The 10 Tastings of Dubai With Locals: Private Food Tour

Duration: 3 hours
Destination: United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Dubai

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  • 3 hours
  • Dubai
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


Eat your way through Dubai's culinary scene on a private food tour. Go on a delicious journey as you try 10 of the best food items beloved by the locals: from savory to sweet and local drinks; this tour will leave every foodie satisfied!

Enjoy tastings typical of the local cuisine and hand-picked by a local guide passionate about food like Camel milk date and Falafel. But that's not it! This tour is more than just food; it's a cultural experience! In between food stops, you'll also find city highlights making this experience a well-rounded tour that will satisfy every foodie.

Withlocals The 10 Tastings Private Food Tour™ is one of Withlocals' signature tours available in major cities worldwide. We work with passionate local guides who earn a fair fee. We support local economies by only offering local produce and prevent over-tourism with only small non-intrusive groups. Our tours are carbon-neutral and away from the standard tourist routes.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Dubai Gold Souk, Gold Corner Building, 3rd Floor - Gold Souq - Deira - Al Ras - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Gold Digging: No trip to Dubai would be complete without a trip to the gold souk – and it’s even better with a friendly local by your side for tips on how to find bargains!

Down By The Dhows: Meet your host by the riverside Heritage House in Deira for the perfect introduction to the past and present of this ultra-modern city

Sharing Pancakes: Kickstart your tasting experience in a historic hundred-year-old house as you feast on classic Emirati riqaq pancakes filled with cheese and egg

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Dubai Spice Souk, Sikkat Al Khail Road Al Ras, Dubai 75157 United Arab Emirates

Dates & Chocolate: Find your way through the labyrinth of alleys of the spice souk to sample sticky dates and nibble on truly local chocolate – it’s made from camel milk!

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Bur Dubai Abra Dock, Southern side of Dubai Creek, Dubai 75157 United Arab Emirates

Abra-cadabra: Glide across the creek on an abra water taxi to reach Bur Dubai, with a bustling background of trade ships and traditional wooden dhows as you travel

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Emirates NBD Atm, Cheque and Cash deposit ATM, Almas Tower - Jumeirah Lakes Towers - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Street Feast: Tuck into one of the favorite street foods of the Arab world: meaty shawarma, slow-roasted on a constantly-turning spit

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Al Ghubaiba Road, Al Ghubaiba Rd - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Desert Delicacy: Take a table at one of Dubai’s top locations for a truly authentic experience as you discover the delicious local delicacy: camel meat!

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Textile Souk, Bur Dubai Near Bur Dubai Abra Station, Dubai 75157 United Arab Emirates

Fabulous Fabrics: En route to your next nibble, stop in at the textile souk, piled high with colorful silks, cotton, and sari fabrics and the place to go for outfits tailored especially for you!

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Dubai Museum & Al Fahidi Fort, Al Fahidi area, Dubai United Arab Emirates

International Influences: It’s no secret that Dubai has some great street food, but here’s something you might not expect: Indian influences! Try out the recipes brought over by migrant workers as you munch on crunchy samosa and pakoda.

Creekside Classic: Step away from the bustle of Dubai’s streets at an elegant creekside restaurant to feast on moutabal, a spicy aubergine dip, as you watch the boats go by.

Fresh Tastes: Perk up your tastebuds with a light, zingy tabbouleh salad flavored with lots of lemon, herbs, and cool fresh vegetables.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Shiva Temple, 2nd Za'abeel Road, Al Sooq Al Kabeer, Dubai United Arab Emirates

Temple Time: Take some time away from the traditional Arab world to walk among Dubai’s Hindu community at the glittering shrines of the Hindu Temple Complex.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood, Dubai United Arab Emirates

Refreshing Cup: The Arabic world is known for its delicious hot drinks – and Dubai’s no exception! Stop by at the coffee museum for a glimpse of coffee-based history before settling in for a cup of chai karak, a milky brew full of the fragrance of cardamom.

Duration: 15 minutes

  • Private Tour
  • Local Guide
  • 10 Food & Drinks Tastings
  • Vegetarian alternatives
  • Entry/Admission - Shiva Temple

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Private tour: only you & your local guide
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Includes city highlights in between food stops
  • Alternatives offered for those with dietary restrictions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
Departure Point

Al Ras Metro Station, Baniyas Rd - Deira - Al Ras - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Return Details

Al Fahidi Historical District - حي الفهيدي التاريخي, Bur Dubai - Al Hamriya - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


3 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews


01 Jan, 2022

Our guide was nice enough but he was over 15 minutes late and he ended the tour half an hour early. We did not do all the tastings advertised which was disappointing.


08 Dec, 2021

We were able to taste different foods of Dubai….while getting into sites and facts along the way! Walked through parts for old Dubai, took wooden boat across the creek and strolled through the Gold and Spice Souks. Exactly what we wanted! Michael Peter was accommodating and informative. He stepped up tor a guide who couldn’t make it and we are glad he did!

Sophie H

06 Dec, 2021

Such a fun experience with Orlina, very informative and some great food sampled. Highly recommend a food tour near the creek area. Its a really different part of Dubai. I have posted a full review and photos on my Instagram. International_food_queen


29 Nov, 2021

It was a personal tour with Orlina. Very special and great to have her all to ourselves. Orlina’s knowledge of Dubai and UAE history was great. She answered every question. Was great to learn and see loads about how Dubai has grown. Excellent trip round many key areas and the food tasting was brilliant addition. Lovely food and restaurants. Would highly recommend Orlina. She made us feel special.


23 Nov, 2021

The guide Orlina was very informative on more than just food. She gave us lots of insight to cultural issues and how he country is run.

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