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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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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.
Reviews (63)
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Reviewed yesterday
Surprising our taste-buds

Farida took us to many different Middle Eastern food places which surprised our tastebuds. She explained why she picked these places an how she came to know of their existence. Ensure that you bring your own earphones because Farida uses a wireless radio transmitter, however...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank eveeldon
Reviewed 4 days ago
A MUST DO

Great experience. Delicious dishes. Tanya our guide is the best guide in the world! So kind and she told so many interesting things!

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Travellady1946
Reviewed 6 days ago
Foodie heaven!

I absolutely loved this! I've lived in Dubai for over two years but had never previously visited any of the Deira streets which our exceelent guide, Nahla, led us around. They were full of life and nationalities and provided a very different perspective on Dubai...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank NICHOLAS T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
A MUST DO!

Great experience! Easygoing tour. Delicious dishes. The best way yo try different cuisines in a couple blocks. The guides love what they do and transmit the passion of its culture. Don't miss the tour!!!

Thank Julia_Martin_P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Excellent Tour

Having lived in Dubai for a few years, this is one tour I've been meaning to do. Now I wish I'd done it sooner! I could have been eating at all the lovely food shops we were taken to. This is a really great informative...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Clare m
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Response from Mick M | Reviewed this property |
There is one stretch that is a few blocks but most of the places are close together. The heat is going to be a challenge, but I would still recommend this tour. It was amazing. Pack a hat and ice water. Also- for a more... More
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