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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 26 November 2018
A different Dubai

Great walking tour of an easily accessible part of Dubai that is off the beaten track. Just a few blocks from the Radisson Blu Deira is an area that is home to many of the Filipino workers ( and other workers) who help run Dubai....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Graham W
Reviewed 26 November 2018

This food tour was the highlight of our trip to Dubai. The food was phenomenal and it was a great chance to hear more about the history of the dishes and of Dubai as a central hub for the Middle East. I highly recommend this...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Journey551155
Reviewed 26 November 2018
Interesting, delicious, informative

We were excited to do the Middle Eastern Food Pilgrimage tour, having been recommended by a friend who'd done the Little India on a Plate tour, but the afternoon surpassed even our highest hopes. Our wonderful guide, Nahla, made the trip so much fun, interspersing...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ashley C
Reviewed 22 November 2018
Superb experience! Fun, interesting, and very tasty.

What an absolute treat this was. Our guide, Tanya, was knowledgeable, relaxed, funny, and brilliant company. Walking through the souks with her and the rest of our group was a far more enjoyable experience that running the gauntlet alone, and we learned so much about...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 15 November 2018
Great way to see a non-touristy part of Dubai!

This is my second time doing this tour, 4 years ago and then again in Nov 2018. Both times exceeded expectations. The tour is very well run, efficient yet not rushed at all. You get a chance to go behind the scenes, even visiting the...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