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Food Lover’s Morning March around the Historic Creekside

frying-pan-adventuresRise and shine! If you’re an early bird looking to dive right into a mix of cultural food experiences around the city, this food lover’s march is your perfect morning cuppa’.

We ride one of Dubai’s oldest forms of water transportation across the historic Creek and find a cozy breakfast table a stone’s throw away from the water. Breakfast will feature your choice of the classics with flavourful twists inspired by local ingredients and Emirati culinary traditions.

We head off after breafast to visit the Spice Souk and learn about exotic ingredients (ever heard of the Rose of Jericho? Myrobalan? Gum Tragacanth?) Test your spice savvy with a competitive foodie game concocted in our Frying Pan laboratory: SPINGO!

We switch gears from spices to coffee, uncovering a coffee collector’s project that aspires to bring coffee culture back to the region where it was born – the Middle East. We learn about regional coffee traditions from Ethiopia to the U.A.E., and lose ourselves amidst the exhaustive coffee collection that that spans roasting, grinding and brewing machines dating back to two, or even three centuries old.

Having worked up an appetite at the souk and museum, we leave the Creek behind and head off to a middle-class neighbourhood that few tourists – or even new Dubai residents

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