Old Dubai City Tour - A Discovery back to Roots - Holiday Travel

Old Dubai City Tour - A Discovery back to Roots


Old Dubai City Tour - A Discovery back to Roots
  • Package Prices
    Old Dubai City Tour Starts from AED 500/- with all Old Dubai Attractions including Museum tour, SMCCU, Bastakia, Souqs and meena Bazaar Tour



Holiday Travel takes you to the Private Tour of Dubai to experience traditional Arabic lifestyle and Arabic heritage.We will be travelleing in Old Dubai in a Chauffer-Driven Luxury Car ( BMW/Merc) with Experienced multi lingual Guide

In this Old Dubai Tour, we will visit the historic district of Bastakiya in old dubai to give you the feel of life in old dubai much before the economic dominanace of Dubai in earlier 1950s-60s.

HIGHLIGHTS of the Old Dubai Tour:

Chauffeur-driven Luxury Car, who doubles up as your Guide
Visit Zabeel Palaces
Traditional meal at SMCCU
Abra ride at Dubai Creek ( wooden Boat)
Visit Bastakiya - oldest commercial hub of Dubai
Dubai Museum Visit in Bur Dubai
Gold Souq Visit
Spice Souk Visit
Hotel pickup and drop-off


Time                      Activity
8:30 – 9:00 am        Hotel Pickup
9:00 – 9:30 am        Tour around Zabeel Palaces
9:30 – 11:00 am      Arabic Breakfast at Sheik Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding
11:00 – 12:00 pm    Bur Dubai Visit with tour to Bastakiya and 
12:00 – 1:00 pm      Dubai Museum Visit
1:00 - 2:00 PM        Meena bazaar Tour & Hindu temple visit
1:00 – 2:30 pm        Abra Boat tour in Dubai Creek
2:30 – 4:30 pm        Shop at Gold Souk, Spice Souk and Perfume Souk
4:30 PM                  Back to Hotel


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Zabeel Palaces Tour

The Traditional old dubai tour starts with a tour around the Zabeel Palace, The place is reachable from the shaikh Zayed Road & zabeel us the palace where royal family has lived. There are plenty of peacocks venturing peacefully around the Zabeel palace. You can have ample photo opportunities here.

Zabeel palace is the nostalic place for old dubai travellers, It was designed by Ing. Bullardm who also designed Dubai's Clock Tower. In 1965 Zabeel Palace stood alone in the desert. Sheikh Rashid took up residence in his new Palace around 1965. He lived there for the rest of his life. He became UAE's Prime Minister, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, current Ruler of Dubai, has also called his modern palace Zabeel Palace. This is a different palace from Sheikh Rashid's Zabeel Palace but also located in the same area.

Zabeel place is located opposite to Zabeel Park. You watch out for the sign that says ‘Private Access’ and the place is just on the right & you’ll see the zabeel palace gates. You will many peacocks and peahens surrounding the palace, It is very surprising to see so many large peacocks in the vicinity of palace and surprising part is that they never leave the access road.

You are allowed to get down here and do photography, but area is heavily guarded, it is a must place with out any entrace fees.


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