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“Arabian Gulf Food”

Al Fanar Restaurant And Cafe
Ranked #524 of 10,059 Restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$14 - US$20
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: With an ambience of Dubai in the 1960’s and with the taste of Authentic Emirati Cuisine, AL FANAR RESTAURANT and CAFÉ 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.
Reviewed 16 June 2014

Nestled in festival city mall a true gem. If you haven't tried local gulf food, you should give this place a try. Delicious food and excellent value. Authentic and tastes homemade. Service is excellent as well.

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Thank wo99
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

I went for dinner, and I ordered the arabian lamb laham with rice, and it was so good, and very well served, the price is really good, very nice staff.

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Thank Sofball23
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Reviewed 12 April 2014 via mobile

First time i been to Al Fanar
Was with my emirati friend
After i went there twice
Last ine in Ramadhan last year
I enjoy thier harees and thareed
And some old time sweets
I do not knowif i will go there again
But it is good for try

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3  Thank bnghanem
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Reviewed 14 March 2014

This restaurant is great to try local cuisine ( don't go if you are fussy or don't like to try things)
We were seated outside in one of the floor seating tents very Arabian it added to our experience but u can sit where you want .
The menu is full of chicken, fish and meat dishes with rice and breads. Loads of traditional mild and flavoursome foods to try( very similar to Indian food) this is a very busy place.
We ate chicken byrianiii type meal. Portions are massive loads of rice .
Try local tea, ginger or peppermint made perfectly . We also tried the local desserts.
The staff were courteous and helped us chose between desserts as we wanted to try the most popular to local people.
Please dress respectively of the local customs as it's a local place, many local people dine there and it's polite to respect the customs. Nothing will be said but it's nice to remain polite. Although Dubai is very tolerant don't push it.
Three course meal for two including tea and soft drinks came to approx £40
Just give it a go.

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Thank palcol
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Reviewed 10 February 2014

If you want to discover the emirates cuisine in one place just go to al fanar, they had a full menue of authentic emirates food start from breakfast till diner including emirates dessert and hot & cold drinks.

Beside all that excellent menue, outstanding original emirates atmosphere in the decoration and nice sitting desig ( indoor & out door ) also the orignal dess that the waiters wear.

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Thank unique_1111
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