Dubai Food & gourmet tours

Our most recommended Dubai Food & gourmet tours

Dubai: Old Town, Walking Tour, Souks, Museum & Street Food

1. Dubai: Old Town, Walking Tour, Souks, Museum & Street Food

Explore Dubai with a guide and learn more about the history and the impressive architecture of the old city. Visit Dubai Museum, pass the Coffee Museum, see the oldest mosque in Dubai, and try street food as you stroll through the typical souks. Start in the bustling area of Al Seef and make your way to the Al Fahidi District to admire the oldest houses in Dubai. Learn more about the local currency with free access to the Coins Museum. Soak up knowledge about the Emirati lifestyle with a visit to Dubai Museum. Pass by the Coffee Museum before going through the Arabian Tea House, a famous restaurant that provides local food. Admire Dubai's oldest mosque as your guide shares religious facts with you. Spend free time at the Grand Souk to taste the street food, tea, and camel milk chocolate. Cross to another side of Dubai by traditional Abra to the Spice and the Gold Souk which is one of the largest markets in the world, where the tour will finish.

Dubai: Burj Khalifa "The Lounge" Entry Ticket w/Light Meal

2. Dubai: Burj Khalifa "The Lounge" Entry Ticket w/Light Meal

Take in unbeatable views from The Lounge, Burj Khalifa, featuring levels 152, 153, and 154. Along with a tour of the terrace, enjoy a delectable breakfast, luxurious afternoon tea, or bubbly sunset experience from this iconic landmark in Dubai City. First, jet up into the clouds as you ascend Dubai's iconic Burj Khalifa skyscraper via the world's fastest elevator. With the title of the world's tallest building, a ride up to the 152nd, 153rd, and 154th floors is a must for all those wanting to tick this feat off their bucket list. Your inclusive tour onto the outdoor terrace will allow you to step out at 575 m high to view Dubai and the Arabian Coast for miles. Marvel at the historic art and architecture throughout the levels, including pearlescent panels, black granite floors, stainless steel, and glass. On the tour, see the building's 3-story staircase, suspended from the ceiling frame on the 154th floor, and the fountain, set within the curving staircase. The fountain features lit water jets, referencing the significance of fountains in Arabic culture. Breakfast in the Clouds ExperienceWith the breakfast experience, you’ll get to dine on an array of freshly prepared breakfast treats, including freshly baked sandwiches, croissants, muffins, and sweets along with a selection of coffee and teas. Tea in the Clouds Experience The tea experience lets you enjoy a sumptuous assortment of fresh baked goods and delicate desserts, complete with a wide variety of exquisite teas and coffees to sip on. Bubbly Sunset ExperienceChoose the sunset experience for a relaxing and romantic evening in an intimate setting. Sip on a glass of champagne complemented by gourmet canapés, then step out to the terrace to admire the sunset views as the skies turn pink.

Dubai: The Palm, Blue Mosque, Creek, Souks & Heritage Tour

3. Dubai: The Palm, Blue Mosque, Creek, Souks & Heritage Tour

Explore Dubai's past and present impressive landmarks on a guided tour by bus. Travel in comfort in an air-conditioned vehicle from point to point, learning about the rich culture Dubai has to offer from your guide. Stop to walk around or through these highlights, and enjoy a ride across Dubai Creek in a traditional abra boat. Get picked up from your hotel or desired location in an air-conditioned vehicle. Stop by The Pointe in Palm Jumeirah to admire the charm of Atlantis, The Palm Hotel, before the Burj Al Arab photo stop from the beachside. Proceed to the Blue Mosque, which was inspired by the Ottoman and Andalusian styles of architecture, with intricate interiors decorated with beautiful chandeliers and a library that is home to almost 40,000 religious books. Next, explore Old Dubai and the Creekside, where it all began. Hop on the Abra water taxi, the city's oldest mode of transportation, to cross the Creek. Visit the Gold Souk, renowned for its wide collection of gold jewelry, while the Spice Souk brims with aromatic spices, herbs, nuts, oil, saffron, and so on. Then visit Al Khayma Heritage House in Al Fahidi Historical District, where you'll be treated to traditional Emirati hospitality by being served tea/coffee. While touring the home, learn more about the UAE's history, which started in the desert with tents now reaching Mars. At the end of the tour, stay on your own at the souk or be transferred back to your hotel or selected location.

Dubai: 3-Course Set Menu at Hell’s Kitchen in Caesars Palace

4. Dubai: 3-Course Set Menu at Hell’s Kitchen in Caesars Palace

Ignite your appetite with a 3-course meal of world-class signature dishes at multi-Michelin-starred chef Gordon Ramsay’s fiery restaurant at Caesars Palace Dubai, the second Hell’s Kitchen location after its original outpost in Las Vegas. Step into an upscale restaurant serving Ramsay’s iconic dishes including the beef Wellington, eggs in purgatory, and sweet, heavenly sticky toffee pudding. This restaurant draws inspiration from the celebrity chef’s reality TV show, but with both Red and Blue teams working closely together. Nestled on Bluewaters, Dubai’s most sought-after island oasis, experience Caesars Palace Dubai’s immersive atmosphere featuring iconic hospitality, world-class dining experiences, awe-inspiring entertainment, and indulgent amenities.

Dubai: Al Fahidi Walking Tour, Creek, Souks & Street Food

5. Dubai: Al Fahidi Walking Tour, Creek, Souks & Street Food

Explore Dubai's historic Al Fahidi district on a walking tour with a licensed guide. Admire the old buildings and architecture, visit the Coffee Museum, and discover the gold and spice souks. Try local snacks and/or take a ride on an abra boat, if you select one of the upgraded options. After meeting your guide, get your first taste of Dubai's traditional side by sampling Arabic tea with dates. Then, walk around Al Fahidi and take in the area's splendor. Moving on, take a stroll in the alleyways of Al Seef, an essential place in Dubai's heritage. Get insights into the area's history from your guide before heading to the next destination, the Coffee Museum. There, learn about coffee's role in shaping UAE history and culture. Afterward, get a henna tattoo and adorn Arabic attire. Upgrade to the food option and explore the flavors of Emirati street food such as Emirati bread Ragag, Luquimat, Karak tea, falafel, veg samosa, and Camel milk ice cream. Later, hop on a traditional Abra water taxi and take a quick ride around Dubai creek. Soak in the panoramic views of huge trading ships and the beautiful architecture of the buildings as you sail across. You will also enjoy a 30-minute Abra ride if you choose the option during the booking. Moving on, visit the spice souk to learn about the various spices, and shop for the finest deals at the local markets. Next, head to the gold souk to marvel at the fine jewelry made from gold, silver, and precious stones before ending the walking tour.

Dubai: Walking Tour, Creek, Abra Taxi, Souks, & Emirati Meal

6. Dubai: Walking Tour, Creek, Abra Taxi, Souks, & Emirati Meal

Enjoy a guided tour of Dubai’s famous sights, including the Al Fahidi Historical District, Al Seef street, and the Gold Souk. Take the chance to try some traditional tea and coffee at Al Khayma Heritage Restaurant and ride the Abra water taxi down Dubai Creek.  Be welcomed with Arabic tea at Al Khayma Heritage Restaurant, where later you will also try luqaimat (Arabic sweet dumplings), Ragag (traditional Emirati homemade bread), and camel milk ice cream. Explore more flavors of Emirati cuisine by upgrading to the breakfast or lunch option. Later, explore this Michelin Bib Gourmand-awarded restaurant further and learn more about the Arabian culture and lifestyle. Admire the traditional interiors and architecture. Listen to your expert guide as they tell stories on how UAE has developed from a desert with tents to reaching Mars. Explore the Emirati bedroom with its antiques, admiring the architectural development from the tent replica at the restaurant to traditional Arish buildings made from the leaves of date palms to the megastructure. Try your hand at henna painting while indulging in a traditional Arabic makeover. Then, head towards the Al Fahidi Historical District. Wander alongside the water on Al Seef street and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere with local stores. Stop at the Coffee Museum, celebrating an important part of Arabic culture. See a nearby mosque and admire the architectural style. Take a trip on the Abra water taxi along Dubai Creek. Watch the ships and buildings of Dubai’s skyline pass you by. Leave the water taxi and enter into the Gold Souk, exploring the collections of gold jewellery.

Dubai: Desert ATV Safari with BBQ Dinner in a Bedouin camp

7. Dubai: Desert ATV Safari with BBQ Dinner in a Bedouin camp

Enjoy an evening adventure in the desert with this tour from Dubai. Ride through the desert sand dunes on an ATV. Feel the wind in your hair as you try sandboarding. Try Arabic coffee and dates. Sit down to a delicious dinner and live traditional entertainment. Departing from your city hotel, drive through golden sand dunes deep into the heart of the desert. You will watch a dramatic desert sunset and have the option of taking either an exciting ATV tour before heading to camp. On arrival at the Bedouin camp, you will receive a traditional Arabian welcome, with an offering of Arabic coffee and tender dates. Enjoy the authentic Arabian ambiance at this typical camp, with traditional carpets, low tables, and cushions for comfortable seating. Having settled in, take a thrilling camel ride into the dunes, or challenge yourself to a sand-boarding adventure. Mark your visit with a traditional Henna hand painting, or simply enjoy the aromatic sheesha pipe under a canopy of stars. Enjoy snacks and unlimited water and soft drinks before the sumptuous main buffet dinner, where you will get to feast on a wide variety of barbecued meats, salads, entrees, and desserts. End the evening watching a performance of exotic belly dancing, an amazing tanoura dancer, and breathtaking Egyptian folk dancer, all under a romantic starlit sky.

Dubai: Private Food Tour – 10 Tastings with Locals

8. Dubai: Private Food Tour – 10 Tastings with Locals

Eat your way through Dubai's culinary scene on a private food tour. Go on a delicious journey as you try 10 of the best food items beloved by the locals: from savory to sweet and local drinks; this tour leaves every foodie satisfied. Enjoy a bite of the ultimate classics dates and Falafel and taste them in their authentic, local flavor. Each tasting is typical of the local cuisine and hand-picked by your local guide passionate about food.  Visit Spice Souk, Textile Souk, and Indian Temple Street, plus other remarkable spots in between food stops, and learn about their history and cultural relevance from your knowledgeable guide. 

Dubai: Ethnic Emirati Dining Experience

9. Dubai: Ethnic Emirati Dining Experience

Immerse yourself in Emirati culture through its cuisine with this tasting experience. Visit a traditional Emirati house for lunch, or dinner and witness its spectacular architecture. This is a perfect opportunity for clicking fascinating pictures of the Old Emirati house, Artifacts, Al Khayma; the tent, Areesh, enjoying the traditional Emirati vibes. You shall also enjoy indulging in a traditional Arabic makeover and try henna painting. Then sit down to a once-in-a-lifetime dining experience. Choose the dining experience that best suits your needs, from a traditional breakfast tray to a 4-course dinner.

Dubai: Flavors of Arabia Souk Tour with Tastings & Dinner

10. Dubai: Flavors of Arabia Souk Tour with Tastings & Dinner

Join us for dinner meal on the best bang for your buck food tour! You will get to sample food specialties from the region. This tour brings for you most authentic traditional Emirati meal over a comprehensive Old Dubai Souk Tour and a sit-down dinner. We will weave through the Spice Souk where you can smell the beautiful aromas of different spices. We would then move to our next stop as you take the Abra with stunning views of the Dubai Creek. You will be on the other side of the city where you will walk through the textile souk for your next stop. Our guide will tell you more about the souks, the culture and you can also stop at a local shop. We move on to our next stop for the day. It is time for our main course! Enjoy traditional Machboos and much more! We will then walk to the historical neighbourhood of Bastakiya for our last stop of the day. To top it all, walk away with desert-to-go! Make sure you arrive hungry!

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I love being able to be immersed in different cultures. So for me this was the perfect blend of activity. Our guide was fantastic. He was clearly very knowledgeable, was more than willing to take time to answer any questions that we had and made sure that we enjoyed our experience.

Riah was our guide and she was excellent!! We did a lot of activities and spent more time in certain places than others as this was a private tour. Def recommend the private tour. Riah made this a wonderful experience would book with her again 100%!

Wonderful experience on this tour with Paolo. Amazing guide who was super friendly and answered any questions out to him. Very informative. Non stop tour which we thoroughly enjoyed. Highly recommend this tour.

Maaz Khan, our tour guy was excellent from the beginning till the end. He really know the history and he made it comfortable for us. I would recommend him 100%

Amazing tour and expert guide. Definitely recommend