What is it about Kebab as a dish that makes it so popular? With its origin tracing back to Turkey, the Middle East, and some parts of Asia this versatile delicacy has now been accepted in and improvised by every culture in the world. In Fact, you can go to any corner of the world and you'll find some version of Kebab that is popular amongst the natives and loved by all ('Gyro' in Greek, 'Shawarma' in Arabic, Kakori & Galauti in Hindi, to name a few). Well, I can't really say that I know the reason behind the popularity of Kebabs. Is it the aroma, the melt-in-your-mouth tenderness, or the juicy blend of distinct flavors I don't really know. But what I do know that Dubai definitely tops the list when we talk about the best Kebab serving destinations in the world.
With the reduction in restrictions, the most prominent Kebab serving restaurants in Dubai are finally opening their doors to welcome patrons once again with all necessary protocols in place. To further strengthen the safety of people while they enjoy their much-deserved dose of deliciousness, EazyDiner has launched the EazySafe+ Dining initiative- a comprehensive safety and sanitization protocol implemented on our partner restaurants in Dubai to ensure a stronger end-to-end control on hygiene as well as food quality. At EazyDiner your safety is our utmost priority and to safeguard your health and happiness here are a few Key Highlights of our new initiative, EazySafe+ Dining:
So, leave all your worries behind and get ready to enjoy a delicious feast of the juiciest, succulent, and delectable Kababs in Dubai:
Located at Century Plaza, Dubai, this casual dining restaurant offers authentic Indian cuisine along with food from the Middle East. The place is tastefully done with wooden interiors and beautiful chandeliers hanging from the ceiling in a white and blue theme. The place is quite spacious with a comfortable seating area.
Must-haves: Reshmi Paneer Tikka, Arabic Mix Grill, and Shami Kebab.
Cost for two: AED 150
Located in Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai, Aseelah features plush interiors which makes it perfect for a hearty meal with your family/friends. The restaurant specializes in Arabian and Emirati cuisine. Aseelah has quite a plump menu containing everything including an array of starters, refreshing salads, luscious mains, and a huge variety of some of the best kebab in Dubai.
Must-haves: Aseelah Mixed Platter (a combination of the chicken kebab, lamb kebab, and lamb kofta), and Chicken/Lamb Biryani.
Cost for two: AED 250
Also Read: 10 Best Indian Restaurants in Dubai
Quite high on the list of best restaurants in Dubai is Al Mandaloun serving authentic and delectable Lebanese food. The use of arches in the décor is a depiction of the Lebanese culture and traditions, accentuated by the ceiling lamps and hues of gold on the walls. Do try the in house hummus, which is incredibly smooth and creamy, and served with juicy pieces of meat.
Must-haves: Chicken Shish Taouk, Lamb Brochette, Kofta Kabab, Chicken Shawarma, and Kebab Kheshkhash.
Cost for two: AED 200
Located in the heart of Dubai at Business Bay, Kebab Grill 44 is a cheerful casual dining space. They are home to a large variety of kababs, grilled to perfection. A vegetarian might not want to miss out on the Mixed Vegetarian Platter, which is an amalgamation of all the vegetarian starters. For a non-vegetarian, Rogan Josh, a Kashmiri delicacy is a must-try. One might want to opt for their fuss-free combos, which are a great value for money.
Must-haves: Paneer Kathi Kebab, Chicken Kathi Kebab, and Mix-Grill Kebab Platter.
Cost for two: AED 80
A quiet serene restaurant in Dubai, Barjeel Al Arab is an ideal pick for when you want to try out authentic Emirati cuisine. The outdoor seating option can also be explored, especially in the evenings to enjoy the spectacular views of the Dubai creek.
Must-haves: Spiced Minced Lamb Kebab, Shish Taouk, Shish Kebab, Kofta Kebab, and Baklava.
Cost for two: AED 120
Located in Mankhool, Bur Dubai. This is a high-end restaurant & cafe, specialized in the finest Lebanese cuisine with an original and innovative design. The menu is prepared by Lebanese chefs who serve you a wide variety of cold & hot appetizers, barbeque & seafood, fajita & pasta, and a succulent selection of kebabs as well as a variety of traditional desserts.
Must-haves: Mixed Grill (assortment of Kebabs), Fattoush Salad, and Chicken Shawarma Sandwich.
Cost for two: AED 95
Well, the name of this place speaks for itself! Situated at Howard Johnson, Kebab Korner is a great place you should head to when you are in the mood for some really great Kebabs. This is the place where you get the best of both worlds because besides delicious Kebabs their all-encompassing menu features flavorful Indian delicacies as well.
Must-haves: Kebab Platter (assortment of Kebabs), Methi kababs, Tandoori Chicken, and Kulfi Falooda.
Cost for two: AED 200
This Lebanese restaurant gives you a clear view of the Dubai Marina and is perfect to enjoy a cup of coffee or a drink with bae. The warm and comfortable ambiance makes it a decent place to dine. Besides their selection of kebabs, Potato with Garlic and Hummus with Meat are good options for appetizers. Their menu is quite extensive and also features quite a few Italian as well as other international preparations.
Must-haves: Fried Kebab, Grilled Kabab, Falafel, and Lamb Biryani.
Cost for two: AED 140
The ambiance of this place might be simple but the delicious food is what makes it a must-visit. The place is huge with a comfortable seating area. Barbecue Delights specializes in Indian, Pakistani, and Afghani cuisine. From lip-smacking curries to their world-famous kebabs and grills, each dish will ensure you a flavorsome experience of this place.
Must-haves: Reshmi Kebab, Chicken Behari Kebab, Afghani Chicken Kebab, Peppered Chicken Steak, and ‘Royal Kabuli Pulao
Cost for two: AED 120
If you ever find yourself craving for authentic Mughlai cuisine, head straight to this beautifully designed restaurant in Dubai. Saleem’s that takes you to the crowded narrow streets of Chandni Chowk in Delhi. The interiors are sophisticated with an elegant touch. Their walls are adorned with portraits of Delhi’s monuments that are reminiscent of the Mughal era in India. The rich food transports you to the erstwhile royal era.
Must-haves: Bhatti Ka Murgh, Mutton Burrah Kabab, and Murg Musallam
Cost for two: AED 110
Gargi Bisht is an event copywriter/conceptualizer turned writer currently working with EazyDiner Pvt. Ltd. Compulsive eater, book hoarder, dog lover and pop culture enthusiast with an innate love for storytelling. Usually the quietest person in the room, Gargi is an introvert who loves her own company. When not eating, can be found in front of her laptop watching movies. Knows a thing or two about art and literature.