Dubai is one of the most exciting destinations for food, as it offers a vast multi-cultural cuisine, with flavors from all over the world. Wanting to satisfy the excessive demands of the visitors, Dubai is constantly importing Michelin-level chefs, who offer dishes of unique taste. In the city there are more than 2,000(!) restaurants that cover all tastes and budgets.
The local cuisine is mainly inspired by Asian and Middle-Eastern dishes. This means that you get to try flavors from India to the North Korean cuisine. Traditional dishes include many spices, while they refrain from pork, opting for the meat of chicken, camel, goat and calf. For a nice meal at a restaurant you will pay 30-50€ per person with wine (if alcohol is offered), while for a quick and filling sandwich you will pay 3-5€. Do not leave Dubai without having tried Harees (meat with wheat), Thereed (Stew with vegetables and spices), Machboos (rice with meat and a variety of spices), the traditional Luqaimat dessert (like the Greek “loukoumades”) and the unusual dessert with noodles, eggs and sugar that listens to the name Balaleet. Finally, do not miss the chance to try the camel burger, as well as drink their most nutritious milk!
Notes: a) Most restaurants are parts of hotels. The reason for this is so that they can serve alcohol, as its sale is allowed only inside hotels. b) You will find Arabic food in the street (street food), as well as in houses of the non-secular areas Al Fahidi, Al Karama, Al Muraqqabat and others.