Experience Old Dubai
Are you ready for the ideal weekend itinerary? This activities program during the cooler months will let you discover the Old City. You'll take a tour around some of Dubai's most famous streets, seeing both hidden gems and major sites like the Dubai Canal.
Start your tour with a hearty lunch at Arabian Tea House, a traditional Emirati restaurant filled with country antiques and a unique indoor garden dining environment in the heart of the Al Fahidi historic area. Just make sure to order some of their freshly baked Arabic bread and hummus to accompany your meal!
On your route to Al Seef neighborhood, explore the alleyways of Al Bastakiya and its various cultural homes, where you will find an old-fashioned street market environment packed with spice shops, traditional shoemakers, and silk vendors. The trail will lead you all the way to the Abra station, where you may cross the Dubai Creek for only one dirham on your journey to your next destination.
You’ll be a short walk from the famed Gold Souq after crossing. Enjoy the magnificence of the world’s largest outdoor world market, as well as the shop displays. While you’re there, make sure to stop by the area’s spice markets to check off all the mandatory picture-perfect selfie sites.
After a long day of adventure, skip the long trip and stay at the elegant yet economical Royal Continental Hotel. Enjoy the large rooms and cosy facilities for a good night’s rest without breaking the bank, then head out for another day of adventure with a great continental breakfast.