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Dubai Souks and Creekside Food Walk

Unravel the mysteries of old Dubai's souks and embark on a cultural adventure, peppered with Arabic, Indian and Iranian food tastings.

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Last Updated: 1 April 2020

  • Cancellation and rescheduling permitted only until 7 days before a tour
  • Show Mobile or Printed Voucher
  • 4 Hours 30 minutes (Approx)
  • English

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  • Cover the Old Dubai \'must-do\'s\' - the spice souk, abra ride, textile souk and Old Fahidi neighborhood - along a well-paced 4.5-hour route.
  • Experience Old Dubai like our friends would, only the stuff you have to see and eat rather than a standard touristy checklist.
  • Stand apart from the mammoth groups herded with a flag; our group is small and intimate, with only 11 to 12 fellow explorers.
  • Savour foods of the 3 old Dubai cultures - traditional Emirati snacks, tangy Indian treats and succulent Iranian kebabs.
  • Meet a local resident guide who thrives on stories and passion, not commissions from the souk - never feel pressured to spend!
  • Ride the abra, Dubai\'s oldest form of water transportation across the historic Creek.
  • Play SPINGO, our proprietary spice game that transforms the touristy souk into a fun, educational experience. (*not offered during Ramadan)

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What To Expect

Experience the souks and creek of Old Dubai as few would, without being herded with a flag or trapped by the over-eager souk salesmen. Stroll through the spice and textile souks, learn our mothers bargaining tactics, ride the traditional Abra across the historic creek and savour foods of the three cultures that symbolize Old Dubai Emirati, Indian and Iranian.

  • Start off with a popular old timer's treat in the souk's back alleys where few tourists venture, before stepping into the intoxicating cloud of aromas in the Deira spice souk
  • Play a round of SPINGO, our proprietary way of experiencing the souk with a fun, easy-to-play, educational game that makes both familiar and strange spices unforgettable
  • Once our SPINGO winner is crowned, bob across the Dubai creek in a traditional wooden abra and then experience religious tolerance at its best in the alleys of Bur Dubai's textile souk
  • With the souks behind us, transition into a "food walk" mode with a 3-stop tasting that includes:
    • Sweet Emirati dumplings doused with date molasses
    • Indian sweet-spicy "water balloons"
    • Iranian dill-scented soup and succulent kebabs

What to expect

Mouthwatering dishes that would satisfy your not just your cravings but also your heart

What to expect

Dig in and enjoy! Eat foods you never see or taste on your own

What to expect

Souks at it's finest which is also one of the highlights of this tour

Activity Information


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Insider Tips:

  • If you’re about to visit Dubai for vacation, then do visit the Dubai Souks and Creekside Food Walk. To make your visit worthwhile, check out the other attractions in Dubai, including- the world’s largest mobile maze, Dubai garden glow, Mattel play, global village, Burj Khalifa, desert safari, Dubai’s city walk, museum in Dubai, beaches in Dubai, Hub zero, Dubai Mall, and miracle garden.
  • You can book tickets for some of these attractions or activities from our website at the best prices. Multiple currencies are accepted on our site, including- Qatar riyal, Indian rupee, Canadian dollar, and more. If you have South African rand, you can convert it into any of the multiple acceptable currencies before payment.
  • Also, make sure to stay in one of the best Dubai hotels or Dubai apartment that is near to most of the attractions and famous Dubai restaurants to make your Dubai travel comfortable and memorable.

Know Before You Go:

  • Morning and evening routes and foods vary based on working hours of our vendors and dishes served at various times of the day
  • Our route and featured tastings are subject to change
  • *SPINGO is replaced with a Dates (the fruit) quiz during Ramadan, though we will still walk through the Spice Souk briefly during this time
  • Tastings include Gluten/Lactose/Dairy/Nuts. We do not recommend the tour for severe allergies.
  • Dress comfortably to walk; cover shoulders and legs above the knees
  • The minimum age to join the tour is 14 years. Strollers and infants are not permitted on the tour.
  • The tour requires a minimum of 4 guests; we may cancel and refund tickets if the minimum is not met
  • Walking only; distance covered is ~3.4km/ 2.1mi with stops in between.

  • Carry earphones for the audio system used by our guide

How To Use:

  • You can present either a printed or a mobile voucher for this activity

Hotel Pick Up Information:

  • We meet right by the pedestrian underpass adjoining the Spice Souk parking lot, on the side of the souk (not the creek side)
  • Please be at the meeting point 15 min. before the tour starts. The tour guide is not responsible for coordinating with any latecomers after the tour has started


  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates

How To Get There:

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  • Please be on time, we don't wait for latecomers! Given traffic, limited parking and different starting/ending locations, we strongly recommend that you take the metro rather than driving to the trail. If you plan to take a taxi, please budget extra time for traffic. Nearby metro: Al Ras (start) and Al Fahidi

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