Though one needs to obtain a license to drink from the privacy of your own home in UAE, fortunately, the same doesn’t hold true to trying these authentic eats of the Emirati world.
Hummus, Falafel, and Kebabs have made it on the menu of every Middle Eastern restaurant in the world. Though they are tempting, for obvious reasons we are going to leave that behind and leap into the unknown.
Remember, while sugar-laden breakfast cereals are popular in many cultures, In many parts of the world, breakfast is a warm, savory meal.
1) Ghuzi (National Dish)
Also called Khuzi is a solid chew made from whole-roasted lamb or mutton and is often served on kebab skewers with vegetables and hazelnuts over rice. It is easily one of the most popular dishes in Dubai because it is considered a whole meal in itself. It’s also the national dish of the United Arab Emirates, which means any trip to the area without Ghuzi is an incomplete one. Once you’re ready to venture into more unfamiliar ground, start by trying Khuzi or Ghuzi. Restaurants in Dubai serve authentic versions of this dish in single or to-share portions so you can enjoy the complete meal either by yourself or with your fellow travelers.
2) 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 generally served during Ramadan, Eid, Wedding, and special occasions. Even though Harees was once a traditional dish made at Arab homes, nowadays one can find it on the menu of Arabic restaurants in the Middle East countries. It is served either alone as a main dish or as a side dish with all the other goodies. The “Harees” grain is wheat berries in English and can be made with either lamb or chicken.