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About Frying Pan Adventures

We have pioneered food and culture walking tours in Dubai since 2013.

Frying Pan Adventures is the lovechild of an 80's Dubai child who made a commitment to preserve the foods, stories and community feel of a city that has witnessed incredible change through her lifetime. Our team of longtime locals loves exploring, researching and storytelling as much as we do eating—and we're always hungry for new ways to rediscover the city we call home.

Our 4 hour walking food tours and custom-tailored food events in Old Dubai are a favourite not only with discerning visitors to Dubai but also to many residents, both old and new. We have curated our tours for travelers and residents whose curiosity and open-mindedness leads them through doors that most tourists may not open.


Our Frying Pan Family

Arva Saleem Ahmed

Founder and Chief Executive Muncher

Old Dubai child. Dorm-cook, Wharton undergrad and MBA, Philly. Ex-Management Consultant, NYC. Co-host of The Frying Pan Diaries (fryingpan.fm). Budding ice-cream maker. Cast iron addict.

Farida Ahmed

General Manager

Dubai, Switzerland, USA, Goa. Hospitality veteran. Event planning wizard. Social media savant. Swiss fondue fanatic. Adventurous eater. Kangaroo steak to Croc meat. Co-host of The Frying Pan Diaries.

Mufaddal Husein

Sufra Programme Coordinator | Experience Designer

Eating Designer. Culinary geek with a voracious appetite for new flavours. Sorcerer of Sauces. Sandwich and barbecue addict. Nose-to-tail eater. Forever learner. Devil's advocate.

Atiya Fatima

Administration Associate

Creative brainpower. Arts Degree. Aspiring photographer. Indian at heart. Soft spot for Hyderabadi Biryani. Bargain bloodhound in the souk. Jack of all trades, master of those involving chocolate.

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Tanya Rehman

Business Development Associate | Food Tour Host and Presenter

Singapore and Dubai raised. Ex-banker. Current entrepreneur. Avid home chef who loves feeding people her wares. Indian food lover. In a relationship with biryani.

Stephanie Mahmoud

Food Tour Host and Presenter

Food blogger and stylist. Voracious cookbook reader. Italian and Egyptian grannies. World's best pizza sleuth. Old Dubai girl living in a New Dubai world.

Nahla Al Tabbaa

Food Tour Host and Presenter

Artist and urban place-maker. Slow cooker fanatic. Jordanian and Bangladeshi heritage. Supperclub host. Love affair with traditional souk fabrics, mapping and dried limes. Curatorial Practice degree.

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Noorin Ansari

Food Tour Host and Presenter

Dim sum detective. Three decades in the UAE and counting. Sharjah soul. Wild affair with soft shelled tacos. Sustainable car wash entrepreneur. Hyderabadi by blood.


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