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

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    What to Expect
    Prepare to immerse yourself in real Arabian cuisine! This private tour will lead you to the Al Ragga, an area where a delightful mix of cultures all lives together in harmony. Today, however, we will get a feel for Middle Eastern food as we taste some of the highlights of the region.

    Our first stop will be a shawarma restaurant for a kebab, the most popular fast food option in the city. Chicken dishes are usually paired with a yummy garlic aioli called toom while beef is teamed up with tahini. Veggie options are available too.

    Falafel is next on the menu and we think this next stop is the best Dubai has to offer. Learn all about the different types of falafel and how it is made as you scoff it down with fragrant tahini and some feisty fava beans.

    Taking a stroll deeper into the old town we will discover more about the city and its origins before stopping for a fresh fruit juice in a cool juice bar with a dizzying array of fresh fruit virgin cocktails to choose from. A great way to cool off on a hot day!

    Next, we will fully immerse ourselves in local customs and eat with locals at a popular mandi restaurant. This is one of the few places in town where you can observe local Emiratis chilling out with their families. Mandi is a deliciously spiced chicken dish served with nuts, rice, and yoghurt. We will do as the locals do and sit on the floor and eat using our hands, although be sure to use only your right hand (you will learn what to do with your left hand…).

    Back on the streets we will seek out our dessert at a delightful pastry shop, and sample a mouth-watering smorgasbord of Arabic desserts: konafa, semolina, and dozens of different types of baklava.

    Our tour will end on this fabulously sugary high. For more ways to immerse yourself in the culture and traditions of Dubai, ask your guide for more hints and tips on how to get the most out of your trip. 

    Note: 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. 
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Union Station, Dubai - United Arab Emirates
    Departure Time
    6:30 PM
    Return Details
    Al Rigga Metro Station A 1, Dubai - United Arab Emirates
    • 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
    • Additional food and drinks
    • Souvenirs and personal shopping
    • Transportation to and from the meeting/end point
    • Tips/gratuities for your guide
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    Additional Info
    • 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.
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    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.
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    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!
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    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
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    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.
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    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
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    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
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    • Dubai Urban Adventures
    • Duration: 3h
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