Culture

Emirati Hospitality Experience

By Heritage Express
From USD 68

Price varies by vehicle, group sizes and other selections.

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    SeasonalityYear round
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    Dress codeModest and
    comfortable clothing
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    Family FriendlyYes
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    Food & BeveragesYes

About

The Emirati Hospitality Experience is a Culture on Wheels activity, delivered as part of the UAE's Centre for Cultural Understanding, including both a bus tour through sites of cultural significance in the city of Dubai, and a delicious, authentic Emirati dining experience.

Guests can choose from a breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner as part of their tour.

Duration: 4 hours
Language: English

Full description

Experience the vibrant history of Dubai on a cultural journey with Heritage Express.

The knowledgeable Emirati storytellers of Culture on Wheels guide you through a fascinating cultural tour, showcasing the city's most iconic landmarks such as Al Fahidi Fort, Al Seef, Al Shindagha, and Al Etihad Museum (Union House). Along the way, you'll hear intriguing tales and secrets of the past that bring the city's history to life.

Louvre Abu Dhabi champions cultural achievements of the UAE, from prehistory to the present day. The galleries are not separated by geography; instead, they are set in chronological order to promote art as a subject without borders, whilst encouraging curiosity and respect.

Immerse yourself in local Emirati traditions, enjoy a camel and falcon wildlife encounter, and visit the Jumeirah Mosque Majlis for a date with culture. Indulge in Emirati snacks and traditional dishes, and participate in an insightful Q&A session at the Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Centre for Cultural Understanding Heritage House.

What's included

  • Trip around Dubai in a traditional trolley
  • Interactive Dubai bus tour, led by Emirati storytellers
  • Key historical attractions including: Al Seef, Al Fahidi Fort (Dubai Museum), Abra (Dubai creek), Al Shindagha, Ethiad Museum (Union House) - trolley stops at each location for 5 minutes
  • Meet camels and a falcon (available from October to June)
  • Jumeirah Mosque Majlis (15 minutes external tour)
  • Emirati snacks and a traditional meal (breakfast OR lunch OR brunch OR dinner)
  • Q&A session at the Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Centre for Cultural Understanding Heritage House (opportunity to ask further questions and discover even more about Dubai’s history).

What's not included

  • Transfers
  • Adult Beverages
  • Entry fees to the historical attractions

Highlights

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the Emirati culture and traditions through entertaining and knowledgeable Emirati guides who will transport you back in time
  • Visit landmarks such as Al Fahidi Fort, Al Seef, Al Shindagha and Etihad Museum (Union House)
  • Admire the beautiful architecture of the Jumeirah Mosque Majlis
  • Indulge in the unique flavours of Emirati snacks and a traditional meal
  • Engage in an insightful Q&A session at the Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Centre for Cultural Understanding Heritage House

Know before you go

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the activity starts.
  • Buses are fitted with wheelchair lifts to comfortably accommodate two wheelchairs. Please note, guests who require wheelchairs must provide their own and notify us when making your booking.
  • The Emirati meal is served on the carpeted floor of the Majlis. We recommend guests consider this when choosing what to wear.
  • During the journey aboard the Heritage bus, we will stop at some of Dubai's most iconic landmarks. The bus will stop for 5 minutes at Al Fahidi Fort, Dubai Abra, Al Shindagha Museum, and Ethiad Museum (Union House). At Jumeirah Mosque, we will make a 15-minute stop, where guests will enjoy an external walking tour.

Cancellation policy

  • For a full refund, cancellations must be made at least 3 days before the scheduled tour.
  • Reschedule 48 hours prior to tour date and up to two times.
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