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Take your taste buds on a journey around Dubai’s multicultural cuisine on this private food tour. Learn about the city’s historical culinary influences while exploring souks and traditional eateries, and enjoy up to eight food stops to try local specialties and goodies. Sample fresh prawns cooked in spices, dig into a camel burger and savor saffron ice cream, lemon mint juice, stuffed vine leaves, traditional coffee, and more.
Enjoy up to eight food stops in eateries and markets around Deira and Al-Fahidi
Visit Spice Souk, and ride an 'abra' across Dubai Creek
Learn about Dubai’s multicultural cuisine and food hotspots
Choice of departure times and personalized attention from a private guide
Book your preferred start time and meet your guide in Dubai’s Deira district for your tour. Learn about Dubai’s multicultural culinary repertoire as you set out, and enjoy eight stops to sample local specialties.
Sample some fresh dates, enjoying their sweetness as you learn how to find your perfect variety, and visit a restaurant to try the Middle Eastern favorites of tabbouleh (bulgur wheat salad) and mutabel (eggplant dip) on kubhz (Arabian bread).
Next, explore the aromatic Spice Souk. Haggle for herbs and spices (own expense), and nibble on an unusual delicacy — dates coated in camel milk chocolate.
After tasting saffron ice cream, ride an abra boat across Dubai Creek to the Al-Fahidi quarter. Dig into a lean and tasty camel burger, called ‘hump burgers’ by locals, and settle on the outdoor deck of a heritage restaurant to enjoy refreshing lemon mint juice and stuffed vine leaves with stellar city views.
Lastly, visit the Coffee Museum and savor traditional Arabic or Turkish coffee served by historically costumed staff as you learn about this age-old beverage.
Your tour concludes here when your guide departs.
Meet and greet your host close to the Heritage House in Dubai at Al Ras Metro Station. Start your tasty tour with a Special Riqaq Emirati pancake and dates - one of the sweetest and most highly-treasured delicacies in Dubai.
Well worth it! Great food tour with excellent opportunity to learn more about Dubai
, Jan 2020
This was a very enjoyable tour. The food tastings were good, interesting, and of a nice variety. They also provided nice insight into the history and culture of Dubai. Manish was an excellent guide with great communication and knowledge that he enjoyed sharing. Not only do you get to have the food experience, we also enjoyed the abra boat ride and the guided tours of the Spice and Gold Souks.
This was a great tour, we had a great time. the guide was very genuine and personable with great local knowledge. The tour was timed perfectly with many delicious and interesting local delicacies to try. We also really enjoyed the facts and history the guide shared with us as we walked through the different souks on our way to the different tasting. I highly recommend this tour to anyone wanting to visit the historic parts of Dubai.
Not as described. We didn't get anything close to 10 tastings/stops. We walked through the gold souk, then on to the spice souk where we finally had our first tasting of a date dipped in camel milk chocolate. Then we had camel milk ice cream and took an abra across Dubai Creek to a food market area. OK, halfway through our tour and we think we're finally going to get to taste some local specialties. Nope. Our first stop is at a food stand called Bombay Times for some type of spicy/sweet puri. No real description or explanation of what we are tasting. Then we stop at a place for a falafel sandwich. Then we are handed a coffee or tea. And then off to our last stop for a camel burger, where the guide proceeded to pick french fries off our plate. Then the guide sent us off in taxis. That was our entire 3 hours. If you count the coffee/tea.. that's maybe 6 tastings... no visit to a restaurant to try the Middle Eastern favorites... no 'fresh prawns cooked in spices'... no 'stuffed vine leaves'. No visit to a Coffee Museum, and did not see any historically costumed staff or learn about this age-old beverage. The guide had nothing meaningful to say about any of the food that we tasted. Terrible food tour. Half our group went back to the hotel to have a decent meal to fill their empty stomachs. Maybe we should have something while on the tour, but honestly, I didn't print out the 'what you can expect' page, and didn't know what we were missing until we got back and re-read the tour description. I trusted the tour to deliver the experience I booked. At the end of the day, customers should not have to be the watchdogs of any tour.. it is the responsibility of the tour guide to deliver what is described.
Excellent tour with very personable guide. You get a local insider's view of the best food and locations to eat it while getting a real feel for the central area of Dubai around the Creek. I defy most people not to be full after the first few tastings though.