5 Decade Old Cafes You Need To Visit In Dubai

by Deeplata Garde

Visiting vintage cafes in any city gives major nostalgic vibes or a feeling of sensing the particular place’s history. Generations invest their time, sweat and money to cultivate a benchmark by serving food to people. So this weekend, try visiting this list of old cafes in Dubai. You will observe how old people would visit and enjoy the meals bringing their younger ones to make them experience how it felt back then.

5 Decades Old Cafes In Dubai


Jamarik is one of the oldest eateries in the city. It opened in 1968 and is still operational in Bur Dubai’s Meena Bazaar neighbourhood. Before the UAE was united, the restaurant resided inside the Dubai Customs building. The current proprietor of the restaurant is Rashid, a native of Kerala. The restaurant initially opened to feed Dubai Customs employees. The place serves fast food and the best Kerala dishes to savour.

The cafeteria afterwards relocated to the Meena Bazaar area, where it has resided for the past 45 years. Rashid replaced a relative who was leaving Dubai and took over the eatery.

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2.Karachi Darbar-1973

What began as a modest business in the Deira byways has grown into a franchise of 28 restaurants that targets the middle-class population with its excellent but reasonably priced cuisine. Karachi Darbar, a favourite among cab drivers and other low-wage employees, provides high-quality meals at costs that are affordable to all societal groups.


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One location that has provided the warmth and comfort of a homeland for 37 years is Bur Dubai’s Kwality Restaurant. The eatery is a well-known landmark in Dubai. It recently shifted its distinctive style of customer service and delectable cuisine to Al Barsha.

The Kwality Restaurant has enjoyed enormous popularity among the Indian and local populace since it opened in 1978. Vijay Bahl, a brilliant businessman, was the name behind the restaurant on Khalid Bin Waleed Street. The restaurant continues to wow guests with its famed malai fish, seekh kebabs, saagwala koftas, and other specialities.


Ravi is a pocket-friendly eatery in Dubai. The inexpensive restaurant has been open since 1978, when Satwa saw the opening of its first location. Thousands of customers, including Snoop Dogg, Ryan Tedder of One Republic, and several Bollywood, Hollywood, and sports stars, have taken advantage of its affordable, traditional Pakistani food. Additionally, it is a popular tourist spot in the UAE and a must-visit location for most tourists.


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5.Special Ostadi-1978

In the UAE, Al Ustad Special Kabab is well-known. The eatery in Mankhool, Dubai, which Mohammed Ali Ansari founded 42 years ago, is well-known for its yoghurt-marinated chicken and mutton kebabs. The welcoming family who runs it makes it a favourable place to visit. The eatery is photo-covered for décor.

These images honour the diner’s long history and show numerous Bollywood and Iranian celebrities and the Iranian aristocracy who have eaten there.


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