Must-try dishes when visiting ‘the golden city’
Manousheh - local pizza, is the perfect choice for a tasty breakfast. This is a simple flat slice of baked dough, filled with delicious kinds of toppings like salty Akkawi cheese, zaatar herb and olive oil. It is advertised as the best street food in Dubai. This dish is often served with sweet jam and minced lamb.
2. Chelo Kebab
If you are looking for an iconic dish in Dubai, try Chelo Kebab. Chelo Kebab is one of the most prominent names in Dubai's must-try list.
3. Al Harees
The dish consists of wheat, meat and a pinch of salt, combined with a few hours in the pressure cooker. Al Harees is often enjoyed during the festival Ramadan, Eid and in weddings. This is one of the defining dishes in Dubai.
4. Al Machboos
Rice, onions, and meat, seasoned with spices such as salt and dried lemon create this extremely attractive dish. If you skip this dish’s unique flavor, you should really get back there.
5. Kousa Mahshi
Kousa Mahshi is a classic food of Dubai. It is made of squash or zucchini stuffed with meat and rice. This dish has received many positive reviews from tourists.
6. Shirin Polo
Shirin Polo includes basmati rice cooked with carrots, grapes, raisins, chicken and nuts. If you are searching for a special vegetarian dish in this prosperous city, then Shirin Polo is certainly a dream food choice.
Fatteh has three layers, green beans and eggplants on a bread ground, and last but not least is some topping of yogurt and tahini sauce. Many people enjoy Fatteh with some chili powder and pine nuts.
8. Shish Tawook
Served as a traditional kebab, Shish Tawook tastes better when being enjoyed with sandwiches. You can find this dish available in many other parts of the world, including India and Pakistan.
Falafel, is a crispy fried ball made of green beans or fava beans. This is an example of typical Dubai dishes that people would love to have a bite. You can have falafel with bread for a special dining experience.
10. Lahem Bl Ajin
Also known as Arabic Pizza, Lahem Bl Ajin is Lebanon's excellent flat-baked pizza with very spicy meat covering on top. This dish is usually served with cayenne peppers, lemon juice or tabasco sauce.
Known as the queen of Arabian desserts, Knafeh is a cheese pie. As a combination of rose essence and chopped pistachio, this traditional dish of Dubai is loved by many tourists. Knafeh is not only one of Dubai's best foods but also famous in other Middle Eastern places.
By: Chris Stewart