10 of Dubai’s best Lebanese restaurants
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Ibn Al Bahr Seafood Restaurant
Nothing locks you into a seafood meal quite like eating it on the water. Ibn Al Bahr is located right on the coast and provides superb views as you tuck into an eclectic menu of Lebanese classics.
Where: Club Vista Mare
Contact: +971 4 553 9575, website
Despite being located in a glorified food court on the top floor of a mall, this has long been a purveyor of high-quality and incredible fresh Lebanese foods. The kofta kebabs are a particular highlight, with plenty of lovely smoky char.
Where: Mall of the Emirates
Contact: +971 4 282 3388, website
Sharing is caring at Zahira, as the huge helpings are ideal for groups. Delicacies such as the lahem meshwi, hazelnut falafel and the baklava are not to be missed.
Where: The H Hotel
Contact: +971 4 501 8606, website
The brilliantly old-school Lebanese seafood place is like taking a walk back in time. From the murals of Byblos on the walls to the fish tanks in the middle, this place behind Lamcy Plaza offers delightful hospitality. And the way they cook the fish is second to none.
Where: Oud Metha
Contact: +971 4 335 0391
Abd El Wahab
Fabulous views from the top floor of Pier 7 aren’t the only attraction in this Lebanese seafood place. They also do all the basics really well, but the fishy twists on the classic sujuk are fantastic.
Where: Pier 7
Contact: +971 4 432 5772, website
This multi-award winning restaurant is well versed in delivering a typically warm Lebanese welcome alongside mouth-watering, and immaculately presented fare.
Where: Jumeirah Emirates Towers
Contact: +971 4 319 8760, website
OK, technically it’s a Lebanese-Armenian eatery, but it’s inclusion on this poll is justified since it nails the traditional fare of Lebanon with aplomb. Go for the shish tawook, but stay for the lively ambience.
Contact: +971 4 338 7772, website
It’s the cheap and cheerful option, yes, but this Greens institution is a great spot for getting your tasty chicken livers and homemade desserts. The kid’s menu will also please the little ones too.
Where: The Greens
Contact: +971 4 361 7755
Melding modern surroundings with the type of hearty Lebanese dishes that have been passed down for decades, Ayamna is a great venue for all. You must try their baked puff pastries when you go there.
Where: Atlantis, The Palm
Contact: +971 4 426 2626, website
Al Qasr Restaurant
A stunning restaurant that is as much about the excellent live entertainment that includes musical performances and belly dancers, as it is about the sumptuous food.
Where: Dubai Marine Resort & Spa
Contact: +971 4 346 1111, website