A gem in Ayman Abdel Jafar's group of restaurants, Reem Al Bawadi is a wonderful place to gorge on authentic Arabian cuisine. You can visit this place for a nourishing meal or just to smoke sheesha. Even if you are a devout meat lover, their vegetarian dishes are worth a try. Whether you wish to visit this place for breakfast, lunch, dinner or a late-night meal, Reem Al Bawadi has its doors open to welcome you. Popular celebrities like American rap artist Nelly, Indian actor Javed Jaffery and others have graced this restaurant with their presence.
Housed within the famed Hyatt Regency Dubai, Al Dawaar is a unique restaurant, promising an unforgettable culinary experience. This revolving restaurant proffers breathtaking panoramic views of the sun-soaked city of Dubai. Featuring international cuisine, the restaurant doles out scrumptious European and global fare. The extraordinary international buffet here has elevated the popularity of this restaurant to great heights, among locals and tourists alike. The elegant, colonial-inspired décor adds to the grandeur of this fine establishment. Combine the delights of mesmerizing sights and sublime meals at the sublime Al Dawaar.
What do the Arabs do when they crave local fast food? Well, they just go to Al Mallah for their daily craving of falafel sandwiches or lamb shawarmas. For a tourist who wishes to get a taste of the real Dubai, a visit to Al Mallah is obligatory. Apart from the Arabic savory foods, you can also try the freshly baked pastries and fruit juices, also the signature fruit cocktail cannot be missed at Al Mallah. The simple joy of eating well-cooked, abundantly flavored, local street food at Al Mallah is second to none. Opulence flows from every corner of Dubai, still Al Mallah exudes a loving humble charm!
When it comes to local cuisine, you've got to try the Al-Fanar Restaurant & Cafe! Located on the ground level of the Dubai Festival City Mall, this eatery gives you a chance to have a casual dining experience full of ethnic aromas and traditional flavors. The restaurant's interiors are styled in a way that is bound to remind you of the Arab world - complete with camels, posed-mannequins and secluded huts. Don't forget to try the shorbat adas (lentil soup) for a starter or the saloona laham del tamor for your mains. Towards the end of your meal, a rose-water hand sanitizer is offered, and you will walk away with a satisfied tummy and a refreshed mind.
Located in The Dubai Mall, Al Hallab's prominent corner location makes this eatery removed from the rest of the mall. Tucked on the top floor, Al Hallab stretches into the terrace, which provides a view of the Burj Khalifa. Part of the popular Al Hallab Lebanese chain of restaurants, this particular outlet does not let you down either. The richly assembled Fattoush is full of textures and flavors while the Baba Ganoush is a smoked piece of paradise. With the killer combination of delicious food and an inspiring view, Al Hallab is a great venue for a family lunch or a day out with friends.
As soon as you enter this restaurant's premises, the courteous staff at Al Nafoorah welcomes you into its quintessentially Middle-eastern ambiance. For a taste of genuine Middle-eastern fare, more specifically, Lebanese, Al Nafoorah sets the bar very high. An extensive menu may leave you a little intimidated however, with a little help from the waiter, you'll not stray. A wonderful choice of hot and cold mezze also features. Finish off your meal with an aromatic grape sheesha, which is arguably, the apt way to end your Dubai food safari.
If you are fan of shisha and authentic Arabic cuisine, hit the Le Patio restaurant and lounge inside the Habtoor Palace, LXR Hotels & Resorts. This classy hookah lounge offers a wide selection of shisha flavors that use the best quality tobacco and flavors. The food menu includes contemporary Arabic food with Mediterranean and Middle Eastern influences. Entrees on the menu include crusted Norwegian salmon with Moroccan spiced dukkah, prawns with lemon garlic and tomato chutney, and braised short ribs with zataar bean cassoulet.
Don't overlook this small, dimly lit eatery. This little place serves scrumptious juicy burgers. It's also very famous for its mouth watering shawarmas. The shawarmas are served with crispy vegetables and non-greasy meat or chicken. You can also create your own burgers here. Try the Grapefruit or Pineapple juice or the Thabakath or Mixed Icecream to brighten the day further.
Moroccan Dining Room & Lounge is an opulent oasis that transports you to a royal dining room. Plush velvet seating, ornate walls and intricately-carved arches give way to a majestic setting. Nestled in the prestigious Four Points Sheraton Hotel, the menu features traditional Moroccan cuisine that provides an exotic insight into the region rich culinary heritage. Delicious classics are represented by home cooked specialties and are best-enjoyed with a drink or two from the extensive bar.