Walking in Dubai - Explore Dubai By Foot With These 10 Walking Tours

Dubai, a city with lavish restaurants, jaw-dropping nightlife, stupefying skyscrapers and buildings depicting architectural finesse and full of sporty adventures, is truly worth to be on your next destination list. Dubai has anything and everything to offer, and hence, it’s unlikely for tourists to explore the entirety of Dubai through vehicles. There are some hidden gems as well as unexplorable places (by vehicle at-least) which could be covered solely by walking in Dubai. Moreover, walking through the streets of this beautiful city would enhance the adventures of your travel as well as save you some extra bucks.

Hence, we have put together ten such extremely eye-catching tours where you can have a blast walking in Dubai.

1. City Orientation Tour

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This tour can easily stupefy your sense as it includes majestic architectural craftsmanship which includes the 56 storey Emirates towers, the legendary Burj Khalifa and its lavish amenities, the tallest block in the world which is the Rose Tower, the largest ever shopping mall, Dubai Mall, which will stun you through its diverse shopping options and two of the world’s greatest exhibition and conference center’s which are the Dubai World Trade Centre and Dubai International Convention and exhibition center which hosts a pack of cultural, social, sports and food trade exhibitions.
Time required: 3 hours
Approximate distance: 6.1 Kilometres
Operating hours: All the attractions are open by 11:00 AM
Offered by: GPSMyCity
Price: Free, excluding entry charges. Entry fees may range from 40-100USD
Type: Self-guided walking tour
Starting point: Dubai World Trading Centre
Ending point: Burj Khalifa
Locations covered: Dubai World Trading Center, Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, Emirates Towers, Rose towers, Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa.

2. Al Souq Al Kabeer Art and Culture Tour

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This self-guided tour for walking in Dubai includes some of the city's most famous cultural and historic places which include the home of Dubai’s most loved and respected ruler, Sheikh Saeed al-Maktoum's House, the Ali Bin Abi Taleb Mosque which fascinates tourists by its architectural beauties, the Grand Mosque which was built in late 1900’s and was renovated in 1998 and preserved till date, Narish Khyma Museum which features some of the old days boats in Dubai including the Abra boats with canvas roofs, places like Dubai Museum and Xva Gallery where you get to see stunning Middle-Eastern art, and the oldest residential in Dubai, Al Bastakia and of-course not to mention the historic Plaza cinema which was one of the largest till 1972 and was re-innovated with latest technologies in 1997. 
Time required: 1 hour
Approximate distance: 2.1 Kilometres
Operating hours: All the attractions are open by 11:00 AM
Offered by: GPSMyCity
Price: Free, excluding entry charges. Entry fees may range from 40-100USD
Type: Self-guided walking tour
Starting point: Plaza Cinema
Ending point: Al Bastakia
Locations covered: Plaza Cinema, Sheikh Saeed al-Maktoum's House, Ali Bin Abi Taleb Mosque, Grand Mosque, Narish Khyma Museum, Dubai Museum, Xva Gallery and Al Bastakia.

3. Dubai Nightlife Walk

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Besides historical and cultural sightseeing, Dubai is eminently known for its exclusive and lavish nightlife. Sporting amazing cocktail and party vibes the iKandy Ultra Lounge is a must-visit in the night. Next on the list is Long’s bar, which is the longest in the city. Other places include the most popular English-style Harvesters pub which is known for its lively environment, the Cigar Bar whose Cuban cigars can quench almost anyone’s cigar cravings and the Diademas Cigar lounge which is known for its exotic cigar and tobacco diversities.
Time required: 1 hour
Approximate distance: 3 Kilometres
Operating hours: All the attractions are open by 11:00 AM
Offered by: GPSMyCity
Price: Free, excluding entry charges. Only pubs have a fee of around 60-120USD
Type: Self-guided walking tour
Starting point: ikandy Ultra Lounge
Ending point: Diademas Cigar Lounge
Locations covered: ikandy Ultra lounge, Long’s bar, Harvesters, Cigar Bar and the Diademas Cigar lounge.

4. Dubai Children Entertainment Walk

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This thrilling and adventurous tour for walking in Dubai is suited for all age groups. It includes the Dubai Children’s City featuring science and fiction museums, sports activities, etc., Dubai Dolphinarium showcasing facts about marine life and including lively show performances of dolphins and seals for kids, the residential 5602 feet tall Jumeirah Al Khor, a fascinating theme park named Encounter Zone for kids which include activities such as horror shows, roller coaster, video game arcades, paint-ball cities and a hell lot more, Wonderland where all age groups from 7-70 years old can enjoy the fascinating life of cartoon characters and get diluted in 4D and 3D cinematic shows and finally the recreational Al Boom Tourist Village.
Time required: 2 hours
Approximate distance: 3.5 Kilometres
Operating hours: All the attractions are open by 11:00 AM
Offered by: GPSMyCity
Price: Free, excluding entry charges. Entry fees may range from 50-100USD
Type: Self-guided walking tour
Starting point: Dubai Children’s City
Ending point: Al Boom Tourist Village
Locations covered: Dubai Children’s City, Dubai Dolphinarium, Jumeirah Al Khor, Encounter Zone, Wonderland and Al Boom Tourist Village.

5. Al Quoz Walk

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Bored with the regular locations and attractions, try this adventurous tour. Visit the largest indoor ski resort, Ski Dubai which was opened in 2005 and enjoy the snowy vibes or visit Meme gallery or Courtyard where you can find photographs and sculptures designed by famous personalities, or embrace yourself with shining gold and diamonds at the Dubai Gold and Diamond Park. Want to see some exotic orchids, palm trees and cacti, then take a trip to Dubai Garden Center which features more than 2000 botanical species. Tired of walking, no worries. Exquisite cuisines and delicacies are waiting for you at the Chillout restaurant. 
Time required: 3 hours
Approximate distance: 6.2 Kilometres
Operating hours: All the attractions are open by 11:00 AM
Offered by: GPSMyCity
Price: Free, excluding entry charges. Entry fees may range from 30-100USD
Type: Self-guided walking tour
Starting point: Ski Dubai
Ending point: Courtyard
Locations covered: Ski Dubai, Meme Gallery, Dubai Gold, and Diamond Park, Dubai Garden Center, Chillout and Courtyard.

6. Souvenir Shopping

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Grab various diversities of Souks, wines, and ornaments as a souvenir before ending your Dubai trip. Here are some places to get some. You can buy a whole hoard of Abayas in Naif Souq, sandalwood, chic and ancient perfumes at Dubai Perfume Souk, platinum, gold , emerald and ruby souks and jewels at Deira Gold Souk, a fantastic mixture of Dubai’s traditional and cultural spices at Spice Souk, extremely fantastic mild sandalwood and distilled oil attar at Burjuman Center and exotic gifts, traditional items like the Alladin’s lamp, decorative items and memoranda’s at Karama Souq. GO walking in Dubai and collect some of the best souvenirs from this beautiful city. 
Time required: 3 hours
Approximate distance: 6.1 Kilometres
Operating hours: All the attractions are open by 10:00 AM
Offered by: GPSMyCity
Price: Free
Type: Self-guided walking tour
Starting point: Naif Souq
Ending point: Karama Souq
Locations covered: Naif Souq, Dubai Perfume Souk, Deira Gold Souk, Spice Souk, Burjuman Center and Karama Souq.

7. Deira Shopping Walk

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Being the oldest commercial hub, Diera features some oldest Souks, awesome cafeteria and restaurants, and traditional scenes and vibes. Visit this exquisite hub for attars, jewellery, finely crafted art pieces, sculptures and decoratives and of-course a hoard of traditional mouth-watering delicacies and cuisines.
Time required: 1.5 hours
Approximate distance: 2.4 Kilometres
Operating hours: All the attractions are open by 10:00 AM
Offered by: GPSMyCity
Price: Free
Type: Self-guided walking tour
Starting point: Diera Souq
Ending point: Dubai Gold Souq
Locations covered: Diera Abra Station, Diera Souq, Naif Souq, Old Baladiya Street, and Dubai Gold Market.

8. Bur Dubai Sightseeing Walk

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Being the oldest part of the city, Bur Dubai can quench your cravings for ancient museums, mosques, historic buildings, the oldest residential area Al Bastakia, 17th-century monuments and sculptures, the Al Fahidi Fort, a short trip to Shindagha and the tallest Minaret in Dubai, the Juma Grand Mosque. Visit the best of the city's rich heritage by walking in Dubai through these marvels. 
Time required: 1 hour
Approximate distance: 1.9 Kilometres
Operating hours: All the attractions are open by 10:00 AM
Offered by: GPSMyCity
Price: Free
Type: Self-guided walking tour
Starting point: Al Bastaki
Ending point: Juma Grand Mosque
Locations covered: Al Bastakia, Al Fahidi Fort, Shindagha and Juma Grand Mosque.

9. Bur Dubai Shopping Walk

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The Bur Dubai Shopping Tour can prove to be a paradise for shopping enthusiasts. Including a plethora of shopping items from silk and woollen clothes, gold souks, antique items, decoratives for homes, cd shops, textile items, souvenirs and humongous diversities of heart-throbbing Japanese, Chinese, Lebanese and Asian cuisines which can stupefy your taste buds, can be explored in this Bur Dubai Shopping Walk tour. 
Time required: 2 hours
Approximate distance: 2.3 Kilometres
Operating hours: All the attractions are open by 10:00 AM
Offered by: GPSMyCity
Price: Free
Type: Self-guided walking tour
Starting point: Bur Dubai
Ending point: Bur Dubai
Locations covered: Bur Dubai Shopping Stalls and Restaurants

10. Shopping and Dining On The Walk

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Sporting a lively and picturesque landscape of tall white buildings, eye-catching cafeterias and restaurants, a wide array of souvenir and jewellery shops, refreshment delicacies throughout your stall and the exotic Palm Jumeirah Beach Resort where you can quench your swimming thirsts, this tour can take your adventurous visit to Dubai to a whole new level.
Time required: 1 hour
Approximate distance: 1.2 Kilometres
Operating hours: All the attractions are open by 10:00 AM
Offered by: GPSMyCity
Price: Free
Type: Self-guided walking tour
Starting point: Jumeirah Beach Residence
Ending point: Hilton Dubai Jumeirah 
Locations covered: Palm Jumeirah, Covent Garden market, Palm Jumeirah Beach Residence and Hilton Dubai Jumeirah.
So, here we end the ten best ways to explore the city by walking in Dubai through which you can truly experience the unseen beauties and architectural finesse.

This post was published by Shaif Ahmad

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