As is the case throughout the Middle East, shawarma is a tremendously popular street food in Abu Dhabi
. From Flame and Bake to Shish Shawerma, there are plenty of chains to sate your craving for spiced chicken and lamb shaved from upright spits. But Shawarma Time sets itself apart from the worthy competition in two ways. First, it has managed to take what can be a greasy treat—a pita sandwich with oily spiced meat, pickles, sauce, and French fries—and has conjured from that some healthier versions with a fraction of the fat and all of the savory flavor. Second, Shawarma Time occasionally hosts specialty-food events. That means you can get shawarma made with rooster, rabbit, or even camel meat! Just check the calendar on its website and be sure not to miss its unique spins on a Middle East classic.