Dubai is the best place to sample all types of Gulf and Middle Eastern cuisines, especially Iranian, Lebanese and Arabic food. There are also a lot of eateries serving Indian and Pakistani foods.
One Indian restaurant I would like to recommend is New Novelty Restaurant. It is located in quite a contrived location just outside Al Ras Metro station.
MAP SHOWING AL RAS METRO STATION
NEW NOVELTY RESTAURANT
EARLY LUNCH CROWD
This restaurant is very small…at most it can only accommodate 10 patrons.
NIK ENJOYING LUNCH
The restaurant’s specialty is lamb biryani and lamb korma. I tried both. Both deserved a 5.5 star rating. The only tastier lamb biryani I have tasted is in New Delhi.
Another must-eat cuisine is the camel’s steak. The restaurant famous for serving this dish is Barjeel Al Arab Restaurant in the Heritage Village which is just outside Al Ghubaiba Metro station.
POSTER OF THE CAMEL MEAT DISHES
CAMEL TENDERLOIN STEAK
NIK ENJOYING THE STEAK
THE BILL FOR CAMEL STEAK & TEA
Camel meat has, for centuries, been a feature of traditional nomad recipes as a result of its ability to survive in the very arid conditions of the Arabian Peninsula. This is my first time eating camel meat..it was a bit tough, chewy and wild tasting…worth a 5 star rating.Although camel meat is similar to beef in taste, it has a reputation for being extraordinarily tough. How the chef transforms it into a soft and tender patty remains a closely guarded secret.
The price tag of 83 Dirham ( USD 23 ) is a bit expensive. Nonetheless its worth a try.