As a region that caters to vast numbers of travellers, Dubai offers visitors every kind of cuisine with the exception of anything that includes pork as it is a city in a Muslim country. Chicken, lamb, beef and even camel are the predominant meats used in traditional dishes in Dubai and are usually quite heavily spiced.
Shawarma is readily available and, although it is considered fast-food, is delicious, consisting of slices of meat, carved from a rotating skewer with salad, chilli sauce and mint yoghurt. Street food is also very popular and is relatively cheap, which is a blessing in a city known for its extravagance.
Combining influences from India, Pakistan and the Middle East means that there are a lot of different curries served with generous portions of rice, which can be found across the city. Sweet treats such as mint tea and baklava are a great way to round off a meal.
Safe eating while travelling in Dubai
Travellers are unlikely to have any problems with food in Dubai, however, the local cuisine contains a lot of spice so you might want to check how spicy something is with your waiter before ordering it.