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Emiratisk mat i Dubai

Where to eat like a local and discover new Arabian flavours
Indian spices, Levantine specialties, Persian ingredients and the Bedouin lifestyle have all combined to influence the cuisine of Dubai. It is as cosmopolitan as the city’s culture. As the Dubai Food Festival turns on its burners, here’s where to go when you want a taste of tradition.

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Aseelah

Deira Creek

Aseelah

Deira Creek

This fine-dining venue set in the heart of Old Dubai offers a contemporary twist on traditional flavours in both its subtle aesthetic – think sand-inspired colours and a jute-draped Ghaf tree centre piece – and its menu. 

As well as classics such as samak (fish in gravy with spiced rice), the selection of dishes imaginatively combines indigenous ingredients with European cooking and presentation techniques. The space also boasts a separate lounge area.

Prova: Pocherad arabisk hummer med örtpilaff, ärtpuré och fänkålssallad

Kontaktuppgifter
Radisson Blu Dubai Deira Creek
+971 4 550 8327
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Logma

Boxpark

Logma

Boxpark

Located in one of Dubai’s funkiest strip malls, Boxpark, this casual café serves up authentic Khaleeji cuisine (food from the GCC region). 

The fresh, modern environment is perfect for tucking into everything from breakfast specialties such as chebab (Emirati pancakes),and khameer (flatbreads served with date syrup and cheese) to heartier dishes such as Emirati-style chicken and rice.

Lunch options include salads, signature sandwiches and that quintessentially Emirati dessert, luqaimat – sweet, crunchy dumplings best washed down with a cup of karak chai (milky tea)

Try: Balaleet: sweet vermicelli with saffron omelette 

Kontaktuppgifter
Boxpark
+971 800 56462
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Seven Sands

The Beach

Seven Sands

The Beach

Denna eleganta restaurang har ett underbart läge vid vattnet i Jumeirah Beach Residence och hyllar de sju emiraten både i sitt namn och den arabiska inredningen. Traditionella och nygjorda rätter som känns lätta och kreativa kommer till borden, fast portionsstorleken håller sig till rötterna... Den är generös! Efter en rejäl måltid kan du gå upp på övervåningen till den rymliga terrassen för en kopp te med utsikt över stranden. 

Prova:  Aishu laham: ris med långkokt lamm, som smaksatts med torkad lime och saffran

Kontaktuppgifter
The Beach, Dubai Marina
+971 4 551 6652
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Local Bites

Umm Suqeim

Local Bites

Umm Suqeim

Recently reopened after a refurbishment, this cosy Jumeirah café is where you’ll find modern Dubai on a plate thanks to the funky fusion dishes on offer. Stuffed parathas, for instance, reflect the popularity of this Indian flatbread among Emiratis and residents. Other examples include the Jumeirah khameer sandwich (Emirati bread with marinated chicken) and achar pasta (pasta with pickle). If this is too adventurous, you’ll find more traditional favourites on the menu alongside delectable desserts, milkshakes – which locals love – and specially brewed coffees. 


Try: Baith al tamait: fresh scrambled eggs with tomatoes and parsley

Kontaktuppgifter
Umm Suqeim 1, Jumeirah Beach Road
+971 4 388 3659
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Al Fanar

Dubai Festival City

Al Fanar

Dubai Festival City

Denna uppslukande restaurang finns på flera platser runtom i Förenade Arabemiraten och erbjuder troget återskapande av det gamla Arabien med en rustik inredning, inklusive traditionella vindtorn, gammaldags lyktor och beduinstatyer i naturlig storlek. Här finns en varierande meny, med emiratiska klassiker såsom balalit (söta nudlar) och jesheed (haj med arabiska kryddor), så Al Fanar erbjuder en äkta arabisk matupplevelse. 

Prova: Shorbat adas: linssoppa

Kontaktuppgifter
Jumeirah Town Centre eller Dubai Festival City
+971 600 524646
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Siraj

Souk Al Bahar

Siraj

Souk Al Bahar

Imposing arches, Arabic calligraphy and horse sculptures all come together to evoke an Arabian Nights-style ambience at this Downtown venue. The food is a modern reimagining of Emirati-Levantine flavours, from the warm date and kale salad; lobster kibbeh (stuffed savoury dough balls); chicken biryani, served in a flatbread parcel; or mouhalabiya (Lebanese milk pudding) served with with 24- karat gold honey. 

Try:
  Grilled saffron prawns 
Kontaktuppgifter

Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai
+971 4 5136207

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SMCCU

Emirati breakfast

SMCCU

Emirati breakfast

Located in Al Fahidi, the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding (SMCCU) is a great place to sample the full variety of authentic Emirati cuisine while learning about the local culture at the same time. Through its regular program of tours and lectures, visitors can tuck into breakfast, lunch or dinner while relaxing on the cushioned floor in the courtyard of the centre’s beautiful merchant house. Dishes are prepared using age-old recipes, thus preserving the traditions and customs of the Bedouin meal.

Try: Traditional Arabic coffee



Discover Dubai’s most unique dining experiences and indulge in the best food we have to offer at the Dubai Food Festival.


Kontaktuppgifter
House 26, Al Mussallah Road, Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood
+971 4 353 6666