5 Iconic Restaurants In Dubai Every Tourist Must Visit

Iconic Restaurants In Dubai
by Deeplata Garde
by Deeplata Garde 267

One of the world’s major culinary centres in Dubai. It should not be surprising that Dubai has a diverse dining scene given that it welcomes tourists from all over the world. They’re pulled in by its extravagant splendour. It includes a fantastic range of international cuisines. The city has received an astonishing scattering of stars since the Michelin guide debuted earlier this year. So if you plan to visit Dubai anytime we have a curated list of iconic restaurants in Dubai to try.

5 Iconic Restaurants In Dubai

1. Golden Dragon


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Since 1976, Golden Dragon has been Dubai’s most well-known name for serving exquisite Chinese cuisine. The excellent Chinese menu and welcoming atmosphere helped it become well-known among the locals. Garlic Chilli Chicken, Schezwan Chicken Fried Rice, Dragon Wrap Prawns, and Dragon Chicken Dumplings are dishes we suggest trying. Put your foot forward in the direction of this eatery if you’re in need of Chinese food in Dubai.

Where: Karama, Dubai
When:12 pm to 11 pm
Cost:AED 160

2. Arabian Tea House


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Enjoying your cup of gahwa while surrounded by turquoise benches, white rattan chairs, lace curtains, and lovely flowers will instantly take you to the old neighbourhood of Dubai. This 20-year-old, instagrammable caf offers more than 150 different kinds of tea. We suggest you try Harees, Kahwa, and Lahm Majboos. They also serve types of biryani if you prefer them.

Where: Al Fahidi
When: 7 am to 11 pm
Cost:AED 225

3. Bait Al Mandi

Take pleasure in a variety of Yemeni and Emirati delicacies. The network of restaurants located all around Dubai is the ideal place for lunch or dinner because of its succulent meat entrees and wide selection of appetisers and desserts. Fresh juices are particularly noteworthy, offering a wide variety to cool off on the hottest days. Comfortable but simple d cor. Definitely try Chicken/Fresh Mutton Mandi.

Where: Al Muraqqabat
When: 10 am to 1 am
Cost: AED 135

4. Al Ustadi Special Kebabs

The celeb favourite kebab corner in Dubai is the talk of the town. Ustadi commenced in 1978 and is known to be the ‘ King of Kebab’. The aroma is a game changer that will drag you inside the eatery. It is hard to resist we assure you. Feeling messed up to pick one dish to eat? We understand the difficulty so we have a few recommendations. Try their Mix Grill Platter, Mixed Rice apart from the juicy Kebabs.

Also Read: These 11 Dubai Restaurants Have Been Awarded With Prestigious Michelin Star

Where:  Mankhool, Dubai
When: 5:30 pm to 1 am
Cost: AED 90

5. Karachi Darbar

From having 21 branches across UAE, this 49-year-old restaurant is Emirate residents’ favourite eatery to go to. The place serves multiple cuisines like Pakistan, Seafood, Indian, Chinese and Barbeque. We tried Chicken Spring Rolls, Chicken Fried Rice, and Mixed Grill.

Where: Muteena, Dubai
When: 5 am to 2:30 am
Cost: AED 100

So if you are a regular Dubai visitor or a novice, you should not miss these restaurants.

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  • An innovative damsel who lives in the moment is mostly found in a corner lost in the world of books. Deeplata Garde is all sass, a complete foodie but a fussy one, and wears her heart on her sleeve. Finding her solace around gushing shores she loves to immerse in sunsets on beaches.