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With an ambience of Dubai in the 1960’s and with the taste of Authentic Emirati Cuisine, AL FANAR RESTAURANT and CAFÉ will revive the memories of Dubai when it was a small town on the shore of the Arabian Gulf. From the moment you enter the restaurant, a bewildering scene greets you to see the very relaxed mood of the time-fragments of local scenes: A Bedouin tendering his flock of camel and goats; a donkey loaded with kerosene to feed the lamps of the town, an old Land Rover just parked ready to unload the goods from a long haul; the landscape dotted with tents and barasti huts where the locals spend lazy summer nights outdoors.
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This was my first time in 10 years living in the UAE to try the local cuisine.
As soon as you enter the restaurant, you will be surprise by the design and decoration. I felt like walking in the small streets of the Heritage Village....More
We wanted to try good Emirati food and Al Fanar restaurant and Cafe was highly recommended. We were a large group and glad that we made reservations. The restaurant was full and popular. We are a lot of Lamb, Beef and sea food dishes. The...More
Walking around in the mall looking for a place to eat and found this little ( I thought) restaurant by chance. Sat by the broad walk which they had the best view and impeccable service. The food is mind blowing ... should try places in...More
After almost 10 years in Dubai, we finally got a chance to try our Emirati food at Al Fanar. When you walk up to the restaurant it seems really small and was empty. This is actually the cafe area and as you follow the hostess...More
I have never tasted Emirati cuisine at this level. very lemony and very flavourful. we had a fish mandi, a lamb mandi and some other chicken dish.
they have soup and other items to eat as well.
we had a great time and would suggest...More
We were really excited to taste some traditional Emirati food. Wow. The staff were great and food was even better. The portion of the food were huge and could not fault it. We literally rolled out of the restaurant as we had eaten that much...More
This is a lovely Emirati cafe/restaurant with some excellent decor inside, giving it a nice relaxing atmosphere to eat in. I was lucky and got a table overlooking the waterfront. The food was excellent and great service to match. I was given an excellent little...More