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Dubai's landmarks redefined

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.

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Old Dubai's Foodie escapades!

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.

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Dubai Food Tours

The local duo behind Frying Pan Adventures might have a monopoly on food tours in the city, but for good reason. Indian sisters Arva and Farida Ahmed have lived in Dubai all their lives and they know their biryani from their baklava.

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Little India on a Plate

Farida Ahmed, sister of Arva Ahmed, who started Frying Pan Adventures, Dubai's first culinary walking tours, runs a mouthwatering foodie tour of the Meena Bazaar area, Dubai's Little India.

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Middle Eastern Foodie Pilgrimage

To get a feel for the real Dubai, there's no better way than to book a tour with Frying Pan Adventures. Frying Pan was the first culinary tour outfit in Dubai, and their success is well deserved.

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SAVOUR AN ETHNIC FOOD SAFARI

Bubbly Arva, who guides every tour, brings her encyclopaedic knowledge of food to every single dish and ingredient, so not only do you walk away with a bursting tummy, but a head full of historical foodie facts.

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ドバイで食い倒れ! ローカルフードを食べ歩こう

今回ご紹介したお店も含め、全7店舗(レストラン4店、スイーツショップ2店、スパイスショップ1店)をアラビックフードカルチャーのスペシャリストと5時間かけて回る「フライング パン アドベンチャーズ」が企画をしているツアーに参加するのも面白いかもしれません。

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Arabic Iftar with Dubai One in Deira, Dubai

Arabic Iftar with Dubai One in Deira, Dubai

A taste of Dubai

Thanks to local food tour company Frying Pan Adventures, it’s possible to taste Lebanese, Palestinian, Turkish and Persian cuisine in a three-km walking tour of this laid-back area north of the glitzy downtown.

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A Foodie’s Tour of Dubai

For a different taste of the UAE’s capital of glitz, follow a food tour into the old part of town, where everything from Yemeni to Ethiopian cuisine awaits

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Dubai Travel Guide

The Attaché guide to Dubai, one of the most extraordinary cities on earth.

Travel Guide: Dubai

Any foodie with a penchant for fresh fish would likely leap at a seafood lunch prepared by an old seadog in the even older (and glitter-free) neighbourhood of Al Ras.

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Top Food Trails

This tour takes you off the main tourist trail to meander through the city's backstreets, interact with locals and sample conventional Middle Eastern flavours.

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Emirates Eating: A Food Tour of Dubai

Arva helps us get our heads, and our hands, around traditional-style eating which involves making a small ball of food with the right hand and using the thumb to get it into our mouths. It’s a lot of fun and we soon get the hang of it.

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Discover Dubai’s secret foodie gems

Arva deliberately keeps the groups small, normally a maximum of seven or eight people, and attracts a mix of residents and tourists to maintain an intimate feel. If you want to discover secret Dubai, this is the experience for you

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The Foodies

Showing you a whole new side of Dubai, sisters Arva and Farida Ahmed of Frying Pan Tours have done endless research (and sampling!) at the city’s secret street food spots.

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Dubai

The Frying Pan arrangerar matvandringar för dem som söker lokal, autentisk mat, långt från fine dining och hotell-krogar.

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Iftar review: Walking tour of Deira

One of the tour’s aims is to showcase a side of Ramadan that one might only see in this old part of the city. Without giving away too much, prepare for some amazing Ramadan hospitality right on the pavement of the city.

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Get On An Interesting Food Journey With Rocky And Mayur

In this episode of Dubai Diaries, we see our favourite foodies, Rocky and Mayur, all set to taste several varieties of food offered in Dubai.

Hyderabadi Haleem & Indian Sweets in Al Ghusais, Deira

Hyderabadi Haleem & Indian Sweets in Al Ghusais, Deira

Dubai – Size Isn’t Everything.

The best way to unearth Dubai’s unheralded heart is through your tummy – Arva combines passion for culinary history with a devastatingly thorough knowledge of which restaurant does which dish best.

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OVÄNTADE KONTRASTER

VISKA TESTA MASSOR av olika maträtter i kväll, så se till att finns plats i magen även på sista stoppet, säger Arva Ahmed som leder kvällens matpromenad i stadsdelen Bur Dubai, även kallad gamla Dubai.

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‘Harees’ and ‘maamoul’ for world peace

It is like dropping down a rabbit hole, at least some Arabian culinary version of it, and hanging out with a bunch of whimsical chefs in a series of hole-in-the-wall restaurants that have been hiding in plain sight in the old neighbourhoods of Dubai.

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An Arabian Summer Sonnet

Dubai’s first-ever food trails, Frying Pan Tourism is quickly gaining popularity as it takes tourists through a unique food-tasting journey to some of the most authentic hidden gems.

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City life: Dubai

Palestinian mezze, Egyptian feteer pastries, Emirati lamb and rice dishes, and Syrian and Iranian sweets are all on the menu, so be sure to go on an empty stomach.

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What nobody tells you about Dubai

Local start-up Frying Pan Adventures offers boutique food tours through some of the city’s backstreets, snacking on everything from stuffed Palestinian falafels to saffron-flavoured Persian ice cream along the way.

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North African Iftar with Dubai One TV in Dubai

North African Iftar with Dubai One TV in Dubai

A secret taste of Arabia

Arva's knowledge and enthusiasm has been infectious, and while my stomach is bulging I feel I've gained (apart from kilos) a terrific taste of Arabia while uncovering a "secret" Dubai gem amid the malls and skyscrapers.

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36 Hours in Dubai

As you taste everything from Yemeni to Ethiopian cuisine, Arva’s four-hour walking tours take you to Dubai neighbourhoods where tourists rarely venture.

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Street food in Deira

The concept involves Arva guiding Dubai visitors and residents on a walking tour through a selection of well researched eateries in Old Dubai, along a particular regional theme, with plenty of eating pitstops at which to try signature dishes from the

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Frying Pan Adventures in Dubai

Frying Pan Adventures has grown in strength, becoming something of a family project too, as Arva has enlisted her sister Farida to take on, and put her own stamp on, the Indian culinary exploration.

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The Hidden Gems of Naif Road, Deira

The Hidden Gems of Naif Road, Deira

食べたもの&行ったお店まとめ★

すでに中東はもちろん、欧米のメディアにもかなり取り上げられて大人気のツアーなので、
参加してみたいという方は、旅行の日程が決まったら早めの予約をおすすめします。

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Glitz-free sparkle

The Frying Pan Adventure tours take place on the streets of Deira, the unfashionable part of town where Arva grew up, and where tourists rarely go.

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Dubai on a plate

One food-obsessed tour guide in the emirate is on a mission to convince visitors Middle Eastern cuisine is more than just hummus and kebabs.

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True Dubai Flavor

Later, we joined Arva Ahmed's Middle Eastern food pilgrimage through Deira, one of the city's first urbanized neighborhoods.

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Dubai: the stopover city guide

Dubai's international appeal is best experienced through its food, and Frying Pan Adventures' evening tours will transport you to little-known authentic restaurants on a 'foodie marathon'.

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Kaki Lima

Street food from Dubai