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Walking Tour: Emirati Art and Cultural Tour From Dubai

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
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Overview

Discover traditional Emirati culture and art on a 4-hour tour of old Dubai, with a local guide. See the mud-brick wind towers and courtyards of Al Bastakiya and Al Fahidi, visit boutique art galleries, and admire the beautiful Diwan Mosque. Savor Arabic coffee and fresh dates during a fascinating interactive question and answer session about Emirati life and culture; see Deira’s glittering Gold Souk, and explore women’s role in Emirati life and art at Dubai’s Women’s Museum. Numbers are limited to 15 for a small-group experience.
  • 4-hour Emirati art and culture tour of old Dubai, with an expert guide
  • Explore the Al Bastakiya and Al Fahidi quarters, Dubai’s oldest areas
  • View the courtyards and wind towers and learn how the towers circulate cool breezes
  • Admire Emirati and international art at the area’s boutique galleries
  • Enjoy a Q&A session over Arabic drinks and dates at the Sheikh Mohammed Cultural Centre
  • Visit the Gold Souk and Women’s Museum to learn how women have shaped Emirati culture
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 15 people ensures more personalized attention from a guide
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Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

Departure Time

9:00 AM
Start with a hotel pickup and travel into Dubai’s Al Bastakiya quarter, the city’s oldest residential district, to learn about its roots as a simple fishing village and trading port.

Hop out of your air-conditioned vehicle and see the mud-brick wind tower houses and courtyards that characterize the area. Visit some local art galleries that showcase Emirati and international art and culture, such as the Majlis Gallery and XVA Art Gallery Hotel. View the colorful art and crafts on show, and soak up the traditional courtyard settings that recall the area's Persian mercantile heritage.

Continue to the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding, and enjoy a walking tour around the Al Fahidi historic district. Delve into the narrow lanes and hear about the area’s Persian-inspired wind towers — designed to capture and direct cool breezes down into the buildings’ interiors.

Head inside the beautiful Diwan Mosque to admire its Islamic calligraphy and plays on Fatimid architecture, and then return to the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for a fascinating question and answer session. Take a seat and enjoy some reviving Arabic tea, coffee and dates as you ask local experts anything you wish about Emirati life, architecture and culture.

Afterward, travel to the bustling Gold Souk in Deira. See the glittering gold, silver and jewelry outlets crammed into the maze-like lanes, and pay a visit to the nearby Women’s Museum. Admire the art, exhibits and multimedia displays, and learn how women have helped to shape Emirati society, culture and arts down the centuries.

After around four hours’ exploring, your tour concludes with a drop-off back at your hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Dubai Gold Souk
This Gray line tour is organized to begin at Bastakyia, the oldest district of Dubai where you will explore the traditional courtyard houses of Dubai and their impressive architecture.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding
we will visit the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding & you will participate in the Heritage Tour, a Cultural center where you will learn about Islam culture .
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
XVA Gallery
Discover the Emirati arts and culture scene by visiting some interesting places like the Majlis Gallery & XVA Art Gallery Hotel & café’ which have the mission of promoting the works of internationally reknown artists as a meeting place for creative minds
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • TOUR DEPARTURE TIME: Tour starts @ 09:00 hrs.
  • DURATION : Approximately 4 hours
  • CHILDREN POLICY : Discount 30% up to 11.99 years
  • LANGUAGES: Tour is operated with guide in ENGLISH .
  • CANCELLATION: Cancel Free of charge Up-to 72 hours from date of service local Time, after that full charge.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Gray Line UAE & OMAN

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Walking Tour: Emirati Art and Cultural Tour From Dubai?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Walking Tour: Emirati Art and Cultural Tour From Dubai.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Walking Tour: Emirati Art and Cultural Tour From Dubai?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Walking Tour: Emirati Art and Cultural Tour From Dubai.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Walking Tour: Emirati Art and Cultural Tour From Dubai?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Walking Tour: Emirati Art and Cultural Tour From Dubai.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Walking Tour: Emirati Art and Cultural Tour From Dubai?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Walking Tour: Emirati Art and Cultural Tour From Dubai.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Walking Tour: Emirati Art and Cultural Tour From Dubai?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Walking Tour: Emirati Art and Cultural Tour From Dubai.

Product code: 8264P11

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