Tours and Tickets

Middle Eastern Food & Culture Walk in Old Dubai provided by Frying Pan Food Adventures

Reserve Now & Pay Later

Middle Eastern Food & Culture Walk in Old Dubai

Save
Share
Select Date and Travellers
From
C$162.86
Date
2 adults
Options
Reserve Now & Pay Later
Low Price Guarantee
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.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Diva Gents Salon
    G Floor,Al Hawari Building,Al Rigga Road,Deira,NEar Al Rigga Metro Station - Deira - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
    We meet at the bicycle stands outside Al Rigga Metro Exit 2 and Diva Gents Salon on Rigga Road. We start on time! Once the trail begins, our guide won't be reachable by phone. Should you miss the group, we'd request you to arrive at Qwaider Al Nabulsi on Murraggabat road.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Diva Gents Salon
  • You'll end at
    Sadaf Restaurant
    Opp. Concord Hotel Bldg - Riqqa Al Buteen Plaza - Al Maktoum Rd - Deira - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
    See address & details
+
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
What to Expect
Meet your guide and others in your small group of twelve 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 traditional Iraqi fare and an Iranian ice cream studded with pistachio nuts. Plus, try gooey Lebanese baklava (syrup-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.
Show More
Important Information
Departure Point
Diva Gents Salon, G Floor,Al Hawari Building,Al Rigga Road,Deira,NEar Al Rigga Metro Station - Deira - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Duration
4h 15m
Return Details
Sadaf Restaurant, Opp. Concord Hotel Bldg - Riqqa Al Buteen Plaza - Al Maktoum Rd - Deira - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Food tasting at 2 restaurants, 1 falafel cafe, 1 baklava shop and 1 specialty food store
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly if group size is larger than 6 guests
  • Professional licensed guide
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Opportunities to Purchase: Saffron, Baklava, Arabic cookies, Iranian dates, Pomegranate molasses, Nuts (including pine nuts, walnuts, almonds, cashews and pistachios)
  • Substitutions in case of allergies/restrictions
Show More
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 14 years
  • Please advise of any specific dietary requirements or serious food allergies at the time of booking or at least 48 hours in advance of the tour
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved approximately 3km
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Not suitable for those with serious food allergies including gluten, nuts and dairy
  • All food is ordered in advance and we may be unable to provide substitutions in case of allergies/restrictions.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
113Reviews
1Q&A
Traveller rating
  • 105
  • 4
  • 0
  • 0
  • 2
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Popular mentions
Rick Spickelmier wrote a review Oct. 2020
Berkeley, California461 contributions46 helpful votes
+1
Last week I had the pleasure of taking another tour with Frying Pan Adventures - the Middle Eastern Food Pilgrimage. And with the awesome Farida herself! Wandering around old Dubai, sampling the cuisine of a number of different Middle Eastern countries, and listening to Farida
Read more
Date of experience: October 2020
Helpful
Share
Sperezgalindo wrote a review Sep. 2020
Miami, Florida10 contributions3 helpful votes
We had a fantastic tour with Farida Ahmed, who is a local food expert who lives and grew up in Old Dubai. The tour is very well organized and makes you truly appreciate Dubai rich cultural and gastronomic diversity. A must tour for tourists and locals who want to discover hidden
Read more
Date of experience: September 2020
Helpful
Share
Peter Sutton wrote a review Sep. 2020
2 contributions
My wife and I did a Middle Eastern Food and Culture walk in Dubai with Farida. Farida was very welcoming and had a lot of knowledge on food and cultural history. It was a lot of fun, tasting different foods and getting an understanding of the food history. Farida did a great
Read more
Date of experience: September 2020
Helpful
Share
jctoesnthesand wrote a review Feb. 2020
5 contributions4 helpful votes
This tour is totally a slice of heaven in Dubai. Among all the cookie cutter, theme park experiences that are highly advertised, this is a GEM that provides visitors with a true glimpse into the people, food and culture that fuel Dubai. The food was of course AMAZING and I'm
Read more
Date of experience: February 2020
Helpful
Share
Response from FryingPanTeam, Business Development Manager at Middle Eastern Food & Culture Walk in Old Dubai
Responded Feb. 28, 2020
Dear JC, We are so glad you enjoyed the food we feature on our tours! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a positive review and for experiencing the old Dubai "culinary" theme park. We hope to see you back again soon! Scrumptiously yours, Frying Pan Adventures
Read more
Tuan T wrote a review Feb. 2020
Rockville, Maryland298 contributions136 helpful votes
+3
Less than 3 hours after landing in Dubai, we met up with Farida for the "Middle Eastern Food Pilgrimage" tour.  Regardless of the destination, we have always made a point of signing up for a food tour as soon as we could. Besides being the ideal way to dive into the deep end of
Read more
Date of experience: February 2020
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
Response from FryingPanTeam, Business Development Manager at Middle Eastern Food & Culture Walk in Old Dubai
Responded Feb. 28, 2020
Dear Tuan (SPINGO CHAMP!), Wow - two tours over two days! Thank you for being such loyal guests! We are so happy that you experienced both these tours, and got to see Farida and Noorin in action. Your review is lovely; so thank you for taking the time to write it. Spingo Champ all the way! We hope to see you back again soon! Scrumptiously yours, Frying Pan Adventures
Read more
About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Frying Pan Food Adventures
603clemence
00
Fantastic experience!
I highly recommend! The tour is done by Farida, the business owner herself. Farida is fun and genuine. She was rai
Read more
manusD1288AJ
00
Recent experience of playing Spicy Bingo/ Spingo
I have never experienced such an innovative things which Frying Pan Adventures bring for customers. Whether it is a
Read more
Brian T
00
Unbelievable Service
Unfortunately, our tour was scheduled right around the time everything started shutting down due to Covid-19. It wa
Read more
S4066KVdebbied
00
Highlight of our trip!
We did the Middle Eastern Food Pilgrimage and enjoyed it tremendously! It was so much fun! Our group bonded over fo
Read more
Lynn R
00
Great sites and eats in the Old Souks of Dubai
A friend had recommended this tour for us when we were going to Dubai for a weekend. We enjoyed the personable styl
Read more
TheTeacher7
00
Spice Souk heaven
My third tour with Frying Pan Adventures, which surely speaks volumes! The tour was led by both Arva (in Deira) and
Read more
108bobm
00
Mr. Bob Middleton & Michele
It's a amazing tour with a perfect guide, Noorin!! It helped top our trip off, as we learned all about old and new,
Read more
BonnieS260
00
Delicious and interesting walking tour of Old Dubai
This tour was so much fun. We tasted a variety of delicious food as we walked in Old Dubai and took an abra ride.
Read more
lindatA3975SN
00
Wonderful food walking tour
We just took this tour a few days ago, at the very end of our trip. We wished we had done it at the beginning beca
Read more
tonyap122
00
Fun, Informative, and very tasty
This is a great way to spend a few hours. Tanya our host took us on a tour of old Dubai stopping for mouth watering
Read more
Ken216
00
Good value, lots of food!
The spice tour was interesting and food was plentiful. We loved it. Highly recommend. Come hungry!!!!!!
Read more
Helena C
00
Amazing walking tour!
Loved this tour! So much info on history, culture, traditions and food of Dubai! The souks were colourful and exoti
Read more
Helena C
00
Fabulous food tour!
Amazing Indian food and very interesting tour around "Little India" in Dubai. Great variety of different types of f
Read more
Chelsea N
00
Great food tour in old Dubai
This tour is a must! You get to walk thru the souks, stopping at a few stands, hearing history. Then go to other de
Read more
AlexandraTragaki
00
The old Dubai is still there....well hidden
An interesting and delicious way to discover a much less known (at least to Europeans) face of Dubai. Nice tour wit
Read more
Key Details
  • Duration: 4h 15m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English
Why Book on Tripadvisor?
  • Reserve Now & Pay Later
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Low Price Guarantee
  • No Booking Fees
  • Secure Payments
  • 24/7 SupportCall:+1 855 275 5071
Frequently Asked Questions about Middle Eastern Food & Culture Walk in Old Dubai