There’s much more to Dubai than modern skyscrapers. Step back in time to discover the many influences that shaped the city on this fascinating tour. Explore the narrow lanes of the Old Bastakiya district. See the handsome 19th century mansions of wealthy merchants and learn about their early form of air-conditioning. Admire the distinctive architecture and try to imagine the lives of the original inhabitants of this historic district. Visit the city’s excellent museum, housed in an old fort. Find out about life in Dubai before the discovery of oil. Tour the city’s world-famous souks. Inhale the rich aromas in the spice market and gasp at the glitter and sparkle of the celebrated Gold Souk. To complete your authentic Dubai experience you will also enjoy a trip up the Creek in a water taxi.