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Due to its unique and colourful history, Lebanese cuisine has become quite popular of all the Middle Eastern cuisines. Being ruled by Turks for decades, the cuisine itself went under a lot of change, which paved way for famous Lebanese dishes we know of today such as, kibbeh, baklava, laban and olive oil. And which city has the most Middle Eastern influence than Dubai? This global city though has various cultures nestled in its bosom, it has a special fondness for Lebanese fare, their regional cuisine. Every street and corner in Dubai is crammed with restaurants and bistros dealing exclusively in Lebanese cuisine. Let’s start exploring with ‘Barjeel Al Arab’ of Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa, a seaside bistro where you can relax over authentic Emirati cuisine within reasonable rates. Just opposite ambience can be found at ‘Air Lounge’, a lively good-looking lounge located at Regent Palace Hotel.
To sample good wholesome Lebanese meal with your family, ‘Byblos’ makes for an ideal option. Though not too fancy, the restaurant carries an array of grills, barbeque and seafood. For a little more upmarket experience ‘Escoba’ of Al Khaleej Palace Hotel offers the diners a smooth relaxing evening filled with traditional Lebanese fare to be enjoyed with live music. Part of stylish Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, at ‘Al Hadheerah’ one can have a traditional exotic Arabian evening in a luxurious outdoor setting, enriched by live performances and authentic Arabic fare. This place is highly expensive but very romantic as well. ‘Bazerkan’ is an old-fashioned dining space that is formally but charmingly decorated. This sprawling restaurant is popular with families and in-house guests of Capitol Hotel.
Carlton Palace Hotel’s lively nightspot ‘Al Diwan’ is a buzzing family style dining restaurant that keeps its guests entertained with belly dancing performances, live music, upbeat ambience and a fantastic, even if a little expensive, traditional Lebanese menu. ‘Al Qasr’ is a posh formal dining space with tasteful furnishings, sought after with families and businessmen alike. Their lavish, expensive traditional Lebanese menu is delicious and worth every penny. Authentic Lebanese food doesn’t come cheap but at ‘Qutoof Restaurant and Café’ one can feast of traditional Emirati fare for pocket-friendly prices. The décor is casual and ideal pit stop for hotel guests on troll. ‘Awtar’ comes with an opulent formal dining space where ceiling is shaped like a tent that gives the diners an exotic Arabian dining experience.