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Al Fanar Restaurant And Cafe

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings

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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.
$14 - $20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Middle Eastern, Arabic
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available
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Reviewed today via mobile

Perfect view nice staff amazing place wide option of food traditional emarati resturant We enjoyed every moment

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank mohanada266
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Jay_Ramanjooloo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank gtiongco
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank FreshprinceofBA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank dubaifoodie1974
Reviewed January 16, 2019

nice location, good food and service. The fresh fish counter is nice and the fish looked fresh, but having to wait 30 minutes to cook 10 shrimps was a little too long in a half full restaurant.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank threehens
Reviewed December 10, 2018

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

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank fahym
Reviewed November 27, 2018 via mobile

It was an good experience the emarati food was very nice the service was excellent overall it was an good experience

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Traveler66118580698
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Josh C
Reviewed October 11, 2018

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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank coling549
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