It's time for tea in one of Dubai's oldest neighbourhoods
If you fancy a spot of tea while wondering around the historic Al Fahidi district, look no further. Find a selection of sandwiches, pastries, salads and desserts to go with your tea of choice, as you soak up the sounds of rustling trees and birds in this leafy courtyard. Arabian Tea House offers more than 150 different types of tea, including mint lemonade, or a house blend of black tea with herbs and fruit.
Spice up your Dubai experience at this vibrant bazaar
Dubai’s Spice Souk is a colourful, aromatic and sensory experience. Discover new flavours and recipes as you explore the traditional spice market in Dubai's heritage area. Savour the atmosphere of the past as you are introduced to the mounds of aromatic herbs and spices, all spilling from large baskets at every turn. Wander among many different stalls and chat to the vendors who will give you plenty of ideas on how you can use the exotic spices on offer.
The bustling Deira Waterfront Market is an absolute must-visit for foodies. The original Deira Fish Market – which had served customers since 1958 – underwent a modern-day upgrade in mid-2017, resulting in the birth of a state-of-the-art urban facility with the charm of an old souk. Our top tip? Arrive early in the morning when the catch of the day is at its freshest.
Experience Emirati flavours in the heart of Old Dubai
From the courtyard setting and lanterns adorning the walls to thatched-palm placemats, it's clear that Al Khayma Heritage Restaurant is more than just a cosy spot for a meal – it's a place to get a feel of Dubai's yesteryears. The menu is wide-ranging, covering everything from local favourites like chebab (Emirati pancakes) to hearty meat-laden dishes and sizzling seafood platters. Following the customs of the land, portions are generous too, making this an ideal spot for an indulgent dinner after a day spent exploring Old Dubai.
Introduce your taste buds to Dubai's lesser-known culinary delights
Fusing together touring and food Frying Pan Adventures offers an enchanting take on what touring Dubai has to offer. This exploration takes you off the city’s tourist trail and ventures into back streets, winding alleys and bustling local markets. You’ll be served up a mezze of flavours from across the world at some of the city’s most authentic cafes.