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Satwa, Bur Dubai, Deira

5 Stops

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5 Hours

(1 customer review)

ABOUT THE TOUR

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African Tour Dubai Stop 1
Independent Pattern Store
For our first stop, we head to Frij Murar, probably the most prominent district for African Residents. We navigate the streets and take you to several stops along the way! Many Africans leave their continent to purchase and take back products from Dubai. Reason being, many of these products are not manufactured in their home countries. This has contributed to the expansion of the local manufacturing industry. At this pattern store you can find embellishments and details for clothing which is produced here in Dubai.
African Tour Dubai Stop 2
Freiwot Coffee Shop
Dive into the world of Ethiopian/Eritrean coffee culture. Freh, the host of Freiwot Coffee Shop, carefully chooses the best Ethiopian and Eritrean coffee beans, smokes them, boils them, and serves them with popcorn. In accordance with the culture, you must drink 3 cups of this coffee, otherwise you risk having bad luck. However, if you can’t handle the caffeine rush, do inform Freh about this.
African Tour Dubai Stop 3
Sudanese Fabric Store
Here we are at another home-grown fabric store—this time selling linens. Look through to find the most colourful and vibrant fabrics from Sudan at a superb price.
African Tour Dubai Stop 4
Zagol Restaurant
After exploring Frij Murar, we jump into a cab, heading across the Creek to Karama—the best destination for foodies on a budget. Here, we visited Zagol Beitkitfu Restaurant to experience authentic Ethiopian/Eritrean Cuisine. We suggest getting one of their famous platters but don’t feel limited to this selection as every all of the dishes we tried were incredibly delicious.
African Tour Dubai Stop 5
Club Africana
And after a long day of exploring a unique local culture, it’s time for a well-deserved dance. Club Africana, probably one of the most heated dance floors in Dubai is the perfect club. The live band and its dancers create the club’s lively vibe and makes this spot extremely entertaining. The guests are also intoxicated by this high-energy atmosphere. Trust, you will definitely enjoy!

TOUR DETAILS

SUMMARY

A day in the life of an African girl in Dubai. Dubai is blessed by its multiculturalism—it is truly a melting pot for people from every walk of life. The African community is rather prominent in Dubai and definitely an exciting one to learn more about. So, we decided to do it. Dina Yassin—an extraordinary designer who worked with Vogue Arabia and Vanity Fair—takes us by the hand to explore her favourite spots in Dubai which represent her upbringing as an African lady, born in Sudan to Eritrean parents and raised in the UAE. In this tour, we guide you through some of Dubai’s oldest and liveliest neighbourhoods, through authentic Eritrean/Ethiopian coffee shops, African fabric stores, the best Ethiopian/Eritrean restaurant and finally, to a wild night at one of Dubai’s most heated dance floors.

WHAT WE PROVIDE

All our tours are for free! Self-explore the city like a local using our stop-by-stop navigation, video guidance and unlock discounts along the way.

PREPARATION BEFORE THE TOUR

Cash, comfortable shoes, camera, and preferably car (if your not drinking).
DINA YASSIN, AFRICA ARABIA TOUR, STREET LIFE
Dina Yassin

Born in Sudan to Eritrean parents and brought up in the UAE, Dina is a hidden gem for the UAE fashion scene. She is the Founder & Creative Director of the new and sustainable East African Streetwear brand: Efro & Co and has worked with clients such as Harper's Bazaar Art, The Dubai Mall Magazine, Hermes and Emirates Airlines to name a few. She also works closely with top model agencies and has styled many celebrities and models. This extraordinary fashion designer is known for her ability to play with vibrant colors and patterns and for incorporating her African heritage into her work.

EXPERIENCES OF OTHERS

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African Tour Dubai Stop 1
Stop 1
Independent Pattern Store
For our first stop, we head to Frij Murar, probably the most prominent district for African Residents. We navigate the streets and take you to several stops along the way! Many Africans leave their continent to purchase and take back products from Dubai. Reason being, many of these products are not manufactured in their home countries. This has contributed to the expansion of the local manufacturing industry. At this pattern store you can find embellishments and details for clothing which is produced here in Dubai.
Stop 1
African Tour Dubai Stop 2
Stop 2
Freiwot Coffee Shop
Dive into the world of Ethiopian/Eritrean coffee culture. Freh, the host of Freiwot Coffee Shop, carefully chooses the best Ethiopian and Eritrean coffee beans, smokes them, boils them, and serves them with popcorn. In accordance with the culture, you must drink 3 cups of this coffee, otherwise you risk having bad luck. However, if you can’t handle the caffeine rush, do inform Freh about this.
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African Tour Dubai Stop 3
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Sudanese Fabric Store
Here we are at another home-grown fabric store—this time selling linens. Look through to find the most colourful and vibrant fabrics from Sudan at a superb price.
Stop 3
African Tour Dubai Stop 4
Stop 4
Zagol Restaurant
After exploring Frij Murar, we jump into a cab, heading across the Creek to Karama—the best destination for foodies on a budget. Here, we visited Zagol Beitkitfu Restaurant to experience authentic Ethiopian/Eritrean Cuisine. We suggest getting one of their famous platters but don’t feel limited to this selection as every all of the dishes we tried were incredibly delicious.
Stop 4
African Tour Dubai Stop 5
Stop 5
Club Africana
And after a long day of exploring a unique local culture, it’s time for a well-deserved dance. Club Africana, probably one of the most heated dance floors in Dubai is the perfect club. The live band and its dancers create the club’s lively vibe and makes this spot extremely entertaining. The guests are also intoxicated by this high-energy atmosphere. Trust, you will definitely enjoy!
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REVIEWS

Description

In this tour, we guide you through Dubai’s African Scene, including the oldest and liveliest neighbourhoods, through authentic Ethiopian coffee shops, Sudanese fabric stores, the best Ethiopian/Eritrean restaurant and finally, to a wild night at one of Dubai’s most heated dance floors.

Let Dina Yassin —an extraordinary designer— takes us by the hand to explore her favourite spots in Dubai which represent her upbringing as an African lady, born in Sudan but nurtured by Arab culture.

1 review for African Arabian Tour

  1. Fabian Dagostin

    Amazing tour

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