Duration: 5 HRS
Location: Deira and Bur Dubai, Dubai
Minimum age of 18 years recommended given duration and walking.
Ticket price stated is not inclusive of 5% VAT and online processing fees. Refund/rescheduling policies on legal section of our website.
Runs only on the evening of Diwali.
Indian snacks and sweets.
Tastings include Gluten/Lactose/Dairy/Nuts. Please notify us of severe allergies.
Carry earphones for our guide audio system.
Dress to walk; cover shoulders and legs above the knees.
Minimum age of 18 years recommended given duration and walking involved. No infants/strollers.
The tour requires a minimum of 4 guests; we may cancel and refund tickets if the minimum is not met.
Journey past a sixty-year-old temple tucked away in the alleys of Meena Bazaar, where we will capture glittering streets, visit family-run jewellery shops that hold Diwali rituals (or “pujas”), and stroll alongside local celebrants decked out in their finest festive wear. For one unparalleled night, the neighborhood explodes with an abundance of street-side energy and kaleidoscopic colors that will dazzle any urban explorer.
Aside from practicing our street photography skills, we will also feast on sweet and savory treats from bustling Bur Dubai eateries. From freshly-buttered buns spiced with vegetable masala to a plethora of traditional Indian sweets, there will be something to satisfy every palate.
Cross the creek from Deira to Bur Dubai.
Stroll through a short section of the textile souk, with a focus on religious diversity. Visit the Hindu temple alleyways.
Indian 'Chaat' Counter
'Pop' a round of vegetarian Indian street snacks: tangy chutney and lentil filled crisp 'puris.'
Fresh-pressed sugarcane juice | Chicken tikka (one of the city's all--time favourites!) | Paneer tikka.
Crispy fried 'jalebi' dipped in saffron-sugar syrup.
Street-side Snack Stop
'Bombay Burger' snack - chutney coated, mashed potato patty sandwiched in a pillowy bun.
We meet outside the Baniyas Square Metro Station, Exit 1.
Please be on time, we don't wait for latecomers! Given the heavy traffic, limited parking and different starting and ending locations, we strongly recommend that you take the metro rather than driving to the trail. If you plan to take a taxi, please budget extra time for traffic.
Contact us for a CAREEM car discount code.
Nearby metro stops: Baniyas (start) and Al Fahidi (end).
Unseen Trails are urban exploration and cultural photography walks co-hosted with Gulf Photo Plus. We always feature our favourite snacks and foods.
Please be sure to let us know if you (or anyone in your group) have a dietary restriction (e.g. vegetarian, diabetic, allergy, etc.) when you purchase your tickets. In most cases, nuts, lactose and gluten may be in the foods featured on our experiences. If you have a serious allergy, we recommend contacting us at ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’ prior to purchasing tickets to enable us to advise you if our tours are suitable for you.
Yes, bathrooms are available during our Middle Eastern Food Pilgrimage, Little India on a Plate, Dubai Souks and Creekside Food Walk and Old Dubai Souks and Stories tours at selected stops. The Emirati Cooking Session and Lunch takes place at a restaurant which is equipped with a bathroom.
For the Unseen Trails experiences,
We do have an age limit for most tours. Please note the minimum age requirement (must be accompanied by a legal guardian) for the experiences below:
Parking is challenging to find at most of our tour starting point locations; our starting point and ending point on the routes are often different. We recommend taking the metro if it is near the starting point. If you plan to take a taxi, please budget extra time for traffic on the roads especially between 5PM and 7PM.
The only exceptions are the following:
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