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Half-Day Souks, Food & Culture Walking Tour provided by Frying Pan Food Adventures

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Half-Day Souks, Food & Culture Walking Tour

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You'll start at
43 34 St
43 34 St - DeiraAl Ras - Dubai - United Arab EmiratesMeet us by the Grand Souk Information Center which is right by the open air parking lot in front of the Spice Souk.
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  • 1
    Dubai Spice Souk
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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    Pass by Textile Souk
  • 2
    Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Meena Bazaar
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 4
    Al Fahidi Souk
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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You'll end at
Carrefour City
Fahidi Station - Al Fahidi - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
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Important Information
Departure Point
43 34 St - DeiraAl Ras - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Duration
4h 30m
Return Details
Carrefour City, Fahidi Station - Al Fahidi - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Welcome snack and food served at 3 different restaurant stops
  • Abra ride across the creek
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly if group size is larger than 6 guests
  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - Dubai Spice Souk
  • Entry/Admission - Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood
  • Entry/Admission - Meena Bazaar
  • Entry/Admission - Al Fahidi Souk
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Opportunities to Purchase at Own Cost: Saffron and spices at the souk; camel milk soap
  • Substitutions in case of allergies/restrictions
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 8 years
  • Please advise us at least 48 hours in advance of the tour in case of serious food allergies, including gluten, nuts and dairy
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved, approximately 3.4km
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • All food is ordered in advance and we may be unable to provide substitutions in case of allergies/restrictions.
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Clemence wrote a review Jul 2020
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I highly recommend! The tour is done by Farida, the business owner herself. Farida is fun and genuine. She was raised in Dubai and knows by heart all Dubai kept secrets and culinary origins of the street food we enjoyed. The food we tried was delicious and really well
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from FryingPanTeam, Business Development Manager at Half-Day Souks, Food & Culture Walking Tour
Responded 31 Jul 2020
Dear Clemence, Thank you for your wonderful review! We are so glad that you got to experience Dubai from a different perspective and that you enjoyed the tour! We love your appreciation for Farida's company and her stories; and that you learned so much more about the food and the city. Thank you again and we hope to see you back again soon! Until then, stay safe. Scrumptiously yours, Frying Pan Adventures
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Brian T wrote a review May 2020
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Unfortunately, our tour was scheduled right around the time everything started shutting down due to Covid-19. It was a very confusing and stressful time as we decided whether or not to proceed with our trip. The team at Frying Pan Adventures was AMAZING. When everyone else was
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from FryingPanTeam, Business Development Manager at Half-Day Souks, Food & Culture Walking Tour
Responded 31 Jul 2020
Dear Brian, Sorry for the delay in responding to your positive review! Thank you for taking the time to appreciate us during difficult times. It is unfortunate we could not have you on our tour and really look forward to serving you in the future when you do make it to Dubai! Thank you again and we hope to see you soon! Until then, stay safe. Scrumptiously yours, Frying Pan Adventures
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Lynn R wrote a review Feb 2020
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A friend had recommended this tour for us when we were going to Dubai for a weekend. We enjoyed the personable style that Noorin Ansari had as our guide. She was raised in Dubai and has an interesting cultural background that she explained along the tour. We got to see Dubai in
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from FryingPanTeam, Business Development Manager at Half-Day Souks, Food & Culture Walking Tour
Responded 28 Feb 2020
Dear Lynn, We are so glad you got to see the other side of Dubai. Thank you for appreciating Noorin and for taking the time to leave us a positive review! Much appreciated! We also note your feedback on the price. We hope to see you back again soon! Scrumptiously yours, Frying Pan Adventures
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The Teacher7 wrote a review Feb 2020
Oakham, United Kingdom468 contributions163 helpful votes
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My third tour with Frying Pan Adventures, which surely speaks volumes! The tour was led by both Arva (in Deira) and Tanya (in Bur Dubai), both with incredible knowledge. The tour takes you to areas of the spice Souk which you would never venture to on your own - and introduces
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Response from FryingPanTeam, Business Development Manager at Half-Day Souks, Food & Culture Walking Tour
Responded 28 Feb 2020
Dear SPINGO CHAMP, Yay you won! We have a special place in our hearts for our Spingo Champs! Thank you for leaving us a lovely review! We are so glad you enjoyed your time with Arva and Tanya and we totally agree about the heavenly kebabs. We hope to see you back again soon! Scrumptiously yours, Frying Pan Adventures
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Bob M wrote a review Feb 2020
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It's a amazing tour with a perfect guide, Noorin!! It helped top our trip off, as we learned all about old and new, Dubai, along with all the locals original and traditional foods of all countries that are the fabric of the UAE !!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from FryingPanTeam, Business Development Manager at Half-Day Souks, Food & Culture Walking Tour
Responded 21 Feb 2020
Dear Bob and Michele, Thank you so much for leaving us a positive review! And thank you for appreciating Noorin as the perfect guide! We are so happy that you enjoyed learning on the tour and enjoyed the food! We hope to see you back again soon! Scrumptiously yours, Frying Pan Adventures
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About the operator

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Quintessential Old Dubai
We had a fantastic tour with Farida Ahmed, who is a local food expert who lives and grew up in Old Dubai. The tour
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Middle Eastern food and culture tour
My wife and I did a Middle Eastern Food and Culture walk in Dubai with Farida. Farida was very welcoming and had a
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I have never experienced such an innovative things which Frying Pan Adventures bring for customers. Whether it is a
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Highlight of our trip!
We did the Middle Eastern Food Pilgrimage and enjoyed it tremendously! It was so much fun! Our group bonded over fo
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Jctoesnthesand
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A MUST if visiting Dubai!
This tour is totally a slice of heaven in Dubai. Among all the cookie cutter, theme park experiences that are highl
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Tuan T
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We went back for seconds. Bon appetit!
Less than 3 hours after landing in Dubai, we met up with Farida for the "Middle Eastern Food Pilgrimage" tour.  Reg
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Middle Eastern food and culture walk
This was a well researched tour by Frying Pan Adventures. Not only was the food of exceptional quality and tastines
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Middle Eastern Food Tour experience - a wonderful Christmas present!
A wonderful evening spent sampling the most delicious Middle Eastern food and guided by a most knowledgeable and at
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this tour offers you a first hand dive into the rich tapestry of arabian culinary culture beyond the glitz and glam
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Middle Eastern Food pilgrimage
Highly recommend this tour! The food was excellent with great explanations of the food, history and culture associ
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tonyap122
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Fun, Informative, and very tasty
This is a great way to spend a few hours. Tanya our host took us on a tour of old Dubai stopping for mouth watering
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Allison T
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Middle Eastern Food Pilgrimmage Tour was Highlight of Trip
Arva was our guide for the Middle Eastern Food Pilgrimmage, and she was fantastic! She is so knowledgeable about fo
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The best way to enjoy taste explosions in the older side of Dubai
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Helena C
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Fabulous food tour!
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