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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 (48)
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Reviewed today
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

Thank lesliek981
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Awesome evening, highlight of our stay in Dubai!

We (family including 3 teenagers) had a great tour together with our wonderful guide Stephanie. She taught us a lot about culture, food and ingredients in a fun and entertaining way. So happy we got to see and hear a lot of ‘behind the scenes’...More

Thank Lianne E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Simply superb

A walking tour around some really great Middle Eastern food stops lead by the wonderful Stephanie - well I have now eaten some superb food in places I would never dreamt of going to (but will do in future!). This was one of the highlights...More

Thank Imperator190725
FryingPanFoodieTeam, General Manager at Frying Pan Food Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Imperator190725, I am thrilled that you enjoyed our Middle Eastern Food Pilgrimage tour! Our team is passionate about showcasing the hidden culinary and cultural gems of old Dubai and I am pleased to learn that Stephanie's charisma ensured that your experience was memorable. Please...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
The way to Dubai's heart is through it's kitchens!!

I was staying at the cheapest accommodation possible (see my review of Dubai Beach Hostel) but with the money saved I could afford this treat. And what a treat! Forget the Glitzy Hotels - this tour will take you to the heart of the people...More

1  Thank Pauldeswardt
FryingPanFoodieTeam, General Manager at Frying Pan Food Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Pauldeswardt, Thank you for leaving us such a wonderful review! Our team is passionate about curating culinary and culturally immersive experiences that allow our guests a deeper insight into the lesser known parts of Dubai. I am thrilled to learn that your guide's passion...More

Reviewed 9 October 2018
Amazing Tour - highlihgt of our trip to Dubai

I cannot recommend this tour enough - it was recommended to me by a friend and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Not too much walking - I was with my parents so I was a bit concerned about this; lots of water was provided to help...More

1  Thank jemma10000
FryingPanFoodieTeam, General Manager at Frying Pan Food Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear jemma10000, Thank you for leaving us such a wonderful review! Our team is passionate about curating culinary and culturally immersive experiences that allow our guests a deeper insight into the lesser known side of Dubai. It is wonderful to know that you and your...More

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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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