About Frying Pan Adventures

We are the 1st food tour company in the Middle East.

Our experiences are connected through a common thread of authenticity and knowledge, be it a 4 hour walking feast through local communities, a picnic in the desert conservation reserve or a cooking session around the native Emirati cuisine. Since 2013, tourists and residents alike have feasted with us on our food and story-telling journeys through the backstreets of Dubai. 

We love venturing into those parts of town that are far, far away from the world records and the sheen of perfectly manicured buildings. We are explorers, curators and storytellers whose hunger is best sated in the underbelly of the city.


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. Food columnist at FRIDAY. Co-host of The Frying Pan Diaries (fryingpan.fm). Budding ice-cream maker.

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.

Stephanie Mahmoud

Food Trail 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 Trail 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.

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.

Rhea Kukreja

Administration Associate

Die-hard potato lover. Official blissball and granola maker. Vegan and health food seeker. Business Management degree, British Columbia Institute of Technology, Canada. Dubai, Mumbai, Vancouver.


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