A Quick Peek At The 10 Must Try Foods in Dubai
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If you are planning a holiday to Dubai, you will find a beautiful amalgamation of cultures and traditions from around the world there. It is home to people from different nationalities and communities, which means that there is an abundance of restaurants and other services catering to their needs.  

A large part of the population in Dubai consists of Indians, who have made it their home away from home. If you are an Indian traveler looking forward to visiting Dubai and tasting its food, then we have some helpful information. In this article, you will learn about the top 10 foods to try when in Dubai and where to try them. 

1.    Machboos (fragrant rice with meat)

This traditional Arabic rice dish is cooked with cinnamon, cardamom, and dried lemon and is commonly served with lamb, chicken, or shrimp. It is comparable to risotto and biryani, where the rice is cooked in a deep utensil. Because rice is such an important ingredient in Gulf countries, you will probably find it in almost any meal. 

Where to eat: The Majlis at The Dubai Mall 

Price in INR: Rs. 1500 for two persons

2.    Chebab (Arabic Pancakes)

This Emirati-style pancake is prepared easily and eaten with date syrup and sour cheese. It's one of the most popular breakfasts in Dubai, as it can be prepared quickly and goes well with Arabic coffee. There are a wide range of pancakes, including strawberry, chocolate, and many others, that can be found throughout the city. The best Chebabs can be purchased for cheap at Logma and other locations. 

Where to eat: Logma at The Dubai Mall 

Price in INR: Rs. 5000 for two persons

3.     Luqaimat (dumplings in sauce)

Fresh Luqaimat, also known as dumplings, are served with a date sauce or maple syrup and sesame seeds. They are similar to doughnuts in taste and appearance. Despite the name "luqaimat" (meaning small bites), you can never get enough of them. They are best enjoyed for breakfast with a hot cup of coffee on a dreary morning in Dubai.

Where to eat: Local Bites Café at Jumeirah 

Price in INR: Rs. 1500 for two persons 

4.    Margoogat (meat stew)

When visiting Dubai, you must try one of its finest foods- Margoogot. It is a meaty, tomato-based stew cooked with cumin, turmeric, and garam masala spices. You'll find a variety of different dishes throughout the city made with chicken or potatoes, in addition to this elegant dish. The most popular version of this delicious dish is served with chicken and is popular among locals and tourists. Aseelah restaurant in the Radisson Blu Hotel in Dubai serves the best chicken margoogot meal.

Where to eat: Aseelah Restaurant at Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek 

Price in INR: Rs. 6500 for two persons 

5.    Samboosa (Dubai Samosas)

Dubai has some eateries where budget-conscious visitors can quench their cravings. At Sambosa House, the beginning of the day is when the restaurant is at its busiest, serving large numbers of people. People throng here to have Samboosa, which is commonly stuffed with spices, vegetables, and meat, along with a hot cup of tea. But the variant that is most popular is the samboosa with three kinds of cheese. 

Where to eat: Samboosa House at Meena Bazar 

Price in INR: Rs. 450 for two persons

6.    Camel Meat

Due to its popularity in the Emirates, camel meat is one of the most common types of meat. Camel burgers, biryanis, and stews are among the many foods made with camel meat. Camel meat is inexpensive and can be found in large quantities throughout the Middle East. If you’re visiting Dubai and want to experiment with different meats, then you should taste it. 

Where to eat: Local House Restaurant at Meena Bazar 

Price in INR: Rs. 1500 for two persons 

7.    Knafeh (crispy pastry with cheese)

Knafeh is a Palestinian delicacy that has become one of the most popular sweets in Dubai. It's made with sour cream, sugar syrup, and dough and is served warm from the oven with maple syrup.During the month of Ramadan, this meal is consumed by thousands of Muslims in Dubai to mark sunset. It is available throughout the year at Papa Kanafa, Project Kunafa, and The Village Grill, as well as other restaurants where you can enjoy this cuisine. 

Where to eat: Qwaider Al Nabulsi at Deira. 

Price in INR: Rs. 1000 for two persons 

8.    Turkish cocktails

Trying Turkish cocktails is the ideal way to experience authentic Dubai flavors. A significant lounge and bar in Dubai, Ruya’s, introduced these drinks to the general public. They include an assortment of Turkish cocktails such as the Anatolian Fizz, which is a sparkling wine blended with traditional flavors.


Honey, spices, hibiscus, citrus, and mint are the primary ingredients used by their bartenders in their cocktails. In addition to serving sizzling appetizers, they also provide fine dining experiences to their visitors. 

Where to eat: Ruya at Jumeirah 

Price in INR: Rs. 15000 for two persons 

9.    Khubz (live bread-making)

Want to give fresh bread or Khubz a try at a Dubai bakery? The good news is that you can! Visit the Arabic Tea House, where you can get classic Arabic bread with fresh hummus and aubergine dip. You can see how your khubz is being baked at the Arabic Tea House; it has a glass window at their baking area, which offers a theatrical cooking experience to its customers. 

Where to eat: Arabic Tea House in Bur Dubai 

Price in INR: Rs. 5000 for two persons

10.    Arabic coffee and da

Whether you're a first-time visitor to Dubai or a 10th-time one, you must try the Arabic coffee and dates. It's part of Federal Government policy to serve complimentary Arabic coffee to tourists and in hotel foyers throughout the UAE. To enjoy the finest Arabic coffee, go to Cafe Bateel and try their qahwa specialty. It includes roasted beans, local dates, and cardamom.

Where to eat: Café Bateel at Downtown Dubai 

Price in INR: Rs. 1500 for two persons 

During the months of November to April, Dubai is a good place to visit. The Dubai Shopping Festival, which occurs annually in the winter, brings in thousands of tourists, giving life to the city. The weather is also pleasant, and you can enjoy the sights without worrying about the heat.