The United Arab Emirates is a melting pot of cultures and cuisines. If you’re a foodie, this city is definitely a place to visit. International flavors, but if what you’re looking for is more traditional Emirati cuisine, here are some must-try dishes and delicacies that will leave an unforgettable impression on your taste buds.
This is a traditional Emirati dish made from spiced rice and meat (usually chicken or lamb). A comforting, flavorful dish often served at special occasions and celebrations.
Another traditional Emirati dish, harry’s is a porridge-like dish made with wheat and meat. A hearty dish perfect for cold winter nights.
This is a popular street food in Dubai and can be found at most food trucks and street vendors. It is made from marinated and grilled meat (usually chicken or lamb) and served in a wrap with vegetables and sauce.
These are meatballs made from ground meat (usually beef or lamb) and a mixture of spices. Often served with a yogurt-based sauce, they can be found in many Middle Eastern restaurants.
Usually served on special occasions such as weddings and Eid, this dish is made with a whole roasted camel stuffed with rice, spices and sometimes lamb or chicken.
Dubai is known for its sweet treats and there are plenty of options. Some popular options include baklava (phyllo pastry stuffed with nuts and honey), luqaimat (dumplings made with dough and syrup), and balareto (vermicelli pudding with rosewater and saffron).
A staple of Middle Eastern cuisine, it can range from sweet and soft to dry and chewy, making it a great way to end a meal with sweet notes.
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