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Emirati Heritage Bus Tour in Dubai

Dubai, a city known for its innovative thinking, modernity, and multi culture environment, draws tourists from all over the world. The Heritage Express cultural tour offers a unique opportunity to fully engage you in Dubai's rich legacy.

Heritage Express bus tour combines excitement and knowledge in equal measures. This tour is one of the must do things in Dubai, it takes you around some of Dubai's most well-known cultural landmarks. Hop on to the wonderfully designed Heritage Bus and enjoy a beautiful journey. We promise an authentic exploration of Dubai's legacy, conducted by knowledgeable Authentic Emirati tour guides.

Concept and Objectives of Heritage Tour Dubai

Offering authentic and immersive experiences to convey Emirati culture is at the core of Heritage Express. We place a high value on delivering authentic stories and presenting the diversity of UAE traditions and customs rather than depending on clichéd images that are frequently exploited for commercial gain. A day out on the Heritage Express trolly will change your perceptions and open your mind.

Why Choose Heritage Express Tours?

Even though Dubai offers a wide variety of Dubai sightseeing bus tours, Heritage Express stands out for the following exceptional factors:

1: Emirati Cultural Ambassadors

Heritage Express is the only organized cultural sightseeing bus tour in Dubai led by official Emirati Cultural Ambassadors. These ambassadors have an extensive understanding of Emirati culture and are incredibly talented and fascinating storytellers. They will be happy to answer any questions you may have about their culture and provide you with an array of unique views.

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2: A transformative journey

You'll leave the Heritage Express bus having gained a thorough grasp and admiration for Emirati history, customs, and culture. In contrast to a standard museum visit, the Heritage Express provides an immersive, thought-provoking, and life-changing experience. It goes beyond displays and gives you the chance to question and reframe your perceptions to everything you know about Dubai.

3: Inclusive and accessible for everyone

We make sure that everyone participates in the cultural adventure by offering experience packages and customized itineraries that appeal to different needs.

These historical tours are exciting and entertaining for people of all ages, not just adults. Children will love having the chance to interact with camels and falcon to make priceless memories. Each participant's curiosity will be stimulated by wonderful tales and intriguing historical locations.

People of Determination are cordially invited, and we make sure they participate in our trips and enjoy the cultural treasures at no cost. Furthermore, our buses are built to easily fit two wheelchairs, guaranteeing accessibility for everyone.

4: A Uniquely customized Heritage bus

The Heritage Express Bus offers a number of creative elements that enhance the experience for passengers. The bus vivid red hue represents the resilience and tenacity that define the United Arab Emirates. It acts as a graphic depiction of the nation's persistence and will.

The Bus design not only provides visual appeal but also serves a practical purpose. The bus's overall design represents the region's rich cultural and historical legacy by drawing inspiration from UAE heritage. The interior of the bus greets passengers as they enter, like a real Emirati majlis, a customary gathering place.

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The Bus have enough room to comfortably fit two wheelchairs. Families with little children can enjoy without worries. The Heritage bus is stroller-accessible and has baby seats available as well.

The bus is equipped with amenities like air condition, fire extinguisher, first aid kit, GPS tracking, CCTV monitoring, and horizontal seatbelts for passengers safety. Our drivers put our passengers safety first and hold certifications in first aid and fire fighting. It also provides free Wi-Fi so you remain connected throughout the tour.

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Tour Packages

The Emirati Hospitality Experience

Emirati Hospitality Experience - Guests Enjoying Meal

Price: Adults - AED 250.00 | Kids - AED 175.00

Availability: Monday to Sunday

Online bus ticket: Available

Duration: 4 Hours


  • Trip around Dubai in a traditional trolley bus
  • Interactive Dubai bus tour led by Emirati storytellers
  • Visits to key historical attractions including Al Fahidi, Al Seef, Al Fahidi Fort (Dubai Museum), Abra (Dubai Creek), Al Shindagha, Etihad Museum (Union House), and Jumeirah Mosque.
  • Opportunity to meet camels and a falcon (available from October to June)
  • Jumeirah Mosque Majlis
  • Emirati snacks and a traditional meal (Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, or Dinner)
  • Q&A session at the Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Centre for Cultural Understanding Heritage House
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The Emirati Hospitality Experience - VIP

Emirati Hospitality Experience - VIP Tour

Price: Adults AED 500.00

Availability: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Minimum Booking: 10 Passengers

Program Duration: 4 Hours


  • Trip around Dubai in a traditional trolley bus
  • Interactive Dubai bus tour led by Emirati storytellers
  • Visit to key historical attractions including Al Fahidi, Al Seef, Al Fahidi Fort (Dubai Museum), Abra (Dubai Creek), Al Shindagha, Etihad Museum (Union House) and Jumeirah Mosque.
  • Visit to a desert Bedouin camp, offering a unique and enjoyable experience in Dubai with family
  • Jumeirah Mosque Majlis
  • Emirati snacks and a traditional meal (Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner)
  • Q&A session at the Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Centre for Cultural Understanding Heritage House

The Emirati Hospitality Experience - GOLD

Emirati Hospitality Experience - Gold Tour

Price: AED 1000

Availability: Always Available Upon Prior Request

Minimum Booking: 10 Passengers

Duration: Customized to your Itinerary


  • Tour around old Dubai in a traditional trolley
  • Interaction with a Bedouin and experience elements of the desert lifestyle
  • Customizable Emirati menu for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner
  • Walking tour around Dubai Creek
  • Tour of the Saruk Al Hadid Museum

All Through the Town Experience For Students

All Through the Town Cultural tour For Students

Price: AED 150

Availability: Always available upon prior request

Minimum Booking: 30 Passengers

Duration: 3 Hours


  • Interacting with and feeding camels to learn about the desert lifestyle
  • Vintage bus ride around Old Dubai
  • Meeting a Bedouin inside a Bedouin tent
  • Tour topics tailored to students' ages and curriculums
  • En Route Games on the bus for added excitement
  • Students receive 3D Puzzle Gifts

All You Need To Know About Routes And Meals

The Heritage tour route includes, Al Seef, Al Fahidi Fort, Dubai Abra, Al Shindagha Museum, Etihad Museum, and Jumeirah Mosque. Where you discover how Dubai was from the middle of the nineteenth century to the 1970s.

Visitors will have free dates, water and Arabic coffee. Also, traditional meals are included in Emirati Hospitality Experience.

Route for Emirati Hospitality Experience

The Heritage Express route has been carefully planned to include a variety of features that support the history and culture of the area. It includes stops at some of Old Dubai's most important historical sites. Throughout the trip, visitors will have the chance to interact with genuine regional architectural and design elements. They will also learn about regional customs, the Emirati way of life, and the lengthy history of the nation.

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Starting Point: The Heritage Express (SMCCU)

Duration: 30 minutes

The Heritage Express meeting point is situated in Al Fahidi, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, inside The Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Centre for Cultural Understanding's. Valet parking lot is where the Heritage Express staff will be waiting with their special trolley. A two-story structure made of coral, stone, plaster, teakwood, and the fronds and trunks of palm trees serves as the center's home. The architectural style of the area is reflected in this combination of conventional and natural elements.

Al Seef Dubai

Duration: 10 minutes

Al Seef is a scenic walk along the bank of Dubai Creek where you can visit the modern area with malls, hotels, and restaurants, as well as the heritage zone with a dhow boat, market, and souk. This lively location honors the past of Dubai Creek as a well-known hub for pearl diving. Behold the fishermen's and merchants' everyday activities as they carry on their long-standing customs in this lovely waterfront neighborhood.

Al Fahidi Fort( Dubai Museum)

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The Dubai Museum, the city's oldest structure still standing and a must-see for a flavor of the past, is housed in the Al Fahidi Fort. Constructed in 1787, the fort served as the king's stronghold, a defensive dwelling, a storehouse for weapons, and a jail until it was restored under Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum's rule. The historical significance of the fort is further highlighted by its inclusion in the 100 dirham currency.

Bur Dubai Abra Station

Duration: 10 minutes

Passengers can have a distinctive experience of traditional boat rides over the Dubai Creek at the well-known Bur Dubai Abra Station. Taking a ride on the motorized Abras allows you to experience transportation traditionally. For a mere one dirham, passengers may enjoy a picturesque journey across Dubai Creek, linking Bur Dubai and the Deira Old Souk.

Al Shindagha

Duration: 10 minutes

Al Shindagha, also known as Al Shindagah or Al Shindaga, is a neighborhood in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, which is located in the city's historic center. Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum, the then-ruler of Dubai, resided in the region from 1912 until 1958. His rebuilt home in Al Shindagha is currently a museum open to the general public. Bur Dubai neighborhood borders it on the south, while Port Rashid borders it on the west. The western boundary of the district is formed by the Dubai Creek.

Union House

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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) was formed when the rulers of all the emirates convened at Union House, making it a historically significant location. The area is identified by a towering flag, which is visible from a great distance and represents the advancement and development of the nation. Photographs of Union House taken from the exterior are available to visitors.

Etihad Museum

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The Etihad Museum, which is next to Union House, offers further exploration for guests. There are two flags to notice at the museum. The first is a miniature flag that marks the exact spot where the leaders initially raised the UAE flag, commemorating the momentous occasion. The second flag, which is among the tallest in the nation, is taller and symbolizes the UAE's unwavering perseverance and continued success. It was here that the founding fathers signed the statement in 1972 representing the unification of the emirates, which made it crucial to the foundation of the United Arab Emirates. With our red bus trip, you can discover so much when you visit this.

Jumeirah Mosque

Duration: 45 minutes

It is one of Dubai's most prominent structures and invites tourists of all religions to enjoy the scenery and discover more about Islam and the region's history. With tall twin minarets framing a massive central dome, the mosque was constructed completely of white stone in the ancient Fatimid tradition, and it has enough space to accommodate over 1,200 worshippers. Its complex creativity and beauty are brought to life when lighted at dusk.

Ending Point: The Heritage Express (SMCCU)

Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes

Back at the meeting point is where the tour concludes. Here, attendees will have the chance to discuss and pose questions (F&Q) regarding a range of facets of Emirati culture. Through this engaging session, guests can learn about local customs, traditions, and way of life firsthand from Emirati hosts. Participants can enjoy real Emirati food during the program's frequently included Emirati lunch.


Depending on the preferred tour time, breakfast, lunch, or dinner is available. A great way to start the day is with Shakshuka and other traditional breakfast items. Other delicious dishes are available for lunch and dinner.

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Cancellation Policy

A complete refund is yours if you cancel the tour up to 24 hours before the planned start time.

FAQ- Dubai Heritage Express:

Are there any restrictions in terms of age?

The Dubai Heritage Express is open to all age groups, making it a suitable experience for individuals and families alike. Whether you are young or old, you can explore Dubai through this unique train journey

What is the duration of Dubai Heritage Express Tours?

The Dubai Heritage Express journey typically lasts between 3 to 5 hours, depending on the specific variant you choose.

How to book tickets for Heritage Express?

To purchase a ticket for the Heritage Express Dubai, there are two options available. You can either contact your travel partner who can assist you with the booking process, or you can directly purchase tickets on the official website . It is recommended to make advance bookings to avoid long queues and ensure a smooth experience.

Hence, For visitors and UAE citizens alike, The Heritage Express provides an unparalleled and engaging way to learn about Dubai's rich cultural heritage. Passengers have access to notable historical sites via a variety of Dubai history tour packages that sure are appropriate for a range of tastes. This experience promises to fully immerse you—whether as an individual, family, or group—in the history, heritage, and customs of the area.

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