A Middle Eastern classic, Dubai offers a variety of shawarma options, from chicken and beef to falafel.
Creamy and flavorful, hummus is a popular dip made from chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, and spices.
3. Arabic Mezze:
Indulge in a spread of small dishes like tabbouleh, fattoush, baba ganoush, and stuffed grape leaves.
4. Emirati Machbous:
A fragrant rice dish with tender meat, machbous is often made with lamb, chicken, or fish.
Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, falafel is made from ground chickpeas or fava beans.
A flavorful rice dish cooked
with aromatic spices, meat (chicken, mutton, or fish), and sometimes
7. Grilled Seafood:
Enjoy fresh catches
like hammour, king prawns, or lobster, grilled to perfection with spices and
A Lebanese flatbread topped
with za’atar (a blend of herbs and spices) and sometimes cheese or minced meat.
A sweet pastry made of shredded
filo dough filled with cheese, soaked in sweet syrup, and often garnished with
Slow-cooked fragrant rice served with tender, marinated meat (usually lamb or chicken) and a side of flavorful sauce.
Bite-sized sweet dumplings drizzled with date syrup or honey and sprinkled with sesame seeds.
12. Iranian Chelo Kebab:
Tender kebabs served with buttered saffron rice and grilled tomatoes.
13. Emirati Harees:
A savory porridge made with wheat and meat, often enjoyed during Ramadan.
14. Iranian Dizi:
A hearty stew made with lamb, chickpeas, tomatoes, and spices, served with bread and traditional accompaniments.
15.Emirati Majboos :
A spicy rice dish similar to biryani, often made with rice, meat (chicken, lamb, or fish), and dried limes
A fusion of shawarma and falafel, featuring a combination of both meats in one flavorful wrap.
17. Iranian Gheimeh:
A tangy stew made with split peas, tomatoes, and tender pieces of meat, served with saffron rice.
18. Emirati Balaleet:
A sweet and savory breakfast dish consisting of vermicelli noodles cooked with sugar, saffron, and cardamom, topped with an omelette.
19. Chicken Mandi:
A variation of the traditional mandi dish, featuring tender chicken cooked with aromatic spices and rice.
20. Iranian Zereshk Polo:
A delicious combination of saffron-infused rice, barberries, and tender chicken
21. Emirati Margoogat:
A flavorful traditional dish made with meat, vegetables, and spices, cooked until tender and served with bread.
22. Emirati Saloona:
A comforting meat and vegetable stew, often made with lamb or chicken, simmered in a flavorful tomato-based broth.
23. Iranian Koobideh:
Skewers of seasoned ground meat, usually beef or lamb, grilled to perfection and served with saffron rice.
24. Emirati Thareed:
A delectable combination of slow-cooked meat, vegetables, and spices, served over pieces of traditional bread.
25. Iranian Ghormeh
Sabzi: A herb-infused stew made with lamb or beef, cooked with kidney beans, dried limes, and other flavorful ingredients.
26. Emirati Khameer Bread:
Soft, slightly sweet bread often enjoyed with a variety of spreads like cheese, honey, or date syrup.
27. Iranian Baghali Polo:
Fragrant rice cooked with dill and broad beans, often served with lamb or chicken.
28. Emirati Chabab Bread:
Thin, round bread typically eaten with cheese, dates, or traditional Emirati dishes.
29. Iranian Fesenjan:
A rich and tangy stew made with pomegranate molasses, ground walnuts, and chicken or meat.
30. Emirati Jisheed:
A traditional Emirati dish made with cracked wheat, meat, and a blend of aromatic spices.
These dishes offer a diverse culinary experience in Dubai, showcasing the city’s multicultural influences and vibrant food scene.