Top 5 Dubai Restaurants: Scrumptious Shawarma

Everyone loves a good sandwich wrap, and if there is one that we innately think about when we think of Middle Eastern cuisine, it is undoubtedly shawarma! Shawarma is a dish in Middle Eastern cuisine consisting of meat cut into thin slices, stacked in a cone-like shape, and roasted on a slowly turning vertical rotisserie or spit. Originally made of lamb or mutton, today’s shawarma may also be chicken, turkey, beef, or veal – pair these with some garlic or tahini sauce, pickles, and french-fries, and we guarantee it will be one of the most mouthwatering things you’ve ever tasted! Keep reading to find out the top 5 restaurants in Dubai to get yourself some scrumptious shawarma right now.

Al Mallah

One of the most loved shawarma spots in Dubai is undoubtedly Al Mallah. With three locations around the city, Al Mallah is a popular choice for Shawarma lovers as well as several other distinct Middle Eastern dishes alike. This street-food-like vibe definitely sets the mood for what shawarma is known for and how it was originally sold – this shawarma experience is a must.

Al Safadi

Al Safadi is more of a sit-down restaurant and one of the most popular Lebanese spots in town. Their shawarma is delicious and authentic. With three different locations in the UAE, this spot is quite accessible to many people and their shawarma is unforgettable. Grab yours now as a wrap or a platter and dig in!

Operation Falafel

You were wrong if you thought this trendy Middle Eastern restaurant only sold falafel! From several Arabic dishes and cuisines to taste and try – we definitely recommend Operation Falafel’s shawarma. Whether you want it in a small wrap with pita bread or the larger, saj, if just can’t seem to get enough – Operation Falafel has got you covered.

Al Ijaza Cafeteria

Another casual cafeteria that is perfect for a late-night grab-and-go for all you shawarma lovers is Ijaza Cafeteria in Jumeirah. Made popular by the Emirati film ‘The City of Life,’ this cafeteria is always crowded – but, worry not, all you have to do is honk your car horn outside and the staff will be at your service!

Belad Al Sham

Never judge a book by its cover – this small street-corner restaurant has some of the best shawarma you can get your hands on. Named after The Levant – the mouthwatering smell of the roasted meats and juiciness of every bite of your choice of shawarma definitely does the region justice. Get yours now!

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