10 Best Foods in Dubai To Savour The Irresistible Flavours
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Foods in Dubai

1.Luqaimat
2.Knafeh
3.Camel Meat
4.Turkish cocktails
5.Samboosa
6.Chebab
7.Machboos
8.Khubz
9.Margoogat
10..Arabic coffee and date

Dubai is a land of culture and authenticity where you can try the very best of Emirati foods and drinks. Dubai offers all the leading choices, from mouth-watering pastries to delicious stews. Recently, Dubai has been put on the food map due to amazing and brand-new dining establishments being built throughout the city. Some of the best foods in Dubai comprises Arabic coffee, camel hamburgers, fine pastries, stuffed samosas and Turkish cocktails. 

If you are a hardcore foodie, you can never be disappointed while visiting Dubai as it caters to everyone’s needs. As Dubai is famous for its luxury and royalty, you can also easily find economical eateries spread all across the city making it the best of both worlds. The distinct feature about Dubai restaurants is that they serve the food in adequate quantities making it worth the price. Below is the list of our favourite top 10 food items you must try while in Dubai.

Here is the list of best foods in Dubai:

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Luqaimat

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Luqaimat is a popular Arabic dish comprising hot dumplings that tastes similar to doughnuts. They are freshly served with a sticky date sauce or maple syrup and topped with sesame seeds.

Luqaimat in Arabic means “small bites” but ironically you can never just get enough of them. They are best enjoyed as breakfast with a warm cup of coffee on a cold morning in Dubai.

Timing
- 11 AM to 9 PM

Price
(In AED) - AED 60

Best Place to try
- Local Bites Cafe

Location
- Jumeirah

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02

Knafeh

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Knafeh originated from Palestine and ended up being the most preferred pastry dish among locals in UAE. It is considered as one of the best foods in Dubai made from sour cheese, sugar syrup and dough. It is best served when freshly taken out of the oven topped with maple syrup.

This meal is consumed by thousands of Muslims especially for iftar to consume at sundown. There are plenty of places where you can try this special cuisine in Dubai such as Papa Kanafa, Project Kunafa, The Village Grill and many more

Timing - 9:30 AM to 12 AM

Price (In AED) - AED 45-55

Best Place to try - Qwaider Al Nabulsi

Location - Deira

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03

Camel Meat

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Camel meat is one of the most popular types of meat in the Emirates. Modern day chefs are increasingly trying their hand at different dishes made of camel meat such as camel burgers, camel biryanis and stews. Since camels are found in abundance in the Middle East, camel meat is an inexpensive deal and can be easily found.

Tourists from all across the globe visit Dubai just to try their hand at camel meat as it is considered to be the best food in Dubai.

Timing - 9:30 AM to 10 PM

Price (In AED) - AED 70/KG

Best Place to try - Local House Restaurant

Location - Near Meena bazaar

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04

Turkish cocktails

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The ideal way to experience the best Dubai authenticity is by trying Turkish cocktails. The cocktails were introduced by Ruya’s, a prominent lounge and bar in Dubai, to the commercial market. They offer a plethora of Turkish cocktails such as Anatolian Fizz, Sparkling wine mixed with traditional flavors.

The top ingredients used by their bartender include honey, spices, hibiscus, citrus and mint. They also offer sizzling appetizers along with the cocktails to give a fine dining experience to the visitors.

Timing - 6 AM to 1 AM

Price (In AED) - AED 700 for two people

Best Place to try - Ruya

Location - Jumeirah

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05

Samboosa

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If you are running on a budget and wish to calm your cravings then Dubai got you covered too. Sambosa House is a small eatery with a capacity of serving large numbers of people from the beginning of the day. You can see the clearly visible masses in the vicinity of this stall.

People often visit the stall for breakfast and try Samboosa with a hot cup of tea. Samboosa is usually filled with spices, vegetables, and meat but the most famous variation among the locals comes with 3 types of cheese.

Timing - 6 AM to 12 AM

Price (In AED) - AED 10

Best Place to try - Sambosa House

Location - Meena Bazaar

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06

Chebab

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Chebab is an Emirati-style pancake served with sweet date syrup and sour cheese. It is one of the most preferred breakfast in Dubai as it can be easily cooked and goes best with Arabic coffee.

You can find a huge variety of pancakes mixed with different flavours such as strawberry, chocolate and many more all across the city. The best Chebab can be found at Logma and at great prices

Timing -10:00 AM to 12 AM

Price (In AED) - AED 230 for two people

Best Place to try - Logma

Location - The Dubai Mall

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07

Machboos

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Machboos is a standard Arabic rice dish mixed with traditional spices such as cinnamon and cardamom and then topped with dried lemon or sauce. It is typically served with lamb, chicken or shrimp and can easily be found throughout the city. It is basically a cross between risotto and biryani where the rice is cooked in the deep necked utensil.

Since rice is a key food ingredient in Gulf countries you can easily find it in almost every dish.

Timing -11:30 AM to 1 AM

Price (In AED) - AED 32

Best Place to try - The Majlis

Location - The Dubai Mall

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08

Khubz

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Are you tired of store-bought bread and rather try it fresh at a bakery? Dubai has a solution for it too! You can try the delicious Khubz, the classic Arabic bread with fresh hummus and aubergine dip. If you wish to see how your bread is being baked then you can visit the Arabic Tea house which has a glass window to their baking area.

People often visit this eatery as it is one of the very few restaurants in the world who give a theatrical cooking experience to their customers.

Timing
-7:30 AM to 11 PM

Price
(In AED) - AED 225 for two people

Best Place to try - Arabic Tea House

Location - Bur Dubai

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09

Margoogat

Margoogot is a meaty, tomato-based stew cooked with cumin, turmeric and garam masala spices and is one of the best foods in Dubai. You can discover an array of variations throughout the city made with chicken or potato. The most famous variation of this elegant dish is served with chicken and is frequently tried by locals and tourists in the city.

The best chicken margoogot meal can be found at Aseelah restaurant in Radisson Blu Hotel in Dubai.

Timing -12:30 PM to 11 PM

Price (In AED) - AED 250

Best Place to try - Aseelah Restaurant

Location - Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek

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10

Arabic coffee and date

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You can never visit Dubai and not try the famous Arabic coffee and dates. It is mandated by the federal government to provide complimentary Arabic coffee to tourists and hotel foyers all across the UAE.

If you wish to try the best of this fine combo, then you must head to Cafe Bateel and try their signature Arabic coffee called “qahwa” served with roasted beans, regional dates and cardamom

Timing - 8 AM to 12 AM

Price (In AED) - AED 50-60

Best Place to try - Cafe Bateel

Location - Downtown Dubai

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People Also Ask About Dubai

  1. Which are the best places to eat in Dubai?

    1. Dhow Dinner Cruise - Offering the breathtaking view of Dubai’s skyline, Dhow Dinner Cruise is a unique restaurant built on a cruise ship. Visitors are offered 2 hours to hop on the cruise ship, feast on the lavishly spread out buffer and gaze at the luminous city. 

    2. Pierchic - Pierchic is a lavish, chic and one of the most romantic restaurants in Dubai. It is one of the few eateries that offer the best food in Dubai along with the majestic view of the blue waters of Arabian Gulf. 

    3. Amaseena - Located in Dubai Marina, Amaseena is one of the classic Dubai restaurants offering local and authentic Arabic cuisines. You can enjoy one of the best foods in Dubai while enjoying live Arabic music under a star-studded sky at this fine eatery.

    4. At.mosphere - Ever dreamt about dining in the world's tallest building? Dubai can make that dream come true! Located at 122nd floor, At.mosphere is a fabulous and elegant restaurant offering fine cuisines from all across the globe. This restaurant also holds the Guinness World Record for being located at 442 meters above ground level.

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  2. What are the best areas to find street food in Dubai?

    1. Global village - Global village is a popular multicultural family destination where you can find a plethora of international cuisines. It is a place where millions of people bring different tastes of their cultures together. You can try Turkish ice cream, ramen sushi, Karak chai and many more things on this street. 

    2. Downtown Dubai - Downtown Dubai is a hub for all the cuisines, luxury and lifestyle attracting tourists from all over the world. You must definitely pay a visit to Zuma, Maiz Taco Food Truck, Baker and Spice and many other food trucks to satisfy your taste buds. The best part about this place is that it is open 24 hours every day so you can get food for your breakfast or midnight craving. 

    3. Meena Bazaar - Meena Bazaar is the most famous and busiest shopping street of Dubai. You can find an array of clothing and lifestyle shops offering great quality products at reasonable prices. You can also find the most authentic Arabic food topped with Indian spices here. While visiting Meena Bazaar, you must definitely try the pocket-friendly bhajis, samosas, biryanis.

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  3. Is Veg food available in Dubai?

    Yes, vegetarian cuisines are readily available all throughout the city. Since Dubai is filled traditionally with meat lovers, it is a common misconception that vegetarian or vegan food options are scarcely available in the city but Dubai houses a huge variety of both the options at economical prices.
  4. What is the best time to visit Dubai?

    The ideal time to visit Dubai is between the months of November to April. The winter season witnesses mass tourism due to the annual Dubai Shopping Festival as people from all across the globe visit Dubai, bringing life to the city. The weather is also sunny but not too hot during this time so you can explore the sights comfortably.

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    Yes, there are rental and transfer facilities in Dubai like Limousine Rental DubaiYacht Rental Dubai and Dubai Airport Transfers.
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