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Walking Tour Dubai: Middle Eastern Food Pilgrimage

  • 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
Walking Tour Dubai: Middle Eastern Food Pilgrimage
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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 (74)
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Reviewed 25 December 2018 via mobile

Frying Pan Adventures food tours are some of my most favorite travel experiences I’ve ever had. About a year ago, I tried the India on a plate tour, and this December I came back for the Middle Eastern food tour. Our hosts were incredibly knowledgeable...More

Thank mynameisvika
Reviewed 24 December 2018
A most memorable experience

I am so glad that I was able to participate in this tour. It was the most wonderful experience. We were so lucky to have such a great guide..Nahil. She has exceptional interpersonal skills, is so well informed and provides an experience which is so...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank meandering2014
Reviewed 5 December 2018
Our Favorite Activity in Dubai

All of the activities we did in a busy trip to Dubai, our food tour with Frying Pan was by far the best. The tour consists of multiple stops with a ton of amazing food, so come with an appetite! Nahla, our guide, was amazing....More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank jipper
Reviewed 2 December 2018
Best Dubai Experience

My husband and I have lived in Dubai for ten years and we've done the whole five star hotel restaurant thing to death. I'm so tired of "fancy" food served under the marquis of a brand name chef, that just never lives up to expectation....More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank BurjBetty
Reviewed 30 November 2018
Outstanding Tour and guide

We had a great time and the food was wonderful. Our guide Stephanie was great also. She took us around her old neighborhood where we sampled food from Lebanon, Palestine, Egypt, Iran and Iraq. Jane and I agreed that our favorite was the giant Felafel...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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24 June 2018|
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