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Dubai’s Must Try Street Food

Street Food

Although Dubai may be known for being a modern city full of luxury malls, shopping centres, and fancy restaurants, make sure you get a taste of its street food. No stroll across the city is complete without a bite or two of its delicious street food. Here is a curated list of the most famous and common street foods that the locals absolutely adore. You'll find influences of so many different cultures, making the street food scene a true melting point. Go check them out!

Shawarma and Manakeesh at Al Mallah 

Al Mallah Cafeteria
Credit: Al Mallah Cafeteria

Al Mallah is well admired as one of the city’s best Lebanese eateries as their shawarmas and manakeesh are top-notch and authentic. You'll also get front row seats view of December Street. 

Address: 2nd of December St, West of Satwa Roundabout.

Kabayan Cuisine  

Kabayan Filipino Cuisine
Credit: Kabayan Filipino Delicacies

Try out the mouth-watering skewered marinated chicken feet, liver and hearts, served with a generous portion of rice at Ortego grill. This hefty meal is a popular Filipino dish and has found its own place in the hearts of Emiratis. Don’t forget to grab a bite of this street food with Byko Juice when you’re in Dubai.

Address: Mankhool Road, North of Satwa Roundabout 

Chicken Tikka at Ravi Restaurant

Chicken Tikka
Credit: Flickr / Max

If you’re a meat-lover, then you must visit Ravi, a restaurant famous for its meat dishes starting from Peshwari mutton to chicken tikka, traditional biryani and more. Biryani has become quite popular with Emirati people over the past few decades. i Don’t forget to try out their daal fry as well.

Address: 2nd of December St, before Satwa Roundabout 

Samboosa

Samboosa

Samboosa is a concept originally from India and can be thought of as the cousin of its Indian counterpart- the samosa. These triangle stuffed pastries are filled with meat, vegetables, cheese, and spices. These are the very popular snack in India as well as in Dubai. Try out this addictive dish at Satwa for more flavours.

Address:  Satwa Road, Satwa 

Kebabs at Pars Iranian Kitchen

Kebabs

These famous Irani Kebabs are another favorite of locals that you must try if you’re in Dubai or the Middle East. Kebabs are long skewers of ground and flavored meat which is cooked over coals. They are served with a heap of rice and some pickles. You can also try it out with mint leaves. The combination will definitely surprise you!

Address: 2nd of December St, before Satwa Roundabout

Definitely plan your next Dubai trip, and don’t miss out on all the food opportunities you can enjoy!

1 comment

Jennifer Brooks
You could also have the best experience when it comes to fine dining in Dubai. Shokuji Sushi Restaurant offers unlimited food servings with tasty japanese foods. I would also love to try your recommendation of street foods.

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