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Best Arabic restaurants in Dubai: Aromas & flavors of the Middle-East!

Best Arabic restaurants in Dubai: Aromas & flavors of the Middle-East!



The bustling culinary landscape of Dubai, where every corner is adorned with aromas and flavors that transport you to the heart of the Middle East. In this vibrant cityscape, Arabic cuisine reigns supreme, offering a delightful fusion of tradition and innovation that captivates food enthusiasts from around the globe. 


Uncover the crème de la crème of Arabic dining establishments. From quaint eateries tucked away in hidden alleyways to lavish dining destinations boasting panoramic views of the city's skyline, we present to you the definitive guide to the best Arabic restaurants in Dubai. Sahtein!

Al Hadheerah



Amidst the Arabian desert and starlit skies, explore Al Hadheerah—an open-air Arabian theater offering live entertainment rooted in ancient Arabic cultures. Traverse a bustling souk, savoring Middle Eastern cuisine as performers entertain, bridging past and future beneath desert stars.


Timing: Daily from 7PM till 12AM

Location: Bab Al Shams Desert Resort, Al Qudra Road, Dubai

Contact: (04) 809 6100



Al Khayma Heritage Restaurant 



Step into Al Khayma Heritage Restaurant and feel the vibe of old Dubai. Tucked away in Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood, it's not just a cozy spot for a meal, but a place to soak in tradition. Al Khayma Heritage House restaurant is the perfect place to sample the exquisite Emirati cuisine.


Timing: Daily from 9AM till 12AM

Location: Historical Neighbourhood, 79 Al Mussallah Rd, Al Fahidi, Dubai

Contact: 055 180 2080



Al Mashawi Al Halabya



In the heart of this gastronomic diversity, Al Mashawi Al Halabya shines as the best restaurant in Al Barsha. It’s not just the food that makes it stand out; it’s the entire dining experience. The restaurant masterfully combines traditional Syrian flavors with a modern dining ambiance, creating a perfect symphony of taste and tradition.


Timing: Daily from 8AM till 3AM

Location: Al Barsha 1, Dubai

Contact: (04) 326 6666



Al Nafoorah



Nestled within Jumeirah Al Qasr, Al Nafoorah invites diners to indulge in authentic Lebanese cuisine amidst opulent surroundings, offering a culinary journey steeped in tradition and luxury and exquisite Lebanese Feasts: the culinary oasis treats your taste buds. Embark on a Lebanese culinary affair at Al Nafoorah, where wonders are unveiled.


Timing: Daily from 6:30PM till 8:30PM, 9:30PM - 11:30PM

Location: 1st floor , Jumeirah Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai

Contact: 800 323 232



Al Safadi Restaurant 



At The Pointe, Al Safadi Restaurant beckons with its exquisite Lebanese flavors, promising a gastronomic adventure amidst stunning waterfront views, where every bite transports diners to the heart of Beirut.


Timing: Daily from 9AM till 1AM

Location: The Pointe, The Palm Jumeirah, Dubai 

Contact: 600 500 601

Alaya Dubai



Discover Alaya Restaurant Dubai, a captivating addition to DIFC, where the vibrant flavors of the Mediterranean intertwine with Middle Eastern influences. Crafted from Evgeny Kuzin and Chef Izu's worldly adventures, it celebrates the region's richness.


Timing: Sunday till Wednesday from 12:30PM till 11:20PM & Thursday till Saturday 12:30PM till 12AM

Location: Gate Village 4, DIFC, Dubai

Contact: 604 570 6289



Bait Maryam



A true melting pot of Middle Eastern comfort food by Two-time Michelin award winner Chef Salam Dakkak. Levantine home cooking like the comfort of your own home.Named after the owner’s mother, this passionately run ‘home’ offers a warm welcome and delicious, home-style Levantine dishes cooked with love. Sit in the cool, tranquil dining room or out on the glass-enclosed lakeside terrace. The lunch ‘dish of the day & soup’ is a steal – and dessert is a must.


Timing: Monday till Thursday from 10AM till 11PM, Friday & Saturday 10AM till 11:30PM, Sunday 10AM till 10:30PM

Location: Cluster D, JLT, Dubai

Contact: 054 704 4774



Bushra by Buddha Bar



Get ready for a foodie adventure at Bushra by Buddha-Bar, with its awesome marina view. The award-winning restaurant located in Dubai Marina serves modern Middle Eastern cuisine with wonderful views of the Marina skyline. Explore their extensive beverage menu curated by their mixologist and enjoy the oriental mixes by their resident DJ in a unique yet buzzing atmosphere!


Timing: Sunday till Thursday from 6 PM till 12am, Friday 6PM till 1AM, Saturday 7PM till 1AM

Location: Grosvenor House, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Dubai Marina 

Contact: (04) 317 6556



Café Beirut



With a reminiscent stir of a city full of life, Beirut’s 1950’s golden age flourishes in Dubai within the main streets and food sections of the café, representing the Essence of the Lebanese culture. A stunning view of the Burj Khalifa can be enjoyed from the beautiful outside garden area, while a huge indoor area is enhanced by a traditional ceramic water fountain and an olive tree.


Timing: Sunday to Wednesday from 10AM till 2AM & Thursday till Saturday from 10AM till 5AM

Location: Al Murooj Complex, Downtown Dubai, Dubai

Contact: 056 575 0777



Ibn AlBahr Seafood Restaurant



Indulge in a taste of Lebanon at Ibn AlBahr, where the beachside view and delectable mezzes and grilled fish bring Lebanon's shores to Dubai. Perfect for gatherings with family or friends, it's a hidden gem on Palm Jumeirah's private beach.


Timing: Daily from 8:30AM till 1:30AM

Location: Club Vista Mare Palm Jumeriah, Dubai 

Contact: (04) 553 9575



Orfali Bros Bistro



Orfali Bros epitomizes taste, texture, and ingredients, reflecting Dubai's culinary diversity. Founded by brothers Mohammad, Wassim, and Omar, their Jumeirah restaurant crafts outstanding cuisine, organically ascending to culinary excellence. From Aleppo, Syria - they have created a genuinely unique dining experience , guiding their unpretentious bistro to the top of the Middle East & North Africa’s 50 Best Restaurants.


Timing: Daily from 12PM till 11:30PM

Location: Jumeirah, Jumeirah 1, Dubai

Contact: (04) 259 2477



From the traditional charm of age-old recipes passed down through generations to the innovative twists that push the boundaries of flavor exploration, each dining experience has been a testament to the culinary prowess and cultural richness of the Middle East. 


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