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Frying Pan Food Adventures

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Did you know that there’s an undiscovered foodie side to Dubai? And there’s no better way to explore it than with your tummy! Join us on a Frying Pan Adventure as we wind our way through Dubai’s most historic streets, exploring, tasting and savoring plates of rich ethnic culture that get served up in Dubai everyday.
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Middle Eastern Food & Culture Walk in Old Dubai

Old Dubai is a hub for various Middle Eastern cuisines, making it a must-visit for foodies. Yet, exploring its eating spots is difficult if you’re unfamiliar with Dubai's different areas and transport networks. This tour lets you dive in with no travel worries and a guide offers extra insight. Sample Iranian ice cream, Lebanese baklava, and more; visit restaurants and bakeries; and get tips on finding the best foods for later.
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ellahorn12 wrote a review Jan 12
Miami, Florida4 contributions
I cannot say enough good things about Farida and the tour. I booked the Middle Eastern Food Pilgrimage for me, my BF and my parents. Farida was knowledgeable, funny, and just an overall kind and welcoming person. Every stop on the tour was delicious and I wish I had a bigger stomach so I could’ve eaten more of everything. We got to try so many dishes I wouldn’t have known about otherwise. The kunafa was my favorite. Frying Pan is a MUST when visiting Dubai.
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Date of experience: December 2021
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StefDubai wrote a review Jan 7
Dubai, United Arab Emirates8 contributions6 helpful votes
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Absolutely amazing experience with Farida yesterday on the Middle Eastern Food Tour. Even though we have lived in Dubai for 5 years now and have certainly tasted a lot of the typical foods from this region, we had a blast - best kebabs, kunafa and hummus I have tasted, absolutely authentic places with superb hospitaly and so much to learn and discover - stories about food, history, local customs, ingredients… came home with a full belly, a full heart and lots more knowledge and stories to share! Will definitely do this with our next visitors and want to try out the Indian Tour next!
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Response from FryingPanAdventures, Owner at Frying Pan Food Adventures
Responded 1 week ago
Dear StefDubai, We're thrilled that you chose to do our Middle Eastern tour as a Dubai veteran. Thank you for joining us and recommending the tour to others with this positive review! It makes us truly happy that you felt the foods on the tour were some of the best you've tasted. We put a lot of thought (and tasting!) into selecting the places and dishes, and researching the techniques and stories behind them. Your feedback is very encouraging for Farida and the rest of the team to have! We can't wait to have you back on the Little India tour -- we look forward to serving you and your visitors again very soon! Scrumptiously yours, Frying Pan Adventures
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godon123 wrote a review Dec 2021
Bristol, Tennessee14 contributions
Arva led 3 of us on a whirlwind tour of the spice souk, creekside and much more. She provided the historical and cultural background to so much of Dubai, and drove each point home with tasty morsels! Arva is very knowledgeable about Dubai and its occupants, and could give university lectures on so many subjects. This tour was a walking, eating class and could have gone on for many more hours! A great way to eat your way through parts of the city!
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Response from FryingPanAdventures, Owner at Frying Pan Food Adventures
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear godon123, Thank you for taking the time to leave us the positive feedback! It is so affirming to know that you appreciated the food, the storytelling and our guide Arva on this tour - she is truly passionate about the city and it's wonderful that this came through on your tour with her. We're so grateful to have had the opportunity to serve you -- and we hope to serve you again in 2022! Scrumptiously yours, Frying Pan Adventures
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godon123 wrote a review Dec 2021
Bristol, Tennessee14 contributions
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Nada did an outstanding job of introducing us to the how and why of so many aspects of Middle East cuisine. She explained the historic background to so many tastes and practices, while making sure we were all well fed. This was a great evening with family and friends!
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Response from FryingPanAdventures, Owner at Frying Pan Food Adventures
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear godon123, Thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you on not one, but two of our signature tours! We're thrilled that you enjoyed the Middle Eastern flavours and stories with Nada. The food really does take on new flavourful dimension when it's paired with it's historical and/or cultural context -- and it's great to know that this came through on the tour. We hope to serve you again in this new year! Scrumptiously yours, Frying Pan Adventures
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Dhruv D wrote a review Dec 2021
Arlington, Virginia4 contributions1 helpful vote
One of the great Dubai experiences. I have lived in Dubai for most of my life and was introducing my partner to the city I grew up in. Sparks flew! The Middle Eastern Food Pilgrimage with Farida was simply outstanding. It involves a deep, engaging cultural conversation full of stories, traditions, quirks and humor. Dubai (and the unique flavors it has cultivated) is presented on a number of plates through the course of the evening, each with heartfelt and well thought-through narratives of their own. Farida puts her own background and perspective (as well as those of the tireless chefs making our food) into the mix to wonderful effect. Frying Pan Adventures is thoughtful, authentic and professional. You will fall in love with the cuisine and the stories of this fabled city. I recommend it as one of the best things you can do in Dubai, whether a newbie arrival, a visitor or a veteran of the place.
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Date of experience: December 2021
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Response from FryingPanAdventures, Owner at Frying Pan Food Adventures
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Dhruv, This review made us so proud, even more so because you're a veteran of Dubai -- thank you for taking the time to share this! It's wonderful that you chose to do this tour as one of the ways to introduce your partner to the city -- and we're thrilled that your experience with Farida and the Middle Eastern flavours she shared during the evening lived up to expectations. Thank you for recommending it as one of the best things to do; we're always humbled to serve guests who are open-minded and eager to taste and learn, even after living in Dubai all their lives. We're grateful that we had the opportunity to serve you and your partner and we hope we'll have many more chances to do so again in the future. Scrumptiously yours, Frying Pan Adventures
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