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Middle Eastern Food & Culture Walk in Old Dubai - with unbiased reviews

Middle Eastern Food & Culture Walk in Old Dubai

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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.
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
  • Small-group tour, with tastings at five stops amounting to dinner
What to Expect
Meet your guide and others in your small group of twelve 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 traditional Iraqi fare and an Iranian ice cream studded with pistachio nuts. Plus, try gooey Lebanese baklava (syrup-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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Important Information
Departure Point
Diva Gents Salon, G Floor,Al Hawari Building,Al Rigga Road,Deira,NEar Al Rigga Metro Station - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Duration
4h 15m
Return Details
Sadaf Restaurant, Opp. Concord Hotel Bldg - Riqqa Al Buteen Plaza - Al Maktoum Rd - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Food tasting at 2 restaurants, 1 falafel cafe, 1 baklava shop and 1 specialty food store
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly if group size is larger than 6 guests
  • Professional licensed guide
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Opportunities to Purchase: Saffron, Baklava, Arabic cookies, Iranian dates, Pomegranate molasses, Nuts (including pine nuts, walnuts, almonds, cashews and pistachios)
  • Substitutions in case of allergies/restrictions
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 14 years
  • Please advise of any specific dietary requirements or serious food allergies at the time of booking or at least 48 hours in advance of the tour
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved approximately 3km
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Not suitable for those with serious food allergies including gluten, nuts and dairy
  • All food is ordered in advance and we may be unable to provide substitutions in case of allergies/restrictions.
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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James S wrote a review Yesterday
9 contributions
Our guide Stephanie was the best, we had an incredible experience. I think it's a must do activity. Plenty of food and conversation. We got to learn a lot of history about the food and see how it's made. The sweets and deserts were fantastic.
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Date of experience: December 2019
Tania S wrote a review 4 Dec.
5 contributions1 helpful vote
Shukran Nahla for such a fantastic evening. I took my mum on the Middle Eastern Food tour ran by Frying Pan Adventures, living in the UAE for 11 years I can say I've never experienced anything like it! The starting point is really easy to find by the exit from Al Rigga metro
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Date of experience: November 2019
Response from FryingPanTeam, Business Development Manager at Middle Eastern Food & Culture Walk in Old Dubai
Responded 2 days ago
Dear 726tanias, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a positive review! We love when residents appreciate our experiences and we are happy you and your mum enjoyed yourselves! Thank you for appreciating Nahla! Hope to see you again soon. Scrumptiously yours, Frying Pan Adventures
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Cathy A wrote a review Nov. 2019
7 contributions4 helpful votes
This adventure was one of the highlights of our trip. The food was delicious and Farida was a great guide. We found this one of the best ways to experience Dubai and it’s many cultures and foods. Would highly recommend it. Thanks Farida for sharing your home with us!
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Date of experience: November 2019
Response from FryingPanTeam, Business Development Manager at Middle Eastern Food & Culture Walk in Old Dubai
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Cathy, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a positive review! We are so happy you enjoyed Farida as a guide and exploring her neighbourhood and home. We hope to see you again soon! Scrumptiously yours, Frying Pan Adventures
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T Jenkinson wrote a review Nov. 2019
11 contributions
This was a truly fantastic trip. We visited some amazing eateries. Our guide was so engaging, knowledgeable and inclusive. No doubt the best evening we spent in Dubai. We would absolutely recommend this trip.
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Date of experience: November 2019
Response from FryingPanTeam, Business Development Manager at Middle Eastern Food & Culture Walk in Old Dubai
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Exploration452647, Thank you for your positive review! We are so glad that you consider us the best evening spent in Dubai - how lovely! So glad you enjoyed your time and we hope to see you again soon! Scrumptiously yours, Frying Pan Adventures
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Nancy P wrote a review Nov. 2019
4 contributions
My husband and I had an awesome time walking around with Farida. She explain all the food we ate and gave us enough time to shop and look around. Thank you Farida for your time and history.
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Date of experience: October 2019
Response from FryingPanTeam, Business Development Manager at Middle Eastern Food & Culture Walk in Old Dubai
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Nancy, We are so glad your husband and you enjoyed your time on tour with Farida! Glad you got some shopping in as well! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a positive review. We hope to see you again soon! Scrumptiously yours, Frying Pan Adventures
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