Sufra: Depths of Dibba | Apr 20

Duration: 10 HRS

Date: 20 Apr 2019

Location: Dibba, Fujairah

Sufra Members

AED 570

14+ years only

Non Members

AED 700

14+ years only

Ticket price stated is not inclusive of 5% VAT and online processing fees. Refund/rescheduling policies on legal section of our website.

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Explore the cool waters of Dibba for the first ever farmed oysters of the region.

This event will run once, on April 20, 2019.

8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

The tour requires a minimum of 7 guests; we may cancel and refund tickets if the minimum is not met.

Lunch will feature primarily shellfish and seafood and may contain Gluten / Nuts / Dairy / Lactose.

Transportation to and around Dibba is included. Walking is minimal.

Dress for a comfortably for a road trip, carry swimwear if you'd like to snorkel at the farm.

Carry earphones for our audio guide system.

The minimum age to join the tour is 14 years.

What to Expect

We’ll set off on a road trip to the UAE’s Eastern Coast for a guided tour of the Middle East’s first shellfish farm. While we can learn how oysters get their “manicure” onshore, we will need to take a quick boat ride and an optional dip (weather permitting) to witness how the oysters live underwater. Our adventure will end with a seafood feast set against a backdrop of stunning views of the sea.

  • Meet the brains behind this inspiring pilot project to supply fresh oysters to some of the UAE’s leading restaurants.
  • Celebrate the positive impact oysters have on their environment.
  • Snorkel* at the Oyster farm to witness the colonies of oysters underwater.
  • Soak in the dramatic landscape of Dibba.
  • Enjoy a meal of locally caught fish and oysters.

Lunch Menu:

After our ocean sojourn, we’ll visit the Fairmont Fujairah to savour a relaxed family style lunch featuring:

  • Freshly Shucked Dibba Bay Oysters – Selection of mignonette, lemon and sriracha
  • Oysters Ponzu – Dibba Bay Oysters, ponzu eggplant, cucumber, hazelnuts
  • Sultan Ibrahim Ceviche – Sultan Ibrahim, yuzu ‘’tiger milk” squid ink-tapioca chips, passion fruit gel
  • TCL Garden Salad – 20+ seasonal ingredients, olive oil “butter,’’ amaranth crisp
  • TCL Paella – Aromatic rice cooked In lobster-saffron broth, mixed seafood, aioli
  • Local Catch of the Day marinated with Charmoula Sauce – Lemon crème, mixed greens
  • Spinach Fontina Gratin
  • Garlic Fries
  • Signature dessert platter
  • Water and soft drinks

This Sufra experience is hosted by our community partners, Dibba Bay Oysters and The Fairmont Hotel.

*Snorkelling gear will be available on the boat and is included in the ticket price, however, you may carry your own if you prefer.

We'll meet behind Rashidiya metro station, opposite the KFC outlet, and take a private bus to Dibba.
Please be on time, we don't wait for latecomers!

We recommend that you take the metro or a taxi to the trail start.
If you do choose to drive, please budget extra time for traffic and parking.

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  • Stronger community focus – You’re eager to connect with other intellectually curious members of our community, over a common passion for food, culture and exploration.
  • More dynamic and collaborative – You’d rather be involved in discussions moderated by a Sufra host, rather than being “guided on a tour;” you leave the event knowing that the dialogues you had within the group added richness to the experience.
  • More fringe discoveries – You already know the not-so-secret “hidden gems” in the city; you’re looking to access those cultures, conversations and experiences that are rarely on the mainstream radar. They’re either reserved to a few cultural circles or are often discovered only by people with special insider access, e.g. journalists.
  • Less formal, more fluid – You simply want to have a fun, not overly planned outing with like-minded people who love food!
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  • Interactive Cooking Demonstrations: Learn to make some new and old favourites using time tested techniques from passionate home cooks and professional chefs.
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As of May 2019, we are in the process of replacing the membership programme with another exciting offer for residents to earn discounts on our Sufra experiences as well other signature tours.

For those who are still currently members, here’s more information about your package:

  • AED 990.00 for 9 months of the programme through the year*, excluding 5% VAT and processing fees of AED 15.00 if booking online or AED 2.00 if booking via phone at +971 56 471 8244.
    • AED 850.00 per person for couples’ or group membership bookings. If your group is larger than 8, please reach out to us at
  • Perks include:
    • Discounts on every Sufra event, adding up to AED 220 in monthly savings over 9 months of the programme.
    • 10% off on our signature food tours for members and their guests.
    • Priority notification and exclusive 1-week booking access, every month, on new listings prior to the event going public.
  • Membership is on a rolling basis and always begins on the 1st of the next month; e.g. if you purchase the membership on October 15th, 2018, you become a Sufra member from November 1st, 2018.  In this case, your membership will expire on October 31st, 2019.
  • Once purchased, your membership cannot be frozen, transferred or refunded for any reason.

*Sufra is not operational from June to August due to the heat. If we do plan any indoor events, our Sufra members will be the first to know!

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