The United Arab Emirates (UAE) comprises of seven emirates and is one of the most vibrant and innovative places in the world. What’s more – the variety of cuisine on offer is one of the many reasons food bloggers and tourists who enjoy good food flock to this magical place.
The UAE is made up of people from all over the world, with the Emirati population only accounting for around 11%. Many people move to the UAE for business opportunities or a different lifestyle, making it a cultural of hotbed that includes restaurants who serve up delicious food from across the globe. In this article we are going to take a look at four of the UAE’s popular restaurants and what they have to offer.
Nobu at Atlantis, The Palm in Dubai
If you’re fond of sushi and Sake, Nobu, a restaurant in Dubai, is the place to indulge in all things Japanese. Nobu serves up the best Japanese cuisine with a twist, infusing Japanese style with cutting edge South American influences that will tantalize your taste buds. The restaurant has an amazing atmosphere and is set in an attractive space, offering a dining experience that you are sure never to forget. The restaurant’s signature dish is Miso-Marinated Black Cod, and your visit to Nobu would not be complete without tasting it. What’s more, Nobu has a sushi bar where you can indulge in your favourite dishes, as well as Sake (which no Japanese restaurant would be complete without), and Lobster Quinoa Ceviche. The restaurant also offers a High Brunch which is filled with their most famous specialities and sweet desserts.
Lebanese Flower in Abu Dhabi
Situated just a short walk from Al Hosn Fort amongst a group of Middle Eastern snack, grill and pastry outlets is the Lebanese Flower. As you might have already guessed, it’s a Lebanese restaurant, and their menu is drool-worthy. When you arrive you will be greeted with a salad, bread and hummus selection. The moment you take your seat you will be given a menu which includes the likes of mezze platters made up of traditional Lebanese favourites, such as chicken livers, fried halloumi and tabouli, as well as shawarma plates and mixed grill platters that are both authentic and delicious. From the outside, it might just look like a normal shawarma restaurant, but we can assure you that once you are inside you will enjoy sumptuous Lebanese food like you have never experienced before.
Bukhara at the Kempinski Hotel in Ajman
Bukhara is a regally rustic restaurant, located at the Kempinski Hotel in Ajman, serving up delicious Indian fare that is prepared in a live Tandoori kitchen for all of their guests to see. Their menu is full of authentic Indian cuisine that will have you struggling to make a decision. One of their signature meat-free dishes is Dal Bukhara, which is spicy lentils. If you would prefer a meatier dish, at the top of their tandoori meals is their succulent Murgh Malai Kebab. To add to the whole experience, Bukhara urges their customers to dig in with their hands – with help from a nice warm, fresh naan- and forget about cutlery. What’s more, their beautifully crafted interior will make you feel as if you have been transported to the Indian peninsular, only adding to its warm, enjoyable and welcoming atmosphere.
Pesto Restaurant at Al Hamra Golf Club in Ras Al-Khaimah
Pesto Restaurant is a New Modern Italian authentic restaurant serving up authentic and original Italian cuisine. You can expect to find fresh handmade pasta and pizzas topped with a wide selection of toppings and sumptuous sauces, as well as a selection of other Italian favourites made from classic recipes that were passed down through generations of the Chef’s Italian family. To gain more insight into their menu, think flavour-packed porcini ravioli or a rack of lamb encrusted in pistachios.
The atmosphere is casual and energetic, and you can tuck into your delicious meal while taking in the breath-taking views of the creek and end off your visit with shisha on the upstairs terrace.
The UAE’s restaurant scene is continuously growing, with more and more restaurants opening their doors every year. Travellers will find a variety of great quality restaurants who cater for every taste, making it one of the best places to travel to if you prefer to explore a country through your stomach.