10 Hidden Gem Emirati Restaurants to Discover in Dubai
With Dubai Food Festival coming up, it's perhaps more evident now than ever that the Emirate has plenty of choice when it comes to dining. But among the options it can be difficult to figure out the good and the bad, however a recent poll solves that problem.
Over two weeks, foodie influencers voted online (3,485 of them!) to find the top 10 Dubai Hidden Gems. An initial shortlist of 50 was whittled down also using the rating on the food review websites used most in the UAE.
We are incredibly lucky to live in a multicultural city that offers us so much culinary diversity, however, sometimes we might not know about the smaller hidden treasures – this is why we created Hidden Gems as part of the Dubai Food Festival – to shine a light on these alternative restaurant choices which represent excellent value," Suhaila Ghubash, Director, Festivals and Events, Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment( DFRE), an, agency of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism), said. "We have also announced the top ten Emirati restaurants according to review ratings on Zomato and RoundMenu and we would now urge all residents and visitors to explore a new restaurant this Dubai Food Festival and support the varied culinary scene."
Check out the gallery to see where you should eat the next time you're in the area.