Authentic walking food tour of Dubai

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Experience hosted by Jose & Sruthy Gomez

3 hours, Hosted in English
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What you'll do

We will meet at Al ras metro station and will start our journey of culinary experience along with the historic stories of my city.
We will first head towards Deira to understand the evolution of the city of how Dubai started as a fishing and trading village and their alimentaire habits. we will have our first tasting here where you get to taste our famous Arabic crepe and some exciting dips like Hummus.

Furthermore, we will have a short walk through the gold and spice souks to get you acquainted with our historic souks culture and how souks formed and its sustainability in today's e-commerce world.

While we are are the spice market I will be giving you an overview of the medicinal aspects of spices. Don't forget we were bedouins few hundreds of years ago and never had a speciality hospital until the 1960S. So how spices play as medicines and their medicinal value in cooking helps you out .. I am a chef by profession, so get hold of me if you wanna spice up your favourite dish.

We will cross the souks via an ABRA to BurDubai to explore some hidden places like textile souks and al fahidi area to taste few more delicacies like shawarma, mutable, tabouleh, camel meat, and some more extra snacks. So overall it will be a historic walk with food.

NB: Please come hungry, we have 12 good tastings and notify us about food allergies in advance.

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Other things to note
We are heading for a Gastronomic & Cultural walking tour, so please do wear comfortable footwear. There are quite a few tastings involved, be prepared!
We will be crossing the creek on a boat, it's absolutely safe but does let us know if you have any fear or concerns.
We will meet at Al ras metro station and will start our journey of culinary experience along with the historic stories of my city.
We will first head towards Deira to understand the evolution of the city of how Dubai started as a fishing and trading village and their alimentaire habits. we will have our first tasting here where you get to taste our famous Arabic crepe and some exciting dips like Hummus.

Furthermore, we will have…

What's included

  • Food
    Tasting of 12 delicious local cuisine
  • Drinks
    Water
  • Transportation
    Boat ride from Deira to Bur Dubai

Meet your Host, Jose & Sruthy Gomez

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 96 Reviews
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Myself , Jose' Gomez! I was not born in Dubai or an Emirati but Dubai is my home .I have been living in Dubai for for more than 11 years . My life is filled with a lot of real life miraculous Incidents which led to me become a Dubai expatrade from a normal 20yr old tourist boy who once visited Dubai unexpectedly. ..... I started working as a hospitality professional (chef, bartender, sales&marketing) in this city for first 6 years before i became a tour guide by people's recommendation on Trip Advisor ..So on my tours i help my clients to understand about my city in the best local way .
Myself , Jose' Gomez! I was not born in Dubai or an Emirati but Dubai is my home .I have been living in Dubai for for more than 11 years . My life is filled with a lot of real life miraculous Incidents which led to me become a Dubai expatrade from a normal 20yr old tourist boy who once visited Dubai unexpectedly. ..... I started working as a hospitality professional (chef, bartender, sales&marketing) in this city for first 6 years before i became a tour guide by people's recommendation on Tri…
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Where you'll be

We will meet at Al Ras metro station - outside exit 2 and move on to discover food in different areas like the spice souk, gold souk, textile souk in the Bastakiya and Dubai creek areas.

Rated 4.94 out of 5 from 96 reviews.

Travis
September 2021
Faheem was wonderful! I was a solo guest on his tour and he was able to keep up conversation with historical and personal stories. He was very accommodating and personalized the tour since I was the only one on it. Thank you, Faheem!
Madison
September 2021
This is one of our favorite things we’ve done in Dubai so far! In addition to the food, you get to learn a bit of history & culture. Felt very authentic!
Sagar
September 2021
This is a must do in Dubai. There's probably no better way to experience Old Dubai. The guide, Faheem was at the location 5 mins before time and first offered me a bottle of water to combat the heat. The tour started with a nice shawarma at an authentic arabic restaurant with cosy floor seating to give you a feel of royalty. Faheem entertained with good stories about the area as well as the food. We then took a tour of the gold and spice souks where again Faheem was extremely knowledgeable. Then after some great gelato, we crossed the Dubai creek by the little boats to a beautiful restaurant perched on the creek, for an amazing Arabian Platter and a beautiful sunset. Perhaps the only disappointment on the tour was that the restaurant serving camel meat burgers was booked up. Faheem quickly made up by taking me to a nearby teahouse for some lovely ice tea and Emirati dessert, Luqaimat. I highly recommend this tour for anyone who wants to walk through old Dubai with stories about the culture along with amazing local food!
Jessica
September 2021
Great experience with Faheem, he’s very knowledgeable about the area and the tour is a great way to see the other side of Dubai. Good was great and Faheem is great to be around, he helped us organize some other parts of our trip as well.
Doug
August 2021
We were crazy enough to do a street food tour at the end of August in the heat and humidity. Despite these conditions we enjoyed ourselves. We were told that the minimum tour size was two people and in the end it ended up being just my wife and I on the tour. This was great as we were able to ask a lot of questions and get some candid answers. Despite the low numbers we felt that Faheem was still very interested in showing us a good time. The variety of food was nice and at the end we topped it off with a camel burger which was very tasty. Faheem gave us a good mix of local history as well as other interesting facts about the modern Dubai. The tour was almost 4 hours exactly. Even though you are taken through three different souks you don't really have time to do any serious shopping or looking. It gives a good idea of what is there and if you want more time you would need to come back on another date. Meeting at the Metro Station was easy and he helped us find the closest metro station at the end of our tour.
Johnathan
August 2021
Our guide Faheem was great! We had a blast trying a lot of different Emirati food that would have been difficult to find on our own. Would highly recommend.

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    4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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Things to know

Guest requirements

You’ll need a photo that matches the one on your ID to confirm who’s actually going on this experience.
Guests ages 11 and up can attend, up to 10 guests total. Parents can also bring children under 2 years of age.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

What to bring

Hat / Umbrella during the summer months
Please wear a comfortable walking shoes as this experience is a walking tour
Water -( we provide 1 bottle per person ) if you need more please bring extra

Cancellation policy

Cancel within 24 hours of purchasing or at least 7 days before the experience starts for a full refund.