s historic trading past.

While you’re in the area it’s only right you have a gander down to the Creek and you can get an abra across the water for just Dhs1 should the fancy take you.

We can’t wait to get cultural.
For more information go to www.visitdubai.com/en/articles/dubai-cultural-walking-tour.

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