Middle Eastern Food & Culture Walk in Old Dubai

Badge of ExcellenceDubai, United Arab Emirates
Walking Tour Dubai Middle Eastern Food Pilgrimage
  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Exploring the Middle Eastern cuisines of old Dubai’s food scene is difficult without a guide to steer you to the right dishes and restaurants. With this small-group half-day tour, enjoy the must-tries and hear their backstories. Plus, visit a range of Middle East restaurants to ensure you experience a culinary cross-section—difficult to achieve on DIY food tours. Tastings of 10 different treats included.
  • Try old Dubai’s kaleidoscope of Middle East cuisine on a half-day food tour
  • Guided tour of five Middle Eastern food spots for good culinary mix
  • Full, personalized tour: small group, with tastings that amount to dinner

What's Included

  • Bottled water
  • Food tasting at 3 restaurants, 1 falafel cafe & 1 baklava shop.
  • Professional licensed guide
  • Use of our audio receiver system and free earphones to hear the guide more clearly.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Substitutions in case of allergies/restrictions

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Diva Gents Salon
    G Floor,Al Hawari Building,Al Rigga Road,Deira,NEar Al Rigga Metro Station - Deira - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

    Kindly meet us at the bike stands outside Diva Gents Salon on Rigga Road. Guide in "Keep Calm - I'm Your Food Tour Guide" t-shirt. Starts promptly on time! If late, WhatsApp number provided for location. Guide may not answer calls during tour. Latecomers take the responsibility to join group.

End point

  • المطعم الايطالي
    788F+FVR - Deira - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

    Our ending point is a short walk from the original starting point and from the Al Rigga metro station.

What To Expect

Diva Gents Salon (Pass By)

Al Rigga

25 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Al Rigga

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Al Muraqqabat

40 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Al Muraqqabat

1 hour 10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Minimum age is 14 years
  • Please advise of any specific dietary requirements or serious food allergies at the time of booking or at least 48 hours in advance of the tour
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved approximately 2km with stops
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Not suitable for those with serious food allergies including gluten, nuts and dairy
  • Tour may be cancelled if there are less than 3 participants and rescheduling options or full refund provided.
  • All food is ordered in advance and we may be unable to provide substitutions in case of allergies/restrictions.
  • Please do message us after booking if you have any dietary restrictions/allergies.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 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.
  • 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.

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Excellent food tour in Old Dubai
bbyrnside, Dec 2023
Whenever I visit a new city a try to book a food tour. Of all the food tours I have done this has to be one of the best! My tour guide, Farida, brought the group to a wide variety of local restaurants in her own neighborhood. The tour was very organized, educational and of course the food was delicious. If you want to do something off the beaten path when visiting Dubai I highly recommend booking a tour with this company!
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Hi there! Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts! It's great to hear, especially from a global food tour veteran like yourself, that our tour with Farida was a highlight for you. She really loves showing off her neighborhood, and it's awesome that you enjoyed the mix of good food and learning about the area. We're all about giving a real taste of local life here, so your kind words and recommendation mean a lot. Hope we can welcome you back on another tour next time you're in Dubai! Scrumptiously yours, Arva
Great experience!
Nikolaos_S, Nov 2021
A lot of great insights into how different types of food are prepared, with tasting of great food and with background history for these foods provided. I would definitely recommend this to anyone that likes tasting new things and eager to find out more about Middle East culture and food.
Response from Host, Nov 2021
Dear Nikolao, Thank you for choosing to do our Middle Eastern food tour, and we're so pleased to know you would recommend this to others! Our goal is to combine delicious food with its broader historical and cultural context -- and it's great to see that this came through on our tour with you. We hope we'll have a chance to serve you on our other tours as well in the future! Scrumptiously yours, Frying Pan Adventures
Dubai: Middle Eastern Food Pilgimage
Road11549719764, Nov 2018
It was very good. The food was wonderful, the guide was very pleasing and full of information. The restaurant locations in old Dubai were perfect.
This was such an awsome food tour...
This was such an awsome food tour, the guide was excelent and her knowledge is fantastic, plenty of food to eat, just have to pace yourself to get to the end, because desset is yummylious.

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