Handpicked by FORM, these experiences will allow you to uncover the origins, history, and heritage of Dubai. Travel through time and culture and discover how Dubai evolved from the initial settlements towards a walled city with forts into the modern-day sprawling sparkling metropolis it is today.

Wander with Nada

Wander With Nada offers guests cultural experiences in both Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Having lived in the UAE for 25 years, tours with Nada offer insights into the unique culture of the region and include walking trails in the cities’ historic quarters, driving tours to see the modern architecture and attractions, visits to mosques and art galleries, and so much more. Guests will enjoy a 5* experience, and learn about the UAE’s incredible transformation from desert to destination with an insider.

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Desert Safari Drive

The natural landscape is a piece of artwork in itself, discover the stark beauty of the UAE on this desert drive. Take a step back in time and experience Dubai as it was in the 1950s on an adventure in the Dubai desert with a professional Conservation Guide.

Unlike any other Dubai Desert Safari, Platinum Heritage will take you on a fascinating wildlife drive in 1950’s vintage Land Rovers. Spot native wildlife, witness a spectacular falcon show and end your adventure with a 4-course feast under the stars at an authentic Bedouin camp.

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A Day With An Emirati

This 3.5-hour stroll around the city with your Emirati tour guide will enable you to discover unique local hidden gems where the locals hangout, drink coffee and tea and eat local delicacies.

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Art Jameel Center

The organisation’s programs foster the role of the arts in building open, connected communities and allow visitors to discover contemporary art through design galleries, performance spaces and exhibitions.

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Photography Tour with Dhow

Capture images of the architecture and essence of old Dubai. Create lasting memories with this unique escorted half-day tour. Guests will explore the rich and vibrant culture of Dubai through imagery with a professional Emirati photographer and guide. Capture the beauty of Dubai from both the land and water while learning fascinating facts about the history and culture of the city.

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Sky Diving

Dubai is full of exhilarating experiences and none more so than seeing the city from 13,000ft up!

Operating out of two world-class locations, the Palm Dropzone and the Desert Dropzone, Skydive Dubai offers both experienced and none experienced skydivers the opportunity to take part in this adrenaline-filled activity while taking in breathtaking views of the iconic Palm Jumeirah island or the sweeping sand dunes of Dubai’s desert.

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Museum Tours

Full of fascinating artifacts from across the Emirates, this tour uncovers the history of Dubai and the UAE. Guests will discover the different aspects of UAE’s past, its culture and traditions by visiting several museums based in the heart of old Dubai including the Dubai Museum and Al Fahidi Fort which was once the monarch’s home, and for a time served as a prison.

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Emirati Neighborhood Tour

Get off the tourist trail and discover what it means to live like a local. Guests experience an exclusive insight into everyday family life and society as they stroll around an Emirati neighborhood in the heart of Dubai. Along with their local expert, they will discover how and where local families live and the traditions that are still held dear today.

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Authentic Walk Tour in Old Dubai

Discover the humble history of what is now a buzzing modern Emirate. Guests are taken on a uniquely authentic experience that allows them to see the UAE through the eyes of an Emirati. The walk covers various historical sites in Dubai including the narrow alleys, small museums, and courtyard houses that can be found in the Al Fahidi neighborhood. Retrace the footsteps of the traders who would pass through on their way to sell gold, spices, and textiles which can still be found in the traditional souks today.

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Camel Racing Tours

Experience a different side of Emirati culture with this unique sporting experience. First domesticated in the region approximately 4,000 years ago, camels have played a key part in Emirate culture ever since and are held in great reverence by the locals. These annual races bring together all walks of life and are certainly photo-worthy!

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Horse races

Discover one of the true passions of the UAE, when fashion meets form with a day at the races.

The Meydan Grandstand and Racecourse are unlike any other in the world. Spanning 1.5 kilometres, the spectacular facility is situated under a crescent-shaped roof and is home to the world’s richest race day, the $35 million Dubai World Cup. For racing enthusiasts, Meydan offers a unique behind the scenes tour. Starting with a five-star buffet-style breakfast at The Meydan Hotel the tour moves on to one of the Dubai Racing Club stables where guests can meet the trainer and his charge as well as get a glimpse at the palatial jockeys’ room.

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