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Chai, textiles and stories

Chai, textiles and stories

Duration:1.5 hours total
Includes:Food and drinks
Languages:Offered in English
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About your host

Nahla is an artist, urban place-maker and cultural producer. In her free time she is brewing slow-cooked meals inspired by her Jordanian/Bangladeshi heritage at her monthly supperclub. If she isn't cooking you are most likely going to spot her buying groceries for her next meal, or wandering a neighborhood with a sketchbook in hand, or carrying fabric from the souk to take to the tailor. Her…
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What we’ll do

We will weave our way down Dubai's neighborhoods famous for their colorful, occasionally funny, trendy, decorative fabrics in the lanes dedicated to textiles, tailors and trimmings, all the while soaking in its vibrant street life. You will have the opportunity to practice your haggling skills over textiles, laces and beads, tailor an outfit if you like, and taste some Indian street food snacks…

What else you should know

If you are interested in tailoring a garment, your quickest method will be to tailor a 'same-same' which is for the tailors to copy the pattern of an existing garment. Please bring one along with you.

What I’ll provide

Snacks
Indian street food snack
Drinks
Chai Karak

What to bring

An optional garment to tailor (such as a simple t-shirt, skirt, trousers)

Where you'll be

We will be in Bur Dubai, Dubai's oldest neighbourhood, famed for its textile souqs, chais and friendly faces.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

An optional garment to tailor (such as a simple t-shirt, skirt, trousers)

More tips

If you are interested in tailoring a garment, your quickest method will be to tailor a 'same-same' which is for the tailors to copy the pattern of an existing garment. Please bring one along with you.

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Nahla
Chai, textiles and stories
New experience
£46/person
New experience
£46/person