Vegetarian Food in Dubai

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Going to places of interest is a fun-filled adventure that does involve amusement, but sometimes it can become a burden also when it comes to food; especially if the traveler is a hardcore vegetarian. Many times business trips, transfers or mere tourist visits lead an individual to take up a tour to a distant country. Just imagine what will happen to such a person if he/she lands up in a highly sophisticated tourist city like Dubai, popularly known for its hospitality, where the Arabian food available is mostly non-vegetarian.

In view of this backdrop, here is an attempt and just a guideline to help all the green-stuff lovers like me who can plan well in advance and accordingly do their bookings in a hotel for accommodation so as to avoid the end moment hunt for food of their choice.

There are some real good vegetarian outlets in Dubai, but most of them have been opened by Indians and that’s why chances are that you might end up over eateries where they serve Indian cuisines only. Also the number of such special restaurants isn’t much but around 50-60 good vegetarians restaurants are there in the Dubai that definitely cater to the foods needs of veggies. Especially the Bur Dubai area i.e. the old Dubai is a nice hub for vegetarian food where one can find pleasant and a variety of cuisine mostly due to the large number of the subcontinent population who keeps visiting the land of beaches.

Moreover Dubai has a large number of cafes that do serve great vegetarian food, say for e.g. The Lime Tree Café, THE One and Celebrities where one can relish fine dining over a completely separate vegetarian menu. High-class organic vegetarian food is also available in Magnolia, a restaurant in Madinat Jumeirah.

With the below mentioned vegetarian restaurants in Dubai, you can actually Go green:

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1) Akshaya Karama:

Add: Near Families Supermarket
Opp. Day to Day
Available: South- Indian, Vegetarian
Tel: +971(4) 3371596, +971(4) 3365339
Open: Sat – Thu: 7:00am – 3:00pm, 7:30pm – 11:30pm
Fri: 7:00am – 11:30am, 1:00pm – 3:00pm, 7:30pm – 11:30pm
Price category: Cheap

2) Balaji Bhavan (Karama):

Add: Al Maskan Building
Near M.M.I.
Available: Indian, South-Indian, Vegetarian, Vegan-friendly, Fast food, Take-out, Catering, Delivery
Tel: +971(4) 3368455, +971(4) 3368540
Open: Sat – Thu: 7:00am – 3:30pm, 5:30pm – 11:30pm
Fri: 7:00am – 11:30am, 1:30pm – 3:30pm, 5:30pm – 11:30pm
Price category: Cheap

3) Bhima’s Karama:

Add: Opp. Day to Day
Available: Indian, South-Indian, Vegetarian
Tel: +971(4) 3356353, +971(4) 3359757
Open: Sat-Thu: 6:00am – 3:30pm, 5:30pm – 11:30pm
Fri: 7am – 12:30pm, 1:00pm – 3:30pm, 5:30pm – 11:30pm
Price category: Cheap

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4) Bikanervala Karama:

Add: Behind Trade Centre Road
Available: Indian, Vegetarian, Fast food, Buffet, Juice-bar, Take-out, Delivery
Tel: +971(4) 3968813
Open: All Days: 9:00am – 12:00am
Price category: Cheap

5) Bombay Woodlands (Karama):

Add: Near Lulu / Families Supermarket
Opposite Day to Day Centre
Available: Indian, South-Indian, Vegetarian
Tel: +971(4) 3371041, +971(4) 3371046
Open: Sat – Thu: 7:00am – 3:30pm, 5:00pm – 11:30pm
Fri: 7:00am – 11:30am, 1:30pm – 3:30pm, 5:00pm – 12:00am
Price category: Cheap

6) Emirates House:

Add: Bur Dubai
Available: South-Indian, Vegetarian
Tel: +971(4) 3522597, +971(4) 3517886
Open: Sat – Thu: 7:00am – 3:00pm, 5:00pm – 11:00pm
Fri: 7:00am – 11:30am, 1:30pm – 3:00pm, 5:00pm – 11:30pm
Price category: Cheap

7) Govinda’s (Karama):

Add: Behind Regent Palace Hotel, Bur Dubai, UAE
Available: Indian, Vegetarian, Buffet
Tel: +971(4) 3960088
Open: Sat – Thu: 12:00pm – 3:30pm, 7:00pm – 1:00am
Fri: 1:30 pm – 3:30pm, 7:00pm – 1:00am
Price category: Inexpensive

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8 ) Haji Ali Juice Centre, (Karama):

Add: Opposite Burjuman Centre
Behind Ministry of Health
Available: Indian, Vegetarian
Tel: +971(4) 3978844
Open: Sat – Wed: 9:00am – 1:30am
Thu: 9:00am – 2:30am
Fri: 4:00pm – 1:30am
Price category: Inexpensive

9) Kamat, Bur Dubai:

Add: Opposite Meena Plaza
Bur Dubai
Available: Indian, South-Indian, Vegetarian
Tel: +971(4) 3598444, +971(4) 3595441
Open: Sat – Thu: 10:30am – 3:15pm, 7:00pm – 11:45pm
Fri: 10:30am – 11:30am, 1:15pm – 3:15pm, 7:00pm – 11:45pm
Price category: Inexpensive

10) Kamat (Qusais):

Add: Next to Grand Hotel
Available: Indian, South-Indian, Vegetarian
Tel: +971(4) 2634066
Open: Sat – Thu: 10:30am – 3:15pm, 7:00pm – 11:45pm
Fri: 10:30am – 11:30am, 1:15pm – 3:15pm, 7:00pm – 11:45pm
Price category: Inexpensive

11) Mognolia Jumeirah:

Add: Dar Al Madinat Jumeirah
The Arabian Resort
Al Sufouh Road
Jumeirah
Available: Vegetarian
Tel:+971(4) 3668888
Open: Sun – Thu: 12:00pm – 3:00pm, 7:00pm – 11:30pm
Fri – Sat: 7:00pm – 11:30pm
Price category: Inexpensive

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12) Paratha King Karama:

Add: Next to Baskin Robbins
Opp. Karama Post Office
Available: Indian, Vegetarian
Tel: +971(4) 3979110, +971(4) 3976899
Open: Sat – Thu: 8:00am – 3:00pm, 6:30pm – 11:00pm
Fri: 11:30am – 3:00pm, 7:00pm – 11:00pm
Price category: Cheap

13) Royal Garden (Karama):

Add: Opposite Dubai Pyramid
Near Burjuman
Available: Indian, South-Indian, Vegetarian
Tel: +971(4) 3969191
Open: Sat – Thu: 7:30am – 3:30pm, 7:00pm – 11:00pm
Fri: 7:30am – 11:30am, 1:30pm – 3:30pm, 7:00pm – 12:00am
Price category: Inexpensive

14) Sangeetha (Karama):

Add: Beside Lulu Centre
Available: Indian, South-Indian, Vegetarian
Tel: +971(4) 3367111
Open: Sat – Thu: 7:30am – 3:30pm, 5:00pm – 11:00pm
Fri: 7:30am – 11:30am, 1:30pm – 3:30pm, 5:00pm – 11:00pm
Price category: Inexpensive

15) Sangeetha Vegetarian, Bur Dubai:

Add: Near Astoria Hotel
Bur Dubai
Available: Indian, South-Indian, Vegetarian
Tel: +971(4) 3511145
Open: Sat – Thu: 7:30am – 3:30pm, 5:00pm – 11:00pm
Fri: 7:30am – 11:30am, 1:30pm – 3:30pm, 5:00pm – 11:30pm
Price category: Inexpensive

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16) Shiv Sagar Bur Dubai:

Add: Meena Bazaar
Bur Dubai
Available: Indian, South-Indian, Vegetarian
Tel: +971(4) 3522020, +971(4) 3595453
Open: Sat – Thu: 8:00am – 3:00pm, 5:00pm – 12:00am
Fri: 8:00am – 11:30am, 1:00pm – 3:00pm, 5:00pm – 12:00am
Price category: Inexpensive

17) Sivestar Bhavan (Karama):

Add: Star of Karama Building
Next to Choithram supermarket
Available: Indian, South-Indian, Vegetarian
Tel: +971(4) 3362566, +971(4) 3357844
Open: Sat – Thu: 7:40am – 3:30pm, 5:30pm – 11:30pm
Fri: 7:40am – 11:30am, 1:30pm – 3:30pm, 5:30pm – 11:30pm
Price category: Cheap

18) Simran’s Aappa Kadai:

Add: Mattar Al Tayer Building
Opposite Lulu Centre
Available: Indian, South-Indian (Especially known for its ‘Appams’)
Tel: +971(4) 3348030, +971(50) 6240685
Open: Sat – Thu: 11:30am – 3:30pm, 6:30pm-12:30am
Fri: 1:15pm – 3:30pm, 6:30pm – 12:30am
Price category: Inexpensive

19) Sukh Sagar (Karama):

Add: Trade Centre Road
Available: Indian, South-Indian, Vegetarian, Fast food, Take out, Delivery
Tel: +971(4) 3967222
Open: Sat – Wed: 8:00am – 12:00am
Thu – Fri: 8:00am – 1:30am
Price category: Cheap

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20)Udupi Karama:

Add: Sh. Mohd. Building No.2
Shop No.4, Opposite Sind Punjab Karama
Available: Vegetarian, Chinese, Indian, International, Buffet, Take-out
Tel: +971(4) 3345208, +971(4) 3365563
Open: All Days: 7:00am – 11:00pm
Price category: Cheap

21) Veg World Bur Dubai:

Add: Meena Bazaar
Bur Dubai
Available: Indian, South-Indian,Vegetarian,Western, Fast food, Juice bar
Tel: +971(4) 3517070
Open: Sat – Thu: 9:00am – 11:45pm
Fri: 9:00am – 11:30am, 1:00pm – 11:45pm
Price category: Cheap

22) Venus (Karama):

Add: Opposite Lulu Center
Available: Indian, South-Indian,Vegetarian
Tel: +971(4) 3352113
Open:
All Days: 7:00am – 11:30pm
Price category: Cheap

24) Wagamama:

Add: Crowne Plaza Hotel
Sheikh Zayed Rd
Available: Asian, Vegetarian
Tel: +971(4) 3311111
Open: All Days: 12:00pm – 12:00am
Price Category: Moderate

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25) Rangoli Vegetarian Restaurant:

Add: Rangoli Restaurant
P.O.Box 51375, Cosmos Lane,
Opp. ITL Bldg, Meena Bazaar,
Bur Dubai, UAE
Tel: 04 – 3515873 / 3554462
Available: Vegetarian, Traditional Gujarati

Precaution: Strict vegetarians kindly make sure that whatever you order is completely meat free as chances are that some restaurants might cook it with animal fat or on the same grill as the meat dishes and also about the ingredients of the dishes as well.

9 thoughts on “Vegetarian Food in Dubai”

  1. A.P.MATHUR says:

    What is cost of one Idli plate and masala Dosha ?

  2. gopal says:

    i m visiting to dubai in nect weekand was in search of good veg food and want to be in my budget and cheap
    my hotel booking is in karama so will it be easeir to get their

  3. Mark says:

    Hey, thanks so much for this great post. Have just recently moved to Dubai and am trying to find out which places I can eat at that also believe in clean, green and healthy (as I do!). Your list is very helpful – thanks a lot!! Mark ;-)

  4. mala cherian says:

    are there any people in international city who willbe able to deliver home cooked food on a daily basis

  5. prattu says:

    will thr be ne problem for veg ppl to stay thr in dubai??i wanna go thr for higher studies..

  6. m athar jamal says:

    pl advice any vegtable south indian inexpensive fAMILY RESTAURANT

  7. Werner Settino says:

    Thank you , I love to read about other vegetarians as it gives me the strength to continue. I have about a thousand vegetarian feeds in my google reader, but another can’t hurt!! I did manage to find a good lentil recipe, but I’ll be sure to try yours too. Thanks!

  8. anil Namboothirippad says:

    Proud to be a VEGETARIAN.

    NEVER EAT DEAD BODIES.

    Thamasoma Jyothirgamaya

    Let do the Karma

  9. Genaro Chaple says:

    Thanks. I’m supposed to cook for my new vegan girlfriend next weekend and have no idea what to make! I found a loadlots of recipes but with so mnay to choose from I just got confused. Do you have any favorites youself, like .. the tastiest vegetarian recipe, ever, or something?! Thanks in advance! I’m so clueless about this vegetarian stuff

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