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A Food Lover’s Guide; A Must Eat When in Dubai


Dubai is regarded as one of the top tourist destinations of the world accommodating over 200 nationalities from all over the world. Known for her luxury, diversity, dizzying skyscrapers, beautiful beaches, luxurious malls and most of all, the cuisine. If you’re planning a trip to this magnificent city, be sure to try out one or more of this mouth-watering dishes and dessert we’ve put together.


Extremely delicious and quite different in taste, Chelo Kebab is a Persian dish made of steamed saffron-scented basmati rice and kebabs.


Falafel is a respite for vegetarians in Dubai. This dish is comprised of deep-fried balls or patties that are made from finely ground fava beans or chickpeas.  Falafel looks like cutlets and is usually served as a side dish. They are often combined with hummus, salad and other Israeli dippings.


Al Machboos is a very popular dish cooked in a large pot. It consists of rice, onions and meat, seasoned with spices, salt and dried lemon called Loomy. This dish is prepared by cooking meat, spices, dried lemon, and seasonings in boiling water until they are very tender.


One of the most eaten foods in Dubai, Shawarma is prepared of lamb or chicken meat along with a colorful series of fries, vegetables, garlic sauce and pickle. Appetizing and yummy, this dish is just worth the bite.


Shish Taouk is a traditional Middle Eastern cuisine. It consists of chicken marinated in yogurt, lemon juice, tomato puree, loads of garlic and exotic spice.
Scrumptious and delicious, this dish is relished by many foodies in Dubai.


Crunchy on the outside, soft and airy in the middle, luqaimat are often dipped in date syrup and served garnished with sesame seeds.


The variations of this dish are as vast as the number of names with which you’ll see it described (kunafa? kunafeh? knafeh?), and as wide as the region in which you’ll find the dessert made. Typically, kunafa is made with two layers of crisp vermicelli, with a light, fresh cheese or sweet cream mixture inside.


Light and delicious, tabbouleh is a tangy salad that is made from green onions, tomatoes and cucumber and is often seasoned with mint leaves and lime juice. Nowadays, you will find several variants of this salad, in Dubai.


Shish tawook is a traditional kebab that is served with a twist, in Dubai. You can find it in almost every small and swanky restaurant in the city. It tastes best when eaten with bread, garlic dip, fries and pickles.


Koshari is a comfort food that has baked noodles or even rice sometimes, drizzled with exotic condiments, lentils, white chickpeas, fried onions and vinegar. It is often served with feteer, which is a pie made from flour and sugar and is topped with different toppings.


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