Travel and Tours

Must-try Foods in Dubai

Discovering the cuisine of the country that you are visiting is one of the key elements of traveling. You can discover new tastes, new recipes and take them with you. It is no secret that the Middle Eastern cuisine is tasty and diverse, to say the least. To visit Dubai and not take a food tour is unforgivable. Forget about fries and pasta for a while, enjoy the unique cuisine of Dubai. In case you need some help with figuring out what to try, stay with me because I identified some of the dishes that you have to try in Dubai. Enjoy!

Chicken Shawarma

You are in the Middle East and the first thing you should try is Shawarma. It is very much like kebab but with more ingredients. I should warn you that eating a shawarma can get a little messy so watch out for that. Wonderful, delicious and fast option for lunch.


I know it is not the first thing that comes to your mind when I say food but it’s a popular dish in Dubai. Stuffed camels are easy to find in restaurants. The chef stuffs the camel with herbs and spices and then roasts it for richer flavors.



It is the Dubai style adaption of pizzas. It is basically a flatbread stuffed with exotic ingredients like salty Akkawi cheese, earthy zaatar herbs, olive oil or with creamy sour labneh and sweet jam, eggs, and minced lamb. The contradicting toppings give the manousheh a unique taste.


Al Machboos

If you love rice then this dish is going to be your favorite. Rice with onion, meat, and incredible Middle Eastern spices, will soon become your favorite dish. It is perfect for dinner, accompanied by salads and yogurt raita.


Dubai is a heaven for those who live for sweets. The vast variety of desserts will leave anyone speechless. The list of must-tries reaches eternity but for this article, we picked the most famous ones:

  • Luqaimat – small deep-fried balls made of butter, milk, sugar, flour, saffron, and cardamom.
  • Knafeh – made of gooey sweet cheese, this pastry is considered the queen of Arabian deserts. Add some rose-scented syrup, sprinkle chopped pistachios and be ready to taste the sweetest cake ever.
  • Mahalabiya – another miracle of rosewater and pistachios is this pudding. A perfect breakfast to kick off the day.


Dubai is a source of delicious dishes and desserts. Try one new thing a day and fall in love with the Arabian cuisine.