10 Shawarma Places in Dubai To Get The Authentic Taste!
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Dubai Shawarma Places

1. Al Mallah
2. Al Ijaza Cafeteria
3. Al Safadi
4. Belad Al Sham
5. Allo Beirut
6. Ikea 
7. Laffah
8. Al Hallab
9. Tasty Burger
10. Jabal Al Noor

From cafeterias to high end restaurants, there is no shortage of places to find good shawarma in Dubai. Although a traditionally Lebanese dish, this bread and meat delicacy has now taken charge of the country’s culinary scene. Whether it is the meaty deliciousness that attracts you, or the softly sweet pita that wraps around it, the shawarma is now a popular favorite among all.

The cost of shawarma in Dubai differs from one place to another, and budget as well as luxury eaters alike will face no problem finding the right place for themselves. Whether it be the pocket friendly deliciousness served at Belad Al Sham or Al Ijaza cafeteria, or the fine dining experience offered at Al Hallab restaurant, each shawarma is prepared with the utmost care and most nutritious ingredients. Some restaurants, such as Laffah or Allo Beirut, also add personal twists to the preparation.

Here is the list of some best shawarma places in Dubai:

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Al Mallah

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The roots of Al Mallah go way back to 1979, when the humble food joint was born as a juice stall in the streets of Dubai. Today, the restaurant is one of the most sought after places to get shawarma in Dubai. The airy roadside setting makes it a popular joint among youth groups and passerbys. Apart from its shawarma varieties, Al Mallah also serves falafel and other Arabic and Lebanese dishes.

The restaurant remains open till the hourly hours of the morning.

Location:  Al Dhiyafa Road - Al Hudaiba - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Timings: Thursday: 07.00 AM- 03.00 AM
                Friday: 09.00 AM- 03.00 AM
                Saturday- Wednesday: 07.00 AM- 02.30 AM

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Al Ijaza Cafeteria

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Al Ijaza’s cafe style setting makes it a popular hang out among students and those looking to eat at budget prices. However, it’s affordable menu hardly defeats the fact that Al Ijaza is among the most sought after places to go to for shawarma in Dubai.

The spread here is wholesome and freshly prepared, with a staff that is waiting to cater to your every demand. It is best to arrive in the early evening, for the seats here get booked out quickly.

Location: Shop Number 1, Jumeirah-1, Beach Road, Near Mercato Shopping Mall - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Timings: 09.00 AM- 03.00 PM on all days of the week

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Al Safadi

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Initially a small shop, Al Safadi has now grown into one of the most dominating restaurant chains serving shawarma in Dubai. The modern, chic decor of the restaurant is almost as inviting as its menu, which offers an eclectic variety of Lebanese dishes.

Along with its shawarma, Al Safadi is also well known for its Lebanese sweets. Apart from its dine-in and takeaway services, the restaurant features a shisha lounge as well.

Location: 127 Sheik Zayed Road - Trade Center - DIFC - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

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Belad Al Sham

 Friendly on the pockets, Belad Al Sham is one of the best budget places selling shawarma in Dubai. Other fares at the restaurant include a fine assortment of Lebanese meals and dessert, and the manakish is a big hit here as well.

The restaurant is a popular dinner spot, and arriving early would be best in order to secure a seat.

Location: Nasbatha building, Near Free zone Metro Station - Al Twar 1 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Timings: 09.00 AM- 01.00 AM on all days of the week

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05

Allo Beirut

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Allo Beirut opens early in the morning, and shuts late at night- and serves some of the best shawarma in Delhi around the clock. The warm, quirky decor of the restaurant serves to make one feel right at home here. The menu at Allo Beirut puts a modern twist on traditional Lebanese street food, promising to whisk one right to the streets of Beirut.

The restaurant doubles up as a bakery as well, serving a fantastic variety of desserts and sweet bread.

Location: Hessa St - Al Barsha - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Timings: Sunday- Wednesday: 06.00 AM- 03.00 AM
                Thursday- Friday: 06.00 AM- 04.00 AM
                Saturday:  06.00 AM - 02.30 PM

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Ikea

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Nestled within Dubai Festival City, Ikea is a specialty Swedish restaurant serving a plethora of dishes, including but not limited to preparations of shawarma. From snacks to full blown meals, the restaurant is well known for all its fares, and remains busy throughout the day.

The menu at Ikea contains a number of vegan and vegetarian dishes as well, making sure everyone leaves their tables satisfied. Ikea restaurant also features a bistro, serving light items and beverages.

Location: Mall - Crescent Dr - Dubai Festival City - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Timings: Sunday to Wednesday: 09.00 AM- 10.30 PM
               Thursday: 09.00 AM- 11.30 PM 
               Friday: 08.00 AM- 11.30 PM 
               Saturday: 08.00 AM- 10.30 PM

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Laffah

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 Set on one of Dubai’s busiest streets, Laffah is known for its down to earth Lebanese delights. The most popular dishes served here include meaty burgers, shawarmas and roasted chicken. All dishes here are seasoned with Laffah’s special sauce, making them stand out against the shawarma served at other food joints.

Those considering taking their shawarma home can also purchase by the kilogram!

Location: 36 28th St - Deira - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Timings: 11.00 AM- 03.00 AM on all days of the week

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Al Hallab

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Now a popular restaurant chain, Al Hallab is known to serve some of the best shawarma in Dubai. The restaurant began as a little bakeshop run by Ghassan Al Hallab in the late 19th century in Tripoli, Lebanese. With Al Hallab’s signature sweets gradually gaining popularity, the restaurant’s roots spread across the borders of the Middle East.

Today, Al Hallab is known for fine Lebanese dining, dishing up a variety of savory meals along with its sweet dishes. Among the four restaurants in Dubai, Al Hallab also has a special seafood joint called All Hallab BAB EL BAHR.

Locations: Al Gahroud, Dubai Mall, Mall of the Emirates, MRB Boulevard in Downtown Dubai

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Tasty Burger

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The Tasty Burger cafeteria may deceive you with its humble looks, but the dishes it serves are sure to leave you wanting for more. The menu here includes a variety of Lebanese and international street food, including burgers, shakes and shawarma.

Seating here is modest, and takeaway is the best way to enjoy the food at Tasty Burger. The cafeteria remains open throughout the day, and is a popular hangout for midnight snackers.

Location: Khalid Bin Al Waleed Rd - Al Mankhool - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

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Jabal Al Noor

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If you want to explore the local cuisine without spending a considerable amount, Jabal Al Noor would be just the right place for you. The cafeteria and restaurant offers a variety of dishes and beverages, all freshly prepared and served in generous portions.

Apart from its delicious shawarma, Jabal Al Noor also serves biryani, sweet bread, and other Middle Eastern preparations.

Location: Shop # 4, Building C11, Madinat Khalifa A, Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi

Timings: Sunday, Wednesday and Friday: 08.00 AM- 12.30 AM
               Saturday and Tuesday: 08.00 AM - 12.00 AM
               Monday and Thursday: 08.00 AM- 01.00 AM

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  1. Which are the best places for shawarma in Dubai?

    1. Al Mallah: Offering some of the finest shawarma in Dubai at pocket-friendly rates, Al Mallah tops our chart here. The pita bread here is deliciously soft, making for half the charm. The restaurant is also well known for its falafels and Lebanese desserts.

    2. Al Safadi: Al Safadi is quite famous when it comes to shawarma in Dubai, serving modern twists on the traditional delight. Here, sweet and savory breads are combined with a variety of meat to produce unique flavors. The other Lebanese dishes at Al Safadi are a must-try as well.

    3. Al Hallab: Al Hallab is not just a popular shawarma joint, but one of the best fine dining restaurants in Dubai as well. The menu here boasts of traditional Lebanese meals originating in Tripoli, along with its own selection of sweet dishes.

    4. Al Ijaza Cafeteria: Dubai’s cafeteria culture is known for its warm, communal vibe, and when it comes to shawarma, ijaza cafeteria stands out as one of the top places to visit in the country. 

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  2. What are the famous foods in Dubai?

    1. Al Harees: A traditional preparation, Al Harees is served generally during festivities such as Eid or weddings. Cooked in a pot, the dish is prepared out of wheat and meat and baked to perfection.

    2. Shawarma:
    Although Lebanese in origin, shawarma has grown into one of the most popular dishes in Dubai. This meat-based delicacy includes thin  slices of meat wrapped inside a roll of soft pita bread or similar, usually accompanied with some vegetables and light sauces.

    3. Chelo Kabab:
    Although named after the kabab, Chelo Kabab is a full meal in itself. The dish consists of slow cooked basmati rice served with a few pieces of the delicious eponymous kabab. Some places even throw an egg and vegetables into the mix.

    4. Manousheh:
    A Middle Eastern style Pizza, the Manousheh is a lot like the shawarma. The dish consists of a variety of zesty, pickled vegetables wrapped in dough bread. Although some restaurants tend to serve it, Manousheh is most popular as a street.

    5. Iranian Sangak:
    The Sangak is another one of those dishes that, although originating outside Dubai, is now highly popular here. The sangak is an Iranian flatbread served with lentils or vegetables.

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  3. What is the cost for shawarma in Dubai?

    The cost of one shawarma differs from restaurant to restaurant, and there is no fixed price that one can quote. Standard shawarmas are priced between AED 6 to AED 10 in most places. Luxury restaurants may charge higher rates, going as high as AED 28 per plate.
  4. What is the best time to visit Dubai?

    The best time to visit Dubai is between the months of November and April when the country experiences winter. The cool weather during this time makes it ideal for sightseeing and other experiences, including food tours.

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