Dishing Out Iranian Food Since 1984, Shabestan Middle East Is The Oldest Persian Restaurant In Dubai

by Anupriya Mishra

Persian cuisine is known for its flavourful dishes including delicious kebabs that are sure to make anybody’s mouth water. However, did you know there is a gorgeous restaurant in Dubai called Shabestan Middle East, which has been dishing out mouthwatering Iranian cuisine since 1984? Well, if you are also craving some good old Persian Cuisine, this is just the place where you would want to drop by.

Shabestan Middle East Has Been Serving Iranian Cuisine Since 1984


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Dishing out drool-worthy Iranian cuisine, Shabestan Middle East is a beautiful restaurant that’s located at the Lemon Tree Hotel in Jumeirah. Offering authentic Persian cuisine, the guests at Shabestan Middle East are going to fall in love with the restaurant’s range of delightful dishes. However, before we dive into their delicious range of offerings, one must take some time to appreciate the wonderfully done-up interiors. White walls, decked with ethnic blue motifs, are complimented perfectly by comfy-looking chairs with wooden tables that feature marble artwork, giving this place an eclectic vibe.

What About Its Interiors?


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It’s worth mentioning that the pretty decorated eatery makes you feel as if you have stepped into an upscale restaurant on the streets of Iran. As it happens, the restaurant has several hotspots where you will want to take some Instagrammable pictures. After all, they act as a perfect backdrop! For instance, the library, the private dining table, or even the royal throne, these pretty hotspots are certainly going to leave you awestruck with their beauty. As it happens, the exquisite artwork only seems to enhance the beauty of the restaurant.

A Menu Featuring Popular Persian Delights!


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So, once you have managed to take your eyes away from the mesmerising interior, you are going to want to take a look at their carefully curated menu that features some of the most popular Iranian dishes. Featuring a sensorial overload, you might want to try delectable options, such as Nargesi, Mirza Ghasemi, Chelo Kubideh, Mahi Kebab, Fesenjan, and Ghormeh Sabzi. Since any meal is rather incomplete without some flavourful drinks, you might want to try Persian drinks, such as Khak Shir and Dough. And once you’re done eating to your heart’s content, you will certainly want to end your meal on a sweet note with their equally decadent desserts. Offering delightful options, such as Bastani Akbar Mashti and Umm Ali, these desserts are certainly going to leave you feeling satiated.

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Doesn’t it all sound like a recipe for a perfect meal? Well, go ahead and treat yourself to a king-like feast!

Where: Al Wasl Road, Jumeirah Street, Jumeirah, Al Safa, Dubai
When: 12 pm to 11:45 pm
Cost for two: AED400

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