In Festival City, Al Fanar is the go to dining destination for expats with out of town guests hoping to sample Emirati food. With the mannequins in traditional garb and fiberglass camels, the décor smacks of a museum diorama but the grub is hearty mix of surf & turf - grilled squid, lamb stewed with dates and lentil soup (just to name a few.) Along Jumeirah Beach Road Mama Tani serves up khameer breads stuffed with sweets/meats and hot drinks made with camel milk in a modern and inviting ambiance packed with Emiratis. If camel milk is not enough, how about a camel burger? At the Local House Restaurant in Al Bastakia, camel meat is served (burger or curried) in Arabic style dining rooms. Locals are few and far between.
By Baxter Jackson, AFAR Local Expert
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Ground Floor, Dubai Festival City Mall, Near P.F.Chang's, Canal Walk - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
+971 4 232 9966
Sun - Sat 8:30am - 11:30pm