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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 (74)
6 - 10 of 72 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Excellent Food Tour through Old Dubai

I was in Dubai on business in December and had some spare time during a weekend stayover. From a Lonely Planet tour book I came across a recommendation for Frying Pan Adventures and their Middle Eastern Food walking tour. Stephanie Mahmoud did an excellent job...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank R0bert312
Reviewed 13 February 2019 via mobile
Fabulous

A fabulous tour. Informative and tasty. Loved the chatty style of the presentation as we walked and the efficient mic system accessed through headsets. I took my own but these could be supplied. Loved the follow up tasting notes and details of the restaurants visited.

Thank EveningEater
Reviewed 29 January 2019
Simply awesome

This tour was just as great as I imagined it would be! Would have been a mistake to leave this out. We were not very familiar with the Middle Eastern cuisine, that's why we went for the first place. But we got even more than...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank varga_2016
Reviewed 28 January 2019
The real Dubai

Seen the malls? the Burj? the Frame? Experience the REAL Dubai on a Frying Pan Adventure. Head out on foot through the old Fahidi neighborhood with Nahla who will take you to taste many cuisines from Palestine, Lebanon, Egypt, Iran and Iraq in small family...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Eileen W
Reviewed 21 January 2019
A MUST!!

this was such a special, enriching and beautifully curated tour. i was absolutely spectacular and went above and beyond expectations. its a must!!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Georgia G
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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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