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Half-Day Souks, Food & Culture Walking Tour

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What to Expect
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Stop At: Dubai Spice Souk, Sikkat Al Khail Road Al Ras, Dubai 75157 United Arab Emirates

Taste a local snack and play our proprietary spice game, "SPINGO" in the souk!

(SPINGO is replaced with another activity during Ramadan)

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Textile Souk, Bur Dubai Near Bur Dubai Abra Station, Dubai 75157 United Arab Emirates

Enjoy a leisurely abra ride across the Creek to the Textile souk.

Stop At: Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood, Dubai United Arab Emirates

Taste Emirati snacks in the courtyard of one of our favourite restaurants.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Meena Bazaar, close to Khalid Bin Waleed Street Bur Dubai, Dubai United Arab Emirates

Sample a beloved Indian street food.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Al Fahidi Souk, Al Fahidi Area, Bur Dubai - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Savour kebabs at one of the oldest Iranian restaurants in Bur Dubai.

Duration: 45 minutes
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Important Information
Departure Point
43 34 St - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
4h 30m
Return Details
Carrefour City Fahidi, Fahidi Station - دبي - United Arab Emirates
  • Bottled water
  • Welcome snack and food served at 3 different restaurant stops
  • Abra ride across the creek
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly if group size is larger than 6 guests
  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - Dubai Spice Souk
  • Entry/Admission - Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood
  • Entry/Admission - Meena Bazaar
  • Entry/Admission - Al Fahidi Souk
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Opportunities to Purchase at Own Cost: Saffron and spices at the souk; camel milk soap
  • Substitutions in case of allergies/restrictions
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 8 years
  • Please advise us at least 48 hours in advance of the tour in case of serious food allergies, including gluten, nuts and dairy
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved, approximately 3.4km
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • All food is ordered in advance and we may be unable to provide substitutions in case of allergies/restrictions.
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled 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 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Popular mentions
This is a "must do" for anyone going to Dubai. Beyond the glitz Downtown, Tanya walked us through "the hidden alleys" and frequently unknown/forgotten parts of Dubai. It was so refreshing, enlightening and filling...a wide variety of food to awaken your palates, and more goodies
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Response from FryingPanTeam, Business Development Manager at Half-Day Souks, Food & Culture Walking Tour
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Joy, We are so glad you enjoyed the 'hidden alleys". As a team, we often try and walk around parts of town that many do not frequent; with the hope of getting lost and stumbling across great finds! Thank you for taking the time to write us a lovely review and for appreciating Tanya. We hope to see you back again soon! Scrumptiously yours, Frying Pan Adventures
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We were fortunate enough to be toured around the souks and Bur Dubai on a very very hot summer evening by Farida, one of the founding sisters of the tour company. The hospitality and storytelling was unmatched by any other trip/tour we had booked during our trip to Dubai. The
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Response from FryingPanTeam, Business Development Manager at Half-Day Souks, Food & Culture Walking Tour
Responded Jul. 30, 2019
Dear allisonr351, We are thrilled that you enjoyed our Dubai Souks and Creekside Walk despite the heat! You are a true foodie! Our team is passionate about showcasing the hidden culinary and cultural gems of old Dubai and we are pleased to learn that Farida's hospitality ensured that your experience was memorable. Thank you for leaving us a positive review. On behalf of our team, we look forward to serving you again. Deliciously yours, The Frying Pan Team
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Briefly, there is so much more than the food in this tour that this has been one of the best value experiences I’ve had in my year in Dubai. The guide’s knowledge and passion was evident from the start and she shared a wealth of information regarding the spices and other items
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The trip is good, the guide Tanya is very nice. Hope to learn more about UAE culture. The only problem is a little bit expensive.
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The fantastical skyscrapers are obvious, but where’s the heart of Dubai? Frying Pan’s tours will show you in well organized, easily accessible, delightful fashion.
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Key Details
  • Duration: 4h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English
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