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Feast with Us

Go beyond our signature tours to explore exciting specialty feasts, uncharted culinary routes and contrasting food cultures in the U.A.E.

Sufra is an Arabic term for a traditional communal spread, something we hold close to heart at Frying Pan Adventures! Our #Sufra program consists of limited edition experiences that go beyond our regular food tours. They include:

  • Comparative Cultures: Discover unexpected links and surprising similarities between cuisines from different parts of the world.
  • Adventures Beyond Dubai: Venture beyond Dubai to discover food, culture and stories across the other Emirates.
  • Uncharted Routes: Uncover the history, flavours and stories of lesser known cuisines and local neighbourhoods.
  • Taste Battles: Lend us your expert taste buds and help us suss out the “Best of ...” in our definitive gastronomic taste-offs.

October to May; 1-2 experiences per month; timings vary based on experience.

Experiences starting at AED 200.00 and upwards. Discounted rates during the early bird window!

Group sizes vary based on the experience; an average group size of 10 to 15 people.

Most experiences are for individuals aged 12+; some experiences may be open to children.


What to Expect

Our team is constantly researching and collaborating with the broader food community, so that you can savour unique foods, cultures and communities nurtured in Dubai and the neighbouring Emirates.

Get a sense of the variety of experiences featured by checking out our past line-up of #Sufra experiences from October 2018 to June 2019.

#Sufra experiences are for anyone with an appetite for food and culture. We welcome you to join whether you’re a resident or a visitor!

Past Events


#Sufra: For the Love of Noodles | Dec 14, 2019

Slurp your way across noodles and more in Dubai’s unofficial Chinatown—International City.

#Sufra: Food Scavenger Hunt | Nov 23, 2019

Get your game hat on for a 3-hour Food Scavenger Hunt across the delicious streets of Deira.

#Sufra: No Cutlery Please! | Oct 19, 2019

Roll up your sleeves and bond with like-minded food explorers over 3 "hands-on" meals from India, Ethiopia and Sudan.

#Sufra: “Beyond Vanilla” Ice Cream-athon | Oct 5, 2019

Get the scoop on 6 frozen treats across Dubai that are way cooler than plain Jane vanilla.

Sufra: Iftar in Satwa | Jun 2

Break your fast with our favourite Ramadan comfort foods as well as some of our new delicious discoveries in Satwa.

Sufra: Iftar in Satwa | May 25

Break your fast with our favourite Ramadan comfort foods as well as some of our new delicious discoveries in Satwa.

Sufra: Iftar in Satwa | May 21

Break your fast with our favourite Ramadan comfort foods as well as some of our new delicious discoveries in Satwa.

Sufra: Depths of Dibba | Apr 20

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

Sufra: Silk Road or Stalin? | Mar 26

Uncover the surprising links between Korean and Uzbek cuisines at two Barsha restaurants that serve everything from Kimchi to Kuksu.

Sufra: The Good Food Fight | Mar 23

Join the movement to fight food waste as we draw inspiration from the techniques and practices of restaurants in a New Dubai neighbourhood.

Sufra: Navruz – The Bounty of Spring | Mar 16

Embrace the spirit of renewal embodied in the traditions of this ancient, spring-time New Year festival.

Sufra: The Syrian Table in Sharjah | Feb 23

Journey out to Sharjah’s Little Aleppo to pull up a chair at the Syrian dining table.

Sufra: The Global Village Banquet | Feb 12

Glean gastronomic tips from the Frying Pan Adventures crew on a Global Village dining adventure.

Sufra: For the Love of Noodles | Jan 26

Slurp on silky noodles in Dubai’s unofficial Chinatown located in International City.

Sufra: The Shawarma Showdown | Jan 19

Judge five versions of the Middle East’s most ubiquitous carnivorous wrap on a decisive taste-off across Deira.

Sufra: National Day Food and History Crawl | December 8

Play "Find the Flag" through historic Deira as we celebrate the stories of an ambitious city with humble beginnings.

Sufra: Tales of Gahwa | Nov 24

Venture out to listen to Ghaya Al Dhaheri, an Emirati historian and storyteller recount the history of Gahwa and life in the oasis.

Sufra: Bengali Mamma’s Brunch Feast | Oct 13

Learn secret recipes and culinary traditions from a Bengali gastronome as she whips up a festive brunch to celebrate the Durgotsav festival.

Have questions? Here are the most frequently asked.

#Sufra refers to our program of limited edition experiences that go beyond our regular food tours. It includes food walks along new routes, taste battles to find the ‘Best of…” something delicious in the city, culinary road trips and more. Our team is constantly researching and collaborating with the broader food community, so that you can savour unique foods, cultures and communities nurtured in Dubai and the neighbouring Emirates.

Yes, we welcome all residents and visitors! Anyone can join by booking the listed #Sufra events on our calendar.

Here’s how, and if any one or more of these distinguishing features resonate with you, then you’re our perfect #Sufra guest:

  • 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 structured, more fluid – You simply want to have a fun, not overly planned outing with like-minded people who love food!

Yes! Some experiences do have a minimum or maximum group size limit. In most cases, we would be happy to adapt an existing #Sufra event for your private party or corporate team.

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