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Cultural Tour of the Al Fahidi Al Bastakiya District in Authentic Old Dubai

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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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
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Spend 1.5 hours following an expert guide through one of Dubai's oldest neighborhoods on this Al Fahidi Al Bastakiya Historical District tour. You'll visit the Ruler's Court Mosque, sample Arabic coffee, sit inside an original wind-tower house dating back to the 19th century and gain an insider's look into the culture and traditions of this incredible destination.
  • Tour one of Dubai’s oldest neighborhoods
  • Visit the Ruler’s Court Mosque
  • Learn about culture, traditions, and heritage from your professional guide
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Visit includes a fully guided tour
Water, Arabic coffee and dates
Q and A Session with experienced guide about local culture and traditions
Transportation to/from attractions
Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Centre for Cultural Understanding, Al Mussallah Rd - Al Fahidi - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 2 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding

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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 Cultural Tour of the Al Fahidi Al Bastakiya District in Authentic Old 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
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Cultural Tour of the Al Fahidi Al Bastakiya District in Authentic Old Dubai.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Cultural Tour of the Al Fahidi Al Bastakiya District in Authentic Old Dubai?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Cultural Tour of the Al Fahidi Al Bastakiya District in Authentic Old Dubai.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Cultural Tour of the Al Fahidi Al Bastakiya District in Authentic Old Dubai?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Cultural Tour of the Al Fahidi Al Bastakiya District in Authentic Old Dubai.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Cultural Tour of the Al Fahidi Al Bastakiya District in Authentic Old Dubai?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Cultural Tour of the Al Fahidi Al Bastakiya District in Authentic Old Dubai.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Cultural Tour of the Al Fahidi Al Bastakiya District in Authentic Old Dubai?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 2 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Cultural Tour of the Al Fahidi Al Bastakiya District in Authentic Old Dubai.

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Most informative and interesting...
Lyn R
, May 2018
Most informative and interesting tour . Gave a much better understanding of the Muslim traditions and religion. Would highly recommend . Refreshing to see Old Dubai in contrast to the glitz and glamour of new Dubai
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Our hostess/host were absolutely...
Tracy T
, Dec 2017
Our hostess/host were absolutely delightful. There sense of humor and friendly demeanor was great. The tour was very good and it was a privilege to visit the mosque. I would highly recommend.
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This was a relaxed tour of the old...
Fiona S
, Feb 2017
This was a relaxed tour of the old village of Dubai, no rush, plenty of chat, and an engaging guide. When they say you can ask them anything they do mean it, they are happy to tell you anything about their culture, so don't be shy. We were provided with a selection of food, accompanied by a very enjoyable talk about how it should be eaten, coffee and as much water as we needed, before we went out and met a lady making ribbons and a gentleman with a hawk. After a walk and talk round the village we ended the tour at the mosque. For those who didn't wear appropriate clothes for the mosque the beautifully simple clothes provided looked very clean, and well kept, so don't worry if you forget something. I really enjoyed this tour, lovely atmosphere, friendly people and very informative.
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This is the tour I would recommend...
Orkhan G
, Jan 2017
This is the tour I would recommend the most. Despite it might seem like something not very interesting, it is actually a tour not to be missed, absolutely! The best component of this tour is the local guides. Because they are local, their motivation to explain you arabic culture and heritage is genuine and their narration therefore is very interesting. Their highly positive energy will imprint in your memory for many years. Firstly you are going to sit in a circle indoors and hear about local culture as well as have chances to ask your questions to the giude. You will also be offered some beverages to drink and some local pastries to taste. Then you'll take a tour around the area, starting with an old tent where you'll be offered coffee. After sitting there for a while and learning about interesting things that people used to do in the past, you'll then proceed to the mosque and learn some interesting facts about the nuances of its architecture as well as the nuances of Islam. You'll then walk round old buildings and learn the secrets that Arabs used to keep their homes cool, and many other interesting things. Just ask your questions and get exhaustive answers. I will definitely take some other tours of the Sheikh Mohammad Centre for Cultural Understanding if I visit Dubai again.
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Smart presenters, welcome...
Floyd P
, Oct 2016
Smart presenters, welcome atmosphere, good walk around the Bastikya area. Definitely recommended.
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excellent. Nasir was a wonderful...
Eleanor S
, Dec 2015
excellent. Nasir was a wonderful host, very open and funny. we had a really international group and I felt we had a real insight into the moderate Muslim world and sensible explanations of their culture.
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Bonsoir, L'accueil était très...
Irma B
, Nov 2015
Bonsoir, L'accueil était très chaleureux. Les explications données étaient très intéressantes. Nous avons eu toutes les réponses à nos questions. Beaucoup de tolérance de compréhension et de gentillesse. Nous avons passé une matinée extraordinaire. Merci mille fois. Irma et ma fille Emmanuelle
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