Dubai Street Food Tour

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai Street Food
  • 3 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Give Dubai’s hotel menus a miss and experience the city's lively street food scene on an evening walking tour. Delve into Dubai’s oldest districts, and stroll through souks and neon-lit markets to visit the locals’ favorite food haunts, admiring the city lights on route. Sample a hot Indian snack and scrumptious 'shawarma' wrap, scout for goodies at the Spice Souk, and enjoy a mutton kebab for dinner at a popular restaurant. Tastings, dinner, and water included.
  • Evening street food tour of old Dubai
  • Learn about Dubai’s cuisine as you explore bustling souks and take in the city lights
  • Sample local treats such as an Indian street snack, ice cream, and chocolate dates
  • Ride an ‘abra’ boat across Dubai Creek and browse the exotic goodies at Deira’s Spice Souk
  • Enjoy a tasty 'shawarma' and mutton kebab dinner at a local restaurant
  • Food tastings, dinner, and bottled water included

What's Included

  • Bottled water
  • Dinner
  • Food tasting
  • Professional guide
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 4 62a St
    4 62a St - Al Fahidi - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

    The tour starts at the main entrance of Dubai Museum/Al Fahidi Fort in Bur Dubai

Start time

05:00 PM

End point

  • Al Ustad Special Kebab
    Metro Station - Al Mussallah Rd - near Al Fahidi - Al Hamriya - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

    The tour ends after dinner at Al Ustad Special Kebab, which is very close to Al Fahidi Metro Station

What To Expect

Travel independently to the start point in Bur Dubai on the south bank of the creek, near the Al Fahidi metro station and easily accessible by cab.

Meet your guide, and begin your food tour of the area, Dubai’s oldest quarter. Old-world charm mingles with bustling souks here, and on route, your guide will explain the city's history and culinary tastes.

Stroll through the busy Indian Market, sometimes known as Souk Al Khabeer, passing shops selling textiles, gold, clothes, and food. India is Dubai’s most important trading partner, and during the 19th century, many of the pearls found in the Arabian Gulf were exported to the country. In return, Indian merchants and goods flowed into Dubai, ensuring Indian cuisine stamped its mark on local tastes.

Try a hot Indian snack, and admire the twinkling city lights as you ride a wooden abra boat across the creek to Deira. Here, explore the Spice Souk, delving into the covered alleys packed with stalls peddling herbs, spices, sweets, and other goodies.

Sample some traditional ice cream, as well as a glass of juice, and luscious chocolate dates. Chat to the vendors about their spices, many shipped from Iran. Then, enjoy time to browse and buy local specialties like frankincense, saffron, Madagascan vanilla, and products made with vitamin-rich camel milk, such as soap and chocolate.

Sample Dubai’s best-loved street food — a meat-filled shawarma wrap — and continue to one of the oldest restaurants in town for a mouth-watering mutton kebab. As you dig into the juicy kebab, learn how it’s made from a secret Persian family recipe, and admire the restaurant walls, covered in old newspaper clippings and photos of Dubai, and thousands of faded international banknotes.

Your tour ends at a central location when you say goodbye to your guide.

Dubai Museum & Al Fahidi Fort (Pass By)

Textile Souk

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Dubai Creek

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Dubai Spice Souk

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Dubai Gold Souk

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Bur Dubai

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • not suitable for Vegetarians or Vegans
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.


4 reviews
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Personal, knowledgeable, not to miss experience.
Carlyle_A, Apr 2023
The guide was very knowledgeable and personable. She was able to give great insights into old Dubai and create a personalized experience. The food experience was also fantastic. I can recommend this tour to anyone.
Incredible experience!
Velica_D, Mar 2019
From start to finish, Annette did a fantastic job informing my husband and I of the city’s rich history and culture. Looking forward to doing the tour again on our next visit!
This tour was fantastic. Our guide...
Joseph B, Feb 2018
This tour was fantastic. Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable, and the small size of the tour made it feel very personal. The food was all delicious, and we really enjoyed our trip. If you want to see something more of Dubai than the malls and skyscrapers, check this tour out. It felt much more authentic than anything else we did on our trip.
its an amazing tour.- The guide...
MARIAC_E, Apr 2017
its an amazing tour.- The guide Regina is excelllent- it was the best tour in Dubai!!!!!!!!! WE LOVED!!! DO IT!!!

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