Emirati Authentic Cooking Classes at Al Khayma Heritage House

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From $39.00

11 reviews   (5.00)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 3 hours

Departs: Dubai, Dubai

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Hi, are you thrilled about attending an Emirati cooking class? Upon arrival at Al Khayma Heritage house, explore the architectural beauty of the heritage house followed by experiencing the Emirati hospitality with traditional Gahwa (coffee) and dates.

Being eco-friendly, all the items we exhibit in our venue are handmade by various skilled craftsmen thereby supporting responsible tourism.

What's Included

1 bottle mineral water

Cooking session (depends on the option booked)

Free packing (if needed)

Free parking (at the roundabout next to the restaurant)

Photo session for all

Rocca or tomato with lemon salad (for lunch and dinner options only)

Welcome drinks

What's Not Included

Additional expenses that are not mentioned

Tipping (not mandatory, but appreciated)

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 4 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.


Great experience - highly recommended!
Thomas C, 24-05-2022
We were unsure what to expect not having attended cooking classes previously. From the get go we were made to feel comfortable and looked after by Chef Sanjara and his team (who made sure we were given water and delicious mint and lemon drinks).

We cooked three courses including machbous, an emirati rice based dish. We really enjoyed the experience and felt relaxed throughout - it was apparent that Chef Sanjara was not clock watching and has a genuine love for food! It was interesting hearing about his time as a chef in the UAE.

Given Chef Sanjara’s experience and his delivery of the class - the cooking class would be suitable for people at both ends of the spectrum - people with little or no experience or advanced chefs looking to hone their skills.

We had a fantastic evening and would highly recommend this experience.
10/10 Must do experience in Dubai
PattiThomas75, 06-05-2022
This cooking class was at the top of my list of things to do in Dubai and it did not disappoint. I turned up at 5pm at the restaurant and I was introduced to Chef Sanjara. Chef has many years of experience in lots of different cuisines including Sri Lankan, Japanese, French and Indian. He is dedicated to his profession and has a wealth of experience running kitchens in several high end hotels in Sri Lanka, Dubai and the Royal Palace. I enjoyed my experience immensely, I was lucky to have my session 1-2-1. I was shown ingredients I’ve never seen or used before and I tried different cooking techniques. From start to finish the cooking/ dining experience was complimented by lots of hot & cold refreshments in a cool traditional local restaurant. The cooking classes are held in a purpose built area at the back of the restaurant and all the spices are set up for you, chef talks you through each ingredient and explains each dish and it’s origins, Machboos (main course with chicken) Regag bread and Luqaimat (dessert). If you have never tried anything like this before either as an individual or in a group, you should as it would be a highlight for anyone visiting Dubai and you get to eat your dishes or take them home. Thank you Chef and his team. 10/10.
The Best Cultural & Culinary experience in Dubai
Bronwyn R, 04-05-2022
This is the best cultural & culinary experience in Dubai. I felt welcome right from the start & had an amazing time with Chef Sanjaya & his team, learning to cook three local dishes including chicken majboos, which was then served to me in the main restaurant. The courtyard kitchen is well set up & despite the temperature outside, I was able to keep cool with a delicious lime & mint drink & cool water, all part of the experience. Whether you have limited time in Dubai or plenty of time to spare this activity is an ideal way to learn about the culture & enjoy a fantastic meal.
An AMAZING experience!
James_F, 15-11-2022
So much fun and a great way to sample authentic cuisine you learn to make! Enjoyed cooking and eating! Highly recommended!
Cooking Class with Chef Sanjay
Hugh_V, 27-10-2022
We had a fantastic cooking class with Chef Sanjay! What an enjoyable evening of cooking, chatting, and all around fun. Thanks!
My best Dubai experience and meal!!!!
Kmac700, 23-10-2022
This was an amazing experience. I'm not one for touring around however, when it comes to cooking and eating a nice meal, I'm in! I highly recommend this experience with Chef Sanjaya. I was the only one in the class and the one-on-one experience was perfect.

We cooked what I would call an Emiratis Jambalaya or Biryani; however, it was not spicy, more on the sweeter side, Machboose. Delicious! I learned a few more spices to add to my repertoire, use fresh spices for the "masala" and how to get my Basmati Rice just right.

Next trip to Dubai and I will be there for another class.

Thank you Chef and all the wonderful staff at Al Khayma Heritage House.
Amazing Cooking Class
596raphaelav, 21-10-2022
Such a nice experience, good food, amazingly friendly chef and the perfect way of learning about Emirati cuisine.
The amazing
Bernadine_A, 12-10-2022
Beautiful greetings! Felt really special. The atmosphere was great. The cooking class was amazing. The chef did an excellent job working with us. We made some great food and had leftovers in which we eat as soon as we got home. Thanks so much
letabliercookingclas, 03-01-2023
Being a food traveller, this cooking session was one of the best among many. Chef Lamin has the patience required to keep you engaged all through. Special thanks to Hassan for his courtesy.

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