Guided tour

Dubai: Walking Middle Eastern Food Tour

Activity provider: Frying Pan Adventures

Dubai: Walking Middle Eastern Food Tour

Activity provider: Frying Pan Adventures

From US$ 128.07 per person

Discover the locals' favorite spots in Old Dubai for Middle Eastern food. Sample the city's best falafel, Egyptian comfort food, baklava, coffee, and more with a passionate local guide.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 6 participants


  • Savor several different Middle Eastern delicacies
  • Travel with a guide who is a longtime local and will share food and stories that only the locals know
  • Observe how special stuffed falafel and sweet cheese pies are made from scratch
  • Discover the intricate art of serving coffee
  • Shop for baklava, Arabic cookies and other delicious export-friendly souvenirs
Full description
Feast on Middle Eastern specialties from hand-picked eateries in one of the first Dubai neighborhoods to be urbanized during the 70s and 80s: Al Rigga. Start off by composing your own "monster falafel sandwich" using herb green falafel, creamy hummus, vegetables, and sauces. Following that, watch how one of the region's favorite cheese pies is made from scratch, and enjoy it fresh from the pan. Afterwards, visit a local favorite baklava shop to learn about traditional Arabic coffee customs. Pair your coffee with a soft date bar and pistachio cookies dipped in cream for the perfect combination. The next stop is a Syrian restaurant where you can try a light meaty snack or freshly baked flatbreads. Finally, sample traditional food from one of the oldest food cultures of the world: Iraq. Depending on the size of the group, this stop will either feature Iraq's famous grilled fish or lamb kebabs. Finish off the tour with a little sweet gift and farewell token.
  • Food tastings at 5 stops
  • Tote bags and wet wipes
  • Small farewell gift
  • Earphones with 35mm jack, required to connect to our guide's audio system. Carry your own or purchase them for 35.00 dirhams in cash on the tour.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 14 years
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with a cold
  • People with food allergies
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Your guide will be waiting near the bike stands in front of the Diva Gents Salon. Arrive 5 minutes before the tour starts as the guide will begin promptly on time, and call immediately on +971-56-471-8244 if you have trouble finding the guide. If you miss the guide, please proceed to the first stop at Qwaider Al Nabulsi restaurant on Muraqqabat Road.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Headphones

Know before you go

  • This tour requires a minimum of 2 guests. If we fail to meet the minimum, we will reach out with rescheduling and refund options
  • The local partner cannot guarantee substitutions nor assume the liability of cross-contamination in case of any dietary allergies
  • You must confirm that you and all persons on your booking have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19
  • Should you or any persons on this booking feel unwell or experienced symptoms of COVID-19 on the day of the tour, you will inform the local partner and refrain from attending

Product ID: 366020