Dubai is a world famous global city, in the land of UAE, noted for its excellent Arabic food & Emirati cuisine, hosting innumerable eateries, beaming with multi-ethnic cuisines, offering exclusive dining experiences in sophisticated locations.


Al Bait Al Baghdadi Restaurant
MasKouf (Iraqi)
Al Mateena St, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Considered the National dish of Iraq, this grilled Carp is unique. The fish is cut in two identical halves from the belly up while leaving the back intact, opening up the fish. A marinade is ... Read more

Al Fanar Restaurant
Naghar Mashwi (Emirati)
Dubai Festival City - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Delicious, grilled (Mashwi) squids with a more than generous sized portion, enough to serve more than three people. Mashwis here are char-grilled, leaving behind the smoky aroma.

Al Fanar Restaurant
Machboos Dajaj
Dubai Festival City - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Machboos Dajaj - Dajaj or Chicken cooked with Yellow Rice simmered in chicken stock and special Arabic spices and dry lemon. Machboos consists mainly of mutton, chicken, or fish placed over or mixed ... Read more

Al Fanar Restaurant
Cake Al Tamour (Emirati)
Dubai Festival City - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

The Date cake, deliciously soft and creamy - this has got to be a winner, especially when it’s sitting on a bed of caramel, dripping with caramel too and sprinkled with almond slices on top!

Al Fanar Restaurant
Biryani Laham (Emirati)
Dubai Festival City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Biryani Laham is not the Asian Biryani. Laham or Mutton is marinated with Bezar, a spice used in Emirati cuisine. Other ingredients include onions, ginger, garlic, fresh coriander, green chillies and ... Read more

Al Mallah Restaurant
2nd of December St - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Fattoush is perhaps, the most popular Lebanese Salad. It might just be a Salad but it can compete with any other fancy dish in this region. Sweet, salty and citrusy – it hits all the taste buds in ... Read more

Al Mallah Restaurant
Strawberry Juice
2nd of December St - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Thick Strawberry juice made from fresh chilled Strawberries will leave you gasping for more, definitely for its taste rather than the effort you'll be putting in to sip up the thick juice with a ... Read more

Al Reef Lebanese Bakery
Chilli Meat Manakish
Al Wasl Rd - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Manakish is the Middle Eastern version of a Pizza, either eaten as slices or folded. The dough is first rolled out flat, and little dips are created for the topping to lie in, by pressing the dough ... Read more

Al Reef Lebanese Bakery
Al Wasl Rd - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Feteer is the Egyptian layered pastry - with the stuffing/filling coming in the form of Chicken and cheese, sausage and cheese, tomatoes and olives, cream and honey or behold - the simple Kraft ... Read more

Al Tawasol Restaurant
Chicken Mandy (Yemeni)
Next to Ramee Hotel, Near Clock Tower, Al Rigga, D...

This might sound as plain as rice and chicken but there's more to this Yemeni Mandy, where the Chicken is traditionally cooked under the ground. The rice also comes with a spicier Mazbi - the ... Read more

Automatic Restaurant and Grill
Chicken Shawarma
Channel St - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

Shreds of smoky, slightly burnt, tender Shawarma meat goes into the Khaboos bread and is kept succulent with a chilled and most delectable Garlic Sauce, Mayonnaise (if you insist), pickled Cucumbers ... Read more

Bikers Café
Flavor of Arabia - Khameer, Chebabs, Muhalla and Balateet
Jumeirah Rd - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Emirati breakfast platter with a puffed up fluffy Khameer sprinkled with Sesame seeds, two Chebabs or Emirati pancakes, all sitting on a thin, folded Muhalla which is like the South-Indian Dosa – ... Read more

Bikers Café
Leqaimat (Emirati)
Jumeirah Rd - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

These crispy fried golden sugary dough balls are coated with Date syrup and sprinkled with Sesame seeds - a very, very traditional Emirati dessert.

Bu Qtair Fish Restaurant
Spicy Fried Shrimps (Indian)
Street 4D, Close to Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Road, D...

A restaurant shack on Jumeirah beach, serving lip smacking fried Shrimps. Marinated in Salt, Turmeric and a *secret* ingredient, these insanely tasty fried Shrimps can be accompanied (to be ordered ... Read more

Chow King Restaurant
Halo Halo (Filipino)
Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai Marina, Dubai

Halo-Halo' means Mix-mix in Tagalog and what goes into the mix? Shaved ice and evaporated milk to which are added various boiled sweet beans, fruits, garbanzos, sugar palm fruit, coconut kernel ... Read more

Golden Fork Restaurant
Seafood Bikol Express (Filipino)
Near Astoria Hotel, 21A Street, Meena Bazaar, Duba...

Bicol Express is a stew made from long special chilies (siling mahaba in Tagalog, ladapanjang in Malay/Indonesian), coconut milk, shrimp paste or stockfish, onion and garlic. The dish was originally ... Read more

Jumeirah Falcon Cafeteria (JFC)
Abood Juice
Al Wasl Rd, Jumeirah1, 2304 Dubai, United Arab Emi...

Chilled Abood juice - this is a thick, creamy juice-come-shake made from Mango and Sweet Melon and topped with a scoop of Vanilla Ice cream and crushed ice along with some ice cubes. To die for!

Local House Coffee Shop & Restaurant
House Burger with Camel Meat
Al Mankhool Rd - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

A quarter pound of Camel Meat burger patty which has been brushed with homemade Tomato Salsa and caramelised Onions is topped with a fried egg. Biting into this burger can be really messy as the ... Read more

Mom’s Food Restaurant & Café
Park Island Residence - United Arab Emirates

The secret of the grilled Halloume (a semi-hard Cheese which is very popular in Cyprus, Greece and the Middle East.) is revealed by uncovering the toppings – the succulent pieces of fried marinated ... Read more

Mom’s Food Restaurant and Cafe
Chicken and Barley Bake (Mediterranean)
Park Island Residence - United Arab Emirates

This would make you view Barley with a renewed respect. This is whole wheat barley, baked with Chicken, onions and Anis. A delicious and a sumptuous casserole dish.

Ravi Restaurant
Mutton Biryani (Pakistani)
Shop # 245,Al Dhiyafa Rd,Satwa, Near Satwa Roundab...

Aromatic Ravi Biryani is famous and popular. Served at a speed matching only a fast-food joint, you could actually place your order while sitting in your car and wait for the 'Ravi' guy to come out ... Read more

Sultan Falafel Dubai
Falafel Mahshi
Al Muraqabat Street, Deira

Falafel Mahshi are not regular Falafels. They are stuffed with chickpeas (like any other falafel) but also lined with Chilli, Onions and Sumac (another very popular spice used in the Middle- Eastern ... Read more

XVA Gallery
Eggplant Burger
Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) - Duba...

This unusual vegetarian Burger can be a serious challenger for all burgers in the world. A thick piece of Feta Cheese on a bed of regular burger greens is held between (hold your breath) two thick, ... Read more