Frying Pan Adventures has since expanded into other food trails around Dubai, but the Middle Eastern Food Pilgrimage – lasting about four hours and costing Dh415 – is still the classic choice for unheralded surprises.
A resident of Deira since 1989, Arva’s foodie escapades in the grubby by lanes around her home have unearthed some hidden gems which she now shares through her hugely popular food tours in the city.
Frying Pan Adventures is the king of food tours in Dubai. It allows you to set aside the glitzy skyscrapers of the new Dubai, and chow down and restaurant-hop your way through old Dubai with an experienced local guide.
Arva Ahmed is the person you want to tour Dubai with. Her knowledge, passion and patience as she took the group around the different souks was nothing short of heart-warming.
Think Middle Eastern food is just baklava and kebabs? You haven’t even scratched the surface.
By the end of the evening my stomach is well and truly full — but more importantly, my eyes are opened.
Arva Ahmed, the foodie blogger, leads nocturnal food tours with her company Frying Pan Adventures.
The first company to offer food tours in the city, its guides divert epicureans from the expected fine-dining haunts and instead take them on trails of Old Dubai’s most impressive Middle Eastern eateries.
Arva and Farida Ahmed open the doors to the most exciting eateries to introduce you to delicious fare, from Moroccan to Nepalese to Indian, on their small-group walking tours.