Visit Old Dubai with an Insider

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Experience hosted by Nada

4 hours, Hosted in English
Cultural immersion
Guests felt absorbed in a community or culture.
Super storytelling
Guests say this Host tells great stories.

What you'll do

Dubai’s historic and humble beginnings tell a story like no other. We’ll start the day by marching (not literally, just light walking involved) the streets of old Dubai stopping by several enchanting sights and witnessing the city’s dynamic history woven by its people. My goal is to take you through a journey of tales and show you just how the small Arab village became a top destination throughout the sands of time.

We'll learn about the emirate’s history, people, and hospitality rituals at a fantastic museum, the Al Shindagha Museum. We’ll wander the Spice and Gold Souqs, meet shop owners, and learn the secrets behind some of the world’s most expensive traded items. We'll hop on a traditional wooden abra boat (think Arabian gondola minus the singing) and cross over the magnificent Dubai Creek. We’ll learn about the traditional dress worn in the Gulf region at the Textile Souq, and the beautiful architecture of Dubai’s religious sites. By then, I guarantee our stomachs will be grumbling loud enough to guide us themselves to one of Dubai’s best eats where we can break bread, drink tea, and be merry.
Dubai’s historic and humble beginnings tell a story like no other. We’ll start the day by marching (not literally, just light walking involved) the streets of old Dubai stopping by several enchanting sights and witnessing the city’s dynamic history woven by its people. My goal is to take you through a journey of tales and show you just how the small Arab village became a top destination throughout the sands of time.

We'll learn about…

What's included

  • Food
    Lunch or dinner and bottled water during the meal. If you have any dietary...
  • Tickets
  • Transportation
    Boat Ride

Meet your Host, Nada

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 36 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Marhaba! I’m Nada (definitely not ‘nothing’), a licensed tour guide and Chief Experience Officer at Wander With Nada Tours. I've grown up here in Dubai, a city certainly not shy of making headlines with its incredible attractions, and I love to show it off. The experiences I offer are not scripted, or ‘Ministry of Tourism’ supplied, but interactive conversations where I’ll share stories of the nation’s incredible history and transformation AND answer any of your curious questions. One of the best ways to get to know a city, is through conversations with its people, and I promise, my enthusiasm for the city is contagious.
Marhaba! I’m Nada (definitely not ‘nothing’), a licensed tour guide and Chief Experience Officer at Wander With Nada Tours. I've grown up here in Dubai, a city certainly not shy of making headlines with its incredible attractions, and I love to show it off. The experiences I offer are not scripted, or ‘Ministry of Tourism’ supplied, but interactive conversations where I’ll share stories of the nation’s incredible history and transformation AND answer any of your curious questions. One of the bes…
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Where you'll be

We'll meet in the heart of Dubai, the Al Shindagha, and wander from there to first learn about the city's history, culture, and transformation at a museum. We'll explore the old alleys and souqs, sail on a wooden abra boat, break bread together, and so much more, you'll never want the tour to finish! :)

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 36 reviews.

Charlotte
August 2021
Wir haben die Wanderung mit Nada sehr genießen können!! Es war großartig, wie sie uns die Geschichte, die Kultur und die Freude an Dubai vermittelt hat! Die Führung im Museum war ein guter Einstieg in die Historie, dann folgte die Fahrt über den Creek und die Souqs. Uns hat besonders gefallen, dass uns der Gewürzhändler viel gezeigt und erklärt hat! Wir durften riechen, kosten, ausprobieren und viel fragen - etwas, was wir sonst so sicher nicht erlebt hätten! Großes Kompliment für die Konzeption dieser Wanderung - wozu auch das traditionelle gemeinsame Essen zählt - sehr lecker und unterhaltsam! Vielen herzlichen Dank Nada für diesen grandiosen Nachmittag und Abend und die vielen Tipps für die weiteren Tage. Gerne werden wir dann direkt bei dir auf deiner Webseite buchen. Wir empfehlen Nada sehr gerne!!
David
March 2021
Nada gave us an exceptional experience in our tour of old Dubai. We learned history and culture of the people and place in a fun and engaging way. Nada was a phenomenal guide who answered all our questions knowledgeably and gave us suggestions for the rest of our stay. The lunch was delicious! This experience was by far worth doing!
Giedrė
February 2021
It was a wonderful journey with many great views and other exciting experiences... We've been told not only about history but also many other intresting things! Besides, the guide speaks English fluently and is very friendly.
Gintautas
February 2021
After reading the reviews and checking Nada's profile, I had high expectations for this tour. And those expectations were thoroughly exceeded! Nada is very friendly, has great knowledge of the city, it's history and culture, and she is sharing her knowledge with passion. I've been to Dubai before and was on one of the standard tours, but this one was on completely another level! It was really like walking with a friend, who is willing to pass her fascination with the city to those willing to accept it. We visited some "off the beaten track" places and got some really helpful insider tips. We were a family of six and everyone was really amazed (which is not very often 😀). Very very recommended!
Aly
January 2021
An incredible experience. Our favourite part of the trip so far. Nada is an amazing host with a locals insight into the city paired with extensive world experience and in depth knowledge of the region. Friendly, hospitable and generous with information, she showed us a part of Dubai we would not have found on our own.
Stephanie
January 2021
Meine Tour mit Nada war sehr schön. Aufgrund der Gesamtsituation waren wir beide alleine unterwegs und ich habe es sehr geschätzt, dass sie die Tour nicht abgesagt hat. Die Orte, die sie gewählt hat, hätte ich alleine nicht gefunden. Außerdem ist sie eine sehr herzliche Person und konnte mir sehr viele Hintergrundinformationen zu Dubai und den Menschen geben, die in keinem Reiseführer stehen. Ich kann jedem nur empfehlen diese Tour zu buchen. Zum Abschluss waren wir essen und auch das Restaurant war wunderbar gewählt!!!

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  • Wed, Oct 27
    4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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  • Sat, Oct 30
    4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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  • Mon, Nov 1
    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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  • Wed, Nov 3
    4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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  • Thu, Nov 4
    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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  • Sat, Nov 6
    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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  • Thu, Nov 11
    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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  • Mon, Nov 15
    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 12 and up can attend, up to 6 guests total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

Cancellation policy

Cancel within 24 hours of purchasing or at least 7 days before the experience starts for a full refund.