The best Middle Eastern bites to try in Dubai
Where will you find us over Eid al-Adha? It’s highly likely we’ll be ringing in the occasion at our favourite restaurants in the company of fellow foodies, family and friends.
Check out our round-up of the highest-ranking Middle Eastern and Turkish eateries to try during this particular time in Dubai.
BESH Turkish Kitchen
Piping hot flatbreads and other Turkish food faves await at BESH Turkish Kitchen
Unless you happen to be staying at Sheraton Dubai Mall of the Emirates, you may not yet have tried BESH Turkish Restaurant, which sits on the 5th floor of the 5-star hotel.
A hidden gem set away from the hustle and bustle of the mall’s main shopping halls, this elegant eatery has become a local hit with those in the know thanks to its modern twist on traditional Turkish cuisine.
Menu must-try: We think everyone should sample their decadent pide flatbreads topped with layers of melted cheese, veggies, and meat. Think of it as a Turkish take on pizza.
BESH Turkish Kitchen, Level 5, Sheraton Dubai Mall of the Emirates
Satisfy your carnivore cravings with shawarmas at Azkadenya in Mall of the Emirates
Located just a skip away from VOX Cinema, moviegoers, often flood to Azkadenya pre- or post-film to load up on the restaurant’s contemporary Middle Eastern cuisine.
The quirky, colourful interiors set the ideal tone for a chilled evening meal with loved ones, and trust us, you won’t be left disappointed by the artful Arabic bites.
The food at Azkadenya has proved such a hit! The brains behind the restaurant are soon to open two more international outlets. Watch this space and book in for a meal straight away.
Menu must-try: The chef’s Beef Shawarmas al Fahem is melt-in-your-mouth delicious.
Azkadenya, Level 2, Mall of the Emirates
Al Hallab Restaurant & Sweets
There’s something for everyone at Al Hallab in Dubai
Known for its mouth-watering meaty grills, popular chain Al Hallab serves up authentic Lebanese fare in a casual setting in the mall.
If you’re visiting in a big group, dine family-style and order plenty of sharing platters piled high with mezzes, pastries, stuffed lamb and their signature mixed grill.
Menu must-try: Finish your feast on a sweet note by ordering a selection of the kitchen’s homemade assorted baklava stuffed with fine nuts.
Al Hallab Restaurant & Sweets, Level 1, Mall of the Emirates