Eat Like a Local in Dubai

There are some fantastic places to eat around Dubai and thanks to a largely expat population there are plenty of different types of cuisines for any visitor to try. Dubai is really a foodies dream destination. Eating like a local can be pretty easy in Dubai, if you know how to navigate around the culturally diverse city. Here’s a roadmap to get your foodie dreams started in Dubai and a helpful guide to help you navigate to the best local spots in Dubai to delve into some delicious eats.


Let’s begin with Breakfast:


If you are looking for a place to eat a wonderful breakfast and to get an insight into Emirati culture, look no further than the Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Center for Cultural Understanding. They offer breakfast every Wednesday morning, you will need to sign up in advance, but you will be able to ask anything you would like to know about the culture, while enjoying a traditional breakfast.


If you want to look for something local, yet international, you can pick from a variety of breakfasts that include Indian, Egyptian, Mexican or Chinese styl. Some of the best options for international breakfast include paratha from North India at a place called Paratha King, where there are about 101 different types to choose from. Huevos Rancheros are a great option for those seeking a Mexican style breakfast, these can be found at the great local restaurant, Bystro.


On a Budget?


If you are a foodie on a budget, there are plenty of places to get some really great eats in Dubai. Many of the budget eats come from the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia. There are plenty of places to get great plates of curry and biryanis. There are also restaurants that serve pizza or sushi at reasonable prices. Budget-friendly restaurants range from chain restaurants or hole in the wall restaurants, no matter where you go you are sure to find some amazing foods and flavors from a variety of international cultures.


The Frying Pan Food Tours:


Yes. You can take a food tour around Dubai. This is a perfect way to experience the local food scene in Dubai. The Frying Pan Food Tour will take about three to four hours, where a guide will take you to the backstreets of Dubai for some truly wonderful eats. There are themed tours that are available and the group sizes are small, so don’t worry about feeling too overwhelmed. The tour will give you an authentic look at the food and dining culture in Dubai, while also giving you the opportunity to expand your palate and try foods that may not have tried otherwise.


Anywhere you go in Dubai you will find some seriously good food. Whether you want to try authentic Emirati food or branch out and try some of the many international cuisines available you will not be disappointed. Dubai is a foodie’s dreamland and it’s just waiting for you to take a bite out of it and experience all it has to offer.