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Itinerary
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.
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Frying Pan Food Adventures
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
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Reviewed 2 days ago
great food selection, group size too big

There was just so much food. I really enjoyed all the food choices, but the group size was a bit too big. They give you the each pieces so you can hear the guide. My group was 12 people. She said oh lucky because during...More

Thank monsternina
Reviewed 9 July 2018
BEST local FOOD tour

Well organised tour presented by local ladies who want you to enjoy their culture and food.Arranged for groups of no more than 12 people.Although a walking tour not too stressful- my husband and I both have restricted mobility but did not find it difficult and...More

Thank may v
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile
If you are in Dubai... a must do experience!

I took some time away from the big air conditioned malls of Dubai to spend an evening with Avra, a Dubai local, showing the rich food culture in Dubai. Originally I thought the price to be a little high, but the richness of Avra knowledge...More

Thank Joel S
Reviewed 8 June 2018
Best of the best!

I take a food tour in nearly every country and/or city I visit and a big reason I travel is for the food. This tour (and the tour I took in India) was, unequivocally, the best. Our guide was wonderful--she is absolutely passionate about food...More

Thank jskad
Reviewed 22 May 2018
We ate ourselves silly.....and it was totally worth it!

When me and some friends were planning our trip to Dubai, we were initially trying to find some Middle Eastern cooking classes until we stumbled upon this food tour, and it was amazing! Our guide, Nahla, did a tremendous job telling the stories behind each...More

Thank Drew M
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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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