Old Dubai Tour


I needed an excuse to make this trip. And so when my friends came down last weekend and worked this out.

A walking trip through the old Dubai. Every city almost in the world has this stark divide of Old and New and so does Dubai.

The new Dubai being the Downtown, Marina, and Jumeirah side, whereas the Old Dubai is around the Creek, surrounding the Fort.

Breakfast at Arabian Tea house Cafe



We started the day with a Traditional Arabic breakfast , with a pot of tea at the Arabian Tea House cafe and that still remains to be the highlight of the day! It was delicious, and the place is just beautiful! Those below are the best Falafels I have ever had here in Dubai , but to my disappointment, they don't serve more than three.  And the tea was simply excellent!





Then we walked around the Bastakiya neighbourhood, which was full of pretty sights.

Spice Cart
Souvenir Shop

Then we walked through the BurDubai Old souq and along the creek to reach the House of Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum

House of Sheikh Saeed Al Makhtoum

We still weren't hungry after the heavy breakfast, so we decided to take the Abra to the other side of the Creek, Deira. That was very pleasant, and the Abra driver was very funny much to my two year old's delight.

Ride an Abra ( checked off from the list)

Then we reached the most exotic looking place ever- The Spice Souq. It was crowded and smelled spectacular!



Spices!!!

Arabian Lamps and Artefacts


Then we reached the reached the Gold Souq and saw the ultimate of CRAZZYYY!!



Then we took the Abra back to Bur Dubai and ended our tour at  the Local House Restaurant with some camel burgers. We were too hungry to click pictures of our meals!

One place I wouldn't want other visitors to miss is the Al Fahidi Fort, which is currently the Dubai Musuem. We didn't have enough time for it, since we had to head to the Global Village.


Africa
 Our favourite Pavilion every year has been Africa and this year too it did not disappoint us. ! Colorful, vibrant, and such  warm people in there! See our li\l boy trying his hand at this Xylophone like instrument.


Another breath taking moment we had when we took the Wheel of the world ride and reached at the top exactly at Sunset! And we saw THIS!

Lighting up our minds at the moment
He loved this !

























It was such a delight to walk around taste various scrumptious delicacies from around the world. Be it the roasted chestnuts, the Turkish Kunafa , or the Syrian tamarind Tea. They were all simply beautiful!







And at last , we ended our full day trip with Dhow Cruise, which honestly was mediocre! But our spirits were still high !







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