Welcome to Dubai by Foot, offering off-beat, curated Dubai Walking Tours. Each of our tours are crafted with research, experience and cultural submersion that can only be delivered by our hand-picked local guides. Let us show you Dubai in a way that will appeal to all your senses and have you leave with a deep understanding of this city’s historic aura, its regional command and its emerging international presence.
In Dubai, everything is bigger and better. It’s home to the world’s tallest building, largest mall, biggest indoor theme park and highest Ferris Wheel. The city is constantly evolving under the leadership of the visionary Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. In 2020, Dubai will play host to the World Expo, and there are even more new developments that are expected to launch before that big event.
At the heart of the glitz and glam, however, is a city with a rich cultural heritage. Dubai first made its name as a fishing and pearl village, and a strategic port on the Persian Gulf. Even with modern developments, the city’s sense of history is still alive today. One can savor a cup of traditional coffee, catch a ride on an old-fashioned abra or shop in a traditional souk.
Our signature Dubai tours are designed to explore the different facets of the city. Whatever your interest, be it history, culture, architecture, fashion, art, food or technology, we are sure to have the right tour for you. Our tours fall under three main categories:
These tours are aimed at those interested in learning about Dubai’s heritage. Our walking tours take you through the historical districts of the city, where you can learn about the life in Old Dubai, its culture of trading, its souks, its sea transport and the influence of various communities on its art and architecture.
Our modern tours of Dubai explore the new developments of the city. These walking tours will teach you about the design and concept behind the modern communities and give you a glimpse of what everyday life is like for those living in Dubai. In these tour we feature art, cuisine, yachts trips, parks and many adventures only unique to Dubai.
Dubai is a city that is constantly on the cutting edge. With these walking tours, you can learn about what’s the latest and greatest in the city of the future. We have tours for business executives, groups with a specific interest, or those interesting in learning more about the Dubai Future Foundation or the upcoming Dubai Expo 2020.
With Dubai’s rapid development, there’s plenty to see, and we believe that walking the city lets you see it best. Whether you are visiting Dubai for a day, or planning a longer stay, we have the right tour to suit your needs and budget. We also offer private, personalized and VIP tours and packages – just let us know your requirements and we’ll be happy to accommodate.
By choosing a walking tour of Dubai, you can see the details of the city up close. Instead of just viewing the big monuments, you can traverse the heart of the city.
Our Dubai walking tour gives you to a chance to really soak up the atmosphere and feel the energy of the local crowds. Whether you’re stopping over for a day, or planning a longer visit, we believe a walking tour is the best way to truly experience the city.
Dubai is famed for the amazing variety of food on offer. Whether you’re munching on falafel from a street vendor or tasting a gold-leaf cupcake from a boutique bakery, it’s pretty easy to gain a few extra pounds while in the city. By choosing a walking tour of Dubai, you’ll have an engaging way to keep your fitness levels up – so you can treat yourself later. We encourage you to wear your fit bits on our tour and track your steps!
Want to indulge while staying active? Our Food Tour of Dubai is a walking tour with plenty of stops to try a variety of different cuisines.
There’s no such thing as assigned seating on a walking tour. Instead, you can easily mingle with anyone else walking with you. This makes it a lot easier to meet new travel companions from different backgrounds. Feel free to strike up a conversation with someone around you – you never know where you might find a new friend.
Have you ever experienced the frustration of trying to take a decent photo from a moving vehicle? By choosing a walking tour of Dubai, you can easily adjust your position, lock the focus and watch the light. Plus, you can always request your guide to take a group photo – no need to rely on selfies.
At Dubai By Foot, we bring over 15 years of tour guiding experience to the table (or shall we say to the walking tour!). We have done our research and our guides are trained as the city’s best ambassadors, historians, art lovers, and story-tellers. Most of all, we love Dubai and we love showing this wonderful city to our guests. Furthermore, our passion for this city is contagious and it will leave you energized.
* When you walk with us you get the real scoop. We share history, stories of the past and present, urban legends and fun facts.
* You see the attractions up-close-and-personal, and really get a feel for the city. We are unique in our style and in the design of our tours. We are also flexible and willing to tailor the walk according to your interests.
* You get to interact with the real people of Dubai. These people make the city what it is – a melting pot of cultures. We encourage you to ask questions and engage with the shopkeepers, vendors, cooks and servers. This will allow you to find out their story and how they fit into this amazing culture of tolerance.
* The devil is in the detail – there are so many small structures, architectural nuances, art installations, design elements, historical significances that only our walking tours can capture. It would be a shame for you to come to Dubai and miss these small wonderful things about our city that might get over-shadowed by the mega-structures surrounding us.
*We are affordable, 100% personalized and the most extensive in our offering of private tours for schools, educational instituters, universities, corporates etc. We can also arrange tours in Spanish, German, Chinese or other languages. In addition to the above we can also design very specific tours, such as architecture, art, food, business opportunities, and so on as per guest requirements.
Come fall in love with Dubai with us!