Dubai Old City: A Stroll Through Deira, Shindagha, and Bur Dubai Neighborhoods

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Audio tour
Audio tour in English
Route length: 6 КМ
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Duration 2h - 4h
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  • You'll receive a self-guided audio tour right after booking
  • Get acquainted with the features of Arabic architecture and take a stroll through the streets of the historical district
  • Discover the intricacies of Dubai's leading industry before the era of oil extraction—pearl diving
  • Explore the oldest and once tallest building in Dubai—the Al Fahidi Fort
  • Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of an Eastern bazaar, where you'll find the world's largest gold ring
  • Embark on a short cruise along the waters of the Dubai Creek canal
Explore the old city of Dubai and discover how the city lived before the United Arab Emirates! This audio tour in the app with a planned route is suitable for history enthusiasts and anyone who wants to see an authentic glimpse of the beach resort. The tour begins on the waterfront near the boat model, close to the Heritage Village, which can be reached by metro (Al Ghubaiba station), and ends at the Gold Souk, near the Al Ras metro station. The walk includes a boat crossing on the water public transport (2 dirhams). During the tour, you'll learn about the ancestor of the modern air conditioner, the challenges faced by pearl divers at sea depths, why women wear black abayas, and how many times a day an Emirati resident changes clothes. You'll enjoy the tranquility and coolness of 19th-century streets, see dresses and shoes made of gold, find yourself under the arches of the most beautiful and odorous eastern bazaars. You'll encounter bargilis, barastis, majlises, shahadas, abras and many other details that make up the unique ornamentation of Arabic culture.

What's included

  • An audio tour on the WeGoTrip app
  • A planned route with an offline map for convenient navigation
  • Recommendations for an authentic restaurant with local cuisine and a museum where you can enjoy Arab
  • A hidden path to a street in the old market where religious Indian goods are sold.
  • Earphones not included — bring your own
  • Ticket for the boat crossing (2 dirhams)
  • There is no tour guide—this is a self-guided audio tour for independent listening

Places you will visit

The route of the tour goes within circle
Al Ghubaiba Metro Station
Metro Station
Al Ras Metro Station
Al Khor Street, Deira
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