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“Good decoration.. Average food”

Al Fanar Restaurant And Cafe
Ranked #622 of 9,756 Restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $14 - $20
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed July 27, 2013

We had lunch in Al Fanar last June. We enjoyed the atmosphere and the decoration was excellent. However the food was not up to the expectation (Maybe it was our luck that day!). The price was fairly acceptable and the portions were generous. The ideal order will be for sharing instead of individual orders.

This was the only local restaurant I tried, hence no other option to recommend it for people who asks for a local taste.

Generally, the experience was great and we enjoyed our time there. It is an attraction more than a restaurant.

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Reviewed June 24, 2013

excellent food and service in quite authentic surroundings. It is really local food, unpretentious and authentic

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1  Thank JPHDubai
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Reviewed May 23, 2013

A must go, to every visitor who wants to get to know the traditional emirate experience.
Authentic national foods, very good prices, traditional decoration, real emirate spirit.
If you are visiting Dubai in a cool season, it is better to sit even outside.

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Reviewed March 17, 2013

I visited this restaurant two times in one week it is a lovely place with old emirate decoration and local emirate cuisine, the prices is very good............................................

1  Thank Raed M
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

I love to eat al fresco, the night was perfect. the food too much but very good, from the starters and soup until the sweets. Good spiced food but not hot, just a good balance. No wine or beer available, so please choose the limonade with mint.The service and staff was friendly and efficient.

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Thank antonio c
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