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Cultural Tour of the Al Fahidi Al Bastakiya District in Authentic Old Dubai provided by Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding

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

Cultural Tour of the Al Fahidi Al Bastakiya District in Authentic Old Dubai
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
1h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
2
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    1h 30m
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    2
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 20630P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Visit includes a fully guided tour
  • Water, Arabic coffee and dates
  • Q and A Session with experienced guide about local culture and traditions
  • Entry/Admission - Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood
  • Entry/Admission - Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding
  • Entry/Admission - The Al Farooq Omar Bin Al Khattab Mosque And Centre
Exclusions
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Duration
1h 30m
Departure details
  • Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Centre for Cultural Understanding, Al Mussallah Rd - Al Fahidi - Dubai - United Arab Emirates Next to Al Seef
Additional information
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 2 travellers
Inclusions
  • Visit includes a fully guided tour
  • Water, Arabic coffee and dates
  • Q and A Session with experienced guide about local culture and traditions
  • Entry/Admission - Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood
  • Entry/Admission - Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding
  • Entry/Admission - The Al Farooq Omar Bin Al Khattab Mosque And Centre
Exclusions
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Departure details
  • Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Centre for Cultural Understanding, Al Mussallah Rd - Al Fahidi - Dubai - United Arab Emirates Next to Al Seef
Duration
1h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 2 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Centre for Cultural Understanding
    Al Mussallah Rd - Al Fahidi - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
    Next to Al Seef
    See address & details
  • 1
    Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    The Al Farooq Omar Bin Al Khattab Mosque And Centre
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

4.0
8 reviews
Excellent
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Roadtripper2823
San Francisco, CA9 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
We were impressed with the presenter’s depth of knowledge and enjoyed our walk through the old town. My only complaint was that there was a man on the tour who was recording everything, had his mic constantly in the presenter’s face, and was always blocking the way of others trying to take photos.
Written 11 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Fernanda A
1 contribution
Sep 2019 • Family
Excellent tour. Very interesting, our guide was very nice and really make us feel home, explaining many aspectos of this amazing culture.
You visit a tradicional house, the old village, some artisans and a neighborhood moske.
If you go to Dubai you must do this!
Written 3 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

HobokenPixie
Hoboken6 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
This was one of the best tours we did on our honeymoon in April 2019. The cultural center is in one of the oldest houses in the neighborhood. We spend about 30 minutes learning about Arabic hospitality and were served coffee and nibbles. We then started the walking bit of the tour—it is a nice departure from the opulence of modern Dubai. We were able to spend time at the mosque (one of two what allows non Muslims). We were given clean robes to wear in the mosque since we were wearing shorts/short sleeves. After the tour we roamed the neighborhood on our own. The call to pray is still one of most beautiful things you will experience. We loved this tour and wanted to go back the next day!
Written 2 May 2019
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Eddie1087
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK89 contributions
Aug 2019
Really disappointed with this tour. I was really looking forward to looking round the historic district and learning about the history and culture of Dubai. The tour was cancelled with out notice and we had travelled by taxi for 1 hour to get there. We were offered an alternative mosque tour and put in a uber which the centre paid for. However the mosque tour only offered the cultural part of the trip. The tour had already been rearranged due to eid.
Written 27 August 2019
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Karmiel, Israel398 contributions
Mar 2022
the tour is very interesting and educational. the only neg is that the guide did everything too fast what disturb us to take more pictures
Written 6 April 2022
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stu2303
London, UK103 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
After the madness of a day in Dubai, this was a very refreshing down to earth tour that just told us a little more about life and customs in the UAE, with a very funny and charismatic tour guide (Fatayah). As well as a tour round some of the old city and into a mosque we got the lowdown on the code of unspoken signals in their culture - the signal you make when you want more tea, or the scent you waft around when you're ready for your guests to leave, as well as the reality of relationships between different denominations (when a sunni marries a shia they call the couple sushi!).

Clearly UAE is still a very conservative country, but this tour really humanised the culture, helped show how much there is in common with more western cultures, and helped us see a day-to-day reality of a religion and culture without a media or political agenda skewing the message.
Written 21 March 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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By: Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding
7wangs
7wangs
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Safe space to chat about the culture!
I oroginally wanted to sign up for the Culture on Wheels & Brunch on a Saturday morning but it wasn't available. I
chtronkopuc
chtronkopuc
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A great cultural experience
We had a very pleasant evening with the iftar ceremony. Our presenter was a young lady, very kind and talkative, sh
Robert D
Robert D
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A great way to learn about Emirati culture
This was one of the highlights of my visit to Dubai. It started with a talk and demonstration of Arabic calligraph
Dancekos
Dancekos
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Make this Your First Stop in Dubai!
This review may not be a fair review because we did not actually participate in the Cultural Meal and Talk, however
shanizee1
shanizee1
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A great meusem depicting culture and heritage of native Arabs .
I had a wounderful experience during the visit . To know how middle eastern traditions and cultural values are stil
California_momofsix
California_momofsix
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Delicious food and great company
Lunch or dinner at the Dubai center for cultural understanding should be on your itinerary. Tickets can be reserve
Dunja R
Dunja R
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Extraordinary
I just came from my “Emirats dinner” . A beautiful Experience to talk to young Dubai people. I would recommend ever
575benoitc
575benoitc
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Bad idea!! Bad impression!!
I've been to dubai several times every year and I was kind of shocked to find barriers now around the fence where t
Jim P
Jim P
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Enrichment Experience
Our visit was for lunch. The home-style lunch was good, even with soft drinks. The real experience was our question
KawaiiWander
KawaiiWander
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A wonderful experience
Emiratis are not easily meet in UAE due to the low population in their country and they usually very private. This
bougainville30a
bougainville30a
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Learn, educate and understand while having fun
It was a great decision to join the weekly Dinner Meal & Talk at Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding.
lucylG8643EZ
lucylG8643EZ
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Emirati Culture Demystified
I thoroughly enjoyed the guided tour of the Al Fahidi Historical neighbourhood and Al Farooq Mosque, and afterwards
AMG1970NL
AMG1970NL
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Wonderful experience
We visited the Center for the second time. Last year we visited the Jumeirah Mosque. This year we had the cultural
Simona A
Simona A
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Recommend!
Great (very full!) lunch, cozy atmosphere. Got a lot of insights about Arabic culture. Really recommend.
Carmencita921
Carmencita921
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loved this tour
this was a very good and educational tour. gave us insight on their culture, fed us some yummy food. the lady giv
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