Tuck Into Traditional Arabic Delicacies At Bait Al Nakhla In The Retreat Palm Dubai

by Vaishnavi Venkataraman
Tuck Into Traditional Arabic Delicacies At Bait Al Nakhla In The Retreat Palm Dubai

The next time you head to The Retreat Palm Dubai, you’re in for a pleasant surprise. Foodies can indulge in traditional Arabic delicacies at Bait Al Nakhla, a brand new Emirati restaurant. Guests can expect a host of traditional delicacies against a backdrop of oriental melodies.

Bait Al Nakhla

Once at the restaurant, guests are treated to local dates and a unique incense-like welcome drink made from rose water and Arabic coffee. Following the welcome, guests are given a hint into the extensive array of Arabic traditional dishes. The menu includes cold mezze, hot appetizers, followed by dishes inspired by the Arabian Peninsula.

For the mains, expect slow-grilled camel meat, grilled chicken, all served with traditionally cooked rice, salads and sauces. The lip-smacking journey culminates with Arabic-style desserts including saffron cake, and Baklava.

The Majlis Corner

There’s also a Majlis- a corner dedicated to serving tea, coffee and dates. The Majlis corner takes you back to the good old days where the whole family would join and rejoice in traditional Majlis arrangements at home. Decorated with traditional lights and carpet, the interiors and the approach to serving dishes depicts the rich Arab heritage and traditions.

Celebrating the launch of the newest addition of the Palm area, visitors and residents of Bait Al Nakhla can enjoy special opening offers:

  • A sharing style dinner at for AED 175 per person (below 6 – dining for free and 50% discount for children between 6 and 12 years) including both cold and hot mezze, main dishes, desserts as well as refreshments, tea and coffee.
  • An overnight stay with sharing dinner for AED 350 per person, when they book directly from The Retreat Palm Dubai. Offer valid only until 20 May 2020.

Besides, Bait Al Nakhla will also treat its female guests with weekly entertainment shows including the hand henna service. The restaurant opens daily for lunch from 12.30 pm until 5 pm, and for dinner from 7 pm until 11 pm.

What Else?

Meanwhile, if you’re a fan of Arabic cuisine, Dubai has a lot to offer. Here is our pick of the top Arabic food that a visitor must try in Dubai

1. Mandi

Arabian Mandi
Credits: bayut.com

Mandi- a slow-cooked aromatic rice dish prepared with lamb or chicken and mildly flavored Arabian spices. Originating from Yemen, the dish is incredibly popular among the residents thanks to its soft textured meat and flavorful rice. Mandi is slow-cooked for hours in the ground owing to which it gets its rich taste. With restaurants and Arabic food corners across the country serving this delicacy, Restaurants like Marahabani offer a variety of Mandis under AED 50.

Address: Hor Al Anz, Jumeirah, Deira
Timings: 12 noon to 11 PM
Price: Chicken Mandi starts from 25 AED, Lamb Mandi starts from 45 AED
Contact: 04 2660664

Also Read: Top Five Places That Serve The Best Mandi In Dubai

2. Manakeesh

Manakeesh- Arabic food
Credits: Manoushe Street/ Facebook

Manakeesh, also known as Manoushe, is the Pizza of Arabia. Loaded with various toppings, ranging from the good old Zaatar or Labneh to Cheese and Egg; these pies are easy eats. Additionally, they come in multiple combinations of toppings. This allows the eaters to indulge in wholesome and tasty meals. Affordably priced ranging from AED 8 to AED 20 at Manoushe Street; Manakeesh is a hot favorite when it comes to Arabic food in Dubai.

Where: Across Dubai
Timings: 6:30am – 5:30pm
Cost: AED 105 for two
Contact: 04 5260398

Also Read: 5 Places To Get The Cheesiest Manakish In Town

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