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Walking Tour Dubai: Middle Eastern Food Pilgrimage

Highlights
  • Taste Old Dubai’s Middle Eastern flavors on a food walking tour
  • Try diverse dishes with a guide to avoid guesswork and getting lost
  • Try Iranian ice cream, Persian falafel, and more, and learn their history
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Walking Tour Dubai: Middle Eastern Food Pilgrimage
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18:30 Meeting Time
Tour starts at 18:30
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Overview
Old Dubai is a hub for various Middle Eastern cuisines, making it a must-visit for foodies. Yet, exploring its eating spots is difficult if you’re unfamiliar with Dubai's different areas and transport networks. This tour lets you dive in with no travel worries and a guide offers extra insight. Sample Iranian ice cream, Lebanese baklava, and more; visit restaurants and bakeries; and get tips on finding the best foods for later.
What to Expect
Meet your guide and others in your small group of six or fewer in central Deira in Dubai. Come hungry as the tastings amount to dinner.

Then, set off on foot to explore bustling Murraggabat. This colorful area is home to many different restaurants serving various Middle Eastern cuisines. Hear tales of the area’s gastronomy from your guide and visit several food spots to sample different dishes.

Let your taste buds revel in a cheese pastry and tahini-drizzled falafel filled with greens, as you hear about their roots and recipes. Savor some spicy Emirati meats and an Iranian ice cream studded with pistachio nuts. Plus, try gooey Lebanese baklava (honey-soaked filo parcels) and discover where to buy Iranian “sargol” saffron.

As you walk and taste, hear entertaining stories and trivia about the foods, learning about their flavors and place in Dubai’s culinary scene.

Your tour then concludes in Deira.
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1 - 5 of 33 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago
Best of the best!

I take a food tour in nearly every country and/or city I visit and a big reason I travel is for the food. This tour (and the tour I took in India) was, unequivocally, the best. Our guide was wonderful--she is absolutely passionate about food...More

Thank jskad
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
We ate ourselves silly.....and it was totally worth it!

When me and some friends were planning our trip to Dubai, we were initially trying to find some Middle Eastern cooking classes until we stumbled upon this food tour, and it was amazing! Our guide, Nahla, did a tremendous job telling the stories behind each...More

Thank Drew M
Reviewed 6 May 2018
Great experience with a superlative host.

We travel to eat ( rather than eat to travel) and so getting into local foods is always a high priority for us and this tour was just a perfect way to eat outside the Dubai glitz of shopping malls and hotels. Highly recommendable, you...More

Thank Rogershk
Reviewed 3 May 2018
A treat, gets under the skin of 'real' Dubai

When a friend heard I was visiting Dubai for the first time (with my brother and elderly mother), for only 36 hours, she insisted we did the Frying Pan Adventures walking tour... "I would go there specifically for that tour, and if there is one...More

1  Thank Craig R
Reviewed 30 April 2018
Amazing, Authentic Cuilinary Experience with Phenomal Service

WOW. This was one the top highlights of visiting Dubai. It is a must if you are interested in the culinary arts of middle eastern cuisine. Our guide Arva was amazing. She was well informed, friendly, enthusiastic and engaging. There is a wealth of food,...More

Thank Steven I
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