12 Best Food Tours In Dubai, UAE - Updated 2023

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From ravenous food strolls and travels to falconry in the desert and photography walks, feast like a Maharaja through the city’s most seasoned Indian neighborhood with back roads packed with the most loved flavor-blasting ‘desi’ indulgences. The best food tours in Dubai should stimulate your food senses.

1. Flavours of Dubai

Jumeirah Beach Hotel
Source: Photo by Flickr user ADTeasdale used under CC BY 2.0

Learn about Dubai’s ethnic traditions through its food on this four-hour intensive discerning food tour. Start your afternoon by sampling indigenous favorites such as falafel, mezze, and fresh tabbouleh, thereafter tucking into a traditional Emirati dinner in Jumeirah. Roaming around in an air-conditioned bus, enjoy the sights as you move steadily through the city to one of Dubai’s most traditional districts.

Along the way, taste the Arabic fruit cocktail made with mango, kiwi, banana, pineapple, and avocado. After tasting a selection of appetizers, linger on the Jumeirah beach to conclude your evening with a traditional Emirati dinner that comprises of Samak fish, grilled meats, biryani and machboos.

Flavours of Dubai

2. Dubai Marina 5-Star Luxury Dinner Cruise (from USD 52.0)

Five star dish served near Dubai Marina
Source: Viator

Float by the marina’s twinkling towers, and reach the Palm Jumeirah bay into Burj Al Arab. Immerse yourself in the glimpses that the glass-enclosed deck provides while you dine on an opulent Emirati and international buffet in this two hour food tour. Board a cruise at sundown, and start your experience with a welcome drink, with a 5 star 3 course dinner. You can select from their extensive menu along with unlimited non-alcoholic beverages.

Enjoy the comfortable setting, as you sail through the Dubai Creek admiring the skyscrapers surrounding the marina. As you enjoy your meal, the experience is heightened by the sound of the faint background music amidst the chatter from fellow diners.

Dubai Marina Dinner Cruise with Drinks & Live Music

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

1314 reviews

3. Jameela Floating Restaurant Dinner Cruise (from 56 USD)

This is yet another two-hour cruise journey depicting the cultural sights of Dubai while you enjoy a luxurious buffet while you cruise through the Dubai Creek, glancing at popular sights like the Al Maktoum Bridge, Grand Mosque, and the Rolex Clock Tower.

Delight yourself with a romantic evening with vegetarian meals also available. Expect a warm welcome with hot and cold towels, Arabic coffee, and dates upon arrival, while you are ushered to your predetermined seats by the uniformed attendants in this glass enclosed, air conditioned, floating restaurant in the lower deck of the boat.

Sit back and relax while watching the landmarks pass by, while you savor the juice of the fish skewers, grilled beef in BBQ sauce, lamb kofta and chicken, just to name a few, from the assorted menu. Conclude your evening on a sweet note while you taste the Ummali and cream caramel chocolate eclairs as the boat steadily approaches the terminal.

Jameela Floating Restaurant Dinner Cruise

Price: from 56 USD

4. Desert Camp Experience by 4x4 and Dhow Dinner Cruise (from USD 135.0)

4x4 desert driving
Source: Viator

Join an energizing 4x4 to partake in a dinner experience with a Dubai Creek supper journey over back to back evenings with this Dubai Super Saver. Appreciate an invigorating 4x4 ridge bash over the sandy dunes and thereafter visit a desert camp covered by starlit sky to appreciate the customary Emirati events, where a grill supper and belly dancing show awaits you.

On the next night, get on board a delightfully lit up Arabian dhow for an essential dinner journey along the Dubai Creek to savor a delicious 3-course dinner while admiring the Dubai skyline and iconic attractions while you sail through the creek. This Super Saver joins these two prevalent visits for an extraordinary value at a reduced cost.

Dubai 4x4 Desert Tour, Camel Ride, Dubai Creek Dinner Cruise

Duration: 7 hours

37 reviews

5. Sundowner Dune Dinner Safari with Soft Drinks in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve (from USD 109.0)

Get on board a four-wheel drive vehicle and appreciate the perspectives as you drive out of the city and out into the encompassing desert. Following a 45-minute drive, amidst which your guide will clarify the area’s history and novel geography, touch base at a Bedouin-style camp in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, where a variety of activities await.

To begin with, appreciate the staggering desert landscape on an exciting camel ride, and subsequently get your adrenaline pumping as you sand-board down the hills. Head over to the camp, appreciate a wonderful hawk show, attempt henna hand painting, or unwind before the pit fire and enjoy some flavored shisha. Move up the ridges to watch the entrancing desert dusk, and at that point come back to camp to tuck into a scrumptious Arabic style dinner, including a 3-course buffet and boundless sodas.

Thereafter, engage yourself in watching the belly dancing show in tandem with the conventional music, and pause for a minute to appreciate the peacefulness as you look up at the star-filled skies.

Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve Dinner Safari Tour

Duration: 6 hours

719 reviews

6. Luxury Dinner in the Desert Experience from Dubai (from USD 544.0)

Treat yourself to a VIP dinner in the desert with this exclusive, extravagant 7-hour experience brought to you in Dubai. Wander into the desert in a Range Rover 4x4, and experience an exciting drive through the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve to search for uncommon Arabian oryx and other desert species. At that point, in the wake of watching a spectacular falconry show, ride a camel to a sentimental, light lit desert reserve and appreciate a private, gourmet 6-course dinner under the stars.

Between courses, appreciate some desert events, like getting a henna tattoo, watching a mesmerizing belly dancing show or accepting the opportunity to attempt a shisha on the off chance if you wish. With your dinner completed, come back to Dubai by the same Range Rover.

Dubai Private Luxury 6-Course Dinner in the Desert Experience

Duration: 7 hours

137 reviews

7. Little India on a Plate Walking Tour From Dubai

Away from Dubai’s high rises lies an unassuming neighborhood that grandstands India’s rich culinary customs. Go on this tour to get inside tips from a local and investigate the nearby avenues on a mobile voyage through the city. Join a well-disposed foodie and certified guide who will take you through the most loved Indian eateries and shops in the clamoring region of Meena Bazaar in Bur Dubai. Stroll along from one eatery onto the next, inspecting flavors and sharing stories of Dubai, India and of nourishment en route. Appreciate tarty and spicy road style chutney inside puffy bread, succulent pieces of chicken tikka, crunchy South Indian bhajias, subsequently washing them down with a reviving sugar cane juice.

Continue your journey with the search and purchase of Indian herbs and spices. Thereafter enjoy a feast like a Maharaja on the Little India trail in Bur Dubai, where you will be entertained by the flavorfully-spun stories and gastro incidental tales of the flavors that have influenced our palettes to reach a state of trance.

Little India Food Walk in Old Dubai

Duration: 4 hours

15 reviews

8. Original Street Food Tour of Dubai (from 71.43 USD) (from USD 109.0)

Learn about the humble beginnings of Dubai’s street food scene and experience superb local delicacies that can’t be found anywhere else. Book this well-curated Viator food trip to experience authentic Emirati food right from the street stalls of UAE’s most prolific cities. This tour gives travelers a professional guide who will give you a deep dive into how the delicacy evolved through time and how it continues to be a dish renowned today. Old Flavors of Dubai will also give those who booked the tour free hotel pick up and drop off, a wide selection of snacks and coffee for the trip. Taste authentic and classic favorites like shawarma, kebabs, and other Indian-style pastries that have made Emirati street food one people go back craving for time and time again.

Original Street Food Tour of Dubai

Address: Departure point: Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa, Al Seef Area Opposite Dubai Museum - شارع الفهيدي - Dubai - United Arab Emirates


Price: 71.43 USD

Original Street Food Tour of Dubai

Duration: 90 to 120 minutes

14 reviews

9. Seafood dining at Apronas and Hammers (from USD 150.0)

If you wish to experience a more low-key food tour with fantastic views and just relax while you gorge your face with delectable food, then this Viator seafood tour is the one to book for your Dubai trip. This seafood dining tour takes place at the renowned Aprons and Hammers restaurant that is popular for serving fresh seafood in huge proportions. Not only do they serve fresh seafood, but they also prepare them in the most unique way possible. Participants who book this tour will be guaranteed hotel transfers and pick up, as well as a specially curated menu which includes steamed black pepper clam, and mussels bucket A&H Paella French Fries to get your appetite crawling. Enjoy three full hours of munching on fresh seafood while staring at superb views of Jumeirah Beach and the Dubai Skyline.

Seafood dining at Apronas and Hammers

Address: Daytur Dubai, Churchill Tower Business Bay Deira, Dubai United Arab Emirates


Opening hours: 10:00 AM to 12:00 AM, Mondays to Sundays

Duration: 3 hours

Price: 195 USD

Abu Dhabi Mosque with Louvre & Qasr Al Watn Full-Day

Duration: 7 hours

10. Bateaux Dubai Dinner Cruise (from USD 117.0)

Bateaux Dubai
Source: Viator

This is a two-and-a-half-hour dinner journey that one can experience on the graceful Bateaux Dubai Waft cruising along the Dubai Creek while you admire Dubai’s landmarks twinkling against the night. The dining area itself is so mesmerizing that it takes a while to return to earth. Have a welcome drink and bite on the canapés as you embark on a journey through the winding creek and swanky towers.

Keep your camera ready to take pictures of the Dubai skyline, take pictures of the Deira Tower and the Clock Tower and Dhow Wharf. As you pass the Grand Mosque and the Old Souk, savor the scrumptious 3-course gourmet dinner that offers you a wide array of dishes to choose from.

Bateaux Dubai Dinner Cruise

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

10 reviews

11. Culture Coffee and Colourful Souks Small Group Dubai Tour (from USD 80.0)

Commence your tour with a nice stroll to the historic Alfahidi district, which is amongst the oldest heritage sites in Dubai. As you move on through its narrow lanes, discover life as it was before Dubai became a swanky global destination. Take you first halt at a traditional Bedouin tent where you can share a coffee and learn about the life of the Bedouin clan and have a close encounter with their pet falcon. Then head over to an adjacent tent, where you can learn more about the national dress of the country and check out the traditional abaya dresses and kandoura.

Admire some beautiful artwork at the Calligraphy Museum until it’s time for another drink when you visit the Coffee Museum to acquire knowledge about the local coffee customs. Shop around at the souk and sample the delicious dates covered with white camel milk chocolate until you are drawn by the aroma of the next stop at the spice souk, where you will learn more about the different spices used in Arabic, Persian, and Indian cuisine.

Culture Coffee and Colourful Souks Small Group Dubai Tour

Duration: 3 to 4 hours

2 reviews

12. Gourmet Dinner at Al Mahara in Burj Al-Arab in Dubai with Private Transfers (from USD 364.0)

Inundate yourself in the apparently submerged universe of Al Mahara, a fish eatery with its own floor-to-roof aquarium. Board a private vehicle to Dubai’s Burj Al-Arab, the notorious sail-formed inn where the diner is located for a 3-course gourmet supper, picking between an assortment of dishes, for example, ocean bass and seared Angus meat.

Stroll through the shell-shaped passage that leads you to an opulent, roundabout lounge area, where tables and stalls are set around the floor-to-roof aquarium. Appreciate the gourmet supper at the undersea-themed eatery while sipping on wine, feasting in the pleasures from a unique menu concentrated on delicate fish and other ocean gems. When you complete your feast, depart from the Al Mahara and end your involvement with this exquisite restaurant via a private exchange back to your abode.

Al Mahara Dinner in Burj Al-Arab with Private Dubai Transfers

Duration: 2 hours

24 reviews

Take a bite and experience the opulence

Experience the opulent lifestyle of the rich—what better way to understand how this fantastic city came in to being. Learn a great deal about this city as you savor the delicious offerings that are the true essence of Dubai.

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Darryl Gonsalves is a serial entrepreneur and owns Syena-Tech.com a business intelligence consultancy company and Nidago.com a web content solutions providing company both based in Mumbai, India....Read more

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