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Frying Pan Food Adventures

Dubai 3039, United Arab Emirates
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Food tour

This was an excellent food tour and my mouth still salivates at the thought of it ... Arva was not... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
KFB1951
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Chicago, Illinois
via mobile
A great way to eat local

Arva, our guide, was wonderful. We signed up for a private tour and she accommodated our family of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mandy R
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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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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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was an excellent food tour and my mouth still salivates at the thought of it ... Arva was not only knowledgeable about food in Dubai but the history of food in Dubai (and UAE in general) and she made it fun as well ......More

Thank KFB1951
FryingPanFoodieTeam, General Manager at Frying Pan Food Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear KFB1951, I am thrilled that you enjoyed your dining adventure with us! Our trails are designed to celebrate the cultural diversity and history of Dubai through its many ethnic cuisines. I am pleased to learn that Arva's passion and knowledge shone through and made...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Arva, our guide, was wonderful. We signed up for a private tour and she accommodated our family of ten beautifully, responding to questions fro kids and adults alike. She answered questions about everything from food and the public education system to Islam and Ramadan. She...More

Thank Mandy R
FryingPanFoodieTeam, General Manager at Frying Pan Food Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Mandy R, I am delighted that you enjoyed your Middle Eastern dining experience with us and thank you for the glowing review! Old Dubai's culinary gems often take a backseat to the more glamorous side of the city and we take immense pride in...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks to this tour I have discovered a new face of Dubai. Wandering around the old city during Ramadan was a unique experience! Arva is full of passion and knows everyone in the neighborhood, and of course the beat spots to taste the best food!...More

1  Thank Angela M
FryingPanFoodieTeam, General Manager at Frying Pan Food Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Angela M, I am delighted that you enjoyed your dining adventure with us and thank you for leaving us a positive review. Old Dubai is replete with unique experiences for those willing to scratch beneath the surface and Arva has invested a lot of...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was nice experience, but for fasting peoples no breaks during walk. The best thing during my trip was the information & explanation of Ramadan (HOLY MONTH) which was shared by our tour guide (Arwa).More

Thank Syed Bilal H
FryingPanFoodieTeam, General Manager at Frying Pan Food Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Syed Bilal H, I am delighted that you enjoyed your dining adventure with us. The holy month of Ramadan gives us all the opportunity to indulge in self-reflection and empathize with those less fortunate than us. It is heartwarming to learn that Arva's knowledge...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It really is such an inspiring and unique experience, especially the Unseen Ramadan walk. You get to see such a charming and humble side to the city, eat incredible food, and be guided by an amazing team from the Frying Pan Food Adventures. Arva is...More

Thank Perryhan E
FryingPanFoodieTeam, General Manager at Frying Pan Food Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Perryhan E, I am delighted that you enjoyed our Unseen Trails Old Dubai Iftar Walk and thank you for sharing your feedback with us. The Frying Pan Adventures and Gulf Photo Plus teams curated this trail with the primary objective of allowing our guests...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the tour last night with Arva and found it brilliant. Firstly, Arva. What a charming, intelligent and informed guide. She spoke with so much knowledge and thoroughly explained Dubai's food culture well. The food....delicious! I am a little hard to please and am...More

Thank IamPrincessSparkles
FryingPanFoodieTeam, General Manager at Frying Pan Food Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear IamPrincessSparkles, I am delighted that you enjoyed your dining adventure with us and thank you for the glowing review! Arva founded Frying Pan Adventures with the main goal of showcasing the hidden culinary gems of old Dubai in a way that would celebrate their...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A highlight of my Dubai trip! Nahla brought the cultural meaning and history of middle eastern food to life. Number in our tour was just seven, so it was intimate. Just make sure you don't eat that day, because stops and portions are generous over...More

Thank junkoemail918
FryingPanFoodieTeam, General Manager at Frying Pan Food Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear junkiemail918, I am delighted that you enjoyed our Middle Eastern Food Pilgrimage trail and thank you for sharing your feedback with us. Our food trails are designed to allow for intimate and interactive experiences where every guest walks away with a full tummy and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An absolutely amazing experience with a very knowledgeable and well researched guide NAHLA !!! From Falafel history to Dubai's local cuisine it was fun and quite the adventure. I will recommend this tour to all my friends. I am so glad I invited my guests...More

Thank Dodi T
FryingPanFoodieTeam, General Manager at Frying Pan Food Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Dodi T, I am thrilled that you enjoyed your dining adventure with us! Our team is dedicated to showcasing the hidden culinary gems of old Dubai and we have invested a lot of time and research into designing each of our trails. It is...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Last week me and my sister travelled to Dubai for a rendezvous with very dear friends . We dined out every evening with them and each evening was interesting . The one evening that was the most interesting and memorable of our trip was the...More

Thank Nomada2013
FryingPanFoodieTeam, General Manager at Frying Pan Food Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Nomada2013, I am pleased to learn that you enjoyed our Middle Eastern Food Pilgrimage trail and thank you for leaving us a positive review. Nahla's unique background, knowledge of Middle Eastern cuisine and the traditions that surround them, have proven to be an asset...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are a family of five that visited Dubai in April this year. Booking The Frying Pan Adventures has been one of our priorities since the day we started planning our trip because we feel that you can learn so much about a country/region from...More

Thank impala73
FryingPanFoodieTeam, General Manager at Frying Pan Food Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear impala73, I am delighted that you enjoyed your private Middle Eastern food trail with us. Due to the nature and duration of our experiences we do restrict children below the age of 14 years old on our public food trails to prevent them from...More

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Martine S
Hi, Is it possible to accommodate allergies on this tour? I am allergic to gluten (unfortunately)... Martine
10 March 2017|
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Response from FryingPanFoodieTeam | Property representative |
Dear Martine, Thanks for reaching out. Unfortunately we don't recommend anyone with severe food allergies to do our trails as we cannot guarantee against cross contamination in the restaurant kitchens. Especially for those... More
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Leia D
Hi just wondering if you could provide more details on the metro tour, as can't seem to find any reviews on it. I've read the website but just wanted more details on the food and how full I'll be! Is it a newer tour?
26 November 2016|
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Response from FryingPanFoodieTeam | Property representative |
Dear Leia D, Sure, happy to answer your question! You will definitely be very full after the metro tour. We have 3 snack stops, 2 main courses and 1 dessert. It's also the longest tour we do (about 6.5 to 7 hours) and is... More
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kiyatrini
Hello, when booking , do i have to put in my DOB and Passport/ID info at the time of booking or can I gave you the info when am there. ?
7 December 2015|
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Response from Josh87 | Reviewed this property |
Its better to do it at the time of booking
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