Is Dubai next on your bucket list? Here’s a list of 10 famous food in Dubai that will leave you craving for more. 

Dubai is a city that never sleeps. With such a glittering skyline, it’s no wonder this city is often spotted on travel blogs and weather websites. But there is so much more to Dubai than just the beautiful buildings and stunning views of Burj Khalifa, for example – its food scene. The cuisine here is extremely diverse, so find out about the 10 famous food in Dubai.

 Along with its big – big skyscraper buildings and ultra-modern lifestyles, Dubai also offers tasty and different types of food, a combination of  Iranian, Lebanese, and Arabic food that will only leave you craving for more. Dubai has something for every foodie. And the list is so long that you will be left spoilt for choice. Some dishes will even make you feel home-like as they represent the tradition of their culture.

 So now let us look at all the delicious delights that Dubai offers which will make your stomach growl with hunger. Let’s start with the most important meal of the day with the royal spread of Emirati breakfast. :-


  • They basically include bread-like Khamiri and Ragag bread, Khamiri bread is a whole wheat flour added with yeast and milk whisked together to make it extremely soft and spongy bread and Ragag Bread is wafer-thin bread Cooked on a special pan over high heat. These pieces of bread especially the ragag bread are served with the stuffing of a good amount of goat cheese and date syrup.
Khamiri Roti


  • Chebabs are the Emirati Pancakes with saffron and cardamom being the two key ingredients. You may eat them topped with cream cheese or butter and honey—but the date syrup, drizzled over this is a heavenly concoction.
famous foods in Dubai

Date Syrups

  • Dubai is one of the top 10 date palm cultivators in the world, with dates grown in royal palaces, private residences, public gardens and streets as well as commercial farms and it will not be false to say that Dubai has the best quality of date syrup available which they use heavenly over everything. A tablespoon of date syrup contains more than twice the potassium, calcium, and magnesium levels of maple syrup or honey.
Date Syrup

Baid Tamat

  • Baid Tamat is a delicious combination of scrambled eggs with tomatoes, herbs, and luxurious saffron. It tastes juicy and is often had with khamiri Bread.
Baid Tamat

The culture of Emiratis is to sit on the ground over some mat and eat together in a Baithak which is in rectangular form, it is fascinating watching and sitting with all the Emiratis and eating with them.

Persian Kebabs

  • Persian Kebabs were introduced in Global village Dubai in 2019 and since then have become the most popular dish in Dubai, You get endless varieties of kebabs here starting from chicken to mutton, they are served with big Rotis and onions and are completely mouth watering.
Persian Kebab


  • Being one of the Middle East’s most food-centric cities, it’s hardly surprising Dubai embraces the cuisines of its fellow Arabian nations. And whether you believe it was invented in Egypt or the Levant, hummus is undoubtedly one of the most unmistakable dishes from the Mena Bazar region of Dubai. Hummus Sauce is basically served with bread or with lamb chops. This sauce is basically made up of chickpeas combined with olive oil and it tastes divine.

Al Harees

  • Al Harees is one of the most traditional foods in Dubai. This popular local dish is a combination of wheat, meat, and just a pinch of salt prepared to a porridge-like consistency. It is basically taken as dinner which is really creamy and rich. One bowl of Al Harees satiates your night cravings.


  • Luqaimat is delicious dumplings that are a breeze to prepare, yet tastes so divine. Made of flour, sugar, starch, cardamom powder, and dry yeast, rolled in date syrup and sprinkled with date molasses; Luqaimat is one of the must-have traditional Arabic sweets. Luqaimat which can be translated as ‘bite-size’ in Arabic, is a sweet which comes from Qatar and is traditionally eaten in UAE.


  • The United Arab Emirates sits at the crossroads of the Middle East and Western Asia, and its cuisine reflects this blend of cultures. Balaleet is a sweet and savory dish that is the traditional breakfast in the United Arab Emirates. A popular breakfast choice, it traditionally consists of vermicelli sweetened with sugar, cardamom, rose water, and saffron, and served with an overlying egg omelet, tempting enough?


  • Maamoul is a butter cookie made with semolina flour. Its filling is made with dried fruits like figs or dates or nuts such as pistachios or walnuts and occasionally almonds. Maamoul is naturally sweetened with dates, so is healthier than cookies that have a lot of refined sugar.

What’s Next after Famous Food In Dubai 

Dubai is not only popular for its own delicacies (Emirati delicacies) but it is also famous for the cuisines of different countries may it be Indian, Persian, and Bangladeshi cuisine the countries that are flourishing and offering their best taste restaurants here. So, No one feels out of home in a matter of food when here in Dubai.

I am sure that your mouth has indeed started drooling and you must be dreaming of a Dubai Holiday for now for sure. So now don’t miss these Dubai delicacies when in the ultra-modern city of emirates DUBAI.