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

  • Walk through the colorful streets of Karama, a goldmine of food experiences and local stories for the hungry adventurer.
  • Visit a small Sudanese gem to experience the Arabic tradition of taghmees: using bread to scoop a dip from communal plate.
  • Hear stories around why Ethiopians feed each other with their hands—and try it for yourself!
  • Enjoy a Keralite rice and runny gravy meal like the pros. No cutlery, but we promise a wad of tissues!

This tour is part of our #Sufra program of limited edition experiences that go beyond our regular food tours. Under #Sufra, we explore exciting specialty feasts, uncharted culinary routes and contrasting food cultures in the U.A.E. We welcome both residents and visitors to join!

Back by popular demand from our last #Sufra season, this food walk on 19th October, 2019 will have you and your fellow food explorers bonding over three meals that must be eaten with hands.

Stroll through the bustling food alleys of Karama and explore “cutlery-free” meals from three countries of the Old World—India, Ethiopia and Sudan. We’ll tuck into a bowl of slow-cooked foul at a Sudanese gem, swirl in runny lentils into Keralite matta rice and savour an Ethiopian home-style supper with an unmistakable motherly touch.

Our route and featured tastings are subject to change.

Sudanese Restaurant

Slow-cooked fava bean stew and beef sausages with bread and dakwa chili sauce, washed down with traditional drinks.

Indian (Keralite) Restaurant

Keralite matta rice and iddiyappams with vegetarian lentils, beef curry and pickles.

Ethiopian Restaurant

Selection of stews and cottage cheese served on injera bread followed by traditional coffee.

We’ll meet outside Ravi Restaurant, steps away from Bur Juman metro station opposite Bur Juman Mall .

What is #Sufra?

#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.

How are #Sufra experiences different from our signature food walks?

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!

Can anyone join a #Sufra experience?

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

Can I do a #Sufra experience as a private or corporate event?

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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