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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 (73)
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Reviewed 27 November 2017
Best way to see (eat) your way through Dubai!!!!

Regardless of if you're in Dubai for a few hours or a few weeks this walking food tour is an absolute MUST DO!!! Easily one of the best food tours I've ever been on. Nahla our guide was absolutely amazing!! She taught us so much...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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FryingPanFoodieTeam, General Manager at Frying Pan Food Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2018

Dear ahenry19, I am delighted that you enjoyed our Middle Eastern Food Pilgrimage trail and thank you for the positive affirmation! The falafel is, indeed, a game changer and our team takes immense pride in serving food and stories that delve beyond the glamorous surface...More

Reviewed 5 November 2017
Dubai Soul Food

What an educational and tasty way to enjoy Dubai culture! Nahla took us to some great spots to try a wide array of Middle Eastern cuisine. The freshest falafel, the sweetest desserts, and the yummiest meats were served. What's more, Nahla and various people at...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank jaygN5189XV
FryingPanFoodieTeam, General Manager at Frying Pan Food Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2018

Dear jaygN5189XV, I am delighted that you enjoyed our Middle Eastern Food Pilgrimage trail. Food is, perhaps, one of the most sensory ways to experience a culture and our team is passionate about celebrating the bonds that we forge over a shared dining experience. i...More

Reviewed 23 October 2017
Authentic Middle Eastern Food Experience

I enjoyed our tour guide Stephanie! She was very knowledgeable and answered questions while giving history lessons about the food and describing how it was made. I really enjoyed that we received headsets during this walking tour because it helped to hear our guide when...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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FryingPanFoodieTeam, General Manager at Frying Pan Food Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2018

Dear WisdomInspires, I am happy to learn that you enjoyed our Middle Eastern Food Pilgrimage trail and thank you for leaving us a positive review. Our team endeavors to provide every one of our guests with an immersive experience that is intimate and personal. I...More

Reviewed 21 January 2019
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Date of experience: January 2019
Reviewed 20 April 2018
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Date of experience: April 2018
FryingPanFoodieTeam, General Manager at Frying Pan Food Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

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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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