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Dubai - Old Town Arabian Food Fest Private Tour Including Food Samples provided by Dubai Urban Adventures

Dubai - Old Town Arabian Food Fest Private Tour Including Food Samples

Dubai - Old Town Arabian Food Fest Private Tour Including Food Samples
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About
Explore the flavours of old Dubai on an Arabian culinary adventure and private tour with a local. Soak up Middle Eastern customs and traditions as you feast on a vast array of tempting delights, including kebabs, falafel, tandoori meats, fresh fruit juice, and some knock-out sugary sweets. Take your taste buds on a magic carpet ride and discover the best food that the Persian Gulf has to offer in this multicultural culinary wonderland.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3-4 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3-4 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6085P4
Call +60 392125427
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Food samples as per itinerary (shawarma, falafel, fava beans, tahini, mandi, Arabic pastries, fresh juice, and water)
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Entry/Admission - Dubai
Exclusions
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Souvenirs and personal shopping
  • Transportation to and from the meeting/end point
  • Tips/gratuities for your guide
Duration
3–4 hours
Departure details
  • Union, DeiraAl Rigga - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
  • Al Rigga Metro Station A 1, Deira - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the same rate as an adult ticket.
  • Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.
  • This tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travellers. A solo traveller may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travellers.
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Food samples as per itinerary (shawarma, falafel, fava beans, tahini, mandi, Arabic pastries, fresh juice, and water)
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Entry/Admission - Dubai
Exclusions
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Souvenirs and personal shopping
  • Transportation to and from the meeting/end point
  • Tips/gratuities for your guide
Departure details
  • Union, DeiraAl Rigga - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
  • Al Rigga Metro Station A 1, Deira - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Duration
3–4 hours
Return details
  • Al Rigga Metro Station A 1, Deira - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the same rate as an adult ticket.
  • Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.
  • This tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travellers. A solo traveller may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travellers.
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 23 Nov 2020
A note from Dubai - Old Town Arabian Food Fest Private Tour Including Food Samples
All tours follow the latest local health authority advice, including mask usage and social distancing. Urban Adventures has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which recognises companies that have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Union
    DeiraAl Rigga - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
    See address & details
  • 1
    Al Rigga
    Stop: 90 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    The Old Town
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Al Rigga Metro Station A 1
    Deira - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
    See address & details
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flissie_11
Nottingham, UK153 contributions
Culinary and cultural delight
This food tour was one of the high spots of our trip to Dubai. We experienced authentic food from Iran, Egypt, Yemen and finally Lebanon. We even got to ride the subway. The area was outside of the usual tourist traps - we felt we were getting a true taste of the way locals live. Our guide Faheem spoke excellent English and was both informative and personable. A great tour - highly recommended!
Written 9 December 2020
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Cynthia S
12 contributions
Wonderful introduction to Dubai
Jan 2020 • Business
My sister and I had a great time touring and eating our way across old Dubai with our guide Fahim. We both enjoyed his wit and knowledgeable insights of the area, food and customs. Learned a lot. Ate even more. Wonderful experience and evening out of the tourist areas.
Written 17 January 2020
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Marg S
1 contribution
Excellent choice
Nov 2019 • Couples
We had so much fun on this food tour. Our guide was so gracious, knowledgeable and personable. We had such a great experience. We have done many food tours around the world but this one was unique as the places we ate were small, unpretentious and authentic. Highly recommend!
Written 17 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sam M
1 contribution
Great food tour!!
Oct 2019 • Family
We ventured through the streets of old dubai with the great tour guide GeGe! From traditional Arabic food to Egyptian then through to Indian and lastly a refreshing fruit juice with sweets!, I couldn’t fault a thing! GeGe is full of knowledge on the history of UAE so not only were we full on food at each stop we had a walking history channel with us leading the way! I would recommend this for anyone visiting the area or even just stoping over and have some time to kill. Thank you GeGe for time!!!
Written 4 October 2019
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Sebastian M
9 contributions
Great experience
Oct 2019 • Family
Just finished the food tour in old Dubai and I give it a 10/10. Gigi our tour guide was not only knowledgeable but absolutely passionate about Dubai’s food and culture. The walking tour gave us a great insight into the local atmosphere. Thoroughly recommended.
Written 3 October 2019
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Joey D
3 contributions
A belly full of authentic cuisine, knowledge and a good laugh!
Sep 2019 • Couples
Highly recommend this tour. Our guide Faheem was excellent from the very beginning. Meeting spot was easy to find and air conditioned which was a bonus! Tour took us through a gentle walk of the old city, which gave us a feel of the real Dubai. Having a middle eastern background myself I was surprised by the selection! We got to sample some well known meals with very original twists! As well as experiencing traditional seating during dining, and a huge well of information from the history of the food, delicacies, traditional methods of eating, general cultural facts and some lovely personal conversation to suit. Not only do we feel like we have tasted Dubai but we feel like we gained a friend in our guide Faheem. He was absolutely fantastic and endlessly entertained us throughout the evening. Do not miss if you go to Dubai!
Written 18 September 2019
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Chantal B
1 contribution
Food Tour
Jul 2019 • Couples
My partner and I went on the walking food tour with GeGe tonight. We had such a wonderful experience, we learnt so much about the culture and ate some great traditional food from all different Arabic regions. I highly recommend this tour to get a more authentic experience. Thank you GeGe for treating us just like family.
Written 12 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Maleeah92
Onehunga, New Zealand98 contributions
Beautiful food with an exceptional guide
Coming back on a high from a tour in Egypt, my friend and I spent our last night in Dubai in a food tour, with an Egyptian guide! Coincidence? hehe Our guide Gege, who was accompanied by Ben, will tell you all about the history of Dubai and its food. I’ve tasted the best kebab, falafel and Arabian sweets I’ve ever had and all within a few hours. Gege’s knowledge and passion for food and Dubai itself was very moving that it made me contemplate on moving there. What better way to learn Dubai’s diverse culture through its food. Gege was a delight! I highly recommend this tour.
Written 30 June 2019
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RJ S
Boston, MA250 contributions
Absolutely astounding Dubai foodie experience
Jun 2019 • Family
We are deeply grateful and overwhelmed by the generosity, knowledge, and warmth of Gehan, who showed us a brilliant time across the dazzling multicultural food scene of Old Dubai. We won't need to eat again for a week, I fear! Gehan taught us about food, with food!, and its cultural connections to the communities of people who make up Dubai, along with the history of the UAE from desert kingdoms to federated metropolises. Our tour was history, culture, and lots and lots of savories and sweets. A highlight of our time in Dubai we will remember for years to come. Pictured is just one stop, my favorite; not going to give away all of Gehan's delicious surprises!
Written 15 June 2019
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Hi Dear, Thank you so much for your awesome review, it was our pleasure to have you and your parents on our food tour. looking forward to seeing you again in your next visit to Dubai. warm Regards Hoda Afifi
Written 21 June 2019
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Tracie10
11 contributions
Full of Food!!
Just completed a Walking Food Tour of Dubai with Gigi, our guide. Food was brilliant, 4 different arabic cultures and a box of sweet stuff to nibble later. Gigi was so good. Originally from Egypt, she is hugely knowledgable and clearly passionate about her adopted country and made the non-food info really interesting. It was an honour to break fast with Gigi and the kind lady, Fatima, who allowed us to share her table.
Written 29 May 2019
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Hi Dear, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us on trip advisor and we are glad that you had a brilliant tour with us. Hope to have you again as urban adventure friend in the near future experiences.
Written 21 June 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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