Food in Dubai


There is no specific Dubai’s food in Dubai. The traditional Arabic food available here seems to come from the other regions of the Middle East. So, along with a try at the traditional Arabic food, you can also put your fork into the tempting dishes made by the cooks of different hotels and restaurant. It will not take a long time for you find a good-priced restaurant serving a dish from your country out here.

If you do want to splurge yourself on the food then going in for some of the Filipino, Pakistani or Indian restaurants can be a good idea, but if you do want to splurge around on the delightful dishes then just pop inside any of the  Japanese, Thai, French or Italian restaurants. Also, going inside a steakhouse will be an excellent idea if you love meat. However, if you are still insisting on trying out some of the sumptuous Arabian delicacies then hop inside any of the Moroccan, Iranian or Lebanese restaurants.


Hoummus, Ghuzi, Wara enab, Tabbouleh, Koussa mahshi, Haries, Matchbous, Shawarma, Falafel and the Arabic Bread are some of the items that should be missed out if you want to enjoy food in Dubai. Shawarma, is generally on the top of the list of the popular Dubai visitors. It is cooked with chicken or lamb thoroughly mixed with tomatoes, fries, garlic sauce and pickle and wrapped inside a small Arabic roti. Falafel is a mixture of chickpeas and different spices fried deeply in the form of a cutlet. It is generally enjoyed as a side dish. Hommus is a dip made by mixing chickpeas and sesame seeds. Ghuzi is a completely roasted lamb kept on the bed of cooked rice and nuts, Wara enab is Vine leaves filled with rice and Matchbous is spiced lamb served with rice. Koussa mahshi us nothing but stuffed courgettes, while Tabbouleh is crushed wheat mixed with well chopped parsley and mint. Haries is an affluent dish cooked very slowly with tender lamb and wheat. Arabic bread or Arabic roti is a worth try. It is baked in clay ovens and served with different curries. Try it with any of the Indian delicacies for a better experience.

After trying out all this do not forget to try out the regular Dubai desserts that include Umm Ali, Mehalabiya and Esh Asaraya. Umm Ali is a sort of bread pudding, Mehalabiya is a pudding speckled with pistachios and rosewater and the Esh Asaraya is a cheesecake topped with cream.

26 thoughts on “Food in Dubai”

  1. I am a well known american chef looking for culinary possibilities in Dubai– please tell me where I can find employers who would be intrested in my type of profession–I was a personal chef , corporate chef, and banquet chef. So I have expierence in all three areas. Specializing in American Cuisine.

  2. Do you know where is dubai normal hotel with a normal price???What are you to advise me to eat in Dubai????Do you have in dubai Mac Donalds???

    Please answer my question

  3. Question for you: are you familiar with the top upscale fine dining restaurants of Dubai? If Yes, what would be your top 5 picks for finest upscale restaurants there (I am interested by a world tour of the top tables at major gastronomic cities, and I believe Dubai might fit in that description), Thanks

  4. i want to say one thing that dubai has open the doors not for a single religion but for all human being , if you want to see it come to dubai ….
    see the place & enjoy the local and your nation foods…..

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  6. I am an single working expat, so I need food cooked and served in the traditional way.. with great taste at economic price.. which by far I have not come across.
    But one of my friends has told me that there is a restaurant opening up in Discovery Gardens which works on a great plan.. a Thali system.. you order for a specific meal – like breakfast/lunch/dinner.. and they will deliver you the same everyday. Its tasty, tradtional indian(the best part) and ECONOMIC as well. The name of the restaurant is Mother’s Restaurant. Well am very eager for it to open. It is all easy – order on the internet and the food is deliver at the same time evryday.. its thali system so different tasty food everyday

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