The 10 Tastings of Dubai With Locals: Private Food Tour

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100 reviews   (4.65)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 3 hours

Departs: Dubai, Dubai

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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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.

What's Included

10 Food & Drinks Tastings

Local Guide

Private Tour

Vegetarian alternatives

What's Not Included

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 5 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Alternatives offered for those with dietary restrictions
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Includes city highlights in between food stops
  • Private tour: only you & your local guide
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

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

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Dubai Spice Souk
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!

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Bur Dubai Abra Station
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

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Textile Souk
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!

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Dubai Museum & Al Fahidi Fort
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.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Shiva Temple
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.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood
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.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Perfect Tour with the Perfect Guide
Davia H, 05-09-2022
Food was delicious and inviting. Our host was amazing. Very knowledgeable, kind, and considerate. Im not adventurous when it comes to food but that was amazing and I definitely would recommend this tour to anyone who visits Dubai.
This experience was...
Sharita_C, 27-06-2022
This experience was really awesome! The tour guide was excellent, Fun, interactive, professional and just overall great! We had a really good time! I will definitely be booking him again when I return next summer! He was amazing and if you plan on doing a tour, I definitely recommend doing this tour it’s well worth it!
A filling tour
NigeandAli, 09-09-2022
Ali is a great guide, very friendly and knowledgeable. We visited a lot of very different places that we probably wouldn't have done if we were solo. We tasted 14 different things not just the 10 advertised. It's certainly a very filling trip and not solely based around food.
Well worth it.

Make sure you are hungry when you go you will be full at the end without doubt.
Fun food tasting!
R4364VEshawns, 08-06-2022
Orlina was very personable and knowledgeable! She made our experience so much fun. We learned so much about Dubai. Thank you!
Great food tour!
kaenhu, 06-12-2022
Great tour with Sandy! He was so patient when we were late meeting with him due to our taxi being stuck in traffic. He waited for my husband to buy stuff at the souk. The restaurants and food he chose for our tastings were really good and the restaurants were clean with a good atmosphere. I love that he chose locally owned and well established restaurants. Old Dubai is so different from new Dubai! So interesting. High recommendation for this tour, especially with Sandy!!
A fantastic start to our Dubai holiday
Beth_W, 03-12-2022
We booked this tour for the evening of our first day in Dubai. What a wonderful way to get oriented and to learn some of the local customs,, see the famous souls, and taste some delectable cuisine. Manish was a knowledgeable and interesting guide. He helped me learn to barter!
Wonderful experience
alymari2018, 03-12-2022
Our tour guide Waseem was amazing. He not only provides the information about the food but also the history behind it. He explains the different tastes and why he doesn’t hem in the specific order. I didn’t know what to expect but he made it a wonderful experience. I highly recommend Waseem while in Dubai. He is the best.
Great Family time!
Andrea_A, 30-11-2022
We had a great time! We went with a 2.5 year old and she had a blast too! The food was delicious and tel hey served a lot! He was even offering us to buy us more if we wanted! My advise would be to just pace yourself because we we’re so full after the 2nd stop
Well worth putting on your travel itinerary
Eric_B, 20-11-2022
The guide was great, very personable and showed me a lot of interesting places and history of old Dubai. I am very glad I took this detour from my many tours in newer Dubai. Thank you for everything I learned and ate. I loved it all, especially the Camel Buger.
Fantastic and informative tour, full of delicious food!
chaidaokueh, 08-01-2023
Fantastic tour and so very interesting! We went with elementary school kids who enjoyed every moment of the walking and eating tour despite being (we thought) slightly fussy eaters. The stories the guides told about the history, culture and food really pulled our entire family in and we wanted to try everything!
Note though that you may not able to eat for the rest of the day due to all the goodies they ply you with during the tour!
Thank you so much! We loved it and have recommended it to our friends who will be traveling to Dubai soon too!
Very nice food and chat like with a local friend
Andreas K, 29-12-2022
Very enjoyable tour with Melvyn. We got insights into the life and historic restaurant of Dubai like from a local friend including showing us the Arabic food specialities. Everything went smooth no queues, no hurry, nothing to worry and always interesting facts to know. We can recommend. We had a great time.
Excellent way to see older parts of Dubai
Larisa_F, 25-12-2022
I traveled with my two adult daughters and a friend. We had a great time seeing the souks and eating the food. Great way to see another part of Dubai.

Just FYI—we were a group of 4 females. We felt extremely comfortable during the tour. I only write that as I had been concerned about this prior to the trip
Great food tour
joannecE6878XF, 05-08-2022
We enjoyed our food tour with Sandy, who met us at a metro station exit. All the food was tasty and we had no problems finding seats. He was very knowledgeable about Dubai and told us about history as well as the specific foods and restaurants.

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