Naif by Night - #unseentrails

By the chairs in the street-level lobby of Al Ras Metro Station, Exit 1.


AED 595.00

Practise street photography in the most colourful, chaotic neighbourhood of Old Dubai

Trail Details

Weave through one of Dubai’s oldest neighborhoods in search of hidden cafes, teeming streets and the perfect cup of karak chai. Capture the crisp, blue skyline just before dusk, and watch in wonder as the neighborhood’s unique nightlife unfolds with its smoky Ethiopian cafes, crowded Chinese shops and piping hot Afghani bakeries.

With our appetite for spontaneous, streetside adventure and portraiture satisfied, we will settle ourselves at one of Naif’s culinary gems to break bread over a slow-simmered stew that is not only a carefully-guarded family secret, but has garnered its own cult following over the last three decades. Together we will share this mouthwatering meal while exchanging our favorite photographs and encounters of the day.

Water and chai as we walk around Naif, as well as Indian snacks and Iranian sweets. Dinner after the trail at a local North Indian restaurant is also included. Anything additional may be purchased at guest's own cost.

Those who prefer to not walk long distances - there is lots of walking on this trail at a comfortable to medium-fast pace, with only one sitting stop before dinner. Those who prefer logically planned, neatly manicured areas for street photography.
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Cancellation Policy
  • 75% refund if 30 days or more before Trail
  • 50% refund if 14 to 29 days before Trail
  • 25% refund if 4 to 13 days before Trail
  • No refund possible if 3 days or less prior to the Trail
Rescheduling requests
  • AED 0 fee per person if 14 days or more before Trail
  • No transfers allowed if 13 days or less prior to the Trail
Maximum Number of Participants: 12

Where are we meeting?

By the chairs in the street-level lobby of Al Ras Metro Station, Exit 1.

Where do we end our journey?

Near the Al Futtaim Mosque on Al Rashid Road. Shuttle transfer to the Union and Rigga metro stations will be provided.

We start promptly on time! Once the trail begins, we will not be reachable by phone nor be able to coordinate with latecomers.


This trail is done entirely on foot.


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By Car

Due to traffic, very limited parking and different starting and ending locations, we strongly recommend that you do not drive to the trail and take the metro instead. If, however, you do wish to drive, please use the GPS coordinates provided.

Comfortable shoes or sandals as we will be walking for a few hours. Heels do not an explorer make! Ladies, we request you to cover your shoulders and legs. (Jeans or loose trousers are perfect.) It may get chilly in the evening (for trails during November to February), so please carry a jacket/sweater. We provide a tote, so don't carry too many additional purses or bags that you'd have to lug around during the trail.

If you are allergic to certain ingredients, kindly know that these ingredients may be used in the restaurants we visit even if they do not feature in our selected dishes. Frying Pan Tourism L.L.C. and Gulf Photo Plus L.L.C. would not assume liability for (1) the risk of cross-contamination with these ingredients nor (2) for any known or unknown allergies. Anyone who books this experience accepts all liabilities associated with the risk of consuming food(s) that may cause an allergic reaction.

We welcome photography enthusiasts to seasoned professionals! We recommend bringing a camera with a fully charged battery, whether a mobile phone or DSLR, all are welcome. Consider bringing an extra battery and memory card, just in case. If you’re using an iPhone, check out apps like VSCO for capture and editing, and Slow Shutter Cam to play with movement and light trails.

We might use an audio system for groups over 6 people so you can hear the trail host clearly. Bring along a pair of personal headphones if you have them, else we'll provide a free size.


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