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United Arab Emirates Food

United Arab Emirates Food

To get the real taste of UAE food, there are more places to eat than one can accomplish in one visit. The range and styles are diverse for the food of UAE offering everything from local cuisine to the highest quality French produce.


UAE cuisine
The popular cuisines of UAE  reflects it Arabic heritage. Arabic food is generally a mixture of different foods and flavors. It is served with different types of bread and a huge platter of fresh salad and vegetables.

Arabic Mezze
It is usually eaten with hand and the bread is used to scoop up the food. Hot mezzes include chicken shawarma (meat from a spit kebab).

Falafel is another cuisine in UAE that one can try. It is made local from mashed chickpeas and spices and rolled into balls and generally eaten usually eaten with spicy aubergines, bread and hummus.

Kebab Kashkash
A dish of meat and spices in a tomato sauce is favorite in UAE. Some of the other local UAE cuisines include Matchbous, spiced lamb with rice, Harries, Umm ali, a type of bread pudding, Esh asarya, a kind of cheese cake with cream topping and Mahalbiya. Apart from all these due to the availability of palm trees dates are very popular and eaten fresh or dried with lots of UAE cuisines. Shawama is another Middle Eastern snack,it is a grilled Shavings of chicken or lamb mixed with salad and rolled inside Arabic breads. Coffee is also very popular.

Muslims are prohibited from eating pork so it is not included in Arab menus. Hotels frequently have substitutes such as beef sausages and veal rashers on their breakfast menus. If pork is available, it is clearly labelled as such.

It will be better for you to eat and drink in your hotel if you like to unwind with drinks and wines. Here, unlike many other cities the restaurants located outside hotel and club premises are not allowed to serve alcohol. However, the rest of the city eateries support Dubai's high standards of international cuisine. Some of the cuisines are Gulf, Middle Eastern, Arabian, Italian, Spanish, Swiss and Chinese.

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