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traditional meal in Dubai


My plan is to visit Dubai very soon so I am very interested in their traditional food. Could you please suggest me what to eat in Dubai.

It doesn't have to be delicious, rather amusing to taste.

thank you, bye


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1. Re: traditional meal in Dubai

Hi there, Norafora

I don't think the UAE has any traditional cuisine restaurants, think the closest you'll get is Lebanese and there are loads of really good value Lebanese restaurants all over the place.

I guess the only place you'd get traditional food is in an Emirati home, but I could well be wrong.

Come on you guys out there - if you do know of anywhere then we'd love to know, too!

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2. Re: traditional meal in Dubai

There are plenty of Persian/Iranian restaurants around, my favourite is Shabestan in Radison SAS.(old Intercon)

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3. Re: traditional meal in Dubai

The UAE is open to vast variety of Middle Eastern cuisine from Lebanonese to Iranian. Therefore the UAE is a mix of traditional foods from within the Middle East Region/Asia/Indian (sub-contenetial).

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4. Re: traditional meal in Dubai

Bakastia Nights , traditional regional food in a traditional building, and when youre fit to burst you can have a walk along the creek

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5. Re: traditional meal in Dubai

If you are traveling in the next 8 days then you can enjoy a traditional Iftar Dinner (breaking of the fast during Ramadan). I ate at the Hilton Jumeirah in their Iftar tent and for 85 AED, it was great. Granted pretty traditional Lebanese type food but very good.

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Great! Thank you for all of this information.

I 'll send you postcards guys!

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