We have three pieces of advice with regard to walking in Dubai. Firstly, make sure you don’t spend the whole time in the sun. You can very quickly get heatstroke if you are not used to this type of heat. Our second piece of advice is to make sure you have water with you always to cool you down. Finally, don’t even think about walking for long periods during the summer months – it’s close to suicidal.
However, some areas of Dubai are perfect for walking around in the winter months and to peel back the golden façade to see what came before buildings and glamour. There are three such areas: Bastakiya, Shindhaga and Deira. These areas represent the best of Old Dubai on both sides around the creek and are the areas that you should make a point of at least visiting, even if you don’t want to nosey too much around the heritage.
Walking tour Points of Interest in Old Dubai, Copyright OpenStreetMap contributors, CC BY-SA, Grapeshisha