Private tour

Dubai: Half-Day Street Food Tour

Dubai: Half-Day Street Food Tour

From US$ 219 per person

Get an insight into the intricacies and traditional food culture, as you experience a walk through the maze of bustling streets that makes up the old quarter of Dubai city.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, German
Pickup included
Your hotel in Dubai
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  • See the sights illuminated at night
  • Walk into the tiny roads and soak up the local atmosphere
  • Eat with your hands like a Bedouin
Full description
Start your street food tour with a short visit to the Indian temple along the perimeter of the spice and gold markets where dozens of street restaurants and shops sell a staggering variety of produce, from local exotic clothing, fruits, vegetables and spices. Sample tasty Indian fried Samboussa, Melbouri and Velbouri from a vegetarian street food cart. Cross the glittering Dubai creek with the very famous Abras until you reach the spice market, where different aromas are in the surroundings. Take a walk through the fish, fruits and vegetable markets and tempt your taste buds with the famed Dubai dates in the atmospheric heart of the old quarter. Try Lebanese cuisine on your next stop. Sit down with Dubai locals and sample various meat, vegetable, homs, tabouleh, and fattouch, flame grilled over hot coals for extra flavor. Finally, experience the Dubai typical dish as you venture down a small alley to join in one of the traditional restaurants. Sit like the locals and use your hands, a great way to crack into the local scene. 
  • Bottled water
  • Food tasting while walking
  • 3-course dinner in three different locations
  • Professional licensed guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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  • A small amount of walking is involved
  • Please inform your guide about any food allergies you have
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We had a great tour, it was a successful evening. Mounir showed us around the city, told us a lot of interesting things and took us to places that we would otherwise never have entered. Brilliant experience. First Indian, then like the Bedouins, then oriental. Everything delicious. Well worth the price

October 14, 2021

A must do when you are in Dubai!!

This was the highlight of our experience in Dubai. We had Mounir as our guide, A very kind, respectful and funny man which really made us feel comfortable and safe the whole time. We loved all of the food we got to try and the places we have visited. We were able to learn a lot about the different kinds of culture in Dubai from him. He was the absolute best!! Definitely recommend doing this tour!! Tons of thanks, Wânia

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July 5, 2018

Simply Amazing...A Must Do!

This tour was an amazing experience! It was everything that I expected and so much more. Our guide, Mounir, was absolutely phenomenal and our driver, Naseef, was humbly insightful. Mounir was very professional and knowledgeable of the traditions of the region and Dubai's history. Through this tour, we learned Dubai is a cosmopolitan city that is home to a myriad of diverse cultures, each with it own history and traditions. Although this tour was 6 hours long, it went by very quickly. This tour felt more like we were catching up with an old friend and enjoying authentic middle eastern food. From touring Old Dubai to walking and eating Indian snacks to learning how to bargain at the local markets to riding the boat across the Dubai creek to eating Lebanese food with the locals to sitting down on the ground and experiencing eating their chicken and rice with our hands as our legs were crossed...simply amazing!!! Definitely a must do tour! Thank you Mounir for making this tour wonderful!!

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May 26, 2017

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