Experience hosted by Hoda

4 hours, Hosted in English and Arabic
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Up to 10 people
Includes food and drinks

What you'll do

This tour is a mix of culture, fun and shopping tour. You will get to learn about the Life of the people of UAE before the oil discovery, customs and traditions of Emiratis and life of UAE expats.Explore old Dubai with your local guide
covering the most interesting parts of Al Fahidi Historical neighborhood, AL Seef cultural district; Launched in late 2017. At AL Fahidi district, you will be visiting the coffee museum; a place where you will experience an Emirati hospitality with Local Emirati coffee and learn about the coffee ceremony. A great chance to learn about the Arabic language when visiting the Arabic Calligraphy house as Mr.Abdo will teach you how to write your name in Arabic . Many of old houses at Al Fahidi were converted into small museums like ( the coins and stamps museums.) If you are an Art lover you would be happy to enjoy some of the Art galleries around this area.
We will pass by Dubai museum(temporarily closed) Then We will have a walk in the Hindu lane going to the textile market to experience a short Abra ride (wooden boat) to the famous Gold and Spice souk. Visit Dubai Municipality Museum. Shop till you drop at the Spice and Gold souks.
The kabab and falafel restaurant will be our pit stop to recharge our energy.
Inclusion:
Water , Arabic coffee, karak tea , Boat ride, Kebab or falafel sandwich.
note: transportation is not included
This tour is a mix of culture, fun and shopping tour. You will get to learn about the Life of the people of UAE before the oil discovery, customs and traditions of Emiratis and life of UAE expats.Explore old Dubai with your local guide
covering the most interesting parts of Al Fahidi Historical neighborhood, AL Seef cultural district; Launched in late 2017. At AL Fahidi district, you will be visiting the coffee museum; a place where you w…

What's included

  • Food
    During Ramadan the fasting month we won't be able to offer any meals only...
  • Drinks
    arabic coffee
    Water, karak tea

Meet your host, Hoda

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 116 Reviews
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My name is Hoda. I am a fully licensed tour guide working in the UAE (Dubai / Abu Dhabi). I love meeting new people from all walks of life, sharing and exchanging culture, talking about history and future, blending with local ways of life, and following their daily routine. Sharing my knowledge with stories and facts, I love taking guests to an uncharted area which is often missed out in the typical guidebook.

I have been a tour guide for nearly 14 years and guiding is not just a job. To me, it's the greatest passion!

Based on Availability I or any of my colleagues who have some excellent reviews might be running your experience. the day before your tour I will send you a message to confirm who will be running your experience.
My name is Hoda. I am a fully licensed tour guide working in the UAE (Dubai / Abu Dhabi). I love meeting new people from all walks of life, sharing and exchanging culture, talking about history and future, blending with local ways of life, and following their daily routine. Sharing my knowledge with stories and facts, I love taking guests to an uncharted area which is often missed out in the typical guidebook.

I have been a tour guide for nearly 14 years and guiding is not just a…
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Where you'll be

we will cover Bastakia district away from fancy Wealthy Dubai a great place with different atmosphere you will get to see an authentic part of the city and will get to meet with local Emarati .
walk into the back streets of old markets not just the touristy areas
visit the hindu lane

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 116 reviews.

Timothy
May 2021
Our guide Faheem was a fantastic and knowledgeable host for our tour of Old Dubai. He was very attentive and well versed in the history of Dubai. We would highly recommend this tour to get off the usual tourist track for a unique experience.
Our guide Faheem was a fantastic and knowledgeable host for our tour of Old Dubai. He was very attentive and well versed in the history of Dubai. We would highly recommend this tou…
Madeline
April 2021
Faheem is absolutely amazing! Look no further if you want an experience of a lifetime!! Old Dubai was way better than expected because of Faheem! Amazing host! I can’t say it enough! 5 stars! If you want to learn more about Old Dubai definitely book this experience! He went above and beyond! Can’t wait to go back to Dubai! He made my first time a very memorable one!!
Faheem is absolutely amazing! Look no further if you want an experience of a lifetime!! Old Dubai was way better than expected because of Faheem! Amazing host! I can’t say it enoug…
Abhimanyu
April 2021
Great experience. This walking tour will take you to parts you would not normally associate with the bright lights of Dubai. Faheem my guide was very helpful and friendly.
Angela
March 2021
Usually I am not a huge fan of Tours, normally I get bored very easy, but this Tour was completely amazing, we just loved it since the beginning until the end, Gege our tourists guide was very lovely, kind, patient. The places we saw were very nice and we could feel us involved into the country and the culture, she knows very well the city, the people around and the traditions as well as the meaning behind and explain you the things very clear. She showed us her hospitality the whole time and we could learn not only about the country but also about the culture. I fully recommend this Tour with Gege, she born to do this, she loves being a tour guide and she was definitely born with that skill. Book this Tour! There is no possibility that you will regret
Usually I am not a huge fan of Tours, normally I get bored very easy, but this Tour was completely amazing, we just loved it since the beginning until the end, Gege our tourists gu…
Vesna
March 2021
Me and my husband had wonderful time during this tour, and we can say that our amazing guide Faheem could be one of the reasons why - he had patience to aswer all of our questions about Emirati culture, took us to many places that helped us discover more about local history, but the highlight of the day was the spice market where we met a multilingual trader, who blew our minds away with his knowledge of languages, and spices of course! Overall, I definitely recommend this tour because even after 2 years of living in UAE, I learned many more new things that day. Shukriya, Faheem! :)
Me and my husband had wonderful time during this tour, and we can say that our amazing guide Faheem could be one of the reasons why - he had patience to aswer all of our questions…
Oliver
February 2021
Great tour! Gehan is a wunderful, sympathitic and well educated person who knows so much about the history and the present of the old and new Dubai and the life in the Emirates. My tour was great and I will remember for the rest of my life! 130% recommendation! Thank you!!!
Great tour! Gehan is a wunderful, sympathitic and well educated person who knows so much about the history and the present of the old and new Dubai and the life in the Emirates. My…

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    Guest requirements

    Up to 10 guests ages 6 and up can attend.

    What to bring

    hats and sunscreen especially at summer time May to October and wear comfortable shoes