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) #1,087 of 9,123 Restaurants in Dubai $$ - $$$ Middle Eastern
Festival Area, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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1 week ago
“Great authentic Emirati food for a westerner”
23 Nov 2016
“The real deal”
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Middle Eastern
$$ - $$$
Festival Area, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely restaurant despite being in a huge shopping mall. The restaurant itself is entered from the mall but faces the river and the "Imagine" sculpture and water/fire/laser display that happens every hour. Food was great except we got chicken instead of lamb for one dish...More

Thank Gingermegs55
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

If you look for a traditional gulf food don't miss this place . A bit crowded at weekends but its worth the wait . Prices is mid to high range , atmosphere and decoration is interesting and the food and deserts are great .

Thank Um Ayman A
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Every thing in this restaurant looks old and traditional The environment will takes you to the old ages Food is excellent and will servied

Thank عبدالعزيز ا
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

An amazing experience to try out the Emirates cuisine. Welcoming staff and great atmosphere and you have to wait more than a hour to get a table . Would go again to enjoy the food .

Thank Um Ayman A
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Setting is comfortable, servise is quick and professional. The food is delicious not greasy , tasty real khaliji food We went for lunch , had the fish and chicken makbous and for desert we had the lukaimat which was my favorite Must try 👍🏼

Thank Alfa A
Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were looking for an authentic Emirates meal. The food was excellent. We had mullet and local fish. There is not any alcohol available. Sit outside. One surprise was there were two male bathrooms and no female bathrooms.

Thank Heather F
Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

Not my first time, always loved the place and the food. Although im a native Emirati bit the experience in alfannar is so special that takes us back 50 years back to our old nice days. The minute you step in you are surrounded by...More

Thank Hind A
Reviewed 4 August 2015 via mobile

a very traditional place located in dubai festival city that offers emarati food, i enjoyed the meal, the service and the quality, i ll definitely go there again. plus its really close to the kreek which looks amazing at night.

Thank sarrarita
Reviewed 14 April 2014

The setting of this fine restaurant serving traditional regional dishes was a great surprise, since it is located in a new high-rise shopping and office development, on the bank of a canal near the inner harbor of Dubai. Outside, there are several rows of booths...More

Thank SeafarerRI
Reviewed 1 July 2013

this amazing traditionally designed restaurant is located in Dubai festival city. the most unique thing is the traditional touches, statutes, and wood works. it represents the traditional khaleeji food atmosphere and the food served is at very high quality ... it's a must for both...More

Thank Nasser Q
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08:30 - 23:30
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  • Address: Festival Area, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai
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