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Al Fanar Restaurant And Cafe

Canal Walk | Dubai Festival City Mall, Dubai 21994, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 232 9966
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  • Excellent59%
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CUISINES
Middle Eastern, Arabic, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Canal Walk | Dubai Festival City Mall, Dubai 21994, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to experience the real uae local food thin this is the one you will enjoy the food and the place I ordered machbos meat with rise and chicken Margoog The portion is big so don't order a lotMore

Thank Abdulwahab B
Al F, Guest Relations Manager at Al Fanar Restaurant And Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We thank you for that detailed reviews and we are taking each review from our customers as our basis for more improvements that have to be done regarding our services and cuisine. We are delighted to know that you had a wonderful time upon your...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was recommended to come here because I wanted to taste local food, and I am glad that I did! The atmosphere and the decorations were really good, and the food was very tasty. I will definitely visit again when I am in Dubai next.More

Thank nazbs
Al F, Guest Relations Manager at Al Fanar Restaurant And Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We thank you for that detailed reviews and we are taking each review from our customers as our basis for more improvements that have to be done regarding our services and cuisine. We are delighted to know that you had a wonderful time upon your...More

Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Beautiful food and great atmosphere, child friendly as well. Been there several times with family and friends. Will definitely be back, great place during Ramadan for Iftar as well.More

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Al F, Guest Relations Manager at Al Fanar Restaurant And Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

Thank you for taking time to share with us your recent good experience at our restaurant. It is good to know that you had a wonderful time upon your visit with us. Your comment is much appreciated, and we will do our very best to...More

Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Being there for dinner , ambiance is too good , interior is worth visiting ! Good service as well , grilled seafood was good , especially the shrimps. Not very expensive compared to other restaurants in the vicinity. Outdoor is perfect to watch the laser...More

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Al F, Guest Relations Manager at Al Fanar Restaurant And Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

We thank you for that detailed reviews and we are taking each review from our customers as our basis for more improvements that have to be done regarding our services and cuisine. We are delighted to know that you had a wonderful time upon your...More

Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Fantastic ambiance and Emirati food! Really enjoyed it, it's a rare opportunity to have good local food as there are so few quality local restaurants around!More

Thank Kim J
Al F, Guest Relations Manager at Al Fanar Restaurant And Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Thank you for taking time to share with us your recent good experience at our restaurant. It is good to know that you had a wonderful time upon your visit with us. Your comment is much appreciated, and we will do our very best to...More

Reviewed 19 April 2017

I visited Al Fanar several times before, but they surprise me every time for new things. I can tell that they are taking care of small details. Food quality is always good. Quantity is too much!! I always take my left over food to home....More

Thank dubaikojima
Al F, Guest Relations Manager at Al Fanar Restaurant And Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Thank you for taking time to share with us your recent good experience at our restaurant. We are so happy and glad that you had a wonderful time upon your visit. And it is our pleasure to serve you and give you the best Emirati...More

Reviewed 17 April 2017

Emirate traditional food with old and heritage design. The food is excellent. I liked Majbos and prawns.More

Thank yamim054
Al F, Guest Relations Manager at Al Fanar Restaurant And Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Thank you for taking time to share with us your recent good experience at our restaurant. We are so happy and glad that you had a wonderful time upon your visit. And it is our pleasure to serve you and give you the best Emirati...More

Reviewed 15 April 2017

I cook local food and know what how authentic Al Fanar food is. However what spoils the whole experience, is the miserable, terrible, atrocious, service. Having waited 45 mins for my food to be come and watching other guests who had arrived after me and...More

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Al F, Guest Relations Manager at Al Fanar Restaurant And Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Thank you for taking time to share with us your experience at our restaurant. Customer feedback is extremely important to us and so we have passed your comments to our Management and rest assured that they will look on it. We value your comments, and...More

Reviewed 7 April 2017

Everything is beautiful : the atmosphere, great local food (seafood yummy), huge portions (be careful!), tea, service. go and visit! enjoy the surroundings and dinner!More

1  Thank MalikaEp
Al F, Guest Relations Manager at Al Fanar Restaurant And Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2017

Thank you for taking time to share with us your recent good experience at our restaurant. We are so happy and glad that you had a wonderful time upon your visit. And it is our pleasure to serve you and give you the best Emirati...More

Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Placed in Dubai festival city (you can get there by abra from the station close to the creek metro station - 2aed/pers) , this place has great food, bit portions at medium prices (around 45-50 aed). I had the crumbled shark and it was delicious....More

1  Thank Victor J
Al F, Guest Relations Manager at Al Fanar Restaurant And Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2017

We thank you for that detailed reviews and we are delighted to know that you had a wonderful time upon your visit with us. We truly enjoy and feel honored to serve customer like you. You may also visit some of our branches in UAE...More

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Do you have Shisha ?
25 December 2016|
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Response from LilyChenTeli | Reviewed this property |
no , there is no shisha
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$14 - US$20
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
19:00 - 01:00
Monday
19:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
19:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
19:00 - 01:00
Thursday
19:00 - 01:00
Friday
19:00 - 01:00
Saturday
19:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Canal Walk | Dubai Festival City Mall, Dubai 21994, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai
  • Phone Number: +971 4 232 9966
  • E-mail
Description
With an ambience of Dubai in the 1960’s and with the taste of Authentic Emirati Cuisine, AL FANAR RESTAURANT and CAFE will revive the memories of Dubai when it was a small town on the shore of the Arabian Gulf.
From the moment you enter the restaurant, a bewildering scene greets you to see the very relaxed mood of the time-fragments of local scenes: A Bedouin tendering his flock of camel and goats; a donkey loaded with kerosene to feed the lamps of the town, an old Land Rover just parked ready to unload the goods from a long haul; the landscape dotted with tents and barasti huts where the locals spend lazy summer nights outdoors.
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