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Cuisine and Dining
The holy month of Ramadan may mean fasting from sunrise to sunset, but that doesn't put Dubai's love for food on the back burner. If anything, when the fast breaks at iftar and the hours that follow it, feasts and treats fill the scene. Whether you try your hand at a new recipe or order in, bring restaurant-grade flavours into your home.
Fill up on good food and deeds with this special Ramadan round up of online cooking demos, order-in offers and opportunities to give back.
Dubai's love for food is legendary, and the culinary scene is constantly evolving. Get inspired by the melting pot of cultures that call this city home so whether you try your hand at a new recipe or order in, you can bring restaurant-grade flavours into your home.
Fill up on plates from around the world
Chic, homey and with an eye for wholesome, Circle Café is one of Dubai's favourite stops for fresh and flavourful cuisine. If you've been craving dishes from their geography-spanning menu, you're in luck. Order in and treat the family to favourites including Japanese-style Katsu Curry, honey soya-dressed Crunchy Chicken Noodle Salad or their hearty Mexican Chili Con Carne Bowl.
A sweet deal from London Dairy Cafe
Hands up if you believe dessert is the best part of any meal. For anyone that doesn't, London Dairy Cafe is making a strong case with their special menu. Joining the ranks of the restaurant's light and spongy Saffron Classic Vanilla and Pistachio cakes is a delightful Rose Milk cake soaked in creamy, rose-flavoured sauce to match. Or, get a boost with the brand new Cascara Spritzer, a caffeine-based drink that pays homage to the Middle East's ancient heritage. This energy drink uses the dried skin of a coffee cherry – or cascara – which is rich in antioxidants, hydrating and was a staple in the daily prayer rituals of the past.
If you're feeling extra kind, gift loved ones around Dubai one of London Dairy's cakes like the decadent Royal Chocolate packed with crunchy caramelized hazelnut paste or the rich Arabic pistachio cake topped with roasted kunafa.
Cook up a Japanese feast
Impress your family by whipping a meal straight out of Wagamama's menu. UAE’s Executive Chef Shiyas Kareem is hosting online cooking video sessions for children and adults, so you can make signature dishes to elevate your kitchen prowess. Sessions take place on Wagamama UAE's Instagram channel every other Wednesday from 3pm to 4pm for children who want to try recipes such as mini yaki soba, and 6pm to 7pm for adults looking for more complex dishes like spicy Prawn Firecrackers.
Master a five-star meal
The culinary heroes behind local hotspot Folly By Nick & Scott in Madinat Jumeirah are divulging top kitchen secrets on their Instagram. In partnership with What's On Dubai, Gordon Ramsey-trained chefs Nick Alvis and Scott Price are hosting masterclasses on how to make scrumptious British fare such as traditional fish and chips, rosemary focaccia and mushroom risotto straight from their personal cookbooks. Add some world-class flavour to dinner to impress your loved ones, and keep expanding your culinary portfolio at home.
Once in a while, everyone deserves a chance to sit back and let dinner handle itself. If you're not sure what you're craving in the evening, turn to local delivery platforms such as Careem NOW, Talabat, Zomato or Deliveroo for access to a limitless virtual cafeteria that delivers within the hour. From Japanese to Emirati cuisine and all-day breakfast to late night snacking, whatever you're in the mood for, you'll find it on any one of these food apps. Get in the mood for Micheline-starred dumplings from Din Tai Fung in Al Ghurair, available on Careem NOW, or add a touch of local taste with traditional Emirati food (we recommend lamb harees) from Jumeirah's Karak House on Deliveroo.
Dubai Corporation of Tourism & Commerce Marketing