A Guide to Dubai’s Cuisine

Dubai gives you every reason to love it. It’s got all kinds of luxuries, great hotels, shopping facilities, and almost everything else that could make a place look great. However, one quality can sometimes go unnoticed; food. Dubai offers a huge number and variety of delicious cuisines, which are sure to offer you an experience you might never have expected.

The place offers some really nice food, but getting to try it all would probably take you a lifetime. This is why we’ve decided to create a small guide that lists some of the best cuisines of Dubai.

Stuffed Camel

This one’s pretty huge. Stuffed Camel has been mentioned as one of the biggest dishes in the Guinness Book of World Records, and this massive and delicious dish can be seen getting served in bedouin ceremonies and huge events. The recipe involves stuffing sheep, eggs, chicken, and fish inside a whole camel. It really is something.


 Also known as ta’amia in the Middle East, this dish is really popular in the area and is a common snack. It’s prepared by combining chickpeas with various spices, and is usually served as a side dish. This mouth-watering dish is sure to have its taste lock itself inside your head.


A Guide to Dubai's Cuisine

Ghuzi is a really popular dish in Dubai’s restaurants. It’s made from an entire roasted lamb served on top of rice, along with nuts and vegetables. It’s worth being termed as the pride of the locals, and tastes way better than anything you might have ever had before.


This dish’s made from stew, rice, tomatoes, and spiced lamb. Like many gulf dishes, it uses dried lime as seasoning, and includes a specific mixture of spices, which assigns matchbous its taste.


Dubai has something for everyone; and this is a dish for vegetarians. Tabbouleh is a vegetarian variant of the Arabian cuisine, and is a salad made of cucumber, tomatoes, and green onions, seasoned with lemon juice and fresh mint. This dish is great if you’ve been trying to restrict your diet, but also need something great enough to eat.


Shawarma is one of the most famous and favorite dishes that can be found in Dubai, and has gained the huge popularity across Asia for a good reason. It is made from chicken or lamb meat, pickle, fries, various vegetables, and garlic sauce. It carries a perfect combination of taste, which explains why it’s one of the most popular dishes around the area.


The next on our list is just a dip, but it certainly deserves a mention. Hummus is a really popular dip in the Middle East, and is made from chickpeas, lemon juice, tahini paste, olive oil, salt, and garlic. It is usually served with pita bread and as a dip with various other cuisines.

Al Harees

Al Harees is prepared by mixing some salt, wheat, and meat together and cooking the mixture until it’s done. It’s served after getting baked for several hours, and can me modified in many ways to meet your preference.

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